A historically significant city and culinary haven, Newport News incorporates the former Warwick County and a part of the Hampton Roads area. From sizzling steakhouses to seafood shacks, here is a list of the top ten restaurants in this foodie corner of Virginia.
The large and independently owned 99 Main Restaurant is the brainchild is Jimmy and Christine Ferguson, and was the first fine dining eatery in the city. Using French techniques, Jimmy cooks up a menu to suit every palette and appetite. Curing their meats and fish in-house, these have a distinctive flavour. Favourites from their menu include their chef specialities of swordfish with saffron and almonds over cucumber quinoa and ratatouille tian; short ribs braised in red peppers and chorizo with risotto and green bean succotash and seared chicken breast with lemon, shallots, sherry and thyme served with basil fried rice and green bean succotash. With weekly food and drink events, it is no surprise that this restaurant’s popularity keeps growing.
99 Main Restaurant, 99 Main Street, Newport News, VA, USA. +1 757 599 9885
If steak is your dish of choice, then look no further than Schlesingers Steakhouse. Known for their tender ribs, steaks and tangy BBQ sauce, Schlesingers serves hearty food with style and flair. There is also a wide range of appetizers available, as well as soups, salads and seafood, chicken and pasta dishes. For a more intimate dining experience, there are two private rooms, each with a cozy fireplace to add to your special occasion.
Taste Unlimited now has a number of locations in Virginia, but the quality of the food and friendly service remains the same throughout. The restaurants are particularly renowned for their house sandwich, made with meat or cheese, their tangy house dressing and served on freshly made French bread. Everything is made to order and freshness is guaranteed, with ingredients locally sourced and from organic farms. You can also buy a range of foods from local artisanal producers here to take away with you.