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About The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn
A Classic Menu with a Local Twist. Our culinary team, led by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Brust, has created a menu inspired by the rich food history of the Inn and complimented by the food art of today featuring seasonal Virginia bounty. The menu features classic favorites, as well as avant-garde selections that will satisfy the most discerning foodies. Be sure to join us on Saturday evenings for light piano music 6-7 p.m. and a live band and dancing 7-10 p.m.
All guests dining in the Regency Room are asked to honor the following dress standard:
Dinner is Business Casual.
Slacks and collared shirts. Jackets and ties are optional.
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea is Resort Casual.
Denim, walking shorts and T-shirts for men and similar attire for women is appropriate.
Terrace Room dress standard is Resort Casual.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Hours of Operation:
The Regency Room will be closed January 2nd and remains close until the Williamsburg Inn hotel reopens in April.
Normal Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Sun-Sat 7:30-10 a.m.
Dinner Wed-Sat 6-9 p.m.
$31 to $50
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The Rockefeller Room at The Williamsburg Inn Ratings and Reviews
dinner on new years eve was moved from regency to Rockefeller room
Food was far inferior to what we have been accustomed to at the Inn.
Service was polite, but not polished at all.
the evening ended up being nothing special.
the evening before we dined in the Tavern Room at the Inn. Our waitress was not what we have been accustomed to there. It took 30 minutes before she took our drink order and it wasn't even busy...........she had her coat on, ready to leave for the night, before we finished signing our bill.
All in all, our visit this time was disappointing. It has been sooooo GOOD in the past, that's why we have returned again and again.
Twelve of us, 3 generations, gathered in Williamsburg to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Because if three little ones ages 4-9, we had 6:30 reservations. No cocktails were ordered in the interest of time. No orders taken for some time. No food was seen until 8 PM!!! One and a half hours from our arrival. Unbelievable! And even then it was only because we finally asked that regardless of adult meals to PLEASE serve the children. Such a disappointment for an elegant setting on a very special day. Serious reorganization is needed during the winter hiatus!
Family Christmas season dinner with our children and 3 grandchildren. They had a wonderful children's menu and the grand kids started off with Shirley Temples and ended the dinner with banana splits - they loved it. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the service was first class.
My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary and birthday dinner at the Regency Room. My wife and I were married on her birthday, so each year it is a special occasion to be well celebrated. The Regency Room helped us do just that. The staff welcomed us warmly and congratulated us on our anniversary and my wife's birthday. They seated us in a cozy table for two next to a window which looked out into an atrium. We chose the chef's tasting menu and were not disappointed. The timing of the servings was perfect, and the serving sizes were just right. We enjoy doing chef's tasting menus when at all possible since we get to experience the best the chef has to offer, and we seldom leave any restaurant feeling too full. That was our experience at the Regency Room as well. At the end of the meal our kind attendant served us two extra plates of chocolates, with Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday written in chocolate. We had a great time!
What a huge disappointment. There were 5 of us in the party, and 4 of us chose to order the 7-course meal for $125.00. Look, we spend a lot of time in France. So while we understand the concept of nouvelle cuisine, our main course took up about one-tenth of the dinner plate. Never seen anything so absurd. The chocolate shuffle dessert was boggy and dense. Yuck. Overall the food was average at best. Our bill was nearly $1,000. As we walked into the restaurant, we had heard another couple say, "We will never come back to this restaurant again." Now we understand exactly what they meant.
Unfortunately the overall dining experience has not kept up with the price. We have dined here several times in the past , with the fondest of memories , however , we were quite disappointed this weekend. The food remains excellent though we felt rushed through dinner and the ambiance was dull and the service rather perfunctory. We understand changes are to come and they truly need it !
We enjoyed the ambiance and the food at the Inn. Only complaint is the service was very slow. Probably due to maintaining a relaxing dining experience but over 2 hours was a little too long. It was not very busy but as mentioned I think they try to not rush you out.
My husband and I were engaged there and have been married for 13 years. We decided to have a date night there while in Williamsburg. The food was absolutely exquisite and the service exceptional. Mr. Polk was quite the waiter that night.
We had a wonderful evening on Saturday night. They have a piano player when we were there 6-7 and at 7pm a 3 piece group played great music to dance to, casual mood music not rock and roll. It was a wonderful evening except for the sidecar martini I ordered. The drink taste was great but they don't know how to fill a martini glass up. Even after my wife mentioned this they brought a very small amount out less than a 1/2 shot of mixer. I recommend you pass on the mixed drinks.
We know that this restaurant is in for a big change in the not-too-distant future and it's probably time to move on but my wife and I will cherish the memories of some very pleasant evenings in this dining room. The gracious hospitality, unhurried dining experience and warmth of the staff are a relic of a bygone age which we will sadly miss.
We wish everyone well with the future state and offer enormous thanks for the past.
Prices keep rising while food was not as good as previous times...no longer worth the 40-minute ride. Particularly wanted to dance during dinner, asked for a 7 PM reservation; was told the first available was 8PM. When we arrived at 8, the restaurant was less than half full. Very disappointed.
This restaurant is a "must see". The experience is unforgettable with good food, live music in an historic Inn and refined dancing. We ordered the tasting menu and were surprised at the variety of tastes provided. The raw scallops were too difficult to digest and we each tried, but stopped eating them. Maybe a warning should be provided that the tasting menu does have uncooked food. That would have helped so that we may be offered an alternative. Our waiter was absolutely excellent throughout the evening and due to the lengthy tasting menu, we saw people come, eat and go and continued enjoying the atmosphere and music throughout the evening. The Inn is a wonderful place to visit and I would never stay at the Inn without enjoying dinner at the Regency Restaurant.
The service was very good and the live jazz band added to the ambience.
We had steak and my Wife's was not done to her liking and mine was barely warm. On the second try my Wife's meal was good and my steak was still barely warm. When spending this much money for a night out at a nice restaurant I expect my food to be hot.
Have eaten in the Regency dining room many times but not for several years. My wife and I were very disappointed to see how much downhill people dining with such casual attire. In fact we were shocked to see the dress of diners eating dinner. We will eat elsewhere next time we visit our beloved Williamsburg.
It was our 53rd wedding anniversary. We had previously visited the Open Table for our 8th (in 1971) and 49th (in 2012 where we met then Sen. Kerry) anniversary dinners. We have always considered this a special place unlike any other restaurant we visit (I even wear a tie). The matre' d met and called us by name and congratulating us on our anniversary. He and the waiter were attentive without being obtrusive. The piano player played a request (Moonlight in Vermont) which is special to my wife, who was born there and where we were married. All in all a delightful experience, and if we can, we will return there.
If you want to experience what true fine dining is, then visit the Regency Inn. Chef Travis Brust is a award wining executive chef and the experience he creates is nothing short of amazing. He is a true artist. The entire team was kind and attentive. I can't wait to go back and add another life memory from Chef Brust and his team at the Regency Inn. Bravo!!!
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