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 (cont'd)

Pi-zzeria
Eclectic surrounding in electrifying colors is the backdrop for well-done, gourmetstyle pizza and other related fare. www.Pi-zzeria.com
3316 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach
757-213-0600

Gold Level Winner

The Public House
Fun, inviting pub feel resplendent in dark woods and brass accents with tasty, wellexecuted gastropub fare. www.PublicHouseEats.com
1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk
757-227-9064

Gold Level Winner

Rajput Indian Cuisine
Intimate dining room with extensive Indian-inspired menu; large vegan and vegetarian selections. www.RajputOnline.com
742 W. 21st St., Norfolk
757-625-4634
4402 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach
757-467-6789

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

Rockafeller’s Restaurant
Seafood-centric menu and stunning water views of Rudee Inlet; known for Sunday brunch. www.Rockafellers.com
308 Mediterranean Ave., Virginia Beach
757-422-5654

Gold Level Winner

Rudee’s on the Inlet Restaurant & Cabana Bar
Expansive views of Rudee Inlet and a contemporary menu with regional offerings that slant towards seafood. www.Rudees.com
227 Mediterranean Ave., Virginia Beach
757-425-1777

Gold Level Winner

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Upscale and clubby but comfortable surroundings showcase Executive Chef Rick Overbey’s tasty execution of classic steakhouse offerings. www.RuthsChris.com
205 Central Park Ave., Virginia Beach
757-213-0747

24K Gold Level Winner

Saffron Indian Bistro
Open, inviting contemporary provides the backdrop for traditional Indian cuisine that is done well. www.SaffronVaBeach.com
4532 Columbus St., Virginia Beach
757-644-6904

Gold Level Winner

Schlesinger’s Chop House at Port Warwick
Classic steakhouse fare in a contemporary, comfortable, upscale setting www.SchlesingersSteaks.com
1106 William Styron Sq., Newport News
757-599-4700

24K Gold Level Winner

Second Street—An American Bistro
A venerable restaurant with a varied menu from casual to upscale. www.SecondSt.com
140 Second St., Williamsburg
757-220-2286

Gold Level Winner

Shula’s 347 Grill
Classic steakhouse menu with varied seasonal selections in a clubby, upscale dining room dotted with football memorabilia from namesake Don Shula’s NFL career. www.marriott.com
235 East Main St., Norfolk
757-282-6347

24K Gold Level Winner

The Smokehouse and Cooler Restaurant
Contemporary, comfortable setting with a well-executed menu of items from the smoker. www.SmokehouseAndCooler.com
2957 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach
757-481-9737

Gold Level Winner

Sonoma Wine Bar and Bistro
Modern, trendy setting for innovative, fresh regional cuisine from Executive Chef Mackenzie Hess. www.SonomaTownCenter.com
189 Central Park Ave., Virginia Beach
757-490-9463

24K Gold Level Winner

Steinhilber’s Restaurant
Old School seafood and cuisine prepared perfectly and served professionally in a warm, intimate setting. www.Steinys.com
653 Thalia Rd., Virginia Beach
757-340-1156

24K Gold Level Winner

Surf Club Ocean Grille
A city-feel dining room offers spectacular ocean views and innovative contemporary cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. www.SurfClubVaBeach.com
5700 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach
757-425-5699

Gold Level Winner

Tautogs
Quaint Oceanfront cottage with a retro feel offers a menu that focuses on fresh seafood prepared both traditionally and contemporarily. www.Tautogs.com
205 23rd St., Virginia Beach
757-422-0081

24K Gold Level Winner

TradeWinds Restaurant
Seafood-centric selections with outstanding views of the Chesapeake Bay; known for Sunday brunch. www.TradeWindsRestaurant.com
2800 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach
757-481-9000

Gold Level Winner

Thai Arroy
Tiny, tidy, inviting dining room backdrops a Thai/Asian menu that is well executed and full of flavor. www.ThaiArroy.com
608 N. Birdneck Rd., Virginia Beach
757-961-8868

Gold Level Winner

Trilogy Bistro
Beautiful old school dining room and a wellwritten and executed menu from Executive Chef Todd Leutner is pleasing to the eyes and palate. www.TrilogyNorfolk.com
101 Granby St., Norfolk
757-961-0896

24K Gold Level Winner

The Vineyards Trattoria and Pizzeria
Traditional Italian-inspired dishes on a varied menu in a comfortable Old Worldthemed setting. www.TheVineyardsTrattoria.com
1405-P Kiln Creek Pkwy., Newport News
757-874-0115
147 Granby St., Norfolk
757-222-0431

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

Waterman’s Surfside Grille
Expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean are afforded in this comfortable, seaside-bedecked restaurant. www.Watermans.com
415 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach
757-428-3644

Gold Level Winner

Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant
American regional menu in a clubby setting; look for special events like Wine, Wit & Wisdom. www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com
310 S. England St., Williamsburg
757-229-2141

Gold Level Winner

Yanni’s Casual Greek
Open, inviting, colorful background sets the stage for tasty classic Greek dishes. www.YannisCasualGreek.com
2101 McComas Way, Virginia Beach
757-689-2533

Gold Level Winner

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