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Omar's Carriage House

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313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
+1 757-622-4990
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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201 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday and had a great evening. Most started with one of their several salads and I started with the tuna sashimi. All were delicious. Entrees varied from my crab cakes, a Kobe beef burger, potato crisp flounder, salmon, and a mushroom tagliatelle. All were delicious and accompanied by nice wines. A very... More 

Thank Tyler L
Norfolk, VA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had espresso martini and salmon dish. Everything was delicious. Service was impeccable. Would definitely recommend.

Thank BDerbs
Norfolk VA
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went for winner with a party of 8. Sat upstairs, very nice, though it could have used a little more lighting to read the menu.... which is the only shortfall. Service was FANTASTIC. I had originally ordered the cream of chicken soup, however the server came back and told me upfront that the soup had sat too long, had separated... More 

Thank Josiah H
Virginia Beach
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The menu is varied, but was all good. We ordered duck, crab cakes and Cornish hens. All were well prepared. I ordered the Moroccan game hen. It came in a a pottery bowl with rice andlemon. The taste is beyond description. Order this if it is on the menu.

Thank picturetakingone
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I went in November because we like to eat exotic food. I was under the impression that Omar's was a Moroccan restaurant but it really is not. We liked our food, I had a black bean burger and my husband had a lamb burger. I went during lunch time and I had a delicious spiced sangria. We liked the food... More 

Thank Brandiesha L
Auckland, New Zealand
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Our first evening down this way, enroute to North Carolina, and it was truly lovely. Two of our group had salmon and I had chicken, all meals were fabulous as was the service.

Thank mlv412
Virginia Beach
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We are usually disappointed with restaurants in the Tidewater area of Virginia. However, Omar's was an absolutely wonderful exception! This small, but amazing culinary treat would fare well at the top of fine dining establishments in New York, DC, or other large metro areas. We could write at length about every perfectly prepared course, founded on quality ingredients and obviously... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the most fabulous dinner and service at our manager's meeting and awards dinner September 22nd, hosted by Bart Frye. Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect! I can't wait to go back on my next trip to Norfolk!!

Thank Tina A
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently had a date night here. The restaurant is located on a residential street in the Freemason area. Street parking was great for a Saturday night. It took a awhile for us to be seated even though there were available tables. I'm guessing this was because there was no dedicated host/hostess and two servers and one... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Omar's is one of my favorite dining spots in my natal city. I love the décor, the menu, and the excellent service. My wallet especially appreciates the Happy Hour offerings prior to 7:00 on Monday to Thursday evenings when my favorite item is the mussels/fries combo for only $5. Yum! There are plenty of other goodies, as well. In my... More 

Thank Juliana D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-4990
Located in the historic Freemason neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Omar's offers lunch, dinner and brunch in the charming atmosphere of an old, original Carriage House. Specializing in homemade salads, desserts, offering a wide range of meats and seafood and always offering specials on food and wine, Omar's is a must-visit in Norfolk!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?