Art Cafe 26
Art Cafe 26
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Art Cafe 26

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.artcafe26.com/
  • Phone: 7575657788
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 5 PM
    Thursday - Friday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM & 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Saturday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM & 5:30 - 8:30 PM
    Sunday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Closed Monday

    As of July 01, 2011 artcafe26 appreciates your credit card information for reservations of more than two guests. You may cancel 24 hours prior to your reservation,or artcafe26 charges $30.00 p.p. to your credit card account.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Austrian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Bernhard Klinger
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering according to customers special event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Artcafe26 offers dining for private, corporate events, rehearsal dinner or weddings.
  • Private Party Contact: Sibilla Dengs 7575657788
  • Entertainment: Throughout the summer, music on Friday or Saturday night on the patio
  • Special Events: The first Thursday of every month artcafe26 offers a "Wiener Schnitzel" night from 5:00pm-8:30pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Courthouse Street
  • Public Transit: Trolley transport from NewTown to and from Merchant Square at 15 minute interval.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking up front as well as public lot in the back.
A word from Art Cafe 26
artcafe26, the place that’s different.
Inventive, fresh, tasty, mostly organic produce.
Molecular cuisine incorporated in dinner menu and daily dessert menus.
Seasonal menu throughout the year.
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Art Cafe 26 reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Friendly, Sophisticated & Delicious
    RCONDE
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This is the second time that we visit this spot. Both times we've been there for brunch. The croissants are warm and the fresh jam is delicious (not to be missed). We've ordered both of the omelettes in their menu and they are both great, though I do prefer the veggie one. It is served very hot and the eggs are cooked just right every time. The staff and the owner, who was there at both of our visits, are very friendly and dedicated to customer service. We have a young child and they catered to all our needs with the little one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closing
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Sorry ot hear this top Williamsburg restaurant is closing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • art and food!
    John
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Recently we had a delicious dinner beautifully presented and prepared. The decor is very clean and modern, and there is artwork on the walls. A very pleasant evening in New Town, Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    From the time we entered, my wife and I felt warmly welcomed. The eclectic menu caters to a wide variety of tastes, and everything we ate we savored. We''re going back this week. The service is of a very high order, gracious and restrained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special place for a special dinner
    Alkatoma
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Surrounded by a changing display of local painters, sit back and relax while your delightful meal is carefully prepared
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Williamsburg Gem
    Jude
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Peaceful, inviting, and artfully designed, Art Cafe owner Sibilia makes every single customer feel welcomed and special. That attention is equally matched by the outstanding presentation and quality of the cafe's meals, amazing coffee and other beverages, and attentive but not intrusive service. We have enjoyed brunch here many times and look forward to trying dinner. It is a rarity that a diner can find that unique combination of a beautiful environment, exquisite service, delicious food, and quiet atmosphere all wrapped up in one. An added bonus is the owner's knowledge of art, especially from the Near East, and her promotion of local artists in the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a light, uncluttered,
    msjudyVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is a light, uncluttered, art-filled place with wonderful food...one of our favorites, especially for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    TomC
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We visited Art Cafe 26 for the first time and have a very enjoyable evening. The food and service were terrific. Definite will return we we are back in Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art Cafe is a jewel in Williamsburg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Art Cafe is a great special occasion. Food is excellent, service is some of the best that I have ever seen. My wife and I have been here half of a dozen times and it has always been great. The owner comes out and greats you and picks a good wine that goes with each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    EngleVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. The owner is a gracious lady, greeting all her guests.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Art Cafe pulled out all the stops for us on Valentine's Day; a fantastic prix fixe menu that featured smoked salmon and beef with a fantastic pea soup and desert sampler were served deliberately in Art Café's airy space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great. Met the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great. Met the owner and she could not have been nicer! I would go back for sure. Thank you for making my Valentine's day great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Williamsburg
    DCdinersVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    ArtCafe 26 is a unique experience. The atmosphere is warm and casual but decidedly European. It is a place to linger and enjoy the beauty of the restaurant design, the warm, knowledgeable and professional service, amazing food and a rotating display of beautiful art. I don't know another place like this anywhere in the US, never mind Williamsburg. I have dined there many times for dinner, lunch, breakfast and brunch. It is always a highlight of the day. The proprietor, Sibilla Dengs is a singular personality. She is always warm and welcoming. While she is exacting in her pursuit of providing a perfect experience, her objective is to make the quests feel relaxed and to linger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I are regulars
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My wife and I are regulars here -- before we could eat tonights dinner we had to take pictures of our entries. The presentation was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For special art occasions
    FriendsandFondueVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Art Cafe 26 was good but I wouldn't recommend it for lunch ($19 for the business lunch) but feel it is more for a special dinner occasion or for one of their art exhibits. I had the business lunch and while the food was good, I think they went too far making it "upscale". Having a water glass (the same type from which I was drinking water) and a huge tablespoon to eat it was awkward. Veggie risotto was really good. However, the salad was in a coffee mug and the greens weren't cut into bite sizes so eating it was again awkward. Dessert was a raspberry whip and a tube of white chocolate served on a plate with two small stone palettes. Fancy but not functional. I had to guess to use one stone to mix the chocolate with the raspberry whip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    Blooddad
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Enjoyed one of the greatest meals of my life here. A nine course experience of cuisine as art. Not to be missed. Definitely come here. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Wonderful!
    Picky
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    There is no more to be said. My dining experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    FoodieforfunVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We have dined here twice on vacation and both times have been outstanding. When you book the table it is yours for the night, which means you are paying for an evening of entertaining not just the food. We love in Washington, D.C. And often frequent similar avant garde restaurants and thus restaurant could stand its ground with the best of them. If you are looking for a treat this is it but please do not order safe, be adventurous. We will defiantly be dining there again next Christmas vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Wizardry - Wow!
    DurhamFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This was my second time dining at the ArtCafe26, and, just as last time, it was phenomenal! My wife and I certainly appreciate some of the other top restaurants in the area, but, in our opinion, this is the best. Every morsel is to be savored and every creative touch is to be admired. As far as food quality, ArtCafe26 is on par with some of the top-notch establishments in San Francisco and New York. The good news is that you don't have to pay SF and NY prices, and, further, rather than contending with big city attitude, you are treated to the warm hospitality of the delightful owner, Ms. Sibilla Dengs. Although there is lovely art in the cafe, the most beautiful art is the delectable culinary gems that the brilliant chef creates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so nice but so precious
    diners
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This was such a find, at first, but the excellent food became too precious--too much attention to surprises on the plate and odd touches. A dash of rare salt, an odd concoction on the side, etc. Little things to explore rather than a dish completely made. It's a beautiful little restaurant, though, very quiet and unique. But if you're hoping to celebrate something, and you wish to feel enthralled by a big night out, this isn't the place. This is for quiet, for serenity, for whispers. And that's not a bad thing. Just a different thing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely Delighful
    Liv2EatVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We loved the prefix dinner. My husband and I haven't had Weiner Schnitzel as good since our trip to Austria. The mushroom soup was full of flavor and just delicious. Excellent service and friendly. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, modern design
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Food was very good but menu was limited. You should call ahead to see what is being offerred.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class
    fooddawgVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This was one of the best meals we have ever had. The food was routine (pork, fish etc.) but the preparation was unique and very creative. The food tasted great and each course was a joy to see and experience. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to believe..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Breakfast and Lunch is wonderful , but the weekend dining experience was truely the best quality, service and presentation we have ever experienced in the 19 years of living in Williamsburg.... and we have eaten everwhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going to Europe without leaving!
