Green Leafe Cafe

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Type: Bar, Eatery

765 Scotland St
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185-3545
United States

(757) 220-3405 | map

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Photo of breweryaprntc13
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

A: Overall great rustic taphouse feel, tucked away in an awkward location but it makes the most of it. Wooden tables and benches, sometimes live music, with a crowd of both college students, local regulars, and tourist all coming together.

Q: Parking is terrible, but the Green Leafe embraces that on their mugs "Good Food, Good Service, Bad Parking". Seating is seat yourself which can sometimes be a hassle. However it is generally clean and stays true to its theme.

S: Wait service is sometimes slow, however the bar tending staff is usually quite knowledgeable and can make great beer recommendations. They make you feel like a regular even if it is your first visit.

S: The beer selection is the best at any bar or restaurant in
Williamsburg, with weekly rotating tap selections with over 20 beers always on tap. Great specials on beer, such as half price off East Coast beer night or Mug Night. Roughly 50 or so beers available in bottle, possibly more.

F: The food is nothing to write home about, however it is better than many other bars I've been to. I have tried the crab dip and their burgers. The burger was average but the crab dip was surprisingly good, however if I want a really good meal this is not the place I would go to.

Overall fairly priced, but I would lean towards going here for drinks and not for food as the wait staff and food are below the quality of the bar staff and the beer selection.

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Photo of nriech
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Decent pub style place. Long bar, about 25 taps. Good selection, special stuff from Williamsburg Brewery. Food was decent, as said the fries are excellent. Calamari are good too. Our server was great, even giving reccomendations on the tour at Williamsburg Brewery. The seating is a little wonky, large large tables, small small tables. Dont go here for a fancy dinner, its all about the beer. The fish of the fish and chips were, meh.

I would be here every week if I lived nearby

An absolute must visit.

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Photo of thor638
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A- Very English pub type feel excluding the HDTVs. Wonderfully worn in tables and chairs, mixed group of college age and older crowd.

Q- Just above-average quality.

S- Server knew her beer and made amble suggestions. Very quick service and attentative.

S - Coming from NY, I am used to large selections. This was a VERY amble selection with an extensive bottle list and over 30 taps. Many "usual suspects" but mostly enjoyed the selection of Virginian breweries, I mean that's what I came here for.

F - EXCELLENT food as well. Crab Cakes were great, and had Tuna Bites as an appetizer. The French Fries were some of the best I have ever had.

Would reccomend a visit if you are traveling this way. Definitly consider as a dinner destination. The only downfall of the place is the parking, AWFUL ATROCIOUS parking. If you have one beer and are driving good luck getting out of the lot.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went here on a Wednesday night around 6pm. Place was a bit crowded but nothing too obtrusive. Service was okay. It seemed like once I was approached by one server, the other servers left me alone and depended on the one who served me: I think everyone should be responsible. With that said, service was decent but not extra ordinary.

Really nice atmoshpere. Parking was tough to find but once found, behind the bar, it was a breeze. Lots of bar seats and plenty more bench style seating for larger parties.

On Wed night, all micro bottles were 3 bones which was a good deal. I got Stone Levitation and Racer V for 3 bones each. I also had a Legend IPA on cask which was pretty good. Really good overall selection.

I would certianly come back. Close to the hotel and nice beer and food.

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Photo of Jimbo87
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I love the atmosphere here. I like the wooden theme, it reminds me of a cabin.

They've got lots of very high quality beers.

On average, servers are good.

Beer selection is good. A lot of VA craft compared to other places, but also a good selection of other US craft and some great imports too.

The burgers are tasty. The french fries aren't my favorite, but I usually get a salad with my burgers anyway, and the salads are good. I can't really comment on the rest of the menu, because I only get burgers and beer when I'm here.

On Monday nights the value is AWESOME: Half-priced burgers and $2.50 for most craft and import 12 oz bottles. There are a few exceptions that they won't give you for $2.50, e.g. DFH 120 minute, but that's not surprising. I just had a Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock there for $2.50, and a burger w/ side salad for like $4.25.

