A gourmet restaurant satisfies all the most basic human needs: the need for food, the need for conversation, and the need to crawl under tables and tie strangers’ shoelaces together. Feel human again with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet cuisine at Press626 Café and Wine Bar in Norfolk. Press626 is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week and for brunch on Sundays.
Neatly packaged in a converted Victorian house, Press626 offsets its shell of Dickensian charm with a cream filling of locally sourced noshables. A small yet diverse menu perks up even the most jaded palates with appetizers such as rosemary sun-dried tomato shrimp ($11.95) and baked chèvre goat cheese ($10.50) before insulating stomachs against stray cannonballs with duck confit in a tart-cherry-cabernet reduction ($19.95) or pumpkin risotto ($13.95 vegetarian, $17.95 shrimp). Those who prefer their meals bookended by bread will gravitate toward the monster steak sandwich, accented with caramelized onions, pepper-jack cheese, cilantro, and chipotle aioli on sourdough ($8.95). For dessert, relive childhood without the early bedtime and constant bogeyman ambushes when you order homemade jumbo cupcakes served with a glass of chilled milk ($5.99).
Press626's renovated interior sets the scene for each feast with a curved double front staircase and natural light from picture windows. Though alcohol is not included in this Groupon, Press626 can lubricate creaky conversations with a fully stocked wine cellar.
- Simply put, as their menu says - best grilled cheese ever!! Also love the spicy tomato soup. Great place to sneak away for a long lunch. – Jesse Paris, Urbanspoon
- I've had every panini, and they're all great. As much as I love their chips/fries, I always get their homemade soups. – Brian S., Yelp, 9/21/10
626 W Olney Rd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23507Get Directions