Platinum Plates Award Winners 2012

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



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Platinum Plates, A-Z

219 An American Bistro
Open, inviting bistro with a corner seat to the comings-andgoings on Granby offers tasty American cuisine www.219Bistro.com
219 Granby St., Norfolk
757-416-6219

Gold Level Winner

456 Fish
Warm atmosphere with richly appointed accents; a seafoodfocused menu offers fish prepared a number of ways. www.456Fish.com
456 Granby St., Norfolk
757-625-4444

Gold Level Winner

Aldo’s Ristorante
Contemporary Northern Italian cuisine offered in a casual, intimate atmosphere. www.AldosVB.com
1860 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach
757-491-1111

24K Gold Level Winner

The Anchor Inn Restaurant
Inviting atmosphere with an offering of classic dishes representing vintage Virginia Beach, including a focus on seafood. www.TheAnchorInnRestaurant.com
2484 North Landing Rd., Virginia Beach
757-689-3456

Silver Level Winner

Baker’s Crust
Bistro atmosphere; soup-, salad- and sandwich-focused menu augmented by breakfast items and dinner entrees. www.BakersCrust.com
330 W. 21st St., Norfolk
757-625-3600
1244 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake
757-547-2787
704 Hilltop North Shopping Center, Virginia Beach
757-422-6703

Gold Level Winner
Editor’s Note: The Norfolk location was reviewed.

Bardo Edibles + Elixiers
Creative American regional and Asian-inspired dining in a relaxed, eclectic setting. www.BardoEats.com
430 W. 21st St., Norfolk
757-622-7362

Gold Level Winner

Bella Monte
Contemporary Continental dining room sets the show for an Old World-inspired menu. www.BellaMonteVB.com
1202 Laskin Rd. Ste. 100, Virginia Beach
757-425-6290

Gold Level Winner

Bite Restaurant & Catering
Modernistic dining room with a front-row seat to this part of Monticello Avenue with contemporary, approachable fine dining dishes. www.EnjoyBite.com
440 Monticello Ave., Norfolk
757-486-0035

24K Gold Level Winner

Bodega on Granby
Rustic shotgun dining room with Spanish/ Mediterranean-style tapas. www.BodegaOnGranby.com
442 Granby St., Norfolk
757-622-8527

Gold Level Winner

Buon Amici Ristorante & Pizzeria
A comfortable setting, attentive service and traditional Italian-inspired menu are found here. www.BuonAmiciWilliamsburg.com
5201 Center St., Williamsburg
757-220-8188

Gold Level Winner

Burton’s Grill
Retro-now, comfortable, clubby dining room with tasty, nonintimidating fine dining. www.BurtonsGrill.com
741 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach
757-422-8970

24K Gold Level Winner

Captain Groovy’s Grill & Raw Bar
Relaxed oyster bar with an extensive menu of fresh and local seafood. www.CaptainGroovys.com
8101 Shore Dr., Norfolk
757-965-4667

24K Gold Level Winner

Catch 31 Fish House & Bar
An emphasis on seafood in an open, airy dining room with expansive ocean views. www.Catch31.com
3001 Atlantic Ave.,Virginia Beach
757-213-3474

24K Gold Level Winner

Chix Sea Grill and Bar
Fun, approachable dining room and menu with many fresh seafood choices. www.ChixSeaGrillAndBar.com
701 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach
757-428-2449

Gold Level Winner

Cobalt Grille
Quality, contemporary regional fare from chef/owner Alvin Williams in a modern, trendy setting. www.CobaltGrille.com
1624 Laskin Rd. Ste. 762, Virginia Beach
757-333-3334

24K Gold Level Winner

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro
Seasonal coastal cuisine, including many dishes with a Mediterranean twist, and a focus on sustainability in a vibrant setting. www.Crocs19thStreet Bistro.com
620 19th St., Virginia Beach
757-428-5444

24K Gold Level Winner

Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar
Quaint, jewel-box dining room and well-written menu that offers American regional and Asian-inspired dishes. www.EurasiaVB.com
960 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach
757-422-0184

24K Gold Level Winner

Fin Seafood Restaurant
Big city feel and excellent service showcase creative seafoodcentric dishes from chef/owner Kenny Sloane. www.FinSeafood.com
3150 William Styron Sq., Newport News
757-599-5800

24K Gold Level Winner

Fire & Vine Woodfire Cuisine
An emphasis on fire-grilled entrees and wine bodes well in rich surroundings. www.FireAndVine.com
1556 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach
757-333-4824

24K Gold Level Winner

Forbidden City
Comfortable, well-appointed dining room, complete with privacy booths, set the stage for beautiful classic Chinese and Chinese-American food. www.ForbiddenCityVB.com
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach
757-747-2388

24K Gold Level Winner

Garrison’s Bar and Grill
A city-inspired dining room is the backdrop for a varied menu with a Mediterranean slant.
401 N. Great Neck Rd. Ste. 121, Virginia Beach
757-233-2978

Silver Level Winner

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