About Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks
When perfection is paramount, Salacia offers a dining experience for those with discerning tastes and seeking the highest in quality. Honored with distinctions such as Virginia's Only AAA Four-Diamond Steakhouse, recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 8 years in a row, Platinum Plate awards and home of the "Best Restaurant in Hampton Roads" in 2012, Salacia has been recognized for its culinary delights and extraordinary service time and time again. Salacia is the perfect choice for any special occasion offering attention to detail and an intimately luxurious atmosphere.
Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner:
Sun - Thurs 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
31st Street & Atlantic Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Valet Service along with self parking in the hotel's parking garage.
Private Party Facilities:
Due to the limited number of seats, private parties and large reservations are accepted on an individual bases, pending availability and business demands.
Private Party Contact:
Nikolay Dimitrov: 7572133473x
Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Ratings and Reviews
Went for husbands birthday, very enjoyab ...
Went for husbands birthday, very enjoyable - secluded booth with ocean view; great service, excellent food - not inexpensive but was worth it
Food was delicious and service was excel ...
Food was delicious and service was excellent. Always attentive. The table ambiance outside was especially awesome. Weather was perfect. Views were spectacular.
Make sure you read the policy. There is ...
Make sure you read the policy. There is a strict and enforced dress code. My family made reservations for Father's Day and had to spend an additional $150 to purchase our son a collar shirt and pants on top of the food bill $300.
Excellent! Best fine dining experience w ...
Excellent! Best fine dining experience we have experienced at the beach. Price is high, but well worth it! Highly recommend! Service was amazing and they even allowed us to go up to sky bar to celebrate our birthday! Super accommodating and they really make you feel special.
Overpriced for what it is.
Overpriced for what it is.
I ordered the cowboy rib eye; my wife or ...
I ordered the cowboy rib eye; my wife ordered filet; shared an order of asparagus. The rib eye was perfectly grilled and tender. However, it was loaded with salt, a practice that I find totally unnecessary and generally employed by cooks to mask a inferior dish, increase beverage consumption, or both. With an abundance of salt on the table, there is no other reason for grill cooks to salt meat, especially a cut of this quality. I forgot to order "no added salt" so, my fault and a costly lesson learned. The asparagus was also highly salted. Again, why??? My wife had no complaints with her filet. Also had the most expensive cut of coffee I've ever purchased at $8 - ridiculous. We may return but not without a great deal of caution.
Great dining experience. Our server, Err ...
Great dining experience. Our server, Errol, was fantastic with spot on recommendations. The food was outstanding and the veranda was a perfect place for an intimate, romantic dinner.
The food was prepared just to our specif ...
The food was prepared just to our specifications and was delicious. We requested and received an outside table that was comfortable and reasonably private for a special occasion. The view of the beach was delightful. The service, however, was not very attentive. We had to ask for water refills. Our waiter did not check frequently enough to see if we needed anything else. He seemed to be very distracted.
Food not worth the price
We had heard great things. The ambience was beautiful. Beautiful settings, quiet, and romantic. We both had a steak course mine was okay but my wife tried the wagyu and ordered it medium rare, what she received was well done and not much flavor. I also had lobster that was very good but one steak ruined the whole meal. Money would be better spent else where.
See Yelp or Google
If I could give it Zero we would but in order to rate had to give at least a 1 star. Let me start by stating our server was good, not his fault for all the upsets. My Husband and I enjoy fining dining establishments regularly and had high expectations of a restaurant with a AAA four diamond award, but this failed miserably. We frequent fining dining weekly like Byrd & Bladwin, Ruth's Chris, Flemings, Steinheiblers, Razzo and other locally and out of town establishments. The first was the ambience. Not impressive and the loud noise and the door opening frequently to Catch 31 is ridiculous. The amount of money you are paying out to sit in the main dining room shouldn't have to encounter all the outside noise and the commotion of a fine dining establishment. Second, is the seating is so close together there is no privacy and everyone next to your table can hear your conversations. At fine dining establishments you do not expect to be eating with complete strangers. Third is the steaks were sub-par for what they are rated. The burnt crust taste just like they are BURNT. Cut around it and the meat was okay. Last, which there is so much more we could write about is when we finally paid and were leaving noticed people waking from another area and there is the place we expected...beautiful tables overlooking the ocean and could hear the waves. All we can say is if you are used to attending fining dining establishments, Do NOT waste your time or money on this place. Sincerely, Completely and Utterly Dissatisfied Clients!
More formal dining
You really must enter from the main hotel entrance, not from the beach side. The hostess situation is a little confusing between Salacia and the attached restaurant Catch 31. A little disappointed that we didn't request an outside table in advance. The oysters were amazing and the potatoe side was delicious. Overall the service was wonderful and food was good. The presentation was lovely. A little more formal in comparison to other shore restaurants. We liked the formality and would return in the future.
Brad, our waitor, was awesome! He made m ...
Brad, our waitor, was awesome! He made my 20th wedding anniversary memorable. Thanks.
Great food, great service It is expens ...
Great food, great service It is expensive but you get what you pay for here. Ask for veranda seating.
Food was very good. Waiter gave us 2012 ...
Food was very good. Waiter gave us 2012 wine vs the 2008 which was requested and on the wine list that we paid for. They were "out of" the two entrees we ordered, not telling us until after we finished our first course- not impressed as this was our first time in VA beach and spent over $200 on this meal. Only good part of the experience was the neat ambiance. Very loud when we were there 8pm on Thursday night.
Very good in Virginia Beach
Found Salacia on Open Table and after a long drive decided we needed to splurge - and we did. We were somewhat surprised to pass by a complete restaurant full of people and be presented to a private dining area that had only a handful of tables occupied. Was fancier than we expected. The food was great and perfectly done. But for being as empty as it was the service was slow and the waiters did not come back to check on us enough. Was a bit pricey - but very good. Might probably look elsewhere for good food unless it was a very special occasion.
We love Salacia. It IS pricey, for our b ...
We love Salacia. It IS pricey, for our budget, but a great place for special occasions. The food is great, especially the steaks. The service is always exemplary! This small place, tucked away on the south end of Catch 31, never fails to impress.
From the moment you walk in, you are treated like royalty. From the walk past the commoners packed into the regular bar/restaurant to the door marked "private" you enter a lovely, quiet dining room with a beautiful view of the sea. The service excellent, the food excellent. Overall one of the best dining experiences ever. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for here.
High End Restaurant
Salacia is an high-end boutique style restaurant that me and my husband go to for a special occasions. It is a great place, delicious food, excellent service. Our waiter is usually EROL, and he always makes our dining experience even more enjoyable. It is expensive but worth it. I would recommend it for a dressed up/ special events.
Didn't enjoy this experience. Felt like we were sitting on top of the other tables . Food was overcooked. The table beside us had overcooked food also.
*High level of attention. *Tables for tw ...
*High level of attention. *Tables for two are a bit to close. *Food was well prepared and presented. *Wine list on tablet works well.
Great ambiance and food
My best friend and I went to Salacia for a belated birthday dinner and she was extremely impressed with the food, ambiance and wine. I had eaten there before with my husband, on the patio with a great view of the water. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and informative about the specials and menu items I wish he would have gotten into a bit more detail about the seafood entrees though. If I would have known that Salmon was on the menu, I might have ordered that rather than the Crab Cakes (although they were delicious!) My friend had the ahi tuna and caeser salad. For dessert, I had the creme brulee and she had sorbet. Everything tasted mouth wateringly delicious. I will definitely come back in the warmer months of the spring/summer to enjoy the outside dining.
Great! Awesome experience!
Our server John, was very efficient, attentive and accommodating. The food was superb. We both enjoyed the steaks . Best steak I have ever enjoyed at a restaurant. We will return.
good eats, good value, great date spot
everything was great highly highly recommend! very good price and a great serviced. not rushed at all very friendly. great date spot
Get a Second Trust to dine here
This place is very nice. Waiters were very nice and knowledgeable of the selections. The order came fairly rapidly. The setting was subdued and classy even though people were dressed in everything. Valet service available. Food was pretty good. Wife had Swordfish and I had a Delmonico steak with a lobster tail. It was all very outstanding and ample. My only comment is that 2 people had an appetizer, a main course with no desert one glass of wine and the bill was 279 bucks. This is a place where you should go to treat your wife to a special romantic setting but bring your wallet and several other people's wallets as well.
Spring Break 2016
Seated in the private dining area by our server Erol. Fantastic service and the food was phenomenal! Interior is gorgeous with a fantastic view of the ocean! Crab cakes were considerably more crab than cake; a rarity!
