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Fat Canary

410 W Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
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Ranked #2 of 337 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Henry and Boundary Sts
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90% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We celebrated our son's graduation from William and Mary at the Fat Canary in May 2014. The restaurant is small, and since graduation took place on Mother's Day weekend, reservations were mandatory. I was able to make reservations by telephone a maximum of 2 months prior to graduation day. We had a party of 6, and I no longer recall... More

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Fat Canary was great. Fantastic menu, preparation and service. Clearly superior to the neighboring establishments.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic dinner at the Canary. Every request we had was greeted with a smile and a thoughtful response. Once the food started coming, we were impressed with everything we ate and we ate a lot. The rabbit, the foie gras, the fettuccine with lobster and ginger ribs were all great starters. Then on to the main event,... More

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Saudi Arabia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an elite restaurant and among the best in the area of Williamsburg.. We loved every item in their menu .. Sure we would come back...

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The food was outstanding - the best we have had in our 3.5 week honeymoon in the us which has included a number of high end gourmet establishments. Every dish we tried (mozzarella, duck prosciutto and salmon) was bursting with flavour and character without the pretentiousness that ruins some fine dining restaurants. The chocolate mousse was to die for and... More

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Doha, Qatar
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A delicious and memorable meal made with high-quality ingredients. One of us found the menu to be a bit on the pricey side. However, the other one of us thought the pineapple macadamia nut tart was amazing and worth every penny! Go and enjoy!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Canary is a wonderful modern style destination for foodies in the Williamsburg area. It is close to both the colonial section, the shopping area, and the William and Mary campus. The food is a refreshing difference from the usual options of tourist fare, hotel facilities, and gimmick taverns. The wine selection is varied and the menu options are able... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautifully prepared food, energetic staff, good wine list, fantastic dessert. The whole package. That package comes with a bit of a price, but worth every penny. I had the Seared Foie Gras for starters, followed by a daily special of Rock Fish that was prepared to perfection. My wife had the Seared Tuna Niçoise, followed by the scallops for her... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We received a gift certificate for the Fat Canary almost a year ago, and kept forgetting about it. Finally, I remembered and made reservations for a "date night" on Friday 08/01/2014, and how glad are we that we did! The restaurant staff called us prior to our arrival to be sure there weren't any celebrations or dietary needs before we... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a delicious dinner. Excellent service. Soft shell crab appetizer, salmon entree. A surprising little gem in historic Williamsburg.

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