100 Virginia Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere, Le Yaca
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, French
Neighborhoods:Richmond, Williamsburg
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
4,442 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great food and experience!
Most Booked in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Pretzel Bread

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,026 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
We went out for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. The food was great - he ordered the Ribeye steak and I ordered the Baja Shrimp pasta. Very nice place to check out. Our food arrivedRead more
Most Booked in Virginia
31 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Le Yaca

$$$$·French·
Williamsburg
6,740 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Always liked Le Yaca - noticed prices were increased to 50%. I believe this is understandable due to Covid but I thought 50% was too much. Food was good but could have been hotterRead more
Best Overall in Williamsburg
115 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Billy's Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
1,589 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had the Restaurant Week menu and the food was delicious. Our server was attentive and quick. Can't wait to go back.
Best Overall in Greater Roanoke
53 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,420 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Big party in main dining room
Romantic in Richmond
44 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Junction

$$$$·Southwest·
Charlottesville
357 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great meal and service, as usual—especially welcome at a difficult time
4 people mentioned the Cowboy Steak
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Short Pump

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,263 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Food was really good on my end. My husband said his burger was really dry. I highly recommend the lobster queso. It’s always delicious. The steak on my salad was tiny for the costRead more
Most Booked in Virginia
19 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,096 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
My wife and I dined at Tarrant's West last night. My wife ordered the Chicken Picatta, which she had not seen on the menu before, and was very pleased with it. I chose the Tilapia Read more
Great for Brunch in Richmond
11 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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Bravo Italian Kitchen - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
943 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Pre/post Theatre
Wonderful experience for my family
Kid Friendly in Virginia
5 people mentioned the Calamari

Aldo's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
3,147 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
Outstanding in all areas; quality of service, menu, atmosphere and value. Highly recommended.
Italian in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Veal Chop

Duners Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Charlottesville
1,308 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Duner’s was excellent, as always. Oysters, rockfish and duck were our choices. We arrived early and were accommodated.
American in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin

Hondos

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Glen Allen
2,359 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Absolutely the best lunch menu and venue in the area!
Great for Lunch in Richmond
72 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Stables

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
934 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Everything from the greeting to the hand crafted cocktails to the food and service was fantastic. I love lollipop lamb chops and try them any chance I get but these were hands downRead more
Best Service in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Cioppino
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Richmond

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
1,403 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
Best Ruth Chris I've ever been to. The ambiance of the building is remarkable.
Romantic in Virginia
13 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
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East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,290 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Was a nice cozy dinner in the enclosed room with the fireplace! Great food, awesome drinks and fantastic service from our waiter David! Octopus appetizer and Bubbly Fizz drinks Read more
Seafood in Virginia
35 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$·Seafood·
Midlothian
3,270 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
We have been enjoying the Boathouse for years! Last night was my boyfriend's request for his birthday and it was the BEST experience we have had to date! Our servers, Billy and PaiRead more
Scenic View in Virginia
28 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Casa Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
651 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Wonderful as usual!
Good for Groups in Richmond
5 people mentioned the Chicken Parmesan

Saltine

$$$$·Seafood·
Norfolk
1,494 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food-we love coming here. Our waiter was terrific and knowledgeable.
Seafood in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
15 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Portico Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
2,466 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
very good food in a very nice atmosphere. Nice, friendly service, from the doorwoman who greeted us, to the manager who greeted us, to the server who took care of us.
Outdoor Dining in Virginia
31 people mentioned the Calamari

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,699 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent place for a great steak dinner!!! Great atmosphere and really fantastic food!!! One of the best steakhouses we’ve been too!! Large selection of appetizers, seafood,steaksRead more
Steakhouse in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,429 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Food delicious. Staff friendly. Decor attractive. Very clean.
Seafood in Virginia
45 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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The Neighbors Place

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lynchburg
419 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
Best food I’ve had in a long time
5 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala

Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
894 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Meghan was our server & she took great care of us. Will definitely be back & asking for her as my server.
Best Food in Virginia
85 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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LuLu's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,772 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Love how unique the menu is and everything I’ve tried is delicious. Fabulous bloody Mary’s, attentive service, and fun setting in Shockoe Bottom.
Great for Brunch in Virginia
86 people mentioned the Red Velvet Waffle
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The Farmhouse

