Prime46forty
Prime46forty

Prime46forty

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.prime46forty.com/
  • Phone: 7572244640x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Westby-Gibson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music Saturday only beginning at 9:30pm on the patio weather permitting. Otherwise in bar area.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old News Road (back left corner of Monticello Marketplace)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Semi private parking lot adjacent to front door of restaurant. Handicapped spaces available.
A word from Prime46forty
The philosophy of Prime46forty is simple--take the best ingredients you can find and "don't mess them up." Chef Tim features the finest prime beef from Allen Brothers, sustainable seafood from around the world, and locally sourced all natural produce from regional farms. Each crafted dish on the menu will envelope you in flavors, aromas and texture and his nightly specials will instantly entice you. Co-owner Carroll complements the menu with an eclectic mix of unique and distinctive wines not found in any other Williamsburg restaurant. Clever cocktails, enormous martinis and craft beers are offered as well. Service is friendly, knowledgeable and memorable. Add live music on Saturday nights and Prime becomes your "go to" restaurant for every occasion. Come for a special night or just to enjoy a couple of appetizers---the decor is modern, comfortable and lively featuring abstract art created by Vicki Foster, a popular local artist. You will love our energy!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Prime46forty reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (80)special occasion (75)neighborhood gem (53)romantic (37)notable wine list (36)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (14)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (11)hot spot (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • williamsburg gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great service, even better food. Strongly suggest this restaurant. Best food in Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Addition to Dining Scene!
    Julie1037VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our party of six celebrated a family event with a leisurely and well prepared dinner with good wine perfectly served. A jazz combo arrived about the same as our dessert, which made for a festive end to the evening, and the beginning of the only elegant late night dining venue in Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    TiHammer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Ate here for parents weekend. Definitely one of the better restaurants in the area. Varied selection of food. Veal pork and salmon entres were all perfectly cooked and delicious. The chocolate pudding dessert is worth saving room for and plenty large to split.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • should have come here sooner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Recently found out that Prime46forty is owned by the same folks that owned "A Carroll's" from years past, where we enjoyed many, many dinners and lunches with family & friends. Had we known, we would have been here sooner to dine on the great food we always enjoyed from this family. All we can say is "welcome back" because our dinner was fabulous and now that we found you, we will be back. P.S. There must be others out there in Williamsburg that are not aware of the A. Carroll's connection who would be back as we were if they knew. You should advertise that fact in the Gazette?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Ordinary Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Expensive, but excellent! Selections are far from ordinary. Diners looking for plain food offerings and large portions would not be interested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved this place
    PASTORBJ
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I met the owner...she is a very approachable person. She catered to my special food and drinks needs which she didn't have to do. While on vacay in Williamsburg, make sure you visit this place. The service was awesome and the employees were very knowledgeable according to their food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime is just that!
    Yumyum2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant defines fine dining. My Chilean sea bass was superb...moist, tasty and I savored every bite. The appetizer menu is so appealing that you might try two and skip the entre. You will come back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    An excellent addition to the Williamsburg dining scene. Convenient location for locals, a nice escape from tourism for out-of-towners. A favorite choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JandG
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Probably one of the best restaurants in Williamsburg! The food was incredible and the service was top notch. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food, great atmosphere
    Kimmy81VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a spectacular meal at Prime46Forty. Our server was attentive and personable. The filet was perfectly prepared and the mashed potatoes and asparagus were excellent. The mussels were in a delicious broth with delicious pommes frites. The live music was a lot of fun though the band took a while to get going. We really enjoyed our experience and recommend this gem to anyone visiting Williamsburg!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining in Williamsburg
    Blooddad
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Located away from New Town and Merchant Square in the corner of a shopping center. Looks can be deceiving. Exceptional appetizer, entrees and desert. GO GO GO
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A last-minute masterpiece
    JenDetlefsen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were desperate for dinner on a Friday night after a long day, and snagged a table here at 7:45 with two tired kids. Recipe for disaster, right? It turned out to be one of the best dining experiences we've EVER had in Williamsburg. The food was absolutely superb from the salad course to swoon-worthy house-made deserts; the cocktail list was delicious and fun; the service was very good, and the fact that we were a last-minute reservation, and starving when we showed up, is probably the only reason I'm not rating that as excellent, too. My husband's steak was melt-in-your-mouth tender and flavorful - simply no room for improvement there. There is no set kids menu but they brought out chicken & fries fit for a princess. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Going Back
