The Seafare of Williamsburg
The Seafare of Williamsburg

The Seafare of Williamsburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seafareofwilliamsburg.com/
  • Phone: 7572290099x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm , Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Demetrios Sarantakos
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Seafare of Williamsburg
A 2012 DiRoNa award winner featuring three unique dining rooms. The Seafare of Williamsburg introduces a 91-item menu that features fresh seafood, certified prime beef and tender veal. Our speciality is sauton ceramic cooking where seafood is simmered in its own juices and blended with ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Seafare of Williamsburg reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (28)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (14)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • GuidoVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Seafare of Williamsburg has been a family favorite for fifteen years.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, so-so food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I may have chosen the wrong entree. I got the grilled seafood sampling. The lobster tail was way over done. scallops and shrimp were good. Why does everyone put paprika on mild white fish? Totally destroys the taste. The salad for two was delicious, as were the breads. The service was attentive. A good place for quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Gem
    jerseyclipper
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was our first trip to Williamsburg and obviously to Seafare. What a surprise. White table cloths, dim lighting, very elegant setting. Service was impeccable. Wide menu selection. Our group had the flounder, crab cakes, scallops and the salmon special 0of the day. Everything was excellent. We will definitely come here again when we return to Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic dinner,
    Michfoodies
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were visiting Williamsburg for our 50 Wedding anniversary. The dinner was excellent, crab cakes delicious, best ever. Lobster bisque great. We were surprised at the end of the dinner when we were presented with a strawberry shortcake with a candle in it, very thoughtful. Staff and service were outstanding. Very relaxing dinner never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frank
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food and excellent friendly service. Ambience very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafare in Williamsburg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you are looking for a fine dinning experience, you should eat at Seafare Steakhouse. The food is amazing!!! & The waiters were so friendly and comforting. The prices are a little high but you definitely get what you pay for! The seafood was the best I've ever had! We even had trouble finding a cab back to the hotel and the manager took care of it all! I cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    AndorraGirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our dinner was delicious, but our service was outstanding. Our waiter (forget his name) from Morocco was so well mannered, friendly and had superb skills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dated decor but delicious good
    VADinersLoveToEatVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Seafare takes you back to the 1950s with its decor, but the food is what it is all about. The scallops were beautifully prepared as was the salmon. Everything was perfectly cooked. The service was excellent. All of the breads and muffins served were delicious. Cherries jubilee for dessert is outstanding and prepared table-side. A real treat when wanting to dine in a non-chain restaurant. Our only complaint was that the air conditioning had been turned off overnight and the room was rather warm when we arrived. By the time we left, it was a bit more comfortable. In hot weather, the customer's comfort should be taken into consideration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Excellent, Food Not So Much
    TerryS
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Sherry-Ann was an excellent server. Very friendly and competent. The food was not so good. I ordered rice pilaf and got a baked potato with my bay oysters which were good. My wife's African lobster tail was undercooked and we just took it home and finished the perperation. If the kitchen staff was better this would be an excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great service
    ClearCreek
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We came for a late lunch/early dinner, arriving at 3:00 PM to a nearly empty restaurant. We were concerned when the hostess seated another party at the table next to us (despite many open tables which the party could have been seated at, giving us both more privacy). However, we and the other party were both relatively quiet, so that crisis passed...but could have been avoided. Our meals - swordfish for my date, scallops for me - were both acceptable, although the scallops were a bit overdone. The highlight, though, was our waitperson, a delightful young woman who was attentive without being overly so, very pleasant and engaging in conversation, and who professionally presented our meals. We'd go back simply based on her professionalism.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Dinner
    YorktownManVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first time to the Seafare. We found the service to be outstanding. It is clear that good service is a priority here. The breads were freshly made and extremely good. Our meals were great and we felt they were reasonably priced. The decor was very clean and well maintained, but I could see where some would feel an update would be good. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful anniversary dinner!
    Meeksj1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service & food at Seafare was awesome! I would definitely recommend to those that are in Williamsburg to please visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aging Gem Deserves a Chance
    EdMuldoonVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Seafare has been open for decades now. It is clear that it is losing business to chains and newer competition. This breaks our heart as this is a traditional restaurant with excellent food and service to match. The seafood is fresh, prepared simply and as good as you'll find. The servers engaged our kids to make them feel comfortable in what is otherwise a fairly formal dining room. Our waiter even made jokes with us about football rivalries (he said he was a cousin of Lawrence Taylor -- we are Eagles fans!) Unfortunately, he had the time to do this. Don't let the staid exterior put you off. This is an excellent restaurant in a tourist town with too many chain locations. Eat here. You'll enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Elliot
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and excelent service, large portions all at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jbpsl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service was very professional, had the greatest mixed grilled seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family dinner
    alohamom
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We dined with five adults and a five-year-old grandson at a 6pm reservation. Our server, Karen K, was very responsive to our grandson and even brought him more rum bread! The food was delicious. We were not rushed. It was a very memorable family dinner while on vacation. The only issue was a problem with running a prepaid AE card for payment. The first transaction failed and then subsequent attempts to use it put the money on hold. (The money was reloaded on the prepaid AE card after a call to AE.) The restaurant should be able to use prepaid cards without issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    Vidaldoll
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delicious entrees, superior service, great ambience...affordable prices for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafare simply amazing!!!
