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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Williamsburg

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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!


A photo of Fat Canary restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4811)
$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
LLMNvip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Waitress first night as a server was fantastic as were the other members of the service team. The food was fantastic and they accepted managing food restrictions expertly.
A photo of Tuscany Ristorante Italiano - Williamsburg restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1081)
$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.

Top review
JamesM
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, great menu choices, and good value for the price.
A photo of King's Arms Tavern restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5628)
$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.

Top review
Donna
Dined 3 days ago
We celebrated our 46 anniversary at Kings Arms. We celebrated our honeymoon here as well. Great memories, great music, great food, wonderful service.
A photo of Le Yaca - Williamsburg restaurant
4.9
4.9 (8761)
$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 Ducass
Top review
MIPickyvip
Dined 3 days ago
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner in Le Yaca last night. The food and service were topnotch. Will visit again for a special occasion.
A photo of Gold Course Clubhouse Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (81)
$30 and under
American
Colonial Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Keep up with the Joneses at the Clubhouse Grill.

Cap off a round on the Gold Course with a cold drink at the Horseshoe Bar, dine in the restaurant, or soak in views of the 18th hole from the outdoor terrace.

The Golden Horseshoe Clubhouse features the Golden Smoke Menu showcasing Virginia local oak smoked BBQ including brisket, pork, chicken, and weekly specials. Also available are delicious appetizers, vegetarian options, burgers, salads, and seasonal cobbler. A gathering place for golfers and guests alike, the Gold Course Clubhouse Grill offers a casual dining experience just minutes from more at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts.

Stop by the Gold Course Clubhouse Bar located downstairs for grab-and-go sandwiches, salad, and snack options.

Top review
JCMBBvip
Dined 6 days ago
The smoked meats were outstanding, we tried the pork, chicken, and turkey. Our server was outstanding! He made every effort to engage our 8-year-old and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend!
A photo of Berret's Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4716)
$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
TimTvip
Dined 5 days ago
Our waiter was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Food was delivered promptly and everything was outstanding and all this at a very decent price. We loved it!!!!!!!
A photo of Gabriel Archer Tavern restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1255)
$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.

Top review
Tomj
Dined 3 days ago
Great place to enjoy lunch with friends or out of town guests.
A photo of Opus 9 Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5855)
$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?




Top review
RoyE
Dined 6 days ago
Outstanding as always. We've been coming to Opus 9 since 2017 and they have been consistently professional, positive and courteous. Last night Cody was our server. He has a lot of positive energy and was very timely with his table visits. Our food was rightly cooked and filling. The hostess acknowledged me by name as soon as we stepped in and the General Manager was as always polite and said he was glad to see us again. Overall another outstanding evening at Opus 9
A photo of Christiana Campbell's Tavern restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4144)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Colonial Williamsburg
About the restaurant
For parties larger than 6, please call for reservations (855) 263-1746.
Not much has changed since George Washington frequented Campbell’s Tavern for its delicious seafood in the 18th century. Dig in to locally sourced shrimp, scallops, and fish, and be sure to try Christiana’s famous Crab Cakes, Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Muffins and Spoon Bread.
The street address is 101 S. Waller Street, with ample parking behind the tavern.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Meal was outstanding and the atmosphere was enjoyable.
A photo of Cochon on 2nd restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2702)
$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.

Top review
ParkerTvip
Dined 3 days ago
Another wonderful experience. The food was marvelous and our server, Angela, was personable and attentive.
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