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7515 Granby St. (Maycox St.) Send to Phone

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bobbywood Restaurant Review

: Chef-owner Bobby Huber raised the bar in Hampton Roads dining when he opened his urban eatery in the mid-’90s. Though one of the best restaurants around, Bobbywood, like Huber, doesn’t take itself too seriously. Colorful murals and caricatures of local personalities cover the walls, and the lighted glass block counter, splashes of neon, open kitchen and outgoing personality of Huber make it a funky, fun place to dine, where regulars often meet and greet. But forget the atmosphere. Go for the food. Huber does a few dishes so well that his regulars won’t let him take them off the menu, such as his signature Asian-style horseradish tuna and his rack of lamb with strawberry-balsamic reduction. There also are several signature apps, including oyster stew, chicken and shiitake mushroom pot stickers and pepper-seared tuna sashimi. Thin slices of red tuna and watercress top noodles sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds for a dish that appeals to both eye and mouth. Most of the menu changes weekly, and we recently started a meal with about two dozen tender Prince Edward Island mussels, paired with sweet little neck clams in lemon cream with spinach and orzo pasta. For entrĂ©es, you can count on tasty seafood, beef and pasta. Crab, salmon, tuna, steak and lamb have never let us down. Bobbywood’s dishes are always as pretty as they are tasty, combining elements of height, texture and color. And don’t forget the wine. A regular winner of wine awards, Bobbywood often holds wine dinners, and the regular wine list is outstanding.


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