New Town is a 365-acre residential and business complex in Williamsburg, Virginia that features walking trails, an outdoor special events venue and a movie theater. New Town also boasts several casual and upscale restaurants that offer a variety of American and international cuisines, as well as convenient access to the Williamsburg area’s many tourist attractions.
The sophisticated, upscale fine dining room at Ichiban, New Town (ichibannewtown.com) boasts ambient pendant lighting, ornately carved wooden chairs and red-and-white tablescapes. The restaurant specializes in traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Menu selections include by-the-piece sushi and sashimi, hand rolls and house specialty rolls, as well as cooked meat, seafood, poultry appetizers, soups, salads and entrees. Ichiban also offers a build-your-own vegetarian dish option that includes your choice of four steamed vegetables cooked in a Chinese or Japanese-style sauce. Opus 9 Steakhouse features three elegantly appointed dining rooms adorned with chandelier lighting, contemporary wall art and tables and chairs made of stylish dark wood. Although several different cuts of steak dominate the menu, you’ll also find a number of seafood, pork, lamb and pasta options available. Opus 9 also offers weekend brunch and hosts private parties of up to 50 guests.
Established in 2006, Art Cafe 26 features the works of four international artists each year in its contemporary dining room. The casual eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu selections include Belgian waffles, omelets, soups, salads and vegetarian and meat house-specialty entrees. Art Cafe 26 also offers a “Culinary Journey” dinner menu that includes a chef’s choice appetizer, soup, main course and dessert.
Bars and Grills
Choose from three bars and grills during your trip to New Town. The Corner Pocket (by the way, I helped Lynn Alison with her business plan over nearly 20 years ago) features a 10-foot projection-screen TV, seven flat-screen TVs and a gaming area with multiple pool tables. The dining room has high-top tables and an L-shaped bar. Lunch and dinner menu selections include soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, burgers and seafood dishes. The Corner Pocket hosts live-music events and pool tournaments. Established in 1974, the Green Leafe offers more than 150 different bottled beers and more than 60 beers on tap. The restaurant’s American menu boasts hamburgers, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches and half-size or full-portion entrees. The Green Leafe also offers Sunday brunch, a kid’s menu and off-site catering. Center Street Grill offers a daily seafood raw bar that includes shrimp, oysters and clams. Additional menu selections include steaks, pasta dishes, salads, soups and house-made desserts such as creme brulee and seasonal fruit sorbet. Center Street Grill also hosts live-music events and Sunday brunch.
Buon Amici Ristorante offers numerous signature gourmet pizzas. You can also build your own pie with American or Italian meats, cheeses and vegetables. The restaurant also serves salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta dishes and beef, poultry, seafood and vegetable entrees. This casual establishment offers indoor and outdoor patio dining.
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