Located in downtown Williamsburg, A Chef's Kitchen is the perfect place to go to learn how to cook a multi-course meal. While you learn to cook, you'll be served the meal you're learning how to make, both as guidance and to keep the hunger pangs at bay. Learn how to make perfect cornbread, or find out the perfect amount of grilling time a scallop needs - A Chef's Kitchen expands on whatever cooking skills you have and sets you up with the tools to impress at your next dinner party.
The plush, private booths, cozy fireplace and elegant dark wood finishings are just some of the touches that make Opus 9 Steakhouse truly sophisticated. From the carefully moderated wine list, to the pianist serenading guests on the grand piano, visitors to this establishment are sure to enjoy an evening of fine dining. And this is to say nothing of the menu, which offers up the finest cuts, from filet mignon to the restaurant's famous porterhouse. Patrons who would prefer something other than steak can choose from a selection of seafood, pasta, and chops.
Called "Williamsburg's best restaurant" by The New York Times, Fat Canary opened in 2004 and has become a local favorite. Located in the bustling Merchant's Square, there is a separate menu for those sitting inside and for those on the porch during warm weather. The porch menu is more limited and less expensive than the indoor menu, but great fare can be found on either. Fat Canary serves nouveau American cuisine featuring many fresh ingredients and the wine list is extensive.
At Blue Talon Bistro, a poster of a red rooster on its walls is a common sight. Dedicated to French cuisine and manners, this little bistro is themed accordingly. A bistro is a casual and laid back affair and Blue Talon tries to achieve just that with its French countryside-inspired decor. This bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and also brunch on weekends. Coffees and decadent pastries are a special feature. The restaurant also has a fully stocked bar supported by a competent staff.
Come eat breakfast or lunch at Shorty's Diner, where customers are treated like family and the portions are gigantic. The diner is owned and operated by a family that uses all of their family recipes to create a homey atmosphere and delicious food. In particular, visitors flock to the diner to try Shorty's fresh cut fries, which are cooked to perfection. Other menu items include sandwiches, homemade soups, and a mighty fine breakfast menu that is sure to win any breakfast-lover's heart.
Established in 1980, Le Yaca French Restaurant is devoted to giving their patrons the taste of authentic French cuisine. Founded by renowned French restaurateurs, this eatery serves their dishes adorned with the finest garnishes and sauces. Put yourself into the hands of the chef and try the prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus or select a la carte. Escargots, Sautéed Calf’s Liver, Thinly Sliced Raw Salmon are just some of the exotic delicacies you can dig into. You can also opt for special wine dinners. Be sure to finish your meal off with one of the best desserts in town. Trio de Sorbets, Le Fondant au Chocolat and La Tarte Fine aux Pommesare just some of the favorites on the menu. If you are looking for a hearty French meal, then Le Yaca French Restaurant is your best bet.
Meridian Coffee House is an on-campus coffee shop at College of William & Mary. The venue is student run and also doubles up as a concert and art exhibition venue. During semester, the cafe is open from 7p to 12a daily. With a eclectic crowd and a laid-back atmosphere, this is a great place to discover local talent, new artwork, and mingle in a relaxed setting.
Open late every night, Paul's Deli Restaurant is a child-friendly deli by day and a hip college bar by night. Whether you are choosing a sub, pizza, a sandwich, or just a drink, there is a wide variety of each to choose from. Besides the regular menu, the restaurant serves daily lunch and dinner specials too. With a number of televisions showing sports, the restaurant is also a great place to watch the big game. Or if it is late, drink your cares away with specialty shooters or wines. Paul's also caters for groups and parties.
The Daily Grind is the only coffeehouse on the William & Mary College campus. The cafe is a hot spot for students and visitors alike to gather sip some liquid fuel to get them through the next part of their days (or in some cases nights). The Daily Grind serves a long list of caffeinated drinks, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don't miss out on their world-famous baked goods that are sure to put a smile on your face.