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1906 at Longwood Gardens

4.8
4.8
7196 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Both Timed Admission Tickets for Gardens entry and 1906 reservations are required; limited availability for 1906 reservations.

When making a reservation, choose Standard for a main dining room table or Outdoor for seating on our outdoor deck in Spring/Summer and in our Heated Enclosed Patio in Fall/Winter. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR DECK IS NOT HEATED IN THE SPRING. PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY. If the only selection presented is "Outdoor", our main dining room "Standard" is fully booked.

PAID GARDEN ADMISSION IS REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE RESTAURANT. Buy before you arrive! Go to https://tickets.longwoodgardens.org to purchase timed tickets or to make Member Reservations.


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Booked 79 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 388-5290

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Will Brown & Adam Kapa

  • Neighborhood

    Kennett Square

  • Cross street

    Route 1

  • Parking details

    Longwood offers free parking for our guests.During peak visitation times, free off-site parking may be used if our on-site lot is full. Transportation is provided between the off-site parking and the Visitor Center entrance. Please follow the signage and note the Longwood staff members directing traffic on peak visitation days.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Member Pricing: Wine & Jazz 3-Course Prix Fixe

    $78.00 per person

    Jun 4, 2022 only
    Please note: Separate Wine & Jazz Festival admission tickets for entry to Longwood Gardens are required to dine in 1906. Visit tickets.longwoodgardens.org to purchase your Festival Tickets. Enjoy our Three Course Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe Menu. Price includes select non-alcoholic beverages, tax, & hospitality. Seating's are between 2:30 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 6:30pm.
  • Wine & Jazz Festival 3-Course Prix Fixe

    $85.00 per person

    Jun 4, 2022 only
    Please note: Separate Wine & Jazz Festival admission tickets for entry to Longwood Gardens are required to dine in 1906. Visit tickets.longwoodgardens.org to purchase your Festival Tickets. Enjoy our Three Course Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe Menu. Price includes select non-alcoholic beverages, tax, & hospitality. Seating's are between 2:30 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 6:30pm.

Popular dishes

Menu

$105 / $98 member - includes wine; $85 / $78 member - without wine pairings. Seating 2:30pm to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 6:30pm

First Course

Wine Pairing: Merryvale Vineyards, Chardonnay, Carneros, Napa Valley, CA. Select one

  • Kennett Square Mushroom Soup

    crispy shallots, chive

    • Strawberry Salad

      marcona almonds, feta, arugula, ice spinach, elderflower vinaigrette

      Main Course

      Wine Pairing: Starmont Winery, Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, CA. Select one

      • Dry Aged Sirloin

        duck fat pave potatoes, haricots vert, chanterelles, demi

        • Olive Oil Poached Halibut

          asparagus, creamed leeks, crispy sunchokes, confit tomatoes

          • Hen of the Woods

            carrot, farro, ice spinach, mushroom demi, truffle

            Dessert

            Wine Pairing: Merryvale Vineyards, Antigua Dessert Wine, Napa Valley, CA. Select one

            • Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

              whipped cream, lemon, thyme

              • Vahlrona Chocolate Pot de Crème

                sea salt chocolate sable, whipped cream, luxardo cherries

                Last updated: May 8, 2022

                What 7,196 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                4.8
                4.8 based on recent ratings
                • 4.7Food
                • 4.8Service
                • 4.7Ambience
                • 4.4Value

                NoiseModerate

                Loved For

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                  Scenic View

                • Western Suburbs

                  Contemporary American

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                1. 3

                  3ofus

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Creative cocktails, decent wine list, chef is inventive, fresh produce, presentation is perfection, service top notch.

                2. L

                  Lynn

                  Philadelphia

                  20 reviews

                  5.0

                  20 reviews

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Food is beautiful and flavorful. Service is always friendly and professional. Drinks are very strong. We started with the mussels and mushroom soup which are favorites and did not disappoint.

                3. y

                  yummers24

                  Philadelphia

                  7 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Perfect! So tasting!

                4. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  It was a very hot day viewing the gardens but choosing to have dinner here really made our day. It was my mothers birthday so it was very special and the food was amazing as always. Our waiter Natalie was very professional and knowledgeable about the menu. I highly recommend this place for any occasion or even just to have a bite!!!

                5. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Detroit

                  33 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  33 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wonderful dining experience! After a lovely tour of the gardens, 1906 was the cherry on the compote! This was my 2nd visit to 1906, and I promised my family it was more than worth the trip. My family loved our luncheon! Thanks for helping me keep my word.

                6. C

                  Cupcake17406

                  Philadelphia

                  8 reviews

                  5.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The outdoor seating was absolutely gorgeous. The attention to detail, from the flowers on the tables to the twine and rosemary wrap on the linen napkin, just added the perfect touch to a fantastic meal. Well done, 1906!

                7. DS

                  DavidS

                  Baltimore

                  7 reviews

                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Portion size slightly small.

                8. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New York Area

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Sat outdoors surrounded by lush greenery. Beautiful setting. Food done superbly and service extremely friendly and efficient.

                9. CS

                  CarolS

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food, drinks, and service were excellent. Wonderful views and atmosphere out on the covered deck. They made our anniversary dinner a special occasion.

                10. w

                  waom

                  Baltimore

                  25 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  25 reviews

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  Beautiful outdoor setting with attentive service. Out of our group of 4, three enjoyed their meal. One person ordered the seabass and didn’t care for his dish.

                11. SN

                  SharmilaN

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  More menu choices would have been nice. Overall, a good experience. Will go back.

                12. BD

                  BillD

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Elegant and affordable. The food presentation was as delicious as the entrees.

