Fabulous experience from start
Fabulous experience from start to finish!! Owner greets you warmly and shakes your hand. Special chef surprise of a cilantro foam that you drink through a straw and truffle popcorn!! Food delicious and service impeccable.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The owner is most gracious
The owner is most gracious - coming out from the kitchen to greet and chat with diners at every table. Food was very well prepared. The dessert sampler with four different tastes was my favorite.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a place you just do
This is a place you just do not want to miss when you are in Williamsburg. A wonderful experience begins when you walk through the door and are greeted by the owner!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another outstanding meal!
Another outstanding meal! We were first there a year ago, and so thoroughly enjoyed it that we planned a trip to the area so we could dine at Art Cafe 26 again. It was just as stellar this time. The cuisine is innovative and creative, and exceptionally delicious. This chef is truly talented. Presentation and service are also top notch. Be prepared for an amazing and unique dining experience that won't disappoint you.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Art Cafe 26 is our number
Art Cafe 26 is our number 1 restaurant for the best food, atmosphere, wonderful owner and staff! Everyone is so personable and they serve 5 star cuisine. It's a delight to come and dine! We love the European feel of the restaurant and they always strive to make each diner feel special.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing find in Williamsburg
This was a surprising find in a mall in Williamsburg! The food was as good as we've had in NYC and the service was remarkable. Since the restaurant is small, the owner and one server were able to provide great service. The owner was eager to discuss menu and wine options. Note that the menu only had a few options - basically two tasting menus with a couple of choices. The food was outstanding, however. The next time my wife and I are in Williamsburg, we will be back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I ate here last
My wife and I ate here last weekend. Had always wanted to have a meal here and finally drove down from RIC for brunch. We had a wonderful meal and it exceeded our expectations. The service was impeccable and caring and the food presentation was first class. I highly recommend Art Cafe!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's all good at Art Cafe...You
It's all good at Art Cafe...You will not find such delicious food presented as edible Art anywhere else on the Peninsula! The owner and staff are first rate and will always work to make your experience memorable.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being from New York, we find
Being from New York, we find it hard to find gems like this is smaller towns. This was by far the most wonderful experience and the food was incredible. The menu was interesting and tasty, the wine menu had great choices and the owner and staff were splendid. I couldn't recommend this more for your next meal.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent and so so delicious!
Recommend highly! This little restaurant is an absolute gem for Williamsburg. Our daughter just graduated from William and Mary last weekend and we had our celebration dinner/Mother's day there. We have been visiting Williamsburg for years, and have eaten at all the great restaurants there. We had never been to Art Cafe 26, and it was incredible! Staff is amazing, food so delicious and beautiful! We would recommend it over and over!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Big Change
from our last visit 2 years ago when I thought they were trying too hard to be new and exciting. . Much better this time and the After Eight dessert was absolutely the best dessert I've ever had. It ought to be a permanent addition to the menu, Not cheap ($150 for food and a modest but good bottle of wine) but well worth it. My anniversary surprise was well received and that bodes well for me.:) The owner says the chef has won a notable prize for his skill; I can believe it.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was creative and
The food was creative and delicious. The owner did an excellent job of suggested wine pairing for each dish. She is also very personable and makes you think you are have dinner at her home dining table and that you are her only guests for that evening. We highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique in the Area
If one is looking for a true dining experience, then the Art Cafe 26 is the place to go. A top notch Chef, combined with excellent service and hospitality make this a standout restaurant for the entire peninsula. The art and the environment top off a wonderful location as well.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our extended family's dinner at Art Cafe 26 on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend was nothing short of a spectacular epicurean experience. The food was amazing, and the service could not have been more personal, warm, and friendly. For someone who dines out regularly, this goes down as 1 of the best 5 restaurant experiences, ever. Highly recommend.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was outstanding
We loved our meal at Art Cafe 26. The two servers were knowledgeable and delightful. The wiener schnitzel was cooked like it is done in Germany. My husbands salmon was delicious. We shared the apple strudle for dessert and loved it, not overly sweet.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gym of a spot!
The food and service were outstanding. The wine list is out of the ordinary and is paired to thefood quite well. We enjoyed the experience and will return soon to try the new Summer menu.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A True Gem of a Restaurant
We had a truly magical experience dinning at Art Cafe 26. The wait staff were only 2 but wow everyone received prompt, courteous and attentive service. The food was most memorable and the kitchen was prepared and able to make changes to handle my wife not able to have pepper/spice. Another unique touch we received, was wine tasting to compare with the wine we had ordered. My only concern with this establishment is it will become so popular that reservations will be hard to come by and service both food and wait staff will degrade. For now truly 5 stars.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
quirky but awesome
I have read some of the other reviews and have to say that I had one of the best dinners and my kids had a great experience this past weekend (no one paid me to say that). The owner was a lovely and hands on host (which may not be every one's cup of tea): we loved it. The chef made accomdations and recommendations and tweaked an entree or two for my very adventurous eating kids. The cream of pea soup will not be forgotten in a hurry: spectacular!!!
Will be back the next time we are in Williamsburg.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was in town for the weekend. Didn't know the area or restaurant scene. Wow! We were surprised and pleased. Had a table by the window, enjoyed phenomenal art work, and the owner attended to our table personally. Great time allowed between courses (meal never rushed), plates appeared like works of art, and food was memorable. There were only 3 other tables occupied, so was quiet. Will definitely eat there when in the area again. Kudos and Bravo for your great establishment.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
One-of-a-kind dining experience!
Art Cafe 26 is a MUST if you are in the Wiliamsburg area! The food is exquisite-prepared with an attention to detail that complements the art on the walls. The chef's interest in molecular gastronomy ensures that each course is not only delicious, but a treat for the eyes as well. We went back for breakfast the day after we had dinner, and were able to speak with the owner both times. The service was excellent-we can't recommend this restaurant enough!,,
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the Best
We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality, creativity, complexity and presentation of each and every plate. An outstanding meal... a most memorable dinner.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, the service was top . We have eaten there two times and had great food and service both times.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and unique
We loved our experience. The service was particularly outstanding and the food delicious. The artwork added to the ambiance. A great place for a special occasion!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Williamsburg
Art Café 26 has the best Weiner Schnitzel east of anywhere. The owner is welcoming and gracious, the food beyond compare! A wonderful change of pace in Williamsburg and well worth the visit. I wish we lived closer (NJ is a bit far) but we will be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in Williamsburg
We just moved from Chicago and glad to find this great 5 star quality restaurant
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find.
I wish it didn't take me 2 years to find this place. Dinner was phenomenal and service was perfect. Definitely will be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gracious European Flair
We will definitely return to Art Cafe 26 ... even though we received a speeding ticket on the way back home! Our dining experience was excellent from start to finish. The ambience was as warm and inviting as the menu. Although this was our first visit, the proprietor extended a gracious welcome that made us feel "at home" and valued. Our next visit is much anticipated, although we will pay closer attention to those change in speed limits!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our daughter was visiting from England and my husband and I wanted to take her out for a special dinner. We had a wonderful time and the food was excellent! The service staff was very attentive without being smothering. The owner is awesome! We will definitely be returning.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't get any better than
You can't get any better than this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasting the best
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 .
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trip to France :)
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.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this place!
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!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dining experience exceeded
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Making food history
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.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uniquely wonderful dining
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!"
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine Dining at Its Best
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.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed dining at Café
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.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner, Elegant, Good
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.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thanksgiving feast
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
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Food and Ambiance
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)
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Going to Europe without leaving!
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!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM