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Omar's Carriage House

313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
+1 757-622-4990
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Omar's is well known in Norfolk for excellent food whether in the restaurant or for its catering. We went for Restaurant Week on its last night and though the restaurant was packed with people the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere...More

1  Thank travel7continents
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for Restaurant week and was blown away. I have had lunch here but nothing prepared me for the dinner menu. The place was packed yet service was impeccable. We started with the mussels in Gorgonzola sauce- while I was never a fan of...More

Thank CruiseGirl2
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Nice business lunch with our realtor while in Norfolk looking at downtown condos and such. Omar's had been recommended to us by friends, and they were right: nice little place with warm hospitality, good food, good menu of choices, nice wines by the glass, etc....More

Thank Fred193
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Lunch for the first time at Omar's Carriage House. A cozy and nostalgic location dating to 1850's in the historic Freemason District of Norfolk. Omar's is nestled among historic old homes and across the street from the YMCA. Parking is by street, or their tiny...More

Thank J David H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you are in the Freemason neighborhood stop in at Omar's. Sit at the bar and enjoy the drink and food specials at Happy Hour. The menu changes frequently and the appetizers are tasty. The hallmark of Omar's is the service. Everyone is very friendly—staff...More

Thank NJ B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

While visiting a friend in Norfolk, we decided to have dinner at Omar's, Omar's is situated in a former carriage house. The decor is European, smart and comfortable-cozy. Parking can be challenging on a busy night. Omar's lot was full but were were able to...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A lovely and tranquil spot in a traditional part of Norfolk. Founded by Omar from Morocco, it used to feature more Moroccan cuisine than it does now.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Omar's Carriage House is a lovely local restaurant to enjoy a wonderful meal. The ambiance is very pleasant and the menu provides a nice variety of very tasty dishes at reasonable prices,,,The portions are more than adequate and the service great...There is a very attractive...More

Thank brandigirl93
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I love sitting at the bar. Great Happy Hour. Food is out fast and service is good. I love the kabobs.

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We have had an Omar's platter when attending the Town Point Park Wine Festival and it wasn't complicated but good so I had high hopes going in to eat. We went for Brunch and had the crab soup to start. It tasted like a cup...More

1  Thank Donna M
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25 July 2017|
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Response from JimCarroll3 | Reviewed this property |
Parking can be kind of tight...there is a small dedicated lot adjacent to the restaurant but it has tight maneuvering. There is on street parking as well but it is usually limited due to the restaurant's proximity to the... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from JimCarroll3 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not a buffet. It is dinner by the plate and the food is spectacular!
29 March 2017|
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Response from SeniorDean | Reviewed this property |
Dress is casual; I've seen jeans to business suits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-4990
  • E-mail
Located in the historic Freemason neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Omar's offers lunch, dinner and brunch in the charming atmosphere of an old, original Carriage House. Specializing in homemade salads, desserts, offering a wide range of meats and seafood and always offering specials on food and wine, Omar's is a must-visit in Norfolk!
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