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Old Hickory Steakhouse
Old Hickory Steakhouse

Old Hickory Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gaylordnational.com
  • Phone: (301) 965-4000
  • Hours of Operation: Mon -Sat: 5:30pm - 9:30
    Sunday 5:30 to 9:pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Sheppard
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Old Hickory at Gaylord National offers the utmost in Private Dining services. Old Hickory can accommodate semi private and private room needs throughout the year. Old Hickory is designed into five dining rooms which invite parties of 10 to 200. From our beautiful Wine Room to our stunning RiverView Room, Old Hickory is the perfect venue for any occasion from Birthdays, Anniversaries, Convention dinners to Board Meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Christine Canonica (301) 965-3728

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free for 3 Hours in Hotel Self Park.
A word from Old Hickory Steakhouse
For the finest in sophisticated dining, treat yourself to Old Hickory Steakhouse, where we make dinner truly an unforgettable experience. Overlooking the meandering river in our two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse—Gaylord Hotels" signature restaurant—features a stylish and contemporary design, modeled on the interior of an elegant Georgian row house. Indulge in the finest wines as you savor tender, premium Black Angus Beef seared-to-perfection just the way you like it. Old Hickory takes pride in only offering the finest cuts in superior quality, all-natural 1855 beef
Experience a tableside presentation of flavorful cheeses. All presented by our Maitre D' Frommage
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Went there for our 13 year anniversary. The bill was almost $300 for two, but well worth it for a special occasion. Our staff was accomodating and knowledgable. Friendly, but certainly not intrusive. Make sure you request a water view. Other review sites, even list the table numbers to be exact, but you'll be fine with just requesting a water view. Food was AMAZING. Crabcake and cheese plate appetizer. Kobe Steak and PorterHouse Steak. Divine. Can't talk about the food enough. The only thing I found odd was they served cold bread."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love the ambiance and service. However, the price doesn't match the flavor. I thoroughly enjoyed the crab cake and risotto however the steak (ribeye) was fatty more than normal and not flavorful. Overall, okay, but not work the money."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had a good time here and would come back it was the night of my engagment and everything was top notch and she said yes."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable of all menu items"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Visited here for a special birthday, the food was great as always and the view was amazing. Request a table in the far end dining hall as it provides a spectacular view of the national harbor, we were lucky enough to enjoy the beautiful sunset over dinner which added to the experience. The service was a bit slow and our waiter at times seemed to be confused and constantly present which was a bit imposing on our dinner experience but overall a great experience. I would definitely recommend Old Hickory...their steaks are amazing."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very nice setting, good food. Amazing Potomac River views."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Amazing food, great atmosphere. Went for boyfriends 31st bday dinner- this place was absolutely perfect! Service exceptional! Great for couples or groups looking for an hip, classy, upscale environment. I will absolutely return!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "4 entree's ordered 3 were very good ...1 very poor sent it back and came back just as unsatisfactory.....It was just a tough piece of meat poorly prepared...I was not offered an alternitive...For the price, I expected better quality"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Loved our steaks and side dishes. All well prepared and served hot. While the food was great and our server was knowledgeable and friendly, the food preparation was extremely slow. From the time we ordered until the entrees arrived it took just less than one hour. If you lack patience, I would suggest you eat at the sports bar."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The ambience of the restaurant is amazing; the tall ceilings really give it a grand feel. The service was terrific. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The wine list was great and the bottle we shared was fantastic. We were there for our proposal and it couldn't have been a better evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very nice dinning experience. We went there for Father's day dinner since we were staying at the Gaylord and my request to be seated in the Potomac River Dinning Room was honored upon our arrival. They also allowed us to switch tables, when my husband requested to be moved to a window table once other diners left. The food was awesome and our waiter, Joe, was very informative."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We loved everything about the place, food and service. My husband and I went to Old Hickory Steakhouse to celebrate our anniversary. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. The wine was reasonably priced compared to similar places. One of our favorite features which was unique to us was their cheese aged in their cheese cave which we ordered for appetizer. Old Hickory Steakhouse is highly recommended by us."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I both ordered the 8 oz filet medium rare. We were both very disappointed in the dry, flavorless, over charred piece of meat we received. Not going back :("
