1550 Crossways Blvd. , Chesapeake, VA, US, 23320
- Phone: (757) 420-1600
- Fax: (757) 420-0099
Bodega's motto is pretty simple: "small plates, big drinks." So of course, this Spanish and Mediterranean Tapas establishment will offer wondrous dishes from all over the world. So that means you can and should order anything from mac and cheese, to crab cakes, to shrimp, to whatever your heart's desires.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, 456 Fish is housed in a building that is over 80 years old. The restaurant specializes in seafood, but they also offer chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian options. Menu items include such dishes as Fried Green Tomatoes, Blue Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Boursin and Crab Baked Tilapia and Mama's Lobster Spring Rolls. The bar also serves up classic and custom cocktails and a comprehensive wine selection.
Sirena Cucina Italiana (Sirena means Mermaid in Italian) offers up classic Italian cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. Located conveniently in Downtown Norfolk, Sirena is like a little slice of Italy. The menu includes such items as Polpo alla Griglia (Grilled Octopus with warm Cannellini Beans), Rigatoni alla Siciliana (Mild Italian Sausages and Eggplant in Tomato Sauce), and Medaglioni ai Carciofi (Veal Medallions in White Wine Sauce with Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil). Sirena also offers a large selection of wines, with Mondays being Wine Lovers Night, where bottles are 1/2 price.
A deli that delivers. No really, Bobbie B's literally delivers your order to you. So if you're stuck in the office during lunch, just phone your order in. Of course, if you have the time to come into the deli to sit down and eat, just expect to have to withstand the lunch hour rush. With so many different kind of hoagies to choose from, including the turkey bacon and cheddar roasted turkey bacon and cheddar sprouts and mayo on sourdough, it is definitely worth the the lunch rush.
Fahrenheit provides a great place to have a drink while listening to music. You can try exotic martinis while listening to live music or DJs. The decor is modern and there is a lot of seating, but why sit when you could dance on the large dance floor? You have to dress to impress in order to get into the club.
Popular with the downtown lunch crowd, Ooka Sushi is a hidden gem that locals would like to keep to themselves. The restaurant serves up traditional and innovative sushi rolls, sashimi and other Japanese dishes while offering great lunch specials during the week that keep the suits cuing up for more. The restaurant has a simple and clean decor with a friendly staff that will get you in and out efficiently during your lunch break.
Granby Theater is a live music venue inside a renovated 1915 movie and vaudeville theater. You can catch local bands and unforgettable performances. There is a dress policy, so dress to impress and don't wear sneakers.
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Although this location is not one of the chain's restaurants, once you step inside the Bakery Cafe you will find sandwiches, salads and wraps. Of course, what you will also find is a selection of the well-known restaurant's famous cheesecakes.
Johnny Rockets has hit on a winning formula - diner-style hamburgers, shakes and fries at good ole day prices. This particular branch is at the MacArthur Center, making it a convenient drop-by spot on a day's sightseeing. The burgers are made from never-frozen beef and there is a staggering selection, with varying types and amounts of cheese, bacon and condiments. The shakes are legendary and are big enough to share. There is also a kids menu, making Johnny Rockets a great, fast family lunch destination. Call for opening hours.
Max & Erma's is quickly becoming yet another chain to take the East Coast by storm and for good reason. With a huge and varied menu, awesome kids specials and growing locations, this laid-back chain is a great quick-fix when you are in a bind on what to eat and how much time you have to grub down. Soups and salads are always a good way to go for lunch but dinner is anyone's game with options like BBQ ribs, classic sirloin, chicken tenders, Cajun shrimp and even fish & chips.
Originally built in the 1920s and heavily renovated in 1998, the NorVa is a local music venue that can accommodate up to 1500 people. This petite structure has two full bars that also serve food, two mini bars, a lounge and a balcony. The state-of-the-art music system and cool ambiance draws large variety of bands. Seating is first-come, first-served, but don't worry if you get there late - standing room is perfect for dancing!