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Salacia Virginia Beach

Oceanfront Virginia Beach Restaurant Steak and Seafood With Modern Flavor

Wine Spectator Best of Award of ExcellenceNestled along the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront, inside the Hilton Hotel, Salacia Prime Seafood & Steaks offers an incredible food and wine experience overlooking the ocean. Using the most premium cuts of meat sourced from local farms and seasonal seafood, Executive Chef Kyle Woodruff creates modern coastal cuisine. Enjoy mouthwatering steaks, local catch right of the docks, our craft butchery, and the best Chesapeake Bay oysters. And we are the only Virginia Beach steakhouse to serve Japanese A5 Wagyu beef.
Enjoy a truly fine dining experience in our upscale eatery with a fireplace, soaring ceilings and a warm coastal vibe. Take in views of the Atlantic Ocean from our private veranda, a rare find on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Salacia also offers an exceptional wine list and sommeliers to help you pair your food with that perfect pour.
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  • Richard Slutter, Hilton General Manager and Food & Beverage Director at Salacia
    Chef Manager Hotel General Manager Team
    Kyle Woodruff | Executive Sous Chef
    Our Executive Sous Chef, Kyle Woodruff, is a native to Virginia growing up in the Tidewater area. Exhibiting such a passion for cooking from such an early age, Chef Kyle was born to be a Chef.
    After graduating from New Kent High School in 2001 he became an entry-level prep cook at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He continued to navigate through an apprenticeship Program at Colonial Williamsburg that consisted of three years and six thousand hours of hands on work experience with some of the most prominent chefs in the area.
    In 2009 Chef Woodruff was offered the opportunity to help his mentor Chef Hans Schadler with his dream of opening a restaurant having the title of Chef de Cuisine at River's Inn Seafood and Grill in Gloucester Point, Virginia. In December 2011, Kyle aided Chef Schadler with another new endeavor of opening Waypoint Seafood and Grill. In January of 2011, Kyle received one of his greatest accomplishments, being honored as "Chef of the Year" from the ACF Virginia Chefs Association. In October of 2012, he achieved his Certified Executive Chef Certification through the American Culinary Federation.
    Chef Kyle brings to new level of culinary passion and creativity back to the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Being a classically trained culinarian and having a love for local ingredients. Chef Kyle blends his experience and passion for great food to deliver the best dining experience possible for all guests.
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    Chef Manager Hotel General Manager Team
    Richard Slutter | Hotel General Manager
    A native of Buffalo, NY, Richard began his hospitality career as a Dining Room Manager at the AAA 4 Diamond Bavarian Inn and Lodge in Shepherdstown, WV. Soon after Richard became the Sommelier at Erna's Elderberry House in Oakhurst, California one of the country's finest Forbes 5 Star restaurants and home to one of the state's largest and finest wine programs.
    Richard has overseen wine programs for Park Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and at the prestigious Hotel du Pont in Wilmington Delaware. From 2012-2014 Richard was a Sommelier at the Mid-Atlantic Food and Wine Festival where he was a speaker at its signature event the 1000pt Tasting. A frequent lecturer on Wine & Spirits; he has served as adjunct faculty at Delaware Community College and hosted over 75 wine dinners and programs.
    Richard holds certifications from the Society of Wine Educators and the American Academy of Wine. He currently serves as the General Manager and Director of Food & Beverage at the acclaimed Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront; where he oversees three restaurant outlets including Salacia Prime Steaks and Seafood; the only AAA 4 Diamond Steakhouse in Virginia Beach.
  • "The outdoor seating is perfect for a romantic meal on the beach and our waiter Michael was excellent as always. This is easily my favorite restaurant in VA beach." - OpenTable
  • "Service was outstanding and meals were mouth wateringly great. Best filet I've had this year. The wine selection was the best." - OpenTable
  • "First, I was completely blown away by the romantic seating at the table. The breeze was lovely, the sound of the ocean amazing and the decor topped off the experience. Great menu." - OpenTable
  • "Our second time dining at Salacia and it was even better this time! Great view from the outdoor dining area, very quiet, and at sunset it's very romantic. The food was delicious." - JewelsC, OpenTable
  • "We've dined here two nights in the last 8 days and have been blown away both times. The service, atmosphere and the food were what you'd find in a great restaurant in the big city. Filet was perfect and Foie Gras Butter was wonderful. A MUST do for any foodie visiting Virginia Beach." - OpenTable
  • "EXCELLENCE, defined, WOW . . . What can I say about this place? I have never been to a place that I was treated so nice, called by name, and treated like fame. We were the stars, and I think everyone in the restaurant felt the same way, Tom seemed to make sure of this. We loved his wine recommendation and the food was absolutely awesome!" - OpenTable