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Monastery Restaurant

443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
+1 757-625-8193
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sauerkraut” (12 reviews)
“dumplings” (18 reviews)
“venison” (5 reviews)
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European, Czech, International, Eastern European
$$ - $$$
443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I had the goose which was outstanding. My companion a mushroom schnitzel, which she devoured. We have also had duck, several other schnitzels and goulashes all excellent. The potato leek soup was great, as was the free cheese and bread .to start the fruit dumpling...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

The atmosphere was nice - old school European, stained glass, cloth napkins, etc. but the tables very small. I agree with TGSwanson's review - it did not live up to the reviews of others on this site. We arrived around 5:45 p.m. on a Friday...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

So glad that Norfolk offers Eastern European food in an elegant downtown setting. This to me is one of the most romantic old world settings. The stained glass was beautiful and the paintings inspiring. My wife and I both had salmon and it was a...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We are amateur foodies and do not mind spending money for really good food. This is what I was expecting at the Monastery based on other TripAdvisor reviews, but not what we got. It is a dark, intimate, small old world décor. After arriving through...More

Thank TGSwanson
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Several years ago my wife and I had a valentines day dinner at the Monastery Restaurant and we had such a good experience that we have made it a tradition. Last valentines day (2017) we made reservations, and as usual, had a wonderful meal. The...More

Thank SNPH
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I took advantage of an entertainment book coupon for this restaurant, and given the fact that my girlfriend's background includes Hungarian, this was perfect! The menu choices are all encompassing and we decided on two different steak dishes. They were prepared and presented perfectly, tasted...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner last night in this quaint European restaurant on Granby Street in Norfolk The wait staff were extremely friendly and appropriately attentive. The bread and cheese plate is great, the leak and potato soup warming on a cold night I had the roast...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place is small but it's so elegant that you will want to go here for special occasions. It's a short walk from the Wells Theatre or MacArthur Mall so it's perfect before or after the play. We started with the complementary appetizer, which was...More

Thank shurwitz
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Monastery on a Sunday evening. It wasn't too crowded but reservations are highly recommended. We ordered the Venison Sauerbraten which was one of the chef's special and the stuffed cabbage. Both were excellent but the Venison was the best I've...More

Thank MomDof3
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Simple fare quality ingredients well prepared. The cheese spread served with warm bread is a nice touch.

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Mike M
26 June 2015|
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Casual attire is acceptable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-625-8193
  • E-mail
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