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
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.
We had high hopes for the Regency Room. ...
We had high hopes for the Regency Room. But regrettably the food is mediocre (especially at these prices). The service is awkward: The waiters fawn over you, but the wine we ordered never arrived, and there was far too much waiting time in between courses. A dull, undistinguished, wholly disappointing evening.
Spectacular Dining Experience
What a treat. Service was outstanding, the room beautiful and the food unbelievable. There are very few places that do it so well. As my 16 year old said, he had never been to such a wonderful restaurant because it wasn't just great food, it was an experience.
Service and food not as expected
Service was slow, wait staff seemed over worked and/or under-staffed. Steak was good, but braised beef rib was dry and nothing more than a pot roast on top of mashed potatoes and some brocoli...disappointing considering 1 appetizer (shared), 2 meals, 1/2 bottle wine, and 1 desert (shared) cost almost $200 before tip.
We had fish and filet of tenderloin. Each was cooked to perfection and was knock your socks off great! Charles was our waiter (ask for him) and he was perfect. Knows all the right things to talk about and never once waited for any requests. Seems like he knows what you want before you even ask him for something. Service was instant and the dining lasted for about 2 hours. Wish it would have never ended. This is pure old fashion southern hospitality and fine dining rolled into one. The wine list is incredible. Can't wait for the next visit.
Delicious & Special Dining Experience
Three of us went for dinner on a Sat. night to celebrate a birthday. The music was very enjoyable and festive. My lobster bisque was disappointing. I was expecting a white cream base, but it wasn't and there was very little lobster. It reminded me of a butternut soup in taste and color. The Crabmeat Randolph was divine. Lots of crab, very tasty. The filet was not as delicate as I would have expected for the price. It was on the chewy side. Cream Brulee was tasty, but nothing special. Our CA wine was superb, but it was marked up over triple what it can be purchased for at a store. For the price, Fat Canary offers better tasting option at more reasonable prices.
The best thing in Williamsburg, RIP.
The place was packed (plus an overflow room) for New Year's Eve. The food was the best we've enjoyed there in 22 years, and was equal to the best we've had in anywhere in the world. The Regency Room's executive chef Travis Brust is now absolutely on par with Alain Ducasse (the latter being one of only two chefs worldwide to hold 21 Michelin stars throughout his career). Too bad the former will only be open for 6 out of 12 months from now on, with a "popularized" menu. Congratulations, CW, you've just admitted you have no idea how to monetize success. And proven once again, that history does repeat itself here.
Grand service, delicious food, stuffy atmosphere
The Regency Room at The Williamsburg Inn defines fine dining in Williamsburg, Virginia. The service was unparalleled, with attentive yet unobtrusive care given to everyone at our table. Still, a very quiet environment with nary a musical note to be heard combined with traditional and uninspired decor to deliver a dining experience that could not be memorable for its setting. The meal, fortunately, was outstanding. We could not have asked for a more delicious vegetarian entrée than the kitchen delivered, and the fact that they did so without direction from us was fabulous. The special, a skirt steak with a pan-Asian twist, was delectable. The other mains we tried were great, too, and the special touches such as the pineapple sherbet or the salmon tartare were memorable. An evening at the Regency Room will be an evening well spent, but be sure to book your reservation at a time you know will have some live music to brighten things up a bit.
We booked this for a graduation celebration. The atmosphere and live music were great. Service was far below par. The champagne we ordered as a cocktail arrived after we finished our salads, we seemed to be unable to attract the attention of he wine steward, and our mains must've been waiting for a while because when they came to the table the food was not hot. We had retuned here for this special night but based upon lousy service, we won't be back. For the price, there are many dining options in Williamsburg with much better service.
Wonderful atmosphere, inconstant food & service
A pleasant evening with excellent piano music. My wife enjoyed a wonderful Halibut dinner. I wish I'd ordered something other than that schnitzel, however, as it wasn't anything special. The Lobster bisque had a really bad soapy, sour taste, we sent it back and decided to pass on soup. We appreciated that we weren't charged. Service by Don Meyer was inconsistent, and varied from non at all to overwhelming. It was a very relaxing evening so we weren't in a hurry.
Fine dining; good food
The restaurant is fine dining so unless you are prepared to spend at least $150-$200 for two people, this isn't the place for you. The food is excellent each time we go but this last time the service was not up to par in our opinion. The dining room is spacious so you won't have someone behind you banging the back of your chair when they go to get up. Also since the tables are spread far apart you can have an intimate conversation without having to yell to the other people at your table. The live piano music is wonderful, too.
The Regency Room at the Wmsbg. Inn is a treasure!
As residents of Williamsburg, we appreciate that the Regency Room maintains a traditional ambiance and a disappearing level of service; it truly is a local treasure. We dined just after the fireworks on the night of Grand Illumination and our meal was a perfect finale to the evening. We arrived 45 minutes early but were seated quickly by two very gracious hostesses. We were immediately greeted at the table by our excellent waiter and later visited by the manager/sommelier to ensure the quality of our meals and wines. Dinner was delightful and the only reason for one less star for the food rating is that my dish was not as warm as was expected. A small concern overall for what was otherwise a fantastic evening!
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