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The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, VA

The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn

4.4
4.4
623 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
A culinary adventure in modern fine-dining.

The Williamsburg Inn is pleased to present the Rockefeller Room, the crown jewel of Abby and John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s home away from home. The featured menu is a five-course prix-fixe menu with available wine pairings from the Inn’s world class cellar. We are delighted to offer the finest and most luxurious ingredients from local watermen, farmers, and worldly artisans.

The Rockefeller’s revered opulence, therefore, we developed our menu to offer an evening filled with extravagance. Familiar flavors paired with southern hospitality reflect the soul of our story, history, and the melting pot of ingredients brought to our country from its inception.

Before we begin, we may be limited in our ability to modify our menu, especially for severe allium and dairy allergies. However, with advance notice, we will be happy to accommodate any allergy with customized menu adjustments.



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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

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Experiences

  • A Mountain of Heritage & Legacy - DAOU Wine Dinner

    $185.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 31, 2024 only
    Join us in the Rockefeller Room at the Williamsburg Inn for an evening filled with stories, history, and a journey across the Atlantic with a French-inspired wine-making tradition. The legacy steeped into DAUO’s wines is spun in technique, skill, and perfection, strengthened by the founders honoring their family members. Prepare to indulge on a six-course menu curated by Executive Chef Juli Gutierrez and her talented team of chefs designed to surprise and delight when perfectly paired with these fine wines. Reservations are available on Open Table for $185 per guest, price does not include taxes and service charge. Guests must be 21 years or older. A prepaid reservation is required and for reservation assistance call 1-800-447-8679.
  • A Mountain of Heritage & Legacy DAOU Wine- Member

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 31, 2024 only
    Join us in the Rockefeller Room at the Williamsburg Inn for an evening filled with stories, history, and a journey across the Atlantic with a French-inspired wine-making tradition. The legacy steeped into DAUO’s wines is spun in technique, skill, and perfection, strengthened by the founders honoring their family members. Prepare to indulge on a six-course menu curated by Executive Chef Juli Gutierrez and her talented team of chefs designed to surprise and delight when perfectly paired with these fine wines. Reservations are available on Open Table for $185 per guest, price does not include taxes and service charge. Guests must be 21 years or older. A prepaid reservation is required and for reservation assistance call 1-800-447-8679.

What 623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

623 Reviews
  1. TraceyH

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service with even better food!! We can’t wait to come back!

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  2. WineEveryday

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was rude, sarcastic and never poured our wine from the carafe. He made the dinner very adversarial. It was our Anniversary!

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  3. FoodieVA

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, but unfortunately, the food, especially the entrées, not much to write home about. Eg, Duck breast arrived overcooked and the skin was almost burned. Four stars for effort, but two stars for actual quality. There are several restaurants within a five minute drive that have excellent farm to table cuisine way better than this place. If you’re looking for ambience, then go for sure. But if you’re looking to have an incredible meal, then I will skip.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Upon arrival, we were welcome with much warmth. Our server, Sharon, was very attentive and informative. The food 5 meal course was decadent, from the aperitif to dessert. Bravo!

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  5. EllenP

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous evening celebrating our anniversary. The food is wonderful, starting with an amuse bouche (a sort of mousse-like watermelon gazpacho) and a terrific assortment of breads, each with its own butter. We both had the roasted oysters (a little on the briny side for me but my husband loved them). For the mains ("premier" course) I went all out and had the Wagyu ribeye (an additional charge) and hubby had the beef short ribs. Fantastic! The desserts were out of this world--do not miss Abby's Confections, an assortment of exquisitely crafted small gems of deliciousness. Hubby had the Hazelnut Ice Cream Torte, which was equally over the top. The menu is prix fixe with option of 3 or 5 courses--3 was plenty of food. We opted for the (very good) wine pairings. You can get great meals at a few other spots in Williamsburg, but what really made this evening stand out was the service--starting with the hostess knowing our name before we said it. Our server, Brian, was outstanding--professional, knowledgeable, and just the right level of friendliness. We were well taken care of by the other waitstaff as well. Very pricy but definitely worth the splurge!

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  6. mikep

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again the Rockefeller room was outstanding. The singer accompanied by her father on the piano was very good and the volume level was perfect.

