Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn

4.4
115 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Relaxed yet luxurious, The Terrace and Goodwin Rooms retain The Williamsburg Inn’s charm and sophistication while serving up contemporary expressions of American classics. At breakfast in the Goodwin Room, enjoy an energizing juice or smoothie to jump start your day, or sample one of our signature dishes such as crab hash with poached eggs or croque Mary with Virginia ham. Across the hall, our delicious options are available throughout the day to satisfy any appetite in the Terrace Room. If you’re searching for a more creative culinary experience, the Inn’s floral walled, terrace adjacent options have a seat for you.
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CarrieF
Mobile
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited due to covid

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CurlyGirl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet jazz brunch, nicely presented and plated; food is fine; service is great; restrained ambiance, perfect for conversation

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IlanitB
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace room was delightful. The food was elegant. The soft jazz music playing in the background was wonderful. We had a great time and truly enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow and even though there was a prefix 3 course meal, our table had two courses get missed for one our our diners where we had to ask if they were coming. One meal came out cold and over cooked but the staff was quick to fix that. Overall, a little slow and pricy for what we received. Nice ambiance though.

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Gianna
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Breakfast was interesting and different, as well as delicious. Also the Inn's G & T was exceptional. The waitstaff were attentive and so pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Understaffed the night we were there. Underwhelming experience overall.

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good but the service was fantastic! The ambiance was absolutely lovely. Overall it was a great place for dinner while touring colonial Williamsburg

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Rich
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very attentive staff for anniversary. Food was very good. Seated us near wait staff door to outside dining...annoying. Presentation excellent. Staff friendly, not stuffy, and engaged us in celebrating our 50+ year story.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at the end of a long day of touring. Food was delicious and service great. Sharon, our server, was very kind to our daughter, very knowledgeable, and very attentive and efficient. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner and with a very knowledgeable wait staff “Stephan”. Stephan made sure we had a pleasurable experience from appetizers to dessert.
Thank you we will be back soon!

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ThomB
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected. Superb service. It would be better if a greater variety of desserts would be available. I do not like chocolate or the odd sounding brulee.

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vipskatingtoolman
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a small casual dining area with about 10 tables off of the bar area. Nice place to eat if you don't want the formal feel of the Rockefeller room.

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MimiD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This restaurant has a very high rating and we've eaten there before and enjoyed the food. This time, it wasn't up to par. I had trout , potatoes and iceberg salad.
The dressing on the salad was amazing but too salty. The potatoes were not eatable, because they were undercooked. The menu said there would be vegetables but there were none.. The fish was covered with sorghum and way too much salt. The only way I could eat it was to take everything off including the skin.
My husband had pasta with lobster and was very happy with the amount of lobster and said it was good, but it should have been excellent.
The desert was wonderful!

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great anniversary dinner - the dinner was great and the service was spot on.

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MattW
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my now fiancé went as we had gotten engaged the day before. It was an amazing experience and the staff was very nice

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vipMatt
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to get away for a great me. Everything was excellent, quality food, great service, solid ambiance, they had low key live music playing but it wasn’t overpowering.

The only thing I’d work on is developing the cocktail menu. I didn’t think that the drinks were very well executed. Overall an excellent experience.

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RichardF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and place was wonderful. Our server, Kristina, was amazing. Reservations definitely a must in these COVID times which, by the way, they were VERY cognizant of. The food was absolutely the best. Would highly recommend!

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a local treasure. Food and service exceptional.

TJ
vipTonyJeff
Baltimore
112 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Food was beautifully presented, and tasted wonderful! Rockefeller Manhattan is a must. Chocolate Pave cake was awesome!

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JeanneF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an elegant yet approachable spot for lunch. The setting is so beautiful and attention from staff excellent and yet you can get a tasty sandwich and homemade sides for under $20.

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vipGooch
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for the NYE celebration. Stephan was informative and accommodating. Wine pairings were delivered on time and on point.

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vipwineguy
Tampa
73 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was excellent. Helpful but not bothersome. The wine pairings were horrible. The appetizers and desserts were ok but not great. The short rib entree was awesome. Overall, the experience was less than what I expected from the Inn. More just medeocre

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DaveS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice spot for dinner. Service and ambiance excellent. Food very good. Prices fair to slightly high.

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CrystalandLuis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephan is an excellent waiter
who really knows how to provide quality customer service. The food was delicious and the environment was pleasant! Overall, it was a great experience and we do plan on returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is good the cocktails excellent and the sticky toffee pudding heavenly.

