Riverside Hearth - Lansdowne Resort
Riverside Hearth - Lansdowne Resort

Riverside Hearth - Lansdowne Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lansdowneresort.com/
  • Phone: 7037298400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily : 6:30am -10:30am
    Lunch : 11:30am-2pm [please check for availability]
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Takeout, View
  • Catering: Please contact us for any catering needs - we are more than happy to be at your service and ensure you and your guests expectations are exceeded

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We have ample self-parking and also offer $10 Valet for our restaurant guests.
A word from Riverside Hearth - Lansdowne Resort
Riverside Hearth provides Lansdowne Resort's guests, golfers and Local residents exceptional choices and hearty selections offered throughout the day at our buffet style restaurant. For breakfast, an assortment of fresh fruit, baked goods, house-made granola and yogurt parfaits, smoothies, bacon and sausage are just some of the options. You can also request made-to-order eggs, omelets, waffles and pancakes from our chefs in the Exhibition Kitchen.

At lunch, choose from a selection of fresh vegetables, house-made dressings and soups from our Soup and Salad Station. A variety of hot entrees are available every day, including a hearty vegetarian option. Our chefs prepare specialty sandwiches fresh from our Exhibition Kitchen just the way you like them.
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Riverside Hearth - Lansdowne Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (9)great for brunch (8)good for groups (5)special occasion (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)romantic (2)neighborhood gem (2)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Not what we expected
    Robert
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It was very disappointing. We expected an upscale buffet with many choices. Instead, it was a BBQ theme with very limited selection.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Sunday Brunch
    KarenJanel
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went with DH for Father's Day brunch. Our reservation was for 2 pm and we showed up on time and was seated quickly. Restaurant was pretty empty by this time. We were sat by window with view of golf course. Food was very good and there were a lot of options. Only downside was that brunch was supposed to end at 3pm but they started breaking down the stations at 2:30. Also they automatically added 18% gratuity to my tab which was only a party of two. Would go to again in any case.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend Highly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great for group special events as well as for couples
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I went with my family for Father's Day. The wings were apparently good (I don't eat wings), the fruit was great and so were the mashed potatoes. The brisket was dry with no sauce, the desserts were yucky and dry, the crab was fishy. The service was not so great either. We have gone here in the past and been extremely happy, but this go around we were quite unhappy and will not be returning especially for the price. We made many food jokes comparing it to the desert for the rest of the day so there was some entertainment created from the experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very, Very Accommodating!!!
    MisterDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I treated my wife to the Mother's Day Brunch held at Riverside Hearth. She has yet to stop talking about the wonderful time that she had! At first, there was a misunderstanding with the reservation. However, the staff was very, very accommodating towards me. We had an awesome table. The service was top notch (thanks, Mr. Oscar!). The food was divine!! I wish that we could dine like that every week!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I scheduled my son's First Communion brunch through Open Table at Riverside Hearth. We had a party of 16, and the staff did a top-notch job of preparing our tables in a separate section of the restaurant, which was semi-private. The food was excellent (the chef at the omelette station made incredible omelets, waffles, pancakes, and frittatas, and entertained everyone in the process!) and the atmosphere was lovely. All of my out-of-town guests commented about how impressed they were. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Riverside Hearth - Lansdowne Resort reviews archive.
  • Riverside Hearth Rocks!