    Jojo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Early for dinner, we enjoyed a chat with the bar manager. Prime 46Forty is intending to bring the big city experience to W'burg. When seated, the hostess dropped our menus at the place settings and walked away, w/out speaking. She did not pull out a chair for my elderly Mother-In-Law. The big city Maitre d asks, "What brings you in this evening?"; chatting until everyone is seated then hands the menus directly to the guest. He would also say, "Please enjoy your dinning experience with us." The waiter made in appropriate remarks including reference to counting our drinks. The entrée fees were $2 to $3 more than several 5 star restaurant in NYC. They are incapable of preparing entrees as requested and not in a timely manor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Satisfied customer
    Particular
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My steak was excellent and cooked perfectly (medium, uniform pink from top to bottom). My daughters steak was ordered medium rare, but was clearly rare and bloody. She should have sent it back. Lighting was good. Some of the appetizers seemed overly complex with ingredients I had never even heard of. It took the server an inordinate amount of time to explain each one. It felt like these dishes were made complex for complexity's sake. Selection of deserts was too limited, no cheese cake and only one chocolate dish. No Caesar salad selection on the restaurant menu, but there was one on the online menu. No Caesar salad in a steak house is unheard of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable Meal
    NussbobVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went with my son after settling in at W & M. We went early at 6:30 and by the time we left after 8 the place was packed. Service was excellent, and the dishes came out in a timely manner, not too fast, not too slow. The food was very good. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in the Marketplace
    AugustBender
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of the best new restaurants in Williamsburg, located in Monticello Marketplace. The food is excellent: a variety of breads made in-house, entrees vary but usually include 2 types of fish, chicken, duck, pork, lamb, veal and steak. The service is fast, knowledgeable and polite. We had a mediterranean fish called dorado on our last visit and it was perfectly done: light, sweet and succulent. My wife and I shared a meal and the kitchen split it on two plates for no extra charge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • msgourmand
    Nanee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fine food to be certain. Flavors were exceptional, and presentation was first-rate. Good wine selection. All-in-all a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding Surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We stumbled on this very exceptional place from a recommendation at a wine tasting. Truly the best steak I have ever had. A perfect portion, cuts like butter and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We'll be back the next time we are in town. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Nice Night
    DianneKVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excellent. I ordered arancini as an appetizer, and duck as a main course. Both the arancini and the croquette that accompanied the duck were fried perfectly -- they had a nice crisp crust and a moist center and were not at all greasy or heavy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great find in Williamsburg. Interesting menu with many inventive dishes. More sophisticated than what you usually find in the area. Attentive waitperson and meal was well paced. Much better than location might suggest (large outdoor mall) but that means easy parking. Would certainly go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still batting .750
    DouginWilliamsburgVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Two couples enjoyed a fine dinner served by "Reck Visa" (really?), an old friend from nearby Second Street Bistro. Our friends enjoyed an excellent steak and delicious veal while I enjoyed two different small plates. And while we encourage the ever changing menu, the long winded details (chocalate milk from Daisy, a left handed, grass fed, single udder charmer from Hunterdon County, NJ) you get the picture, could be reined in. Service continues to be noteworthy (Ryan stopped by to make certain Reck Visa had us well in hand) but my wife's "special" halibut was quite overdone and very spicy (for her taste). Suggestion: If it's spicy (even a little) make certain to call it out. We will DEFINITELY return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Artgirl757
    ArtInHistoricTriangle
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took my 25 year old niece who was visiting from out of town. She loved it. We had fabulous drinks from the cocktail menu; shared a fried green tomato; I had fish and she had beef . . . both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sleek design and great food
    NSwmsbgVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were a party of four and sampled a couple of appetizers along with our entrees. We shared a ahi tuna appetizer which was well prepared and 2 in our group had the filet mignon. One wanted it prepared with fries rather than whipped potatoes and there was no problem accommodating the request. I had the duck breast which was very well prepared and most tender. And the fourth dinner entree was the Chilean Sea Bass. Every item was perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was excellent and the cocktails were also yummy. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Primed
    Fussy2palates
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service, food, and décor was phenomenal. This was our first time to dine at Prime46forty and so glad we did. The appetizer, the entre, then the dessert, simply unbelievable. This is the best kept secret in Williamsburg. Matches the quality of La Yucca's and Fat Canary. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks & terrific crabcakes!
