Fine Dining, Special Occasion, and Fancy Restaurants 

Date night, anniversaries, reunions, birthdays, or just a much-needed fancy night out, Downtown Norfolk is home to so many chef-inspired and unique restaurants for every special occasion. Here are our 10 favorite places to spend a special night out in Downtown Norfolk.

1. Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse

116 Brooke Avenue
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5pm-9:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 5pm-10:30pm; Sunday, 5pm-8:30pm

A traditional Steak & Chophouse Restaurant creating memorable dining experiences.

Great For: A fancy, romantic evening with someone special.

Something Extra Special: Really make the evening special with some caviar, served with truffle oil relish, diced eggs, capers, diced red onion, and toasted baguette slices.

2. Texas de Brazil

300 Monticello Avenue #147
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5pm-9:30pm; Friday, 5pm-10pm; Saturday, 4pm-10pm; Sunday, 4pm-9pm.

A continuous eating experience combining traditional Brazilian cooking and Texas hospitality to satisfy your carnivorous craving.

Great For: A larger party out for a celebration.

Something Extra Special: We know there is a lot of meat to try, but don't forget to visit the salad area. There are so many amazing additions to take your meal to the next level. We love the pineapple carpaccio and the marinated artichoke hearts.

3. Todd Jurich's Bistro

150 West Main Street, Suite 100
Hours: Lunch Monday-Friday, 11:30am-2pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday. 5:30pm-10pm.

A cornerstone of Downtown Norfolk and a wonderful place to see and be seen while enjoying a high quality meal.

Great For: A fancy night on the town.

Something Extra Special: The Hereford Filet Mignon is stunningly beautiful, served atop polenta, creamed spinach, and with bistro steak sauce.

4. Luce

245 Granby Street
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4:45pm-Midnight; Friday-Saturday, 5pm-1:30am..

Upscale and contemporary twist on traditional and classic cuisine from all the different regions of Italy.

Great For: An small, intimate gathering.

Something Extra Special: We love getting both a cheese plate and a salami cold plate to eat along with a nice glass of wine.

5. Chartreuse Bistro

205 East City Hall Avenue
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-2pm & 5pm-10pm; Friday, Noon-2pm & 5pm-10:30pm; Saturday, 5pm-10:30pm.

A husband and wife owned modern bistro with European-inspired farm-to-table delights.

Great For: A chic outing to try something new and different.

Something Extra Special: What makes Chartreuse Bistro so special is that the menu changes daily, so be prepared for a little adventure.

6. Saint Germain

255 Granby Street
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 4pm-2am.

A unique experience with extensive Charcuterie options.

Great For: Enjoying elevated small bites.

Something Extra Special: Build a perfect Charcuterie board with an extensive list of cheeses, meats, pates, terrines, and sausages, and pair them with a creative vintage cocktail.

7. Gershwin's

332 Granby Street
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 4pm-11pm; Friday-Saturday, 4pm-2am; Sunday, 4pm-11pm.

Sophisticated 30's & 40's era bistro with nightly music, featuring classic American standards like Sinatra and Cole Porter.

Great For: A fun, but fancy night out with a small group dressed in their vintage best.

Something Extra Special: Gershwin's has amazing old school cocktails like Sidecars and Martinis, or try the fan-favorite Dark and Smokey, featuring smoked whiskey.

8. 456 Fish

456 Granby Street
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4pm-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 4pm-11pm; Sunday, 10am-9pm.

Refined seafood and cocktails in a gorgeous corner bistro.

Great For: Seafood lovers looking for a great date night.

Something Extra Special: One of 456 Fish's must-try signature dishes is the Crab Stuffed Flounder with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a Tabasco Beurre Blanc.

9. Monastery Restaurant

443 Granby Street
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 5pm-9:30pm; Friday, 5pm-Midnight; Saturday, 5pm-11pm; Sunday, 5pm-9:30pm.

A serene European experience nestled in a quaint brick exterior and stained glass facade.

Great For: An intimate date night or anniversary meal.

Something Extra Special: The Chocolate Fondue for two is such a romantic way to end a delicious Hungarian-inspired meal.

10. The Restaurant at Four Eleven York

411 York Street
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 5pm-9:30pm; Friday, 5pm-Midnight; Saturday, 5pm-11pm; Sunday, 5pm-9:30pm.

A cozy yet luxurious restaurant focusing on fresh, local fare located in the Historic Freemason District.

Great For: A fancy night out to see and be seen.

Something Extra Special: You must enjoy a bespoke cocktail that is the Bartender's Experience, a personalized drink custom-made for each guest based on a couple of questions asked by the bartender. VIP status achieved.