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Gabriel Archer Tavern

4.7
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250 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Gabriel Archer Tavern was built in 1987 on footprints of an old farm shed. Today, its mission is to provide a memorable farm-to-table dining experience that's both delicious and nourishing.

In addition to a half-acre produce garden and greenhouse on site where lettuces and herbs will be grown, our chef works hard to find local farmers as partners in producing a menu oriented towards fresh and seasonal specialties.

Our wide variety of fresh selections from our unique menu will guarantee that everyone in your party leaves with a smile.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 250 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnV
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like was back in-Napa Californiavalley wine country

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this is place. Everyone should come here. One of my destinations when I am in Williamsburg, Va.

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willow
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff was professional and efficient. We were disappointed to only have the brunch menu as an option when we visited on Sunday. It was very limited (and somewhat boring), especially for the vegetarians in the group. Having additional choices such as tacos, pasta, or quiche would have enhanced the experience. That being said, the food was average, at best; there was nothing exciting or memorable. The timing was also awkward; our appetizer arrived at the same time as our entrees.

The overall charm of the venue makes it a nice place to bring out of town guests.

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vipChrisL
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff did a great job in social distancing. Staff was very attentive, wore a face mask the entire time. I noticed that when a party left, they sprayed and wiped all surfaces of the tables and the chairs.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We sat outside near the “bussing table”!! Battled about 40 to 50 flies and biting insects!! Not pleasant.

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LisaQ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor atmosphere, personable & attentive server

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SavannahAnniversaryTrip
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The only redeeming quality about our experience was the pretty outdoor patio minus the massive amount of flies swarming us as we ate. Was looking forward to treating my family to a wonderful experience based on my last trip here. Unfortunately, it was a terrible first impression for them. It started off great, but it went downhill after that. Our server addressed us maybe four times- we never had water, our wine glasses were empty, it took an hour and fifteen minutes for our food to be served which was 45 minutes after our kids had already finished, and to top it off, our food was COLD. The excuse was “large parties”. Pretty sure this is a wedding venue so they should be used to this. If a restaurant was big on customer service, something would have been done to redeem the experience early on. An offer was made to “make it better” only after we had to get up and find someone to take our credit card, and wait another 10 minutes for someone to pay attention to pay, which by then was way too late. We are pretty easy going and have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the country. It should not take 2 hours to eat lunch and spend $150 doing so. I’ve done 8 course meals that were faster than the subpar two courses we experienced.

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HeatherS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great food! Staff always friendly. Need reservations though

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RichW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, location and service. What else is there to say :-)

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FredG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Gabriel Archer Tavern did not disappoint. Service was excellent, wine was excellent and food was delicious. The restaurant was clean and inviting. Our waitress Charlotte was simply the best.

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impresaria
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been more delightful! We sat on the patio under the wisteria vines and consumed delicious food (cucumber-cantaloupe gazpacho! frozen chocolate mousse!) and refreshing local beverages (hard cider and oatmeal stout) and felt like we were in heaven.

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Olias
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch menu with celicious specials, excellent service. The outdoor arbor is perfect when you want to eat outdoors.

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Pepe
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was only the second time we ate at the Tavern, we loved it both times. First for dinner, which was very pleasant, staff was wonderful, food very good. Lunch was very nice as well, we will definitely go there again.

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Jimmer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ceasar salad was a disappointment, Chicken dry, Berger very good as was the pasta and ham salad sandwich. Wine flights had good poor an worth the cost

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B1029
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had high expectations for the food and it was ok. The place is very nice and our waiters were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So lovely out on the patio! Great food too

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JesusF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, excellent chef!! and the attention of the waiters was great! highly recommended this beautiful place.

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ArthurT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like an excellent varied cuisine, attentive service and a quaint atmosphere Gabriel Archer's Tavern is an great choice for you! My favorite is entree rock fish which was prepared to perfection. My wife enjoyed her filet mignon. Our salads were delicious. Local raw oysters were another good appetizer selection. Lava cake for dessert was outstanding. The perfect accompaniment was a bottle of chardonnay from Williamsburg Winery.

We will return to the tavern again in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch and wine! Sat outside.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my Aunt (step mother's sister) and her friend for dinner. My aunt's maiden name is Archer. Gabriel Archer is her 9th great uncle. She had never been to the Tavern and was thrilled to dine there. Everyone's food was superb and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary tonight and Jenna was very knowledgeable and friendly! She and all the other staff did a fantastic job! Food was lovely! We enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be back!

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service - of course you have to try the wine

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DanB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food... reasonable price... accommodating cheerful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience as always.

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vipLuv2dine
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt safe from COVID. The staff were superb. The food was splendid. We could not have asked for a more perfect birthday dinner celebration.

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Jill
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. It was a great experience. We enjoyed the food and the wine. Kevin, our server, also made our evening special with his attentiveness and complimentary champagne.

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JonF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The website and menu oversold what was delivered. It is a tahirt and shorts type of place and the food is on par with Chilis, applebees, etc. it would have been ok if the food was out of this world..but now understand why there were so many reservations available.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I introduced a friend to the Winery as I use to come while vacationing in Williamsburg. Just as good as it was all those year before. We will come again from Richmond. It was excellent!

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vipSunny
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We chose to eat outside even though it was very warm. Sadly we were overwhelmed by flies...we asked it there was a candle or some deterrent to put on the table but apparently thee was nothing to be had.
the service was excellent and the food as always was good, but the flies spoiled our time.

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vipStephD
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful location, excellent food, and really nice service during the times of Covid. I felt like the staff was taking care of us when times like this are hard. Would 100% go back for dinner again, though their lunch is spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

It was extremely noisy; the crab cakes, that have always been amazingly great were terrible this time. Our server was very attentive and very pleasant. This was the one place we could always count on a great Baltimore style crab cake and now we’ll have to find another place to enjoy them.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love eating here. The food and wine are good, service is top notch.

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vipsektn
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We were even able to sample a few other wines at the table.

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Hud1
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Great service. Dessert was a little slow coming out,but enjoyed it.

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vipBWood
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the ambiance was good! We love to eat here when we are in town.

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KimberlyC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early and no problem being seated right away on the patio. Our server was so helpful answering questions about the menu and telling about all the specials.
She was so pleasant and delightful. She is truly a huge asset to the restaurant.
Received a delicious sparkling wine in celebration of my birthday. Unfortunately can't recall her name at the moment, but she was from Hampton. Overall a delicious meal and wonderful dining experience.

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StefM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice fresh menu. Great effort to accommodate patrons during social distancing. Take some time for relaxing dining.

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Jackie1
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was incredible! Our server was pleasant and hospitable-she offered wine tastings and gave a great recommendations. The environment is casual and relaxed. We look forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely experience. The staff are extremely friendly and hospitable. We ate there multiple times throughout the weekend and were satisfied each time. The caprese sandwich is a must!

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KimberleyD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very quiet due to the time we visited (7 pm) and COVID separation. Service was wonderful and it was a beautiful location to have a wonderful dinner.

FAQs

Gabriel Archer Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 229-0999 ext. 117.

Gabriel Archer Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.