EAT is a cosy little ocean front place, at 40th and Atlantic, a location best suited to the off season when traffic and tourists are at an ebb. Parking is tight - so plan ahead.
The menu is comfortable with classic Virginia Beach fare, Oysters Rockafeller (an awesome version), crabcakes, oyster stew (quite good), shrimp n grits (good enough for a tired recipe I suppose) a steak or two, and fish. Every on-menu item I saw and tasted - looked and tasted great. Well done Chef.
Trouble looms however on the specials blackboard. A starter of house cured Gravlax was overly mild - and lacked traditional touches such as a mustard dill sauce. The entirely washed out flavor of this fish was married with a dollop of flavorless creme fraiche and a sliced radish. Bleh. Boring. Another starter of grilled octopus over not quite cooked gigante beans with grilled chorizo slices was on the other end of the flavor scale and was quite tasty but unreasonably tough. Chef, if you're going to serve octopus and gigante beans, please learn how to cook them until done - it's not difficult, at all.
From my experience, I suggest that you ditch the specials and stick to the menu with dishes which the kitchen prepares over and over again with a great degree of success.
Service was attentive and appropriately friendly.
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