    Joel
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Business lunch at Riverside Hearth was, as expected, an exceptional experience. Wait service, food, ambience, view - all fantastic. One of my favorites in the metro-DC area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MDF1
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Food was average at best, and at $80 a person for the buffet I expected significantly more than what I got.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I had hoped for
    CMGJG
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Big open, and boring. Service terrible. No one came to welcome us and explain how the buffet worked. Food was plenty but bland. Desserts looked like they were from Costco. I love Costco but would not expect to see cakes and breads that look like they come form Costco being served in a restaurant. Many diners were regulars; this restaurant is part of a resort / club. One regular was incensed that the mashed potato had run out and he had to wait for the dish to be replenished. He created a prolonged and offensive scene about it and it was shameful. Badly handled. No, we will not be back there, and no, we will not recommend this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    Jayjay
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The food was quite good for a buffet but also pricey. They had turkey, ham, prime rib, duck, salmon and the staff kept busy stocking the supply so there was none of that empty bin stuff you see at the usual buffet. The staff was attentive and cleared plates and brought beverages. I thought the manditory 18% tip for what was essentially bussing the table was excessive. The desserts could use a little improvement. There was bread pudding but with no sauce to put on it. There was ice cream but only cinnamon flavor. There was no pie but there were some little finger food things with pie flavor. I would have been happy with some apple pie and vanilla ice cream.The room is large and a bit noisey but it was possible to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch for a Buffet!
    Lila
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Thanksgiving Day lunch at the Riverside Hearth was extraordinary, albeit expensive and lean. For $60 one would expect food well beyond the average buffet and it was. The Turkey and stuffing were moist and good and the carving station also offered beef and pork. The chef worked magic on the side of brussel sprouts, but the roasted root vegetables weren't so lucky. The salad bar with minimal with a big bowl of mixed greens, orange slices, pecans and a raspberry vinaigrette. The desserts were good, especially the homemade cinnamon ice cream. All is all is was a great meal, but honestly, it was still a buffet and for the money, the value just wasn't there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Buffet
    MuShin
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My wife and I are about to start a home remodel, so we looked for a local restaurant to have our Thanksgiving meal together. We are very close to Landsdowne, and the menu for the Thanksgiving buffet looked inviting. The hostess sat us by a window with a beautiful view. We both tried the salad and seafood for our first course, and I particularly enjoyed the oysters on the half-shell. They were fresh, well shucked, and tasted delicious. We both tried the peel and eat shrimp, which were good sized and well seasoned. The raspberry vinaigrette was good, and we both thought the fruit served was ripe and flavorful. All of the entre items we tried were very good, and the turkey was moist. Dessert items were average, but decent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Lunch 2013
    n2yum
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    A nice selection on the Thanksgiving lunch buffet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving here is second to home
    baldjim
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We have gone here three different years for Thanksgiving. Although, it was not as nice as when we sat in the "On the Potomac" returant and went to tables under the waterfall. It was good - food was good, service was good. Overall if you don't want to cooka t home then it is a good place to go. For the property- I have been going here since 1989 and my wife and I no longer stay here because the property and room have gone to more and mroe disrepair. But Thanksgiving is good here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice selection
    TravelingCouple
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We visited over a weekend and had the breakfast buffet (no available menu). The selections were fresh, flavorful and many. The wait staff was very attentive. The price was a little over the top for a breakfast spread; but with no other options without leaving the resort, we ate their both days.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buffet1
    LTDinner
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Overall food was good. Omlets were excellent. French toast was briny and dry. Service was excellent. View was scenic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We went for the dinner buffet. The food was fine but for what it was, it was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I absolutely adore this place. Everyone was so friendly. My server was Barbara and she was fantastic. I also joked around with another server named Larry and he was hilarious. He had a really tough couple who were very snotty towards him but he was very polite the entire time. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is amazing. The 12oz sirloin is to die for just an fyi. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was cold, I understand
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was cold, I understand the shrimp and sushi being cold, but everything was cold. Wasnt what I was expecting for spending that kind of money, even McDonalds food is hot.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An impressive spot but unimpressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    New Years Eve Buffet was okay nothing that stood out food wise. Desserts were unimpressive some seemed like they weren't complete (banana creme very little banana flavor). Wait staff seemed untrained observed no bus service so tables were left to be cleaned.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had eaten at the Riverside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We had eaten at the Riverside Hearth many years ago and it was great. Found the price of the buffet to be very expensive considering the majority of the food was breakfast food. Way over priced for what was on the menu. Overall appearance of the facility was poor. Seats in the dining room had material pealing off. Bottom line walked away very disappointed. Will not return! Worst $288 I have ever spent on 4 people.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was very poor. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Service was very poor. We waited 10 min. or more to be served drinks. There was not enough wait staff. Food was OK not great. Limited items on buffet. Fresh cooked items were not marked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed a Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We enjoyed a Thanksgiving buffet with some very good food. There was nice variety with a super dessert selection. Our only complaint was that we had to chase down a waiter after being seated.
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  • Had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner. The service was excellent.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had great time. Food was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Had great time. Food was great. The only annoying part was opening and Closing the hot trays when getting the food. They should just kept it Open so the guests can have easy access with the Food since it didn't kept the food warm at all even when it was closed. Overall, the service was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was a very pleasant experience...se
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Was a very pleasant experience...service from every staff member was top-notch...food and good and beautifully presented...we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for breakfast. The food
    TprottVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    Went for breakfast. The food and service was awesome! Great selection of different things. Thick slab bacon, ommelet station, fresh fruit, smoothie. What a great value. Been to breakfast spots that are more expensive and aren't even close in quality. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When we arrived, the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    When we arrived, the restaurant was getting ready to close their buffet. They were unaware of our Open Table reservation. We should not have been permitted to reserve that time slot just before lunch. We ate at their other restaurant where the food was good and service was terrific.
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  • We were there 5 years ago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We were there 5 years ago and it's was great. It has gone down in quality. For the price it wasn't worth it. Will not go back!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The normal ambience was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The normal ambience was not there for Mother's Day. Felt more like a wedding reception being in the main ball room. Food was very good but would have expected a better high end selection given the $75/person price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was decent. The dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food was decent. The dining room was a flash from the past. It looks like it hasn't been updated since the 80's. My dining chair was peeling and it looked as others were too. Service was the best part of the meal!!! Would not dine there again!!
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  • I live miles away from here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    I live miles away from here for more than a decade, and I did not know such a beautiful place was tucked away right under my nose. Awesome experience, well-priced and most important awesome spread at the lunch buffet, what an ambience and view. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bland food, bland menu, bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Bland food, bland menu, bland decor. Service was friendly, but it was overpriced and underwhelming, like the rest of the resort. Definitely not returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    My wife and I enjoyed our Easter Day Brunch very much but we were surprised and not in a good way at the way the upholstery on the dining room chairs has fallen into a very well-worn state and also that Lansdowne no longer uses table linens. We were also very surprised that no spring maintenance had been performed on the grounds outside the building. None of the flower/shrub beds had been weeded, edged or mulched. Distractions that took away 3 stars from ambience. I had expected Lansdowne to put on its good clothes for Easter. The food was good with many selections to choose from and the vegetarian and the carnivore were both satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch. Have been
    Barney711
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Easter Brunch. Have been here 3 times. Cost continually goes up, food selection goes down. This will be the last time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Easter brunch in the area
    officelunch
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Our group had a wonderful experience at Lansdowne for their Easter brunch. There was plenty of food, entertainment for the kids, and fantastic service. The only drawback, which was minor was the check-in process. There were only two people utilized for check-in, they really should have had about four people assigned to this task, the process would have gone more quickly, it took about 20 minutes to be seated. Another party was seated at our table even though we arrived on time. They quickly seated us in what I thought was an even better location so it worked out just fine. The price was well worth it considering the variety and amount of food. I will book this again next year! Great job Lansdowne!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous but suffered sticker
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Fabulous but suffered sticker shock for the special brunch buffet as the price was not clear and was a LOT higher than their usual prices: meal fell into the $$$$ category rather than $$. Had we been forwarned we would have gone as a couple rather than treating a large group. Ouch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving dinner was lovely.
    Teri
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Thanksgiving dinner was lovely. The waiter was kind and attentive. The food was wonderful, simply wonderful. We were seated on time, and enjoyed the occasion. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate