Virginia Beach locals play as hard as we work, and when we dine out, we mean serious business. Our coastal location along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay, gives us easy access to the area’s finest regional seafood cuisine, as well as fresh produce and meats from nearby area farms. In Virginia Beach, restaurant owners and chefs use these quality ingredients to craft fine cuisine designed to satisfy the palates of its most discerning residents, making our restaurant culture both reputable and award-winning.
The Pearl is located within just a few short miles of the area’s most notable fine dining restaurants, from classic favorites like Coastal Grill and Zia Marie’s to newly opened crowd-pleasers like The Porch at Long Creek and Bay Local. Our favorite fine dining restaurants also feature exciting wine and cocktail lists, locally brewed craft beers and seasonal menus that reflect our region’s abundance of outstanding homegrown fare.
Here are a few of the best of the best in fine dining in Virginia Beach, to help you choose where to go (and what to eat) as you head out for a meal worth celebrating…
Located just a few short miles from your future front door, Coastal Grill is a longtime local’s favorite, serving regional, fresh seafood and American fare in a charming, elegant setting. Coastal Grill has won numerous awards over the course of its more than 25 years in operation, and it’s wine and cocktails list is as delightful as its ever-changing menu. Make a reservation before you go, because it stays popular, all year round!
The Porch on Long Creek
The Porch is within walking distance, and it boasts some of the most gorgeous views of the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach. Serving American Coastal fare in a stylish, waterside space, diners can expect a lengthy wine list, regional seafood served fresh and a spectacular, seasonal menu you’ll want to keep coming back for.
You simply can’t go wrong at Bay Local, located on Shore Drive, just a short trek away from The Pearl. Featuring locally sourced seafood, fish, produce and meats, your meal will be as fresh and inspiring as the stylish decor. Bay Local is truly a local’s favorite, and the people watching can be as exciting as their food and cocktail lists are.
Zia Marie’s is a longtime, local’s choice for the area’s finest Italian fare served in a laid-back, beachy environment. Located just a short drive from your front door, you’ll want to visit Zia Marie’s on nights when you crave a fabulous glass of red wine and a delicious, piping hot plate of extraordinary, fresh Italian fare. This quaint neighborhood restaurant is truly a “taste of Italy” that is designed to inspire all of your senses.
Lubo Wine Tasting Room
Gather up your gaggle of wine connoisseurs and make a date to visit Lubo, a delightful wine tasting room featuring American cuisine with a twist. Lubo also features an extensive list of craft beers and spirits, for those who like to mix up their cocktail style. Lubo is the perfect place to spend date night, an evening out with friends after work or for a nightcap after a lovely night out around town.