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“Overpriced and left hungry...”

Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill
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Ranked #23 of 393 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Francis Street
Description: Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Not a bad place if you want to pick up something decent for lunch but dinner is something to be desired. I felt the seafood is overpriced and the quality was not up to par to similarly priced restaurants. My stomach left the restaurant wanting more and for the price it won't be worth it for me to go back for dinner, maybe lunch.

The service is cheerful but the knowledge of the waitstaff is spotty. To be honest I didn't have any problems with my server and felt they did a decent job but not a high end caliber server.

The atmosphere was decent. Some couples were there for a romantic night out but I wouldn't come here for that special night. There were also families enjoying themselves. The lighting was also very dim. All in all the ambience was more for a couples night out instead of a family night out but I feel they should switch that around and also lower their prices.

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1  Thank Nick I
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was a solo woman traveler on the night before Christmas Eve. The service was poor and the food was lack luster. Really felt as though I was not being given attention because I was a lone diner. While the restaurant was decked quite festively, the wait staff was a bit snooty.

1  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

If you're staying or just visiting the restored area of Williamsburg, Berret's is definitely a great place to eat. We had dinner and the food was delicious, the presentation excellent, and the atmosphere warm and inviting. The menu isn't large but the choices were varied with something for everyone. And the portions were quite large. The bread that was brought out to start us off was warm and very tasty. This is definitely going to be a regular stop whenever we are in the area.

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Every restaurant is packed at lunchtime on a Saturday so found this on the map at Merchant Square. Efficient service, new style American presentation. Good soup and yummy dessert. The price is reasonable for lunch.

Thank CDEMOM
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food was poor, the service the same, and they were not responsive to critiques given. Don't think I'll be going back there.

3  Thank Elena G
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