No wonder George liked this place!What a lovely setting for lunch before our tour of Mount Vernon! The food was excellent, our server delightful, and the atmosphere the perfect beginning for a day of all things Colonial. For anyone who loves historic homes and buildings, it was a treat. It's very easy to imagine yourself transported back in time. We also went on the tour of the adjacent museum, which was well worth the time. A delightful experience all around, and one we hope to repeat.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a hit, never a miss.I have gone to Gadsby's Tavern periodically for the last 20 years, and am constantly surprised at how consistently I am surprised. It is a GREAT restaurant with great service, and each time is as good or better than the last. I love this place, and was recently there with some friends from out of town. They had a great time, and we all had a great dinner. The manager even gave a souvenir mug to my friends' 12-year-old daughter. Truly, Gadsby's is one of the DC area's best restaurants and one of my all-time faves.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGadsby Tavern - a real gemLoved the ambience and old world atmosphere. Servers in period attire. Excellent service!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Waited to take some out-of-town friends here during their visit and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was great and the historic ambiance really made it special. As a history buff and frequent restaurant diner I couldn't wait, and it was awesome!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AmbienceThe historical ambience is the most outstanding feature of this restaurant. This does not mean food is not good though. We all had different meals and liked them all.
Ir definitely was worth the trip from DC and I would go there again if I am in the area.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGadsby's Tavern was great!Gadsby's Tavern was great! We actually arrived early and were allowed to enter and start our meal. We stayed through the entertainment of John Hall (the gentleman in period dress who spoke the old english and play the lute guitar.) He was quite entertaining and we all had has amusing and wonderful evening. It was my husband's birthday and he was quite pleased with the whole evening.
Thank you for making the reservation.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGatsby's Tavern is alway fun.Gatsby's Tavern is alway fun. It's historic background lends to the ambience and flavor of the restaurant and food. Although it's been modernized, there is still a feel of history and wonder about life during the days of George Washington. It's a nice place to take out of town family members or guests especially if they enjoy a little bit of history. The food is good and appropriately priced.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great Service, but...We chose this restaurant for the experience and it lived up to all of those expectations. The food was great however, there was a crack and a chip in the bowl that contained my food which I found in a bite of food. The server was great. He replaced the meal and removed it from the check, but I wish it never happened to begin with. This issue should have been caught before the food was served.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFunTook my dad there on a whim,because he and I both like history. it was a great choice, good service and great food.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall ImpressedHad my mother and grandmother in town for Mother's Day and was looking for a last-minute brunch spot... all the "hot" spots were taken, so ended up finding a spot at Gadsby's. I think this qualifies as serendipity, as it turned out to be a great spot for brunch with very reasonable prices (not what I was expecting from a place one could stereotype as a tourist trap). Muffins were great to start, and everyone in my party was impressed with their meals. Neat atmosphere as they play up the whole "George Washington ate here" vibe. Not a place for trendy foodie hipsters, but for folks just looking for a decent brunch I don't think you can go wrong.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeMy wife and I took her parents here for their last dinner in town. Very happy we picked this place to take them. The history of this restaurant is hard to beat plus we very much enjoyed the food, hospitality, and entertainment. Do yourself a favor and go with the duck. You won't be disappointed.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWith visiting familyWas looking for a place to bring out of town family guest, that would be memorable. There are lots of great restaurants in the Metro area, selected Gadsby's because of the historic nature.....how many people can say they ate where George ate? The venue was delightful, menu choices were varied, Maitre de was entertaining and informative, the waitress was very pleasant. Food was well prepared and very nice but a bit pricey, the service was a bit slow but it was not damaging to the evening because we had lots to talk about. It did appear that there was only one waitress on duty and she was spread a little thin. Would not hesitate to go back, when I wanted a special location dinner.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWas in town on vacation andWas in town on vacation and turned out to be the best place we dined during our 5 days in the DC area.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for visiting guestsWe took some out of town guests to dinner at Gadsby's Tavern and they loved it. The atmosphere was perfect and food excellent.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoyableI absolutely enjoy every meal I have at Gadsbys. The peanut soup is a great way to start off any entree. The service isvalwaysvgreat, attentive but not intrusive. The feeling of history that surrounds you as dine in the same room as did Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and so many others that helped to found the country is just "cool".4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile spending a long weekendWhile spending a long weekend with friends in Alexandria, Va we saw
an old article on Gadsby's. We decided to try it when we read about
the history behind the tavern. We loved the history and the food
I recommend it highly. We loved it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI met my Sister for lunchI met my Sister for lunch and this was a great place for conversation. It is quiet and the staff does not push you out the door. The ambience is calm and beautiful and the menu, while not extensive, is extremely well done. Would love to go back again.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised by the very good quality of the food. Nice place especially if you are entertaining out of town guests.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur wedding reception wasOur wedding reception was held there almost thirty-two years ago. We still look to Gadsby's as our special event's place to celebrate.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMService was a little slowService was a little slow and we got our food after people who had coem in and ordered after us but food was fantastic.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time!Went for my wife and I's anniversary and had a great time. Someone who looked and acted like Ben Franklin was walking around entertaining guest and cracking surprisingly funny jokes from the 1700's period. Would absolutely go back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA True Historic GemCharming and history place for lunch or dinner. Reasonably priced and we loved the history of Gadsby's Tavern.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely experience. Had beenLovely experience. Had been almost 20 years ago and was excited to return with my history-oriented husband. He loved it. Food was great, service was good, ambiance was tremendous.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe allure of Gadsby's isThe allure of Gadsby's is its age and the historical folks who have dined here. I love it.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time. We usuallyWe had a great time. We usually bring out-of-town guest for lunch or dinner. Great wait staff and enjoyed conversation with colonial actor John Hall.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fact that George WashingtonThe fact that George Washington patronized this place was cool enough to get us in the door. At first glance, we were a little worried, but once we were ushered into the dining room everything came together. The interiors are very simple and historically accurate. The menu was small, but reflective of what fare might have been back then. Even the dishware had a colonial feel! Best part of the evening was a surprise visitor that entertained the room for a short while---adding a memorable note of authenticity and charm. A very unique experience that was a fun part of our trip.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First ImpressionsI genuinely enjoyed my first visit to Gadsby's Tavern. The colonial setting was relaxing and unusual. The food was very good. I recommend the french onion soup. An actor portraying a 17th century gentleman cycles through the room giving a bit of history and song. Altogether very enjoyable.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHistorical gemWhat great historical ambiance! If you want to feel like you have just been enveloped in a warm, 1700s wool blanket, sit at a rustic table at Gadsby's near the fireplace at a place setting complete with a tin plate charger. The entertainment by the history player was delightful. The food was fantastic; the salmon was perfectly prepared. Didn't want to leave the jolly, neighborhood gathering atmosphere!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a gem particularlyThis was a gem particularly for the history buff! Beautifully restored and maintained. Gave you a flavor for life in the 1700s, and was a treat to share the space with the memories of our founding fathers. Food was delicious.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had lunch at Gadsby's TavernWe had lunch at Gadsby's Tavern on our last day of a week's vacation. The food was outstanding and the hostess and waitress were very sweet and friendly. I highly recommend the roast beef sandwich for lunch. Delicious!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!!! Food was excellentGreat place!!! Food was excellent and service was awesome.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were greeted right awayWe were greeted right away and shown to our seats. The back room was very cozy. Our server was friendly and helpful. We ordered the prime rib as well as the filet mignon. Both were delicious. Nice menu with a variety of options.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM