About Berret's Restaurant
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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, 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
The food--a restaurante is all about the ...
The food--a restaurante is all about the food and Berret's food was delicious! Service was attentive but not intrusive. Portions were, well we all thought we would have some to take home, but it was so darn good, we all cleaned our plates.
Seriously surprised by the excellence of ...
Seriously surprised by the excellence of the food at this little restaurant! We had chosen it based on the reviews of the food and it did not disappoint! The decor and ambiance weren't nearly as special as the meal itself and the excellent service provided by our knowledgeable server, Amy. As this was Valentine's Day, there was a special menu which included a really special cocktail for me and a great entree for my husband--blackened ribeye topped with spicy (but not too!) fried oysters, over risotto with asparagus. I had the "Blue Plate Special," which involved a lot of fresh crabmeat--all good, but the she-crab soup was made even more special by Amy's addition of sherry tableside. I have wished for this addition many times, but never seen it done. The special dessert was "Sticky Bun Cake." Think warm, cake-shaped sticky bun bread pudding, topped with vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce...We are still full two hours later. The fact that the place was completely full the entire time we were there testifies to its quality. Seriously delicious!!
Food was delicious and was far above exp ...
Food was delicious and was far above expectations. Our server Amy was very engaging and attentive. I would certainly recommend Berret's for their seafood. We are new to the area and have been there three times - each was a treat.
We came here for our Valentine's Day dat ...
We came here for our Valentine's Day date and it was our first time eating here. I ordered the filet mignon which came with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. My steak was fairly undercooked and sent it back, the manager brought it out, apologized for the mistake and said dessert would be on them. My steak came back and was cooked just how I had ordered it and was very tender. The potatoes had a strange after taste and just weren't anything spectacular. My husband got the red white and blue plate which had a variety of seafood on it, it also came with mashed potatoes and veggies. He said it was very good. Our dessert we shared an apple raspberry cobbler skillet which was topped with vanilla ice cream, hands down favorite part of the meal; I would definitely order dessert every time! The waiter and hostess were both very friendly. Overall for the price I thought it was just ok, but had a decent first time experience. Special occasions only type of place for our liking.
Lovely friendly greeting upon entering; ...
Lovely friendly greeting upon entering; warm inviting decor including faux-fireplace in rear, large dining room. BEAUTIFULLY presented and superbly delicious food. The Original Blue Plate and Red, White & Blue Plate Specials are precisely cooked, served piping hot, and are hugely proportioned. Service was appropriately attentive. Great find in Historic Williamsburg!!
The atmosphere here is always nice, but ...
The atmosphere here is always nice, but the food is unpredictable. Sometimes it's very good, and sometimes it's just mediocre. Unfortunately, today was one of those more mediocre days. Got the lunch special, the cod tacos....cod was okay, but the salsa it was topped with had no flavor. The accompanying rice was HARD and undercooked - quite inedible. The appetizer sampler: calamari was very good; crab bites and Oysters Rockefeller not so much. Glazed lemon cake was very good. My friend and I had a nice time, but it was more because of the atmosphere & nice waitress....and not so much because of the food. I will continue to come back here because it's convenient and the food CAN be good....just be forewarned that the quality of the food can be unpredictable.
Excellent steak (filet). Excellent qual ...
Excellent steak (filet). Excellent quality scallops, but bland. Service was terrific. Jessica was attentive, and friendly but respectful of every table in our small dining area. She was a treat to watch as she catered to the individual needs of each table. I was traveling solo, and appreciated her approach to customer service.
My husband and I were celebrating out we ...
My husband and I were celebrating out wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food was amazing. It is on the pricier side but perfect for that special occasion when you want to splurge. This was a meal to remember.
Becca was fantastic, very sweet, and jus ...
Becca was fantastic, very sweet, and just all out amazing. She's definitely an asset to your company. The food was great as well. The Osso Bucco was cooked perfectly...fall off the bone, and tender with every bite. Will definitely be back!
Comfortable restaurant with several dini ...
Comfortable restaurant with several dining rooms and an attached bar and lounge. The seafood in parchment we had was exceptional and served promptly. Our server was attentive and helped use with our selections.
We will definitely be back.
What a great pick for dinner!!!! We are ...
What a great pick for dinner!!!! We are not from the area and were deciding on this Resturant and another. We are so glad to choose this one. The waitress was so sweet and accommodating with any request. She even helped with selection of what is the best wine with a meal. She checked on us more than the usual one time ten seconds after the meal arrives!!
The general manager stopped by the table and greeted us in the beginning and also checked on how we liked the meal at the end.
The food was delicious! We both ordered a seafood dish and couldn't be more delighted. The crab cakes are to die for!!! Please tell the cook that he did a fantastic job!! We are from Philadelphia and are often more critical with food in other cities as we are so spoiled with our favorite places to eat. Also the presentation was great!
This place is an amazing place to eat. We will definitely will return here over the summer when we return.
Four friends welcoming in the New Year c ...
Four friends welcoming in the New Year chose Berret's for great seafood on our last night in Williamsburg and were so happy! The place we chose for New Year's Eve was a little disappointing. Berret's made up for all of that. We all had different delicious entrees and shared two desserts. The soups, the seafood, the steak, the sauces....FABULOUS! And...our server, Lisa, was very attentive and a lot of fun. We will definitely come back on ththe next trip.
The staff members were friendly & welcom ...
The staff members were friendly & welcoming. They were extremely busy as it was NewYear's Eve. However, the food was delivered in a timely manner. The food was rather mediocre for the price. We think we would prefer to sit st the bar & have appetizers.
Food was average, and only came out afte ...
Food was average, and only came out after a 45 minute wait from the time we sat down. Server mixed up order (there were two salmon items on the menu). They removed the charge for the wrong one (we were willing to pay for it, though).
Berret's was wonderful! I thoroughly enj ...
Berret's was wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed the seafood trip and maple swordfish--all was excellent! Our hostess was very attentive and friendly, as well as the manager! Great place and definitely recommend, will be returning next time I'm in Williamsburg!
ok, but not great. It was highly recomme ...
ok, but not great. It was highly recommended and we thought it would be great. The meals were ok. One of our group members had the seafood bisque. It tasted like it was made with two day old seafood. Very fishy. Another had crab cakes. We had had them at Seafarer on Richmond Road the day before and the carb cakes at Berret's didn't come close to them. I had a seafood combo with salmon. The salmon was very good but the oysters were tastless. It was expensive for what it was. Try another place and then Berret's to compare.
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