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Gabriel Archer Tavern

4.7
4.7
813 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 22 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

  • Christmas Eve

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    The Gabriel Archer Tavern will be open on Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24 from 11:00-6:00. A specialized lunch menu along with select entrees will be available. Reservations are encouraged.

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What 813 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    American

  • Williamsburg

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  1. RR

    RonaldR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a good time and delicious food here. The service is top notch and friendly.
  2. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Delicious casual food Soups and sandwiches were excellent, but this is not the place for a traditional entree and sides meal.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Malik was the best waiter. Truly first class service. Great food and very kind staff. Welcoming and calm environment. Food was delicious. All of us had great tasty meals. Thanks everyone.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, I will go back again.
  5. m

    marcus

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another good experience. Great place to bring out-of-town guests. It would be nice of the wine list offered one-sentence summaries of the wine profiles to make selection easier.
  6. SP

    SaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!! Highly recommend!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food; good service!
  8. TT

    TomT

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good as always. We went there for a midafternoon lunch on a Saturday after doing a wine tasting.
  9. SP

    SusanP

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch. Our waiter was wonderful. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to visit again…
  10. SO

    StephenO

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place, wide choice, what fun! View of the Vineyards and work buildings.
  11. TO

    TrailriderO7

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I always enjoy eating there, but there was a group of ladies who were extremely noisy which spoiled my birthday lunch.
  12. G

    Gammawof5

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    During our visit to Williamsburg for my grandsons wedding we had brunch at the tavern and it was awesome. Great service and wonderful food. The Eggs Benedict with Virginia Ham was delicious and my brother-in-law had the Hamburger from local raised beef and he raved about it . There were six for brunch and all of the meals were delicious and the service was impeccable.
  13. S

    Steve

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch menu is splendid. The flavors are as good as the dinner menu we have come to adore. The ever changing menu always feels fresh with seasonal changes.
  14. LL

    LaurieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Very friendly people. Beautiful grounds.
  15. DM

    DiningMeister414

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Soup served lukewarm. No one ever showed up to see if ok, which I would have appreciated bc then I could have asked it be reheated. Spinach salad was OVERWHELMINGLY topped with feta cheese, a strong cheese that is best served sparingly
  16. DW

    DonaldW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon Street tacos excellent. Outside dining area very cozy.
  17. K

    Kelli

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere to celebrate with family for my daughter’s birthday.
  18. CN

    CNUdino

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good but limited choices. Service was ok and noise very loud at times.
  19. S

    Soccerbear

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our lunch food was out in minutes and the service by Amy was courteous, friendly and fast. The coffee was luke warm at best and my request for another cup generated a "Sorry we have to brew another pot"...so they did. :-) The location outside under the arbor was so, so nice. Menu has not changed in a very long time...the foof was very good, but I think the chef should consider branching out with new choices.
  20. SA

    SAK2016

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great day to sit outside for lunch. We thought the food was better than the wine.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was simply amazing, we went for my wife’s birthday and our server Jenna was incredible. She was there when we needed her but never made us feel pressured to hurry up and leave. She was knowledgeable, kind, and anticipated our needs. Will definitely be back soon!
  22. AB

    AnnetteB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was good but it was not hot. It would’ve been lovely if my pork chop or my husbands hanger steak would’ve been hot.
  23. CK

    ChristyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful vineyard setting, delicious wine and food, great service
  24. Z

    Zippie1969

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    At the recommendation of a friend we chose this restaurant as part of our stay at the winery to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Hanger steak and crab cakes were A-mazing. Service was excellent. Our waitress packaged up our dessert to take to our room. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, our stay at the winery and the wonderful staff throughout the property including Wedmore Place.
  25. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The Tavern was busy and too loud for a comfortable conversion among the six of us. Service was good. The 'Sweet Fish Tacos' were delicious!!
  26. t

    thetwoofus

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Wonderful food, beautiful location. Our third time there and did not disappoint
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The shrimp and grits was a huge hit. Our server Brie was especially helpful and a true delight. A lovely setting.
  28. T

    Tisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We were there celebrating a dear friend birthday. It's beautiful and can't wait to return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wine was great and service too
  30. DD

    DonettaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience! The food was terrific and the service was outstanding. We will visit again!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there for dinner. We are usually there for lunch. And it was absolutely fabulous.
  32. PS

    PriscillaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab cake sandwich is delicious. The soups are wonderful, too. Lately it has been crowded and a reservation is needed
  33. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was just fine, except we all thought both rooms need FIREPLACES especially for ambience and for warmth. It was the first cool day and the room was a bit chilly. Otherwise we loved the experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fine… food great! A bit expensive for what you get. Service a little slow but good when there. But everywhere is slow as they struggle with staffing. Would recommend.
  35. B

    Betty

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    ONe of my favorite lunch venues in Williamsburg. The best place to be is on the patio. Our table this time was inside, which is pretty nondescript and can be noisy. If you can sit outside, it's great. Food is good and they really have a nice lunch menu
  36. J

    Jackay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely view of vineyard from our table . Attentive waiters .Delicious food and mimosas . Delightful experience ,
  37. W

    Williamsburgamatrix

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a perfect fall day, a friend and I sat on the patio and enjoyed glasses of wine and delicious seafood appetizers while we soaked in the ambience of peace and comeradie. Don't know when I have enjoyed a meal more. Highly recommend Gabriel Archer!
  38. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! The staff was friendly and attentive.
  39. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, friendly service, casual atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for lunch or Sunday Brunch.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful

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 813 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 22 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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