1906 at Longwood Gardens
Nice alternative to cafeteriaNice alternative to cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, pleasant room, nice lunch menu.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Birthday Lunch1906 at Longwood Gardens provided a lovely setting for a celebratory birthday lunch. The food was excellent -- don't miss the mushroom soup! We both had the crab cakes which were full of jumbo lump crabmeat and NOT filler. The cabbage and fennel slaw was light, crunchy and delicious. Our server was warm and friendly without being over the top. A wonderful lunch!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceThey are excellent in every aspect of fine dining. Innovated and tasty menu combined with good service in a pleasantly ambient atmosphere describes the dining experience at 1906.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM1906 at Longwood GardensThis restaurant has been long been a favorite of ours. The food is always amazing, beautifully prepared & served and they strive to keep the menu "fresh" & new. Many of the dishes use ingredients grown either on site or locally - try the mushroom soup - deliciously different from any other! Many of the fine wines are from area vineyards. The service is always top notch and the dining room is beautifully appointed and located in a beautiful wooded setting.
Although you must pay admission to the gardens to enjoy the food & ambiance of 1906, you will do yourself a favor by strolling through the peace & serenity Longwood Gardens offers before or after your meal (or make a day of it by doing both). You'll find yourself returning time & again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM'We will return"1906 is a perfect way to complete a day at Longwood Gardens. There are few opportunities to combine beauty, peaceful surroundings and fine food in one spectacular place.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Outdoor PatioThe weather was beautiful and we enjoyed the outdoor patio dining on a well shaded patio. The noise level was very quiet and the service was outstanding. Food was served quickly and I had the express lunch which took very little time. They bring all of your food including dessert immediately. Very enjoyable lunch!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Delightful Garden RetreatVisiting Longwood Gardens and dining at the restaurant has been a delightful experience for years and it was not different now that it has been reopened as '1906'5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for dinner beforeWe went for dinner before an organ concert at LG. We will do this each time there is an evening event in the future.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways so good. Service staffAlways so good. Service staff is so accommodating and the food is prepared so well.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprise!Try the 3 course chef's selection for lunch- you don't know what you're going to get but you can be assured it will be fabulous!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious brunchVery nice menu with a wonerful wait staff. I have dined here several times and never been disappointed.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent by any restaurantExcellent by any restaurant standards but, by a venue-based (Longwood Gardens) restaurant standard, it is off-the-charts. Absolutely need reservations.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must When Going to Longwood GardeUnbelievable! I and the rest of my party had the most delightful lunch on Saturday. The outside eating area gives a wonderful sense of privacy! One would not know that there were thousands of guests at Longwood Gardens. The food was delicious and unique and the dessert was phenomenal.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper place in a wonderful setting.Great food in a wonderful place. The food is a true value and is priced accordingly. The prices are about the same as other up-scale offerings in the area and the food is much better. The mushroom soup is just supper. Ask for the card with the receipt.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Lunch With FriendsI and three friends enjoyed lunch at 1906. The food was excellent. It is a great setting with all the glass. I have been several times before and we all will definitely be back again.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb meal with entrees thatSuperb meal with entrees that are definitely not run-of-the mill. Very unique offerings, even the choices that don't sound different. Get a window seat and you'll think you're dining up in the trees.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove 1906 - Lunch or Dinner!We love dining at 1906. We've been there four or five times and always look forward to returning. Great food & friendly service. It's not easy to get reservations sometimes for this small, upscale restaurant located inside beautiful Longwood Gardens. There is an outdoor patio for expanded seating in nice weather, but we've not experienced that. If you like mushrooms, be sure to try their signature mushroom soup. You can also ask for the recipe! If you visit Longwood and are not familiar with 1906, you may not even know it's there. When you enter the building where it's located, there's a rather large cafeteria-style restaurant that is also very good. Many new comers don't look beyond it and see the table service restaurant nearby.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a wonderful diningIt was a wonderful dining experience. The food was good, the bread was fresh and warm. The ambiance was charming. The staff was attentive and friendly. The noise level was a bit high, but everyone was having a great time.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways superb cuisine andAlways superb cuisine and service in a gorgeous, serene setting.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMflower pot dessert was uniqueflower pot dessert was unique and yummy. Lemon Canolli was light and delicious. It was a wonderful meal.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made reservations for aWe made reservations for a 1:30 lunch on Sunday. We planned a walk around longwood before eating. The food was quite tasty. 3 out of 5 of us ordered the french toast which was a delight and even had chocolate in it. Two of us ordered the steak which was also delicious. It was a treat to try the "compliments of the chef" selection as well.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst-rate in every wayLongwood Gardens doesn't need an outstanding restaurant in order to attract visitors, because the place is a treasure. But if you're going to house a restaurant, why not let it be top shelf? And 1906 surely is. You can't make a bad decision on the menu, especially if you aim for something with mushrooms in it. Truly outstanding food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a leisurely (2+ hrs.)Enjoyed a leisurely (2+ hrs.) in a no rush atmosphere with a very friendly waiter. The meal was very nice (not great but very good) and the atmosphere and setting very conducive to a restful lunch.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTranquilityIt was a beautiful day so we chose to eat outdoors. The food and service were excellent and there was a sense of serenity to our experience. Thank you.