1. Steinhilber’s Restaurant
After working for years in the restaurant business, Robert Steinhilber decided to get away from Norfolk’s “city life” and moved to the country. It was 1935 when he purchased the site of Lynnhaven Golf and Country Club on the Lynnhaven River.
Thalia Acres, as it came to be known, emerged as a weekend retreat offering horseback riding, canoeing and hiking. “Steiny” was clearly missed in the restaurant world and friends soon convinced him to return to the business. In 1937, building on the original foundation of the clubhouse, he personally began the construction of the present main dining room. In 1939, after marrying Marion Eley, he opened the doors to what has become one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in Virginia, Steinhilber’s Thalia Acres Inn.
Continuing his commitment to service, quality, and tradition is his daughter, Jeanne and his grandson, Brady. Jeanne and Brady are proud to continue into the future with respect and admiration for the tradition and of the past.
2. Zoës Restaurant
Located at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Zoës originally opened in 2003, and re-opened under new ownership on March 16, 2009. Chef Jerry Weihbrecht has teamed with long time friend and renowned sommelier, Marc Sauter, as well as devoted restaurant goers Bill and Joni Greene, to continue the Zoës legacy with the same great location, friendly staff, soothing ambience, and award-winning food and spirits.
Together, their hope is to offer their guests a wonderful dining experience that has a comfortable, familiar atmosphere, yet that special touch of class that makes Zoës “the place to go when you absolutely must impress your guests.”
3. Fire & Vine
After moving from his hometown of Churchland, Virginia, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the early 1990’s, Marc broke into the culinary world and has never looked back. An avid surfer, Marc spent his mornings surfing the North Carolina waters and his evenings refining his cooking skills in several of the areas most exclusive restaurants. Taking his passion for regional ingredients and a desire for new challenges, Marc packed his bags and headed west, stopping in Colorado. Enjoying the winter seasons snowboarding, Marc cooked in both Breckenridge and Keystone Colorado. Looking for warmer weather, clearer waters and a more consistent surf, Marc settled in Puerto Rico where he stayed for 2 years developing an interest in regional Caribbean/Latin ingredients. Locally, Executive Chef Marc Taylor most recently created a name for himself as the Sous Chef at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he worked for 7 years before venturing off to create the culinary personality of Fire & Vine.
4. Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks
Salacia received a AAA 4-Diamond designation for 2012. Their upscale fine dining restaurant atmosphere and delicious cuisine allow them to continue to serve as the only four star steakhouse in Virginia. If you are searching for a restaurant in Virginia Beach but also looking for style, refinement and a memorable dining experience, then Salacia is the place.
Take their award-winning steak. They start with the finest aged prime beef, tender with just the right amount of marbling. Then they build an intensely hot fire in the grill using only the finest hardwoods: cherry, ash & maple. Only then are they ready to cook your steak exactly as you like it. Are you ready for fine dining on the beach? Salacia offers an intimate dining experience, gracious ambiance and impeccable service for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
5. Black Angus Restaurant
Located on the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the Black Angus is one of Virginia Beach’s oldest restaurants. They have been satisfying customers with excellent steak and seafood entrees and superior service since 1953.
Go see why the Black Angus has been voted “Best at the Beach” year after year.
Black Angus has been nominated and voted “Best of the Beach” time and time again, placing in the gold, silver or bronze categories for Best Steak, Fine Dining, Hamburger, She Crab, Crab Cakes and Best Kept Secret.
6. The Raven Restaurant
The Raven Restaurant is located in the heart of the Virginia Beach, Virginia Resort Area on Atlantic Avenue at 12th Street. It specializes in American food with emphasis on seafood amid a casual atmosphere including an atrium dining room, an outdoor patio setting and, of course, a bar room with dining seats.
Founded in November 1968 by twin brothers, who had just recently served in Viet Nam (1967-68) with the U.S. Navy Seabees MCB 133, The Raven Restaurant caters to locals and tourists, alike. It’s become quite an Institution at the resort area and is still operated by the founders, Bobby & Ricky Dunnington.
7. Brass Bell Steakhouse & Lounge
Amazing food, unbeatable prices and friendly atmosphere. There is always something going on! Why go anyplace else!
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