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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Williamsburg

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Williamsburg? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (4798)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
This high-energy bistro took over as Williamsburg's best restaurant as soon as it opened in 2003. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room has an open kitchen, which uses fresh, local ingredients for its creative American fare. Reservations for the dining room and the bar are recommended and may be made up to 2 months in advance. Open daily for dinner, a hostess is available during the day to take reservations by phone.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The meal and service was outstanding. Unfortunately they had us going to a table set for three when the reservation was an anniversary dinner for two. That was awkward!
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4.9
4.9 (8698)
$31 to $50
French
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Le Yaca began in 1964 in Courchevel, a tiny, country village in the French Alps. Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans, they told the hopeful restaurateurs they were crazy to think people would drive eight kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner. Daniele and Gerard hesitated for three months and then decided, “yaca le faire,” a contraction of the French phrase “il n’y a qu’a le faire,” which basically means, “let’s do it.” They called the restaurant Le Yaca as a gag, but the name caught on with customers who were amused by the pun and contributed to the restaurant’s lore by inventing “yaca-isms” of their own: yaca y aller (let’s go). Daniele came to the United States and opened Le Yaca in Williamsburg. Daniel Abid bought Le Yaca in 2001. Daniel worked and trained in such prestigious places as “Le Pre Catelan” and “Lenotre” in Paris; “L’Amandier” and “Roger Verge," and to top it all off, “Alain Ducasse.”
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Emerilvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great place for the last 20+ years. Our Anniversary lunch. Excellent menu options. Nice quiet table away from the bar. Food was superb. Lobster, filet mignon, soup and dessert. Service the best. We drove 57 miles to go to it. A special place.
A photo of Tuscany Ristorante Italiano - Williamsburg restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1057)
$30 and under
Italian
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Tuscany Ristorante Italiano is a classic favorite among the locals and tourists alike. We are located at the corner of Longhill Road and Olde Towne Road in Williamsburg. We are a fine Italian restaurant that offers our guests a taste of true authentic Italian dishes. The restaurant is co-owned by Aldo Bertuglia and Kate Huff. Aldo is responsible for everything in the kitchen and Kate is responsible for the guests and front employees.
We offer a magnificent selection of the finest authentic Italian dishes. We do not take short cuts. All of our dishes are made to order, which means that you can expect to have a dish where the ingredients and sauces are prepared and made on site after you place your order.
We offer more than spaghetti and meatballs. So do not be afraid to explore beyond your ordinary pallet. Have a glance at our menu and photo gallery (currently under construction) to see what tempts you.
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PeggyG
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Everything was wonderful!! Chicken francaise and chicken parm was delicious. The cannoli was fabulous. Can't wait to eat here again.
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4.6
4.6 (238)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
A quaint restaurant, located in the heart of Williamsburg's New Town Commercial District, Anatolia brings a taste of the mediterranean right to your plate. Family owned, and family operated Mrs. Burcu and Mr. Sevan, (and their daughter Kyra-Su), we are sure there is always something for everyone to enjoy.
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SWRary
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Service excellent as always and atmosphere friendly and calm.
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4.7
4.7 (2685)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
With innovative cuisine, genuine hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere, Cochon on 2nd is a place where fine cuisine meets approachable comforts. We work hard to find the perfect selection of ingredients that create a memorable dining experience. Our chef-driven restaurant, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, offers rotating menus of food creations that make this a top choice when dining in the Hampton Roads area. Our unique concept is perfect for both special occasions and everyday dining.

Whether you’re planning a family dinner, a night out with friends, or a gastronomy treat for out-of-town guests, we believe Cochon on 2nd will become your favorite dining destination.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful place in Williamsburg. The staff is very friendly. We were celebrating our anniversary, and several people on staff came over to wish us well. The food is good.
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4.7
4.7 (5584)
$31 to $50
American
Colonial Williamsburg
About the restaurant
For parties larger than 6, please call for reservations (855)-240-3278 .
Originally opened by Jane Vobe in 1772, this authentic reproduction public house serves up a transporting experience for the senses in Colonial Williamsburg. Everything is true to the time period at King’s Arms Tavern, from the fashion sported by servers to the pewter candlesticks—all adding to an air of colonial elegance. Inspired by 18th-century recipes, but with updates to suit 21st-century tastes, tuck in to a chophouse menu featuring prime rib, pork chops, and more.

ADA Accessible dining is available in the Purdie Kitchen. Please note this colonial building is separate from King’s Arms Tavern. Please check-in at the front, and our host will escort guests to the Purdie Kitchen.

The taverns are located in the Historic Area, and not on a public street. The Tavern is a short walk from the Tavern Parking lot which is on Francis Street.
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wvualumvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great experience! Our server was awesome and the food was great!!
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4.6
4.6 (745)
$31 to $50
American
Colonial Williamsburg
About the restaurant
For parties larger than 4, please call for reservations 1-888-447-8679.
Relaxed yet luxurious, The Terrace and Goodwin Rooms retain The Williamsburg Inn’s charm and sophistication while serving up contemporary expressions of American classics. At breakfast in the Terrace Room or Goodwin Room, enjoy Chef’s morning amuse-bouche to jumpstart your day, followed by a two-course prix-fixe menu featuring new creative dishes and showcasing seasonal signatures dishes.

Dress: Resort Casual
Dine with us in comfort! You are on vacation!
Dress preference includes shirts, polos, blouses, dresses, skirts, slacks, jeans and shorts.
Footwear includes shoes, tennis shoes, sneakers, and sandals. Please refrain from wearing flip flops and sportswear.
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Atcheson70vip
Dined 3 days ago
Service and food were excellent and a great place For a special occasion!
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4.6
4.6 (1239)
$30 and under
American
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
The Gabriel Archer Tavern was built in 1987 on footprints of an old farm shed. Today, its mission is to provide a memorable farm-to-table dining experience that's both delicious and nourishing.

In addition to a half-acre produce garden and greenhouse on site where lettuces and herbs will be grown, our chef works hard to find local farmers as partners in producing a menu oriented towards fresh and seasonal specialties.

Our wide variety of fresh selections from our unique menu will guarantee that everyone in your party leaves with a smile.
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KathyP
Dined 4 days ago
We had a lovely birthday lunch. My husband was greeted with a glass of champagne for his birthday. My husband wasn’t wowed by the crab cake but I really enjoyed the spinach salad with shrimp. The servers were excellent.
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4.6
4.6 (5817)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
To Our Guests:
Whether you are having a romantic evening for two or a business dinner, Opus 9 is sure to surpass your highest expectations. Why not join us tonight?



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CeceEvip
Dined 3 days ago
This is our favorite date night restaurant. Our server Hollie was funny, kind, and very energetic. It was only her third day on the job, but she seems like she’s been there a lot longer. the food tasted really good and fresh tonight. Will definitely be back.
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4.7
4.7 (4675)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY, outside dining is first-come, first serve.
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 Tidewater locals as the best seafood restaurant over 40 years.
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY, outside dining is first-come, first serve.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great waitress and food! Will Go again! Delightful experience.
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