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: 6103885290x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: Brunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Monday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Tuesday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Wednesday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Thursday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Friday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm, Dinner 3:30pm - 7:30pm
    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: $18
Seniors ages 62+: $15
Students ages 5-18, or any age with valid student ID: $8
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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
1906 at Longwood Gardens reviews from OpenTable diners
305 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (198)great for outdoor dining (185)scenic view (177)fit for foodies (160)great for lunch (157)romantic (120)great for brunch (99)neighborhood gem (42)notable wine list (37)good for groups (34)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (10)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Longwood Gardens Gem
    TGrrrrrVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I don't understand why people wait in the long line for the buffet when for a little more than can enjoy a wonderful meal and great service out on the deck at 1906. It's a great and we always visit when at Longwood Gardens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    While my Wife and I went by ourselves and it was great, it would have also been a great place for families with kids. The food was excellent and the service was super.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining in beautiful Longwood
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant in the midst of Longwood Gardens. The menu is varied and presented very nicely. The staff is helpful and attentive. We have been there for brunch and dinner and have enjoyed both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Sevice
    going2maui
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A great setting for a special meal with great food and service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dottie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always a wonderful experience and worth a visit. The ambiance is relaxing and warm. The service attentive and food freshly prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1906 Restaurant
    Innovativelady
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love coming to the restaurant whenever possible. Love the mushroom soup. It's a must! The meal was perfect, as always. The service perfect, as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely accommodating, Great food
    1906atLG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were a party of 8 that included 2 (well behaved) children (6 and 8). I think 1906 is meant for adults as singles, pairs or quartets but the staff was gracious to us. As a family, all ages and mobility, we wanted to visit Longwood together, and have a nice lunch (there was a birthday as well). We were treated as welcome 'regulars' not as a problem. (Smiles all around.) And everyone enjoyed their menu choices--Mushroom soup was outstanding; a Pasta special with mushroom and sausage was a hit for 2 guests. And 2 other guests said that their beef burger was exceptional. Impressed by their locally sourced ingredients too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxing, Enjoyable Lunch
    liv4fdandbv
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very quiet day, almost empty restaurant. Our server did a very nice job with her service, and was very helpful handling questions about the food. Wife started with the Chilled Cucumber Soup with Local Yoghurt. It was tasty indeed, quite minty but it was very good. Followed by the smaller portion of Seared Scallops which were quite good also. I had the Salmon again and it may have been even better than I remembered. So, we were very pleased. Now the rest of the story. This is an expensive restaurant and some of the portions are small. Beautiful food, tasty, very little of it. Maybe not for everyone. We were enjoying the Gardens for the day so we were satisfied to not be too full to enjoy walking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mountaingirl999
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Fantastic food; great service; quiet!!! Overall a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lisa
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Pricey average food in a beautiful setting. The roll was better than the meal. Service was ok. Experience overall was good . For $28.00 a lunch entree I expect better. If you improve the food quality the place could be great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What A Special Restaurant
    Richard
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is probably our sixth time dining in 1906. It requires a drive of 90 minutes to get there and yet it is so worth it. The quiet ambience, service, and superb food offerings are up there with the best. We've experienced wonderful blends of flavors which have left us smiling in delight and surprise. Not an inexpensive dining place but so worth the expense. Please try it for yourself and I'd bet you'll be convinced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 60th Birthday Surprise
    jas6387
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We brought my mother here for her 60th birthday, she had never been to longwood gardens before. The meal at the 1906 was a perfect ending to a beautiful day wondering around the gardens. The waitress was very accommodating and professional, and although expensive, the food was great. I would highly recommend this restaraunt for a special occasion or just to splurge on a nice lunch or dinner at the gardens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very observant, but not intrusive wait staff. Positive, energetic ambiance. Food was excellent - taste, presentation, texture/taste combination. Although I thought we might have overstayed our table, the staff gave us no indication of this. We met some out of town friends here for brunch and to walk a bit of the gardens. The brunch exceeded my expectations of food quality, staff, and environment. Truly a gem in the area. I had expected the brunch to be overpriced, but the reality of it was reasonable - the fixe prix menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely lunch at Longwood
    Longwoodvisit
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our lunch out on the deck was absolutely perfect! Our server was attentive and very pleasant. All of our food was excellent - much better than some 5 star restaurants we have visited lately. When making the reservation I asked for a particular table on the deck. We had it! And someone came to check that it was indeed the one we had specified. Doesn't get any better than that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    Brian
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was pretty good, forever my girlfriend's mushroom linguine had an unpleasant grit like texture to it which no one could explain. That meal was compted. I'm not sure if it's really worth the price, but it's a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Eating at its Best
    pjonly
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love outdoor eating and after enjoying the beautiful gardens, this restaurant is a wonderful place to relax and share stories of what we've just seen. I am always pleased with the unique menu offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RigatoniWhisperer
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always a superb experience. Food is delicious and so many ingredients are locally produced (Bravo!!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The view was beautiful, the food delicious!!! Our server was very personable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food you can taste!
    Fotografer
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The creative food groupings were wonderful. You can taste the subleties of flavor of each component. Loved the sample of chilled cantalope soup with basil oil. I also enjoy edible flowers so the signature dessert "Flower Pot" was the highlight. We ate every petal and chocolate crumb 'dirt'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Snmp
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food, service and an overall amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gastronomical foodie adventure!
