7 East Coast Restaurants You Must Try


1. Bistro Bobette, RVA


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In every day French life, the Bistro is that neighborhood, family-owned and operated spot where they know you, greet you warmly and serve satisfying locally sourced foods that change with the season.

Bistro Bobette is Richmond’s only authentic French restaurant with a Parisian Chef/Owner, who was voted Best Chef in Richmond and is an Elby winner for Excellence in Service. Bistro Bobette serves French Comfort food in a casual, chic environment, uses locally sourced products whenever possible and has an extensive French wine list & full bar with Bar Bites.

2. Firefly, DC


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Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, is a down-to-earth spot, where the casual vibe is heightened by the mouth watering cuisine of Executive Chef Todd Wiss. Located in the bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood, their menus feature American comfort food reborn as contemporary takes on classics. Discerning regulars at Firefly would insist you try some of their favorites like the mini pot roast, deviled eggs, the 1/2 pound burger with a beer battered pickle or the mac’ and cheese, with or without shrimp and bacon. Whatever your tastes, you can always expect exciting and inventive fare.

3. PAZO, Baltimore

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Restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s PAZO offers the city’s most intriguing & indulgent Spanish dining. The kitchen delivers a menu with the soul of the rustic Spanish coast in the heart of the city.

The menu offers tapas to large plates with several prix fix options for single diners to large groups that features Neopolitan pizza, regional cheeses, house-made breads, grilled seafood, spit-roasted game and aged ribeyes.

4. The Trellis Restaurant, Williamsburg

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Standing as a monument to regional cuisine, the Trellis Restaurant is at the forefront of modern American dining. With a focus on local, responsibly raised products and small scale, artisan farmers, the menu brings the very best of the region to your table with outstanding flavors and beautiful presentation.

5. Catch 31, Va Beach


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Start your exciting, beach-front dining experience with an open-air kitchen and hardwood grill. Serve only the freshest fish; fifteen or more varieties, flown in fresh. Add the Catch 31 raw bar overflowing with iced shellfish: oysters, crab, mussels, shrimp and other seasonal seafood. And already you know, this is where you’ll have that perfect Virginia Beach oceanfront meal.

Catch 31 is the ultimate year round destination for the stylish, hip and high energy crowd. Featuring the area’s most extensive raw bar,largest variety of fresh fish,and amazing views from the outdoor patio featuring fire pits and seasonal live music.

6. Hamilton’s at First & Main, CVille

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Located in the heart of Charlottesville’s Downtown district, Hamiltons’ is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. They also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing their guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall.

7. City Winery, NYC


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City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts.

They are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations and fine dining. They have created a compelling mix for their sophisticated clientele of foodies and active cultural patrons, bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.

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