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The Seafare of Williamsburg

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960 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Quiet Conversation
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm , Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(757) 229-0099
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Demetrios Sarantakos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Richmond Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

What 960 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was inconsistent, service was extremely disappointing. Not prepared to serve a large group. Waitress was indifferent. She did not check on our satisfaction, and took a long time to take our orders.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Friends first time visit...extremely impressed...will be back next time in Williamsburg..

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Anna, our waitress, was delightful. Nice to have a good meal in a place that still believes in white linen table cloths, dressed up waiters/waitresses and a bit of formality. Perfect for
a birthday. Seafood was good, filet was great.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The Seafare is always outstanding and we look forward to visiting every year. It is a local restaurant that offers a great steak and seafood menu and is always reliably good. We appreciate the quiet environment and the excellent staff.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was our first time there and we will come back again

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My wife and I were visiting Williamsburg to see the area and the blossoms in DC. (Unfortunately, we were too early!) There were many restaurant choices in Williamsburg and we were fortunate to choose The Seafare for dinner on our last night. The dining experience was wonderful from the cloth table covering and napkins to the wonderful food selection. The service was very good without being always at your table. We both had the Sauton Ceramic Cooked meals. Enjoyed them immensely. We highly recommend The Seafare.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The seafood was so fresh and delicious. From the petite rum cakes through bananas foster for dessert,
the experience was wonderful. The service was superb and I would highly recommend this restaurant. We have tried a variety of Williamsburg restaurants over the last three years, and this is definitely in our top two.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was fresh and delicious, the wait staff friendly and efficient. The decor was reminiscent of dining on an ocean liner without the seasickness.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was very good. Amazing Crab dip appetizers. Nice atmosphere and the service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went based on high Trip Advisor rating. First impression fantastic but mostly downhill from there. Server was coolly efficient, not impolite but clearly ready to be done. Felt like we'd interrupted plans to take off early? Ordered white wine which was elegantly presented, but served at room temperature! For the prices charged expected a side salad to come with the meal, but no. Entrees were ok. Scallops were not properly caramelized, but the fish was perfect. All underseasoned and a bit bland. Baked potato was almost raw in the middle. Opted not to ask for replacement because by that point we already felt in the way because the dining room was buzzing with people setting up for tomorrow's service. (We were there hours before closing time) Amazed they didnt run the vacuum. The interior is beautiful and elegant, but the rest...we were sorely disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food and service were great!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. Clam chowder left a LOT to be desired. Watery.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

A lovely setting for a special dinner. We took our 17 year old grandson and he was very impressed. Wonderful service. He loved the extras, especially the palate cleanser.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall disappointed and did not feel the quality of the meal equaled the cost. The oysters in the main dish were soggy and lacked taste and still had part of the shell attached (which did not realize until started to eat).

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

If you are not too picky this is a good place. We had the special and should not have done that. Both of us had tummy issues day after. We will not go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved our seating, the decour, the food and the service, especially our waitress, Irena.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We opted for a restaurant with atmosphere for Valentine's Day and the Seafare filled the bill. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Best restaurant crab cakes I have ever had! Wait staff is extremely professional. The ambiance is very nice.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We enjoyed our recent dinner at the Seafare Restaurant. We dined on a Monday night and the restaurant was very quiet. We received excellent service and the food was delicious. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I went to the Seafare to celebrate a job promotion. The food and service was excellent. The staff was prompt, and very helpful with any questions. I will be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The reservation was made a week ahead of time; not only recorded online but also called the restaurant to say the 4 of us were celebrating a 39th wedding anniversary but also a 70th birthday. We were told there would be complimentary dessert for each as well as the waitstaff singing table side; the waitress knew nothing about either; brought the desserts; no singing; so ooopppssss!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We were celebrating our 41st anniversary at this special restaurant. It's more of a high-end restaurant on the expensive side but good food to match. The portions are large: even with the two of us sharing the chopped salad, we still had some to carry out; similarly, my sauton (highly recommended!) was generous with left-overs for our next day's lunch. The tiniest disappointment was the cherries jubilee since the almonds were burnt; the serving was not huge but enough to share at the end of a filling dinner. We were pleasantly surprised to find a 10% off coupon in the Menu book at our B & B which was honored at The Seafare.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This is our 3rd time at this restaurant. The food was very good and the atmosphere is very nice. We had a nice quiet booth. The location to our hotel and the premium outlet was perfect.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

The service was great!! The food was great!! The atmosphere outstanding!!

