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CitizenKen Nov 8, 2006 08:37 PM

I have agroup of 5 or 6 guys that need a place for a business dinner on Nov. 14th on Virginia Beach. I know seafood or steak would be a popular choice with them. Any recs out there? This might be on the late side, say after 9:00 PM. If there's any outstanding chow of any genre, please let me know, as they could be swayed.

I thank you profusely in advance any thought you may give to this!

From the swamps of Weeki Wachee, where the stone crabs grow,


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  1. jjb75 RE: CitizenKen Nov 9, 2006 04:13 AM

    Do you want a fine culinary and is price a factor?

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      CitizenKen RE: jjb75 Nov 14, 2006 12:03 PM

      I'm not sure about the other guys prefs, but $40 is the price point. Thanks for you thoughts in advance!-CitizenKen

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      VBeatso RE: CitizenKen Nov 13, 2006 09:46 PM

      Salacia in the new Hilton could be a place you might consider, I haven't tried it yet, but I have heard great things about it, it specializes in Seafood and Steaks and has a nice atmosphere. You should always call before to make sure of the times. It is at the Oceanfront near 31st Street.

      One Fish Two Fish is a very popular restaurant and it has a beautiful view it is right off of the Lynnhaven inlet.

      Todd Jurich's Bistro is known as the best place to go for the best food in the area, though pricey. It is in downtown Norfolk though.

      La Bella Italia is off of Laskin Road in Virginia Beach, for comforting italian food.

      Aldo's in Hilltop shopping area is also good italian, it has a nice atmosphere.

      Call all first not sure of times in the off season. But you couldn't go wrong with any of these choices. I think most of these have websites so you can check their menus before hand.

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        CitizenKen RE: CitizenKen Nov 14, 2006 12:01 PM

        Thanks ever so much for the recs. The Hilton should appeal to the corporate types, especially if they're feeling salacious. Me, I'd just as soon eat fried shrimp off newspaper if its cooked on a dock by a cook in white rubber boots, but this is expense acoount, so what the hey.

        Thanks again. -

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          the sobsister RE: CitizenKen Nov 15, 2006 12:03 PM

          Can I piggyback on this question?
          I'll be driving through VB this weekend and need a place for lunch on Saturday.
          Doesn't have to be fancy, just good.
          (Northern NC also possible.)

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            VBeatso RE: the sobsister Nov 17, 2006 12:02 AM

            Havanas if you want some great nachos, chicken nachos $10 will feed two hungry people there are a couple different locations.

            Mahi Mah's if you want a beach view, sandwiches are fair priced, entrees may be kinda high for lunch. They have a happy hour from 3-6 with 35 cent oysters, clams, and wings.

            South End Pub for good seafood at fair prices and big portions (not very good atmosphere).

            Oysters are awesome in Virginia Beach so even if you didn't like them at other places because they were chewy VB has great oysters, I like them steamed and fried is even better.

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            pamd RE: CitizenKen Nov 15, 2006 06:21 PM

            check out The Jewish Mother http://www.jewishmother.com/menu.html

            also, to the OP, Catch 31 at the Hilton was good too, as well as One Fish Two Fish

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              cervisiam RE: pamd Dec 11, 2006 12:18 AM

              VA beach chow threads are few and far between, so hopefully i can contribute some information:

              --chicks has happy hour 4-7 M-R and 12-7 on fridays with 35 cent oysters/clams/wings, $2 margaritas, $1 off well drinks and domestics. they have daily dinner specials M-R, i think monday is 10/lb steamed shrimp and thursday is fried flounder. we like going here when we visit because we consume a LOT of oysters and clams, and it's a little easier on the wallet. pretty good import/domestic beer selection (mostly bottles)

              --we had breakfast twice at baker's crust. if you are in the mood for a 'nicer' breakfast, go here. bacon has a nice maple flavor, and cinnamon bread was nice and crusty on the edges (and not only because of toasting). baker's egg croissant is actually pretty decadent, as croissants are pretty buttery on their own. my only complaint is that the hash browns resemble those ore ida hash browns--cubes of fried potatoes.

              --we've visited only seaside raw bar and 22nd street raw bar, and prefer 22nd street. happy hour at 22nd street consists of discounted drinks, wish it included oysters/clams

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              CitizenKen RE: CitizenKen Dec 12, 2006 12:45 PM

              Thanks, all for your thoughtful recs. I'm going back the week after Xmas, so your comments are especially valuable.

              Sounds like oyster heaven to me...

              Happy Holidays!


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                mattdragas RE: CitizenKen Oct 28, 2008 09:49 AM

                You should definitely look at Fire and Vine at hilltop east in virginia beach. They have an impressive wine list and a couple of prime steaks. Also the ambiance is real neat and they have a delicious chef's table. I think it beats the crap out of salacia and ruth's chris, in personality alone.

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