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Omar's Carriage House

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313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
+1 757-622-4990
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Omar's Carriage House participated in Norfolk's Restaurant Week 2016. We decided on Omar's from the list of those participating in Restaurant Week and, are we glad we did. Such a cool atmosphere in Norfolk and the food was great from the appetizers through the entree and on to dessert! Make sure you give Omar's a try when in the area.

Thank lybggwen
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is a 1850 carriage house in downtown Norfolk that has quite a history. It was decorated nice and we went on Morracan Monday when they have special menu. All the food was excellent but the service is what made this dinner special. It has been a while since I have had service like this. Our waiter was so... More 

Thank Jeanne W
San Antonio, Texas
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here while traveling on vacation, because this place happened to be down the street from our hotel. The selection/options were good and the environment was very cozy. I had hoped we would make it back for Moroccan night before we left, but we didn't. Wish I lived close enough to go back.

1 Thank Sagicorn
Potomac, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had three meals at Omar's Carriage House this week while visiting the Tidewater area: I had lunch twice and then dinner. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and the ambience of this charming little restaurant was cozy and comfortable without being pretentious. The portions are ample while the prices are very reasonable. The wine list was extensive for... More 

Thank gerald1949516
Norfolk, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best things about Omar's was the service, location and atmosphere. The menu is more ambitious than the chef can accomplish, and both my wife and I found our respective entrees tastless, and mine was overcooked and unrecognizable as what I ordered. The evening was a success only because of the company and the important subject which was our purpose... More 

Thank Howard757
Lincolnshire England
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Came across the Carriage House whilst walking through the quite suburb roads of this lovely city. On entering we were taken by the ambience of the place - lovely and cosy, and a very warm welcome. We appeared to be the only English people dining, which in its self was quite a nice experience as it proved it wasn't a... More 

Thank ERG586
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little restaurant in downtown Norfolk, but the food is absolutely incredible! We had Sunday brunch and were very satisfied with everything. The decor is cute, the dining area is small and personal, the waitstaff is attentive and friendly, and the food was surprisingly inexpensive. The most expensive meal on the menu was a steak and eggs... More 

1 Thank Joseph D
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

One of the best happy hours around A good variety of food served in small but ample portions and a variety of wines served in a lovely environment

1 Thank Robert L
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

The carriage house from years ago has been converted to a restaurant. The trap door for the horse straw is still there and is open for all to see. The decor has nothing to do with being a carriage house but nicely done. Food was good. Steak was excellent. If you drink water, ask for a carafe.

Thank CalvertHiker
Norfolk Virginia USA
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was fresh, creative, and attractively presented. The service was attentive yet unobtrusive and efficient. This would best be described as casual elegant dining at a fair price. They always have something new to tempt me.

Thank Twowilliams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-4990
Located in the historic Freemason neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Omar's offers lunch, dinner and brunch in the charming atmosphere of an old, original Carriage House. Specializing in homemade salads, desserts, offering a wide range of meats and seafood and always offering specials on food and wine, Omar's is a must-visit in Norfolk!

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