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was terrific! First class service, awesome cheeses and wine. The entrees were delicious. My only complaint has nothing to do with the restaurant itself.....there was a wedding below the restaurant, so you could hear and feel a little of the music below. That was only slightly annoying. But everything about the place itself was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Greeted with style and a mention of our special night, shown to our choice of tables, and were doted upon. Dining was first rate, and were made to feel special. Very enjoyable, loved the evening."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Awesome steak, Cheese plate, side, and wine. Superb service. Highly recommended for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We'd read some great reviews on this restaurant, so perhaps our expectations were too high. The wedge salad was a pleasant surprise in that the bacon was a real treat. The filet was cooked nicely; the mashed potatoes were a little too liquid, but the crispy Brussell sprouts were good. Our server was very pleasant, but he didn't know a thing about wine. When we asked for a recommendation on a bottle of Cabernet, he offered a taste of any of their wines by the glass. The restaurant apparently doesn't have a sommelier. Ultimately, we had to recognize that the Gaylord exists to service conventions, so we shouldn't have expected any more than a high-end hotel chain dining room. Sorry to have spent one of our four nights in DC there."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for a group dinner, 14 people because of the convention center location and reviews. First, the server was NOT knowledgeable of the wine offerings; we chose 3 different wines, by the bottle, and each time the server had to go check if they had it. It told 45 minutes just to get drinks on the table. With that said, the Food was amazing, the entire group loved it. Just to give you an idea of time, our reservation/arrival time was 8pm....Time we wrapped up dinner was 11:45pm. Our group will not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Awesome, dye night. Service was impecable, cheese presentation and selection very good and dinner selection couldn't have asked for anything better. If you haven't had the pleasure of dining at The Old Hickory Steak House you should make a point too, you will be impressed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent service, beautiful view and amazing food!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Old Hickory is a great spot in national harbor. Sunday night is a great time to go. Not to busy and the staff was great. We had drinks at the bar before dinner Steven was very attentive his manager Joseph talked to us about the dounut infusion that he created which was great! Dinner was good as well and krasimir our server was very nice and had great suggestions. The food and service was great. Such a hidden spot in the harbor. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food was appropriate for the price for the area. The service was not as good as the Nashville Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Nashville Gaylord's convention center, but it was appropriate for a high end restaurant. They seemed short on staff and our waiter did a great job but struggled to keep up. Where things fell apart was the noise level. There are 3 dining rooms. One in the back was very quiet, one in the front was almost empty. And the one in the middle was perfect until they pulled a bunch of tables together and sat a huge group right beside us. When I made the reservation I noted that we were driving 1.5 hours for a special occasion. I would have expected the management to factor that in when choosing tables."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Features 48 day dry aged steaks and other fine dinging options. Excellent service and quality."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant (expensive) in huge Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor. Wonderful views of Potomac river and new ferris wheel"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Let's get the food out of the way; we loved it. Lamb chops were appealing, and none of us regretted the decision. Now the bad news: our server. First, he spent an inordinate amount of time on the menu - yes, he read each and every description of each and every dish to us. Perhaps he thought he was impressing us, but he actually insulted us. Then, after that show, he pretty much disappeared. When we weren't ready to order when he was ready, and we asked for TWO minutes, he disappeared for fifteen. Had to ask for napkins and meat knives. Didn't refill wine glasses. Totally gone when we wanted the check. The single gent at the next table left after repeatedly asking for the check. Fire this Argentinian with attitude but no skill."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "If your looking to impress chose Old Hickory Steakhouse, the service is beyond great, and the food is spectacular."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great Fun, very nice people working there. Andrew was a trip, very professional at his job, we were too laid back for him but had fun!! Andrew knew is wines, made a great selection, excellent suggestion for th sauce to accompany our perfectly cooked and spiced steak. GOSH IT WAS GOOD!