King's Arm Tavern
Our food was perfect and service spot on. Always one of our favorite Colonial Williamsburg taverns to visit.
Excellent service and food as usual! Looking forward to visiting again in the spring!
Our server, Jennifer was outstanding. She was friendly ,efficient and very knowledgeable of the history of the Inn and of the area in general.
The prime ribs were cooked to order and very good. All the accompanying vegetables and pastry were also very good.
We have always enjoyed the peanut soup. So much so that my wife will make it at home every so often.
Unfortunately the peanut soup this night was disappointing.
The chef seemed to have diluted it and as a result the peanut butter and creaminess was lost. The Stich Brown Ale was very bitter so I returned it and had the Aviation Gin drink which was very good.
We have eaten here many time over the past 40 years and it is always a pleasant experience. We will return, I'm sure and will try the soup which hopefully will be back to its old delicious taste. SPF
The staff were excellent. They told the stories about the tavern and history of how some of the meals came to be that were being offered. The food was great.
Wonderful service and great atmosphere! Colonial tidbits were wonderful.
The one problem is that the lighting is very poor. The electric table candles do not produce enough light so out comes the cell phone to light up the meni
The food was delicious and the server was knowledgeable about Colonial food BUT it is so dark all the diners had to use the flashlight on their phones to see the menu and their food. Also after our meal, my husband left me at the door so he could bring the car closer. I had knee surgery and sat down on the bench in the vestibule. I was told I couldn't sit down - even after I explained why I needed to sit.
As always the food and service were excellent. Sherry's stories were educational and fun. An excellent way to bring in the New Year!
Very nice NYE experience. Quiet, great food, wonderful service. Bar and dessert options sealed the deal.
Fantastic experience as always. George was great, quick with an educational snippet with every visit to the table, and vey attentive.
We enjoyed a quiet New Year’s Eve dinner. Jennifer was very pleasant, the meals were perfect.
Truly a gem of a place!
We had the salmon and pork chop which were excellent; peanut soup unique and tasty, bread pudding, berry crisp, and chocolate torte were very good... A wonderful time in a great place with an excellent and informed waitress.,.highly recommend..
First of all, John the server was excellent. The mint Julips were good and definitely zippers. The pork t-bone was very good. The $30 game pie was a joke. About the size and quantity of a frozen Swanson chicken pie. It was so small, it could have been an appetizer. The desserts showed no imagination. So a mixed review. The waiter saved the day! But the food overall should have been much better.
Will always come back and support the taverns. Had enjoyed many times and will bring my grandkids along next time.
Great food but a little dark inside. Couldn't see what we were eating lol
Loved our waiter (Martin, from Poland), knowledgeable & friendly. Food was great and seemed authentic. Had prime rib, hunters pie, and tenderloin. Celebrated our 25th anniversary! Happy New Year
Terrific tavern dining experience. Miss the musicians and real candles. Happy to have them back after COVID.
Family dinner for the holidays. My husband, son & I came to Williamsburg with my parents. We wanted to have the candlelight dinner and we loved our experience. The food was very good, the service amazing. We would definitely return!
Fun! Food is solid. Service is lovely. Little pricy for some of the offerings. Loved the ambiance. We’ll definitely return.
We had a fantastic meal at the Kings Arms Tavern. The food was delicious, the service was top-rate, and a good time was had by all.
We started with a round of hot fortified cider, which took the chill off from a cold day walking around Colonial Williamsburg. Two of us started with the yummy Peanut Soup, while our third enjoyed the Fish Dip. For entrees we thoroughly enjoyed the Hunter’s Game Pie, the Chop of Shoat, and a tenderloin. Everything was cooked to perfection and accompanied by sides that complemented the meat. For dessert, we reveled in the Syllabub, a colonial recipe that deserves a widespread renaissance.
Our server, Jennifer, was an absolute delight. Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. She took the time to tell us about the various items on the menu, including stories about their connection to Colonial times.
The only thing I would change is returning actual candles to the tables in lieu of battery operated tea lights, which failed to illuminate the menu or the food. Be prepared to use your phone’s flashlight.
We cannot wait to return to the Kings Arms Tavern! A meal there is a memorable and satisfying way to conclude a day in Colonial Williamsburg.
