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Fat Canary, Williamsburg, VA

Fat Canary

4.9
4.9
4782 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 229-3333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tom Power
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Cross street
    Between S. Henry & Boundary & Francis Streets
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,782 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Overall

  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • Virginia

    Best Service

  • Virginia

    Good for special occasions

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Good for business meals

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood gem

  • Williamsburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Lively

4,782 Reviews
  1. DebD

    Richmond

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fat Canary is one of our all time favorite places to go to celebrate special occasions. The food is just amazing and every person on staff is professional and accommodating. Melissa, our server, was wonderful! Looking forward to our next visit.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic: the food, the service, the space. It was amazing and I can’t wait until our next visit.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A consistent winner. Food was exccellent as was the service.

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  4. patp

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent and made for a very pleasant evening. We were celebrating a birthday and left feeling very happy and pleased with our experience. We would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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  5. MarkS

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a true fine-dining, cheffy restaurant. The food is outstanding, as is the attentive service. The meal is paced well and the intimate dining room with the open kitchen screams big city class. The mozzarella appetizer is unique and wonderful. The short ribs and scallops are super. And it’s hard to find any spot that cooks fish better. If there’s a halibut special when you’re there, dive in.

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  6. PJ12

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beef short rib and mozzarella appetizer were awesome...along with flounder special. Melissa was the absolute best waitress ever!! Best restaurant in this area of VA.

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  7. Catherine

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great libations, and great overall restaurant for not so special occasions made special.

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  8. Fairbank

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Fat Canary continues to maintain its high standards and does not appear to be resting on its reputation. We had an out standing meal. The mozzarella appetizer was unique and memorable.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch all the way. From the welcome greeting at the front door to the last bit of their excellent food. Best restaurant in Williamsburg !!

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  10. KeeKeepmr

    Austin

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. Very friendly, lively staff. Salads fresh and bright tasting and scallops the best I have had. Profiteroles for dessert, yummy!!!

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FAQs

Fat Canary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 229-3333.

Fat Canary is rated 4.9 stars by 4782 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fat Canary

410 West Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between S. Henry & Boundary & Francis Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tom Power
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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