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I had been wanting to try Old Hickory Steakhouse since seeing their restaurant at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. The location in FL was wonderfully themed with a Southern Florida Everglades feel and looked like it was not only a lot of fun, but classy at the same time. The location at the National Harbor in Maryland as nicely appointed with a upper-class yacht/map/lighthouse motif. It was nice. The server was freindly and was nice enough to make several suggestions and offer comparisons between different steaks on the menu. The food was only so-so and certainly not worth the price we paid - $106 for a NY strip and a filet. Both were good cuts, but were very 'peppery'. $8 for garlic potato puree was a bit mutch too."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for our honeymoon dinner. Everything was great, and make sure you save room for dessert. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very noisy, like a cafeteria. Food was good but far far too salty. French onion soup was great. Short but enigmatic Maryland waiter was great. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. We had cheese from their cheese cart. The soaked walnuts that accompanied the cheeses was AMAZING! French onion soup was the best I've ever had. NY Strip is not my "go to" steak but it was recommended and it was melt in your mouth perfect. The service was a bit of disappointment. Started out strong but my husband had to ask twice for his soda and halfway through our entree, we both ran of out water, so neither of us had anything to drink. Recommend for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Have dined here several times. This time...waited 10 mins to be seated with reservation; dining room obviously short staffed; the bread center was refrigerator cold; waiter forgot the wine list. The outdoor patio is a well kept secret."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had an 11 am reservation and the staff was still getting things in order when we arrived. It was clear they had never done this before. I was told when I made the reservation that there would be a kids menu (there was not but the kids could order off the adult menu for half the price of $77/pp). All my daughter wanted was pancakes (not worth $35+ dollars). The seafood bar consisted of Alaskan crab legs, oysters and jumbo shrimp which was excellent. In addition, they had a cheese table, fruit and pastries and you could order an appetizer and entree from the brunch menu. Drinks (which I had to ask for) were extra. Gratuity for our party of 3 was automatically included. Brunch for one adult and 2 kids = $200 WAY OVER PRICED! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We are not that familiar with this restaurant--this was our first visit, and it was for brunch. I would like to try it for dinner sometime. The service was excellent, and the food we had for brunch was good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very informative waiter. Steven knew the products and were able to assist with making selections easier. Things went well."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Fist visit celebrating 30th anniversary. Asked one week in advance for a window seat. Request was not met, nor was our celebration acknowledged. I really don't care about that, but the adjacent table received an anniversary acknowledgement by the manager who ignored us. Service was slow and wait staff seemed bored. The food was very good, but pricey, and service barely mediocre."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The staff was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious. We had a great table with a great view of the water. Since it was our anniversary the table for 2 was perfect. We would definitely come back again. The restaurant had a very warm and cozy feel."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were greeted promptly in the lobby. The host was dressed well and accommodating, offering us a drink from the bar while waiting to be seated. The food was very well presented and flavorful. The seating is spacious and comfortable. Service staff was prompt, presentable and knowledgeable. The only negatives are the portion sizes and over priced wine. Not every one can eat a pound+ of steak but they may still want a specific cut. Now about the wine. I'm no wine snob BUT I do know the difference between a $15.00 & $.40.00+ bottle. I always expect to overpay when ordering by the glass however paying the retail price of the bottle for a glass(gl $16 bt retail $15) is really taking advantage of the captive diner that enjoys a glass of wine "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was top notch. Exactly what you would expect from a high end steak house. However, the service was not. I need to be fair here. The ancilary service people were wonderful. Our server just wasn't great. She was very attentive at first but then she got sat with a very large table and we became an afterthought. If I am paying these kind of prices for a dinner out, I better never be an afterthought. When our filets were delivered, they did not give us steak knives and it took about 5 min to get knives. We also ordered bernaise and peppercorn sauces to go with our steaks. These were not delivered until we were half way done with the steaks. Once we were finished with dinner, it took long periods of time to get our check."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food at Old Hickory was outstanding. Our waiter, Steve, was superb - among the best waiters we have ever had anywhere. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the milkshake dessert was not to be missed! A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/3/2014