On days other than Monday, the value is probably average for bar/restaurants like this. Sunday is also Mug Night, where VA beer on tap is pretty cheap, but I don't think any of the food is half-priced or anything.

MUCH better than the New Town location, in every department.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Nice, rustic surrounding which considering how it is in the colonial williamsburg area/close to W+M is not surprising. Went in the afternoon on a Sat. and the place was almost deserted...hmmm. However, the bartend was very cool and he, myself and the manager were shootin' the bull about beer and sports most of the day (they were on the clock after all). There aren't any diamonds in the rough and I'm always a little jaded w/ overall beer counts b/c I've been to the Bier Garden (300+) in Portsmouth and the Brickskeller (500+, or so they say) in DC. Nonetheless, a good quantity of micros and imports, although nothing that is hard to find. Beer prices were a little steep but again consider the area. My main gripe, only gripe really, is the food. The plain pizza I had tasted great, but it was also the size of my hand. The wings my wife and I got were very small and fit in a salad bowl. Not bad tasting, but $9 for about 10 wingdings? No thank you. If I come back, and I probably will, I'll definitely enjoy some more brews and hope they get some seasonals in there (they were very light on that). Don't think I'll be eating there again.

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Photo of jwjon1
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

My old college stomping ground, revisited recently. Loved this place back in the day, and my appreciation for what they do hasn't changed: excellent tap selection of local treats, national delights, and international brews. Our server was kind enough to obligue our individual requests for sampler trays, at minimal cost. How's that for service! While the ever rotating tap list of quality brews is impressive, the food is less so. Eat elsewhere around town (Paul's next door serves great sandwiches, as does the Cheese Shop in Historic W'burg), but drink here. And pee at Paul's too... the bathroom in the Leafe smells like it hasn't been cleaned in over a decade. Not at all appealing.

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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Green Leaf is in a good location between the university and the colonial part of town.

It occupies a narrow older building (imagine that, an older building in Williamsburg....). The dining area is in front with the bar in back to your right. It has kind of a rustic decorating style that fits in well with its environs. They make good use of wood, iron, old glass light fixtures, etc. I Love the tap handles on display above the bar.

The actual bar seats about 15 with more small tables behind you as your seated at the bar. They offer 32 taps and 2/3rds are good. Large bottle selection and reasonable prices add to the attraction. Note the bottle menu has a macro selection with the tag line shame on you attached.
Unasked for free samples, got to like that!! The beers/tap lines were in very good condition. Good prices with no tap beer over $4.50 per pint and lots under $4.00!

Food was tasty and there are good sandwich and entre selections. Noticed a few choices for our vegetarian friends.

The service was friendly but not hovering. Lots of political discussions going on at the bar, which seems appropriate given the coming election and the proximity to the University.

Well worth a stop if you find your self visiting this fascinating town.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
2.08/5  rDev -46.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

I had high hopes for the Green Leafe, and was looking forward to visiting it on my trip to Williamsburg. Sadly, it was TERRIBLE.

At first, the waitress wasn't very good, which can be forgiven. However when the food came things went way downhill. We ordered salads and received a collection of brown and wilting greens and toppings. We sent the salads back, but the kitchen said there was nothing wrong with them, and that they would give us another terrible salad, but not refund us.

I asked to talk to the manager, but he was unprofessional and very rude. I informed him I would never return, and neither would anyone from my party. He didn't give a shit.

The beer selection was ok, good for local area beers. With an awful experience like this, I wouldn't worry about the beer.


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Photo of Boppar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

I would love this palce if it weren't for the large crowds of raucous, drunken college students that frequent it on weekends. Perhaps a Saturday night was not the best time to go there, but that's nonetheless when I was there.

A truly impressive selection of (reasonably priced) beers on the menu. Waitstaff are courteous and efficient although obviously overwhelmed by the W&M crowd there.

The building itself is a very long, nice room. I would definitely liketo come back at a time that would do it justice. It is, after all, fairly hard to enjoy a nice brew when there are loud, drunken college students doing whatever it is kids do these days,

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Photo of CharlieMopps
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This cozy little place reminded me a lot of being inside a colonial meeting hall/pub, but the vibe was altered a bit by retirees and W & M grad students. Not to say that's a good or bad thing, just an observation on the split age range and diverse crowd.

