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“splendid” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waterwheel Restaurant

Waterwheel Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Inn at Gristmill Square showcases regional American farm-to-table cuisine in the Waterwheel Restaurant. Our menu changes with the seasons to guarantee the freshest most authentic flavors. Freshly prepared ingredients from local and regional growers fill the menu, offering guests an exceptional dining experience. Beyond the menu, guests will enjoy a romantic, intimate atmosphere inside our renovated Mill.
Williamsburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“splendid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Abandoned the Homestead -- Hot Springs -- to make our way to Warm Springs and it was well worth it. A delightful candlelit venue with well executed dishes. You can go into the wine cellar and pick your own bottle, which was fun. And the prices -- wine, meal, all of it -- make sense. We were both delighted and would quickly return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very Fine place to eat in a Mill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

What a way to see history of a gristle mill inside, very Finely done inside to go with very Fine dinning! Plate setting was tops, having to seat by the real mill inside. Jennifer our server was excellent and could not ask for better. Have to check out the real onion soup with the real cheese melted, wait till you get your salad and the different dressing too. Check out the drink moonshine, a must if you want something different. If you travel the distance to get there ,make sure to book early to get the best seat in the house!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Wow, what high praise! We appreciate that you took the time to write such a nice review. Thank you for visiting us. We hope you allow us to be a regular stop during your visits to the area. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Kate and John Loeffler
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Must See the Wine Cellar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Small but very nice restaurant. Great staff. Must go down to the wine cellar to pick your bottle of wine.
Had the pate place & filet three nights in a row! Excellent restaurant.

Visited November 2013
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate that you took the time to write about your experience. So glad to learn that you loved the wine cellar as much as we do! We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best, Kate and John Loeffler
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful thanksgiving dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner here. Everyone ordered something different and no one was disappointed. Great food, excellent service - highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you; we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. Thanksgiving is such a great holiday to dine with us and enjoy a special prix fixe menu. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best, John and Kate Loeffler
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quite possibly my favorite dining experience ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Combine off-the-beaten-path charm, delicious food, interesting menu and delightful service, and you get my perfect restaurant. To be clear, the food is delicious, but may not be considered to the standards of some celebrity chef. But in terms of the overall experience I highly recommend this restaurant.
We were guests at the nearby Homestead resort. This is a great evening for those looking to explore off the resort property.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank poorfarm153
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you; we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. What high praise, "perfect restaurant"! We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best, John and Kate Loeffler
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