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Eat-An American Bistro

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$$$$
Northeast Virginia Beach
American, International, Contemporary
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4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
+1 757-965-2472
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Francis C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank BigBobBritton
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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.

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Thank Amber L
Norfolk, Virginia
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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 

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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 

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Thank MedIcally
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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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.

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Thank Paul B
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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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 

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Thank Katie C
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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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Thank NoVAFamilyof4
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Great atmosphere friendly staff and food was off the charts. My friends had rockfish which they devoured and I had the wonderful and tasty beef tenderloin. Definitely we will be back!! So glad we found this little gem!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $30
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?