The Seafare of Williamsburg
The Seafare of Williamsburg

The Seafare of Williamsburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seafareofwilliamsburg.com/
  • Phone: (757) 229-0099
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Seafare of Williamsburg reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)romantic (35)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (20)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 1dinerVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food poor. Dry halibut, greasy fried oysters. Potato had teaspoon of sour cream, no cheese,chives,bacon. Waitress brought dried chives-all they had!! Salad was only good thing. Dessert was supposed to be "shared by two on the house", for opentable. Not!! Bad peach melba at any rate. No communication between host and waitress. Wait people, four to six at a time,were posted within site of my table like vultures; very disconcerting. Will not return here. Could have spent less than half at Waypoint which is always outstanding. Opentable should drop this one.
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  • One of Williamsburg's best
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have dined at The Seafare on many occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is outstanding from the moment that you walk in the door and are greeted by the owner Dimitri. The wait staff is excellent and not in the least bit obtrusive. In my opinion The Seafare is the best seafood restaurant in Williamsburg. The crab cakes have little filler and have been superb whenever I have ordered them. I have also had their trout and salmon which were both prepared perfectly. My wife has had shrimp dishes and scallops and has been pleased by both. The chopped salad for two was outstanding. I highly recommend The Seafare as one of Williamsburg's best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AngelVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Dining here is like taking a pleasant cruise. Elegant ambiance, seafood done to perfection, excellent service, great attention to every detail. Thanks again for a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent seafood; terrific service
    wyocowboy
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The atmosphere was quiet and elegant, the food very, very good (first time I'd had soft shell crab in a long time and it was excellent) and the service was surprisingly polished and elegant; Keri-Ann (sp?) was outstanding on waitstaff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night - Anniversary 2014
    VJGreenVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Joined another couple who was also celebrating their wedding anniversary at what appeared to be a very unassuming location on US 60 in the heart of the restaurant district of Williamsburg. DON'T let the exterior fool you! Once inside you feel like you are in the dining area of a cruise ship of the mid 1940's. Seafood is the specialty here, with a great match of quality and quantity. Sea Scallops, Red Snapper and Super Sauton were the choices for dinner, and no one was disappointed. The quality of the meals were exceeded only by the great service we received from Kerry Ann, who was very attentive, never annoying, and even did a great job of preparing Banana's Foster at table side. Great experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Plleasant surroundings, but mediocre to poor seafood entrees. My seabass was totally overlooked, dry, and crusty. The waiter offered to replace it, but we had waited quite some time to receive our main course dishes, so i declined. The manager went out of his way to Make up for it by adjusting our bill and sending us home with dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs a renovation
    ZecapagodeiroVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Furniture is very dated but the food and service were actually quite good.
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  • Good service. Lackluster food.
    Diner83
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The stuffed mushroom appetizer was incredible! Our server was good! Wife had scallop dish as the main--too much sand in them. A little more rinsing of the scallops would be nice. Pretty good tasting. Good amount of scallops for the price. I had the souton dish with crab, shrimp, lobster, and oysters. The crab, lobster and shrimp were good. Not impressed with the oysters at all! The oysters tasted fishy. Had a glass of woodbridge chardonnay, it was good. Wife had bananas foster prepared table side (good show) and was delishious! I had cheesecake with strawberries. Not impressed. Wife had coffee poured from about 4 feet above the table without a spill. That was a good show. Overall experience was good, but could have been much better.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food delivered slowly
    MidwestVisitor
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was great. Waiter was courteous and attentive, but not too fluent in english. Main course took a long time to arrive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful atmosphere & service.
    GilbertDinner
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great choice for a romantic dinner. Steak dinner was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice! crab cakes incredible!
    krmrem
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was awesome! Only complaint was the web site asked for any special info. I wrote it was our 6th anniversary. Nothing special happened so why ask? Does this website communicate with the restaurant?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    anniversary
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Prices very reasonable for entrée. A little pricy for salads at $6 each. I had requested that flowers be at my table for my 35th anniversary. This did not happen. I assume open table did not relay this request to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Traditional and charming
    JackVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Seafare of Williamsburg looks pretty nondescript from the road, but the food is very, very good. We expected to see the same tired offerings at establishments claiming to specialize in fish, but were pleasantly surprised to see a wide variety. Marko, our waiter, was very friendly and courteous. The place was clean, the prices were reasonable and the food was well prepared. A Williamsburg "keeper".
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood Delight
    judyluray
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was our second trip to Seafare of Williamsburg. We really enjoyed it the first time when we were visiting Williamsburg and couldn't wait to go there again while we were in Williamsburg last week. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the best
    Burton35
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We all had a great time, and we all could not be happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mightymouse
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food always good here. Made special effort to make special entree for person celebrating birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Dinah
    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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    ClearCreekVIP
    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
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    • 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
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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!
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    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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 312 reviews are from the The Seafare of Williamsburg reviews archive.
  • 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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    • 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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    • 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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