About The Cellars
The Cellars Restaurant, tucked in the heart of Church Point neighborhood in Virginia Beach, and located in the historic Church Point Manor House, presents fine dining in an intimate setting. Our menu is American regional cuisine, that changes seasonally, and we offer over 160 fine wines. The restaurant is divided, with seating for up to 70 in our elegant main dining room, and a more relaxing mood in our bar and lounge, with fireplaces in both areas.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Meeting House Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Cellars Ratings and Reviews
In a city that's known for its very busy ...
In a city that's known for its very busy and often over-crowded restaurants, this stands out as a gem. It's intimate, has incredible service, and its setting is unique. I've been there with a small group in its private dining room and also with my wife or another couple in the main room. Calling it a "main room" is almost a misnomer because I think it has a dozen table there, tops. These tables allow you to share an intimate dining experience and enjoy some excellent food. The menu is not overly complicated and changes periodically to show off the chef's abundant skills. This is one of those restaurants where the portions seem to be just the right size and encourage you to try something new. As well, the drink menu is creative and encourages experimentation. Lastly, the service is extraordinary. The staff seem to know the right level of attention without being unwelcome intrusions. On our last visit we were treated to the engaging attention and expertise of our waiter Lorenzo. He made us feel at home and never rushed. Even our busser Max stood out with his speedy and precise service turning simple tasks into precise ones. If you're looking for a special spot for any meal but especially a birthday, anniversary, or first date, this is it.
We've dined here several times and our e ...
We've dined here several times and our experience is always excellent, from the ambiance, to the craft cocktails, to the impeccable service. The food is beautifully prepared and always delicious. It's our favorite "special treat" place.
My Wife and I chose The Cellars for our ...
My Wife and I chose The Cellars for our anniversary dinner because of the quiet romantic atmosphere and the outstanding menu. We have been here several times with friends and family and have never been disappointed. The staff is knowledgeable about food items and always courteous and professional without being rude.
Excellent food, service was pretty good, ...
Excellent food, service was pretty good, not real personable. The portions were small which is expected, but the price of the steak on special was a surprise ($51)...we might have ordered it anyway, but I hate when they don't have a written list of specials and prices.
Have loved this place for years. I have ...
Have loved this place for years. I have seen the changes of staff over the years and was always willing to accept the new menus, staff etc and with open excitement of what is next. The new wait staff is not good. The manager or staff did not return my phone calls when trying to make the reservation and ultimately had to do it on OpenTable. The menu is ok at best. We did have a few apps that were good( oysters and cheese plate). Entrees were over priced, and it was already pricey prior, which was never an issue because the food quality and service matched the cost. We are twice a month customers and my wife and I are disappointed by what has happened to this amazing secret gem of a place we loved. It does still have the best bartender at the beach and his St. Blaze cocktail creation!! Don't think we will be going back unless I hear of changes. Regards, David & Isabel Lillard.
Will was a superlative server, and on th ...
Will was a superlative server, and on the spot with his cocktail and wine recommendations. Do not miss this hidden gem in Va Beach, as it is off the beaten path but truly and unique and magnificent dining experience.
Wow where do I even begin? We came here ...
Wow where do I even begin? We came here on Friday night to celebrate our first anniversary. We walked inside and were greeted by a friendly and courteous hostess. We were seated in a back room, and our server Lorenzo introduced himself to us. He went over the menu in detail and explained all of the specials for the evening. He sold us on the pork belly confit, heirloom tomato salad, and oysters to start. We enjoyed the strawberry jalapeño margarita and cucumber gin chiller as our first cocktails, and the bartender even stopped by the table to make sure the drinks were to our liking. It was the best margarita I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. For our entrees, we enjoyed the rack of lamb and a filet mignon special. The sommelier came before our food arrived to recommend a bottle of wine we had requested to accompany our dishes. He picked a beautiful bottle of French red. He took our tastes into account as it was bold and spicy but extremely well balanced. I could not imagine a better wine for our food. Which by the way, the filet was melt in your mouth fantastically good, cooked perfectly to temperature, and I thought I had died and gone to heaven upon tasting my rack of lamb. Following the meal, Lorenzo brought us a toast of prosecco to celebrate our anniversary, which I thought was very thoughtful, and we both appreciated greatly. To complement our dessert, Lorenzo picked a port wine for my husband to try and I had the espresso martini. I would have been content downing 4 more of those martinis for dessert, but alas, our pineapple carpaccio arrived with vanilla bean ice cream and freshly ground cinnamon. The chef came over after we had received dessert to introduce himself. We gushed over all of the dishes he had prepared for us, as they were truly an work of art. My husband and I both work in food service so we can be picky, but this was honestly in the top 5 of the best dining experiences of my life. We received only the best service from start to finish
While I had been to this resturant one t ...
While I had been to this resturant one time before is why I went again, this time our waiter was not at all what we had last time, he interrupted our conversation many many times and even participated in it with out us asking, he forgot bread (never got) he mentioned the chef was sending something out for us never got it and then at end with coffees when we asked for sugar he said now that I asked someone else he would be at Cracker Barrel tomorrow, we did not like his attitude toward us at all, he rushed us and he knew it was a birthday and made no special effort with the dessert we ordered , I will come back again only because last time our server was amazing !
Very disappointed! We went to The Cella ...
Very disappointed! We went to The Cellars for the first time last year on our 34th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was Lorenzo and he was so helpful as I had many questions and very indecisive. The food was outstanding. This time it was our 35th anniversary and decided to return for another great dining experience but that is NOT what transpired. Our waiter was not as friendly and seemed not to know as much about the food. Some of our favorite appetizers were not on the menu, ex. Oysters Rockefeller. We ordered the crabcake at $16.00 apiece and to be honest enjoyed the side greens more than the fifty cent sized piece of crabcake. When we asked for a refill of the small bread basket with only whole grain bread, we were told that the kitchen could only provide the same assortment of pieces as the original basket - huh? In addition the 2 whole grain pieces they did give us were from the end of the loaf. I ordered the chicken dish as an entree which was a huge disappointment (dried out). When we complained about the chicken dish almost as soon as it was delivered, the waiter said he was sorry, but offered no fix. My husband ordered the seafood special which he said was good...not great. Overall, considering the high end pricing, we felt that it was a poor value for our money and we will not return.
Outstanding food and service, the best i ...
Outstanding food and service, the best in Virginia Beach in my opinion. Excellent wine and beverage selection. The noise level rating would have been lower, but the table next to us was very very loud. On other occasions at The Cellars, the noise level was fine, easy to carry on a conversation.
This was our fifth visit to the restaura ...
This was our fifth visit to the restaurant. The food has consistently been good as well as the atmosphere. Friday night with our table of six, we ordered from the menu. One of my guests (A new resident of the North End)asked if it would be possible for a substitution on the side order and was told in no uncertain terms that the chef would not allow any substitutions...which we found to be pompous and arrogant,frankly. I was actually embarrassed having talked up the restaurant as much as I did.
Personally, I was told that the flank steak would come medium rare although I asked for it to be medium when the plate arrived it was very rare and my request had clearly been rejected .Although the food was good, we were not impressed with the arrogance of the chef and frankly for the price...it was unwarranted. Although the service has been very good every other time, the waiter was very dramatic, almost uncomfortably so.
Overall ,the evening was somewhat disappointing.
This was our first visit and will not be ...
This was our first visit and will not be our last. Everything was superb -the meal was outstanding and the portions were perfect. The ambiance was perfect and our server was outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful evening
Impeccable service from our server Kendr ...
Impeccable service from our server Kendrick. Extensive wine list with a good selection of wines at varying price points. Dinner was wonderful from beginning to end. I had the hangar steak and my husband selected the rack of lamb. Both were perfectly prepared and a lovely presentation. We will return - with friends! What a delightful dining experience!
Lorenzo was our waiter and he was the ab ...
Lorenzo was our waiter and he was the absolute best with recommendations and service. The atmosphere and ambiance were awesome. This place is a hidden secret. The tables do not have salt and pepper shakers or any standard sauces in other restaurants because the food does not need anything added. Seasoned to perfection! I will definitely be going back!
Fantastic evening. Service and staff was wonderful. Food was perfect. Unfortunately there was a unhappy customer sitting across from us and she tried her hardest to ruin everyone's evening, but do to the professionalism of the staff they calmed the beast; some people just can't be satisfied.
My wife and I truly enjoyed our night out The Cellar is a classy place we apreciate the staff and will recommend you to all of our friends. Thanks for a great evening😍
Knowledgable waiter who gave interesting ...
Knowledgable waiter who gave interesting background about the menu, chef, property's history. The ambiance was intimate and relaxed. Prices were a little high for frequent dining for us, but I walked away feeling that the cost was worth the quality of food and atmosphere.
The Cellars has mastered perfect executi ...
The Cellars has mastered perfect execution. The plates are deceptively simple, with every element well conceived and screamingly fresh. Dishes come out beautiful. Service is attentive and professional. Ideal fine dining in a charming environment.
We thoroughly our experience at the Cell ...
We thoroughly our experience at the Cellars. The food service and ambiance was great. I would recommend a little more options on the main menu as I only saw maybe 2 items I would enjoy. Otherwise it was a great time as that was our first visit. We will come back for a special occasion. Thank you for helping us enjoy the experience. Jeanne Cornish.
A true gem hidden in a quiet Virginia Be ...
A true gem hidden in a quiet Virginia Beach neighborhood. Our server, Joshua, was outstanding. He was polite, professional, very knowledgeable and entertaining. It made for a very enjoyable evening. We will be back.
The Cellars is impeccable! My wife and I ...
The Cellars is impeccable! My wife and I had high expectations and the food still surprised and delighted us.
The lamb and duck were as wonderful as we expected. What was not expected was the amazing level of flavor and artistry the chef put into everything else. From the amuse-bouche, to the vegetables and sauces accompanying the entrees, to the delicious desserts and coffee. And certainly you've already read about the wine list.
We'll done. Right to the top of our picks for date nights and special occiasions.
Parking was a challenge. I had to drive around the building once to end up parking literally on the street corner.
We were seated in a back section. It was nice but when the waiter spoke it was so loud in that section it was hard to hear him. the table next to us was being attended to by the what I presumed to be the chef and night manager. Which is what attributed to the louder conversation.
Dinner was good and the service was very good up to dessert time. It took so long to get the dessert we decided and told our waiter we would take it to go. At the same time I asked for the check. We got the check but no dessert. We didn't get charged for it so we just left.
My husband and I wanted to experience fine dining and boy did we ever! The food was delicious!!!!! The waiter was kind and knowledgeable and attentive in a good way. The service was spectacular and the venue wonderful! I will definitely be a repeat customer! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
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