Consistent TreatWe've dined there several times over the years and we trust Berret's to be enjoyable.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNext to William and MaryWent there to visit the school, had dinner at Berret's and had a great experience.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service and wonderful food!Our waitress was perfect! The food was spectacular! I would 100% recommend this restaurant. We had a wonderful evening at Berret's and look forward to going back next time we visit Williamsburg.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBerret's - Fine SeFood and AmbianceWe greatly enjoyed our recent dinner at Berret's. The wait staff was very courteous and helpful. The oyster stew was wonderful and the soft crabs and dessert were tasty as well. The only downside wa.s that the restaurant was noisy. We have been to Berret's several times before but not in five years. We can strongly recommend it.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA StanbyFor years, Berrets has consistently served outstanding seafood dishes and has innovative recipes. My favorite fish restaurant in the Merchant Square area.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood loverExcellent food. Very generous portions. A must see / do / experience. The she-crab soup had a wonderful taste. In fact, Go all seafood, you'll totally enjoy it.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHonestly I was a little disappointeHonestly I was a little disappointed in the she crab soup, that we came all the way from Illinois to enjoy.
Sat us in the way back of the restaurant, I had made reservations a month in advance and the rug was awful.
Break good, crab cake oily. Would not go back if vacationing there again, or tell anyone to go there.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice!My wife and I had lunch here on a recent trip to Williamsburg. Food was really good, attentive service, it was just what we were looking for. We sat outside and each ordered a different salad and shared a She-crab soup. We would certainly eat here again.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBerretsA meal at Berrets is something we always look forward to when visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The food is fantastic, the service excellent.We highly recommend it.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood DinnerWe live in Richmond and are able to visit Berret's 2-3x a year. The food is consistently fresh and well prepared and presented. The dining areas are attractive and airy but the bar area is tiny and cramped. We've been seated in the bar area for dinner. It's not ideal. Ask for a booth or a table near one of the windows. In warmer months, there's a lot of outdoor dining space. Especially good: she crab soup; seafood in parchment paper; and cioppino (a special). A bit pricey but you're paying for quality food and the location. You can get to $85-100 for 2 people without wine quickly.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent SeafoodWell prepared seafood is not easy. I find the fish in many restaurants either over cooked or under cooked and that was not the case. My rockfish in a cream sauce was perfectly prepared. Moist and hot. I hate when the food is left under a heat lamp and arrives either dry or cold. It was paired with fried oysters that were lightly breaded and crisp. Vegetables were al dente and well seasoned. The bread was served warm and was excellent for dipping in the extra virgin olive oil. Service was first rate. We ate in the restaurant and not in the outdoor area which is much more casual. I would highly recommend the restaurant and will return when we are in the area.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite in Williamsburg!We are never disappointed when we dine at Berret's. Our meals were delicious and well presented. Our server was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere was calming and quiet, conducive to good conversation and relaxing.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood in WilliamsburgCasual dining with good food and seating options. A covered bar area, indoor dining and umbrella covered area with adjoining indoor bar. Good wine list with good assortment on half bottles.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service.The food was excellent and our waiter gave exceptional service. We are repeat diners and happy to recommend the restaurant to friends and family.
There was an awkward moment as we were leaving. Another diner in Berret's restaurant asked for the Taphouse Grill menu and was told that wasn't an option. I suppose the kitchens are separate, but it could be stated upfront on the web page in order to avoid future situations like these.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was good. TheThe service was good. The side dishes were not hot when our food was brought to the table. The waiter quickly replaced them.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantThis is a great place to eat, and is a particularly good value at lunch. Food is delicious, the staff are very friendly, and it's so convenient to Colonial Williamsburg. Be sure to have a meal there while you're in town.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice lunch forHad a very nice lunch for my son's college graduation celebration.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place with excellent seafoodExcellent seafood in papillote served by a staff who knew the food with a very good wine that complemented the food.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWasn't fond of the martini's!Wasn't fond of the martini's! She-crab soup was just okay.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful LunchThis was another wonderful dining experience at Berret's. We had a crab bisque that was very delicious. We really enjoy this restaurant and plan to eat there again. Our Server was very attentive.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat restaurantGood food and nice presentation. Outside music will be nice when warmer. Good wine list and great desserts.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Seafood - A must goI went with my group of friends to Downtown and asked some cops about a great place to eat and they recomendo this place. I have been to several seafood places throughout Europe and the States, and this is top 3.
I highly recommend to get te grilled catfish sandwich as it is very rich in flavor but subtle at the same time. If you do not like pickles, ask them to take them out. I had a side of crab cake and even though the small piece was $7 it was good.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit asThis was our first visit as we have just moved to Williamsburg. We will definitely be back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab soup had little flavor.Crab soup had little flavor. Even kids had to add pepper for something to taste. Everything else was great. Main dish was both appealing and flavorful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took family from out-of-townWe took family from out-of-town to brunch Sunday. Food was great and service excellent!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever we visit Williamsburg,Whenever we visit Williamsburg, we always try to do at least one dinner at Berret's. While the menu is not the most extensive, there are always solid choices and a selection of specials that make each dinning experience special. The servers are well trained and while attentive, they are not intrusive. Good wine list and nice ambiance. An all around highly enjoyable experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food, service,As always the food, service, and ambiance were great. Thanks4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, she crab soup andAs usual, she crab soup and oysters on the half shell are perfect.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServerFood was excellent. Server was friendly, attentive, knowledgable, and efficient. Particularly liked that restaurant was cut into smaller sections with each section still open to other ones. Didn't feel like one big room, but more intimate. Decor was very tasteful. Thoroughly enjoyed our celebratory dinner there and will definitely visit again in future.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was exquisite andThe food was exquisite and we had a great time. The bread alone would make us want to come back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in a convenientGreat food in a convenient location. If you're iin the Williamsburg area this one is worth making time to find3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent as always.Food was excellent as always. The dining space was a little cramped. Server was efficient, but not incredibly personable. Still, we very much enjoyed our experience3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA restaurant for adults!We go to Berret's for special days and occasions. It is the best of Williamsburg! Good food, service and ambiance for adults.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely dinner atWe had a lovely dinner at Berret's. Service was excellent. Food was hot and really delicious. Would definitely go back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Williamsburg's best!Delicious seafood in the heart of Williamsburg. Steps from the historic district is this charming restaurant featuring top-quality food and outstanding service. Varied menu choices with everything super-fresh and perfectly prepared. Love the bread and olive oil to start. Service is fantastic!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best crab cakes around,The best crab cakes around, and fresh shad roe. Wow! Plus, this time they seated us where we wanted to be. We were greatly pleased!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasant dining experienceAlways a pleasant dining experience. The Caesar Salad was the best, along with the crab cakes. My only negative about Berret's is the seating can be tight. There were two of us at a tiny table next to a group of six. They kept bumping into us as they settled in, and their servers did their jobs. I'll be sure to ask for different seating when we return in March.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM