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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
+1 757-965-2472
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Leesburg, Virginia
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I was driving down Atlantic Ave and noticed the sign for this restaurant. Since I was hungry, their name drew me in. The food did not disappoint. A very delicious crabcake with fingerling potatoes and asparagus presnted a wonderful dining option. Glad I stopped by.

Thank Navigator556
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

This is all about price and quality. First, when you list a 2014 wine, that is delivered as 2013 by the bartender and is actually 2015, it's not good, especially since the bottle price was higher than an alternative. Second, if you are selling a $30 plate it better be at least a $22 dollar plate, I'm not sure I... More 

Thank Francis C
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I love every aspect of Eat. The food is incredible hand prepared by a chef with serious talent. Then you add to that a world class mixologist working the bar and you've got a combination that is simply one of the best dining experiences I've ever enjoyed. I've eaten at Eat five times now and never been even slightly disappointed.... More 

Thank BigBobBritton
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was our first time at Eat, and I really love the concept of the menu. You can order whatever you want, whenever you want...don't forget the sorbet between a course! We had a fish dish, and the pork chop (the sides are awesome!), we also had blood orange sorbet, and bread pudding.

Thank Amber L
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My family and I went here for the first time to celebrate a birthday and we had a great time. Our server (Thank you, Will!) was knowledgeable and attentive and also made some fantastic suggestions for food and wine. Speaking of, the food was amazing and it's obvious that Eat's chef puts a great deal of thought into crafting a... More 

Thank Vera757
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This is my second review of this restaurant. We first visited several years ago and loved it then as well. For the first visit we had not made reservations (you need them!). They offered to seat us in the bar which we reluctantly did. Usually the service in a bar area isn't the best, but our servers took excellent care... More 

Thank MedIcally
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Love this place whether just stopping in for a cocktail or having a great dinner. Fun to sit in the bar if the restaurant is busy. Tends to be a bit noisy but most popular places are. Food is very good. Bar tender is awesome. Well worth a visit. Being locals we ride our bikes as parking can sometimes be... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Good food. Good drinks. Good atmosphere. My friends and I ate here after it was recommended by a fellow hotel patron. We were not disappointed. The appetizers were good, followed by delicious salads and then the meal. Don't forget desert. Everything was excellent.

Thank Paul B
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Menu is confusing, no parking, expensive. Came with a group of 7 for a bachelorette party. The drinks range from $11-$12, appetizers $9-$20, main dishes $17-$34. If you don't know what to get because the menu makes absolute no sense, order the Hasselhoff. It's a 14oz waygu beef burger served with skinny fries and truffle mayo-delicious! I ordered the "Ants... More 

Thank Katie C
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We visit EAT on a regular basis when we visit the beach (even though this is my first review) but now with recent gluten free dietary constraints for one of our family were unsure of how well they would do. I called ahead and asked. They said they could handle us. They did very well. There is a single menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $30
American, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 757-965-2472

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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suburban washington d.c.
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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?