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Monastery Restaurant

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443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Had a perfectly lovely lunch here. Food was very good and staff was attentive but not overly so. Would be a great place for a a small event or private party.

Thank mbl00m
Norfolk, Virginia
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

An unadvertised gem of downtown dining. Pan-European menu with consistent quality. Excellent veal dishes and complex flavors. You cannot go wrong with any menu choice.

Thank Rick H
Loudon, Tennessee
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117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I was there with a group on a bus tour. When we arrived they were ready and waiting to serve us. The service was wonderful and so was the food. The bread and cheese tray was the best!!!! Everyone had wonderful food that was freshly prepared for us and some yummy desserts. I had the angel hair pasta in a... More 

Thank nestingdoll
Panama City Beach, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Found this place though the advice of a coworker. Having lived in Hampton Roads for 13 years (1991-1995, 2005-2013) I had never heard of this place. Boy did I miss out!! If you want genuine Central Europe cuisine, this is the place. German, Hungarian, Czeck, Slovak, and Serbian food at its homemade best. Everything is made from scratch and is... More 

Thank Marsh W
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My husband and I recently had dinner here and loved it! The ambiance is so old world and charming...the service was excellent and the food was amazing! I ordered bratwurst with sweet sauerkraut...I know, that sounds weird, right??? It was delicious... We also highly recommend the dessert fondue. It was rich, deep chocolate and was not too sweet--it was served... More 

Thank NCNewbie318
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect when i made reservations. The menu is eastern med which i am not totally familiar with but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was a little pricey for that type of cuisine but the wait staff was very attentive and made us feel like we were the only customers dining even thought the place... More 

Thank Mike J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Monastery Restaurant should be a top choice for those desiring impeccable service coupled with absolutely delicious delicacies, all hand-made by the Chez owners who put great pride and love into their fare. A+++++

Thank jpmorganre
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

VERY small, quaint, quiet restaurant. Great place to enjoy European comfort food and be able to enjoy the company you are with. Our server was VERY attentive, very polite and quick to answer our questions about the bar drinks and wine selections. The food was delicious and the variety is nice. We loved the bread, cheese and spread that came... More 

Thank Nancy G
Norfolk, VA
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Excellent food with a wide variety of entries. Old world cooking makes it rather a unique restaurant

Thank Ann G G
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I have been to The Monastery Restaurant twice in the past year. Both times, we had an excellent meal and excellent service. I have had the Serbian Goulash and the Brochettes. Both meals were very flavorful, just enough food, not too much. We also tried the Hot Apple Strudel and the Fruit Dumplings. Very tasty, not too sweet. I would... More 

Thank Julie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $30
European, German, International, Czech, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 17576258193

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?