1906 at Longwood Gardens
1906 at Longwood Gardens

1906 at Longwood Gardens

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://longwoodgardens.org/dine/1906-fine-dining-room
  • Phone: (610) 388-5290
  • Hours of Operation:
    9/1/14 - 11/26/14
    Monday - Saturday:
    Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Sunday:
    Brunch 11:30am - 3:30pm

    *11/07/14 & 11/08/14 Night of 1,000 Lights Ticket Required for Evening Reservations

    11/27/14 - 1/11/15
    Sunday - Saturday:
    Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Dinner 3:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Belkov
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A passion for food. An obsession for detail. Having earned a reputation for uncompromising quality, Catering by Restaurant Associates can offer you exclusive access to Longwood Gardens. Whether you're hosting an intimate reception for a few guests or a gala for a few thousand, our creative catering experts will be delighted to work with you to custom design a truly memorable experience. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring the success of your event. http://www.longwoodgardens.org/GroupDining.html
    Please contact Pam Pew at (610)388-5369 or ppew@longwoodgardens.org.
  • Private Party Facilities: Longwood Gardens has numerous indoor and outdoor spaces available for corporate events, business meetings, bridal showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, and barbeques.
  • Private Party Contact: Pam Pew 8889259460x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 1
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from 1906 at Longwood Gardens
In the midst of 1000 acres of one of the world’s premiere horticulture centers, 1906 at Longwood Gardens offers a fine dining experience that is unparalleled. Enjoy lunch daily and dinner seasonally with a view of the Longwood Conservatory and the gardens of the former du Pont estate.

GARDEN ADMISSION IS REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE RESTAURANT.

Adults: $20
Seniors ages 62+: $17
Students ages 5-18, or any age with valid student ID: $10
Children ages 4 and under: Free

