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Omar's Carriage House

313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
+1 757-622-4990
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just happened to run across this restaurant after seeing its one of the top 10 in Norfolk. So glad we decided to check it out. The food was excellent. From the eggplant caviar to the baked Brie to the lamb tangine to the fish...More

Thank janhad
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were there a month ago and were impressed with the food quality, creativity and especially the service. However, this time we were very disappointed with the food. My wife had the same pasta dish that was very bland, lacking in flavor. Previously they served...More

Thank Olli S
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Cute, eclectic, local place. Chairs have well worn fabric covers but I had that good feeling of eating at the neighbor's kitchen table. We had brunch reservations prior to seeing a show at the Virginia Opera. A 12:30 seating was prfect for a 2:30 show....More

Thank Twizzler6
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Staff friendly and both floors of restaurant offer nice/cozy tables. Food was good but waiter brought my dining companion the wrong entree. My dining companion does not like to cause a scene, so he stated it was ok, he would eat what was brought. No...More

Thank KayteeHC
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Enjoyed the unusual ambiance, terrific service and good food. My wife's tagliatelle was excellent, but my strip steak, while very well prepared, was much too grizzly that is acceptable in a restaurant of this caliber.

Thank Olli S
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The Carriage house food is always so good and fresh. The atmosphere is "French café". The service is prompt and attentive and who doe not like 1/2 priced wine. We look at this place as a go-to place for just us or to entertain guests.

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Omar's is well known in Norfolk for excellent food whether in the restaurant or for its catering. We went for Restaurant Week on its last night and though the restaurant was packed with people the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Went here for Restaurant week and was blown away. I have had lunch here but nothing prepared me for the dinner menu. The place was packed yet service was impeccable. We started with the mussels in Gorgonzola sauce- while I was never a fan of...More

Thank CruiseGirl2
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Nice business lunch with our realtor while in Norfolk looking at downtown condos and such. Omar's had been recommended to us by friends, and they were right: nice little place with warm hospitality, good food, good menu of choices, nice wines by the glass, etc....More

Thank Fred193
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Lunch for the first time at Omar's Carriage House. A cozy and nostalgic location dating to 1850's in the historic Freemason District of Norfolk. Omar's is nestled among historic old homes and across the street from the YMCA. Parking is by street, or their tiny...More

Thank J David H
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24 July 2017|
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Response from JimCarroll3 | Reviewed this property |
Parking can be kind of tight...there is a small dedicated lot adjacent to the restaurant but it has tight maneuvering. There is on street parking as well but it is usually limited due to the restaurant's proximity to the... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from JimCarroll3 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not a buffet. It is dinner by the plate and the food is spectacular!
28 March 2017|
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Response from SeniorDean | Reviewed this property |
Dress is casual; I've seen jeans to business suits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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