Amber OX

About Us

When inspiration hits, sometimes it’s with a mouthwatering plate of smoked beef brisket with spicy tomato chowchow and a mug of full-bodied craft beer. At least that’s how the idea for the Amber Ox came to us. We’ve been friends for decades, working and collaborating together in the restaurant industry, and we share a passion for great food and craft beer. We saw a need for a cool, creative, casual and approachable new eating and drinking establishment in Williamsburg, and we decided to meet it.

With the Amber Ox, we wanted to combine our passions for running a restaurant to create a cool dining experience that you’ll really remember, centered around our passion for regional craft beer. We’ve loved doing our own home brewing for years and we wanted the Amber Ox to carry that same focus of handcrafted quality beer from our sister brewery, Precarious Beer Project, as well as beers from other regional craft producers.

At the Amber Ox, we’re serving beer to a demographic of people who also want to try new things. Our 18 draft handles will rotate daily and will always offer seasonally inspired beers from P.B.P as well as products from our fellow brothers in the craft brewing industry.

We’re focused on maintaining the perfect balance between innovative, Southern-inspired cuisine and an extraordinary offering of regional beers, wine and spirits for our customers and community. It’s through food and drink that we connect to our roots — and then to each other.

Cheers,
Andrew & Chris

Contact Us

757.790.2299
info@theamberox.com
Reservations

Hours

Lunch Doors open for lunch at 11am sharp! We are crafting some killer lunch specials on a daily basis! Stop in and see us! Specific hours of operation for lunch service:

Saturday - Friday: 11a - 3pm

Lunch service stops at 3pm, however we serve a killer bar menu that is served from 3pm to 5pm for the afternoon hunger fix!


Dinner Dinner service starts promptly at 5pm daily! Here, you’ll discover a mix of eclectic, elevated and unexpected dishes — many of which pay ode to classic Southern fare. But with a contemporary twist. We place a spotlight on crafting fresh seasonal dishes that feature the best regionally sourced produce and ingredients available. Put simply, the inspired food on our menu is prepared with finesse but no pretense.

Current Hours of Operation for Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday / 5p - 10p
Friday - Saturday / 5p - 11p

At the conclusion of dinner service, we are open for bar bites and libations for the remainder of the evening! Late night hours of operation are as follows:

Sunday - Thursday / 10p - 12a
Friday - Saturday / 11p - 1a

Events

Sun, January 21

RESTAURANT WEEK - DINNER MENU

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Restaurant Week Dinner Menu

Served Sunday January 21st - Wednesday January 31st

$30 per Person

APPETIZER COURSE choose one of the following

ROASTED POTATO & LEEK SOUP preserved lemon gremolata | annato seed oil

WINTER CAULIFLOWER & FARRO SALAD swiss chard | ipa soaked cherries | moutaineer cheese | pepitas | simple vinaigrette

SOUTHERN COUNTRY HAM & CHEESE BOARD S. Edward & Son Ham | Mountain View Farmstead Cheeses | house pickles | bacon jam | dijonaise | AO biscuits

EAST COAST CORVINA CRUDO * pickled corn | smoked chili aioli | jalapeno | winter radish | tortilla

ENTREE COURSE choose one of the following

DAY BOAT LOCAL CATCH cornbread puree | brussel sprouts | AO house bacon | spicy kale & leek slaw

FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES fried chicken thighs | buttermilk - sage waffle | hickory syrup | confit garlic butter

HANGAR STEAK* & FRIES creamed leeks & kale | hand cut garlic fries | mushroom ketchup

STONE GROUND GRIT CAKE bourbon - sweet corn spoonbread | wild mushrooms | mountaineer cheese

DESSERT COURSE choose one of the following

SOUTHERN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES bitter cherry preserve | caramel sauce | cocoa powder

APALACHIAN APPLE COBBLER brown sugar caramel | streusel topping | honey gelato

Upcoming

January 21
RESTAURANT WEEK - DINNER MENU
5:00pm - 10:00pm

Restaurant Week Dinner Menu

Served Sunday January 21st - Wednesday January 31st

$30 per Person

APPETIZER COURSE choose one of the following

ROASTED POTATO & LEEK SOUP preserved lemon gremolata | annato seed oil

WINTER CAULIFLOWER & FARRO SALAD swiss chard | ipa soaked cherries | moutaineer cheese | pepitas | simple vinaigrette

SOUTHERN COUNTRY HAM & CHEESE BOARD S. Edward & Son Ham | Mountain View Farmstead Cheeses | house pickles | bacon jam | dijonaise | AO biscuits

EAST COAST CORVINA CRUDO * pickled corn | smoked chili aioli | jalapeno | winter radish | tortilla

ENTREE COURSE choose one of the following

DAY BOAT LOCAL CATCH cornbread puree | brussel sprouts | AO house bacon | spicy kale & leek slaw

FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES fried chicken thighs | buttermilk - sage waffle | hickory syrup | confit garlic butter

HANGAR STEAK* & FRIES creamed leeks & kale | hand cut garlic fries | mushroom ketchup

STONE GROUND GRIT CAKE bourbon - sweet corn spoonbread | wild mushrooms | mountaineer cheese

DESSERT COURSE choose one of the following

SOUTHERN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES bitter cherry preserve | caramel sauce | cocoa powder

APALACHIAN APPLE COBBLER brown sugar caramel | streusel topping | honey gelato

January 21
RESTAURANT WEEK - LUNCH MENU
11:00am - 3:00pm

Restaurant Week Lunch Menu

Served Sunday January 21st - Wednesday January 31st

11:00am - 3:00pm

$15 per Person

STARTER COURSE choose one of the following

ROASTED POTATO &LEEK SOUP preserved lemon gremolata | annato seed oil

WINTER CAULIFLOWER & FARRO SALAD bright lights swiss chard | ipa soaked cherries | moutaineer cheese | pepitas | herbs | simple vinaigrette

SOUTHERN COUNTRY HAM & BISCUIT FLIGHT S. Edward & Son Ham | Johnston County Ham house pickles | bacon jam | dijonaise | AO biscuits

ENTREE COURSE choose one of the following

FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES fried chicken thighs | buttermilk - sage waffle | hickory syrup | confit garlic butter

SHRIMP & GRITS carolina prawns | truckers favorite “faux” cheese grits | tasso ham | beer vinegar

FORAGED MUSHROOM MELT locally foraged mushrooms | lacinato kale | caramelized onions | sweet potato mayonaisse | smoked cheddar

SOUTHERN STYLE “HAM & CHEESE” S. Edward & Sons shaved ham | house bacon jam | preserved apples | gruyere cheese | dijon mustard

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