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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Williamsburg

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants 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 Le Yaca restaurant
4.9
4.9 (8632)
$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.”
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Enjoyed very much our lunch at le Yaca! Service was impeccable! Specially Charles our server was very attentive and friendly! We’ll recommend this restaurant to our friends and we’ll be back again! Liv & Let
A photo of Tuscany Ristorante Italiano - Williamsburg restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1037)
$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
KarenD
Dined 1 day ago
It was delicious! Friendly staff! Highly recommend.
A photo of Fat Canary restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4781)
$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
Everything was fantastic: the food, the service, the space. It was amazing and I can’t wait until our next visit.
A photo of Anatolia Bar and Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (236)
$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.
Top review
FoodFanvip
Dined on May 8, 2024
A welcoming venue decorated in a way to evoke the magic of the real Anatolia. Great variety of authentic foods on the menu. We had zucchini pancakes, manti, mussels and a seafood pasta. Nice wine list. We tried wine from Armenia to complement our meal. We finished things off with an order of chocolate baklava and pistachio baklava. The owner served us and was attentive to our needs, chatting with us as if we were old friends. Loved it!
A photo of Thai Tara Sushi & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (10)
$30 and under
Sushi
Colonial Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Taste the difference!






























Top review
MaureenCvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great Thai food! I’m from NYC and this was the best. Lovely service!
A photo of Berret's Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4638)
$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 2 days ago
From FL on vacation, the trigger fish and grouper were amazing! Our server Marney was knowledgeable of the menu, and a delightful person! Great place!
A photo of Opus 9 Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5783)
$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
JoanB
Dined 1 day ago
I had the raspberry chicken over mesclun salad. The chicken was very tender but there is always way too much lettuce which seems to take away from the other items on the plate. Such as the cheese, walnuts, etc. Also, I should have ordered more dressing. My friend and I ate our roll and our waitress took the plates away without asking if we would like any more before our lunch arrived which we thought was rather strange. I will order the shrimp salad next time because that is always delicious!
A photo of Gabriel Archer Tavern restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1218)
$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
FrederickRetiree
Dined 2 days ago
We enjoyed our lunch. The shrimp street tacos were flavorful and it was a generous portion of four in flour tortillas. The crab cake sandwich was also good and severed with one of three side selections - the pea soup today’s soup choice was tasty. We shared the white wine flight. They were generous pours. Our favorites were the fermented Chardonnay and the Menseng. The Sauvignon Blanc was not very interesting but the Viognier was good. Our server was very personable, not instructive but attentive.
A photo of Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (731)
$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.

Top review
Nolan
Dined 2 days ago
A really beautiful place. We opted to sit on the patio without realizing that it meant there'd be a very limited menu. The salmon was nice, but it was between that, a burger, and a chicken salad sandwich. Would've been nice to have more options. Service was slow, but when they finally got to us and brought us water more than 20 minutes after we sat down, it was good. A few things to improve on, but overall it was a good experience and the setting is lovely, especially outside.
A photo of Cochon on 2nd restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2666)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Evan is the best manager. Thank you sir. Amazing exprience. Saved my graduation weekend. Duck was unforgettable
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