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Started in 1985 by brothers from the Williamsburg area, the Second Street Restaurant is an American bistro serving up creative and tasty fare. The brunch menu is available only on Sundays, but lunch, dinner, and nighttime options are available the rest of the week. There is a wide range of entrees and a good choice of inventive salads. Delicious burgers have been voted the best in Williamsburg and the desserts are as sumptuous as they sound. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant becomes a great local hangout to drink and meet the locals.
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.
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.
Aberdeen Barn is the perfect place to have a steak or lobster. The restaurant has an open hearth grill and the beef is USDA top choice corn-fed. Start with a jumbo shrimp cocktail then have a prime rib and end with baked apple dumpling with cinnamon sauce. To drink, there is a substantial wine list, mostly Californian vintages.
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.
Great traditional Southern cooking is closer than you think. This establishment, started in 1955, serves breakfast and lunch daily with a distinctive colonial atmosphere. Menu favorites include their famed Brunswick Stew, Plantation Breakfast and chicken & dumplings. After your meal, take a look around the nearby gift shop, which has three stories of antiques to browse through.