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
949 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Amazing, the food was great and the service was not only friendly but accommodating.
Best Ambiance in Greater Roanoke
32 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Hamiltons' At First & Main

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
1,542 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Another wonderful meal at Hamiltons with excellent service, low noise and great ambiance . Celebrated Alexander Hamilton's Birthday (Jan. 11) one day late!
Best Overall in Charlottesville
47 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Havana 59

$$$$·Cuban·
Richmond
708 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
The food and service was awesome. I loved the spring rolls. The music was great also.
Outdoor Dining in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Paella
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The Boathouse at Short Pump

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,791 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Service, although contactless, was good. The food was good.
Most Booked in Richmond
16 people mentioned the Mashed Potato
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Coastal Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Virginia Beach
2,847 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Made the reservation last minute through Open Table and really loved the experience!
Seafood in Virginia
107 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Chops

$$$$·American·
Virginia Beach
1,260 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had!
Romantic in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
8 people mentioned the Calamari

The Melting Pot - Newport News

$$$$·Fondue·
Newport News
595 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
It's kind of been a family tradition for us to take our daughter to celebrate her birthday. We had such a great time and our server was just as energetic and wonderful. Thanks foRead more
12 people mentioned the Cheese Fondue

Hot Tuna

$$$$·Seafood·
Virginia Beach
1,061 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
We loved your remodel! The food was great ! Service was very nice too!
Seafood in Virginia
21 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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Texas de Brazil - Norfolk

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Norfolk
2,756 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups
Texas de Brazil never fail in food. Coffee was excellent. Meats were fantastic. Just hoping that servers would be patient to explain the meats being served especially they were weaRead more
Good for Groups in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
23 people mentioned the Flank Steak

Buckheads - Richmond

$$$$·Steak·
Richmond
1,357 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
A delicious meal in a cozy setting with professional service.
Steak in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Azzurro

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
1,473 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
We haven't been to Azzurro and a while and loved being back. Can't wait to go back again. Service was great (as ususal)
Special Occasion in Richmond
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Ten

$$$$·Japanese·
Charlottesville
725 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Two judgmental millennial foodies were totally blown away. Everything was unbelievably good. Miso sea bass was so so good, hamari trio was delicious. Omakase is the way to go.
Best Overall in Charlottesville
13 people mentioned the Lobster Tempura
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Tupelo Honey - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Southern·
Virginia Beach
1,380 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We love going to Tupelo during the week, as it's much less crowded! We had a lovely dinner, and enjoyed great conversation! Our waitress was very nice, too! Can't wait to returnRead more
Great for Brunch in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
4,298 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Great Service!!! Destiny, Kelsie, and Dave were ALL Awesome and took really good care of us. We were seated at a booth next to the window with a fabulous view. Food and Drinks wRead more
Scenic View in Virginia
48 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Montano's - Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
572 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food. Excellent service.
Fit for Foodies in Greater Roanoke
2 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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Casa del Barco - Short Pump

$$$$·Mexican·
Richmond
548 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
i'm not a fan of the online menu/ordering process but must acknowledge that it worked flawlessly. kudos for solid technology implementation
Good for Groups in Richmond
6 people mentioned the Fajita

The Local

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
1,780 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Cozy
Great ambiance and amazing food!
Best Value in Charlottesville
57 people mentioned the Short Rib

Todd Jurich's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
1,044 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The food and service were amazing, I’ll definitely go back!
Notable Wine List in Virginia
24 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Charlottesville
1,386 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always the best service and food! Been going here for years.
Best Service in Charlottesville
272 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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622 North

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Blacksburg
777 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great wines. Ray is awesome. Family owned.
Notable Wine List in Virginia
9 people mentioned the Barramundi

The Boathouse at City Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,692 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Just amazing and beautiful place. Great energy from the staff
Scenic View in Virginia
9 people mentioned the Calamari
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Berret's Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
3,336 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
We have dined here many times and never been disappointed. Our waiter was Andrew and he was great. Service was really fast, they had our favorite chardonnay ( Butter ) and made aRead more
Seafood in Virginia
88 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Lucky

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Roanoke
1,044 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The food and cocktails are amazing! If you never been I’d recommend checking this place out!
Best Service in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Pork Shoulder
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Fleurie

$$$$·French·
Charlottesville
1,318 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
We were taken care of so well and enjoyed the food so much! Will look forward to returning.
Best Overall in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Butter Poached Lobster
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Texas de Brazil - Richmond