The Wagyu steak was incredible
The Wagyu steak was incredible. It melted in your mouth and had wonderful flavor. Our entire dining experience was wonderful. The oceanfront location was very nice. We will definitely eat here again the next time we are in Virginia Beach.
My wife and I have dined at Salacia many times and the new menu was not an improvement to us. The service was excellent as always. The manhattans tasted great. My wife enjoyed the Oysters on the half shell and I devoured the Braised Pork cheek, should have had more as my main. My wife enjoyed her Caesar salad. My wife had the Ribeye chop and I had the dry aged Delmonico. Normally the steaks are the stars of the show but tonight they did not meet expectations. We had the Silver Oak Alexander Valley as our wine and enjoyed it. It was still a reasonable evening and when the menu changes we will return.
We went for restaurant week. Food was de ...
We went for restaurant week. Food was delicious and had a really nice affordable wine to go with it. Quite a nice ambience with dim lights and intimate room..one of our friends was hoping for more lighting but I enjoyed the adult night without kids!
Always Wonderful !!!!
We have been to Salacia many times and it never disappoints. Our server, Erol, is a true professional and we , highly , recommend requesting him. His knowledge of the menu is superb and he always takes great care of us. This is the first time we dined during Restaurant Week and we were so pleased. Everything, the seafood chowder, the pan seared Rainbow Trout and the key lime crème brulee was spectacular and the value cannot be beat. Until next time, thank you for another wonderful dining experience !!
Veggies weren't freshly cooked, sirloin ...
Veggies weren't freshly cooked, sirloin was just ok...but not worthy of a 3 diamond, more like eating food at a chain like outback.
Amazing dinner, service a little slow.
Our meal was prepared to perfection and the wine pairing was amazing. The only thing I noticed out of place was that our server seemed almost too busy to provide the service that we are normally accustomed to at Salacia. I'm guessing they were just short-handed at that moment though because service is always stellar.
Very Special Evening
Service was over-the-top remarkable! Grand while being understated. My oyster appetizer was overdone in addition to being tiny oysters. Fried flounder was not as tasty as it might have been. Not an especially good food evening, but overall, it was a lovely experience. Wait staff is unmatched locally save perhaps at Terrapin.
Took my husband there for a special occasion. Food and service was good, not stellar but very good. My husband was disappointed in the size of his steak, mine was fine. I knew it was going to be expensive. If you aren't be prepared to open your wallet (everything is a la carte).
Not a good place to eat
For the money you spend here, you can get an excellent meal somewhere else. I would not recommend this place to anyone for any occasion.
Nice date night
THis was our second time here. The food was very good and the portions generous. Our primary waiter was great but the secondary waiters seemed to rush out with stuff and served our appetizer without the proper silverware and promised us bread but did not bring until we asked a third time and never brought bread to the next table. However, it was a very pleasant evening and as I said the meal was quite tasty
High end prices but not quite the atmosphere.
The place is a little confusing being set essentially within another restaurant, but it is set in a secluded little section. They have some very expensive dishes, and everything we got was excellent, the service was amazing. Biggest problems were they made a big deal about dress code but didn't seem as strict based on some of the other patrons we saw, and that the small space made it very loud and difficult to hold a conversation quietly.
We had a fabulous time thank you!
We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday... We sat next to the fire place it was very romantic. The service was amazing. Thank you to all who served us and helped make it a very special night to remember.
This was my second time dining here and ...
This was my second time dining here and it didn't disappoint. My wife and I had an amazing experience the first time so we wanted to celebrate a special occasion with one of our sons while he was visiting us. Mind you we live in Baltimore. We had another amazing experience. I say 'experience' because it was the whole package - meal, service and ambiance. Everything we ate and drank was superb on both occasions. We had two different waiters and both were amazing. One of my favorite restaurants ever. Period.
My wife and I had an unbelievable experience. The food was amazing, the service was stellar, and the dining room was beautiful. The food is a bit expensive but perfect for one or twice a year for special events. The other tables around us were very loud though and made the experience not as enjoyable. Overall I definitely will come back, and hopefully less rude tables around us. Thanks for the great time!
Erol is the best
We have eaten hear several times now and our waiter each time (so far) is simply the best. Food and ambience are all great, though menu focuses on meat and seafood. A bit pricey.
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