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5 Local Restaurants We Love

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Commonwealth at York's prestigious location makes it easy for our residents to zip off to their favorite shops, entertainment venues, book stores, local trails and convenient access to one of many nearby coastlines, including the beautiful York River. Our community is also located just minutes from the area's best restaurants, including several of our personal favorites.

The next time you're planning a night out with friends, a date night with your special someone or a celebration to honor a college grad or dear friend's birthday, choose from one of our 5 favorite local restaurants we love. Whether you're a seafood fanatic, a fan of pub fare or looking for contemporary Italian cuisine to satisfy your hankering for pasta done just right, you have options in every direction in both Yorktown and Newport News, VA.

Water Street Grille
If you love craft beer, fresh seafood and amazing burgers, you're likely to swoon for Water Street Grille, located on the historic Yorktown Beach. This casual, relaxed restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating and live music every weekend. You won't need a reservation for your next visit, but you will want to bring a healthy appetite and prepare yourself for good food and great fun!

Riverwalk Restaurant
When you want to have an upscale date night or special occasion, Riverwalk is your go-to choice for exceptional waterfront views and outstanding seafood and cocktails. Located on Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, Riverwalk can be accessed on foot, by car or by boat. The restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and delicious steaks, and is well known for using only organic ingredients. 

Yorktown Pub
Located on the historic Yorktown Beach, Yorktown Pub overlooks the York River and is a local favorite for delicious, fresh seafood and pub fare, live music and perfectly poured drinks. Open for both lunch and dinner, you can catch live music by your favorite local bands on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Come for a basket of steamers or a cold brew, and you'll soon find yourself coming back week after week for more!

Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Located in City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News, Travinia serves "fresh and contemporary, American Italian cuisine" in it's beautiful restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Their eclectic and creative menu includes an outstanding selection of wines, making this a perfect spot to visit on a ladies night out or on your next special date night. 

Circa 1918 Kitchen and Bar
Circia 1918's unique and outstanding menu is matched by its impeccable service and reputation for an overall delicious dining experience. A local favorite, Circa 1918's quaint location and charming atmosphere are comfortable and relaxed enough for a casual night out, or for a special evening with your one and only. Their lamb burger and grass fed ribeye are as delicious as their cheese plate and arugula salad, and their menu is a crowd pleaser for even the pickiest of eaters.



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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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