Berret's Restaurant

4.6
2094 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Berret's Seafood Restaurant specializes in fresh regional seafood-shrimp, blue crab, scallops, oysters, and tuna. Also offering steaks, chicken, and vegetarian selections. Full beverage service, micro brews, and wines. Voted by Williamsburg locals as the best seafood restaurant for over 30 years.
Berret's Taphouse Grill features the food wines and beers of Virginia with 8 drafts, unique and hard to find wines grilled fish, steak, rotisserie chicken and burgers all in a casual outdoor seating. Weather permitting
from April until November.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY.
For parties over 6 people, please contact Berret's Restaurant directly.
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Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

She-crab soup. Very little crab in soup. It was quite thick and flour-tasting. So disappointing.

Caesar salad- lettuce on a chilled plate but lettuce was partially frozen. Lettuce was brown on edges of several pieces.

Our waiter was aloof and unfriendly.

We went to the Blue Talon for dessert. It was excellent! We wish we’d eaten dinner there instead.

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LM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated quickly, waitress was there immediately. Specials were delicious! Glad we went. Can’t wait to go back!

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M
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

On the edge of Colonial Williamsburg, so very convenient for our tourism of the day. My wife had the flounder cooked in parchment and loved it. I had a pork dish with a very nice mustard sauce. We both enjoyed our desserts. Our service was great, but it appeared a few of the tables near us had some issues. It seemed the management got involved and made sincere efforts to iron things out. For the most part, the decor was casual and acceptable...time to replace the acoustic ceiling tiles though!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great meal. Good service. Nice ambiance.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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BH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. York River oysters were very tasty. Both main courses we ordered were good but overly salted.

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A
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server, Christian was excellent and food was presented well.

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LA
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Berret's is a longtime local favorite. Four of us met for lunch and the food and service were excellent. The new decor is very attractive, light, airy and comfortable. Overall, a good value.

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S
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The seafood was very good and the portions were nice size. The carrot cake for dessert is excellent.

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S
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to celebrate special events or an evening with friends and neighbors. Lots of variety on the menu. Super desserts!

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W
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. My “go to” restaurant for dinner prior to the Symphony.

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DD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Berret's is always a great place to go for a dependably good meal and a good feeling of having picked the right place for that meal. Our booth departed us nicely from the others there, for a quiet surrounding for a conversations. While the blackened covering of the fish was a bit too salty, the overall taste of the food was very good.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have previously recommended Berret’s to friends. They only had good reviews.

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WM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent dining experience at Berrets on Saturday night with my lady friend. The one shortcoming was that there was a very cool air leak that seemed to be emanating from the windows next our booth which made it slightly uncomfortable. Otherwise it was delightful. The food was excellent and exceptionally well served by Keeley our waitress.

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JD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite taken was thoroughly enjoyed and the service matched the high level experience advertised and delivered!! Best meal had in Williamsburg!!

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B
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Not a high end restaurant any longer, but still charging as if. Food a bit bland and skimpy. Service was top notch.

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Z
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Salad and crab cakes were fresh and very good

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

after an afternoon play, we stopped for a late lunch. we both had bugers; mine with a crabcake on top, salads, fries. absolutley the best burgers we’ve had since moving from New York! our waiter Christopher was attentive yet not intrusive and delightful to deal with. we will definitely return whenever we want delicious burgers, and to try other menu items. as we have lots of guests visiting we’ll take them to Berrets for a meal as our first choice restaurant.

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FS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent “Shrimp two ways” and the service was terrific!!!

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B
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service by Taylor and fabulous seafood. Pesto crab dip with pita chips really good. Maple glazed salmon was done to perfection. Highly recommend.

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J
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Strongly recommend. A must-visit for Williamsburg. Crab cakes are excellent, be sure to try the Caesar salad. very nice wine selections. Always very accommodating with excellent service.

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BH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, location and service!

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SM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always very good and the service is good. Nice touch on a cold night was the fireplace in the main dining room.

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JC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was top notch but the food was just not that good. The crab dip was very runny and the crab cakes had a very fishy taste. Most crab cakes I’ve had don’t have a fishy taste.

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RS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Berret’s several times and it never disappoints. Food is always fresh and delicious.
Great job by the chef and waitstaff

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Valentine’s Day dinner. Dinner and atmosphere was great!

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RS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Very upbeat and attentive staff. Good cocktails. Was so very unimpressed with the food though. Bland overcooked mahi mahi and salmon dishes. Flavors didn't meld.

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KF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations. It was very full and we were on time. We had to wait a little while for our table to be ready but it was worth it.

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G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day. 50th Anniversary. Crowded. Seated before reservation time. Drinks perfect. Server on the ball. Meal perfection! As we have learned over the years, this can be a nightmare of an evening to dine out. Not so at Berrets. The experience was truly wonderful. We will be back.

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R
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was OK but not memorable and the ambience was about the same. The menu was distinctlt deceptive in its pricing with the effect that we paid considerably more than we expected to. We're not likely to visit Berretts any time soon.

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ET
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I ate at Berret’s for Valentine’s Day. We have been to several other restaurants in Merchant Square, but we hadn’t been to Berret’s, so we decided to give it a whirl. What a treat— the service was awesome and the food was perfect. I had the redfish with shrimp. Everything was cooked to perfection, and the potato, leek, and ham hock stew was awesome. My wife had the filet mignon, which was cooked perfectly and tasted great. We are so glad that we chose Berret’s for this special occasion. We will definitely be back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding,

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food, varied menu. Seafood and oysters are very well prepared. Good value during happy hour for raw local oysters.

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NR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I would recommend Berret's with some reservations. It was a nice meal but not an outstanding one. The salad was so so. My main course was good. Service was good so all in all it was a nice evening. We have had better meals in the past at Berret's.

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AW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Williamsburg restaurant, and it never disappoints.

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H
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Valentine's Day a day early with lunch at Berret's and oh, was it wonderful. Calamari, York oysters on the half-shell, puff pastry stuffed with brie and served with shrimp and a fabulous chutney, and a sausage/potato/shrimp soup to ward off the cold wind outside made our day. Of course their outstanding Ketel One martinis didn't hurt, nor did the glass of Hidden Crush Cabernet Sauvignon that our terrific waitperson recommended. And about that terrific waitperson - her name is Jade and she's the best of the best. The whole meal was a wonderful experience at Barret's. But then again, they all are.

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LF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at Berret's! We showed up an hour early for our reservation, but we were graciously seated at a prime table in front of the fire. Our server, Jade, was wonderful - attentive and knowledgable without being intrusive. We loved the complimentary sticky buns and our mussels were delicious. We all took leftovers home with us because the portions were very generous. Thank you for a special meal!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience! The oysters were a great appetizer and at $1 each from 5-7 pm how can you miss. Entrees were exceptional; we both got the salmon/scallops/shrimp in parchment paper with Spinach and Couscous. For dessert, the berry cobbler with scoop of vanilla ice cream (very shareable) was amazing. Highly recommend!

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely food and very knowledgable server

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WD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch at Berretts was a very enjoyable event. We started with mimosas and bloody Mary's, then oysters, followed by our main courses. My husband had Tenderloin and eggs and I had crab cakes and poached eggs. The whole meal was just mouthwatering. Also not to forget was the warm sticky buns that were presented with our meal.
We love coming to Berretts as we know that we will always get a wonderful meal and the service will be superb.
Our server was Jade, she couldn't of been more friendly nor more helpful in making our meal so enjoyable.

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