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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
Berrets is a very nice, casual restaurant. A lot of the restaurants in and around Williamsburg do not open for dinner until 5:00 pm. We had mad a reservation for 5:00, but after touring around the Colonial City for several hours in the heat, we were done by 4:00 and needed to stop, have a daring, and eat dinner.
The lovely hostess seated us early. Tom was our server. He was just great. Professional, yet friendly and personable. We enjoyed our meals and our very crisp and cold Chardonnay.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.
This is a nice restaurant in the heart of Williamsburg. The food was good--not life changing but quite good--and the service was attentive and pleasant. I started with six local oysters for $1 apiece. They were tasty although a bit skimpy and I did have to pick out pieces of shell--but the price was great. The seafood combo was fresh, nicely prepared and plentiful. The veggies, asparagus and carrots, were also very fresh--a real positive.
I thought the drinks were watery and weak, and this is a family place in a tourist area, so expect kids and a fair amount of noise, but overall this is a good choice in the historic area. Despite the bargain oysters, the prices are mid range.
Unfortunately, we had to wait over an hour for our entrees. The manager came out and apologized and took our 2 glasses of wine off the bill, which was a nice gesture. As for the food, the crab cakes were bland. Waiter was also very apologetic which we did appreciate.
We finally were successful in getting a reservation and now we know what all the fuss is about! Our meals were all terrific (and we are all seafood snobs!) - my tuna was outstanding. I was hesitant to order it since so many restaurants botch it but Berrets got it right. And the service was great as well. We will be back!
While recently on a field trip with my fourth graders, I booked lunch reservations at Berrets. I prepared my students for the formality of the location and prayed that things would go well. I might add that this is one of my favorite romantic spots to head with my husband whenever we are in town. My server and her trainee treated us as if we were any other customer and my students as if they were adults. She made sure the trainee followed all proper protocol and the service was impeccable! Thank you so much for giving my students a wonderful memory and I will continue to sing your praises! (P.s. The crab dip is amazing!)
Our family of 4 with two teenagers was visiting Williamsburg this week for Spring break and made an advanced reservation. Highly recommended as people without had over an hour wait. Our server was super sweet, but took 20 minutes to get our drinks to us. She said they couldn't find the hard cider we ordered. Long story short, all 4 meals were beyond fabulous, but food took too long for our liking. Each meal feeds two, or provides a second leftover meal. Dessert of blackberry pear cobbler was divine. Price was more a $$$$ in my book, but from what I recall listed as $$$. Dinner for 4 came to $200. Would still recommend as I imagine it was just a busy night and wait is not commonplace, or ratings wouldn't be so high.
It is impossible not to return to Berret's when in Williamsburg VA. The athmosphere is extremely relaxing, the food is amazing, service is high class, wine selection fantastic. Appetizers, main courses, desserts.... all delicious. Thank you for making our evening, yet again, memorable.
Another birthday and Berret's didn't let us down. Wonderful calamari with both sauces beyond excellent, followed by delicious James River oysters. Then crabcakes for me which were outstanding. They were served with perfectly cooked asparagus and Berret's superb goat cheese and bacon grits. Hubby had brie in puff pastry with grilled shrimp, a favorite of his there. Having said that I realize that there are no un-favorites on the menu! The restaurant was very busy but we asked for a slow leisurely lunch and our waiter paced the meal to perfection. Can't wait to go back.
Always a favorite place to eat before theatre. Food is outstanding and servers are polite, knowledgeable and friendly. Like the open table experience. Enjoy eating outside once it gets warmer. Seafood is fresh and coupled with different veggies. Best cream of crab soup. Deserts are excellent so save room. Manager always stops to make sure everything is satisfactory. It's a go to restaurant.
Have seen reviews complaining about the noise. Sitting outside this is not a problem. We would not have know a family with little kids we're sitting 2 tables away. Would suggest serving bread. We had to ask for it for the broth in the mussels appetizer ( which was delicious). What update absolutely come back. Ambiance would have been a five if my table didn't rock.
I remembered Berret's from a visit to Williamsburg a year prior -- and remembered the exact dish I had at that time, which I ordered again (seafood in parchment paper). It was as delicious as I remembered. The fried oysters were also fabulous, as was the lemon glazed cake (huge and shareable). One of my friends had the gluten free crab cakes and said they were the best crab cakes she ever had (and she is no stranger to crab cakes, having grown up in Maryland). All the food was delicious and the service was friendly and timely. I loved it so much I went back the day before returning home (was in Williamsburg for several days) and had yet another seafood in parchment (the tasty mushroom butter it's cooked in adds incredible flavor to the seafood). Another unique favorite at Berret's is the Almond Pear Martini.
We went for lunch on a rainy, Spring day and it was perfect. In the middle of the colonial area with good, basic food at reasonable prices. It was quite noisy, as the walls echo everything, but that was our only negative thought. Service was attentive, I should add.
The food was warm when served and too expensive for what we got as compared to other restaurants, the menu did not offer a good fish sandwich or entrée, flounder is a favorite with almost everyone and your menu did not offer that, since your restaurant is advertised as a seafood restaurant the menu did not offer enough choices...........................
This was our first visit to this lovely restaurant and was prefaced by recommendations from other travelers and by our AAA Tour Book for the area. All of which gave glowing reviews. We will add to these by stating that the food and services provided were excellent and we will eat there again should we be in the area.
Molly our server did the best she could to be attentive given her responsibility with many tables. We sat out on the patio this time and sooooo enjoyed munching on the best James and York River raw oysters. I have to say it was my first time trying out the French Onion Soup...OMGoodness Outrageously Awesome!
Wanted seafood on last night in Williamsburg . In town attending conference. Have eaten here before and never disappointed. Enjoyed a local craft beer along with a seafood trio day special. Included oysters that melted in my mouth, shrimp and tuna. Preparation highlighted the flavor of the tuna. Served over rice and veggies. Would recommend highly.
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