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The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn

4.6
4.6
544 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
Dress: Evening Elegant Casual
Gentlemen may plan to wear long sleeved dress shirts, slacks and dress shoes and for an extra touch a comfortable blazer to accompany.
For the evening the ladies may wear their favorite dress or top with slacks or a skirt.
We invite you to dine like a Rockefeller and dress to the nines!
Please avoid wearing tattered jean, t-shirts, tennis shoes and flip flops.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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What 544 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

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  1. M

    Marge

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve Fish Dinner was superb. Good service and delicious food. Very festive!
  2. RT

    RebekahT

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Expensive experience that did not live up to expectations. One chicken meal was room temperature. Oysters were fine. Steak Oscar was fine. Water glass was not refilled without a request. No real Christmas decorations. Service time between courses was totally unacceptable. Wine pairings were only OK. We spent a great deal of time waiting and waiting. The best thing about the meal was the small bread choices with 3 butters.
  3. B

    Brenda

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I travel globally and dine at wonderful restaurants and always leave a positive review, thus I am struggling with how to share how very disappointing this dining experience was on so many levels. First, this was my sister's annual birthday dinner that she looks forward to all year as our treat. My husband and I arrived after my sister and Mom and we were seated 30 MINUTES before our waiter acknowledged us and offered to take our drink order. We are very patient in today's challenging times however the restaurant was mostly empty and at this price point we expected better service. The pre-taste on a spoon was a hard dry salty morsel which was horrible. The appetizers were lackluster there were only 3 oysters with a big glob of overpowering lemon custard, cauliflower soup and a salad. My sister doesn't eat oysters and cauliflower soup at this price was lacking. The beef filet was cooked nicely. The deserts were tiny and lackluster. Overall, the lack of service, quality of food was disappointing and out of line and poor value for the price. Both my Mom and sister ordered coffee which was French press and at some point, I mentioned my Mom's coffee was cold and the waiter said it does cool off but did not offer to reheat or replace. As we have friends who dine here we shared our experience thus we decided to cancel future plans to dine here together. I hope our experience was a one off but here at the holidays I would assume Rockefeller would be at their best.
  4. JN

    JoyN

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a special occasion meal! Very decadent and delicious.
  5. AR

    AndrewR

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rockefeller Room offers elegant dining with romantic ambiance and excellent cuisine. The Oysters Abby was a wonderful surprise to someone who has eaten oysters his entire life and the expertly prepared 16oz Seven Hills New York Strip steak was served with delicious accompaniments I cannot describe. The wine (Bin #330) was also outstanding. The meal may have seemed a bit pricy to some, but to me it was well worth it. Service was wonderful also.
  6. FP

    FlaPilot

    Las Vegas

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. Multiple dining experiences at the INN over the years, but none exceeded the positive experience this time. The five course meal was very special and our service team was truly over the top! While much has changed at Williamsburg since our first visit in 68, the Inn has maintained its excellence, and perhaps eclipsed its fine reputation with the current service and food level in the Rockefeller room.
  7. DS

    DouglasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant. Great atmosphere. Wonderful staff. Food was excellent.
  8. LI

    LINDA

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 33rd anniversary and what an extraordinary culinary experience we enjoyed that evening. Each course was better than the next , ending with the grand finale dessert. The decor is stunning elegant Williamsburg and the service was educated and professional, explaining all ingredients. The most impressive was the artistic arrangement of each course. Our BEST anniversary dinner so far!
  9. SE

    StephE

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals ever! Food was amazing and expertly prepared --- the meats were cooked perfectly - melt in your mouth. The staff was quite exceptional. Restaurant is gorgeous. Overall a truly fantastic experience. The best of the best and worth every penny.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was lukewarm and undercooked.
  11. JE

    JuneE

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service food staff. However they charged for nonsparkling water. Thought it was “regular” water. Surprising. Other chef’s gifts before and after dinner really special. Great experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at the Inn for the Thanksgiving holiday. Had dinner here on our last night. AMAZING!!
  13. GT

    GaryT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Our server Karen and her assistant Angel made it very special!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have asked for a better experience. We came in the day after our wedding to enjoy our first dinner out together. As soon as we arrived that staff was amazing. Very attentive staff from start to finish. We had a 9pm reservation. We where a little worried about the reservation being so late. Some places would rushed us but at no point did we feel rushed. If you are a wine drinker I highly recommend adding the wine pairing. Having the pairing made the food even better and we learned about the wines being serviced. You can’t go wrong here. Everything is wonderful.
  15. SS

    SS22

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Elegant dining room, excellent service. Three-course meal: The roasted cauliflower and smoked almond bisque soup was delicious (the foraged mushroom were fresh and tasty), the roasted Laughing king oysters were ok (I didnt think the lemon sabayon worked with the warm oyster and I thought it odd that the warm oysters were served on a glass plate), the rack of lamb was ver tender but had way too much fat in proportion to the small amount of lamb, the honey nut squash was tasty. Was disappointed with the dessert - Trio of Delicacies- the lemon cake had no flavor and the tuile wafer was soft (not crisp), the chocolate turtle torte with peanut had the consistency of fudge and was overly sweet, but the worst of all was the panna cotta —- inedible due to too much gelatin added (evidently added to achieve a honey comb appearance from the mold— however ruined the texture and flavor
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We did the 5-course tasting menu with the wine pairing. Service was excellent. Food was good but better can be had at other local luxury restaurants for less of a price.
  18. M

