Kismet Bistro

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
We will have limited reservations on Open Table for Valentine's Day. Please call the restaurant if the reservation time you prefer is not available.
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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyra was an excellent server and took much attention to our party. The Salmon dinner was excellent and the mussel appetizer was delicious.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s meal was delicious! The scallops that I had were the best ever in my life as far as presentation and taste! What a wonderful find! We will definitely return.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come. It is excellent.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

Great service and wonderful food. Definitely will return!

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burger was to DIE For.... Loved the deviled eggs. Wish the Fried Green Tomatoes had been sliced rather than in chunks.
She Crab suit was delicious but served rather lukewarm. Could have been much hotter.
Husband did not care for the Salmon dish but my brother in law loved his tuna.
Would definitely go back for the burger!

JR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, excellent service.
Food was a little on pricey side but not a game changer, I would recommend and go again.

I
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We will be back. Thanks

PJ
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Courtney did a wonderful job, professional,friendly, polite and knowledgeable. One person at our table had a fish dish she thought was dry and overcooked. Courtney took care of it very nicely. Everyone else was pleased with their food. Pizza, salmon, mussels and she crab soup.

m
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by a friendly hostess who acknowledged our Open Table reservation and immediately seated us. Our waitress, Maddie, was friendly and professional. She thoroughly explained the specials of the day. I asked about the cocktail menu and she was able to thoroughly explain and highlight each drink. After every course, she promptly checked back to ensure everything was to our liking. Our food was visually appealing and deliciously appetizing. The restaurant had a lovely decor and wonderful bar in the adjoining area to the main dining room. Everyone was friendly and we can definitely recommend and plan to return.

OT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waitress and food

B
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have tried both and Monday (pizza and bottle of wine) and Wednesday (prime rib) dinner specials. They were both outstanding. The happy hour cocktails were excellent. I look forward to trying other specials, as well as selections from the regular menu.

W
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies night on Tues....who knew. Great specials!

BL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. My daughter had the specific al Asparagus Soup with a beet salad. I had the fried chicken which is one of my favorite dishes from Kismet. However, I do not like the broccolini that comes with the meal. I asked our server (Stan) if I could substitute the broccoli with another side.She said no problem and asked if I would like the brussel sprouts or spinach. I chose the brussel sprouts - there was no mention of an additional charge. When she brought out my meal - it had broccolini not brussel sprouts - I brought this to her attention and she said darn I forgot to change your side. She later brought out the brussel sprouts and at that time she said there would be an up charge because she forgot to enter brussel sprouts when she place the order. I was surprised and disappointed when she brought my check and I had to pay the full price for her mistake. I should nit have had t pay for her mistake.

KD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as they have been on all previous visits.

c
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot in Hilton Village!! Food was great and our server was fantastic.

LE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Wednesday nite Prime Rib special. Very great food and service. We will definitely return!

CS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waitress was condescending. Bottle beer was served warm. Broccolini on meatloaf dish was served cold. Waited over 20 minutes for our drink order, consisting of a glass of wine and a warm bottle of beer. Served second glass of wine, which was ordered midway through meal, with our check. Both bathrooms were marked with a sign that read “Out of Order.” This is never a good sign. Received a $149 check for a not so memorable evening with less than stellar service and food.

BK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service, great food, great experience. Unreservedly recommend.

CF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a good meal. Very nice place that we enjoy with our children

RS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice! Plan to return soon. Pleased to see this restaurant more than lived up to its very successful predecessor. Good value, great food that compares favorably with more expensive places.

r
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 57th Anniversary, as usual, service and food outstanding. We love Kismet.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

It was my mother’s birthday and I have been here many times. And everything has been perfect! But of course on the night of her birthday it was terrible. The server we had sucked she barely checked on us. We had another server refill our drinks we had to keep asking for silverware that we hadn’t received. The deviled eggs were delicious and also the salmon. But the bread pudding that I praised so much I as disgusting that night, the bread pudding was burnt and the caramel sauce was burnt! It was not a great ending to my mother’s birthday. Very disappointed!! Will not be returning ever again. I would rather go to Circa 1918

g
Richmond
94 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to Williamsburg and enjoy dining out every Saturday evening.
Using open table as our guide we have come across some really wonderful restaurants. Kismet is one of the best we have discovered.
Excellent all round experience.
One of the most impressive things was the food temperature. That doesn’t seem like such an important thing but it really is. The food is absolutely delicious. The staff are terrific.
Portions are more than ample.
We have a wonderful evening!

BK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely done as always, and we'll be back to our favorite restaurant. They always make a special table for my wife, who is in a wheelchair, but this time it was close to the opening to the bar. I asked for another table but they were full up with reservations. With the restaurant full, and the bar active on a Friday night, the noise level was 'way out of bounds and we had to strain to hear our guests. This is an excellent place, and we'll keep coming, but the brick and glass walls reflect noise and it can be very difficult to hear.

TP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My husband & I went on my birthday. We got their Wednesday special which was prime rib. Unfortunately, the meat was cold and the server could have cared less. I would hope that this was a fluke, but no one took notice so it might mean it was business as usual. Pity they did not get it right.

DJ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was fantastic. Cooked just the way I like it. Great atmosphere to catch up with friends. Would recommend highly.

P
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Never disappoints. Always really good food and great service

M
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot for a date in Hilton! Three words.... Shallot Herb Butter.

e
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kismet. Have told all our friends. Wednesday night Prime Rib is the best.

BK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good, as usual. Courtney was terrific, food was good. Front door's still hard to get a wheelchair through -- when I inherit a million bucks, I'll pay to have it replaced.

The place was jammed, and the noise level was uncomfortably high; I discussed with Courtney and she said you guys are aware of the problem. I'm not an acoustics specialist, but those brick walls must really reflect sound. Would hanging help? Or a sign that said "Inside voices, please?"

W
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and drinks! Dessert was also very good!!!

e
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have already told many friends about how great the food, service, atmosphere quality of our visit. Planning to visit again. Loved our experience it was Lovely.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have regularly dined at this restaurant, but when they weren’t offering pizza the night I went it left me without a lot of options (I’m a vegetarian). I do wish the chef would create an exciting vegetarian entree option to match the other interesting offerings. Other than that, I will still return because the ambiance is great and starters/dessert are awesome! Don’t miss the bread pudding made from Krispy Kreme donuts!

P
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kismet never disappoints--always good service and good food. Noise level could be a bit quieter though.

f
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Kismet and wanted to share the experience with a friend.

BK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service, great neighborhood restaurant.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Kismet. Their food and service are great and for Newport News it is one of the few higher-end places to dine.

FC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fantastic meal with special friends!

SW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary at Kismet Bistro and it was wonderful! Great wine list and the food was delicious! And the Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding is over the top amazing!

BK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're frequent visitors; my wife is in a wheelchair, the the restaurant aways has a convenient table with good maneuver room.

Courtney was our server, and as usual she was terrific; personable, remembered our drinks, lots of fun to be with. And it turns out we know her mom, who was also a diner there.

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant; reasonable prices, a great menu, good service and lots of people we know. I highly recommend it.