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1906 at Longwood Gardens
1906 at Longwood Gardens
  • Address:
    1001 Longwood Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Kennett Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

1906 at Longwood Gardens Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://longwoodgardens.org/dine/1906-fine-dining-room
  • Email: mburr@longwoodgardens.org
  • Phone: (610) 388-5290
  • Hours of Operation: Spring 2014:
    Wednesday March 19th to Thursday May 29th
    Seatings from 11:30am to 3:30pm

    Above times are the regular operating hours. Restaurant will open for dinner service during the week for special events on the following nights:

    March 30
    April 3, 17
    May 2, 8
    July 1, 10, 29
    August 14, 19

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Organic
  • 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 (888) 925-9460

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.


Adults: $18
Seniors ages 62+: $15
Students ages 5-18, or any age with valid student ID: $8
Children ages 4 and under: Free

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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was amazing too, not taste, but also their appearance. And the price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We went to 1906 for our 42nd wedding anniversary. It was a rainy Tuesday (April 15th) and our reservation was for 11:30 AM. We each enjoyed the sirloin steak and a glass of champaign. I ordered the almond-flavored dessert and the chef wrote Happy Anniversary on my plate in dark frosting and put a lighted candle in the dessert. It looked lovely. My husband ordered ice cream. Both desserts were compliments of the chef in honor of our anniversary! This was our second time at 1906 and both times the food was exceptionally good."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed our visit to this restaurant at the gardens. This visit all our selections seem to be even better than previously. A new chief, new menu or just at long last spring? Who knows, but a delightful experience. This is the more upscale of the food service options with a higher price tag, but well worth a couple extra buck IMO. The price range also serves to decrease the thundering herd effect seen in the other food venue."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I make a point of dining in this restaurant everytime I visit Longwood Gardens. The special touches are what make this restaurant a dining experience and not just a meal. Service is attentive but not overdone. The entire meal was delicious, but the highlight of my meal was the 1906 Flower Pot dessert. This was truly an amazing combination of creativity and delicious flavors! The "terra cotta" pot was made of a chocolate butter cream with the perfect color and texture that melted in your mouth. The inside of the pot were layers of deep rich chocolate ganache with moist chocolate cake, and it was topped off with a chocolate crumb, mint, and edible flowers. This dessert was as beautiful to look at as it was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is the second time my wife and I have been to the 1906. The food was amazing, service outstanding, and we really had a romantic time. The server and host were both very friendly and made us feel at home. I will be back again."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I always enjoy eating at 1906 at Longwood Gardens. It is a special treat. The food is always good and interesting as well as some of the old standbys. Their mushroom soup is to "die for". The service in impeccable and always courteous and attentive."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had dinner at 1906 before a concert at Longwood Gardens. The food was creatively presented and was delicious! The waitress was helpful, patient, and cheerful, and she answered all of our questions, even when they required going back to get more information from the chef. The fixed price of the dinner was reasonable, and we really enjoyed our experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We brought friends from Pittsburgh and they were delighted with the food, ambiance and service. What a wonderful day of combining the beautiful arrays of flowers with a charming restaurant. I now also use this combination for a friend's Christmas gift and it's a two for one gift. A gift for both of us!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at The 1906 several times. We completely enjoy ourselves every time we go. The service and food are outstanding. Thank you, Joseph McGrory"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The brunch and visit to Longwood Gardens was a perfect finish to our "Downton Abbey" weekend. We saw the costume exhibit at Winterthur and then spent Sunday at Longwood. The brunch at 1906 was wonderful! A beautiful location, the food was excellent, and the service was great, too! I ordered off the brunch menu and had the salad and the duck Benedict. My sister had the artichoke soup and my mom had the mushroom soup, and they split the gnocchi entree off the a la carte menu. (Nice to have the option of the 3-course brunch and a la carte options!) We all shared the dessert that came with my brunch. The food was wonderful! And the surprise tasting of tea and a mini scone to start the brunch was an added delight. Yes, we felt pampered!