HAMPTON, Va. - Restaurant Week is returning to Hampton next week.
From March 6 to March 20 the city is dedicating two weeks to support local restaurants and enjoy eat-in and take-out options.
Participating restaurants will feature pre-fixed menus with $10 lunch, $20, and $30 dinner multi-course options.
Restaurant Week will feature a variety of meals including seafood, Southern, Indian, American, gourmet sandwiches, steaks and more.
“Hampton Restaurant Week gives us the opportunity to showcase and promote cuisine options that are uniquely Hampton,” said Mary Fugere, Director of the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau. “We invite residents and visitors to support local Hampton eateries by patronizing the restaurants they love or trying something new.”
Participating restaurants include:
- 1865 Brewing Co.
- Copper Barley Located inside The Landing Hotel
- County Grill & Smokehouse
- Fika Coffeehouse and Cafe
- Fox Tail Wine Bar & Gastropub
- Graham and Rollins Seafood Market & Restaurant
- The Grey Goose
- Got Fish? Seafood
- Mango Mangeaux
- Monsoon Eclectic Modern Indian
- Pour Girls
- Smoothie Stop
- Stillwater Tavern
- Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery
Mango Mangeaux in Hampton's Phoebus neighborhood is just starting a new method of service as Restaurant Week approaches. Due to staffing struggles, the restaurant, run by Simply Panache Groupe, started having customers order at the counter.
"For two years straight we've been non-stop, breakfast, lunch and brunch and dinner so it's kind of exhausting," said Sheldon Jones, General Manager for Mango Mangeaux and other Simply Panache locations. "We actually lost a key player from sheer exhaustion, so now we're in the phase of regrouping."
Jones says the restaurant will still offer its scratch menu. In the meantime, the company's other restaurant, Charlotte's Cafeteria has been closed for two months, he says, because of the staffing shortage. Neighboring Noir lounge is hoping a sold out concert with R&B superstar Cee Lo Green this weekend will bring in much-needed revenue.