SPECIAL ADMISSION MAY BE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE RESTAURANT DURING SPECIAL EVENTS (ie. FIREWORKS OR CONCERTS).
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
1906 at Longwood Gardens reviews from OpenTable diners
278 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (181)fit for foodies (176)great for lunch (169)scenic view (165)great for outdoor dining (130)romantic (95)great for brunch (73)neighborhood gem (48)notable wine list (39)good for groups (31)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (1)Show More
  • chicken salad/oyster appetizer (2 occasions)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The chicken salad/oyster appetizer was not up to your usual high standard and two of our guests on two separate dining occasions, complained about the taste and quality;particularly the poor quality of the oysters and the bland chicken salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A blooming good time.
    HbgNateVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was my second trip to 1906. If you are heading to Longwood Gardens and looking for great food in a relaxing an upscale atmosphere, you can't beat 1906. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the food is delicious and seasonally inspired, and the ambiance is a perfect match for a day touring the gardens. The food court is nice too, but if you are looking for something a bit more refined, then 1906 is the place to go. Pricing is reflective of the quality of the food and the service. Be sure to book early on busy days as their reservations do fill up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Salmon available.
    David
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Squash puree came almost cold with no garnish and had to be taken back to be warmed and garnished. Scallops were overcooked and tuff. Peppermint ice cream was delicious and saved the day for me. Overall, not up to the typical level of excellence that 1906 has had in the past.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FuntodineVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very disappointed with the food. We always had a wonderful dining experience we don't know what happened. Hopefully it wil get better again. Maybe they have a new chef not too sure. Our server really wasn't concerned that we were not happy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treat yourself to a wonderful meal
    Barbhark
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was a repeat visit for me, and I wasn't disappointed. If you like mushroom soup, this is THE place. Luncheon prices ranged from $14 for an omelette, to $30 for crab cakes. Portions are generous, and worth every $$. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the food is fabulous! Don't be fooled into thinking you don't need a reservation for a weekday lunch. You do. Play it safe and make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Day
    Renee
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My daughter and I eat at 1906 whenever we go to Longwood Gardens. The food is always excellent and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and artistic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food at 1906 was amazing. Fresh ingredients were used in creative ways!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful Lunch at Longwood
    LongBeachSue
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    How smart we were to book a table for lunch at Longwood. The gardens and grounds are always a treat but lunch at 1906 made the day even more special. Starting with the the house cocktail we began by sharing the cheese platter. So many enticing choices are presented on the menu it was a big decision, but my husband chose the portabello panini while I ordered the trout. Beet layer cake and coffee were a delicious end to a truly delightful experience. Don't miss fitting in a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Dtowndiner
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The 1906 restaurant always has interesting menu items and unusual selections. I make it a point to make a reservation at 1906 whenever I come to Longwood Gardens, and it's a perfect break in the middle of the day. Quiet and refined--a worthy complement to the beautiful gardens surrounding. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful menu and service
    kp700
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We only go for lunch because it is not as busy as dinner. The food is wonderful and the staff very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Highlyfavored
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Elegant dinning with superb food. This is a wonderful place for any occasion. I dine here with friends and at times solo when I need a quite rest bit. I am always treated like royalty in this fine restaurant .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful lunch
    jayngeeVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    what a wonderful place to have lunch- the food, the view, the service, every part of it was truly terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dean McGrory
    Joseph
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ashley and I love visiting Longwood Gardens and the 1906. We've been up several times and it seems each time gets better. Thank you for the great memories.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliably Good
    BuddyTheElf
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    On our second trip to 1906 we found everything to be just as it was on our first visit. Delicious food, stately decor, and fine service. Nothing at all to complain about. And the location is superb for an after dinner stroll through the magnificent Longwood Gardens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    fancygirl2662
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I made dinner reservations here for my sisters and our husbands for their birthdays. (We were also attending a special event at the gardens) We were a little late for our reservations but they didn't have any problem and all the staff is so friendly and accommodating. We all had different entrees from the menu and everyone was delicious. The desserts are very good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was excellent, the service wonderful and the environment inviting. Dinning at 1906 was a comfortable and rewarding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually much better...
    Usuallysatisfied
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have dinner at the 1906 restaurant several times each year. The food, service, and ambiance are typically excellent with a varied menu, excellent preparation, presentation and great service. However, on our last visit, the food quality was off. The crab cakes were more Chain restaurant than fine dining and the scallops were a little undercooked. Hope this isn't a trend. Service though, was as good as it gets. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding.
    benj
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our party of five was here for dinner before the Night of 1000 Lights. As always, our meal was fantastic. Still in the Fall Menu, our party dined on scallops, trout, crab cakes, and more. Every dish was perfect. Although I have every intention of trying other appetizers, I invariably jump on the award-winning Mushroom Soup ... never disappointed. That's not to say that every other appetizer isn't something special. I'll usually try to sneak a bite from my fellow diners. The service at 1906 is always spot-on. We're looking forward to a return trip on December 1st - a Member's Night and our first experience with this year's Holiday Menu!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Campitts
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    1906 never fails to impress us or guests whom we bring to Longwood. The food is scrumptious and elegantly presented, and the service is impeccable. Iva has served us three of our last visits, and she is knowledgable, welcoming, and charming. We look forward to another meal there soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    Mugs
