About The Seafare of Williamsburg

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.

1632 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm , Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Richmond Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 229-0099

Website:
http://www.seafareofwilliamsburg.com/

Executive Chef:
Demetrios Sarantakos

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

Mon - Sat 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

The Seafare of Williamsburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (36)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for a Date (28)
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Quiet Conversation (27)
Romantic (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Authentic (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

The staff were very attentive and the food was good without being too heavy on spices so you could taste the seafood flavor. The menu didn't mention it, but vegetables were included with the entree.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Terrible. Don’t go.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food served in a beautiful setting and convenient to hotels.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had not been to the Seafare of Williamsburg for about 5 years. We had an absolutely wonderful night with great food, drink, and service. We would go back in a heartbeat and I highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The outside does not reflect the EXCELLENT food they serve inside.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was delicious. My husband has the chilean sea bass which is hard to find a restaurant that prepares it. He said it was awesome. I had the red snapper with the crab meat and it was very good. We LOVED the corn muffins, too. This was the best meal we had during our trip to Williamsburg!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and drinks were exceptional. I wasn't that thrilled with our server. She was not as warming. She seemed to be just business oriented and not customer service oriented whereas the other servers smiled more had more of a pleasant personality and friendly. I was taken back as I made reservations and it asked occasion and I put Birthday, however, no one said Happy Birthday. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was exceptional. We were on vacation and wanted fresh seafood so checked reviews online. Based on reviews we took a chance and we are happy we did. Had we been staying in the area longer we definitely would have returned.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was very tasty. My only complaint was the broccoli was refrigerator cold. Very attentive waiter.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The rum bread served before ordering was delicious. My seafood sampler was the best assortment of fish one could expect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

4 star dining at a reasonable price. Nothing more to say.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious and the service top-notch! I recommend the Sauton dishes highly. Make sure you save room for dessert - the flambes are wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very nice atmosphere here and menu. Food was good but not great. Service was adequate but nothing extraordinary. A decent place for a nice meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Thank you again this year to the Seafare! You made our dinner wonderful and you were very accommodating! We will see you again next year!

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We took younger cousins for supper. The place was classic and lovely, the food was excellent with many choices, but a bit pricey, especially on drink specials that were small and nothing special. I would go again for the fresh seafood, but I would avoid ordering drink specials, certainly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The worst halibut I've ever had... extremely dry and overcooked. Not even melted butter could make it taste good.

It was my fault for not telling the server... After I left, I felt I should have sent it back. A chef who respects him/herself would've never sent that fish out of the kitchen. After all, it's a 31-dollar dish! Disappointing experience after such good reviews.

The server was nice and attentive. Wine was good; we had the Pinot Gris. Place is beautiful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food and fantastic service! We were very impressed with the quality and flavor of the food. Extensive wine list as well. Highly recommend to anyone wanting great seafood in the area.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the service was awesome. We would return and recommend to our friends and family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

James our waiter gave us outstanding service and made our birthday celebration a special one!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food okay. Needs some upgrading in decor. Overall okay but nothing to brag about.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food at fair prices. The seafood and crabcakes were amazing.would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food and wait staff. Recommend to anyone who like seafood

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were disappointed in the service, atmosphere and menu selection. The atmosphere and menu don't appear to have changed since the 1950's. The food was not remarkable, and quite frankly, pretty forgetful.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent menu selection; very good wine list. Service was excellent, but not overbearing. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Impeccable service with excellent seafood and comfortable elegance! We were a party of eight, the table was roomy and conducive to relaxing conversation and dining. The staff is attentive, seamless and unobtrusive. A little expensive, but you get what you pay for!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Thank goodness our server was wonderful, (young man from Ukraine) but we were disappointed in the food. The crab bisque tasted like cream and flour. No crab at all. The stuffed flounder was just ok; could of used more seasoning and the scallops were bland. Lovely wine selection though.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I’m sad to say that crab cakes will never be the same after eating here, others just can’t compare. There’s a new higher standard after eating at the Seafarer!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server, James, was wonderful.
The halibut was overcooked; dry.
The stuffed flounder was great and moist.
The baked potato was barely warm.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Everything was wonderful!!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Screaming kid all through dinner and the staff did nothing to remedy the situation. Food was bland. Decor looks like 1975 “Vegas Plush”. Truell awful.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Celebrated my wife's birthday and had a terrific meal with excellent service. Always have enjoyed the atmosphere and would recommend to others whether a tourist or a local resident.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My wife and first ate at this restaurant in 1985 and have eaten here many times since. We find the atmosphere, the menu and the service to be top notch. We have visited Williamsburg, VA many times and hope to do so going forward, and when we do, we'll eat at this wonderful restaurant again.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent, old world ambiance and waiters. Food was great. Willing to make adjustments.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent setting with private feeling booths and tables despite plenty of seating space.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our first visit - no idea why we waited so long! Excellent food & plenty of it. Service was great. Bit of a trip for us but will definitely be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 25, 2017

James our waiter was very engaging
Food was good. Decorated nicely.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The staff and servers were welcoming and friendly. The food was exceptional. My husband and I had seafood and we were so pleased. We will be back.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have never had tough dover sole before--this is not a cheap dish. It was disappointing.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, service this time was good but in the past two times I dined there service was great. Still would recommend this place to everyone who likes great food served hot and with great care.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere. It has the feeling of being on a formal ship. The service and food were both excellent!

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