Had wonderful service the food was the best I have ever eaten in my life. Will definitely be returning!
Excellent food and service. Good for a special occasion.
While visiting Williamsburg on a quick 2 day trip, we decided to try the Fat Canary again (we’d had a bad experience a few years ago - food was undercooked, took a long time to get it back, and an uncaring server and host). This time our experience was 180 degrees different - the food was excellent - very flavorful and professionally prepared. The food was hot when served and properly cooked. Our server Shentel was great - experienced, very friendly, and very helpful when making food and drink suggestions. Some of the best food we’ve had period! We definitely will go back next time we are in the ‘burg and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a real food experience in Williamsburg!
Good food with nice service in a very good location for the Historic District.
My husband and I had dinner at the Fat Canary on Thursday. The food was exquisite. Not only was every bite delicious, but the plates were beautifully presented. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a special night out.
Excellent food , wine list and service by Neil - who was both knowledgeable and engaging. We had a nightly special and Scallops from the menu. Wine was from the featured wines list - an excellent domestic red and a great Chassagne Montrachet - and the pours were quite generous. Altogether a wonderful experience.
Excellent food and service. Best restaurant in town. Still thinking about my Salmon days later.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and the staff is always professional. Very nice experience like always. Thank you so much!
One of the best, if not the best, fine dining option in Williamsburg. Best suited for a special occasion, the food, service, and ambiance are worthy of the price point. Every dish has unique and distinctive elements, and all offer excellent flavor and presentation. Just a superb meal, consistently, every single visit.
Fat Canary is simply one of the finest restaurants in Virginia. I travel the state constantly looking for the tastiest meals and I can never look forward enough to my trips to Williamsburg. I've gone through the menu at least twice and my favorites are the Pork Chop & Filet. My only request is to expand upon the dessert selection. A nice crème brulee , chocolate mousse or molten torte would be a welcome addition.
Our meals were plated beautifully and tasted even better. We came here on the recommendation of family and were glad we did. I made reservations on Open Table in advance and even received a followup phone call from the restaurant prior to our arrival to ask if we were coming for a special occasion! Amazing attention to detail!! Our server was friendly and helpful. The only possible negative was that we were seated on a banquette so close to other diners that the conversations on both sides sometimes were intrusive. Otherwise, ours was an A+ experience.
We had a lovely early dinner for a birthday celebration. Everything was delicious. Soup, tenderloin, and guinea fowl; with three glasses of wine, tea and cappuccino. $176 before tip.
Just a fabulous dining experience! A big shout out to Lynn for all her helpful suggestions. We live in a food town (Asheville), and are hard to please, but this place just rocks! Thanks for such a wonderful evening. We are coming back on Friday!
Fat Canary is a wonderful dinning experience. You receive great service & great recommendations (you can order small portions or change you side choices). We love the vibe of everyone there & the wine & drinks are good too. It was my husbands birthday—so you receive your own menu with your name on it & all the staff signs it—a nice touch. I highly recommend the Fat Canary!
Food was good but not spectacular. It may have been an off night for kitchen. It has been awhile since we had dinner at the Fat Canary. Service by Keith was top notch. Signed menu for the Birthday people was a very, very nice touch.
We read that the Fat Canary was rated a top 100 restaurant. After waiting all day for our reservation and foregoing some snacks so that we could truly enjoy our meal, we were certainly not disappointed. Our reservation was a little later than we had planned, but again, we were happy to have waited! The meal was truly mouth watering. Our server was knowledgable, friendly, and efficient. The ambiance was comfortable and elegant. It was our last night in Williamsburg and we are all very happy to have had our last meal on our holiday at the Fat Canary. I highly recommend it!
The overall experience was excellent...service/food as you would expect was superior. Unfortunately had a party of 8 nearby that felt compelled to be absurdly verbose. The atmosphere is intended to be relaxed and casual...but when people are yelling inches away from each other...maybe a friendly reminder to be courtesy would be appropriate. Still a great place and kudos to the overall exceptional service and delicious meal.