    Mambeg

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wine pairing was week.
  19. JE

    JamesE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! The wine pairing was perfect.
  20. CB

    ClintonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    European fine dining at its best
  21. F

    Ferragammo

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Service was impeccable!
  22. E

    Eyechatter

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Sharon and Angel were attentive and professional. The food was served beautifully and plated well. Everything we had chosen to eat was divine and prepared expertly. We were happy to once again dine at the Rockefeller Room and enjoy the quality which it has maintained.
  23. NL

    NicoleL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding on all levels. Would come back in a heartbeat!
  24. s

    sammie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a spectacular 50th wedding anniversary dinner! The 3-course price fixe dinners included: appetizers -oysters, delicious green salad with ham, eggs, and pickles; main courses: scallops with fave beans, corn pudding, filet mignon with mushroom gravy, onions, asparagus, and potatoes; desserts - a medley of cake, raspberries, honey candy; or a hazlenut chocolate torte. Delicious, delicious, delicious!!!
  25. BH

    BobH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  26. J

    Jazzmine

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful server Sharon. Everything about the restaurant and food was great.
  27. MK

    McKenzie

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing course dinner at The Rockefeller Room. The staff was professional and the food was outstanding. We will definitely return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Mom’s 80th birthday and it was an amazing experience for the whole family
  29. N

    None

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    $300 for two after food, taxes, and tip... That provided us 2 beers, one cosmo, two house wines, 3 oysters, one cup of soup, two 8oz filets, and two desserts. Nothing exceptional about any of them, but the filets were good. The service was dismal... Sat for 20 minutes before anyone acknowledge us. Finally got our first drinks 30 minutes in along with some bread. While told in advance and at the table that my wife has a gluten allergy, still didn't get any she could enjoy until 45 minutes after seating. Got tired of waiting endlessly to order a second round of drinks, and left the table to get drinks from the lobby bar... An hour and 15 minutes after seating, we got our entree's. Mind you, this prix fix meal so you are stuck with it regardless of how poor everything is. So, two hours passed while we waited and waited before we got our check which we had to beg for.... Total waste of money and time was my take away...
  30. GM

    GraceM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I did my externship from culinary school there and it was nice to enjoy a dinner there. Chef Travis and his team did a wonderful job and Ryan our server made sure that we were getting everything we needed and explained everything to us.
  31. S

    Shotsie

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a night and place to cherish. Beyond stately, elegant and the service was professional, warm and catering. Miss Sharon made our night one to remember. Her charm, knowledge and desire to please shined. A must go if your looking for a special and memorable experience.
  32. TR

    TimR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food
  33. JB

    JenniferB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and wonderful, attentive service. We had to leave a bit early but that was because we had an event to be at before 9 PM. Everyone was fantastic and I highly recommend it for anyone celebrating an anniversary.
  34. RE

    RichardE

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Mananansndbdbdhdhdhdhdbdbdbbdjfjxhdbdhdhdhdhdhdhdhxzhgs
  35. GB

    GaryB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine pairing with the three course meal was spectacular!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! We went for our anniversary and had such an enjoyable experience. The ambiance, the food, and the staff made the experience one to remember for years to come! Can't recommend this place enough. It is pricy, but worth every penny!
  37. S

    Sef21

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another great experience. Service was a bit slow, however.
  38. l

    likestoeatwell

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was excellent. Well worth the cost. However, there is a dress code which was not enforced and the same group of diners was very noisy, reducing the ambiance. Overall, we’d go again without hesitation because the food and waiting staff were excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always choose the suggested wine pairings. Truely remarkable.
  40. DT

    DonnaT

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was our second visit for The Rockefeller Room. The first time was outstanding. Last night was a little disappointing, My husband's meal choices were good and he was well satisfied. I order the steak-medium. It was definitely well-done-overdone. When the server asked I expressed my disappointment and he didn't offer to do anything about it. Also, the pepper sauce they poured over the steak was very heavy, strong taste of soy sauce, just too heavy and thick. My dessert was Abbie's Selection and again, it was disappointing. The panna cotta was tasteless, there was a rock hard piece of hard honey-something which was too hard to eat. There was a chocolate-peanut butter tart and it tasted kind of odd, nothing like chocolate peanut butter I've had before. The lemon raspberry cake was good. It was too expensive to have this much disappointment with a meal. I understand they are trying to get back up and running post-COVID, but $400 later and I ate very little. The service was good, they were very attentive. Last note, you can ask for tap water instead of bottled water. They only offered us bottled water, but other's we noticed were smarter and asked for tap water. I hope they do well and succeed, it can be a special experience, but last night was not good for us.

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The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Colonial Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Travis Brust

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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