About Regency 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.
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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Regency Room at The Williamsburg Inn Ratings and Reviews
Have eaten in the Regency dining room ma ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!!!
Fodd arrived after 30 minute wait was co ...
Fodd arrived after 30 minute wait was cold, not even close to lukewarm. Sent food back and replacement arrived in5 minutes! No way could fish and manicotti be cooked that quickly. Obviously food had been cooked prior and sitting around until an order was received. Expected much better for the high prices
We dined here for our wedding anniversar ...
We dined here for our wedding anniversary. It was the perfect setting for a quiet, personal dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The dinner itself was part of the entertainment. We will definitely be back.
An outstanding restaurant experience! ...
An outstanding restaurant experience!
We went for a (delayed) anniversary dinner. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to help us celebrate. Service was the best I have had - ever - and the food was delicious. The room was quiet enough for conversation even though it was three-quarters full and there was a great pianist. I highly recommend the Regency Room for special occasions!
We took advantage of the Pris Fixe early ...
We took advantage of the Pris Fixe early bird dining, and our tab was well below what it would have been later in the evening. I believe that the food was every bit as good as it would have been from the full menu, and the staff could not have been nicer. They treated us just as well as they would have had we been paying three times as much for dinner. Their pianist began at 6:00. He provided great background music, and the setting was setting was just great. A very nice country club feel without being at all pretentious.
We were celebrating our anniversary at t ...
We were celebrating our anniversary at the inn because we had our wedding dinner there 16 yrs earlier. We've been a few times over the years and the cuisine/service has ebbed and flowed between good and ok. Our Saturday evening dinner proved to be the bet experience we've had there since our wedding. The service was excellent and the cuisine was inventive and delicious. Nice band you could dance to ( soft not loud or invasive to conversation). A little pricey but worth it. Would definitely go again.
We were celebrating my parents 60th wedd ...
We were celebrating my parents 60th wedding anniversary and it was a perfect evening. The food was outstanding, service was exceptional, the dining room was beautiful... They congratulated my parents for this special occasion, which was very kind and thoughtful. It was a truly special evening in an exceptional restaurant.
Absolutely over the top outstanding - - ...
Absolutely over the top outstanding - - everything from the impeccable service, the atmosphere, and superb (simply superb!) food. Nothing lacks here nor needs to be changed, a complete gem from top to bottom.
Very historic but dining room dated. Fo ...
Very historic but dining room dated. Food was nothing special, not nearly as good as I recall from years ago. Service was excellent. Pianist was very good, but I still remember their having a harpist years ago, which was a very special experience and memory.
We found the menu quite limited. More pr ...
We found the menu quite limited. More problematic was that the value simply wasn't there. I got the filet - $54 and it was no more than 5-6 oz. The starch consisted of five potato slices smaller than a french fry. This for the same pricing one pays at the best NY or Chicago steak houses. We went home hungry. No wonder the dining room was almost empty. Too sad - 10 years ago the place was packed! I will say that the hotel's GM was quite responsive to my comments the next day and promised to share them with the chef and others.
We celebrated a significant anniversary, ...
We celebrated a significant anniversary, and found it very romantic. Only about six tables were filled on a Wednesday evening. Thus, the noise level was nonexistent, allowing us to enjoy the pianist play of older show tunes and standards.
The service was quite refined. We are not oenophiles and were gratified that the server did not react in a haughty way when we simply ordered two glasses of non-exalted red wine. We were seated by a window and enjoyed the views of the hotel grounds.
The lobster bisque and Crabmeat Randolph were both enjoyable, as were the breads, the sorbet and complimentary appetizer (gravlox that evening). The filet of beef was memorable; the braised short rib less so, but still excellent.
Note that this restaurant only serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
How great to go to a place where people ...
How great to go to a place where people dress up for dinner, service and food is impeccable, the pianist played wonderfully, and the pace was great! It was a very special evening as we were celebrating our anniversary. The Regency Room at the Inn made it another moment to remember. We can't wait to return.
It is a pricey dinner. Not exactly worth ...
It is a pricey dinner. Not exactly worth the price but it was a fun evening. I probably won't go back simply because for the cost. I did not leave feeling it was a 4 star experience.
The service was excellent and they were highly attentive.
The main course, filet of beef for my boyfriend, duck for me, were both delicious. The appetizer, Caesar salad was underwhelming. For the price, I had higher expectations but then again it was just a salad. My date had the lobster bisque. It was good but not spectacular. Both not worth the price though.
The drink selection was very good
Right in the heart of Colonial Williamsb ...
Right in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, afternoon tea at the Regency Room was a nice experience.
However, our scones were boarder line burned and looked like something you could buy from the grocery bakery. Also, most places give two flavors of scones per person, here we just got 2 of the same. Between the lemon filled fruit tart, lemon cake and lemon curd, our service was a bit heavy on the lemon. Some variety would have been nice. Our server sweet but we did have to wait a bit a few times to get refills as I believe she also had to work the other room. Our room however was not busy with only two other tables seated.
The tea selections were good and the ambiance is nice.
Overall it was a nice afternoon. The price is fair and includes a glass of champagne or cider.
The following is taken from our Trip Adv ...
The following is taken from our Trip Advisor submittal...
Saw a new feature at the Inn's webpage, the Regency Room's early bird dining 3 course meal serving from 4:30 to 5:30 (PM). We were warmly greeted by the maitre d', then escorted to our window side table. We received pretzel rolls accompanied by a dish of whipped butter. In a few moments, Darrick, our evenings server, arrived welcoming us to the dining room. Handing us two simple, but expertly organized and illustrated menus, we browsed the evening's menu choices. As usual, beverage orders were taken first and quickly fulfilled. My wife and I chose salads for the 1st course. I chose salmon for the entrée, my wife the pork tenderloin. The salads were a mix of greens, pear slivers, caramelized pecans, a smattering of goat cheese, with raspberry balsamic reduction drizzled on the plate. Fresh and flavorful! The salmon arrived beautifully presented, perfectly cooked (glazed with a buttery flavor) sitting atop a delicious combination of cooked very small potatoes (the snap experienced biting into the potato was a surprise but a nice touch and delicious), asparagus, walnut pieces, corn and small cooked tomatoes (they really squirt when you bite them). My wife's pork tenderloin was served sitting on the orzo pasta, squash, tomato accompaniment with a grilled bread medallion completing the presentation. The pork was tender and tasty, and the pasta combination delicious and cooked perfectly. Our course 3 dessert choices; lemon cloud for my wife, ice cream for me. Lemon cloud is a dish with tart lemon curd on bottom, topped with whipped cream, blueberries and 1 (tuile cookie). She thoroughly enjoyed the combination and delicious end to her meal. My butter pecan ice cream was creamy and rich. Our service was perfect with Darrick checking on us just enough and expressing his sincere interest in our enjoying our experience. He even brought us a small gift, Happy Anniversary in chocolate script with 2 truffles.
Unbelievable experience. Great in every ...
Unbelievable experience. Great in every way. We have been here three times over the years, and were not disappointed any time. This visit we had the Tasting Menu. Wow! Every course was wonderful. For the Fromage and Dessert courses, we clearly received the menu sizes, not the tasting menu amounts. Very tasty and imaginative. Our server was attentive, but not hovering. She did a great job and was helpful.
The food was good but not fantastic -- g ...
The food was good but not fantastic -- got off to a bad start with server's maybe not being informed that we were at our table and waiting for 10 minutes -- ultimately things improved and server removed cost of two Manhattans from our bill -- have eaten at this restaurant in various renditions numerous times over the years, altho haven't been there for several years -- believe it to be overpriced and I would choose another Williamsburg restaurant the next time I am there -- $50-some dollars for a beef entree is just wrong -- shared my experience with others I ran into and was given suggestions for restaurants that would be good current substitutes. FYI Last week had dinner at 2941 in Falls Church - better experience and less expensive.
My husband and I were celebrating our 53 ...
My husband and I were celebrating our 53d wedding anniversary with our dearest friends last Saturday evening (June 11, 2016). We had given a dinner party in the Regency Room in 2013 with several family members and friends to celebrate our 50th anniversary, and everything was perfect. Last Saturday George was our waiter, and the service was superb. The food was exquisite, the music lovely, and the ambience delightful. It is so nice to find a dining room where the majority of diners are dressed for a special occasion (jackets and ties for men, "dressy" dresses for women). So many restaurants have eliminated a dress code, but we believe that a special occasion should require a special level of dress for both men and women. We are already planning our 54th anniversary dinner with the same couple next year and are looking forward to it enormously. We hope that The Regency Room will maintain its outstanding quality in every way.
Poor Afternoon Tea Experience
We were expecting the usual high end afternoon tea as it is served in England. So - very disappointed with it. It was pretty pricey for what we received. Room looked lovely when we arrived - no one else was there. We were served a glass of champagne and a 3 tiered tray with the food. Tea sandwiches - 3 per person were terrible. Where was the serving cart where we got to make our own selection? Small round with smoked salmon (ok), deviled ham (awful) and cucumber (insignificant). We asked for another glass of champagne but that is an additional charge. Scones and desserts were good but nothing special. We've been to London so know what afternoon tea should be. This is not worth the $$$$ spent.
I was on my own for the evening after my ...
I was on my own for the evening after my son's graduation. I've eaten here before and have never been disappointed. Service was excellent, food fantastic, and the music was lovely. Can't ask for more from a restaurant.
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