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
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 Restaurant, Patio/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
Music would be nice
Music would be nice
Excellent dinner and service and we will ...
Excellent dinner and service and we will be going back . Berrett's has been on my list to try for a while and I'm sorry we didn't try it sooner. Everyone in our party of 4 said their dinner was excellent. A great find!
Excellent menu options and everything at ...
Excellent menu options and everything at the table was very well prepared. Good wait staff! Would definitely go and recommend again
This is one of our favorite places to ea ...
This is one of our favorite places to eat in Williamsburg. The menu is varied and unique and the presentation is impressive. Service is great too. The she crab soup is fabulous.
Excellent food & service!! Flash fried o ...
Excellent food & service!! Flash fried oysters appetizer was special; crab cakes are phenomenal
Just average experience. Service was goo ...
Just average experience. Service was good. Food just ok.
I've been to Berret's many times, though ...
I've been to Berret's many times, though not recently. The dishes we ordered were uninspired, okay but not great. Blackened Mahi-mahi was served with bechamel sauce that had no flavor, over unseasoned white rice. Fried oysters and fired green tomatoes were heavy on the breading and lacked seasoning.
I had been to Barrets before and had won ...
I had been to Barrets before and had wonderful experience. Had wonderful evening with friends. Service was great, food fresh and delicious. Would definitely go again.
We were seated on the patio area of the ...
We were seated on the patio area of the restaurant (not the pub area) and it was very quaint and relaxing. There was a corn hole game set up just a few yards away and several children were playing while parents enjoyed the lovely evening. I had the Blue plate that had many types of crab and some fried shrimp/oysters as well. The food was delicious and fresh. The bread was awesome as well. I would recommend.
Another perfect meal
Berrets remains our favorite restaurant and last Wednesday's lunch once again showed us why. Great calamari with both tentacles and rings and wonderful dipping sauces, Tommy Leggett oysters, and baked brie in puff pastry with a delightful chutney and grilled shrimp... and everything prepared and served perfectly. Plus a special treat as Wednesdays feature all bottles and half-bottles of wine for half price! Everything was wonderful; we can't wait to go back.
This is a reliable favorite...good seafood, good outside dining, fun musical evenings outside.
Told they'd sold out of most specials. Skimpy
Waiter said they were slammed. We got very little(5 oysters in my stew). Really dissapointed. Shrimp way overcooked. Waiter and atmosphere was nice though. Unfortunately, the food this night was dissapointing.
Delicious as I remember from my 2011 vis ...
Delicious as I remember from my 2011 visit. Loved being able to sit outside and had beautiful weather.
The good: Great historic building in central location. Service was friendly and fast. The bad: Calamari was chewy. Overpriced for the quality of food.
Very tasty food and excellent service. ...
Very tasty food and excellent service. Our waitress (Ali) was very attentive and helpful, and offered excellent service.
Very good experience.
Visited Berret's last year during Memorial Day weekend and earned a return visit. Food was very good, the blackened Mahi perhaps a little too salty, but still very good. There was a large party (6) behind us which was loud. Luckily, they left shortly after we arrived. Poor acoustics in that part of the restaurant appear to be known/addressed; cloth banners hang down across the ceiling. Despite these minor issues, I'd go back and take family and friends.
Extraordinary oysters! Loved the service ...
Extraordinary oysters! Loved the service and quality of food! My first choice in Williamsburg
Great family get together!
Outstanding food and service. Never rushed allowing nice rendezvous with family from Richmond area.
Outstanding food and service
The food was delicious and the presentation was exceptional. I had the crab cakes. They were nice and crisp on the outside and moist and tender on be inside. All crab and no fillers. They have a very nice wine list. The atmosphere is quaint and the food elegant. However, you can come as you are, dressy or casual.
If you like to pay top dollar for fake m ...
If you like to pay top dollar for fake mash potatoes this is your place. We were told this was the best seafood in Williamsburg and if that is true I feel sorry for them. Coming from the SF Bay Area we are spoiled but this place is sad. The service was ok but I also don't like being call "guy" just not a professional way to treat your clients. I would not recommend this to anyone!
Great service by Erin. Food was delish. ...
Great service by Erin. Food was delish. Only suggestion would be to decrease serving size ( grilled romaine) was huge!!
The food was very good, apps came out qu ...
The food was very good, apps came out quickly and the raw oysters were fantastic with their signature apple cider vinegar dip.
This place has become a favorite and is a tradition whenever business takes me to Williamsburg. When we arrive in town on Saturday evening, reservations were all booked up on account of W&M Graduation events, but we were able to get a seat at the adjacent Tap House and ordered great sandwiches. My friends enjoyed the meal so much that we booked reservations for later in the week so that they could sample the complete menu. The seafood and steaks are consistently good, and the menu has enough variety to satisfy all members of a group or family. If we lived locally, this would be one of our "go to" places to entertain guests, as well as a frequent favorite.
Delicious soft shell crabs & for an appe ...
Delicious soft shell crabs & for an appetizer had the fried clams and tomatoes. Cozy, pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Williamsburg was incredibly crowded beca ...
Williamsburg was incredibly crowded because of W&M graduation, but they managed to provide excellent seafood with attentive service.
From beginning to end our experience at Berret's was excellent: the maître 'd patiently helped us find a table, set up an ice bucket for the champagne we brought, and our waitress was cheerful, solicitous and efficient
Made our 10year anniversary very special!
From the ambience to the food to the wait staff-it was a night to remember!! Loved it!!
Celebrated our 19th anniversary with lun ...
Celebrated our 19th anniversary with lunch! Excellent food, service and atmosphere!
I took my mom (and dad) here for a Mothe ...
I took my mom (and dad) here for a Mother's Day lunch and had a great time. The warm friendly staff made us feel welcomed from the get, and we all enjoyed our food immensely. The Crab Cakes are the best in town - ask for Niki:-)
I have seen Berret's many times, but never actually dined there. We went for Mother's Day. It was a great choice. We will definitely be back. We stuck to the regular menu, but will say the specials looked great too.
Nice Palce for Lunch in Merchant;s Square
We came here for a Mother's Day lunch. Weather was beautiful so we sat outside. The food & the service was very good, There was a musician laying outside which was an unexpected bonus.
Mother's Day Brunch
We were a large group celebrating Mother's Day. Could not have been better, food, drinks and service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and go back for a romantic dinner!
Great Mother's Day Brunch
The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service was great. Be sure to sit outside or at a table by a window. Interior tables lack ambience.
We went for morhers day lunch. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Server was plseant and attentive and the food was awesome! We sat outside on the patio and an acoustic guitar and singing provided beautiul entertainment!
The food was delicious and the staff delightful.
The restaurant was particularly accommodating given that my husband is on a very salt restricted diet and needed to have his dinners prepared to order. They also did a good job when we had a larger group.
Berrett's is a longtime favorite, with changes in the menu, but unlike some other local eateries, new offerings are different but not strange. Our (reserved) table was ready the instant we arrived, and next to a window, as I'd requested. Food and service were great!
A Williamsburg staple
Food-consistently excellent Service-very attentive but not pushy Price-on the high side but well worth the experience
Berret's the Best
We have visited Williamsburg many times and find Berret's to have the best food and wait-staff of any of the restaurants in Merchant's Square.
The menu was inspiring, the food fresh and delicious. This was a spur of the moment decision that paid of handsomely. I would dine there again when visiting Williamsburg.
Food was great and it was so nice dining outside on a beautiful day. Nice selection of gluten free choices. I ordered the crab cake sandwich which came with asparagus. I really don't care for asparagus much but the way they made them they were absolutely delicious.
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