My wife and I went there for our 51st anniversary and we had a remarkable experience. The staff was outstanding in every way. Having lived in The Netherlands and Italy for over 10 years, my wife and I have had many exceptional dinning experiences. The experience we had at the Fat Canary one for the memory books.
Outstanding evening great food
Would recommend for a great evening. Great appetizers and my steak was perfect
We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary at our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg! The food, service and atmosphere is suberb and never disappoints! Thank you Power family for this treasure!!
another wonderful dinner while visiting our son at William and Mary. Fat Canary never disappoints! The menu features creative American cuisine with fresh local ingredients, service is attentive and friendly.
Staff was very accomodating to make a special order food for my children. Great service in everything else too!
Wonderful service and wonderful food! We’re so glad we came!
Lynn was amazing! I had made the reservations for 4 but it turned out we needed it for 5 people and she did everything in her power on a busy Saturday night to redo the floor plan to fit us in and make it a special night for my cousins special bday. I really appreciate her attention to detail and incredible customer service. The food was delicious and service was on point too. Thanks so much!!
Fantastic food!! Had the salmon. Great service but felt a little rushed. Noise level was a bit high but manageable. Highly recommend
We were coming from Savannah and called because traffic conditions ensured that we would miss our reservation. The manager was so wonderful and squeezed us in at 6:30. Everything was perfect, service, food, wine and ambiance. Thanks for a wonderful ending to a long day of travel.
Wonderful ambiance and food! Excellent beef tenderloin. Very nice different selections for dessert. I tried the crepes. They were light and delicious. The service was fantastic. This restaurant is open in the evenings only. Reservations are necessary as this appears to be a very popular place.
I celebrated my birthday. It was an amazing experience! Thank you.
Great server, pleasant surroundings. Fair menu, fair to mixed execution,
great food and the staff was awesome. our anniversary dinner and it was perfect.
Another wonderful meal at the Fat Canary the fried oyster appetizer was out of this world. I had scallops and she had the salmon. really really good
Fat Canary has possibly the finest cuisine in the Tidewater area. I live in Virginia Beach and it is absolutely worth the trip for a meal here! We are lucky to have such a fine restaurant available. I had salmon on a bed of lentils, red and yellow beets, goat cheese, with toasted pistachios and basil butter. The flavors were amazing. My husband ordered the duck which was served with an Asian twist. He said it was one of the best-prepared duck dishes he has ever had. Dessert was the Madelines on a pumpkin puree with toasted pumpkin seeds and ice cream....divine!n Go there, you won't be disappointed.
Our experience at Fat Canary was amazing! Our waiter was very attentive and the food was outstanding! My King Salmon dish was great! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
We had an outstanding experience for our anniversary dinner...highly recommend this restaurant!
Fat Canary met all of our expectations ! We look forward to going back for another dinner there.
This was our 3rd time visiting Fat Canary. Great ambiance and perfectly located within Williamsburg's historic sights. Staff is always pleasant and well versed in food recommendations and wine pairings.
This was out first visit to the Fat Canary and it did not disappoint. Both of us had the special entre of the night which was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive but also well paced. Nice draft IPA. Perhaps the only thing that could be improved would be to offer another option for dessert such as a fruit pie.
We've lived in Williamsburg for 4 years, and had yet to visit Fat Canary. We'll be back often! Our night was amazing. Our server was the BEST (I'm sorry I forgot your name, but you have a tattoo behind your ear!), not only because she was attentive and great at her job, but also because she let her personality shine while she worked. From check in with the hostesses to the time we left, we felt valued. Our food was amazing. My husband ordered a prime rib, which was pretty bold since we *never* order steak out. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned well. It's the best steak we've had out, bar none. I ordered the halibut, which was also great. The standout for us was dessert. Super kudos also to your pastry chef. We ordered the profiteroles with espresso ice cream, but I really wanted to try your Valentine's special. (My husband can't do strawberry, otherwise we would have! I'll bring our son next time and we'll share ;) )
Really from start to finish, this is the kind of dining experience you want. If you're reading this review wondering if you should go to Fat Canary - book it. You won't regret it.
Delicious food. Our waiter, William, was terrific!