An establishment that combines the culinary skill of a Michelin star restaurant with the rustic environment of an Old World tavern. Freemason Abbey takes you on a journey both tantalizing and time-warping. Reservations are easy to make and upon entering the staff is warm and courteous. The bustling sounds of busy tables is a testament to its quality. The menu is both diverse and distinctive. Game Night Friday is highly recommended for the offal lovers. The Shrimp Pesto Pasta is recommended for a hearty meal. The food is flavorful and well-seasoned. Preparation time is a bit long but with a busy house is to be expected. The atmosphere is cool and medium in noise volume. The waiters strive to please. A warm farewell at the door will have you waiting for the next experience. Cheers!
Celebrating my Son's 21st Birthday! 10 Stars!! Leslie was very accommodating with my reservations! We had a party of 13 and needed to be moved to downstairs due to my Nephew was now on crutches! No Problem!! We had 4:45 Reservations and EVERYTHING was perfect! Jessika did an AMAZING job taking wonderful care of our large Party!! Jessika even took time to go out side and take a family photo in front of the Freemason Abbey Restaurant Sign as well as several inside during our dinner!! The Food Was DELICIOUS!! The atmosphere is AMAZING!! The entire staff was awesome sauce!!! Plan your next Lunch or Dinner at Freemason Abby Restaurant You'll be glad you did! :-)!!!!!
I had dinner here for the first time with a family friend and had a great experience. The hostess and waiter were friendly and attentive. They both congratulated me for graduating and gave me a souvenir glass at the end of dinner. I had the chicken asiago and am still thinking about it! It was perfectly cooked and seasoned along with the potatoes and asparagus. The chocolate mousse cake was also yummy. I will definitely come back the next time I'm in Norfolk!
While fairly pricey, the quality of the food earns its price. The three course meal is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and be able to share with them. The she-crab soup is liquid gold, a buttery delight paired beautifully with rolls. It could definitely be a meal unto itself. The seafood risotto with smoked salmon had a bacony flavor and that is not a complaint. The bread pudding tastes home made and is a perfect finish.
The atmosphere was interesting with it being an old church. The food was great and so were the drinks. We went for a birthday celebration. The birthday person got a free cup as a souvenir for the occasion, which was very nice of them. The downsides were that we had to ask for the gift when we left. The host was apparently suppose to give it to us before we sat down. They stated "oh we have a gift for you", but at first only gave us a piece of paper saying "congrats." It wasn't until my family member asked the host again on the way out we got the gift. If he didn't ask, she would've gotten nothing. The other down side was the service for ordering was very slow. When wanting water or refills, the server kept walking past our table without checking in for a long time. We would have to ask other servers for drinks that was not ours. It took about 30-40 min of waiting to even put our food orders in. We had to keep trying to flag the server down. The other downside was the view. The view from upstairs was not the best and it smelled similar to what I'd expect an old church to, not a restaurant. Other then that, the food was exceptional and we enjoyed every bit of it.
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