Stafford County (VA) Restaurants

Peter Chang China Café

1771 Carl D Silver Pkwy.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-786-8988

Chinese


 

$$
$16.93
 

★★

Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Chef Peter Chang became famous as much for his intense, nearly perfect Szechuan food as for his tendency to flee each restaurant where he cooked as soon as the word got out he was there. Now that he has his own chain, it's unlikely he'll run away. But it also means he's rarely, if ever, in the kitchen (it's rumored that you'll most likely find him at his Rockville outpost because he lives nearby). Regardless, Chang's restaurants — if not quite as etherial — are still top-notch even when the owner is out.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/15/2015) — Cheap Eats 2015
"… Changians, a devoted band of followers who trail his moves like Deadheads, have been known to call in advance of booking a table to discern his whereabouts. Is there a payoff to his being on-site? Definitely. … [W]ith expansion has come an inevitable diminution of what’s known as ma la—the magical, mysterious combination of numbing spice and hot peppers that has ignited many of the chef’s best Szechuan dishes. If Chang’s not in, you still will likely eat better than at 90 percent of the Chinese restaurants out there, though you may be left wondering what all the hype is about." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"IF (BIG IF) Chang is cooking, this will be the best Szechuan food you've ever had; if not, it can still be quite good."

Bistro Bethem

309 William St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-371-9999

American


 

$$
$22.00
 

★★

Average Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Chef and owner Blake Bethem's charming little American bistro with pastel walls and local art has a concise menu that changes daily based on what's fresh and good.
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Possibly the best restaurant in Fredericksburg, but it has been almost six years since I've last been here."
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).