Service staff excellent and very knowledgeable. Great place to relax and have conversation. Loved the ambience. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars straight across was that the magazine where I learned about the restaurant said it was $, but it ended up being more like $$. Food was tasty but a bit pricier than I expected.
Food was very good. However very over priced. People need to be aware of that.
Colonial food and drinks in an authentic atmosphere. The Kings Arms punch bowl was a lot of fun to share! The tomato basil soup was rich and flavorful. The shoat chop was super tender and tasty. The service was excellent!
food was amazing
My favorite Williamsburg Tavern. Fantastic atmosphere to end your wonderful day in the past.
My husband and I always eat at the King’s Arms every time we are in Colonial Williamsburg. The food, service and atmosphere is wonderful. I have never been disappointed in a visit there. Dinner is not cheap, but worth every cent. Lunch is equally good and very reasonable. Love this place.
Wonderful dining experience with excellent service. Game Pie could have been a tad hotter, but still very good!
Food and service were amazing. Having candles being the only source for light provides a unique colonial dining experience. The occasional live music added to the atmosphere for our special occasion.
Great ambiance and setting. Our server was Purcell and he was amazing! Purcell was very friendly and personable, and he paid great attention to detail. We really appreciated the history tips that he threw in as well! It was also fun having a musician entertain us while we ate in the colonial tradition.
We ate at Kings Arms this past weekend, as we have in many times in the past. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. IT was lovely! The minstrel serenaded him and the staff was so attentive. The food was delicious and hot! Lots to eat and drink at this great place that takes you back to Colonial times! Our waiter, Larry, was great!
We were in town for a conference. This was the perfect get away from hotel food. The service team was wonderful. The waitress went above and beyond. We had guest who had significant food allergies. The waitress double checked everything for us.
The food was delightful. The atmosphere enveloping. We stayed till the candle burned down.
Dinner menu is much better than the lunch menu. Food was very good, my wife loved the Wild Game pot pie, was not gamey at all . The prime rib was very good.
Outstanding restaurant. The candlelight dining is very relaxing! Great food and fantastic service!
We have eaten several times at the King's Arm Tavern and this was the least impressive. While we were seated promptly had good service and food, the feel of Colonial Williamsburg has been sadly diminished. There was no live strolling music, though our waiter stated that they got off early. I did challenge that it was only 7 pm on a Saturday evening and he admitted that the were no musicians as a cost cutting matter. There also was no en-actors to celebrate and discuss early life in Williamsburg. Again this was noted as a cost cutting matter. It seems Colonial Williamsburg has eliminated part of the ambiance that we have enjoyed for over twenty five years. Not sure we will return.
The colonial experience was completed with a tankard of ale, and a game pie made with venison, rabbit, and duck!
Great step back in time dining experience, right down to dining only by candlelight. Our waitress was not very welcoming and seemed irritated and loud. That is the only reason this is not all 5’s
The King's Arms never disappoints. The service is great and so is the food.
The food was mediocre at best. The game pie had pieces of meat with gristle and a full vertebrae presumably from the rabbit. The prime rib was ordinary and the accompanying pop over had the texture of cardboard. Most certainly over priced.
We were seated in a lovely small dining room with approximately five tables which would have been very relaxing if not for the fact that the waiters apparently have a script that they must use for each table. One over zealous waiter performed his repertoire for each of his tables so the rest of the diners had to hear this at least four times over. If this had been a room full of children dining it would have been cute, we found it annoying and unable to have a quiet conversation over our $100.00 meal.
The food was excellent, full of flavor and cooked perfectly! The experience and ambience send you back in time. Would highly recommend! Go in the off peak season and definitely make a reservation.
Prime rib had fat and grissel. Ambiance was nice.
Great food, great drinks, well worth it. Reservations required. I’m so glad we went and would definitely go back.
Great food and a one-of-a-kind experience 18th century tavern experience!
I had a great time and enjoyed the experience! Our waiter was great, I just think that the prices are very high. My prime rib was tough and definitely priced too high!
Except for my Prime Rib the food was good. Every bite of the Prime Rib was gristly. I could only eat about half of it, having to give up searching for a decent piece. I told the waiter of my complaint but got no recompense or even an apology. My Prime Rib experience drags down the overall experience.
This is one of the colonial taverns. The food is good, the service is excellent, and the rooms are lit by candles. I miss the entertainers that used to wander throughout the tavern playing a few songs in each room.
We have visited The King's Arms on many occasions and never been disappointed. The food is consistently great, the colonial atmosphere is lovely and intimate and the service staff are accommodating, knowledgeable and pleasant.
We are usually visiting for a special occasion or a holiday and we are always greeted with a welcoming attitude and are never rushed.
Colonial restaurant in colonial setting, authentic atmosphere and good fare!
I struggle about my rating because it COULD BE amazing but they were out of SO MANY items that it is hard to get past that. Our waitress, who was good, explained that it was their last night before being closed for 2 months so they were out of a lot of things... I just don't think that is the way to run a business or gain repeat customers. You should have your entire menu available at all times... especially for an event night like New Year's Eve! I can't say I won't go back if in town again but it was a truly disappointing end to a good few days in Williamsburg.
Overall great. Out of some items. But enjoyed the food a lot. Pork chop was so tender
After a 15-minute wait in a parlor room off of the entrance, we (everyone who had 7:45 reservations) were all herded into one dining room. Waitresses arrived and began scurrying around to take drink orders. We overheard one waitress repeatedly telling a table near us about how they were out of various items because this was their last night until reopening in the spring. I agree with another review that said that running out of food (on an already limited menu) seems bad planning especially on New Year's eve. As a group of four, we had only one dish arrive hot; the others were barely lukewarm. Waitress was nice enough but seemed rather overwhelmed. Other than the dimly lit room, there was no other Colonial Williamsburg flavor to the evening ... no strolling performers or historic presentations by the waitress. We could have been eating at Cracker Barrel with the lights off but at five times the cost.
We visit Williamsburg every few years and have always enjoyed the tavern experiences. On this trip, we found the food, service , and ambiance to be lacking. The experience was somewhat like eating at a Disney-themed restaurant. We had several excellent meals outside of the Colonial area. For future visits, we'll eat in the local restaurants rather than the taverns.
Very disappointed with the dinner for New Year’s Eve! My vegetable plate was cold another guest had lukewarm prime rib! One of our guests was quite surprised that for what we paid for the meal the quality was not the best. And this was THEIR first time there which was a disappointment for me since I recommended the place. Should have listened to the reviews!
We reserved our dinner to celebrate the New Year. We were quickly seated ( we had made reservations in November) and greeted by a lovely waitress who was quick to make suggestions and easily explained the dining customs of the day. Drinks, entrees ,dessert and our check were served in a timely manner. As recommended , we selected the marinated pork chop. Although the chop was very tender and flavorful, the food was sadly lukewarm. The mashed potatoes appeared to be of the instant variety. The dessert, a chocolate torte, on the other hand , was delicious. Our waitress was informative and delightful but when considering the cost /value of our meal, we would report that we were disappointed. The atmosphere created by the candle light, table setting and ware, period dress of the staff, as well as the performance by the serenading musician, created an authentic environment.
Perfect table seating in small dining room lit by candles, excellent service by period-dressed server knowledgeable in 18th century cuisine, good (though not excellent) cuisine (but it was a holiday evening), our experience was a delight made memorable by ambience, authenticity, and attentive service. Highly recommended.
Exceptional food, service and atmosphere in the heart of the historic district.
It was my birthday. I was there with my family from out of state and friends. Everything was great up until dinner. 4 plates got sent back for being too cold. Was embarrassed and quite disappointed. So here again my family had to wait for 4 plates of food. The server was amazing and very attentive with the error. So when the 4 dishes were finally brought to the table they were steaming hot. Should have been like this in the 1st place. Overall service was amazing I would recommend Kings Arms for the ambiance but I won't come back personally. Very disappointed. The food was not as great as i have heard from friends in the area. I heard alot of people talk about people entertaining in the eating rooms but did not see or hear any kind of music or entertainment what so ever??.... very upset about this
We were disappointed overall with our dining experience. While the atmosphere and menu are period authentic, our server lacked personality and was not properly trained. The food was average at best with the Hunter's Pie at $33 the best of our group but it was a large pot-pie with a few meat cubes and mostly gravy. One of our group ordered the tenderloin with oysters which is an upcharge but there were apparently no oysters on the plate. A third member had to ask for their meal to be warmed up because it was cold. The solution from the kitchen was to make a new entrée which took longer than it took the rest of us to eat. Much of our experience could have been made more pleasant if not for the surly server. I would not return or recommend this to my friends.
The mashed potatoes and vegetables were cold. I think is was because we had appetizers and food was sitting until we were ready for it. Should not have appetizers
Loved our experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious and shared the dessert. Loved the ambiance of Colonial Williamsburg
Initially seated IN a fireplace or close enough. Requested and was granted a place change. Out of appetizer first chosen. Food was lukewarm.
Colonial ambiance abounds but the food is mediocre (at best) and it's expensive. Tge portions are very small and the food is heavily sauced. Service was good.