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  7. DavidF

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a first class experience from start to finish. Beautiful setting, ‘thoughtful people and great food. For example small portions of three different breads with three different matching butters.

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  8. BruceB

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable formal dining experience. Food preparation and presentation were excellent. Wine selection by glass was mediocre. Cost was quite high, so this probably was a once in a lifetime event for us.

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  9. nkurkjian

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Titanic 12 course meal was fantastic! The food and service were amazing! Thank you for a very special experience.

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  10. JScott

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Titanic Dinner was FANTASTIC!! The food was phenomenal and I ate far too much. The wine pairing was exceptional. I hope they do this again next year, I will definitely attend. The Rockefeller Room, though a little more expensive, is well worth it! Chef Juli is exceptionally talented! Thank you for a great evening!

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  11. Mase

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The titanic dinner lacked finesse. Besides being served room temperature raw oysters, some of the dishes were just overcooked like the Waldorf cobbler.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Feels expensive and inwardly thinking it is romantic yet too costly. Service is slow and requests for tastings wine before purchase is denied. Recommend it if you’re looking to get away from the hotel experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative dishes. Some long pauses between courses. Ryan and Johnathan were terrific.

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  14. GaryC

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience. Good food and service. Good special occasion place.

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  15. rakbar

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did NYE dinner here - stellar service and an exquisite meal in elegant surroundings. The prix fixe was perfectly timed, well-portioned, and thoroughly delicious. One would be hard pressed to find a better way to celebrate such an occasion.

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  16. JenniferA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year. Food was amazing and so wonderfully paired with wines. And service was excellent. Thank you!

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  17. ThomasS

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Could only choose from a pre-set 5 course meal, very well prepared but not exceptional taste.

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  18. MaureenB

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were here for the Christmas Feast of the Seven Fishes. It was an amazing experience, one of the best meals, in the most elegant environment, with exceptional service.

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  19. RobertC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was not told ahead of time that the menus was prix fixed. Also some of the entrees had up charges and it was very difficult to tell on the menu. I felt ripped off and relentless advantage of.

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  20. fsteele

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service with inexcusable excuses. While the meal ended up comped, the experience ruined our evening.

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  21. FranklinR

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had our anniversary dinner here on Sunday. They were short staffed and it showed. Our server was pleasant but covered too many tables for a "fine dining" experience. Dinner took almost 4 hours. The food was outstanding (the minor exception was the cake on the confection sampler - not impressive) The wines were fine. The first course did not arrive until almost an hour after we arrived. The dining room manager visited the table twice to apologize for the slow service. We should not need to ask for more water or mention that we did not get any bread until the third course. We are locals and this is the first time we encountered such a lapse in service. So disappointing. Next year we will head back to Le Yaca.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as usual. But service was stressed with a full house and short wait staff

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  23. Matt

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a reservation for my wife and I for our 5th anniversary. They didn't have our table ready for 30 minutes after our reservation time, which was frustratingly annoying. Once we finally did get seated, the meal was good, and the service matched.

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  24. KennethA

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed this 5 course tasting experience however it was too slow and went to long 3 hours is much to slow a pace. We were often 20 to 30 minutes between courses. The food was very good and service excellent just needed to be a bit faster pace. We’ve been to many tasting menu experiences from 4 to 7 courses and they moved at a faster pace and were more enjoyable. That’s our only criticism. Other than that everything was great.

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  25. LloydS

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience. Actually a great value given quality of the food, service and ambience. Will definitely enjoy again on my next visit.

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  26. Gretchen

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Goregous, elegant restaurant with very leisurely dining. We had a table at 8pm and left 11pm. Had a lovely 5 course meal. The service was on point, food amazing and plating amazing. We booked a 5 course meal for $128/person. It was worth every penny. Be sure to checkout dress code and make a reservation.

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  27. Josh

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had an exquisite time at the restaurant celebrating our 1st Wedding Anniversary. Sharon R was extremely attentive, kind and did an excellent job taking care of us. The atmosphere is very calm, elegant and relaxed. Highly recommend for a special treat and/or night out.

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  28. Sarah

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary dinner at the Rockefeller Room and we had an amazing experience. The food and ambiance were fantastic and the service was even better. The staff was helpful and her knowledgeable about each of the wine parings. Wonderful evening, we will definitely be back!