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    There are lot's of fine places to eat in greater Williamsburg but this is one place in which you feel as though you've left town and gone to Europe! Its not just the food and service that are wonderful it is the climate -- the minute you walk into Art Cafe 26 the staff begin to build a relationship with you, one that lasts until your next visit! Don't miss this experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This neat little European restaurant is a gem! The food was spectaucular, the presentation artful, the service top notch, the ambiance tranquil, the price reasonable. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will surely return! Jill Letendre (we came for Thanksgiving)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Fuzzy
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Food and presentation was excellent. Service efficient and friendly. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving Dinner, Elegant, Good
    Smallplates
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My group of 6 enjoyed an elegant Thanksgiving dinner, the right amount of food, excellent service, perfect apple strudle for dessert; Lovely setting. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thanksgiving feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Everything was top notch. The maitre d' came to check on our satisfaction several times during the meal just to be sure. Very nice list of available wines by the glass. Gourmet meal and presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed dining at Café
    skabootchVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    We enjoyed dining at Café Art. It was quiet, the service was professional, and the food was well prepared. You should be aware that the menu is NOT extensive. I can recommend all of the soups, as we tried three and enjoyed them all. If it is on the menu, have the apfel strudle for dessert, as it was delightful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining at Its Best
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Art Cafe 26 is a marvelous experience for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and presented beautifully - always with a surprise in preparation or presentation. The owner, chef and staff are lovely people who provide a friendly, relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy outstanding meals. The room is also an art gallery with ever changing interesting pieces. And the room is quiet enough for normal conversation! One of my favorite restaurants. Definately a place to dine in Williamsburg whether visiting or a local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uniquely wonderful dining
    AngelVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Uniquely wonderful dining experience, from start to finish. Like dining out of the country. Extremely talented and skilled chef! All we can say is "WOW!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Making food history
    Travelingfoodi
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    A great find in historic Williamsburg. The restaurant is trying to make its own food and art history in this town filled with places to eat. We had our best meal here during a weeks stay in the historical triangle, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Limited new menu every night so call ahead to see what's being served. We pursed the menu for meals a couple of days ahead and saw many dishes we'd love to try but had to leave next day. We should have gone here earlier. Great reasonably priced wine list by glass or bottle. Our meals were innovative, beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. Definitely worth the price and making a return to next time we visit the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My dining experience exceeded
    FOLFOXVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    My dining experience exceeded my expectations. Each course was outstanding in its preparation, composition, and presentation. Art Cafe 26 is a gem in Williamsburg and compares favorably to similar restaurants in larger metropolitan areas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a trip to Williamsburg!
    DCdinersVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    As a DC restauranteur friend put it " This restaurant isn't just great for Williamsburg, it's great for any city!" For those who want to try something truly exceptional. Artcafe 26 is dedicated to all the Arts: Culinary, visual and social. The space itself is a masterful creation of the proprietor, Sibilla Dengs. A true Renaissance woman, she spares no effort to create an exquisite and truly european experience. This is a fine "European Embassy" in New Town. The gallery presents stunning works from various artists. Guests are encouraged to come and linger. Each diner is treated like an honored guest. The food, by Austrian chef Bernhard Klinger is no less than edible art. Creative, fun and perfectly executed. Don't miss this one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trip to France :)
    mafaesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Amazing food and in an art gallery! The presentation of every dish was a piece of art. One of those dinners that we will remember for a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this place!
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Every time we walk into Art Cafe 26 we feel like we've gone to Europe! Everything from decor, to staff to food is just excellent! You get the sense that you have walked into a friends house for a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive small portions.
    PwrshiftVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Expensive small portions...not many customers. Cold decor. Food good, just doesn't fill you up.
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  • You can't get any better than
    Out2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    You can't get any better than this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting the best
    Gabriele
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Its always wonderful ,the food is fantastic,we all choose different dishes and taste all and the desserts are outstanding ! Its like going home to Europe visiting family ,warm and comfy and children feel at home too. You can take your time and enjoy every bite . Love the art ,makes for a warm atmosphere .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.