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,405 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Our helper was a new hire that was clearly excited to be working there! One of the managers (white gentleman in a suit) was very attentive to everything going on in the store and wRead more
Most Booked in Virginia
37 people mentioned the Flank Steak

Millie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
632 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
So happy we had reservations because the line was long and there’s no place to wait inside. The food and drinks were great and a good value. 10/10 recommend
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia
13 people mentioned the Thai Shrimp
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Casa del Barco - Canal Walk

$$$$·Mexican·
Richmond
1,061 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Yes they do a 20% increase in your food cost. They do this to provide the servers with a real wage. People that complain about this. Don't go there. You probably tip less than 10% Read more
Good for Groups in Richmond
27 people mentioned the Fajita

Cobalt Grille

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Virginia Beach
1,153 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Very creative and diverse menu options… both food and drink! Excellent service from Alex. Comfortable table separation.
18 people mentioned the Flounder
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Eat. An American Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Virginia Beach
1,039 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Restaurant week- meal was excellent. Lack of any close parking is an issue. Arrive ahead, and plan on walking. Service was pleasant, and attentive, but kitchen was significantly beRead more
Contemporary American in Virginia
11 people mentioned the Paella

Helen's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
412 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Helen's is such a special place. I went on a short trip to Richmond and we're considering reshuffling our itinerary to go a second time. Highly recommend
Late Night Find in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Stella's - Richmond

$$$$·Greek·
Richmond
2,136 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Service and food outstanding as always
Best Value in Virginia
52 people mentioned the Moussaka
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The Lobby Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
912 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
Great service and ambience. The menu is a creative take on every dish. The Quirk lives up to its name!
Hot Spot in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Virginia Beach
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Never a bad time at Ruth Chris !! The Arlington location or Va beach , great time & food at both !!
Steakhouse in Virginia
14 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Casserole

Stripers Waterside

$$$$·Seafood·
Norfolk
231 reviews
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Local Ingredients
Great views and food and service
Healthy in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
3 people mentioned the Calamari

Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Norfolk
1,418 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Delicious and perfect for a special occasion. Staff is very professional and polite
Steakhouse in Virginia
21 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

River Stone Chophouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Suffolk
1,957 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
During our last visit, I ordered the 24 oz porterhouse steak and my wife the lobster. Both of our meals were very delicious. The steak was actually too much for me and my wife reRead more
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Farmhouse at Veritas

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Charlottesville
585 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
We enjoyed a truly delicious brunch in a beautiful setting. Excellent service.
Best Ambiance in Virginia
4 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine
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Zia Marie

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
1,023 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Bar Seating
Always stellar food!
Best Value in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
10 people mentioned the Roasted Garlic

Cochon on 2nd

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Williamsburg
1,693 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Extraordinary! From Orange old fashioned with salmon tartare to fried oysters to maple leaf duck breast to the dual dessert of crème brûlée and chocolate moose everything was prepRead more
Contemporary American in Virginia
17 people mentioned the Sticky Ribs
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Fin Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport News
1,522 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
We are so fortunate to have a great restaurant in our area. Food is exceptional and the service superb! This is a "no-brainer"!!
Seafood in Virginia
43 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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L'Opossum

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,948 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Outstanding food and wine. Top notch service. A pleasure to have such a great experience sans stuffy staff and environment. Our go- to place for special occasions.
Best Overall in Virginia
22 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese
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Haywood's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lexington
424 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Always a great dinner at Haywood’s.
Best Overall in Shenandoah Valley
3 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

The Seafare of Williamsburg

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
1,324 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
Our first visit, the tricky part is that my wife is allergic to crab, lobster and shrimp. There was enough good choices to choose from. We enjoyed the meal but service was slow paRead more
Fit for Foodies in Williamsburg
30 people mentioned the Flounder

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Newport News
689 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always a great experience. The food is exceptional and the atmosphere is great.
Special Occasion in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Calamari
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Amiraj - Modern Indian Kitchen

$$$$·Indian·
Williamsburg
221 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
We love this restaurant! The service is always good and the food even better. We have never had a dish we did not enjoy!
6 people mentioned the Mixed Grill
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