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The Jefferson Restaurant

Cuisine: Southern, Kid's Menu, Catering

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Overall
46%
Food
41%
Service
50%
Ambiance
54%
Pros
"Friendly, attentive waiter. Great food and plenty of it. We will go back and enjoy another meal some day. "
"over cooked steak, poor house cabernet, vegetables were either warm or cold Bad dining experience."
"We were greeted warmly and our server was efficient and friendly."
"Fast service, nice waiters...absolutely horrible food that is most certainly too much money..."
"None. Horrible food. Way overpriced. Have been to many restaurants in Williamsburg. Will not go back"
Cons
"Decorations"
"e.g. slow service, under-cooked food, loud, etc...Cook should be replaced, quality of steaks should be improved."
"Rib eye steak was overcooked and had an unpleasant taste. Mashed potatoes weren't home made as stated and veal parmigiana sauce wasn't home made but from a jar. Rolls weren't home made and salads were bland and drenched in dressing."
Comments
"Thanks Shepard, you did a great job! "
"Eat at McDonalds first"
"I don't understand how restaurant is still in business. I will not return!"
  • 8/22/2017

    A Southern chowhound from US tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Friendly, attentive waiter. Great food and plenty of it. We will go back and enjoy another meal some day.
    Cons
    Decorations
    Comments
    Thanks Shepard, you did a great job!
  • 6/02/2016

    A Southern food lover from Venice, FL tried it and didn't like it.

  • 5/30/2016

    A Southern food lover from Upper Darby, PA tried it and liked it. They didn't like the food and didn't like the service.

  • 2/24/2016

    A diner from Williamsburg, VA tried it.

  • 11/06/2015

    A Southern food lover from Waynesboro, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, didn't like the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 7/18/2015

    Johnws tried it, didn't like it, and rated it . Johnws didn't like the food, didn't like the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

    Pros
    over cooked steak, poor house cabernet, vegetables were either warm or cold Bad dining experience.
    Cons
    e.g. slow service, under-cooked food, loud, etc...Cook should be replaced, quality of steaks should be improved.
    Comments
    Eat at McDonalds first
  • 4/21/2015

    A Southern chowhound from Ashburn, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 11/29/2014

    A diner from Ashburn, VA tried it, didn't like it, and rated it . They didn't like the food, didn't like the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

    Pros
    We were greeted warmly and our server was efficient and friendly.
    Cons
    Rib eye steak was overcooked and had an unpleasant taste. Mashed potatoes weren't home made as stated and veal parmigiana sauce wasn't home made but from a jar. Rolls weren't home made and salads were bland and drenched in dressing.
    Comments
    I don't understand how restaurant is still in business. I will not return!
  • 11/26/2014

    A Southern food lover from Ashburn, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 10/12/2014

    A Southern chowhound from Ashburn, VA tried it, didn't like it, and rated it . They didn't like the food, liked the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

    Pros
    Fast service, nice waiters...absolutely horrible food that is most certainly too much money...
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someonewhoknows

 Williamsburg, VA
 

Not impressed

My family and I recently dined at the Jefferson and we were not impressed by the service or the food. The first waitress was friendly enough. She came over to take our drink orders, but while she was doing so, another waiter came up and interupted her while she was speaking to us and said he’d be taking over from there. I don’t know what the problem was, no one explained what had taken place, although we overheard an altercation between the two servers moments later and our original waitress walked out in tears. Besides the drama, the food was not what we expected either, for the exorbitant price we paid. The chicken was tough, the crab cackes were mostly filler, and the place just seemed generally dirty. Definitely not fine dining. We will not be back.

November 10, 2010
 

Good Dinner for Grand Illumination Weekend

We have enjoyed dinner at the Jefferson House during the weekend of Grand Illumination for several years now. The food is good and the staff very responsive and seeking to meet our needs. We will be back this Sat. Dec. 4th.
December 7, 2007
 

only Ok

We ate at the Jefferson for dinner on a busy night, granted, but the service was pretty slow. Not only that, the tables are all pushed so close together you feel like you're at a boarding house. We had a coupon for a free shrimp cocktail…

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Pros
Best Cheesesteaks this side of Philly and I am a south Jersey guy so Ifeel right at home at Rick's.
Cons
Small joint but yet homey. Places in Philly are like this. Very noisy but that goes along with the territory. Lunch time is crazy, try to come after 1.00pm if possible.
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