I recently had lunch at the Painted Lady Restaurant in Norfolk. I used to frequent the restaurant when I worked in downtown Norfolk but, last year when I made plans to meet a friend for lunch we realized The Painted Lady had closed for renovations. It turns out The Painted Lady reopened last May and the original owners, after several ownership changes, are now back at the Painted Lady. The interior looks updated with bold walls and interesting artwork. The menu has returned to the original menu and they still have a tea list/menu. I enjoyed the Vegetable Napoleon and it was fabulous.
The upstairs is now available for overflow seating, instead of the gift shop, and all the art in the restaurant is for sale.
So whether you are looking for a great meal for lunch or dinner in a restaurant with charm, warmth and good food or you want to go for tea, go back and try The Painted Lady. I have talked to several friends who plan to take their daughters there for tea, just as their mothers did with them so many years ago.
Get the word out to let locals know the Painted Lady is back and better than ever!
The Painted Lady is located at:
112 East 17th Street Norfolk, VA 23517-2302
Phone: (757) 622-5239
Open Mon 11am-4pm; Tue-Sun 11am-9pm (call to check hours)