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We walked around and then celebrated some friends birthdays. We all loved it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Stopped for lunch, calling ahead for reservation, enabled our party of 4 to get a lovely corner table with view of the adjoining woodlands. The Red Salad with roasted Strawberries was delicious, as was the steak, which was prepared just as requested. Two others in our party had the prime sirloin burgers. The special beverage of the day was a lemon, blueberry drink wish was also very tasty. The wine list is extensive, and they do have a full bar. Noise level was extremely low, which allows conversations at each table to flow. This is a adult-friendly Fine Dining restaurant. Service was impeccable, we were never rushed and could not have had a nicer experience. Our guests were very pleased."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Although it was raining we decided to keep our reservation for lunch and stroll through the conservatory to view the blue poppies on display. I am so glad we did this winter was much too long and the food was fresh, light, organic and locally sourced. We dined first which was excellent they always have a cocktail that they recommend which I took advantage of fresh blueberry lemonade and pair wine suggestions with their chefs specials. The ambiance is very nice and bright with good service. I highly recommend taking advantage of the the dining experience at Longwood Gardens 1906 restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As always, a pleasurable break from touring the gardens. The food is very good and beautifully presented. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The entire meal was delicious, a mixture of delightful tastes textures and presentation, caped off with a surprising and flavor full panna-cotta containing delicious citrus flavors and soft textures, superb meal."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My fiance and I fulfilled our reservations and appetites at 1906 on March 18th when we were at Longwood Gardens for the Vadym Kholodenko classical piano concert. We felt that the atmosphere was comfortable yet refined, and as though we could be ourselves. We're a young couple and it was a pleasure being in the company of older ladies and gentlemen for dinner and the concert. Some places may make you feel scrutinized and judged if you don't fit a certain profile, but at 1906 we both felt as though we were warmly welcomed!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Every year for the last five years, my sisters and I have celebrated our birthdays with an early spring visit to Longwood Gardens and lunch at the 1906 restaurant. (My sisters live in Ohio and I live in Maryland) The food is creative (and good) and the restaurant is attractive. (As you'd expect for Longwood Gardens) You feel very comfortable there - there's a background hum of conversation but not loud enough to be intrusive. The menu offers a nice variety of choices for every taste. We also love their cocktails. And the waitstaff has always been helpful and responsive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food is always outstanding but try to save room for the 1906 Flower Pot dessert, you won't believe your eyes and your taste buds will thank you."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We often dine at 1906 .the experience is consistently pleasant. Food is of good quality with the emphasis on local sources and freshness. The setting is great. Drinks specils are always delightful and let's not forget the bread and the famous mushroom soup.I never had a bad meal at 1906."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband had made reservations for a 1:00 for lunch which was perfect after a few hours of walking through the conservatory. We were seated as soon as we arrived, and taken care of as soon as we were settled. While the restaurant was busy, we were not hurried and enjoyed a lovely lunch in a very comfortable atmosphere. The food was good and beautifully presented. We would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times and always enjoyed it. Food and service very good. I need to get their bread recipe."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My wife and I had lunch at 1906 on March 20, 2014 and were very, very pleased at the skillful blending of various tastes in the food presented. We shared a salad which as cute and delicious. Entrees of superbly cooked salmon and a smoked salmon omelet were excellent. Kara suggested the Panna Cotta as a small dessert we could share and it was a surprise of varied tastes that made us sample small bites rather than large. We came away marveling at the skill of the chef, the friendly and caring service by Kara, and will make plans to return soon. Not an inexpensive meal, but worth every cent. What a special restaurant!!! Oh, and we've shared photographs of the salad, entrees, and dessert. It was THAT GOOD!!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "1906 is located in the heart of Longwood Gardens. The food is first class, and so is the service. One of the best places to pair wine with gourmet food and serene views."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. True to what Longwood Gardens always offers"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding and the ambience perfect. Our table was perfect for conversation - off to the side. The entire evening was started by this special dining experience. We wil return!