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBefore coming here my wifeBefore coming here my wife and I had no idea what we were missing. We've been going to longwood gardens for years, but finnaly decided to stop at the 1906 for her birthday dinner. The staff was friendly, and on point the entire time, and the ambiance was very easy on the eyes. We had no idea there was a level of food so far beyond what we were used to having. My wife had the goat cheese omlet, and I went with the jumbo crab cakes. All I can say is it was the best meal I have ever had. They also, have excellent mixed drinks like the white peach. If your on the fence about giving this place a try, I would highly consider going, it's a great experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur reservation was priorOur reservation was prior to a concert, and the drinks, meal, dessert, and coffee were elegantly and efficiently served so that we never felt rushed but were finished dinner in time for a leisurely walk to the conservatory. The food was delicious, there were three choices: meat, seaford, or vegetarian; and the portions were well-sized. A "compliment from the chef" was a tasty addition we much enjoyed.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are always sure to reserveWe are always sure to reserve or table at 1906 when coming to Longwood, We Love the bread!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner/concert is perfect eveningWe loved being able to have dinner before the concert. The pre fix meal was delicious. The mushroom soup is always fabulous. And the flower pot brioche is always good, too. We enjoyed the dinner very much. Thank you, Longwood, for adding this option to our evening.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was only the second timeThis was only the second time we have been to 1906, both times were great, we will certainly make it a must each time we visit Longwood Gardens.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been dining there offWe've been dining there off and on for years. It has always been great.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI love eating here! I tryI love eating here! I try to come every time I'm in the Gardens. The chef is a genius, and the food is incomparable. The menu changes often, but one thing that is always there is the Kennett Square Mushroom Soup - it's famous for a reason! The staff is very attentive without getting in the way, and the dessert course is not to be missed. By all means, take an hour out of your visit, sit down, unwind and enjoy some delicious cuisine!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious flower pot breadIt is always a special treat when we eat at Longwood's restaurant. The setting is beautiful and relaxing and the mushroom soup is not to be missed. The delicious fresh bread presented in a flower pot continues to be a fun tradition at 1906.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and creative brunchDelicious and creative brunch menu, unhurried and pleasant atmosphere, lovely and bright little dining room. Imagine it is even nicer during warm weather months when you can be seated outside. A highly recommended part of the Longwood experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the second time atThis was the second time at 1906,the food and service was outstanding and would highly recommend3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place to relax andExcellent place to relax and enjoy good food after a tiring day at Longwood.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made reservations at 1906We made reservations at 1906 to celebrate a birthday of a visiting guest. The service staff couldn't have been more considerate and helpful. Our meals were outstanding. The meal was presented with finesse and polish in spite of one of our guests arriving late. Very good value for the cost. Lots of smiles all around when we left the restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM1906 is excellent1906 is one of my favorite area restaurants and a must whenever I visit Longwood Gardens. An excellent ever-changing menu features a nice mix of something for everyone. My sister is a vegetarian and she always finds at least two options on the menu for her. Unlike some restaurants where non-meat options are an afterthought, 1906's veggie dishes are outstanding and delicious and make this carnivore's mouth water. All of their dishes are unique creations with amazing combinations of flavors and textures. If you love food and good dining experiences (in a lovely garden setting I might add) then you must come to 1906 and have a meal that you won't soon forget.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific experience at Longwood.We had a flatbread appetizer, mushroom soup, an omelette, and dessert. From the mushroom soup made with local mushrooms, to the flower pot dessert with chocolate wafer crumbles and a moussy chocolate cake wrapped in an edible flower pot, this meal was delicious! Service was attentive without being bothersome, and the presentation of each dish was careful and creative -- as much fun to look at as it was to eat!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst class everything, withoutFirst class everything, without the first class price. The food was excellently prepared, and a feast for the eyes as well as the pallet. I would highly recommend it, with reservation, for any occasion.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu choices were differentThe menu choices were different and exciting. Presentation--fabulous. Service, fine dining.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA Notable Complement to the GardensThis is a truly wonderful venue that shall always remain hidden, that is, available only to guests of Longwood Gardens. Still, it is one of our favorite restaurants in the region . Spectacular views, a beautiful room, the friendliest service anywhere, delicious libations, and thr food, just magnificent. It has become as an old friend to us. We love Longwood, and, for years 1906 has been the perfect finishing touch to our magnificent day at the Gardens. A visit to Longwood is truly amazing, and, dining at 1906 is a must!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with four others on theWent with four others on the first day they re-opened. Everything was wonderful. All I have come to expect. My friends and I will be returning soon.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fiancé and I definitelyMy fiancé and I definitely enjoyed ourselves. She definitely enjoyed her food and I also did. We actually talked about coming back there during the summer. Service was very professional.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice brunch overlookingvery nice brunch overlooking the wonderful garden. Service was prompt, polite, and friendly. Loved the little bread loaves baked in flower pots.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWith their famous mushroomWith their famous mushroom soup made from locally sourced mushrooms to start the meal, you really can't go wrong here. the menu changes seasonally and really should be enjoyed at all times of the year, to fully appreciate the locally sourced ingredients and skills of the chef.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very good meal at 1906.Had a very good meal at 1906. Food was excellent and our server was a gem. We enjoyed ourselfs and will definitely return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is absolutely amazingThe food is absolutely amazing and the wait staff are always right on top of everything. very pleasant atmosphere, i cant wait to return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM