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eat : an american bistro

4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
+1 757-965-2472
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fusion, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The dinner was great. The octopus and oysters were pretty fantastic. The burgers were also pretty fantastic. The staff was great and the hostess very nice. A definite must go.

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a romantic weekend and had such a great dinner and experience. Our server Jessica was so friendly and made our evening perfect! Would highly recommend the Thai bouillabaisse!

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The name is spot on: EAT HERE! It was my 4th visit, and I only wish Ohio was closer to this gem. In all four visits, we've never walked away without talking about how terrific the atmosphere (modern but cozy), the service (knowledgeable and efficient),...More

Thank Meg P
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a great outdoor area close to the beach and a nice indoor area. The food is pretty good but not outstanding. We got the goat cheese salad, crab cakes, and wagu beef burger.

Thank LatteLovingHedgie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The menu was impressive and the food was very good, but the chef could have backed off a little on trying to impress with each ingredient. We got the impression that every dish had to be amazingly different instead of focusing on the dish just...More

Thank Parisa63
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Reservations are a must, the service is good and the food is amazing. The menu is eclectic and not extensive but every thing we had was cooked to perfection and incredibly tasty. My only complaint was dessert was a long time in coming almost as...More

Thank JDA60
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We weren't that hungry, so the small bites was perfect. We shared the meatballs and the mushroom, green onion and gruyere pizza. They were very flavorful and just right for sharing. The service was friendly, but not overbearing.

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

it is lacking just a beachfront and view. but it is right at the beach. cozy and small. service very good and creative menu. we really enjoyed. decent wine list. we enjoyed a few glasses of St. Supery chardonnay. the raw oysters were very reasonable,...More

Thank walton56
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Not a large restaurant so I would book -great specials board and fresh exciting menu. Atmosphere was energetic and service attentive. Great couples or friends but not really family in evenings unless your kids are duty drivers. Enjoyed cocktails and fillet mignon very much.

1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Tried Eat-An American Bistro on a foggy Saturday night. It was quiet and there were plenty of open tables at first. Server was pleasant and accommodating. We were given plenty of time to make our decisions and it was difficult to choose. Tuna bulgogi was...More

1  Thank OwlandOwlet
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you offer a gluten-free menu?
3 October 2015|
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Response from LMK101 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that they offer a gluten-free menu, though their dishes are so fresh that finding something to eat on the menu shouldn't be a problem.
can I bring my own wine? What is the corkage fee?
19 August 2015|
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Response from Crcb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know. We bought wine there. You might call them to ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-965-2472
  • E-mail
This small, intimate location tucked away at the north end of the virginia beach oceanfront, has truly become a local fave. The award-winning eclectic menu, extensive wine list and casual atmosphere is underscored by a friendly and attentive staff.

Deemed "One of the 30 Places to Eat Before You Die" by writer Lorraine Eaton, this local gem converts first-time guests into long-time fans on a daily basis. Open 7 days a week, it's a MUST-TRY in the resort area.
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