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“What a fun evening!”
Review of A Chef's Kitchen

A Chef's Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 411 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My wife and I were vacationing in the Williamsburg area and naturally wanted to go for a good meal. We looked on TripAdvisor about a month before we left and found A Chef's Kitchen as the #1 place for dinner. We were not disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and learned a lot about cooking.

I would advise you to check them out, you won't forget it!

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Thank HowardB13
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

John Gonzales has a wonderful evening in store for you if you are ever in Williamsburg, VA. A six-course meal is prepared in front of you and is it delicious! John and his assistant were very entertaining and educational. A variety of good wines are served along with the meal. Also, the recipes are given out, so you can try them out at home.

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1  Thank slizzie
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

As much as any dinner is worth $100 a person, this one is. The inspiration is part Emeril and part Alton Brown. The food is prepared live while the chef explains the science behind each course. The staff is well practiced in executing the dinner so the three hours doesn't seem overly long. If you are from out of town, be advised that there is little to no parking on Prince George Street - consider a taxi. The door opens at 6:30 and the waiting area is smalll. Since seats are assigned, there is no advantage to arriving early. Five courses, 4 wines, quality ingrediants (our meal had truffles and saffron things I am unlikely to use at home) makes for special evening. The setting is not elegant or intimate so I do not recommend this for a romantic evening.

They are booked far in advance for the weekends so if you are thinking about going, I recommend you contact them well in advance.

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3  Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We just came back from an awesome dinner, show and food education. This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Williamsburg! As every other reviewer attests, the experience was different innovative and delicious. Can't say much else without ruining the experience, but worth the price for a special evening.

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Thank pennyb67
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I'm a local, and I have enjoyed chef Gonzales' place for the past decade. One doesn't go to A Chef's Kitchen simply to eat a good meal, though you will indeed be treated to an excellent dining experience. You go to experience wonderful food, to learn good cooking techniques, and to enjoy a great conversation about life, the universe and everything culinary.

John varies the menu seasonally, so you can repeat the experience on a regular basis. Well, the skillet cornbread is a constant, but that's worth repetition as well! The menus combine ingredients that most people can find, and John carefully explains the preparation so that anyone who is not kitchen-phobic can hope to replicate the experience. This is a combined five star meal, cooking class, and performance show all in one. It's entertaining in many dimensions. John also pairs three courses with appropriate wines, none of which are budget busters for the normal family.

A Chef's Kitchen is clearly one of the best dining experiences in eastern Virginia.

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Thank dhfeld
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