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A Chef's Kitchen

501 Prince George St, Ste 102, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3664
757-564-8500
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Ranked #1 of 334 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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North Aurora, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After hearing rave reviews from friends, we chose to plan a two-day getaway in Williamsburg around this experience and are we glad we did! The three hour evening begins with appetizers and sparkling wine while mingling with other guests and watching and interacting with the chefs as they continue their preparations. The restaurant seats only 24 at tables situated theater... More

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Vaughan, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I were vacationing in the Williamsburg area and naturally wanted to go for a good meal. We looked on TripAdvisor about a month before we left and found A Chef's Kitchen as the #1 place for dinner. We were not disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and learned a lot about cooking. I would advise you to... More

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Selinsgrove
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

John Gonzales has a wonderful evening in store for you if you are ever in Williamsburg, VA. A six-course meal is prepared in front of you and is it delicious! John and his assistant were very entertaining and educational. A variety of good wines are served along with the meal. Also, the recipes are given out, so you can try... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As much as any dinner is worth $100 a person, this one is. The inspiration is part Emeril and part Alton Brown. The food is prepared live while the chef explains the science behind each course. The staff is well practiced in executing the dinner so the three hours doesn't seem overly long. If you are from out of town,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We just came back from an awesome dinner, show and food education. This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Williamsburg! As every other reviewer attests, the experience was different innovative and delicious. Can't say much else without ruining the experience, but worth the price for a special evening.

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Williamsburg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I'm a local, and I have enjoyed chef Gonzales' place for the past decade. One doesn't go to A Chef's Kitchen simply to eat a good meal, though you will indeed be treated to an excellent dining experience. You go to experience wonderful food, to learn good cooking techniques, and to enjoy a great conversation about life, the universe and... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The main comment to add is that it is entertaining. Expensive if you just regard it as a meal, but if you love food and join in by asking questions, and love cooking, this is the place to go. Sparking wine and small canapés to start, you sit on benches facing the kitchen, with a video screen of the pans... More

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Caledon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked seats a few months in advance of our trip, based on reviews I had read here. We visited on June 26 and my wife and I were both truly impressed with the chef, the sous chef, the food, the wine, well, everything. It was a very comfortable place, the food was excellent, the chefs were entertaining and informative,... More

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Cranford, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I took my fiance here for his birthday because he loves to cook. I saw the picture online and it is truly one of the best experiences I have every had at a restaurant. Some patrons may say it is a bit pricey but for what you get I don't think it was pricey at all. You start off with... More

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Richmond
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been reading good things about the A Chef's Kitchen for some time and we finally got experience what folks have been talking about. A Chef's Kitchen more than met our expectations. The dining room consists of three long rows of tables with 9 to 10 seats each facing the kitchen. The evening menu with the ingredients for each... More

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