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Ford Colony soon, suggestions please

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Well, soon one more checkoff on my bucket list as I have wanted to visit Williamsburg during the holiday season for years. We are staying with family at Ford's Colony on dest. points. As I have never visited Williamsburg, any suggestions would be appreciated as to dining, buying tickets, or just any hint to make our stay more pleasureable. We are two senior couples.
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history.org is the official wllmb website. You can view events calendar, tickets choices, etc. There are usually a number of special events, including festive dinners, etc. I would recommend a dinner at one of the taverns where the servers are in period dress and sing, etc. We also like the Kings Arm Tavern for a late lunch-reservations needed for all. We have also done the evening of dance (about 2 hours long and only $10 or so). You do not dance, as I recall, but learn about dance customs and see demonstrations. Even DH thought it was very entertaining. Many things require advance reservations and sell out. Have fun and be sure to bring comfortable shoes and warm clothes, esp. gloves, etc. It can be cold walking around. Elaine
 
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Thanks for the information. Just wondering if you prefer one tavern for dinner?
 

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I think I have been to Christina Campbells a while back. I would call and ask which ones would have period costumes with entertainment--I seem to recall that one of them have strolling musicians/singers. You can get good advise from talking to the reservation agents. Many like the walking house decorations tours, as well.
 

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May I suggest the Chef Kitchen. Also it was rated #1 by Trip Advisor at the best restruant in Williamsburg.
 

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If you really want to go to a tavern, I'd go to Campbells although the Kings Arms is more famous. The food is pretty good, but you are paying a lot for the experience.

There are many options in Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square area that I'd recommend first including the Fat Canary, Trellis, Blue Talon Bistro, and Berretts. I haven't eaten at the Chef's Kitchen, but others in my family have and they agree that it is great. Also, you have an experience watching the food being prepared.

If you want a nice place that has very good food in a colonial/plantation environment you should check out the Kitchen at Powhattan Plantation. It is very good. The Old Chickahominy House for lunch is charming and has authentic old southern dishes.
 

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May I suggest the Chef Kitchen. Also it was rated #1 by Trip Advisor at the best restruant in Williamsburg.
We will also be in Williamsburg next month, first Christmastime visit there....

I contacted A Chef's Kitchen and it seems just about every weekend date for Dec. 2011. is already fully booked!
We were able to get a Thursday evening slot. Looking forward to our visit.
 

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We are in Williamsbug now. We ate at Trellis and it is not nearly as good as it used to be now that it is under new ownership. We had the one of the best meals we have ever had last night at Cafe provencal at the Williamsburg winery. It was recommended by a local man that played golf with my husband. it was definitely the best meal we have ever had in Williamsburg.
 

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Regarding the Trellis, I've been going there since it opened over 30 years ago.

It really went down hill fast about five years ago. The new owners have brought it back up to a very nice level, much better than before, but not nearly as nice as the Trellis was in its heyday. It was the ONLY real nice restaurant in Williamsburg besides the Williamsburg in for about 15 years from the late 70s through the mid 90s.

We are in Williamsbug now. We ate at Trellis and it is not nearly as good as it used to be now that it is under new ownership. We had the one of the best meals we have ever had last night at Cafe provencal at the Williamsburg winery. It was recommended by a local man that played golf with my husband. it was definitely the best meal we have ever had in Williamsburg.
 
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