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Fat Canary

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Mon, 4/22
8:00 PM
2

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Location and contact

Menu

TO BEGIN‏
11
st. germain cocktail
St. Germain; sparkling wine flamed lemon
11
maracuya
white rum; passionfruit; mint syrup; soda water
13
wright brothers
old tom‏ gin; maraschino; elderflower; citrus
11
orange & stormy
mount gay; blood orange; ginger
12
canary yellow
lemon peel vodka; dolin blanc; white cranberry; lemon; carbonated
17
boris & natasha
stoli elit;‏ dolin dry; petrossian caviar cube; lemon twist
13
katy pear-y
pear cognac; pear liquor; fresh lemon; peychaud’s
14
sazarac
rye whiskey; absinthe; peychaud’s
8
gonzalez-byass fino sherry ‘tio pepe’
8
lustau dry amontillado sherry ‘los arcos’
About
This high-energy bistro took over as Williamsburg's best restaurant as soon as it opened in 2003. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room has an open kitchen, which uses fresh, local ingredients for its creative American fare. The dining bar and seasonal outdoor patio seating are on a first come basis. Reservations for the dining room are recommended and may be made up to 2 months in advance. Open daily for dinner, a hostess is available during the day to take reservations.
PRICE RANGE
$50 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Asian
FEATURES
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the gracious hostess, our wonderful server, Kate, the delicious appetizers, the outstanding entrees & the luscious desserts, it made for a perfect evening.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank martinsZ1469KF
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate dinner there on our anniversary. The food is gourmet with the prices reflecting this. Waiter and other staff were awesome. They really made us feel special. We forgot our camera phone that evening, but Neal, our waiter, took several pictures, including one on the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is right on Duke of Gloucester Street and happens to be next to the shuttle stop if you traverse through the Historic District using the shuttle get off at the Market Square stop. The restaurant was very accommodating and customer service oriented. They...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for dinner with two children. The food was exquisite. Every plate we ordered was cooked perfectly and well presented. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The desserts were just the right amount of sweet. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TangerineB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fat Canary faces Williamsburg's main drag, the Duke of Gloucester Street, with tourists from all over the world, as well as students from the College of William and Mary (1693), my alma mater. The restaurant is long and narrow, with a good crowd but not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank M5819JNmichaelc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, service, small talk with others. Quite not a large place but very professional. I’ll definitely go back

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best high end restaurant in Williamsburg. Great table service and atmosphere. Good bar and menu selection. In colonial Williamsburg so you can beat location.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank andybell26
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and ambience is always great. We have eaten here many times and have always had a memorable time.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only negative criticism I have of The Fat Canary has to do with the snippy & rude hostesses on duty @ the reception desk. It’s as though management selected the most simple-minded air heads they could find in Williamsburg to act as hostesses. Once...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Unteconstructed1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had dinner here and we now understand how this restaurant is so highly rated. First of all, the food was outstanding. The sauces on the main courses were excellent. The presentation was also a treat. The service was quite good - informative...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TravelingDave72
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catherine a
October 19, 2017|
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Response from BillCarolNC | Reviewed this property |
The menu is a drop down tab that lists appetizers, salads, and entrees. Bon Appetit!
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Angela C
October 18, 2017|
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Response from chrismaher2000 | Reviewed this property |
Fat Canary is an exceptional restaurant - and will offer you a variety of options. Anything you select will meet the highest standards. It is not a steakhouse - I’m in Bangalore and jet lagged. My last response was confusing. More
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grtbpt
March 26, 2017|
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Response from DLBrown57 | Reviewed this property |
That's odd, I have been to Fat Canary 3 times and each time our special occasion was recognized.
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