The Atlantic on Pacific
Region: Oceanfront North (26-40), Virginia Beach
This place comes from the owners of another Virginia Beach mainstay, Eurasia. The Atlantic on Pacific, which is only a little over a mile from its sister restaurant at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, offers a menu of small plates, mainly focused on the local seafood bounty. The upscale oyster and raw bar is the star of the show here, as well as the list of wines they have to pair expertly with the salty-sweet bivalves. Paired with their extensive collection of bubblies and a menu of cocktails crafted with house shrubs and their own homemade bitters, this place has everything any die-hard foodie could want. It will quickly become one of the most talked about restaurants in Virginia Beach.
The Atlantic on Pacific
Remember when you used to dress up to go out? This restaurant is like that, stylish. Though I think anybody would be welcome here however they are dressed - its the beach right? For me, in the contemporary marine themed atmosphere, the raw bar is the place to be. For "Happy Hour" or any other hour of the day, the team behind the bar (and being amongst the bustle of the servers) make it feel as though you are part of the action. The food? - yeah it is all that. From the basics (burgers) to beautifully cooked seafood the kitchen is striking gold. Moreover, their specialty drinks are worth the investment. All in all, we made a point to go back twice in the three days that we were in Virginia Beach. Go early or make reservations - lots of others love this place and for good reason.
The food was phenomenal! There was a bit of a wait, but we went during dinner rush so that was expected. Service was fast and friendly. We got lobster mac, the Chesapeake oysters, can't remember the name of the other kind of oysters we got, the hush puppies with a thin ring of jalapeno on top, and the scallops, shrimp, and I think it was pork dumplings. Highly recommend all of them. Our kids don't even like hush puppies, but loved those.
The prices are now a tad higher than the menus posted, at least on the steak, wish I had taken pix of the menu. I also wish they had a smaller steak option, but I guess we could have split it. The portions may seem small, to an American, but we found it to be a lot more filling than it looked like it would be. We left full, but not uncomfortably so, which is a good thing. We tried to make it for happy hour, but kids are slow so we just missed it.
The restaurant is on the smaller side, and was quite crowded. But well worth the wait. Seating was clean and comfortable. Aesthetically pleasing decor.
Seriously, stop reading reviews and just go! If you like seafood, I don't know how you would find this place disappointing. We will definitely be going back when we're in the area.
Restaurant is mostly Composed of quality seafood plates, they got also a good oysters and clams menu
Tried their Lobster 🦞 roll and also the Mac N cheese 🧀, they were both sublime.
Good alcohol selection !
Prepare to wait during nights for dinner but on lunch week days it’s pretty quiet and service is neat and professional.
They got free parking as well
Will definitely come back as it’s 5-10 min away from the beach 🏖
Great service and good food. Check out their happy hour from 3-6. You can get a dozen raw oysters for 12 dollars
VA beach was getting rained out so we looked up place near by for a good happy hour. This place popped up and we are so glad it did. Got a few drinks to start off. Mine was gin based and was delicious and strong. They have 1$ oysters prepared any way. We got a bunch of oysters and they were delish as well. For my late lunch I decided to go with the lobster roll. The roll was tiny but it was packed to the brim with lobster meat! Def. Was worth the price. The meat was so tender and sweet. It came with fries as well which was crispy and seasoned well. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating as well. We had a great dining experience and can't wait to come back one day!