The Seafare of Williamsburg

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1324 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A 2012 DiRoNa award winner featuring three unique dining rooms. The Seafare of Williamsburg introduces a 91-item menu that features fresh seafood, certified prime beef and tender veal. Our speciality is sauton ceramic cooking where seafood is simmered in its own juices and blended with ingredients.
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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We hadn't eaten at Seafare of Williamsburg for over 8 years and I wanted to go there again for a birthday celebration. The service was great but the food was not. I had the stuffed shrimp and the shrimp were medium sized at best, butterflied with the crab stuffing piled on top. The shrimp were dried out. My husband had the salmon and that was good but not great. The way the meals were priced we expected better quality.

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vipRichardF
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first visit, the tricky part is that my wife is allergic to crab, lobster and shrimp. There was enough good choices to choose from. We enjoyed the meal but service was slow paced, there was only 1 other couple there. With that said, we will return.

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BarbaraS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy fine dining where every detail is committed to excellence; you will enjoy and appreciate the Seafare.
We've been patrons 20+ years and have never been disappointed.
Family owned with much pride which is clearly reflected in every moment of the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at The Seafare. I had the veal and my husband had flounder. Perfectly prepared and presented and a very generous portion. I started with the escargot and it too was the perfect temperature and so delicious. The ambiance is wonderful and enhances the entire experience. Service was impeccable. We waited until early January as it is almost impossible to get a table during the holiday season. We will definitely eat here again!

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KathleenK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Mediocre food. Three serving of bread - sweet (dry), dinner rolls (too crunchy) and corn bread which was good. Just not very good food overall. Sad that this was one of the few available seafood choices for NYE dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Was wonderful

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RockHilly
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best. Delicious food. Great service. Great value for money.

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DotD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood restaurant I've eaten in. So good went back a second time and are going again tonight. I've never gone to the same restaurant three times in a week. The seafood menu is so large, there is plenty to choose from.

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vipJanetM
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this iconic spot did not disappoint. Food was nicely presented and delicious and we enjoyed our dinner and will be back.

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MHOM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good and an excellent selection both for seafood lovers & meat lovers. Our waitress was outstanding but overworked due to staff shortages. Given the circumstances they did well overall .

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Best crabmeat stuffed mushrooms I’ve ever had. Wife agreed and the crabmeat on the stuffed shrimp was great. Filet was very good. A little undercooked but still enjoyed it. The vegges did not knock my socks off but I never eat them all. My daughter got the Oscar Medallions and cleared her whole plate. She is picky and we rarely see that.

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vipDebbie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My son and I went to Seafare for Christmas Eve dinner. We enjoyed shrimp cocktail, and soups for starters. He had the crab cakes & I had the flounder. All of the food was delicious. The restaurant was packed so the service was a little slow. But considering it was Christmas Eve - they did a great job. Will definitely go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our whole family to eat here on vacation. Everyone’s food was delicious and the service was exceptional.

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BonnieH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family Christmas gathering of 11 and everyone enjoyed ages 12 to 83.

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CherylW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Waiter was attentive without hovering or making us feel rushed. Would recommend.

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Woundedwhale
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good restaurant. My wife had scallops with peppers and mushrooms. I had the veal Oscar. We both had pecan pie for desert which was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

food ok. not that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was great - very pleasant and accommodating. The ambiance was also very nice. However the food was truly awful. Steaks were poor quality - fatty throughout and the flavor of what I imagine dishwater tastes like. French onion soup was also bland. Also extremely overpriced for the quality of what was provided. They did take off the charges for the steak at least since they were inedible. Would not go back though.

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CarmenL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 87th Birthday dinner and it was SPECTACULAR! The Crab Bisque was so delicious as was the Wiener Schnitsel, Rice Pilaf and veggies. The Peach Melba was also a visural and taste treat! Our waitress was a delight and we hope to come back again for my husband's birthday in April as well as our anniversary in late June. What a pleasure to dine in quiet elegance. Many thanks for a truly memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old fashion setting , service was great and server was pleasant and knowledgeable. We had the salmon and scallop dishes which were delicious and cooked to perfection! They brought homemade cornbread and sherbet between courses. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert. Highly recommend!

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Very clean restaurant and pleasant staff.

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FredF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to the restaurant, every aspect was on target, food was excellent. Looking forward to visiting again when we come back.

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gretchenk
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. my husband had the veal oscar which was tender and flavorful. I had the grouper which was also tasty.

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CynthiaB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and my granddaughter and I loved the ambiance of the room. We will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Definitely a great place for a nice date or equivalent get-together. All the courses were equally delicious, and separated with refreshing palate cleansers.

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DanW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If anyone is looking for a nice dinner, this is the place.

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Cathie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic food artfully prepared. Excellent service.

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Peasnparsely
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner pleasant staff

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DickS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. A nice quiet, classy, restaurant with extremely friendly & attentive staff. And cloth tablecloths and napkins!

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The waitress we had was not a very friendly person. She took a lot out of our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All the nice touches to a meal from pre-dinner rum cake to sorbet to cleanse the palate to hot corn muffins served with the well prepared meal. Servers were pleasant and attentive - a hidden treasure in Williamsburg!

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vipDezieB
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Of our party of 4, two caesar salads served were inedible being soggy lettuce, that was not fresh, drenched in a tasteless dressing. The seafood meals were more like fast food caliber also tasteless The server did a good job which was a saving element of the meal. There were not many guests dining and some areas empty. We were seated in a room where there was a very large party having fun but extremely loud making it near impossible to have a conversation over our meal. Too bad they hadn’t been seated in one of the empty areas. Overall it was a very disappointing experience with prices not commensurate with the food served.

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vipsethr
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The seafood was frozen and tasted as if it was cooked in a microwave . Exceedingly salty and soggy and the baked potato and vegetables were the same. Rarely do I find food inedible .

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

My steak was tuff snd over cooked
My cocktail was very weak
My server was fast and friendly

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vipedithr
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food wasn't bad but a bit high for what you got and it was very noisy the entire night we were there.

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ChrisW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service with very good food and drinks. The Veal Oscar was excellent, and the pound cake dessert tasted great.

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vipDCFre
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was not good very expensive for poor quality. Restaurant smelled musty and they didn’t have a restroom to use for the public. Will not return.

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vipBarryF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Seafare of Wmburg was a DELIGHT. It was a high quality seafood meal, nicely served in a quiet dining room. It was “old world” in the nicest way possible. Everything was real and fresh and prepared exactly as ordered. We will be back!!

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! Out for date night and was treated great. Food, service, ambiance we all THE TOPS! Be sure to order one of the flambé deserts, Peach Melba made tableside was to die for! THANK YOU!!!

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The Seafare of Williamsburg is rated 4 stars by 1324 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.