Scotty Quixx offers sophisticated dining during the day, but at night the party really starts. You can try different cocktails and dance to a wide range of music, including live music from local bands. Scotty Quixx also hosts various events, such as Arabian Nights which features belly dancing and hookahs.
Velvet is an elegant restaurant and lounge, where meals are paired with drinks. The decor is modern and contemporary with deep red and orange walls and bar. The service is fast and friendly, so stop in with some friends to enjoy a cocktail.
The Freemason Abbey is located in a church that dates back over 130 years. The Freemason Abbey serves up quality seafood, steaks, pastas and more in a classy yet casual environment. Make sure you try the award winning She Crab Soup!
Located in Downtown Norfolk, 456 Fish is housed in a building that is over 80 years old. The restaurant specializes in seafood, but they also offer chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian options. Menu items include such dishes as Fried Green Tomatoes, Blue Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Boursin and Crab Baked Tilapia and Mama's Lobster Spring Rolls. The bar also serves up classic and custom cocktails and a comprehensive wine selection.
Sirena Cucina Italiana (Sirena means Mermaid in Italian) offers up classic Italian cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. Located conveniently in Downtown Norfolk, Sirena is like a little slice of Italy. The menu includes such items as Polpo alla Griglia (Grilled Octopus with warm Cannellini Beans), Rigatoni alla Siciliana (Mild Italian Sausages and Eggplant in Tomato Sauce), and Medaglioni ai Carciofi (Veal Medallions in White Wine Sauce with Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil). Sirena also offers a large selection of wines, with Mondays being Wine Lovers Night, where bottles are 1/2 price.
This lively chain specializes in-what else?-crab and seafood! Designed to look like a beach shack, Joe's offers colorful kid's menus covered in games and offering such kid friendly classics as mini burgers, pizza and popcorn shrimp. For grown ups, they offer up dishes like the classic Bucket of Shrimp, Chipotle BBQ Chicken and Shrimp, and the Crab Cake Sandwich. Guests can also purchase Joe's paraphernalia with clever slogans such as "Bite Me" and "My Waitress Gave Me Crabs".
Built in 1989, the Pagoda was a gift to the City of Norfolk from the Taiwanese Government. The building serves as both an event venue and as a restaurant with a menu featuring many Asian-inspired dishes and locally-sourced ingredients. The gardens are serene and picturesque, with both Asian and local flora. The garden also contains one of the largest koi ponds in Virginia.
Todd Jurich's Bistro offers a sophisticated dining experience. The bistro has a charming ambiance with wood paneling and even a Norfolk Mermaid. The bistro focuses on simple dishes prepared elegantly with fresh ingredients. Try the Wild Columbia River Salmon or Crispy Cherry Duck. The restaurant also has a wide selection of wine and you find perfect drink to be paired with your meal.
Espeta na Brasa is a traditional Brazilian churrascaria, with a variety of meats roasted and carved tableside by wandering waiters. Among the many kinds of meat served is Chicken Wrapped in Bacon, Garlic Steak, and Leg of Lamb. Right in Downtown, this is a popular nighttime hot spot and gets very crowded (particularly on weekends), so make sure to get there early or make reservations.
Mi Hogar is your quintessential Mexican restaurant serving up authentic and popular dishes like Huevos Rancheros, Quesadilla Rellenos and Carne Asada. Their lunch menu is a hit with visitors and locals due to its low cost and huge variety. The atmosphere is friendly and unpretentious and the crowd is varied depending on the hour.
Granby Theater is a live music venue inside a renovated
1915 movie and vaudeville theater. You can catch local bands and unforgettable performances. There is a dress policy, so dress to impress and don't wear sneakers.
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
Located in Portsmouth outside of Norfolk, the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
& Waterfront Conference Center features scenic views of the Elizabeth River. This hotel is charming with a blend of traditional decor and modern amenities. The Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & ...