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Eat-An American Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Northeast Virginia Beach
American, International, Contemporary
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4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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North Olmsted, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't too sure by its appearance but don't let that fool you! The service was outstanding, the food was amazing, large portions, very reasonably priced. My wife and I had dinner there last night and with a million restaurant choices in va beach we are going back tonight.

Thank Tom B
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the coquille St Jacques appetizer, as well as the escargot served over roasted bone marrow. The scallops were cooked to perfection, so much so, that the wife changed her pick of entrees to the scallop and grits (which she also loved). I don't know that I've had a better scallop than this appetizer! The escargot and marrow... More 

Thank Heston32
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While spending a week at the beach, you tend to tire of the same seafood items and are looking for something else. After reading reviews on TA, my wife and I decided to try this place. We were both blown away! Except for the seating right by the door with the AC blowing on me, I soon put that aside... More 

Thank Pmrings
Richmond, Virginia
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has become a regular for us when we visit. Food is exceptional and service is great. Make an online reservation with open table. Daily specials on the chalk board as well as items that are always available. Menu has good diversity without being too large. Oysters Rockefeller ate a must, very good. The classic wedge salad is also a... More 

Thank winskins
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming little restaurant could be easily passed by since it's nondescript exterior at the front of an old condo building is small and parking sparse but it is definitely worth seeking out. While the menu is not extensive the items are well thought out by the chef and prepared. We chose the deluxe charcuterie & cheese plate for an... More 

Thank RoxyAtPlay
Wellington, Florida
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485 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to "Eat" and was definitely impressed. It's a quaint restaurant, simplistic, that serves superb food. The type of place where you can easily hold a conversation without shouting. The bottle of South African Shiraz we embellished was more than reasonable at $28. We started with the Pistachio Goat Cheese Salad, $8.00. Spring mix, with, craisins, nuts, and warm pistachio... More 

Thank Stephen R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Eat is a great local restaurant, visited last night after years of absence and was very pleased. Had the Soft Shell special and it was fab (I think the best I have had, and I have had MANY!!! Lightly dusted and fried just perfect! Bedded on a Fave Bean succotash and shrimp and topped with a Crab Cake. Very nice... More 

Thank Cboy57
Riverview, Florida
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This place was not super easy to park at. After driving around a couple times I called to ask where the parking was for their resturant... You have to pay to park at one of the meters across they street because they don't have a parking lot. I went to try the brioche bread pudding for dessert, but they were... More 

Thank 508marissar
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not your average, boring restaurant... This place experiments with new twists on food in very pleasing ways... The waitstaff is very knowledgeable and helpful... Food delights... This was our second annual visit; we intend to come back again next year...

Thank Wiggleglass
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Went in for a snack but after seeing some of the food, wanted more. We had dirty poutine at the bar and drinks. The poutine was some of the best and we're part Canadian. The food and smells were enticing and the staff extremely friendly. The prices were reasonable for the food you got and the drinks reasonably priced. A... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $30
American, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-965-2472

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