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Its right in the name Seafare of Williamsburg was just FAIR
One cannot be anything but apprehensive when there are zero customers @ 7pm on a Friday night - however, my husband I decided to give it a go and we didn't get sick afterwards so all in all - it was an OK dinner.

Service was terrific - as well it should be considering your table plus a couple of others showed up and an entire waitstaff 'waiting' for customers to come.

Husband got the seared scallops - they needing a little more searing.
I got the filet mignon and it was cooked a perfect medium rare as ordered.

The sides were not very good; however, THE WEDGE SALAD WAS DELICIOUS!

Very expensive meal for a not so very expensive place and the food was spot on --
FARE. There are a lot of restaurants in Williamsburg -- with so many to choose from (we love Second Street Bistro), try someplace other than Seafare.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Three of my sisters and I visit Colonial Williamsburg several times a year and usually dine in the taverns. We decided to venture out of the colonial city and tried Seafare of Williamsburg for the first time. It was awesome!! Friendly, smiling staff. Excellent food and presentation. Nice, quiet atmosphere. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant is a great place to stop while driving on I64 near Williamsburg. Good food, great service, good value, interesting nautical decor.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall the food was good and the menu expansive. The decor definitely reflected the 1970s, though it was clean and is constructed to look like you are dining on a ship. The restaurant is clearly working, through food and service to be top notch in Williamsburg (hoping to earn the price of their meals).

The service was attentive and very nice ... perhaps even a bit over-attentive (according to my wife, and I agree). It's best for servers to be standing in the periphery and to just watch for a glance during any passes by. In this case, the staff huddled close by and anytime you might accidentally look at them, you'd have someone at your side. Nice, but ... too attentive!

One sad note (well twice actually):
1. The server serving the table near us removed the first plate from the table and placed it on a tray next to the table, then she proceeded to remove one plate at a time and scrape all the leftover food onto this first plate. This was right in front of us, for all to see. While clearly, this must happen someone, it should NEVER happen within the public dining area. It might be efficient, but it's not what one would expect to see in a nice restaurant.
2. Then, when our server (a different server) cleared our plates, he did the same thing! So ... they clearly have a problem. There is a proper method of clearing plates and moving them back into the kitchen. It does not include scraping things onto one plate OR stacking the plates in the public dining area.

Will we go back? I don't really know, there are a lot of choices in Williamsburg.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

The seafood was good, but "nothing to write home about". Fairly pricey not to even receive a salad with the meal. It was average in every way. One nice thing is that they have round tables for 6 which makes conversation much easier.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was good, very salty, not special in any way. Service was great. Not a place for a return visit.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Consistently good, traditional style food for a special occasion..love the flaming desserts!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve apparently was a challenge for The Seafare. Our dinner was quite good with fried oyster appetizers, garden salad, crab stuffed flounder and red snapper entrees, but their timing between servings was disappointing. 45 plus minutes after appetizer and salads were finished before main entrees were served indicated problems in the kitchen. Overall .... food good, kitchen preparation and service not so much.

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2017

New England clam chowder soup was bland and had very little clams and potatoes in it. The scallops were served floating in a disgusting bowl of melted butter and were so over salted that they were inedible.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best restaurants ever, we are from out of town and made it our Family dinner — to remember forever! My husband rates this the #1 best French Onion soup - on the east coast!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and service!!!

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was good. Service was very slow without a crowd. Not very good for kids, although they were kind to us. Better for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The Seafare of Williamsburg has become an annual tradition at Christmas evening, for myself, my wife, and my mother (when we visit mom at that time). The ladies love the special menu selections, as well as the small complimentary appetizers of rum cake and sherbet. The waitstaff are very professional, and we enjoy the restaurant's nautical decor.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The lack of attention upon arrival was our only complaint. There was a line at the door. All waiting indicated they had reservations, but there was no one greeting patrons or noting arrivals. Our reservation was for 6:00 PM. After repeated attempts to get someone's attention, we were seated at about 6:25. After that everything was great. Our server was attentive & the food was great.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

While the food was excellent I felt the staff was less than friendly. We were at the hostess table for several minutes before we were even acknowledged. Our waitress was terse and unfriendly. Would not go back

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