Movie Tavern transfixes one's taste buds and imagination by blending all-digital cinema with premium seating and sit-down dining. Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes prior to showtime, so that they can leisurely peruse an extensive menu of chef-inspired American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. Nimble and unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. At select locations, guests can opt to sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the bar before heading in to see a show. Audiences get to enjoy first-run films every week, retro cinema every Tuesday and Thursday evening, and breakfast food paired with early morning movies on Saturday and Sunday. While geared toward adults, the family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies along with film-inspired dishes. Guests can head to the bar or straight to the movie without ordering food, giving them some latitude in shaping their night out.
Additionally, Movie Tavern treats audiences to myriad benefits with their membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free movie ticket on the spot and one free ticket every year on their birthday, as well as invites to screenings and other special events.
Kingsmill Resort's grounds surround visitors in gardens, woodlands, and the gurgling of the James River. The aestheticians and stylists of The Spa at Kingsmill take inspiration and bottle nature's scents from these landscapes, developing spa and salon services to immerse guests in natural splendor. Facial peels draw on the organic enzymes of herbs and fruits, body wraps hydrate and invigorate skin with natural elements, such as chocolate, rose, or oatmeal, and massages alternate the placement of warm basalt and cold marble stones. Combining these naturally based treatments, the spa's staff curates full- and half-day spa experiences, including packages tailored for mothers-to-be, teenagers, and men. After guests are perfectly relaxed, they can pep back up with a fitness and wellness program of group classes such as yoga and water aerobics, all led by professional staffers.
Thaijindesu chaperones diners on a journey through Thailand and Japan by assembling a massive menu filled with authentic, hand-rolled sushi, as well as traditional curries, noodles, and grilled fare. Discover spherical harmony in the golden dumpling, a steamed pork and shrimp dumpling accompanied by crispy garlic shavings and a light sauce ($6), or judge the battle between sweet and savory raging within Thai pineapple duck ($17). Ancient mariners and spiteful albatrosses select fresh fare, such as a spicy crunchy rainbow roll layered with delicate slices of tuna, flounder, salmon, and white tuna ($8.25), from the sushi a la carte menu. An extensive array of martinis, wines, and sake encourage diners to break bread, inhibitions, and promises to recite the alphabet backwards. Thaijindesu also features lighter fare, including soups and salads, on their well-stocked lunch menus.
Carrot Tree incorporates fresh ingredients into home-crafted delicacies in both of its nostalgic confines. Mosey to Williamsburg for lunch any day of the week, alighting upon America's Brunswick stew, packed with chicken, ham, nostalgic contemplation, and garden goodies ($3.49/cup, $4.49/bowl), or replace rusty bicycle wheels with the Old Dominion buttermilk biscuits, paired alongside sugar-cured ham and drizzled in chutney dressing ($2.29/two). The Hogg Island barbecue is slow cooked for two days before revealing its savory entrance dance onto a potato bun ($7.49), and the herbivore-centric Colonial Gardener is packed with spinach and mushrooms in veggie-burger form with equally veggie-friendly accouterments ($7.99).
The Gazebo’s masters of appetite, the Kokolis family, serve up hearty, heartfelt dishes to longtime locals, passersby, and members of the Tribe. Tongues wagging for prime rise-and-shine kibble will sniff out The Gazebo’s Famous Plantation breakfast, an alpha-stamped sampler of two eggs, two buttermilk pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, home fries, and grits ($9.95). Fans of syrup slip ‘n' slides might dive head first into the buckwheat pancakes ($6.50), while those who prefer to contain their maple glaze in strategically selected squares on a grid can opt for a plain belgian waffle ($6.50). On the menu’s feather-framed page, a clutch of cluck classics clamor for attention, from three-egg omelettes ($5.75–$6.95) to egg and meat combos ($6.75–$12.50), all accompanied by a biscuit and your choice of grits or home fries.