Hampton Restaurant Week returns for two weeks to support local restaurants

HAMPTON, Va. – Restaurant Week returns to Hampton next week.

From March 6 to March 20, the city is dedicating two weeks to supporting local restaurants and taking advantage of dine-in and take-out options.

Participating restaurants will offer pre-set menus with multi-course options for lunch at $10, $20 and $30 for dinner.

Restaurant week will feature a variety of dishes including seafood, southern, Indian, American, gourmet sandwiches, steaks and more.

“Hampton Restaurant Week gives us the opportunity to showcase and promote unique dining options in Hampton,” said Mary Fugere, director of the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau. “We invite residents and visitors to support local Hampton restaurants by frequenting the restaurants they love or trying something new.”

Participating restaurants include:

  • 1865 Brewing Co.
  • Copper Barley located inside The Landing Hotel
  • County Grill & Smokehouse
  • Coffee and Fika coffee
  • Fox Tail Wine Bar and Gastro Pub
  • Graham and Rollins Seafood Market and Restaurant
  • gray goose
  • Do you have fish? Seafood
  • Mango Eating
  • Monsoon Eclectic Modern Indian
  • For the girls
  • Smoothie Stop
  • Calm Waters Tavern
  • At Tommy’s
  • Vanguard Brewery and Distillery

Mango Mangeaux, in the Phoebus neighborhood of Hampton, just launched a new method of service in the run-up to Restaurant Week. Due to staffing issues, the restaurant, run by Simply Panache Groupe, began having customers order at the counter.

“For two years in a row, we’ve been non-stop, breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, so it’s a bit exhausting,” said Sheldon Jones, general manager of Mango Mangeaux and other Simply sites. Plume. “We actually lost a key player out of sheer exhaustion, so now we’re in the regrouping phase.”

Jones says the restaurant will still offer its scratch menu. Meanwhile, the company’s other restaurant, Charlotte’s Cafeteria, was closed for two months, he said, due to staff shortages. Neighboring Salon Noir is hoping a sold-out gig with R&B superstar Cee Lo Green this weekend will bring in some much-needed revenue.

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Gladys T. Hensley