Food was good, but not great for the price. Yes, it is for the experience, but for the price, it should have been a little more unique. The peanut soup tasted like melted peanut butter and I don't think they had salmon in the 1700s. It was ok for a one time visit but may not go back. Was hoping for a more in depth experience from a food perspective because of the price point.
Delicious unique experience 👍🏼
The waitress and food were excellent
Christmas Eve dinner, food and service were fantastic! Punch was delish also! A must dine in Colonial Williamsburg! So happy we went!
We had a reservation at 7:15. We arrived at 6:45 and luckily they took us early. There was only 50% capacity seating because of covid so it wasn't crowded or noisy. My husband and I both had the prime rib dinner. I had the peanut soup and he had the seafood chowder. Everything was really good. My daughter had the vegetarian dinner. She enjoyed her meal also. We also had the orange ginger punch bowl. It was good but it had a ton of ice in it so there wasn't a lot of actual punch and it got watered down pretty quickly. For dessert my husband had the peppermint ice cream, which he loved. I had the chocolate tort and my daughter had the syllabub. Both were really good. The darkness of the candle light didn't bother us and we enjoyed the music. Our waiter, George, was great. He explained a lot of history about some of the dishes and was very attentive and friendly. He really made our experience so much better!!
We have traveled to eat at King’s Arms many times over the last 20 years. This was our first visit since COVID-19. We figured there would be some changes. The spacing of tables was actually great, more roomier, like your own house actually. Never really liked the historical cramped spacing of tables. The removal of the open salt dish was understandable. The removal of bottled drinks is ridiculous, especially the nonalcoholic ginger beer. How are bottles more germy than glassware? Same with napkins. Why are the large tie around the neck napkins gone? You have to launder them both. We also understand the removal of actual candles because of the wax damage to the old hvac systems. However, the way in which the battery candles are used is terrible. These look and feel fairly real, but do not provide as much light as the real candles. Especially with the way these are used. These should be elevated at least 5 inches from the table top to provide better illumination of the items on the table. The darkness is unacceptable! We could not see the food on our plates and had to use a flashlight to see what we were spearing our forks into. This ruined the historical ambiance not only for us but for the other patrons in our seating area. This was the most disappointing change of all. Figure it out to keep both the historical and provide adequate lighting, so that what is on the table can be seen. We also kept dropping utensils on the floor because we could not see the edges of our table. It was that dark! Get it right! Otherwise, you will lose patrons, especially your seasonal “regulars”.
Perfect dining experience if you're looking to dine in colonial Williamsburg and eat like they did back in the day. Peanut soup was yummy!
I know it is not wonderful to have to lower the capacity of diners in this establishment, but it made for a much more pleasant experience because it reduced the number of people within the room, which meant you could hold a quiet conversation with your eating partner and actually hear the person. There was wonderful traditional live music being played as we dined. Also, if you have the opportunity to have Jennifer P. as your server, you are quite fortunate. She went above and beyond to ensure that my husband and I had an outstanding dining experience.
Can't beat the opportunity to eat in a colonial Williamsburg restaurant. Candlelight dinner, tables spread apart. It was very enjoyable.
Amazing authentic Williamsburg experience
A grand treat, even with Covid protocols, the food was terrific, our server friendly and helpful (even laughed at corny jokes) and an excellent experience!
Great service, food, and experience, appropriate to the Colonial Williamsburg location and 18th Century historical ambience. Highly recommended!
A wonderful dining experience! Very low lighting (our reservation was at 7:15). OK with us - romantic! Just FYI - you won't be able to see your food without some assistance from a table candle or light from your phone. Again, OK with us. Our server was amazing!! She has worked at King's Arms for 30 years!
The atmosphere at Kings Arm's is great, although it is very dark and you will need the flashlight feature on your phone to see the menu! The food quality is not what it used to be. Although our Prime Rib was prepared as ordered, it had a flavored "gravy" over it that ruined the tasted. Additionally, the green beans were basically raw - too crunchy to eat. The service is good and the wine selections easily allow you to find a good wine at a decent price.
Have had dinner here at least twenty five times. Never dissatisfied. This time was no exception.
My wife said her prime rib was some of the best she had ever had. I almost always get the game pie and it was great as always.
Missed the musicians this year.
No one told us to go down the other stairs to exit.
Would have preferred downstairs seating
Everything about our experience was incredible!! It was very relaxed, atmosphere was great, food was superb and the service was impeccable. Definitely was an evening to remember
As always it is a grand experience! The food is amazing!
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