    FoodieCjstyles
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I and my significant other had a wonderful dinning experience. It was a birthday celebration for him, filled with great food,and a cozy ambiance. I as well, felt very special dinning at "Open Table" having a most enjoyable "gastranomical foodie adventure"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    3Chihuahuas
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The menu was very good, nice variety. The servers and wait staff were very nice. Enjoyed the view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    lovelunch
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We need to drive from Baltimore but it is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Longwood gem
    Proctor824
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The atmosphere was beautiful the service was great and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I LOVE coming here! One of my favorites. Not cheap but worth every penny!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much better than expected
    WDT1953VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was not quite sure what to expect in the middle of one of the most visited tourist areas on the East Coast and was pleasantly surprised, all the food from the salads to entrees to the dessert were not only superbly prepared, but also presentation was artful. this restaurant is only open two evenings a week in the summer, but it is worth the effort to get in there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch at Longwood's 1906
    SusieF
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My friend Judy and I enjoyed another great late lunch at Longwood Garden's 1906 Restaurant prior to seeing the Jackie Evancho concert hosted there last Thursday evening. Meals at 1906 are consistently delicious and I always look forward to savoring their famous mushroom soup. Whether I order from their regular menu or one of the chef's special creations for that day, I am never disappointed. Service is excellent, lovely atmosphere, serene & private outside patio surrounded by the beauty of Longwood Gardens, full bar with varied wine list. 10% discount to Longwood Gardens' members.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always have a wonderful experience here.. Its was a beautiful day at Longwood Gardens and so relaxing to have lunch at 1906 restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    One of the, if not the, best dining experience ever!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dining.
    EuroDiva
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Went to Longwood with my family for my BD. After reading of reviews at 1906 I expected place to be good, but it significantly exceeded my expectations. Food was great (and plenty!), service wonderful, I truly enjoyed myself (and my crab-cakes!). Extremely fresh, very delicious. Much to choose from in variety of prices. Would definitely recommend to any of my friends, if in area. Would go again with another occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Add 1906 to your visit
    charles
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If you plan to go to Longwood, enhance your visit to 1906. While it's more expensive than the cafeteria it certainly is more enjoyable to sit at a very comfortable, white table cloth restaurant and have a very fine lunch or dinner. Enjoy their "signature" mushroom soup. The menu is varied enough to satisfy every appetite (and budget) while surrounded by sheer luxury. The service is professional. Whenever we go to Longwood, 1906 is a must!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I was surprised to see so many empty tables in the restaurant. When I checked online with open table, there were no later settings available.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A dining treat DuPont would love
    Wineanddinex2
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is a perfect way to end your day at Longwood Gardens. It is also the perfect place to eat before a concert at the gardens. The staff is friendly and attentive . It is fine dining at it's best. We always look forward to dining here. The restaurant goes perfect with the ambience of the whole package of What Longwood Gardens stands for in its concept . It is taking a beautiful restaurant and placing it in a treehouse atmosphere. It is a great date night or small group gathering
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Memories
    2norfolkpines
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Longwood Gardens is my favorite place in the world, but then I have not traveled but for a few states. I have been coming here since i was 13, in 1963,long before there was a place other than the picnic area to eat. At long last there are now three places to eat. I have eaten in the Café many times, but only twice in 1906. I love that you can reserve online. EVERYONE, from the hostess to the servers are so professional. I love that they Smile back too. My husband is new to the Gardens & when i can take him away from his work, it is always to a very special place where we can enjoy Special Memories together. He loved 1906 also. Ashley was great as our waitress. Kudos to the menu & the chefs. I am hoping to return often. Thank You.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diningbeforeshow
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Three of us ate in the dining room and still enjoyed nature's beauty through the large windows. We each ordered a different entrée. My halibut was superb, my husband's pork chop was excellent, and our guest raved about her shrimp dish. She has a serious allergy to garlic and basil and usually gets rather bland versions of whatever she orders. She kept commenting about how pleased she was to have a tasty dinner despite her dietary restrictions. Our server, Iva, was delightful. She knew the menu well and offered several helpful suggestions. We have eaten before in Longwood's 1906 restaurant. This time was our best experience yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    Kangiol
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We could not have had a more wonderful dining experience! The outdoor dining was lovely and the staff was very attentive. Our food was just what you would expect- so fresh and tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant dinner
    Erik
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The location on the balcony was excellent, service was very good. The beef course was very good but the crab cakes were mediocre, not as good as the same course two weeks ago.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Respite After A Long Walk
    Marillian
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Attention to detail is well noted in every aspect of our lunches. Service was very professional and attentive. Brioche baked in a small flower pot was warm, with sweet creamy butter welcomed us. Amuse-Bouche was a baked tomato tart with aioli, a tasty bite of the season. Appetizer was the mushroom soup, a creamy puree with lots of mushrooms. I appreciated that it was seasoned perfectly, not overly salty. Main courses selected were the Organic Farm Salad and Prime Sirloin Burger. A side order of crispy portabello mushrooms complimented our meals. No dessert because we were simply too full! Everything was cooked perfectly and portions were generous. We are looking forward to returning soon for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Perfect Lunch
    liv4fdandbv
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It is not often that I can not think of anything that would have improved our experience. Our lunch at 1906 met everything we could have wanted. Perfect weather 70 degrees and sunny (and this is August) table outside on the corner rail with a wonderful view of nature. Appetite enhanced by a wonderful walk through the Gardens and the Meadow. Food skillfully prepared, artistically presented and cleverly garnished. You should experience what they do with the heirloom tomatoes! I was concerned that the salmon portion would be too large for lunch and it was JUST RIGHT. Pace allowed us to be leisurely and enjoy every morsel and moment. Service not intrusive but efficient and professional. It could not have been improved upon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1906 at Longwood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Bit pricey but food and presentation were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.