    WineAndDine
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Wonderful restaurant!! A true gem in Williamsburg, VA! The Steaks are amazing! The desserts are exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Hidden Culinary Gem
    echriste
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Prime46forty on Sunday. The food was creative and seasonal. Everything we ate is what I had seen in the farmers market or was in season. We especially enjoyed the Confit of Pork which was a starter served over a well textured polenta cake surrounded by an excellent romesco sauce. The pork belly was tender and flavored slightly with herb d'provence and a bit of lavender. All of the dishes were equally innovative and delicious. The mains were in the mid 20's to 30's and the appetizers were 10 to 20. The wine list was well selected an tod fairly priced. We had an excellent Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay from LaFrond for 48. We are looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere & cuisine
    HistoryLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a restaurant that features attention to detail from artisanal tonic water to well-plated, & well-prepared entrees & specials. The cold soup was simply scrumptious on an August evening, & a Branzino special showcased the freshness of the fish as well as the accompaniments. Service was pleasant, and the waiter very knowledgable. This is a restaurant with fine cooking, & it makes for a very pleasing evening. As locals we will return often & with glee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As good as it gets
    GlenMalVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The best in Williamsburg! Steaks are fantastic and kitchen is fantastic in helping with dietary constraints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner for Two
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were looking for anew restaurant to try in celebrating a birthday. AWESOME across the board. Terrific service, outstanding presentation and great atmosphere. Price/value relationship was very good. The chef's imaginative spin on every course was a delight. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fine dining in Williamsburg
    classymusicgalVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    If this restaurant were in NYC or DC, there would be a line outside the door every night! Outstanding food - creatively imagined, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. It is located in a hidden corner of a shopping center (between Martin's and Target) with plenty of parking. Best to get a reservation on a busy weekend night, but we had no problems on Sunday. We ordered two appetizers - a prawn special and mussels - both were delicious. We split and order of rack of lamb - five perfectly cooked chops on each plate which we paired with a lovely Merlot. A friendly greeting and competent server set the stage for yet another perfect dinner at Prime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Canary Alternative
    DouginWilliamsburgVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The folks at this restaurant are really, really trying and, in our opinion, succeeding. The room has a night club vibe to it with low light and some bright colors, the food is fresh with some complex taste combinations that were new to us and enjoyable. My son's chicken was a little "tough" in his opinion but my 3 appetizers and my wife's 2 appetizers were outstanding (salad, shrimp, butterfish, a different salad and crab cake). This isn't a "steak house" though they feature 3 different cuts of steak for those interested. Our server (Ryan) was attentive, knowledgeable and invisible - all good. Our check, though steep by Williamsburg standards, was well worth the very, very enjoyable experience. This was our 2nd visit and rates another meal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finediner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first visit. The menu is unique with much variety and the wine list is good. The food presentation was excellent. The grouper and sea bass entrees that my wife and I ordered were outstanding. The service on this night did not measure up to the price and quality of the food. Our server did an excellent job of presenting the specials along with explaining the preparation but we had to ask for bread to accompany our appetizer, our food was delivered to the wrong table and I ordered a second glass of wine that was not delivered until I had finished my meal. The decor could be more warm and friendly. With all this said we will definitely dine here again. It is nice to have an upscale local restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Visited while on vacation in Williamsburg. Steak was outstanding and salad unusual and tasty. Great wine recommendation and dark chocolate bourbon special dessert was amazing. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    TimAVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great time again at our favorite Williamsburg dining location. Drinks were perfect as usual. We enjoyed the change of the new menu. I had the special which was a bourbon pork chop and the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As good as advertised
    retiredchief
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went to Prime46forty based on recommendations from friends. Service and food were outstanding. Waiter was highly knowledgeable of menu items and was quick to get answers to the couple of questions he couldn't answer immediately. A bit on the pricey side, but I knew that going in and it was worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Fails to Please!!
    foodguy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was only our second visit to Prime 46 Forty, but we felt so welcomed and relaxed - and the whole experience was EXCELLENT!! This time we brought another couple to celebrate a birthday - and promised something really special. They were delighted!! The food, service, atmosphere are all above and beyond = expectations exceeded!! We are already looking forward to our next visit, but may not be able to wait for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great restaurant. Pricey for Williamsburg, but food is definitely a cut above any local steakhouse. Owner Carol is omnipresent but not overbearing, just adds attentiveness that makes restaurant "go."
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary treat
    LTCsaint54
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Msde our special day even more special. Great staff great food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    granfoodie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were seated promptly with a warm welcome. Our pre-dinner drinks were excellent. Appetizer through dessert were top notch and brought to the table with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Williamsburg Hospitality
    BDinNCTVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We were visiting from Ohio with a group of nine and wanted a nice restaurant to celebrate July family birthdays. We couldn't have done better! The food was terrific, the service was superb (the bartender even created a drink for our daughters) and the evening was a great success. The restaurant even baked a cake for us for the birthday celebration. If you live near Williamsburg this is a great place for dinner. We wish we lived closer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.