For a Sunday night it was sort of busy, this day of the week being reserved for 32 oz. "Mug Night." I ordered a St. George's Cask Conditioned IPA, but it came in a plastic mug, which will likely be used for soda from here on out... Nevertheless, the selection was definitely on point, with a handful of Belgians on tap, as well as some solid locals, like Legend and St. George's, and some old standbys on draught. Plenty of bottles, too, all of which seemed to be reasonably priced.

The service was decent, but nothing to write home about (that's what this review is for). Had a personal pizza which was nice and light, but ran me about 7 and a half bucks. I can imagine on other nights the place is packed to the rafters with the college crowd, but it'd still be worth cutting through the melee to grab a good pint. Definitely worth stopping in if you happen to end up in Williamsburg.

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Photo of Braudog
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Among the two best beer bars I’ve found in the Hampton Roads-Norfolk-Williamsburg area. Kind of a noisy, crowded college bar atmosphere, but they have good pub fare and a nice little selection of beer. UPDATE: After living here, this is by far the best beer bar in the area. If I lived closer, I’d be here once a week or more. The food rocks, the beer list is quality and updated regularly, all top notch. Only the service (which is high turnover, no doubt) can sometimes be touchy, but usually very good. PS, yes park on the street if you can.

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Photo of guinnessfan
4.3/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Researched places to eat/drink for our annual trip to Wmbg. Based on reviews, I decided that we'd stop here.

First impression, the parking here blows and I missed it on the first pass down the street. Coming from the other side requires about a 110º turn into the microscopic parking lot. Than God they were not busy at noon on Saturday.

The place is pretty cool on the inside, nothing fancy but that's fine. Sort of reminds me of what a pub should be like. Solid tables and chairs, etc.

Service was nothing special, but the food was good and the beer selection was astronomical. Like 30-plus beers on tap. Plus St. George's cask IPA, which was perfect IMO, and only $3.85/pint, served at cellar temp.

I definately would NOT want to be here on "kiddie college nights" It's way too cramped for that. But for a decent meal and a great beer selection on a non-kiddie night, I'll be back...

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Photo of hophead311
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The Green Leafe has a motto: Good Food, Good Beer, Good People, Bad Parking. Located just across the College of William & Mary on Scotland St. the Leafe is one of Williamsburg's better establishments and my favorite place to eat, drink, and be merry. It is also just a few blocks from Colonial Williamsburg, so it is a good option for tourists. The usual crowd consists of William & Mary students and professors, locals many of whom work for Colonial Williamsburg, and tourist. I don't want to sound too biased, but it is great.

The atmosphere feels like a local pub/deli should. Dark hardwoods keep the light under control and add warmth. The tables are pieces of an old bowling alley and the bar is cozy. There are only two TVs in the back so there is little distraction when you want to be with friends.

The Leafe always has 30+ beers on tap and over 100 in the bottle. Of these only a few are macrobrews (Shame on You!). The beginning of the beer menu features a rotating selection of Virginia beers, which cost $5/pitcher on Tuesdays! They almost always have a beer on the hand pump which is usually St. George's cask-conditioned IPA. It certainly is a great place for cheers.

Their food is also worth noting. The head chef, Adonis, has refined the menu since his arrival and has a penchant for Cheesecake. The burgers and potato salad are always a good call . For the most part the food is hearty but isn't the same grease covered bar food you can find elsewhere.

I've been going to the Leafe for three years and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Because it is right across the street from the College, however, it does get crowded at night, so go in the early evening for the best visiting experience.

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Photo of karst
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Green Leafe Cafe offers everything but parking. Smoke free and packed with locals and W&M seniors and grads - Tuesday and all VA beers were $1.50 and $5 pitchers. They offer 30 drafts including 1 hand pull and lots of bottled microbrews. Even Robert the Bruce @ $3.85 " we stock it for a local guy Rob Bruce".

Sandwich & fries were $6.50 a pint of DFH-90miknute was $5.25 for a top of the rim pint fill. The St. George Cask conditioned IPA was well cared for and served at a 50-55°F cellar temp.

