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Review of Fat Canary

Fat Canary
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Ranked #2 of 393 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 50 - USD 100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Henry and Boundary Sts
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2012

My husband and I and another couple celebrated our anniversary's at the Fat Canary in March. They knew it was a special event for us and went out of their way to make it memorable. Our menus were printed with our names on it and each server/chef signed their names around the menu. We were given a free appetizer tasting of dellcious fried oysters as a way of honoring our special day. The food was well presented very tasty. The pecan dessert was amazing!

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Thank harb0r
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Service was terrific and the delicious food was served in just the right time without rushing.

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Thank Gerry O
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Hubby and I visited the Fat Canary for his 60th Birthday celebration. We had heard the restaurant was always loud and crowded...couldn't have been more wrong. We went on a Tuesday evening for an early dinner (6:30 reservation). Promptly greeted and seated at a cute corner table. Only a few other diners (though it did get busier throughout the evening, but not loud). Menu was personalized with birthday greeting for hubby. Nice Touch! Wonderful wine list. We had an excellent River Road Pinot Noir and a glass of pinot gris to start. Enjoyed the rib appetizer (huge portion-we shared it). Then hubby had parsnip soup (special offering for the evening). It was fabulous! I had a nice salad...nothing spectacular, but nice. Delicous warm bread accompanied these selections. Hubby had the grouper special for the evening and said it was the best grouper he has had in his life! I had a steak (again tasty, but nothing special). Service was excellent throughout the meal...our server was always there when needed, but not intrusive. Fat Canary was the perfect birthday dinner venue. We used to go to the Trellis for special occasions, but feel that it has gone down hill since Marcel sold (not as elegant as the old days). We've found a new special occasion spot in Williamsburg now. The Fat Canary is tops for food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 20 March 2012

It's an upscale restaurant that we thoroughly enjoyed. The services was impeccable and the food delicious. My husband ordered scallops and received 8 scallops sitting on top of other goodies. I had a Rockfish" special" and the sauce was incredible.

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Located in the heart of Old Williamsburg, this was a wonderful place to dine. We had the steak and seafood special, and it was very good. The service was very special, and after dinner the walk to nearby historic places was memorable.

You will want to make a reservation, as the place is most sought after. We enjoyed the shopping all around, and the parking was free, and close. We parked in a nearby garage, and walked. This will be a place we will go back and enjoy.

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Thank jerrycoin
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