Platinum Plates Award Winners 2012

Our tenth annual list serves up the best restaurants in Hampton Roads

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The Top 10 Restaurants in Hampton Roads (cont'd)

Rank 6
Score – 96.8392

Todd Jurich’s Bistro

A longstanding downtown Norfolk favorite, namesake chef/ owner Todd Jurich and his sous chef Kenny Scott continue to please with seasonal and sustainable upscale contemporary offerings showcased in a trendy, hip dining room. We also love nibbles and imbibes at the bar.

150 W. Main St. #100, Norfolk

Rank 7
Score – 97.1549

Coastal Grill

Chef Maureen Cucchiaro does fresh catch unlike anyone else in Hampton Roads in Jerry Bryan’s classic Coastal Grill. Since 1989, this comfortable, contemporary restaurant has offered extensive blackboard lists of incredible seafood and other nightly specials, augmented with a tidy, well-rounded printed menu.

1427 N. Great Neck Rd. #104, Virginia Beach

Rank 8
Score – 96.8392

Fat Canary

Contemporary, creative seasonal and fresh offerings from the kitchen of chef/owner Tom Power Jr. always impress. The beautifully appointed dining room is upscale but comfortable and relaxed, much like the plates that come from the kitchen. Put Fat Canary on your must-dine list of Williamsburg restaurants.

410 W. Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Rank 9 – tie
Score – 96.7295

Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas

Creative and innovative, the food at Still constantly wows; the seasonally-changing menu always has delicious surprises. Outstanding service and an intimate dining room round things out, and one of the best bar lists in the region doesn’t hurt either.

450 Court St., Portsmouth

Rank 9 – tie
Score – 96.7295

Vintage Tavern

Diners are wowed with the food here, dubbed “seasonally Southern,” and dishes as simple as pimento cheese, she-crab soup, sweet onion spoon bread and grilled belly bacon are pure art. The restaurant’s sophisticated interpretations of rustic regional classics bode well in this comfortable restaurant, resplendent with stone walls, exposed ceiling beams, hardwood floors and spectacular wooded views.

1900 Governors Pointe Dr., Suffolk

Rank 10
Score – 96.5234

Regency Room in the Williamsburg Inn

Many of the restaurant’s hallmarks remain true even more than a half-century later—a comfortable- but-upscale atmosphere, impeccable service and incredible culinary offerings that blend Southern regional flavors with classic French techniques.

136 East Francis St., Williamsburg

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