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Monastery Restaurant

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443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Monastery on a Sunday evening. It wasn't too crowded but reservations are highly recommended. We ordered the Venison Sauerbraten which was one of the chef's special and the stuffed cabbage. Both were excellent but the Venison was the best I've ever had. The waitress was very polite and accomodating. We will definetly return soon.

Thank MomDof3
New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple fare quality ingredients well prepared. The cheese spread served with warm bread is a nice touch.

Thank Leenarino
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very nice dinner with my wife and sister. Waitress was great, cordial, new the menu inside and out and her recommendations were truly appreciated and right on. Excellent assortment of Eastern European meat dishes I had a schnitzel al Holstein (great sauce with capers and an egg on top!) . My wife, a pork dish which she also... More 

Thank Mario C
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $30
European, German, International, Czech, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?