The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn

4.8
340 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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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Ambience was terrific, food was great, service was fantastic. But... it is a bit on the expensive side.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to have a special celebration for my grandmother and was not disappointed.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful dining experience. If you enjoy fine dining (in both food and service) this is a restaurant not to be missed! Absolutely a five star experience!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary, the entire evening was wonderful.

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G
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect venue for fine dining. The elegance of the Inn and graceful service of the staff made for a most pleasant evening. The menu offered a number of appealing choices, and we were very pleased with our selections. We enjoyed the subtle twists on the classic dishes.

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Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Anniversary Dinner!!!

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Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They treat everyone like royalty! Amazing service! Amazing food! Perfectly paced, perfectly cooked, perfect proportions. Gracious Southern hospitality, these servers are magnificently trained. Very special place. Cant recommend it highly enough, true treat.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High end, excellent service. Food was delicious and plentiful. I had the pork with peanut sauce. My husband had the bone in filet.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very artful menu incorporating both the geography and the historic time period. Dishes were brilliantly executed; Room was beautiful and Service, impeccable. A true fine dining experience but without the “stuffiness”.

I had the crab cake with cucumber remoulade as a starter and the crab cake was fantastic, lots of fresh Chesapeake crab meat. For the Main, I had the Lamb Chops which were huge and cooked to perfection. Finished with the Rockefeller Trio of Pecan, Bread Pudding and Cardamom Cheese Cake.

A very enjoyable meal! Our waiter Derek I believe was extremely gracious who only added to our experience.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Dining room lighting was too dark for mid evening.
Room dominated by windows showing parking lot and front entrance.
Limited menu.
Chicken rubbery and over salted.
Spinach soupy.
None of food was warm.
Only positive was our server.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food, service, ambiance was five stars! Waiter, Derrick was knowledable about everything we ordered. Have already recommended this fine restaurant to friends.

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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and friendly. Delicious and elegant.

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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine Dining at its finest

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KB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was definitely good, not excellent. The ambiance and wait staff was excellent. This is a "dining experience". Expect to be there at least 2 hours. The hotel and dining room are truly 5-star beautiful. This restaurant is for a special night out.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday great food serious

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s 60th Birthday!

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EM
Philadelphia
4 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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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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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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Oklahoma City
4 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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GG
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were guests at the hotel. Upon reading reviews we decided on dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant. It lived up to our expectations in almost every way. The food was quite good. The service, however, was not quite up to the standards of a great restaurant. It was too informal. We ordered the wine pairings with our tasting menu. The sommelier came by to introduce the first couple of wines. The others were just poured by staff with no introduction. This restaurant comes close but misses the mark of fine dining. We will give it another chance. The promise is there. We hope training and attention to detail will get them there.

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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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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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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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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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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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Richmond
55 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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Nashville
37 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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