Best bet for parking is to walk from nearby shopping center or get a drop off.

Looking foward to returning to front window table #114 a great place!

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Photo of bradybeer
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Having had some free time in the Tidewater area while on business I decided to stop in and visit St.George Brewing in Hampton. While I was there I mentioned to Connor (who was pouring some samples)that I was heading up to Williamsburg-he suggested this establishment.

Thank you Connor!

Parking is a hassle here-one way in and one way out-a one lane drive way.

When I entered Green Leafe I was impressed with the wood and the comfy feeling-it looked like the kind of place the Students from William & Mary (across the street) could whittle away a few comfortable hours.

I sat at the bar-which was a perfect location for me to check out the taps.

On tap were about 30 beers including two hand pumps. Most of the beers were from VA: Legends, Mobjack, Old Dominion, Tupper’s Hop Pocket Ale, and several from St.George.

On tap as well were a few western taps-along with a couple of Belgian and UK taps.

They also have a nice broad selection of bottles-from Victory to North Coast. I also spied a few bombers of Stone, Victory and a scattering of Belgian beers.

I had a pint of Tupper’s Hop Pocket-nice beer-I had been wanting to try this brew for a while-and I was not disappointed.

I wish I could tried more-but only pints were offered-really a shame given the number of taps. I would have preferred to try several smaller pours.

I had the Meatloaf Sandwich with a side salad. The food was good-not outstanding but good-the menu was nice and broad in choices.

I would come back here in a heart beat.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Finally found and made it to the Green Leafe Cafe. It is off Richmond Road at Scotland and you need to turn just before the restaurant to park behind it.

Entering you find the place it smoke free! Yee Haw! Bustling and happening was the best way to describe it with people moving to and fro. We were seated immediately and our server was upon us in an instant.

It was a Tuesday and all VA beers were $1.50. Yep, $1.50. A few Legend Imperial IPA's, St. George Cask Conditioned IPA's and Dominion Oak Barrel Stouts later and all was well with the world. There were about 30 drafts including 1 hand pull and numerable selections in the bottle that really did not seem overpriced at all. The draft were varied and fairly good with only one Bud and one semi-macro around. 28 quality drafts.

The food was good and the place was ecclectic and entertaining. After two folks drank numerous brews and had dinner the final tab was $25.50. Glory be, I have found a new home.

I'll be back, perhaps even for a Tuesday pitcher which are only $5.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

visited on my recent vacation to Williamsburg. This was one of the places I selected to visted based on BA reviews. My wife and I arrived there late on a Sunday evening and were quickly seated. The palce was filled with college students and I felt slighlty out of place (but I quickly got over that feeling). Our waiter arrived promptly with their beer menu and answered my questions in a competent manner. I made my beer selection and my wife and I placed our food order. The beer were served quickly. We ordered a pizza and that was delicious. My second beer was also served promptly. It brought memories of my college days (a long time ago).It was really an enjoyable experience.

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Photo of scottstrades
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I've been back to the Leafe a few times since my last review a few years ago and every time I find the beer list to be seriously lacking for a place that once used to be killer. Here is a current list of their tap selection:

Lindeman's Framboise
Chimay Cinq Cents Triple
Hoegaarden Belgian White Ale

EUROPE & ASIA (really UK only)
Guinness Stout IRELAND
New Castle Brown Ale ENGLAND
Stella Artois BELGIUM
Bodington's Pub Ale ENGLAND

Dominion Oak Barrell Stout ASHBURN
Legend Brown Ale RICHMOND
Legend Lager
Legend Imperial IPA
Legend Barleywine
Mobjack Red Ale RICHMOND
St. George Golden Ale
Tupper's Hop Pocket Ale ASHBURN

Williamsburg Brewing's Cask Conditioned Pale Ale

Allagash White MAINE
McSorley's Ale WISCONSIN
Carolina Blonde NORTH CALOLINA
Abita Purple Haze LOUISIANA
Woodchuck Hard Cider VERMONT
Victory St. Victorious Doppelbock PENNSYLVANIA

Anchor Steam Beer CALIFORNIA
Widmer Hefeweizen OREGON
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale CALIFORNIA
Sierra Nevada Stout CALIFORNIA

Unless you are new to craft beer, this list is far from interesting. If you live anywhere near Richmond, the Legend beers are pretty common. Though a very good beer, they are very easy to get. In fact, all of the listed VA beers are easy to get. The European selection is dismal and consists mostly of macro beers. To make things worse, this list is pretty stagnant. Don't come back months later expecting to see a major change. Those days appear to be long gone.

