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“Great food, but staff is stuffy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Four Square Restaurant - CLOSED

Four Square Restaurant
Price range: $41 - $80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Pickett Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food, but staff is stuffy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We came to Four Square after reading big time reviews and we were celebrating a big event. The food was fabulous. Wine choices were awesome. Just couldn't get past the staff being pretty stuffy. I wish they would relax and smile and chat a little bit more. We may come back and try it once again. The house/building is gorgeous. I mentioned it to one of the staff members and they just said 'thanks' instead of giving me a little history. I guess I expect a bit more southern charm.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Indianapolis, In
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“I had order envy when my husband out-ordered me”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

but overall, this was a great restaurant with fresh, local ingredients and a nontraditional offering. I appreciated the use of nontraditional ingredients (such as curried cauliflower and red bean ice cream), along with staples such as steak and roasted fingerlings and mushrooms. Probably enough choices for all, without having too many options that detracts from doing all well.

Visited June 2013
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Thank lemon.basil
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Sydney, Australia
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1,273 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
“A fantastic meal in historic surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

The food was excellent, the chef is inventive and very careful where his produce comes from. The Farm to Fork movement is alive and well and living in Durham. Five stars!

Visited April 2013
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Thank ThePackedBag
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Besides the excellent menu, the staff and chefs are so willing to find and prepare items to order, for special dietary needs, etc.
They have a wonderful atmosphere. The only drawback is that the place isn't enormous, so sign up early!

Visited May 2013
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Thank samuel j
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FourSquareNC, Social Media Manager at Four Square Restaurant, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
We're so glad that you had a good time and enjoyed your dinner! Thanks for mentioning our openness to work with dietary needs and personal tastes. We want everyone to have a great meal whether they are gluten free, salt restricted or just can't stand beets!
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Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Extraordinary dining in quaint home near Duke”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Absolutely tremendous local food locally sourced and well prepared. A nice touch on modern southern cooking

Visited April 2013
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