About Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn
The Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn offers a more casual dining experience that features traditional American fare with a modern expression.
The Terrace Room invites diners to feast on an array of olives, ranging from brined to oil-cured, while enjoying cocktails and conversation. Afterward, place an order for a delicious entrée. Menu items include chef-favorite Wagyu beef burgers, a Virginia-inspired Cobb salad and the world famous Williamsburg Inn crab cakes, a time-tested recipe. Lighter fare, such as a Cobb and healthy Spa salads are also available.
Hours of Operation:
Sat & Sun: noon-midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
18th Century Roving Musicians
Parking available at the Williamsburg Inn
Colonial Williamsburg shuttle stop on Francis St
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn Ratings and Reviews
We love the atmosphere of Williamsburg a ...
We love the atmosphere of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Inn definitely exhibits that atmosphere. Service was outstanding and very professional and we felt very fortunate to be sitting there enjoying our dinner in such an historic area. We will definitely return upon our annual visit.
On a recent Saturday, I was with my husb ...
On a recent Saturday, I was with my husband and two other family members for a weekend at Colonial Williamsburg. I had planned ahead and got reservations for dinner at one of the colonial taverns but was hoping to do a quick bite at the Cheese Shop for lunch. The Cheese Shop was very crowded so we next tried to do a walk-in at Chownings. Over an hour wait we were told. So I looked on Open Table to see what was available close to us. The Inn had an open reservation and the menu looked good so we walked the quick 5 minute walk and were seated immediately. This was my first time at the Inn and it will not be my last. The food was good, the dinning room light and bright but the service was slower than we wanted. It took almost 30 minutes for our entrees to come out and we were not asked for a second round of drinks during the wait. But the chicken pot pie was yummy and exactly what I wanted for lunch. My husband tried the trio and we all agreed that he had made the best choice because of the variety. The baked mac and cheese was creamy and very satisfying.
We went here after going to all the tave ...
We went here after going to all the taverns in the historic city and didn't feel that those places needed a second visit. We got there early (6:00) and for the first 15-20 minutes were the only people there. Interestingly, you can order from either the Terrace Room menu, which includes some entrees as well as lighter fare such as sandwiches or from the much more expensive Regency Room menu which is more of a "high end" experience - great if, like me, you won't get dressed up and wear a tie on vacation. I started with the caesar (way bigger than I bet you'll eat) and my wife had the chicken and dumplings to start. Both were very good - they do a caesar right with not too much dressing. I had steak and my wife had the Southern Sampler (venison chili, chicken pot pie, and baked macaroni and cheese each served in it's own little pot). For desert we had the donuts. Huge huge donut holes - 6 of them - covered in the sugar flavor of your choice (vanilla/regular powdered, chocolate, or cinnamon). Very good. The real star was the service though - very good service. Good enough service that we called over the manager and made sure he knew. Overall, it's not cheap - figure $50-$70 per person according to what menu you use - but it's very good, very nice, and a nice changeup from the typical CW taverns.
Food and service was horrible given the ...
Food and service was horrible given the high prices. Stake was undercooked and full of grizzle. The server never explained the menu or told us about the specials. Once the food was served we never saw her again until we asked another server to find her to get our check. This was the worst dining experience I have ever had. Management said bad service was because the new server was not trained properly. That doesn't explain the fatty undercooked stake, which probably means the chief wasn't trained properly either. Management offered no compensation for the bad service. I would never eat there again.
I have been to the Inn in years past. I ...
I have been to the Inn in years past. It is not as elegant as in the past but was quite enjoyable.
Our Waitperson, Linda, was exceptional and made the entire experience worth the time. She should be commended for her service and enthusiasm. Thank you Linda.
I have been going to the Williamsburg In ...
I have been going to the Williamsburg Inn for 50 years (I started very young) for meals and afternoon tea. It is not what it once was, but its history and its place in my history allow for some leeway. I do not consider the offering a true afternoon tea. One glass of middling champagne, some bland soggy sandwiches, too-sweet scones, and passable sweets. For some unknown reason, they have done away with the tea pots on the table and one must now flag down a server to have them pour hot water. The room is such that cares and stress melt away quickly and that is the reason for a mostly favorable review.
It is always a treat to have a delightfu ...
It is always a treat to have a delightful lunch at Terrace Room!
The staff was superb, the food was impressively splendid to the eyes as well as to the taste buds. This time, the piece de resistance was their Croissant Bread Pudding.
Place was empty (our reservation at 8) a ...
Place was empty (our reservation at 8) and it took almost 20 minutes after reservation to get sat while manager/hostess barked at the servers about getting the tables set for the following morning - this seemed to be the priority (not taking care of customers already there)
This place is so good we ate dinner ther ...
This place is so good we ate dinner there twice in our four night stay. Colorado venison chili is my favorite. Salads are super fresh. Menu is varied enough so you can eat here lunch or dinner ( menu is the same). Service is outstanding and very friendly. If weather permits you can dine outside on the terrace.
My family and I enjoyed our waitress (s ...
My family and I enjoyed our waitress (sorry, no name given). She suggested hidden gems in the menu, happy to assist other servers and was so personal yet professional in her work. The other wait staff was just as friendly to us. It was a nice treat to dine here. Btw, the Food selection was very tasty and ambiance gracious to diners. A nice treat for our family. Don't forget to smell the lovely flower arrangements. Heavenly!
Upscale, historic location with views
If you like historic places go here. The restaurant is located in the rear of the Williamsburg Inn in historic, colonial Williamsburg. It's not cheap but you get great service, great food and a lovely atmosphere. Not for everyone but if you want class, this is it. They offer valet parking but you can park in the lots available at no charge. Dress appropriately.
The dinner at the Terrace Room was the only part of our stay at a the Inn that was not a perfect 10. The food was average: our friends ordered Chicken Pot Pie and found it very dry. I ordered a salad which was a few bites at best, and had what seemed to be crushed or old cherry tomatoes. My friend had the same experience with his salad, and we both had to pick the tomatoes out and leave them on the plate. The service was slow: although there were few diners, the meal took 2 hours. The one highlight was a really talented guitarist who played many of our classical favorites. There are so many other excellent dining opportunities in Williamsburg that I would not spend another evening at the Terrace Room.
At the last minute we decided to give th ...
At the last minute we decided to give this a try and it was the perfect way to end our last night in Williamsburg. The view was beautiful and the service was outstanding. Nicholas, our server, was friendly, knowledgable and one of the kindest people we have ever met. The menu selection was perfect for our family and everyone had exactly what they were in the mood for. Fantastic!
Terrace Room food a miss
I had high expectations but the food misses the mark again and again. Lovely venue and bar, perfect for cocktails and meet-ups. But the food just isn't worth it. 4 diners and each disappointed. Luke warm and under-cooked veggies in pot pie, ceasar salad looked like chopped salad with tiny store-bought-like croutons. Mac and cheese dry and tasteless. Service was attentive and aimed to please but food needs major tweaking.
A pleasant surprise!
A pleasant surprise! The Colonial Williamsburg website describes the Terrace Room at the Inn as a more casual dining experience. We found it to be a lovely, quiet venue with delicious food and pleasant and attentive servers. First class all around and a wonderful experience! Do try the chicken pot pie.
We ended up at the Inn when the more casual places were booked. It was a great experience. While not super kid-friendly, there was a child menu which made it more affordable. The dining room was very formal which made us leery about bringing a toddler but staff was great and attentive and the food was delicious.
Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service
The service was impeccable right from the start. The bread server brought us our choice of sourdough or pretzel roll and was charming from the moment we saw him. We had an excellent wine service along with the best oysters rockafeller I've ever had. The entrees were perfectly cooked.
The atmosphere was wonderful and romantic and made for a great date night for my wife and I. The regency style was classic and beautiful. Overall a wonderful experience.
Great Food; Very Slow Service
Would try it again with a different waitress. Very slow, mildly friendly and inattentive. Never refilled water. seemed perturbed that we didn't want to order a full bottle of wine. Food delivery took FOREVER. Three hours for 2 courses? Absurd.
A beautiful room, impeccable service, and a great selection of food and drink items all conspire to make a visit to the Terrace Room a special treat. The ambiance is that of an elegant club - one that feels far apart from the usual tourist eating spots in Williamsburg. Highly recommended.
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