Without reservation my wife and I waited around 25 minutes, which isn’t a big deal. Happened to get a seat outside which was nice as the sun had set. Once it had set though you couldn’t see what’s in front of you. The lights on the trees are aesthetic only, we didn’t hate it but a lot of folks being seated had to use their phones to look at the menus, which was a bit comical. Food was good - the pretzel was amazing, I could drink the cheese daily. Service was very friendly but a little slow, our waitress had the entire outside area and a few tables indoors and she did incredibly well, docked a star because an upper-scale place should have a few more staff.
Almost certainly one of the worst dining experiences I have ever experienced. Bartender and host staff were amazing, unfortunately the waitress had an incredibly bad attitude. Once sat we were asked to move to a smaller table to accommodate other parties who may have more people. We had already gotten food and drinks at this point so we opted not to move since the waitress gave us an option. After this she became very short and didn't visit the table but one or two more times. For an all you can eat buffet where the server's only job is to take drink orders and provide refills I think she did the absolute worst job she could, especially with the restaurant not being exceptionally full. We felt we were being pressured to leave since we didn't move tables. On top of this, gratuity was added to our bill which is not common for a party of 5. I don't mind tipping but the amount should certainly be based on the quality of service received. Food wasn't great either. Oysters were shucked poorly and had large pieces of shell in them. All around bad experience. If you are looking for brunch in the area I highly recommend Saltine downstairs. Food and drinks are much better.
Grain is absolutely my favorite eatery! The food and service is fantastic always, very quick and concise. Addie is my recurring server and she constantly has me leaving happy and full! 10 out of 10 recommended.
Best bar around. It has a firepit, live music, with the best outdoor seating. I'm a regular here and Addison was hands down best server I've had. She was super cool and definitely added to my experience that night! Everyone should have a beer at grain and request Addie. Also get the spinach dip, it's my favorite!
Such an amazing spread for brunch! Love the fresh seafood and warm foods! I don’t think you can find a better view of Downtown Norfolk and our server, Devyn, went above and beyond for us. She made our experience 10x more amazing...will definitely be back again and again!
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