Eat & Drink
Downtown's Newest Dining Destination
We will add three new restaurant venues to Downtown's growing 'foodie' status in an area already known for local, chef-inspired fare.
Shellfish · Seafood · Spirits
On the ground level will be a hip, urban space featuring the region's finest fresh seafood and an impressive array of craft beers. The restaurant will feature old-world detailing and materials. It flows from lounge to bar to a dining area for a variety of experiences. The bar area will be built with a stone mosaic floor and pewter bar top with both a raw and sushi bar. The kitchen and fish-cutting room will serve as a backdrop to showcase a fresh seafood display complete with lobster tanks. Overlooking the entry and bar is a 2000-bottle wine display and glassed-in private dining room. Black distressed millwork and large globe lighting throughout give a masculine yet comfortable feel to the dining room, with areas of exposed brick hinting at the integration of the historic Decker building into the structure. Two additional private dining rooms are available in the rear of the restaurant.
Take the escalator up to the second floor for a lounge, wine and piano bar, Varia, serving upscale trattoria-inspired Italian fare. The initial space is a wine lounge with more than 100 bottles of wine and 50 by the glass and is anchored with a piano bar. The dining room includes an open kitchen, exposed pizza station and intricate detailing and finishes. The center of the dining room includes a seating area adorned with a reclaimed chandelier from the Historic Cavalier Hotel ballroom. The dining area culminates in a large millwork library featuring hidden doors in the bookshelves leading into an ultra-private room.
Roof Garden & Lounge
For a more casual experience, the roof garden and lounge on the fifth-floor will offer an exclusive bar and is designed to bring the inside out and the outside in. Large garage doors on both sides of the space open to terraced patios with trees and lighting to invoke a backyard garden vibe. This space includes an oversized fire pit that doubles as a stage for live performances and spectacular views of the Elizabeth River. Other amenities include a large lawn chess set and billiard room. and indoor/outdoor spaces for parties and events.