    Bear
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    While on our family vacation my beautiful wifey & I took our 3 kiddies to dine at Seafare, from our outstanding waiter Eric To each & every wonderful morsel we ate, we all loved Seafare and anyone that loves excellent seafood and steak do yourselves a huge favor and treat yourself to Seafares outstandingly scrumptious food!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a nice anniversary dinner
    eagereaters2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was outstanding and the ambiance was romantic. The food was good, but nothing exceptional. The lobster tail was rubbery and tough and the scallops were overcooked. The garlic mashed potatoes were very good as were the homemade fries. My husband was disappointed that there were no draft beers. The baklava was very good. We will come back and order some other entrees before we make a judgement as to whether to put this restaurant on our list of regular options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super seafood
    DineCritic
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place to go if you want an excellent seafood experience! Deserts were also well done but since entree portions were large we only had room for ice cream. Service was superb. Thanks Floyd!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brenda
    Brenda
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is a great restaurant and one I think people in Williamsburg forget. The food is very good. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is old school and classic. A great place overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Justvisiting
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was by far the best restaurant we found in the area. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so much the first night we made sure to go back again before we left.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    EastCoastFoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Outside of venue smelled fishy...should've been a clue! Welcomed with rum bread...odd choice as it is more like a dessert bread. Appetizer was delish. New England clam was gross, like hot milk with pepper. Salad tasted old. Steak was great but seafood platter was disgusting, we actually sent it back.... Rubber lobster uncooked shrimp fishy cod fillet and scallops and sour oysters. The owner was kind enough to take it off our bill and offer free dessert. Hopefully, he is looking for a new chef... You shouldn't have the name "seafare" if all the seafood items are disgusting.
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  • Not worth it
    Nyker
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Way too expensive for food that was ok at best. Highly recommend skipping this place for another just based on price alone.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The seafood selection and preparation was a '10.' The food was worth the extra price compared to a buffet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening out
    SGR1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The seafood was delicious. The service was fine with exception of head waiter pouring coffee way above heads like a bath shower. Sprinkles of hot coffee hit all patrons at table. He thought his trick was cool but the trick should be left at talent show. Seafood was fresh and properly cooked. My friend's steak was very tender. Will go again but probably not order coffee. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant all-around
    TreeBranch
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This restaurant was the perfect one for my husband and I for our anniversary. Great atmosphere, great food, and great service. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We will return
    1SavvyDiner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    A great find. The service and food was very good. Pricing was not cheap but worth it and not overpriced. The next time we are in the Williamsburg area we will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    Lainiebc
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had a special anniversary dinner with kids & grandchildren. It was quite busy, but our waiter managed to keep the dinner flowing once the cocktails & kid cocktails arrived. All of our dinner selections were wonderful. We were surprised with a delicious strawberry short cake desert in celebration of our special day by the Seafare. A fine experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Phenomanal
    JAYZ
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Simple put --- Phenomenal! Absolutely outstanding food, service, and value. Crab cakes to die for. Crab and shrimp salad - incredible! All the breads, sherbert, and the free stuff - OUTSTANDING! we were here on vacation. I would make a day trip out of going back to this restaurant. It was and is that good. They knew we booked through open table and gave us a free desert of our choice. When has that happened to you last?????? Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New waiter, bad service
    LindaMcG
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went there on our last night in Williamsburg with my family. There were multiple problems with the service due, we believe, to either a waiter being new or maybe moved from busboy to waiter as he forgot many things however he was nice: (no salad for one of the dinners that included one). We had to ask other waiters for horseradish, butter, etc. He didn't know his food items as he mixed up the two kinds of fish for two people and we had to reorder, then they ran out of the replacement dish and ordered a third meal. It was a 2 1/2 hour dinner by the time we left; however, the manager and one of the waiters who prepared the flaming desserts came to the rescue. Management ended up giving us dessert & coffee and credited us one meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    HappyTraveler
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a group of four and this exceeded my expectations. Great food, great service. What more could you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but nothing special
    John
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The décor was fine with a nautical theme. Service was a bit sketchy and the waitress brought me an extra drink that I didn't order. Food was average -- not bad but nothing special. The environment was quiet but that was most likely because we dined at 5:30PM.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We were very pleases with our choice of Seafare for the evening. We had out-of-town guests and wanted to take them some place special. We made the right choice. The food was fabulous, and our guests enjoyed the whole experience. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wouldn't do it again
    NYFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I guess it is something everyone should experience when visiting Colonial Williamsburg but really nothing special when it comes to food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First dinner in Williamsburg
    PeterMVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Early in the evening, the place was almost empty. Cordial greeting at the door, attentive service at our talble and very good food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafare
    ReminisVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Very good seafood. A little pricey but the portions were large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but not noteworthy
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The Seafare of Williamsburg is a nice restaurant with friendly staff. We had quite a long wait for food, though. I ordered the red snapper with crab, which was delicious and perfectly cooked. My husband ordered halibut but was served cod that had been overcooked.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 291 reviews are from the The Seafare of Williamsburg reviews archive.
  • Delicious Seafood
    sure2rain
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Front of house greeted us promptly. Tables nicely spaced. Overall ambiance was good. Food was prepared exceptionally well. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Good wine list from very affordable to wines for special events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointing
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Chose this restaurant based on reviews, and was looking for good seafood. Service was good, but selection and portion size was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet