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Gabriel Archer Tavern

4.7
4.7
769 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 229-0999 ext. 117

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jake Wechsler

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Ernst: (757) 229-0999 ext. 138

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Lake Powell Road

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 769 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Raindrop

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    No homemade ice tea. Turkey and Brie sandwich very good!
  2. FR

    FranklinR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great lunch as usual. The turkey and brie is good choice.
  3. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The food was amazing and weather was perfect for outside dining. We had the half dozen oysters, street corn gnocchi and burger. Absolutely fantastic. Will definitely be back!!
  4. LA

    LAM530

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great brunch options and both the vibe of the space and service were really nice.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Malik was a great server and made our birthday birthday celebration extra special. Thank you!
  6. CA

    CARLR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was prepared just right and every bite was delicious. The WV wine was wonderful!
  7. PC

    PamelaC

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely covered patio area. Good menu choices. Friendly servers. Good wine.
  8. TT

    TeeTimeMike

    Philadelphia

    298 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    298 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Gabriel Archer Tavern was a nice outdoor dining experience in Williamsburg. Excellent menu offerings- fantastic menu items. The Manhattan chowder was delicious as was the salad starters. The quiche and street salmon tacos were great. Plus this place is located next to a winery for tastings. Very nice place to try just outside of the historic areas.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a friends birthday and we were treated like queens ! Very nice and appreciated
  10. KA

    KristenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy dining at Gabriel Archer Tavern and Sunday was one of our best experiences. We were sat promptly outside and Sherrard's (may have misspelled) gave us exceptional service. The Swedish meatballs were delicious with the hot bread. The Hot Brown and Shrimp & Grits were both excellent, and the peanut pie was a must--so different from other dessert choice and scrumptious. We look forward to dining there again this fall.
  11. PW

    PatriciaW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating, friendly staff, great food and of course wine! Lovely venue. Definitely will be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our experience, the food and the wine were wonderful and the service was terrific as well. The only complaint we have is that the flies were bothersome during the meal - we were inside by the windows looking out at the grape vines. We will definitely come back again
  13. J

    Jltbalt1

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What a fantastic experience. Beautiful outdoor seating, first class service, and the only true fine dining we have found in Williamsburg lately. The chef is a superstar. We had the Summer Seafood Pasta and the Gnocchi. Both were excellent, and the Gnocchi, in particular, was one of the most interesting and delicious entrees I’ve ever tasted. An absolutely perfect dinner. Bravo!
  14. AE

    AnneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meal was good, service outstanding and setting was wonderful.
  15. VF

    VaFoodie

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Met friend for lunch. The food and service were excellent! I had the chicken salad on brioche. Very good flavor and roll was very fresh. Friend had the gnocchi. Loved it. Grilled corn just added to the wonderful flavor. My only complaint was awe were in the back dining room and it was quite noisy. Next time I will ask for table outside.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Place.
  17. KL

    KathleenL

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We were disappointed that we couldn’t get an outside table because they are first come, first serve even with a reservation so we we’re given a table inside. It is usually a little louder, but this time there was a table of twelve people inside which the hostess was going to seat us beside. We requested a table across the room which the hostess accommodated, but needless to say it did little to help with noise level. We always enjoy the food and ambiance of this place when we visit from Pennsylvania, but this time we could barely hear each other because every table had to raise their voices as they conversed. As always the food was delicious and the staff was friendly, but the atmosphere not so much, which of course can’t really be controlled when a larger group visits. Possibly a suggestion might be to use the first room you come into for larger groups so that others who come can enjoy conversation with a delicious meal in the second room.
  18. DB

    DodgeB

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We came for lunch with friends. I ordered the roast beef sandwich. The beef was very tender. The oyster appetizer was delightful. Their Menu offers a wide selection of lunch options.
  19. l

    lovetwoeat

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting looking out at the Williamsburg Vinyard. Delicious food!
  20. O

    Olli

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good, service was mediocre as was the presentation of the food.
  21. B

    Betty

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed dining on the patio. Love the new menu
  22. QB

    Queenbee54Boo

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make the reservation, sit back and enjoy. Everything was fab! And stay at wedmore place...superb!
  23. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Server was inattentive and spent more time and attention on other guests.
  24. GF

    GeraldF

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice day to sit inside or outside, service was good nice young lady checked in periodically. Food was presented well liked both items, crab cake sandwich and lamb burger. Thank you for a nice afternoon.
  25. KD

    KatD

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were good as always. We love sitting outside on the patio enjoying a meal and glass of wine. The winery is beautiful and everyone that works there is very nice.
  26. JH

    JeanneH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday with a party of 8 and had a wonderful time. Our server was attentive and sweet, and the food was fantastic.
  27. C

    Carolyn

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is always our first stop when we get to Williamsburg! This time my husband had the Red Wine Flight and the Quiche of the day, Turkey-Cheese. Both of his selections were excellent!!!! I had a glass of the Petite Mansing- a favorite white of mine and as usual was crisp cold and delicious. However my lunch selection-not so much! I ordered the Spinach Salad with the Buttermilk cuke dressing on the side. The salad included Bacon, Goat Cheese, croutons and roasted pearl onions. What I got was a pile of Spinach two pearl onions hardly cooked never mind roasted, a mountain of stale crutons and goat cheese and maybe 3 of the smallest bacon bits ever. We have been here so many times and never had a disappointment. For sure GA will still be our first stop. We love it there. And the service was excellent. I don't think either one of us has ever had a disappointment before so no big deal, and I have given many a good review for GA before. But I do believe we need to be honest in these reviews.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our friends birthday celebration - it was wonderful.
  29. GG

    GinaG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy lunch there! Charcuterie is always good.
  30. LG

    LoriG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna tacos were delicious as well the sweet wine flight. Our server was top notch
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and had a wonderful experience with great service and delicious food!!!
  32. t

    tablefor234

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful helpful service.
  33. LM

    LarryM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal, from the appetizer to the main course! Our server Garrett was top notch. Of course, the wine was excellent as well! Using Open Table was a breeze.
  34. FL

    FishLover

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An enjoyable & delicious lunch at Gabriel Archer's Tavern.
  35. G

    Guest

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We rode our E bikes to the winery just off the Colonial Parkway following the bike path sign. We lunched over quiche and chicken salad selections balanced with a lovely chardonnay recommended by our waiter and finished with a delicious salted caramel cheesecake. Sufficiently refreshed, we headed back on our bikes. Lovely way to spend the day.
  36. PR

    PatR

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an outstanding experience Loved dining outside under the grapevines Crab cake and chicken salad were delicious!! Mary the hostess was wicked good(boston term). Please share with her Our waiter malike(spelling) was very attentive. We will go back for sure
  37. K

    Kimbrynn3

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place to eat ! Food was delicious and short walk from our hotel ! Service was top notch . We will be back when in the area :)
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Anniversary dinner. We had reservations for 2, called to change it to 4 and told not possible because overbooked. When we arrived we were placed at a table for 4 and two place settings removed by the hostess. The next couple the same thing happened and many other empty tables. The food was absolutely subpar! They have a European setting with terrible and overpriced food served in extremely small portions. As permanent residents who live just a few minutes away you will never get our business again! Get your act together!! You have so much potential!
  39. AD

    AmberD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have ever had! I was very pleased.
  40. LD

    LindaD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was a wonderful dining experience. Great food, great service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gabriel Archer Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 769 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 15 times today
Google Map for Gabriel Archer Tavern

5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Powell Road

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jake Wechsler

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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