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I have been here multiple times since they have opened. Went about 3 weeks after they opened for the first time and they continue to impress me more and more. First atmosphere is perfect, it is a beautiful restaurant at a great location. It has that upscale look but they make you feel casual and comfortable. Its not your typical white table cloth stuffy steakhouse. Yes the food (great prices for what they serve) is upscale and plated beautiful, not to mention that is of course amazing and one of the best meals iv had in many of places around this country and yes i do travel a lot. The service has always been perfect and they are very good with remembering who we are. Owner/Chef is an amazing young man, he always tires to sneak out of the kitchen to make his rounds to the customers and always thank them for coming out and making sure everything is alright. Yes at times when we watch them cook ( they have a beautiful open kitchen that kind of gives you a show while you wait for your food) and he is busy he will atleast try and acknowledge as many customers as possible with a simple wave. You see a lot of people walk up to the kitchen window, and usually compliment him and his chefs on a amazing meal. Trust me i know, iv been one of them. His staff is very well trained, Adam who i believe serves and is front of the house manager, has always been helpful with us. Very Polite young man and always eager to sell us on one of the specials for the night. Overall, i hope this place can become a staple in Virginia Beach, I would hate to see this place go, and by the product and service they give you i do not believe that will be happening
The advertised Build Your Own Bloody Marys drew us in to the 11th Street Taphouse. For only $3.50 on Saturdays and Sundays before 3pm you can get a nice sized glass of vodka or gin and begin your creation. A selection of fresh garnishes are on hand including large olives, bacon, blue and cheddar cheese bits, peppers, garlic, celery, etc. I made mine with the delicious Zing Zang mix and also added fresh horseradish and hot sauce. Yummy! We also shared a few appetizers; crab brochettes and stuffed mushrooms were delicious, but the best of all was the Tiki Tuna. So fresh and tender and served with a nice seaweed salad. The waiter was wonderful, attentive and friendly as was the day manager. Each day offers different specials including Craft Beer Night, Ladies Night and $10 Entrees. It's location right on the beach gives you a great view as well as many tvs for your favorite sports events. The staff quickly accommodated our request for a channel change to our favorite team. On our next visit to Virginia Beach, we will be sure to stop in again for the Bloody Mary Bar and perhaps try out some of their entrees. A very nice friendly place which would also be good for families.
I went here because I was craving fish and chips, the other reviews were up and down so I figured I'd give it a try. The fish that they fry is flounder. It was VERY heavy for fish and chips. They gave me a large portion, which was nice but I couldn't finish it; which is rare for me to not finish my fish and chips. The batter was really light and thin, not that flavorful. Overall it was just ok, I wouldn't order it again. My husband had the Cajun Grilled Catfish - Grilled sourdough, lettuce, tomato, Parmesan pepper dressing. He also thought it was ok, not flavorful either. The sandwich needed the dressing. The service was great. Our server was very friendly, patient and helpful. I would come back here to try their buffalo fried shrimp, we saw many people ordering it. They gave large portions and it looked delicious. There is ample parking here in their lot. This restaurant is family friendly with a diner experience.
I really wanted to like this place. I'm not a foodie, or a snob. Good things to like here, but I really wanted a good steak and I didn't get it. Martini was decent, fries were crisp and tasty, loaded baked potato was fair, service was friendly and acceptably attentive. My wife's cowboy burger was great. My Delmonico was disappointing at best. Ordered Medium-Rare, received Medium-Well. Looked like a NY Strip without benefit of insulating, moisturizing fat. Tough, dry, lousy piece of beef, and this is supposed to be a Steakhouse. I really wanted to like this place, but I won't be back.
Completely disrespectful waitresses! I live across the street so I frequently stop in here for a drink. They brought out my tab and before I could even pull out my wallet, she looked at me and said, " Just so your aware, we don't accept pennies." Completely confused, I asked her what made you think I was going to pay you in pennies? I continued to retrieve my wallet and pulled out cash to pay my tab. The nice person I am, I still made sure to tip her. But I'd never return to this place again. Completely out of line!
My girl friends and I were out for an evening together last night and happened upon Prime 103. It was FANTASTIC!!! All of us being pretty particular about the food we eat, were more than delighted. Our server was amazing! She offered her knowledge and suggestions and they were spot on. It was also 1/2 price on bottles of wine and that was a major plus on a Thursday night. Great selection, too! Definitely a must visit. You too, will become a fan! Can't wait to go back with my family!
We've been to this restaurant/ bar many times in the last 5 years, summer and winter. this time was a little different. Seems like the food has taken a strong swing upward, with really fine dishes , good taste, and well prepared. Congratulations. I hope we can continue this turned through the summer when the crowds return. The fish special (blackened and grilled mahi) was just perfectly done, with great sides!! Good wait staff made it a wonderful meal. thanks.
Frankly you go here for the beer not especially the food. They have a great variety and they are right off the beach on the Boardwalk. My wife did have their bacon wrapped scallops and she actually licked her plate with her fingers. One afternoon I had the wings and they were good. The SheCrab soup is very good as well. It can get crowded in the evening especially if you want outdoor dining. This is a great place to hang out at or grab a beer!
The food is spectacular, the atmosphere is very welcoming, feels like you're at a friends house, ladies, the bathroom are awesome, very clean place. The entire staff and owners are so nice and are there for your every need. By far one of the best places I've Ever been. The menu also has a wide variety, something for everyone. the kids meals come in buckets that the little ones can keep. nice deck outside. I suggest trying this place out asap!
We at here on a rainy evening when we did not want to leave the hotel. I am so glad we did. The food was great. There burgers are really good, quality burgers. Not greasy and specialtly flavors. I got a Jalepeno burger that was fantastic and their onion rings were crisp and delicious. All four of us got something different and we were all very happy with our choices. Service was very good. The waitress was friendly and efficient.
There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.
A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.
In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.
There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.
No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:
Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.
Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.
Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.
General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.
No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.
The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.
If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.
Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.
As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.
Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.
Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.