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vipSLR1
Baltimore
83 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our dinner at the Terrace Room was excellent. The food was delicious - try the Beef Stroganoff, it is very rich but, absolutely delicious. The burger was perfectly cooked and and very juicy. The desserts for this particular night were a grits pudding, which my husband thought was outstanding, and dark chocolate dipped almond bark, which melted in my mouth. Finally, if you are a bourbon drinker, you must try the Rockefeller Manhattan as it is absolutely delicious. Ryan was our server and he provided top of the line service. It was also very nice to meet Michael, the manager, who made his way around the room greeting all of the guests. It was a delightful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience, good food.

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vipEverest3
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was terrific.

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vippoppiest
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We blew it more than the restaurant. We have enjoyed the Manors wonderful dinning room in the past. We mistakenly thought we had booked the dinning room but found ourselves in the bar/lounge. A lovely room with about twenty chairs. The disappointment was the menu, just nice bar food. The dinning room is shut due to covid. Will say the soup of the day was excellent, the flat bread, marginal. Don’t go here if you think like we did, there is no dinner menu. The entire place was more of ghosts town than it’s typical spender. To hell with covid

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vipKarenC
Charlotte
91 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, white tablecloth venue with impeccable service, decent wine list, imaginative interpretations of standard favorites. We started lunch with salt cod fritters which despite the word "salt" were not salty, yet they were flavorful. The peanut and remoulade sauces that accompanied the fritters were perfect flavors for the dish. Then we had the corn soup which was out of this world delicious. i could have had a gallon of it! I had a house salad for my entree--perfectly done--and my dining partner had beef stroganoff. The stroganoff was composed of house-made Campanile noodles, wild mushrooms, and petite tender pieces of flavorful beef. This was a truly remarkable meal.

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CWGirl
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Terrace Room is cozy and there are just enough choices on the menu for everyone's tastes. The service was terrific and I recommend it for a special lunch--tucked away from the lobby, overlooking the beautiful terrace and grounds.

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LouisB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal served in a beautiful atmosphere. Our waiter could not have given us better advice on the meal we chose. It was a delightful beef stroganoff.

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MichaelS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was exactly what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant.

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ErinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

But of an old musty smell but amazing food.

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LindaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and music. Dining on terrace was lovely.

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KFFS
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch. The food was outstanding. Love the atmosphere - inside and out. Service was great. Would highly recommend.

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HopeR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Overall very disappointed...
The night before our reservation, my boyfriend and I were able to explore the hotel and see the restaurant on our way though Colonial Williamsburg. We were greeted at the door and offered a table right away. We very much enjoyed what we saw. We decided to return the next night dressed for the occasion and with a reservation to celebrate our anniversary.
When we arrived, the door greeter, (who’s name tag and uniform were covered) blankly stared at us as if we were supposed to know where to go. Once outside, we stood at the host stand for almost 5 minutes before an employee (who was not the host) asked if we needed any help and went to find the host instead of seating us.
Instead of cleaning off one of the 2-3 tables that were empty with cups on them, we were offered the only other table available by the door that had seating for 6.
It was another 5 minutes before the host happened to be walking by again and saw we didn’t have waters. She asked what looked like a manager to help us. Another few minutes before we even received waters.
It would have been less frustrating if we weren’t sat right next to the walk way were ALL of the waiters and even a manager had walked past us multiple times.
I did not feel like we were any kind of a priority to the staff.
I also have some food allergies that was hoping to speak to a manager about but at this point I was not confident that my order would have been taken seriously.
We were able to walk all the way across the restaurant and out the same front door without anyone asking why were leaving.
The decor was beautiful but the service was awful.

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PattyG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID, the Terrace Room was quiet and few people were there eating. Donna graciously welcomed us and showed us around prior to our reservation. Prior to dinner, we sat outside on the back patio, enjoying drinks before our meal. Leesa was a wonderful server and our meals were excellent. We are recommending this to friends who may be heading to Williamsburg next month. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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bwhutch
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outside ambience with the warmth of table firepits. The food and drinks were outstanding! What a treat!

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vipPamelaD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious dinner al fresco under a lovely tent with good air flow, distanced seating and masked and gloved staff. The food was delicious and hot, notwithstanding the cool outdoor temperatures. All four of our family members raved about their selections. The steak frites was perfectly prepared. The burgers with a heavenly cheese fondue sauce and onion jam were remarkable and definitely worthy of a second visit. The trout filet with a crispy sorghum garnish was highly praised as delicious and unusual. The service was appropriately attentive and professional. We understand that the tented air can be heated in compliance with the Commonwealth's requirements for air flow, but we were comfortable without heat. Definitely recommend this spot for a wonderful dinner.

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Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.