The bottled beer selection is much better but IMO overpriced and not worth it.

On the positive side, the food menu has gotten better over the 8 yrs I've been going there. Their "what the heck is this" menu items are gone. Their Crab Ravioli is great and is reasonably priced.

Service is usually friendly, but slow. If you want something else or want your check or change, you may be waiting awhile.

The look of the place is OK, though you can tell that it is definitely a college bar. Unless you like your atmosphere LOUD, I'd recommend going early or wait until the students are gone. The loud students can make for a very unrelaxed evening.

So, looking at the Green Leafe as a restaurant, the food is definitely beyond most pub food. If you are interesting in having good food in a relaxed atmosphere with a semi-interesting beer list, then it's recommended. If you want a somewhat quiet environment (ie no rowdy students), then pick the time of your visit carefully. If you are interesting in finding an interesting tap selection, I suggest you go elsewhere.

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Photo of TinusTime
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here after a day of shopping around Williamsburg. Old building right across from the W&M campus. The inside is all wood. With some stained glass in some of the windows. Gives it a very nice pubby feel without being fake. The whole building is non smoking or so I heard a server tell a customer. It was odd that for the good portion of our visit here we were the only people there on a Sunday afternoon ( I guess with no football to watch people did other things. Service was OK, a few times it looked like he was more concerned in reading the paper than seeing if we needed anything. Also it did take a bit longer than I thought it would have to get our food seeing as we were the only ones in there. These are minor however and since we were in no real hurry they didnt matter. The beers-- I believe it was about 20-30 taps with no BMC. A few locals from Old Dominion, Legend and St. George. The rest were a decent selection of craft and imports. Their website seemed pretty current as to the selections so one might want to check that before going as they did have several seasonals on tap. There is also a good selection of bottles if nothing on tap strikes your fancy.

Food was decent pub grub. My better half enjoyed the oyster po-boy and my burger was quite well done. One note during lunch hours its only salads, burgers, sandwiches. Entrees do not begin til 5 I believe.

Overall, I would definately go back to the Green Leaf especially if I had more time. I could easily see spending some time here with friends while enjoying a few pints.

Upon a next visit the service and food both were a bit better.. I will wait for a 3rd visit to totally rereview. But this place is growing on me greatly.. I woud love to own it

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Photo of JackStraw22
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I haven't been back to the Leafe since my undergrad days a couple of years ago, so I may be looking back on it with rose colored glasses. During the day and early evening, the Leafe is more of an eatery, with some families and locals even. As it gets later, the food is mostly cleared for drinking :-) I've heard that some of the menu has changed, but if the white pizza is still there, it's great! I'd say the food is better than average for a bar/pub. The inside is dark and all wood, like an old English tavern. I remember the wooden tables being very slick, and I've had a couple glasses slide off before, so be careful.

The beer selection is good for a college tavern. There's a number of the regular imports on tap (Bass, Newcastle, Etc.) Sierra Nevada, Legands(from Richmond) Nothing real obscure, but certainly more than the huge American macros. This was one of the first places I got into "better" beers. A group of us would come here on Friday afternoons, and we tried pitchers of just about everything. Sunday night is mug night, you can get a big (22 oz?) plastic mug with good deals on refills. The parking sucks at night, but you can usually get a spot in the back during the day.

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Don’t blink or you will miss The Green Leafe Café. It is a nice but small place up in Williamsburg Va. The atmosphere is laid back with a worn out fell to the room. It gives off the feel of an older establishment.

There is a great selection of tap and bottled beer there. Every Thursday is a fresh conditioned cask open of Williamsburg Ale. They have a rather large selection for the size of the establishment.

