Panda Garden is your typical Chinese restaurant with simple decor and traditional cuisine. The food is served in large portions which is great for a next day lunch and the wait staff is extremely friendly. The best bet here is to stick with the popular dishes like Sesame Chicken and Wonton Soup or you could be more adventurous and try some of their more authentic Chinese dishes. Takeout or eat-in available.
If you're looking for a great, fast lunch, using tasty and fresh ingredients, The Gourmet Gang are the people to visit. They have an excellent selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads and wraps along with a good selection of vegetarian options and some sweet treats. Gourmet Gang is also known for their prompt, perfectly prepared catering so consider using them for your next big meeting or event. Call for more details.
Part of a nationwide chain of casual dining restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen is known for their wide selection of pies to choose from on their menu. You can find everything from a Cheeseburger Pizza to a Pesto Chicken. CPK's pastas and soups are also noteworthy, and their prices are quite affordable to boot.
Domo's is one of Norfolk's go-to restaurants when you're craving sushi, sashimi or udon. The fish is fresh, and excellently prepared, and the flavors decently authentic. The rolls are a little on the pricey side but their sashimi and sushi are reliably delicious. Call for opening hours and reservations.
Don't be fooled by the silly name, Schlotzsky's Deli is a king among deli chains due to it's meat-packed sandwiches, fresh and hearty soups and deliciously healthy salad selections. The bread that is used at Schlotzsky's is also impressively soft with many varieties to choose from like Dark Rye, Jalapeno Cheese or Sourdough bread. The prices are reasonable and the deli also makes a mean platter for those days of 3 hour meetings.
Run by a father and son team, Snappers Restaurant opened in 2009 to a great reception. Locals and visitors have flocked to try the fresh seafood dishes and weekly specials that are served up daily in this downtown establishment. Try some of the Snapper specialties like Jambalaya and a family recipe of fresh Crab Cakes. The atmosphere is laid back but at times can get rowdy as the bar stays open until 2am on the weekends.
Bodega's motto is pretty simple: "small plates, big drinks." So of course, this Spanish and Mediterranean Tapas establishment will offer wondrous dishes from all over the world. So that means you can and should order anything from mac and cheese, to crab cakes, to shrimp, to whatever your heart's desires.
A deli that delivers. No really, Bobbie B's literally delivers your order to you. So if you're stuck in the office during lunch, just phone your order in. Of course, if you have the time to come into the deli to sit down and eat, just expect to have to withstand the lunch hour rush. With so many different kind of hoagies to choose from, including the turkey bacon and cheddar roasted turkey bacon and cheddar sprouts and mayo on sourdough, it is definitely worth the the lunch rush.
Voila has an eclectic yet subdued feel that makes it easily enjoyable for a quiet dinner or a celebratory dinner date. The menu is filled with European dishes, mainly French cuisine, and the chef is constantly updating and adding the freshest dishes to keep the buzz alive. An extensive wine list, full bar and soft lighting make for a perfect date night out.
Entourage offers delicious cuisine and great cocktails. The dance floor has a disco light for a retro feel, though the rest of the club has contemporary decor. You have to dress to impress to be let into this nightclub.
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 & ...