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I find the dining experience at 1906 almost perfect. I especially like the selection on the menu. I choose to bring family and friends here that truly appreciate a fine dining experience. The service has always been wonderful. I look forward dining here many more times in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem at Longwood
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    1906 never fails to delight us, with very nice service, food and a wonderful tree level view of the gardens. A great special occasion or something to eat before a concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Autumn Lunch
    Patzinnia
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    A wonderful lunch with a friend. Sitting in the dining room enjoying the beautiful colors outside. The service was wonderful and the food yummy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Longwood Gem
    BerksDiners321
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The mushroom soup is the best !! Try the trout or the flat iron steak. The outdoor patio has a spectacular view of the beautiful woods. Reservations are a necessity but if fully booked, try the adjacent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bonus while visiting the gardens!
    ndchef
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My sister recommended 1906, and I'm so glad! From the lovely dining room, to the service, to the food, it was a wonderful experience. The food was exceptional. We had mushroom soup (so perfect in this area) that was delicious! My pear salad with blue cheese was great - the pear a little too sweet for me, but offset by the cheese and vinaigrette, and a beautiful presentation. We shared the crabcake lunch, and it was SO good, better than what we had recently had on the Eastern shore of MD. The only disappointment was the "crispy" portobellos. They were large slices in a batter and fried, and not crispy at all, very heavy. We did not finish them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Longwood lunch
    PhillyFilly
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lovely lunch in a lovely setting. Attentive, kind service. Special toasted cheese and marmalade appetizer complements of the chef. Delicious brioche served in a glazed planter. Excellent cocktail (1906 cocktail). Had the rainbow trout, hearty serving of fish and veggies. The perfect setting to introduce my significant other to my parents over lunch (the cocktail helped...).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    By solid upscale restaurant with very good food and superior service. Menu is limited but well designed. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful lunch spot!
    mur5jan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I am a Longwood Gardens member and every time I visit the gardens I have lunch at 1906. My friends and I always enjoy the food and find the service excellent. The food is very imaginative and the ambiance is lovely. Visit the gardens this Christmas season and enjoy some of the special dishes available during the holidays!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch
    HABA
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    What a perfect day! Roamed around the gardens inside and out. This was followed by a delicious lunch in a lovely setting with a glass of wine and perfect service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stuart
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The chef continues to provide outstanding and innovative cuisine. The ambience and service are splendid.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Longwood Experience
    TheGardenWalker
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent service, great food and wine. The Terrace 1906 restaurant is a gem nestled in the most exquisite gardens in the U.S. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was wonderful as always
    GeorgeandPhyllis
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The 1906 restaurant at Longwood Gardens is wonderful in every respect just like the gardens. We have eaten at 1906 many times and have never been anything but completely satisfied with the food, service, and surroundings. One might say that the restaurant is expensive but from our experience, the quality of the food and its preparation make 1906 a true value for the money. One can spend just as much or more in the surrounding area and get a lot less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    Kiki
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We have dined here several times and never been disappointed. Warm service, cordial yet not intrusive. Food is served attractively, nice sized portions. We like their local sourcing. We will be back the next time we visit Longwood Gardens.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mushroom Soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    ...as always, the best there is! The rest of the meal was excellent too.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1906 at Longwood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was a 75th birthday dinner for my uncle so I wanted it to be special. It was and he really enjoyed the meal and the whole experience. I couldn't afford to come here regularly but to celebrate someone who has worked so hard all his life, this was perfect. He had the pork chop, pear salad, chocolate and sorbet dessert and inhaled all of it. It was relaxing and quiet and we were able to talk quietly without having to raise our voices. The service was excellent and respectful. I didn't want a 'happy birthday' scene (though there was one at another table with singing, etc) so I didn't say anything to the staff. The quiet atmosphere and wonderful food was celebration enough. Bravo to the local farmers and chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantasy brunch in the Gardens
    TomMartyVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wonderful place for terrific gourmet food in the lovely Longwood Gardens. Make a reservation! Worth making it a part of your visit there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1906 is an excellent restaurant!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was our first time dining at 1906 and it was excellent. After visiting the gardens, we stopped for lunch. First, they give you a little cup of broth which was very good. The mushroom soup is to die for! The cheese plate is good with a variety of cheeses. We both got the salmon with apple salad which was excellent. From the maitre 'd to the server, the service was top notch. We highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    Restaurantfan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The location and setting is a constantly changing setting in Longwood Gardens. The food is delicious, featuring locally grown produce. A place too visit several times of the year. The server was superb, friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience!
    Emmaline
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful lunch experience at 1906. The service was pleasant and efficient. I rarely have a cocktail with lunch, but the signature cocktail did not disappoint. The soups were hot and topped off with the right amount of garnish. My husband had the portabella panini and I had crab cakes. Both were delicious, and the crab cakes were perfectly seasoned had no fiery after taste. The desserts were ok, but not on par with the rest of the meal. For those who have been to 1906 before, they no longer serve the flower pot dessert because it is too labor intensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food and great service. A must see and eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happyguest
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    So very pleasant, will come again. When a guest selects a time on the web, please mention on the notice that the time available for the restaurant coincides with the times Longwood is open so the last time may be 3:30 or 6 or later and the last time available for a reservation varies..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet