I believe last night was the Very Best food we have had at the Fat Canary in the 15 Years we have been coming! ( We have had very very good meals ) From the Tuna Tempura Tartar, soft shell crabs and the King Salman to homemade peach sorbet.
Kudos to All !
Outstanding in every aspect of our dining experience. Our waiter (Neal) was personable and informative. The rhythm of the service was just right, not too fast and not too slow. And above all else the food was extraordinary. Took my breath away. I would consider driving to Williamsburg just to eat there again. BTW, I usually never write reviews.
This is the best restaurant in Williamsburg, bar none. The service is attentive and the food outstanding. I asked for the appetizer soft shell crabs to be presented as my main course and they were excellent. My wife's salmon was tasty and done perfectly to her order. My only negative would be it is noisy in there. I guess that can happen when a restaurant is so popular.
Oh wow! This was my first time here and it was a treat! I had the rock fish with risotto. My friend had the king salmon. We cleaned our plates. And still managed the strawberry sorbet. Everything was so so good!
Wonderful wines by the glass offerings. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Table ready at reservation time.
It was a great anniversary dinner. Our server was great and the food was excellent.
Fabulous food, service, and ambiance. If I lived in the area - I would make it a favorite go to place. The street it is located on is Colonial Williamsburg and stores all around - plus, the restaurant also has a wine and cheese store next door - you will marvel at the level of taste & perfection from decor to high scale - love it!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Have been many times and will be back.
Food was expertly prepared, hot and delicious. Waiter very knowledgeable and recommended some great choices. Macadamia nut pie is to die for.
The Fat Canary is consistently outstanding. The food is fantastic with fresh ingredients and high quality. Creative pairings. The service is also terrific. Friendly and attentive but not bothersome or snooty. This is an extremely well done restaurant. They have special touches for a special occasion.
Our favorite restaurant. The food is always exceptional. My fish was perfectly cooked. The dish was creative and delicious. We enjoyed a lovely wine and outstanding service. I am never disappointed.
We were celebrating a birthday and the service was exceptional. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious!
Great food. However, venue is relatively small with tables very close together and a long open bar area. This makes it impossible for quiet, private conversation.
My wife and I had a fantastic meal and the waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The one thing that bothered us was the speed of service. As soon as I put my fork down the plate was removed and the entire was served. Same thing happened as soon as I finished my entire
Anniversary dinner a few days early. They provided us with a menu wishing us a HA signed by the entire staff. Outstanding food, drink and service. Best scallops I have ever eaten.
I asked for a cozy table ,not in between others, I got it! The service was fantastic and the menu with the birthday name on the top was signed by all the employees. It made things special. The cocktails were a+ and the cold cream of asparagus soup was Devine . Loved the entree and triangle chocolate dessert.
Was received as a birthday boy with my own signed menu
Great meal as always portions need to be shared as they are big
Our waiter was experienced and knowledgeable.
Food and service exceptional. Highly recommend and we will return! Wine prices very reasonable.
A perfect meal. Nothing more can be said. Can't wait to go back.
My wife and I enjoyed a well prepared meal at Fat Canary. We were seated quickly at an elegant table for two. Our server was knowledgeable and prompt. The food was good and served in a timely fashion. Prices were appropriate for the quality of the food and the restaurant.
Our only disappointment was in the sound level. There was so much carryover from the surrounding conversations that we had to lean over the table to hear each other. It was not because others were talking too loudly. Evidently the room does nothing to muffle sound, which was surprising as the surfaces were not reflective.
It won't prevent us from going to Fat Canary again. We'll just know that quiet conversation between us will take more than the usual effort.
Third visit to Fat Canary. Only place in Williamsburg I would choose for a quality dining experience.
Food and service were great. Best meal we have had in months. Would highly recommend to all of our friends.
Just spent 6 weeks in Key West with its many excellent restaurants. On the waynorth, detoured to dear old Williamsburg and went back to theFat Canary. Wow. Rxcellentinso many ways. I had the porkchop with appleand onion andgptcheese souffle. Mywife hadtwo appstizers—lobster fettucini and another I can’t remember. All fabulous. Nothing in KeybWest quite reached tgis level.
We've been going to FatCanary since its beginning, especially for special occasions but also to just sit at the bar and visit. This is a 'don't miss' place. From the moment you walk in everything is top class! 😉
From start to finish, our dinner experience was top notch. Our waiter was superb and offered great advice. The food and drinks were terrific. We will certainly have dinner at the Fat Canary next time we’re in Williamsburg.
Delicious food! Tenderloin was perfect’
As usual the Seared Foie Gras, Hazelnut Toast, Blackberries, Watercress was incredible with the California sparkling Rose by the glass. Fish stands out here on the specials. Duck breast, pork chop or short ribs are actually perfect.
Service remarkable. Food delicious We enjoyed our meal. Pricy but worth it
Another wonderful evening, beginning with Lynn at the front ready to seat us as soon as we arrived. A new server, for us, did a wonderful job pacing the evening perfectly. Food, as always, was outstanding. Cool, fresh asparagus soup and lobster fettuccine as starters, beef tenderloin and halibut with lemon risotto arancini for entrees with always perfect chocolate mousse cake for dessert. The halibut was outstanding and just the right dish for spring. Thanks Neal for being such a good sport and having a sense of humor too.
Excellent as always!
The food and the service were amazing. Highly recommend!
We had the best time celebrating our anniversary. The food was phenomenal! Our server Neal was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Loved that they offered local wines as well. We have already recommended this restaurant to friends.
We enjoyed the restaurant very much. I loved my foie gras. Had another appetizer for entrée and it was enough. Good food
By fiat the best restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg.
Fat Canary is amazing, highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a good meal! AMAZING entrees.
Terrific evening out! We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant and were not disappointed! The service was outstanding and the food, really, really, fantastic! Highly recommend!
This is a truly fine dinning restaurant. Its in an amazing location in mechants square in Colonial Williamsburg. All of the food we had was really excellent. The bar create great cocktails. They have a very nice wine list including some excellent local Virgina wines.
Absolutely loved the oyster soup!
Birthday was great.
Staff signs a custom menu with your name on it
Halibut was best I ever had
Highly recommend the Fat Canary