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. The dining bar and seasonal outdoor patio seating are on a first come basis. Reservations for the dining room 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.
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
Cous Cous, Smoked Tomatoes, Peas, Green Beans, Pork Belly
Grilled King Salmon
French Green Lentils, Pickled Beets, Pistachios, Goat Cheese, Pesto, Basil Butter
Free-Range Guinea Fowl
Parmesan Gnocchi, Garlic Rapini, Charred Tomato
Always a fabulous experience. There to celebrate My birthday. Always worth the 3 Hour drive!!
The food was fabulous! The service excellent! We will definitely be back!
Food and drinks absolutely perfect. Loved it.
I have been to Fat Canary many times as I travel to and through Williamsburg. It never disappoints. The cold cucumber soup with grouper ceviche was outstanding!!
Good food but took forever to come
Food was delicious and our waitress was friendly, but it took almost an hour for our entrees to come out after finishing our soups. No explanation was given and we didn’t complain. This was our first visit and needless to say we were disappointed as it fell short of what we expected.
Incredible food and service! We recommend that you always take a strong look at the specials, they are usually outstanding. Also, ask for Will to be your server, he is awesome and always takes care of us perfectly.
Great meal. Mr. Will Gonzales assisted us throughout the meal and went above and beyond to ensure we were well cared for. An exemplary experience!
Excellent food and service. I would definitely return.
Everything about it is always outstanding.
Excellent meal & wonderful service. The Blood Orange Martini was amazing.
Superb meal. Great service. If you havent been you should get there.
Outstanding....as always! Great service. Great meal. Great time.
The booth seats are too close together so it was difficult to hear conversation. The food was very good but over seasoned vegetables. The wait staff were outstanding and very very helpful
Fat Canary never disappoints. It was quieter than we remember it being in years gone by; maybe they did some acoustical adjustments but still in the dining area was pleasant.
Short ribs were great; I got the quail which was tasty despite the fact that the 2 quails on my plate are about the size of my granddaughter's palm. Still it was good. Appetizers were really good.
Overall, the Fat Canary is a dining event for us; we go there every time we are in the Williamsburg area.
Food was creative and delicious. Service was attentive. No complaints.
Stupendous!! The Grouper special, the scallops, and the beef tenderloin were all perfect. The oyster stew and Manakintowne pear salad were just right. The desserts of cinnamon crepes , madeleines and ice cream special were perfect endings to delightful meals.
Food was delicious! Our server described the specials in such great detail that I change my plan from ordering from the menu and order the soup and dinner that was featured that night. I was so pleased with my choice!
It was the perfect place to spend our anniversary, and they made it special with attention to every detail.
The food and service was just amazing
Best birthday dinner!
Great place for a special occasion. Staff was wonderful and kind. They even called in advance to see what needs we might have before arrival. Very nice touch. And the food was very good. But overall price was extremely high for this area. Not a place we can go to very often.
Fantastic as always! They had a Wagyu steak entree special and it was phenomenal.
My third time. Excellent each time. Very consistent food quality which is my most important criteria. Service has always been friendly and attentive without been obnoxious. Best restaurant in Williamsburg probably extending to Richmond as well.
As always, our dinner at Fat Canary was innovative and delicious! Great Birthday celebration dinner and look forward to going back again soon!
My wife and I really enjoyed it, the food was amazing I had the pork chops and my wife had the quail the soup was amazing as well..
Hands down the best restaurant in Williamsburg. Maybe even the entire commonwealth of Virginia. The Fat Canary is an *always* for our trips to Williamsburg. Could not recommend it any higher. The food, and service, have never been anything less than fantastic.
Wonderful meal with attentive wait staff. Everything we ordered was delicious but the cauliflower soup special and the madelines for dessert were particularly memorable. We had a cozy table in the window.
Outstanding dinner!! They really took great care of us for my wife's birthday. We will be back as often as possible!
The best. The food is unbelievable and the service is great!
Great food and outstanding service! Love that restaurant.
Our first time at The Fat Canary and it was spectacular :)
As usual, the meal and the service were beyond compare. The halibut was so tender and tasty. The tenderloin was so tender, my wife hummed while she ate. The service is excellent— attentive but not intrusive. We are so satisfied whenever we leave the Fat Canary.
Another fine dining experience at Fat Canary. It is difficult to top this restaurant in the Williamsburg area. Always a pleasure to bring someone from out of town to experience their quality.
Another great meal at Fat Canary. We travel from northern Maryland to eat here once a year and it never disappoints!
Best steak my husband ever had. Worth the price! Great service and the staff even signed a menu wishing us a happy anniversary. Definitely recommend for a special date night!
Always wonderful...however a bit noisier than usual
Unbelievable food. It’s on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. Every time I’ve been there it’s been incredible.
Food was amazing! Would definitely visit again. Service was outstanding.
Excellent food and service. Rockfish was best ever! Will certainly go again. Table next to kitchen was very loud.
Fat Canary is probably our favorite restaurant in the US! The chefs are the best - such creativity. :)
Fat Canary is rated 4.9 stars by 3661 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.