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My new rule of thumb for this restaurant is I am ordering what ever the Chef's suggestion is, no matter what. Even when it hasn't sounded like my taste, the chef's suggestion has yet to disappoint."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Every time we go to Longwood we make it a point to have lunch at 1906. The food, service & atmosphere are the perfect topping for a delighful visit. I would recommend it to everyone visiting Longwood."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was one of the most memorable dinners we have had in a long time and we just returned from a great cruise with great food. The 1906 restaurant was special as was the "Cherish the Ladies" concert afterwards. I made the evening perfect! For concerts they offer a Prix Fix dinner with a short menu of three courses (you can add a wine flight as well if you wish). We began with Mushroom Sour that was incredible (one of our party had a delicious Beet Salad). For main course there was a choice of Beef, Salmon, or a vegetable choice. We tried all three and each was terrific. Dessert was a chocolate moose."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The mushroom soup was to die for !! And then so was the Mushroom Risotto delicious but be sure and keep your Pinot Grigio for this course as a good balance to the richness of the dish. I have loved this restaurant for years. A special treat in to addition to a wonderful day spent at Longwood."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had the brunch prix fixe. The mushroom soup was divine. The duck breast with two poached perfectly eggs, hash, and wilted spinach was over the top. Then to top it off was a fresh berry turnover. We had to sit a whole before we could handle walking again. So much food. Next time, I might suggest only one of us gets the brunch and the other gets the appetizer and main course so we could share the dessert. Such a lovely experience. Reservations are highly suggested."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Once again, 1906 served up winning food with great service. We enjoyed our meal immensely in the beautiful Longwood Gardens setting!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We are Longwood members, so we enjoy the many attractions of the Garden - the peaceful walks, manicured grounds, the concerts, and the magnificent conservatory. But dining at 1906 is a reason in and of itself to go to Longwood - a real gem!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Going to Longwood is always a special occasion. Dining at 1906 makes it a more special day. Customer service is always pleasant. the wait staff is very attentive. I look forward to my next trip to Longwood and relaxing for a pleasant quiet meal. I do recommend you to make reservations unless you want a late meal. The do book up fast."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Spent a spectacular evening at 1906 at Longwood Gardens. The food was exquisite, service truly exceptional, and ambience delightful. Quiet, elegant, absolutely delightful. One of the all-time best dining experiences I have had."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The menu is very good, nice use of seasonal produce and creative pairings. Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We visited 1906 for the second time in less than 2 months and thoroughly enjoyed both. We had lunch the first time and brunch the second. Each time the food was delicious, the service was great, and the atmosphere fit our family perfectly. I'm a stickler on food temperature and everything was served hot and delicious. My daughter and her boyfriend are budding restauranteurs and spend time in Philadelphia's best eateries, both agree 1906 is one of the best they've enjoyed and a good learning experience as well. My father, a retired food service exec and restauranteur was involved in the development of 1906 and was very pleased to see the quality has not changed. We look forward to returning for dinner one day soon."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were impressed with some of the serveware in which certain foods were presented. For example, the dinner rolls, served in the small flower-pots(!) in which they likely were baked, arrived warm and looking like popovers. (They were delicious, too!) The sweet butter was an unusual treat. The mushroom soup, served in attractive, unusual-shaped bowls, was superb as always, and we were also treated to tiny sampling bowls of 1906's wonderful carrot cream soup. The Pot de Chocolat was absolutely to die for. Service was attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. A little high-priced, but worth it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Suggest reservations as we attended during the Christmas season . A nice place to relax after walking the Gardens . Food was excellent . Especially the Butternut Squash & Apple soup . That is a real gem . Service was on par with what I would expect from a First Class place like Longwood Gardens ."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "i REALLY WISH IT WAS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD; this is awesome , elegant, delicious, fresh food daily; home made, great chef!!!!!! I try to get up there once a month; its a fancy; wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014