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“on par with fine dining in Europe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 99 Main Restaurant - CLOSED

99 Main Restaurant
99 Main St, Newport News, VA 23601-4039
757-599-9885
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
USA
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“on par with fine dining in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've eaten dinner here a few times and always been impressed, especially since this is Newport News and the food quality at 99 Main is on par with most fine-dining experiences you could have in a big city like London.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great surprise on a side street, extensive wine list,very eclectic menu,great service, The sea scallops were terrific,generous portions,make sure to leave room for dessert,if you are a chocoholic make sure to have the truffles

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Virginia
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255 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great meal and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

What a great find! Not only is the food outstanding, but the service is outstanding. We had Lindsey as our server and she was unbelievable. She was very knowledge about the menu, made EXCELLENT recommendations, and provided very attentive service.

Our food was top notch. The mussels were some of the best we have ever had. We both selected different items on the menu for our entrees and both were hits! The tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the paella was delicious. The desserts were outstanding. Try the truffles. If I say too much about them, then it will spoil the experience.

You will not be disappointed with this restaurant. Book your reservation now! We will be back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NC
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“always reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While service was a little slower than usual at my most recent visit, it was always superb at previous ones. The problem was something in the kitchen, but our server kept us informed and didn't charge for dessert.

Visited February 2014
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Yorktown, Virginia
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“How it should be done.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

With its superlative hosting, fine food & wine and cozy atmosphere, you'll feel like you're a Star when you are here. From the French Onion Soup to the Crisp Duck and Brussels to the Garlic Mussels in White Wine, 99 Main has shortage of ways to impress. Additionally, parking is convenient an reserved for the restaurant. Try the Bar area for a quiet, but very much social experience.

We sate mid-way in the restaurant and enjoyed the inside/outside ambiance ( the front wall of the restaurant is glass and it opens completely to expose the summer night. We were introduced the their own house wine "Six Grapes " and was immediately hooked.

Make sure that you stay for desert. I recommend Strawberry Almond Torte with Mascarpone cream, Butterscotch Crème Brulee or the peach cobbler.

You may want to order early in the meal, keeping in mind that some desserts are made to order - so time it perfectly, for the perfect evening meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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