It’s CoVa Restaurant Week– which means you’re engaging in fine dining with other grown-ups each night this week, right? But that doesn’t always happen when you have kids! Here are some of our favorite picks for when you’re out with the family, or just with adults.
Who doesn’t love a great deal! Especially when it consists of two or three delicious courses at a great price. Here’s a short list of some family-friendly favorites from Coastal Virginia (CoVa) Restaurant Week, and others just for the grown-ups.
CoVa Restaurant Week Picks for the Whole Family
Even if you missed out on the “kids eat free” Monday promotion, you can still indulge in Aloha Snack’s (501 Laskin Rd.) CoVa restaurant week offerings. While your little ones munch away on their Hawaiian-themed meals like pizza rolls or little Kahuna burgers, you can indulge in one of their poke bowls– like their special restaurant week dinner signature “Hurricane Poke Bowl” for $20, including a coconut malasada and aloha drink.
They have $10 and $15 lunch specials this week, so you can enjoy a great meal and drink while your little ones can color and watch the surfing videos.
Baker’s Crust Artisanal Kitchen
Baker’s Crust Artisanal Kitchen (704 Hilltop North Shopping Center) is a great choice for lunch or dinner with or without the kids! Their restaurant week menu looks pretty enticing and offers two-course $15 lunches and 3-course $25 dinner. Highlights include mix-and-match favorites like the tomato and cheese soup, Charleston chicken and avocado sandwich, and tuna poke bowl. My children LOVE the pizzas here! They’re a great sharing size and pretty cost-effective. Plus, they love to watch the chefs in action as they prepare the meal.
Added bonus: if you have dietary restrictions, ask for the Baker’s Crust gluten-free menu. They have a great selection, and you won’t feel deprived.
The Green Cat
The Green Cat (3801 Pacific Avenue) offers several incredible healthy and vegan options for adults and kids alike. The casual vibe is perfect for kids, and now that the weather’s getting a little cooler, you can especially enjoy the outdoor seating. Their cold-pressed juices are one of their signatures and a perfect dose of phytonutrients! My son especially loves the Kid’s Shredder smoothie.
For restaurant week, they have excellent options ranging from a $5 blueberry and flax breakfast bowl to get you going in the morning to a $15 soup-and-salad lunch featuring green goddess chickpea curry toast.
Restaurant Week Picks for Date Night
Although a newcomer to the Virginia Beach restaurant scene, The Atlantic on Pacific (3004 Pacific Ave.) has already made a big impact with its delicious assortment of seafood and tapas-style portions. But you might not want to share their two-course $15 lunch menu or $25 three-course dinner menu! Offerings including mini lobster-rolls, fried oysters, chilled salmon, and shrimp cocktail will satisfy any seafood lover.
Extra Tip: When it’s not CoVa Restaurant Week, their Everyday Happy Hour offerings are superb! I highly recommend filling up with the $1 oysters. Even if you hate seafood, you’ll still love their $6 Happy Hour burgers and drink specials.
With their gorgeous presentation and delicious offerings, Esoteric (501 Virginia Beach Blvd) is a perfect choice for dining out without the kids! Their three-course $35 dinner restaurant week offerings feature a great range of flavors ranging from the garden bowl entree showcasing vegetables from their on-site garden to the deliciously decadent braised short rib.
Each dish is beautifully arranged and leaves you pleasantly satisfied without feeling like you’ve overdone it. Make sure to complement your meal with one of their specialty drinks!
Other CoVa Restaurant Week Favorites (with kids):
- La Bella Italia: (1065 Laskin Rd) Italian cuisine $35 dinner
- Nanking of Virginia: (501 N. Birdneck Rd.) Indian cuisine $15 lunch, $25 dinner
- Tupelo Honey: (4501 Main Street) American cuisine $10 lunch
- Ynot Italian: (multiple area locations) Italian cuisine $10 lunch, $25 dinner
CoVa Restaurant Week Favorites (without kids):
- Becca Restaurant and Garden: (4200 Atlantic Ave.) American cuisine $15 lunch, $35 dinner
- Eurasia Cafe: (960 Laskin Road) Eclectic cuisine $15 lunch, $35 dinner
- Le Yaca: (741 First Colonial Rd) French cuisine $15 lunch, $35 dinner
- Terrapin: (3102 Holly Road) American cuisine $35 dinner
What are your favorite restaurants- with and without your kids? Talk it over with loved ones on FamilyApp, or tell us below in the comments.