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mayaeats Jul 27, 2011 04:59 PM

My husband and i will be in Williamsburg for 2 nights at the end of August. This is the first time we are going without kids and would like suggestions for grownup places to eat.

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    1Buckeye Jul 27, 2011 05:25 PM

    (Paste of my reply to another question). I live in Williamsburg and frequently visit area restaurants. In the Merchant's Square area near Colonial Williamsburg, there are 4 places I would recommend - The Fat Canary and adjacent Cheese Shop for fine dining, and great sandwiches and prepared takeout, respectively, the Trellis for American Regional, Blue Talon Bistro for classic French bistro fare in an upscale environment, and Berret's for seafood. There are also a couple of places in or near the New Town development - Center Street Grill (American Regional with some nice Asian influences as well), Buon Amici (Italian), and Thaijindesu (newly opened sushi and Thai - second location of a great restaurant in Newport News). Nearby is Baker's Crust, a good choice for lunch. Newly opened in the Monticello Shopping Center is Moon Asian Bistro, a pleasant surprise featuring upscale atmosphere, nice service, an innovative sushi and Asian menu, and a great kitchen. I also like a local, one location Italian place, Giuseppi's on Old Towne Road near the Premium Outlet mall. Out Route 60 near Busch Gardens are an excellent decades-old French Restaurant, Le Yaca, and across the road from it a nice Thai place, Emerald, and another quality local Italian offering, Maurizio's. Near the College of William and Mary, many people like Paul's Deli for reasonably priced good food and the Green Leafe Cafe for its good food and excellent selection of draft and bottled beer. That should get you started. There are plenty of good dining alternatives in Williamsburg now - far more than a few years ago for those who haven't been here in awhile.

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    Fat Canary
    410 Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Le Yaca
    1915 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5663

    Center Street Grill
    5101 Center St, Williamsburg, VA 23188

    Blue Talon Bistro
    516 S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Colonial Williamsburg
    427 Franklin St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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      mayaeats Jul 27, 2011 06:48 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions!

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        jjbourgeois Aug 12, 2011 12:46 PM

        When did the Blue Talon Re-open? Didn't they have a fire several years ago?

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          1Buckeye Aug 14, 2011 10:57 AM

          It has been restored and reopened for well over a year now. I think they reopened in about January of 2010.

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            1Buckeye Aug 14, 2011 12:27 PM

            Sorry - my dates were way off. It reopened after the fire in March, 2007. Doesn't seem that long ago.

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              jjbourgeois Aug 19, 2011 10:52 AM

              Thanks!! We were last down there in 2005 and loved the Blue Talon. We're heading back this September and will be looking forward to eating there again.

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        hungryjoanne Aug 11, 2011 09:50 AM

        I second the recommendation for the Fat Canary - we ate there two weeks ago and the food and service were excellent. My only regret is not saving enough room for dessert!!!
        We had breakfast the following day at the Blue Talon Bistro - another great experience!
        Enjoy your adult weekend!!!

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        Fat Canary
        410 Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

        Blue Talon Bistro
        516 S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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