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About Fat Canary
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.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - close. During January & February closed on Mondays.
Closed on New Year's Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Between Henry and Boundary Sts
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Fat Canary Ratings and Reviews
The service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable in the vegan options. She was helpful in ordering, as we are just starting this vegan journey. The food was tremendous. Very flavorful with just the right spices. We were on vacation, and was looking for a classy restaurant that was affordable. The Fat Canary was one on the best dining experiences we have ever had. THANK YOU
From start to finish and it was an absolute pleasure. Phenomenal wine list, outstanding food and we loved the ambiance. When I booked through open table I said it was my mother’s birthday. When we arrived (early) were graciously seated. The server gave my mother a custom menu with her name on it and hand written notes from the staff wishing her a happy birthday. I highly recommend their oyster and ahi appetizer. The scallop entree was huge and pared very well with their bottle of Jordan cab. This had been my third time to the restaurant and each time is better than the last. I love going to a restaurant that puts time and effort into their food. Even on a Tuesday it was a packed out. Thank you Fat Canary for an excellent job well done. I will be back.
Have been here many times and it continues to excel with GREAT food! Was celebrating Birthday and as usual they give that person a signed personalized menu to take home. We had the tuna tempura followed by salad then an awesome sea scallops dish! Dessert was the crepes that were light with wonderful side compliments. Highly recommend for a special occasion as you will feel special!
Wow! Absolutely exceeded our expectations in every possibly way. From reservations on the phone with Lynn (who was delightful!) to the amazing staff that put together a special customized menu for us (we were in the area adopting a puppy of all things!) everything was amazing. Awesome atmosphere, fantastic service and delicious food. Just an exceptionally great place!! We’ll be back for sure!
We can’t say enough good things about the fat canary. Our waitress shantel (spelling?) was phenomenal. She was personable and sweet and gave us exactly the amount of attention we appreciate…not hovering but we always had everything we needed immediately. The food was amazing and so well plated. The onion soup was a highlight, as was the chocolate mousse triangle. The wine list was great. The Malbec we had went perfectly with all four meals. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
My favorite restaurant in Williamsburg! Staff is friendly and professional. Atmosphere is warm and cozy. Wine list is thoughtful and designed to pair with the food. Love eating at the bar but the dining room is also lovely with very comfortable chairs and banquette seating. The food is superb, and Chef Tom Power is an artisan who highlights the best the season and local farmers and foragers have to offer.
Outstanding! The meal was excellent - fried oyster were to kill for, salmon was terrific, grouper special was fabulous, scallops were superb! The martinis were great, the wine was great. The best part was our server - William - and the busser -Cat - they were superb! They were attentive, they were entertaining, and they were great people! You can serve a good meal okay and it is an okay meal. You can serve an okay meal very well and it is great. When you get a great meal served by outstanding servers and bussers.....you have one outstanding evening!!! Outstanding job Fat Canary! We’ll be back soon - not a threat, but a promise!
We came the first time 5 years ago when living here briefly and have come every time we are in town.
The oyster gumbo was so wonderfully flavorful, followed by possibly the finest grilled salmon ever. On the plate was also pickled beet cubes that proved that you don’t have to over pickle a vegetable to lift it up , also French Green Lentils,
Pistachios, Goat Cheese, Pesto, Basil Butter. Heaven!
My husband had the mozzarella to start and the sublime guinea fowl with Parmesan Gnocchi, Garlic
Rapini, Charred Tomato.
The wine list remains strong and priced fairly. The only problem is how often we get up here from NC. This is my favorite place !
The Chef and everyone on the line are gifted and the entire front of house is too. Keith was our waiter the other night, keeping us relaxed and pacing us and the kitchen for a perfect evening!
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