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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lemon coconut” (5 reviews)
“couscous” (4 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
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Reviewed yesterday

I have enjoyed brunches and dinners at Omar's Carriage House but somehow managed to remain ignorant of the fact that Monday is Moroccan night; I am writing this review to save others from missing out. OK, I am biased, I love Moroccan food - that...More

Thank DLBrown57
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and atmosphere of the restaurant is quaint. The decoration and setting of the downstairs is delightful (there was a party upstairs so I did not see how it was decorated). The Brunch menu was great , a good variety of options to choose...More

Thank jlharvin
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Located in the heart of Historic Freemason neighborhood this is a dining gem. Go to see this restored carriage house and enjoy dinner too. Wait staff is always friendly and attentive. Daily specials are great options. Menu offers variety. And if it’s too hard to...More

Thank ConstantTraveler28
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Always classy, with tasty imaginative dishes, warm settings, experienced wait staff, artful food presentations, and a bit expensive. Vegetables can be amazingly delicious. Crab cakes are good but not the best in town. Desserts are excellent. Salads are exotic with a wide range of healthful...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We dropped in for a happy hour drink, so we can’t judge the food; but the cosy little restaurant and friendly staff, the good wine and the perfect Mini Martini (wine and drink together 9$) pleased us very much.

Thank Prizzis
Reviewed 25 July 2018

First time I have been to Omar's Carriage House restaurant in the historic Freemason area of Norfolk. The staff was friendly and seated us upstairs as we were a large group. The food was plentiful and excellent. Really enjoyed the visit and plan to return...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Very good. Order an appetizer or two. We got brie, and Bastilla. For the main course we had Moroccan chicken, veal, and salad. Order dessert. We had coffee with the lemon coconut cake. The coffee is a special blend, with nuts and chocolate. The cake...More

Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We just happened to run across this restaurant after seeing its one of the top 10 in Norfolk. So glad we decided to check it out. The food was excellent. From the eggplant caviar to the baked Brie to the lamb tangine to the fish...More

Thank janhad
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We were there a month ago and were impressed with the food quality, creativity and especially the service. However, this time we were very disappointed with the food. My wife had the same pasta dish that was very bland, lacking in flavor. Previously they served...More

Thank Olli S
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Cute, eclectic, local place. Chairs have well worn fabric covers but I had that good feeling of eating at the neighbor's kitchen table. We had brunch reservations prior to seeing a show at the Virginia Opera. A 12:30 seating was prfect for a 2:30 show....More

Thank Twizzler6
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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, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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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