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Green Onion

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1603 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1609
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've eaten here several times over the years. It is a PC restaurant that has an awesome mission statement for good, local and healthy food. The place is always hammered. But, I don't really get it. The food can be pricy and sometimes disappointing. Once I got lobster rolls that were flavorless and not worth eating. (Okay, I've been spoiled... More 

Thank Rick H
Norfolk, Virginia
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a groupon for $50 and still spent $43 more. Choices are limited if you don't like seafood or duck. I chose the Petit Filet and was so disappointed. My husband cooks better steak! The "bacon infused" didn't show up at all and the mashed potatoes tasted like they came from a box. The asparagus was the best thing on... More 

Thank shurwitz
Zurich, Switzerland
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

You cant go wrong with the Green Onion. Whether its dinner or brunch...meals have always satisfied here. This review is easy: we've not had a bad meal here ever. Recommendations: Wednesday nights is all you can eat moules-frites. Brunch...the fried cheese with fruits is surprisingly great. Why does the Green Onion stand out: they understand the potato.

Thank tiodeer
Virginia Beach
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Expecting a great meal, my wife and I visited the Green Onion for the first time last night. We immediately noticed that the restaurant was nearly empty and it remained this way throughout our dinner. The waitress was very nice, but untrained. The bottle of wine we selected was excellent, but that was the end of our enjoyment. The "Petite... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal before a conference. The food was outstanding. We each ordered an appetizer that was more than enough for dinner. My fried green tomatoes, topped with crab, were delicious. We'll be back.

Thank GAgirls2
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I went to the Green Onion 2 weeks ago and it was so amazing! The staff were wonderful and the food was so delicious! This was a perfect date night and I cant wait to come back!

Thank Kelli L
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We had a Groupon and had a wonderful dinner here--the food is delicious. However, it is really pricey. If you have a lot of money or some form of coupon I highly recommend it, because it really was good! It's a wonderful atmosphere, too, and we had great service.

Thank annikaj923
Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Against my better judgment I ate here for lunch. The menu is small and pricey so I ordered a simple BLT for $9. It was smashed w/ shredded lettuce and crumbled bacon...the fries were outstanding. There was only 1 Choice for Wine by the Glass $9 otherwise you have to buy a bottle. My friend ordered flank steak over macaroni... More 

Thank jwalker11
Springfield, Virginia
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495 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here. Both appetizers were superb, especially the mussels. Each of our three main courses were equally tasty and presented nicely. The service was excellent. However, there was a very small selection of beers, and no beer that was not a craft beer. If you wanted a Bud or a Yuengling, you were out of luck.... More 

Thank authored
Norfolk, Virginia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We went around the holidays last year and it was unusually warm out so we were able to sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy a yummy brunch! The style of the inside is like something you would see in a Paris bistro, pretty paintings and comfy sofa's but nice formal tables that dress it up too. Our server was... More 

Thank Diane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1603 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-963-1200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?