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The Seafare of Williamsburg

946 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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Cross street
Richmond Road
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 946 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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).

vipkoolmom (Richmond)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

DigiDiner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

AndrewP (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

srdiner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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.

StephenK (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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.

RayB (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 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!!!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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.

Foodie (Miami)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipdrnpayne (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

moosehoo (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

WilliamH (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

DWM1 (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipKathy (Naples)
1.0  Dined 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.