The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn

4.8
325 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
This contemporary fine dining restaurant serves as the jewel in the crown of the Williamsburg Inn. Paying homage to the foundation and evolution of a uniquely American cuisine, the Rockefeller Room embraces Southern tradition and infuses flavors brought to the New World from exotic lands. Featuring locally sourced ingredients and creative dishes, the menu epitomizes the Nouveau British approach to gastronomy: refined, worldly, sophisticated and adventurous. Carrying on the tradition of innovative cooking and fine dining, a meal at the Inn is a spectacular culinary experience.
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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and friendly. Delicious and elegant.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine Dining at its finest

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Our server Mary was great.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s 60th Birthday!

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EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our expectations were exceeded by the Rockefeller Room. It’s becoming more and more difficult to find a venue where attention to detail, food quality and service are top notch but the RR did it.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town and made reservations ahead of time and this restaurant did not disappoint! Service was exceptional and the food was delicious! Such nice atmosphere!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience and service! Robert and David took excellent care of us.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for our 25th wedding Anniversary, and throughly enjoyed,our dining experience. Service was excellent. We loved the low light and the fact you didnt have to,listen to everyone's conversation, the tables where spaced apart just enough. The oysters we ordered where a little on the sweet side, minor, the taste and presentation of food was also excellent. The chef prepared a special treat for us for our 25th wedding anniversary, that was special.
We would absolutely return there.

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WS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding hardly describes our Anniversary Dinner at the Rockefeller Room. Outstanding meal. Outstanding service. Warm and friendly environment.
My bride had salmon. I had the NY Strip. Salads and appetizer were excellent. Mary was simply the best —- We would go back in a heartbeat. Lovely, lovely place to stay and eat.

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GC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By all means, request David as your waiter - he was great!

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T
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Disappointing evening for anniversary . Our server much more interested in other patrons . We ordered dessert and the restaurant also sent out a dessert with happy anniversary written on plate . You would think the server would know this is customary and just bring the dessert out . I had the halibut , appropriately done for me but too salty . My husband had filet which was nothing special . I guess my expectations were too high with this restaurant being in a 5 star hotel .

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WH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere at the Williamsburg Inn. Food is always great and service is just right. Thanks for a great night!

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. Everything was just right and we had a special evening.

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T
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! And an incredible value. Although it's not cheap, I felt like the service we received was way above what I expect for a restaurant at this price point. Definitely an upscale setting, so dress accordingly.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jane, made the evening perfect for us, she was relaxed but professional and attentive, and had a good sense of humor.

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TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful room, a wonderful meal and a overall great experience. One of the few restaurants where you’re treated like royalty. I would highly recommend this special place to anyone who desires perfection!

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service and food quality. We enjoyed it so much we are going back tonight during this same stay at the Williamsburg Inn. The appetizers - oysters with champagne sabayon, crabcakes with english cucumber remoulade we delicious. The filets both bone in and regular were very tender, well seasoned and prepared perfectly!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are on our yearly anniversary vacation. Today we celebrated 15 yrs of marriage. We chose the Williamsburg Inn’s Rockefeller Room. We knew it would be nice. The place was very impressive. We were cheerfully greeted by the staff. The service was excellent with what I thought was very appropriate attention. The food was delicious and the timing was impeccable. We had a great time and the Rockefeller Room will always be a choice for dinning when we’re in town.

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent wine, and beautiful setting.

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FO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rockefeller Room provided a wonderful and memorable Birthday Dinner. We will definitely make this a favorite recommendation!!!

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In 46+ years of staying and dining at The Williamsburg Inn this visit was no exception, it was excellent.

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience. Chef combines various ingrediencies that you would never think to use together. I will be stopping by again next time I am in the area.

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M
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Venue was beautiful- food was delicious- service was wonderful and constant. wonderful place

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UA
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal in a beautifully renovated setting. This was a birthday dinner that was an elegant experience. Charles was attentive and gave nice menu suggestions. The meal itself was beautifully presented and the flavors were perfectly blended. The meats cooked just right. Love the desert sampler, a perfect way to end a heavenly meal. I enjoyed everything immensely and will be back. Thank you Williamsburg Inn for making #5? more ‘tolerable’.

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q
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence in all respects. Just what you would expect from the Williamsburg Inn. Not stuffy but elegant

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LP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first dining experience at The Rockefeller Room, and it was truly an exceptional one! The service was impeccable. The food was perfection. The waiter was genteel, knowledgeable, personable and appropriately witty. The ambiance was graceful, richly elegant, and very romantic. Flatware and glassware were all spotless. Everything about this restaurant was the best there is and definitely a rare jewel that tops the crown of the Inn itself. The chef at the Williamsburg Inn is exceptional. The staff and service ethic at The Inn is the best of the best.

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for our 10th anniversary and it was perfect. The ambiance was elegant, quiet and romantic. Much to our pleasure, we were seated in a cozy corner sofa seat. Our waiter, Charles, was engaging with just the right amount of attention and he made the evening a delight. Our food was outstanding (especially the Crab Cake appetizer and half chicken main entree). And the dessert sampler tray was a perfect solution to not being able to choose which of the tasty desserts to choose. We highly recommend this for anyone looking to celebrate a special night in a place of elegance with the ability to hear one another speak.

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MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious from start to the end!

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charles is an excellent waiter. The ambiance of the Rockefeller Room is very apprpriate for the Williamsburg Inn. Please consider re-opening the Regency Room on a regular basis.

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PS
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I dined at the Rockefeller Room when I visited her at college. It was truly a special evening. From the valet parking to dessert, the service was impeccable! We arrived early for our reservation and had a drink at the bar, which was delightful. Dinner was superb (try the oysters!), and David, our water was attentive and had great recommendations. The scallops were delicious, as was the filet. Great wine and the best cheesecake I have had in a long time (light, smooth, and tasty). The decor was very elegant and comfortable. Perfect mother-daughter night!

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MF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A bit noisy due to a wedding party in the same room, but this is likely unusual. Overall excellent.

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EP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

I booked a reservation at this restaurant based on recommendations from a number of colleagues. I was told it would be a nice, quiet restaurant for a romantic dinner with my wife. The food was good and the service was excellent; however, the atmosphere ruined the entire experience. A wedding party of about 12-15 people was seated at a large table directly across from us. They were very loud (as one would expect) and boisterous, to the point that my wife and I could not even carry on a meaningful conversation. In fact, we rushed through dinner so that we could get move on from the restaurant to a place we were could actually talk and hear one another. That was very disappointing to me.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service in an outstanding environment.

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WM
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An out of the park experience at CW's Rockefeller Room. Our 30th wedding anniversary. We dined in the Regency Room 30 years ago. The service was perfect. The food was wonderful, very modern takes on standards. The room was very nice but it was little occupied, like 5 parties on a Monday. It was probably the most expensive meal we've ever had but the night was completely worth it.

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EK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was one of the top best I’ve been to. Live music, decoration, food and its presentation were amazing! We will definitely come back!

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LF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an all around delightful and delicious experience. We will certainly go back on our next trip to Williamsburg.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff

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P
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff was wonderful, but a little slow to perform common practices. For example, they were slow to take our order, maintain our glasses with wine and remove the used dishes and cutlery. The staff was lovely when available. They also made recommendations for the wine and food that were very complimentary. I will most definitely return; I probably just need to remember to slow down and enjoy the experience and conversation next time.

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TJ
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Charles & all staff were outstanding! Top quality! Food was superb!

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DM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fresh food selections prepared perfectly. Wonderful fine dining!

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