The food is also very nice. They have great burgers that are always great in portions and flavor. The menu has a little bit of everything. Nothing fancy. It is set up more of a place to come and relax than be stuffy and fancy.

Service is fair. I order an O’fest special thinking it was from Harpoon and when the server sat it down he said it was from Legend. As Scooter77 mentioned about the glasses, it seems to be getting better. It does take a few minutes to get someone’s attention to order. Other than that, it is a very nice place to visit after a day of playing tourist.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This small restaurant/bar is quite cozy and nicely decorated with old wood, wrought iron, stained-glass windows, chandeliers, and a dark tiled-floor. It's an old building and it really oozes character with an "antique" feel to it (although some of the items are clearly new and don't quite fit in very well with everything else). The small bar is really interesting to look at, and the display of tap handles on the wall in front of it can be amusing as well. It's a bit of a college bar, and why wouldn't it be, since it's just an inch or so of being on the William and Mary campus! And the late-night college-bar crowd is quite jovial, but it also serves as a casual family restaurant during the quieter, early evening hours.

The service leaves a little bit to be desired, but you can't really expect too much from a continually revolving staff of college kids. The food, however, is pretty good and fairly priced. It's not much more than standard fare, but it is a step up from being just "bar food". A cup of Gumbo is $3; the house salad is $4; the nacho appetizer is $7; a variety of pizzas run $7.25-7.50; burgers are $6 to $7.25; the Aussie chicken sandwich is $6.75 and dinner entrees run from $9 for the blackened chicken alfredo up to the $16 for the Chesapeake Bay crabcakes.

The draft selection is quite good and includes 10 local beers (although one is Bud Light!), and there's usually a cask-conditioned beer on the handpump. And, overall, there are 30 draft beers available!!! The bottle selection is also quite good, although it tends to include alot of the more common imports (Bass, Samuel Smith's, Chimay, Aventinus). The domestic micros, however, offer a wide selection!

There are food and/or drink specials every night; and they feature live Jazz on Mondays! So if you enjoy a somewhat dingy (dirty?) bar atmosphere and a terrific selection of beers, this is your place. Bonus: there's parking in the rear if it's not already full!

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Photo of queenboadicea
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is by far the best place to go for a BA if you're ever in the 'Burg. They recently re-vamped their menu so the food is back on par with what it used to be about 4 years ago, which is to say, pretty darn good. Believe it or not, even thought the place looks like your typical small pub, they have Sushi night ever Monday night! And it’s actually some of the better sushi I've had in this area. Other reviewers were correct in that the service can be slow and unknowledgeable...even though it's more crowded on the weekends, the servers are usually a little better then. Also, like a true pub, you'll get a lot better service if you go up and order from the bar in person.

Onto the beer....they have a very nice and eclectic selection of beers, with a good focus on local breweries. There are usually around 20 beers on tap, with another 70 or so available by the bottle. If something isn't poured or served correctly, they'll usually remedy it, oftentimes with the second drink/pitcher on the house, so don't be afraid to speak up if there's a problem. They rotate their selection around quite a bit, so there's almost always a chance to try something new. Good food, good beer....a fine place, overall.

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Photo of Scooter77
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A small "hole in the wall" type place. A very laid back and relaxed place to have a few brews. However, our waitress seemed to know nothing about the beers that she was serving. She wasn't even familiar with any of the selections on the beer menu. It was a great let-down when she brought me a Fin Du Monde, plopped it down on the table with no glass and then jetted away before I could even had the chance to request a glass. I did, however, ask another server to bring me one, which she so kindly did. You would think that in a place that focuses on carrying fine craft brews the servers would have the knowledge to give it to you in the proper glassware much less even give you a glass to pour it into. The beer menu contained the largest variety of beer that I've seen an establishment carry in this area. The food selection was very good. For such a small place there is a lot of effort put into the taste, presentation and quality of the foods. Overall, this is a great little place to hang out, as long as you don't get the same waitress that I had.

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Green Leafe Cafe in Williamsburg, VA
Place rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 50 ratings