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Gabriel Archer Tavern

4.6
4.6
862 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    $80++ Wine Pairing Additional $30 Appetizers She Crab Soup | Crab Tian Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Or Salad of Mixed Greens | Almond Cracker | Pickled Beets Goat Cheese Cheesecake | White Balsamic Vinaigrette Wine Pairing: Wessex Hundred Viognier Entrée Grilled Rack of Lamb | Duchess Potato | Baby Carrots | Green Beans | Lamb Jus Wine Pairing: Gabriel Archer Reserve Or Pan Roasted Bronzini | Lemon Thyme Risotto | Garlic Greens | Citrus Beurre Blanc Wine Pairing: Acte 12 Chardonnay Or Crab Cakes | Gnocchi | Root Vegetables | Kale | Saffron Beurre Blanc Wine Pairing: Petit Manseng Dessert Red Velvet Chocolate Bombe | Cream Cheese Icing Or Blood Orange Crème Brulée | Champagne Gelee Wine Pairings for both: VA Sparkling Brut Rose

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What 862 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

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  1. MJ

    MikeJ

    Richmond

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, delicious wine and great service.
  2. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Jenna our server was superb. She explained the menu. Food and drink were promptly brought to our table.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Very attentive staff
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We tried better for a restaurant week, Lunch menu. It was limited but everything we had was very tasty. There was a little confusion at checkout, our desserts were supposed to be included in our restaurant week Price of $22. However, When the bill came we were charged the $22 for restaurant week menu And an additional charge for our dessert. Our server could not be more apologetic fix it quickly And without question. Abraham a lovely afternoon with friends.

    Gabriel Archer TavernResponded on January 22, 2023Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are glad to hear our staff quickly corrected the pricing discrepancies on your bill. We hope you enjoyed our WARA restaurant week limited time menu. We look forward your next visit.

  5. s

    shanedownum

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edit, i am sorry i reviewed the wrong restaraunt* We had absolutely great food and wine, perfect place for date night. The mushroom soup and spinach salad were great starters. I had the pork chop which was very flavorful. The mac n cheese and greens were surpringly better than i expected. The key lime creme Brule was full of lime flavor and a different spin for sure. The service was excellent and very polite.

    Gabriel Archer TavernResponded on January 22, 2023Shane, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We have read through your review and believe there is some confusion, as you said you ordered "pretzel mozzarella and wings". We do not serve either of those items. It seems you may have mistaken the dining experience you had at The Gabriel Archer Tavern with another restaurant.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine.
  7. t

    thomasm

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our waitress was attentive and the atmosphere is pleasant. We have tried several of the menu choices across multiple visits and can highly recommend the street tacos!
  8. G

    Georgetowner

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our meal at Gabriel Archer Tavern. We were seated in the enclosed porch room, which was fine, but not as charming as the main room with the bar. Also, we were a bit cold. The server was pleasant and, I think doing her best, but forgot numerous things. By the time we got cream for the coffee, it was cold. All, that said, the food was really good and well prepared. My meal, the vegetarian gnocchi was a small portion that we all thought seemed more liked an appetizer, but was billed as an entree. In fact, the Swedish Meatballs appetizer and a bowl of mushroom soup appetizer were both larger than my gnocchi. The Gnocchi was excellent though. I mentioned this to the server and she simply agreed with me, and said that a lot of people say that and that she is a vegetarian and sometimes she gets two Macaroni & Cheeses, presumably because the vegetarian entree is so small. One companion got the pork chop meal. It was plenty big and delicious. I would go again, but ask more questions when ordering.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is good, but pricey for lunch. It was also loud so if you have difficulty hearing because of background noise it is not a good place for conversation. The food and service was good, but I thought it was overpriced for what you got. I’m not a wine drinker, so can’t comment on that. I asked if they had nonalcoholic wine, but they don’t carry it. I wish they did!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service and food was not very good. Waiter forgot to order my main entree.
  11. GG

    GwynethG

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places to eat. Always an enjoyable experience between the food and the wines. The Breakfast burrito was delicious yesterday with a glass of Brut rose.
  12. MJ

    MikeJ

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is locally sourced and fresh. Meals are creative. Always a great dining experience.
  13. EM

    EllenM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated anniversary and New Year.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    New Years Eve
  15. DD

