I have been here multiple times since they have opened. Went about 3 weeks after they opened for the first time and they continue to impress me more and more. First atmosphere is perfect, it is a beautiful restaurant at a great location. It has that upscale look but they make you feel casual and comfortable. Its not your typical white table cloth stuffy steakhouse. Yes the food (great prices for what they serve) is upscale and plated beautiful, not to mention that is of course amazing and one of the best meals iv had in many of places around this country and yes i do travel a lot. The service has always been perfect and they are very good with remembering who we are. Owner/Chef is an amazing young man, he always tires to sneak out of the kitchen to make his rounds to the customers and always thank them for coming out and making sure everything is alright. Yes at times when we watch them cook ( they have a beautiful open kitchen that kind of gives you a show while you wait for your food) and he is busy he will atleast try and acknowledge as many customers as possible with a simple wave. You see a lot of people walk up to the kitchen window, and usually compliment him and his chefs on a amazing meal. Trust me i know, iv been one of them. His staff is very well trained, Adam who i believe serves and is front of the house manager, has always been helpful with us. Very Polite young man and always eager to sell us on one of the specials for the night. Overall, i hope this place can become a staple in Virginia Beach, I would hate to see this place go, and by the product and service they give you i do not believe that will be happening
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!
Service is fast and friendly. Love the atmosphere, good beach flair, and host some art from local artists. The Kona blend coffee puts Starbucks to shame, matter of fact, Starbucks can't even hold a candle to Bad Ass. The staff is definitely not the pretentious hipster barista's, they have chosen out of the local crop of surfer's and beach goers, for a more friendly local attitude. The food here is grown and made fresh daily, along with pastries and muffins, none of the prepackaged garbage. The owners obviously believe in buying local. Absolutely exceptional across the board. They also offer smoothies that are above and beyond wonderful.
I really wanted to like this place. I'm not a foodie, or a snob. Good things to like here, but I really wanted a good steak and I didn't get it. Martini was decent, fries were crisp and tasty, loaded baked potato was fair, service was friendly and acceptably attentive. My wife's cowboy burger was great. My Delmonico was disappointing at best. Ordered Medium-Rare, received Medium-Well. Looked like a NY Strip without benefit of insulating, moisturizing fat. Tough, dry, lousy piece of beef, and this is supposed to be a Steakhouse. I really wanted to like this place, but I won't be back.
The food is spectacular, the atmosphere is very welcoming, feels like you're at a friends house, ladies, the bathroom are awesome, very clean place. The entire staff and owners are so nice and are there for your every need. By far one of the best places I've Ever been. The menu also has a wide variety, something for everyone. the kids meals come in buckets that the little ones can keep. nice deck outside. I suggest trying this place out asap!