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Gabriel Archer Tavern, Williamsburg, VA
Gabriel Archer Tavern, Williamsburg, VA
Gabriel Archer Tavern, Williamsburg, VA
Gabriel Archer Tavern, Williamsburg, VA
Gabriel Archer Tavern, Williamsburg, VA

Gabriel Archer Tavern

4.7
4.7
1180 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 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Fri, 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

What 1,180 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Good for groups

  • Williamsburg

    Healthy

  • Williamsburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

1,180 Reviews
  1. BrianS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for our anniversary and they made sure the night was special! The food and service were both great!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my husband and a friend this time with a discerning palate who loved the new fall risotto! She hadn’t been in nearly 15 years and was tickled with the great service from Jacob (her words: attentive without hovering!) and the fantastic appetizer of Swedish meatballs. Little bit of noise but even being hard of hearing I was able to follow the conversation at the table.

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  3. AmandaL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great (thanks Jacob). The food was yummy, not too salty like so many restaurants. Portions were perfect. Loved trying the wine flights.

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  4. MaureenB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place for lunch - a bit sparse looking now but the vines will green up soon enough. You will need a reservation - busy but lovely

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  5. Jeepchyck

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Too many kids. Very loud. Food wasn’t that great. Not much flavor.

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  6. mikep

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, quality and flavor as usual!!

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  7. Nancy

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    For the price I expected the wine to be better quality in the food to be better quality and I would just say it was just mediocre. Service was just okay

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  8. GoodIsGood

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fixed price menu with them allowing a change. Accommodating. Wine delicious.

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  9. JamesB

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are frequent customers because of the delicious food. The shrimp and grits are delicious, the best in the town because of their unique flavor, and the Virginia Ham Benedict is so good!

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  10. CMLa

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve had lunch and dinner here several times and always have enjoyed ourselves. The wait staff is excellent. We’ll be back.

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  11. JeffP

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve eaten at this establishment several times and always had a good experience. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for this last visit. we were seated to a very large party that was celebrating a birthday. Very nice of them to celebrate a birthday, but the room was so noisy you could not hear yourself think nor carry on a conversation with one another. We asked to be moved, but there was nothing available. We waited quite a while to be served because our waitress was tied up with the big party. Would not go again if there is a big party going on. Glad they had fun, but not fun for others.

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  12. KellyN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mary, the hostess, was wonderful. The food was good but we thought some of the pricing was a little high. Very nice selection and variety. Overall, we had a nice experience.

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  13. KRenee

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch with family. Excellent food and attentive service.

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  14. JimS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, staff was accommodating. Overall a good experience, I would happily go back again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch we arrived early and our hostess said 'we love early people' setting the tone for a very happy and positive meal. the food was excellent and our server, Abigail was very knowledgeable, attentive and sweet.

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  16. Chris

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire meal was well prepared including vegetables and potatoes. Wonderful flavors. Not overpowering. As good as a best big city 5 star restaurant. Service was friendly and helpful. Definitely go again.

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  17. CURTISS

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay bar drinks where disappointing service was lacking

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  18. ZinFan

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual ambiance. Good for lunch. Excellent Wessex Hundred Petit Verdot. Outstanding crab cakes. Will return tomorrow for more. Worth a detour.

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  19. PatriciaA

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, excellent service - we eat here often.

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  20. HannahW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and quick service as always. Once of our favorite restaurants in Williamsburg

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  21. antoinettea

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was really surprised at the condition of the restaurant, needs updating. Staff was great but food disappointing. Entree not prepared as requested, side salads with mostly lettuce without enough dressing. Soup not warm served without bread or crackers. Wine ok. Noise level on patio very loud, should have sat inside. Meal overpriced for quality.

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  22. HarryS

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant serves very good quality food prepared well. We eat there about twice per month and we are not disappointed. The staff is well trained and friendly.

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  23. Paige

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food with a lovely staff. We came for a birthday lunch for my mom and had a great experience.

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  24. Jims

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Smallish place so quiet and relaxed space. Food and service are always excellent. Highly recommend.

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  25. MalcolmL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, great wine, and great food; good-sized portions, too!

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  26. greateveningout

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed Sunday brunch, good selections, well presented and tasty

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I love every dish here. Favorite is the fish tacos. Delicious every time. Thank you Chef Jake

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  28. SymanthaK

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was AMAZING. Could not recommend enough!!!!!!!

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  29. BenjaminS

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there for brunch. It was a little noisy when we arrived, but all in all a great meal and service. The brunch menu is one of the best we have seen in Williamsburg.

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  30. LindaL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal in a lovely setting! Service was excellent! Very nice brunch !

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  31. ssnsailor

    Richmond

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the presentation was spot on.

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  32. TonyM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third time eating at Gabriel Archer. All the staff we encountered had excellent personalities and was very hospitable. The atmosphere was relaxing as always. The menu was a little pricy, but the quality of food far exceeded the cost. Definitely will be eating here again

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  33. ShevaW

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent! Amount of food to cost ratio was lower than expected.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! My husband and I came for lunch enroute to our Williamsburg vacation. The food and wine was outstanding! Highly recommend the chefs quiche.

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  35. NicoleR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice spot to grab dinner and wine flights were great!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good overall, we appreciate the staff and their efforts each time we visit. We appreciate the gift provided today as well, thank you!

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  37. CarolynC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time there celebrating our anniversary greeted with a smile. We were surprised with complimentary glass of WW Proseco ! We enjoyed the Swedish meatballs & broccoli Gouda soup as the appetizer then on to the burger & Street Swordfish tacos . All delicious and our only disappointment was we wished there was more information regarding the historical aspect of the property. We will go back

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  38. VaFoodie

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Gabriel Archer many times and have always enjoyed the food and service. Today was no exception. The hostess noticed that my Open Table reservation noted I always preferred a quiet table and we were given options that allowed for the request. Our waitress was Heather and she was friendly yet efficient. I ordered the crab cake sandwich with the parsnip bisque. The bisque was warm and delicious. Perfectly seasoned. Although the crab cake was good, it was overwhelmed by the size of the brioche bun. Not enough crab cake for the bun. This is my only complaint with the meal. My guest enjoyed the Avocado BLT. I look forward to a return visit.

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  39. KateL

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I must first thank all of the lovely people who wrote such nice reviews about The Gabriel Archer Tavern. Those reviews are what led to my decision to try this wonderful establishment. Everything we ordered was delicious!! The peanut pie should not be missed. Malik took great care of us through the entire meal. Highly recommend!!!

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  40. KathleenL

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunchtime menu with creative sandwich combinations. Also includes some daily specials as well as some seasonal refreshments.

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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 1180 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 10 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–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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