    DarinD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely place! Great food with decent prices! Will be back.
  16. JF

    JennyF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First look at menu, did not seem appealing, but the dishes were fresh and fabulous for ingredients that we generally are not very found of. Strong work! Great wait-staff.
  17. LB

    LaurenB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were seated in the front part of the tavern by the bar, it was way more quiet than the main dining area in the back. Our server Malik was excellent as well as the farmhouse and lamb burgers!
  18. OI

    OkInaPinch

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The weather was cold, and unfortunately, the dining area also felt cold ... lots of hard surfaces (glass windows, wood tables and chairs, brick floor, tables open and exposed), nothing really to add a sense of warmth or coziness as one might expect from a "Tavern." My sandwich was served cold, as if assembled from parts in the refrigerator. I did enjoy the Sweet Potato Bisque serve alongside. Service was fine.
  19. g

    guernsey59

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great late lunch at 1:00. Did a tasting in the winery afterwards.
  20. BC

    BeverlyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quaint and interesting tavern and property to explore.
  21. DW

    DiannaW

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Food was phenomenal, and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend to anyone wanting an intimate dining experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff remember us and was great feeling. Good food and excellent wines!
  23. JA

    JamesAlan56

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting with friends from out of town celebrating Christmas. Love the Tavern and we dine there almost weekly. Wonderful food and wonderful staff. The best!!!!
  24. JB

    JamesB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful food and great service! Friendly staff!
  25. BB

    BettyB

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I was disappointed in the amount of food in the charcuterie tray for the cost. My RB sandwich was very good. The noise level when more patrons arrived was very loud. The service very good. Overall it was ok
  26. VM

    VanessaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat with family. Decorations inside made for a cozy vibe and the noise level was perfect for catching up with family. We look forward to visiting again soon!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food and very good service by Meredith and her co-workers. I sat in the dining area in the back and it was much louder than I anticipated.
  28. SM

    SusanM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The kitchen is excellent, producing delicious meals ant reasonable prices, and the service is very good with friendly and competent wait staff. All our previous dining experiences at the Tavern however had been in warm weather out on the patio so we were unprepared for the very high noise level inside. We also didn’t appreciate being initially seated on arrival at a small table located in front of the entrance door and next to a large and very noisy party of ten. When we expressed concern we were promptly moved to a very nice window table in the adjacent room; it would have been a little more professional if we had been seated there in the first place. Nonetheless a pleasant outing for lunch .
  29. KL

    KathleenL

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and friendly service.
  30. LL

    LindaL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, great service, good food and drinks. Nice lunch!
  31. CW

    CindyW

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our lunch was very good. Our server was impressive - she took all our orders without writing them down and everything was correct. Great job!
  32. GL

    GeraldL

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Usually a nice quite place, there was table of older folks that didn't use their inside voices. Other wise all was good !!
  33. J

    Josie

    Richmond

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great. We both had the crab cake sandwich. But the crab cake was pretty small, though delicious. We felt like it was mostly bun (also delicious) that we were eating. But the peanut pie for dessert was spectacular! !
  34. RB

    ReginaB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful late lunch for a party of 6. We were seated when we arrived in a great location and table. Food was delicious and the wine, just as good. This is one of my favorite restaurants when we come to Williamsburg, Va.
  35. LH

    LizH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us enjoyed our food. Our server Heather was amazing and gave excellent suggestions when asked. We will definitely be back!
  36. KC

    KellyC27

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We have given this place several chances throughout many years and each time we are disappointed. The food takes forever to come out. We waited over an hour for our entrees. Each time we go we are told the kitchen is backed up or short staffed. It doesn’t seem to matter what meal or day of the week we come- the food always takes too long and the portion sizes are too small for what we pay. We won’t be coming back which is unfortunate since it’s the only food option on WW grounds.
  37. B

    Bill

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was fantastic. Very limited bar and not a fan of Williamsburg Winery wines so go for the food.
  38. O

    Onefinewine22

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, atmosphere, and food!!! I will be returning and recommending to others!
  39. RW

    RichardW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food was excellent and our waitress Heather was wonderful!
  40. N

    Njquilt

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Too noisy, we had to shout to have conversation, no ambience! Will not return, miss Cafe au Provence

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 4.6 stars by 862 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.
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, Wed–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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