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  29. KennethH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noise level was moderate due to a loud party of about seven people. Otherwise, everything was perfect.

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  30. Cashew

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had long awaited what we had hoped would be a lovely and memorable dining experience at the Williamsburg Inn on Friday, November 10, 2023. Memorable it was…but for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, the waiter, David, was involved with a table for 10 or 12 folks at another corner of the room and did not have much time for us. So, it was quite an extended meal. We were seated at 6:30 and walked out the door at quarter past 10. Here are some of the lows (and a few highs): •We had quite a long wait between courses. •Champagne was ordered and poured. However, we had to find another waiter to refill our glasses. •The squash soup was very flavorful but tepid. The oysters were delicious. •Deana, who was wonderful, kept our water glasses filled, checked with us often, and – when requested – brought us some bread and rolls. •The beef was overcooked, the halibut dry. •The desserts were lovely and tasty, although the cheese platter lacked originality. •When clearing the table, David stacked the dishes at the table…not a pleasant sight. All in all, it was a lovely setting, but the service and meal did not live up to the hype nor give us the memorable meal we had hoped for. We’ve eaten at elegant dining rooms across the world, and this was definitely a very low standard of service and flavor. We will not return.

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  31. RonF

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and have been to many places in that time, but this was one of the most eloquent dinners we have ever experienced. Service, 5 course tasting menu, and atmosphere, completely felt like royalty.

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  32. Denny

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had higher expectations. Service while good was slow to arrive. There seemed to be a miscommunication w the hostess stand and the server (who was lovely when she arrived and thereafter) but the other restaurant across the hall is so large and busy we think it was draining the kitchen resources so our food was slow and for a 5 course meal we felt it. That said the food was creative and beautifully presented but not a real value for the price. We would recommend with reservations depending on your expectations.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wine pairings were perfectly balanced with each course. The food was well prepared and delicious. Karen provided absolutely fantastic service. The music loop was the only downside. We heard the same song three times over the course of two and a half hours.

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  34. AlexandDustinE

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and it exceeded expectations. Our waitress Sharon was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was very attentive. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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  35. mikep

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Barboursvlle wine dinner was fantastic. Excellent food paired with excellent wines!

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  36. juliab

    Denver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was at 6:45. At 8:30 we had been served 2 of the 5 coarses and left. We had ordered the wine pairing with our meal but the wine was basically gone by the time the food came to “pair” it with..Restaurant was not full or was the Terrace (which we had enjoyed the night before). No explanation for such a disappointing experience

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow for dinner for 2 ($500+), breakfast the next morning (also Prix fixe menu [FOR BREAKFAST???] MUCH SLOWER ! ! ! 😡

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  38. BrandonH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire evening can be summarized as an exceptional experience. From the food, service, and atmosphere, you're enveloped with a sense of elegance and properly pampered. Michael and Ryan were incredible and we'll be talking and sharing about this experience for years to come.

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  39. GlennC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our 50th Anniversary with dinner at The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn. It was a meal we will never forget.....absolutely outstanding. The service was wonderful and they were very attentive to the fact we were celebrating a most special occasion.

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  40. Lortay

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful, quiet, traditional restaurant. The service was excellent, Sharon was friendly and attentive. The ambiance is old school with tables spaced apart leading to private conversation. The food was hit and miss. We had a 5 course prix fixed meal with the wine tastings. Our immediate concern was the minimal $58 charge for wine with each course. This did not leave us with confidence the wines would be of any quality, they weren’t. The first course of consommé I liked, my husband didn’t. The second course was a fried duck egg with pimento cheese- it was ok, not much flavor. The third course was our best, a scallop with a corn bread and Lima beans. Great flavor and combination of textures. The main course was a disaster for me - undercooked salmon with small potatoes and peas floating!! In a watered down tomato soup(couldn’t possibly be called a sauce). Ugh… my husband loved the braised beef. The dessert cheese plate was a fitting finale to a mediocre dinner. Who serves tomatoes as a dessert?? So many wonderful choices for crackers and we were served lavash ? Again, a beautiful setting- maybe they will hire a more sophisticated chef or a leadership team who can deliver.

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The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn

136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Colonial Williamsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Julianne Gutierrez
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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