                13. A

                  Anon

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Great service! Salmon was good. Pasta Bolognese C-. $$$

                14. CP

                  CarolP

                  Baltimore

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food4service5ambience3

                  We had a wonderful lunch, and our server, Eva, was superb. The only downsides were that my husband's sirloin was rather tough, although cooked to a perfect medium-rare, and the noise level was quite loud. That was mostly due to a 20-something with the loudest voice I've ever heard. Obviously, not your fault!

                15. JA

                  JanA

                  Baltimore

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Took my mother in law for her 85th birthday. The good was incredible! The presentation was spectacular and the service was over the top!

                16. P

                  Pasha

                  New York Area

                  5 reviews

                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We’ve made many trips to Longwood and the Brandywine area, but this was our first visit to 1906. We’ll be back. The setting is lovely for lunch and probably magical at night The menu is clever but not too clever, and the food and ingredients are fresh and well curated. A real gem

                17. ES

                  EricS

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We went there to celebrate my fiance getting her dream job. We chose to come here because this was where we had our fist date. The food was the best we've ever had, out waitress Mindy was phenomenal and the atmosphere was very romantic. This is our favorite place to go on dates.

                18. C

                  Carol

                  Baltimore

                  138 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  138 reviews

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall3food3service5ambience5

                  The setting is beautiful and that alone is a reason to go. The lunch menu is not. The menu is primarily heavy dinner choices. Other than a ceasar salad and a strawberry salad, there are no other cold/salad items. There is one hot soup and no other soups. On a beautiful spring day, the last thing we felt like having was a heavy full meal before walking in the gardens. THe food was OK but nothing memorable. The past, present, future theme is not helpful.

                19. d

                  dorisr

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Love going to the 1906 at Longwood. The food is always outstanding.

                20. S

                  Santafe67

                  New Mexico

                  7 reviews

                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Really nice place to eat - a bit on the pricey side but worth it after a long stroll around the gardens.

                21. D

                  Docsmeal

                  Philadelphia

                  36 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  36 reviews

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  We have been regular customers for years. Yesterday was a return to what 1906 had been before the remodeling and loss of fabulous hostess Joanie who was a mainstay of the experience. The menu is back to pre-COVID-19 thank goodness as well...We were lucky enough to have Ashley as our server who is fabulous and the woman who was hostess yesterday, also other times is an amazing server, Natalie, made us feel welcomed in and treated us like family. This is very different from the sad to say, aloofness we have received at the desk upon check in that was the norm after Joanie's departure. If this experience is the new norm, we are all for it!

                22. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had the steak frites and pork tenderloin as well as the cheese plate and everything was amazing. Very high quality and delicious. Our server was also very kind and attentive. The cocktails were were strong so be advised! Everything was amazing, definitely will be back.

                23. D

                  Dennis

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We ate at 1906 expecting the food to be "good" and we were pleasantly surprised to find that every one of our three lunch meals were outstanding, as was the service. We would return to Longwood Gardens for the 1906 restaurant alone. Highly recommended!

                24. ES

                  ElleS

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                  Lovely meal and service. We requested outside dining ( for the 2 of us) and our table was outside- yet it was just too close to the table to our left and right. We felt like we were on top of the guests beside us at the other 2 top. We could hear their conversation. Suggesting to give the 2 top tables more space and privacy. Otherwise, we loved our meal , service and plan to go back.

                25. AF

                  AndreaF

                  New York Area

                  7 reviews

                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We felt overdressed for our 5:30 reservation, as there were people in shorts. At the same time, this makes sense because many walk the gardens before or after their visit. Service was excellent. Food was delicious…mushroom soup, brioche bread, salmon, and pork tenderloins. The fish and pork were perfect. The grits were amazing. The drinks were tasty and presented well. We did not have dessert but from the looks of our neighbors’ desserts and their comments, they looked and tasted amazing. Will be back and would love to sit on the porch next time.

                26. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food and service were absolutely perfect!!!

                27. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Philadelphia

                  9 reviews

                  5.0

                  9 reviews

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Birthday dinner. Food was outstanding. Ate on the patio. It was raining lightly in the background. The ambiance was so relaxing. It was the first time eating there for my sister in law and her spouse. They can’t wait to come back.

                28. KK

                  KristenK

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Delicious food. Very beautiful presentation. A little on the pricey side but well worth it in my opinion! Loved it

                29. TC

                  TraceyC

                  Philadelphia

                  11 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Great flavors and well informed waiter. Lovely outdoor dining.

                30. L

                  Lindifer

                  Philadelphia

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had a lovely experience at 1906, as always. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was all-around beautiful. We look forward to going to 1906 every time we visit Longwood Gardens!

                31. PG

                  PhilipG

                  Savannah

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wonderful in every way. Can't wait to return! Food was exceptional, service terrific- and we ate outside so the ambience was amazing!

                32. JF

                  JuliaF

                  Philadelphia

                  10 reviews

                  5.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The menu selections were great as was our waitress! We always enjoy dining at 1906.

                33. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New York Area

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  I love having a nicer dining option at Longwood Gardens. Been going to the gardens for years and haven’t had a chance to eat at 1906 until today. I really enjoyed the mussels and the cheese board. I also had a nice cocktail. My husband’s steak was cooked a little more than he asked for and he said it was pretty good

                34. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New Mexico

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  An elegant small bistro with an inventive and delicious menu. I had pork loin and cheese grits.

                35. s

                  steph

                  New York Area

                  8 reviews

                  5.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  1906 is a beautiful space with large windows looking out to the woods. The seating is comfortable. The menu is imaginative and has many choices. The server was helpful and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We are looking forward to returning.

                36. SY

                  SandyY

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                  Would like to see more variety on the menu to satisfy all palettes. