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The William & Henry Steakhouse brings together two seasoned steakhouse operators 60 combined years of fine dining experience to offer an exceptional menu in an elegant new venue in The Virginian Hotel in Downtown Lynchburg. Named after the operators’ fathers, William and Henry, who both served in World War II, the restaurant features their portraits in its entryway. Remember the past, celebrate today and make your own special memories with William & Henry!
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
When I say this is by far the best steakhouse I've ever been to, I'm not joking in the least. I've been to award winning steakhouses in New York City, DC, and Vegas. This place puts them all to shame! Not only did the steak...melt in your mouth, the Gnocchi and Creme Bruele were to die for. Wine selection was perfect too! Can't wait to go back!More
Have been here 3 times now; will never miss going when I'm in Lynchburg! The food is out-of-this-world amazing (thank you, Roger - executive chef) and the wait staff are all great! Good variety and priced right for the experience and quality of food. Atmosphere...is SO good!More
Highly rated, but my experience was more toward average. Ordered Caesar salad (too much dressing), Brussels sprouts (overcooked) and strip steak (perfectly cooked). $65 for one, no alcohol but including tip. Service was some type of group process with 5 or 6 different servers. Not...especially attentive.
Decor does not match the price point. More like a restaurant that once had white table linens and is now set for breakfast. Worn, exposed wood tables. Tableware wrapped in napkins.
Convenient to Virginian hotel. Would probably not return, too many other interesting choices close by.More
Date of visit: February 2020
Meander797827, Marketing at William & Henry Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2020
Thank you for your feedback! Our apologies for your meal not being 100%. We are always listening to our guests. We do hope to see you again.
This weekend was my birthday and I chose to visit William & Henry Steakhouse for my birthday meal. I have been waiting over a year to visit and my expectations were very high, but I am pleased to say that the hostesses, chef, manager, waitresses...and busboys all shattered our expectations and this was the single best meal I have eaten in my entire life!
Morgan, our primary waitress was very attentive, exceptionally friendly and stopped by our table in an almost prescient manner delivering plates of the finest food I have ever personally sampled. The manager Jennifer was equally friendly and attentive and explained the intricate details of each dish in a very precise and thorough manner although I may have forgotten a few of those details by now...
My lovely date Karen bought us an incredible birthday bottle of 2016 Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Siena ($38), which is an easy‐sipping Sangiovese‐based red wine blend that has earned 91 points in international competition. I do not generally drank red wine but found this to be exceptional especially for the price.
What really blew us away was when Morgan brought out an entire crab-stuffed lobster, Mediterranean filet mignon on herbed crostini with goat cheese and an asparagus salad courtesy of Chef Roger and General Manager Jennifer! I am fairly certain that they don't do this for everyone that has a birthday, but who knows? This was the absolute best appetizer I have ever experienced and set the bar rock star high for the rest of the meal.
The next course was Foie Gras ($19) with fig jam and herbed crostini. This was my first time sampling this forbidden dish, which is banned in New York, and I found it to be sweet, tender, rich and delicious and well worth the life of one French goose.
Then the entrees arrived! I ordered the special Rockfish ($33) with crab meat topping and PEI mussels on the side over spinach and Karen got the Mediterranean filet ($40), which is a huge chunk of perfectly medium rare meat topped with jumbo shrimp and steamed broccoli. I don't remember too many of the other details of these dishes, but I do remember that they were incredibly tasty and neither one of us could finish them so we had plenty of leftovers.
Dessert was a candle and carved strawberry-adorned creme brulee ($8) and two snifters of Rémy Martin XO ($48), thoughtfully warmed and also courtesy of Karen on the occasion of my 12th 49th birthday! The total for the food was $112.91 and worth every single penny!More
We had a wonderful meal for New Year's Eve and celebrating my father's birthday. The staff was very friendly and attentive and my 16oz. ribeye steak was cooked to perfection. Everything is a la carte, so plan to break open the piggy bank if you're...planning to eat here.More
Excellent service and food. We have eaten here several times and it is always outstanding. High caliber service and excellent menu. During the week they offer a three course prefix menu as well as their standard menu. I chose the 3 course and had a...wonderful full sized wedge salad, perfectly cooked and delicious petit filet, finishing with a creamer brûlée. I totally recommend this. Hubby had the shrimp fettuccine on the 3 course menu. He loved it. My son had a steak off the menu and that was perfect too.More