Want to know where to go in VB to gather friends and enjoy a great evening over delicious food? Look no further. Yard House is the place to be! My husband’s work loves this place for happy hour. I love it for any gathering from family celebrations to friends having a night out. Clean, chic, and spacious, the large open seating surrounding a gorgeous bar makes for a great social evening. Yet this isn’t a bar dive-it’s upscale and casual. You’ll be able to enjoy delicious food and a variety of craft ales and lagers. The food is well-prepared, tastes extremely fresh, and provides decent sized portions. What is even better are the unique offerings of “Snacks” (for those who want to nibble, “just taste”, or eat smaller portions), “Street Tacos”, an entire menu selection of Gardein based dishes/entrees (for those who prefer alternatives to meat and fish), and gluten sensitive recommendations/alternatives. Some of the amazing eats we’ve had include the ahi poke bowl, New York steak sandwich with sweet potato fries, and grilled Korean beef short rib street tacos. But it doesn’t stop there. Dessert is a must! Don’t leave without tasting the homemade fresh baked brownie with ice cream (it is really decadent—the best brownie I’ve ever had!), or any of the “minis”! The mini lemon soufflé, chocolate soufflé, and peach cobbler is divine!
09/22/201511th Street Taphouse & Grille
The advertised Build Your Own Bloody Marys drew us in to the 11th Street Taphouse. For only $3.50 on Saturdays and Sundays before 3pm you can get a nice sized glass of vodka or gin and begin your creation. A selection of fresh garnishes are on hand including large olives, bacon, blue and cheddar cheese bits, peppers, garlic, celery, etc. I made mine with the delicious Zing Zang mix and also added fresh horseradish and hot sauce. Yummy! We also shared a few appetizers; crab brochettes and stuffed mushrooms were delicious, but the best of all was the Tiki Tuna. So fresh and tender and served with a nice seaweed salad. The waiter was wonderful, attentive and friendly as was the day manager. Each day offers different specials including Craft Beer Night, Ladies Night and $10 Entrees. It's location right on the beach gives you a great view as well as many tvs for your favorite sports events. The staff quickly accommodated our request for a channel change to our favorite team. On our next visit to Virginia Beach, we will be sure to stop in again for the Bloody Mary Bar and perhaps try out some of their entrees. A very nice friendly place which would also be good for families.
I went here because I was craving fish and chips, the other reviews were up and down so I figured I'd give it a try. The fish that they fry is flounder. It was VERY heavy for fish and chips. They gave me a large portion, which was nice but I couldn't finish it; which is rare for me to not finish my fish and chips. The batter was really light and thin, not that flavorful. Overall it was just ok, I wouldn't order it again. My husband had the Cajun Grilled Catfish - Grilled sourdough, lettuce, tomato, Parmesan pepper dressing. He also thought it was ok, not flavorful either. The sandwich needed the dressing. The service was great. Our server was very friendly, patient and helpful. I would come back here to try their buffalo fried shrimp, we saw many people ordering it. They gave large portions and it looked delicious. There is ample parking here in their lot. This restaurant is family friendly with a diner experience.
Completely disrespectful waitresses! I live across the street so I frequently stop in here for a drink. They brought out my tab and before I could even pull out my wallet, she looked at me and said, " Just so your aware, we don't accept pennies." Completely confused, I asked her what made you think I was going to pay you in pennies? I continued to retrieve my wallet and pulled out cash to pay my tab. The nice person I am, I still made sure to tip her. But I'd never return to this place again. Completely out of line!
06/24/201511th Street Taphouse & Grille
We've been to this restaurant/ bar many times in the last 5 years, summer and winter. this time was a little different. Seems like the food has taken a strong swing upward, with really fine dishes , good taste, and well prepared. Congratulations. I hope we can continue this turned through the summer when the crowds return. The fish special (blackened and grilled mahi) was just perfectly done, with great sides!! Good wait staff made it a wonderful meal. thanks.