Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About Berret's Restaurant
Berret's Restaurant specializes in fresh regional seafood-shrimp, blue crab, scallops, oysters, and tuna. Also offering steaks, chicken, and vegetarian selections. Full beverage service, micro brews, and wines. Voted by Williamsburg locals as the best seafood restaurant for 30 years.
The Taphouse Grill features the food wines and beers of Virginia with 8 drafts, unique and hard to find wines grilled fish, steak, rotisserie chicken and burgers all in a casual outdoor seating. Weather permitting
from April until November.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY.
For parties over 6 people, please call us at (757) 253-1847
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Seafood, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily for Lunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner:5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
Bar open all day serving food and beverages
Taphouse Grill: Open daily at 4:00/5:00 p.m. April through October (weather permitting and first come, first serve basis) NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN FOR THE TAPHOUSE GRILL
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music on the outdoor stage at Berret's Taphouse Grill on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer time. Check the website for entertainment schedule.
One hour free parking available behind the restaurant- Paid parking available across the street from restaurant for $1 per hour. Berret's validates for two hours of free parking in pay lot when you dine with us. Bring your parking ticket with you to lunch or dinner and ask your server for details.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Steal the Pint Nights at the Taphouse Grill on Thursdays throughout the summer. Live entertainment on the outdoor stage on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October.
Berret's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
For a last minute choice we were so glad we chose this. The food was very good and the service was even better. We had some questions about choices on the menu and the relative new waitress didn't know the answers but was so good she immediately got the answers for us. Just the way it should be. We would go back any time we were in Williamsburg.
We were visiting from Washington, D.C. for a weekend getaway that happened to fall on William & Mary graduation weekend, as well. They were very flexible with our reservation even though they were busy; since we were traveling in that day, our arrival times kept changing with the traffic. Our server was a delight and couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Everything she recommended was amazing. We had the appetizer sampler to share, which was just enough to not be full before the entrees. We had the two seafood daily specials, followed by cobbler for dessert. Again, everything was amazing. Couldn't have asked for a better start to the weekend!
Berret's was a fine experience from the moment we arrived. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and waitstaff. Our guests' questions were answered clearly and the server explained differences between the evening's specials and standard menu items. This was our first visit and it was delightful!
Probably the best food served in a restaurant in Williamsburg, both seafood, including fresh oysters (not cheap) and meat. For two people, we were given the smallest table of the restaurant and it was a little uncomfortable, but place was fully booked that night and we were happy to be seated. And service by Jasmine was well-timed and excellent. Nice decor and ambiance too.
Dingy & old inside- desperately needs to be renovated. Food was not high quality & great as it should be when paying $30 some a plate. Even the kids meal mac & cheese was bland - my child has never complained about any type of mac & cheese nor left it on her plate. The only recommendation I can give is to eat outside, listen to the music, & order casual fare/beer.
Restaurant was ok. Service was terrible. Ordered dinner for 3 got 2 meals. Server said he thought we were sharing the same meal. Although, if we were, they didn't bring a plate for sharing. My husband had 2 wait 20 minutes for his meal. We were compted for his dinner but I would never return. My meal was supposed to have risoto and I got mashed potatoes.
Nice place, clean& quiet...waiter very friendly and polite - kitchen took a very long time to bring out any food ( cup of soup and 1/2 dozen raw oysters ), almost 25 minutes.
We were both very hungry (sat at 2:05, ordered at 2:13 but no food until 2:35) so seemed like a long time - we were eating trail mix my wife had in her purse
I would recommend the place, very clean, food good, price ok
Service was very good. Cocktails were good. Food was just okay. Mussels were very good. Oysters tasted good, but shucking skills need improvement. Filet was a big disappointment , it was served on top of "bottled barbecue sauce". Crab cake was very bland and dry. Crab imperial was mushy with ok taste. Fried shrimp was good, fried oysters were good.
All of the wait staff was very attentive. The menu presented a range of options from light to substantial portions of carefully prepared dishes. The lump crab cakes were outstanding. The calamari, scallops and salmon were cooked to perfection. Visiting from out of state we have eaten at Berret's twice in the last week and have planned a third dinner reservation before we return home.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.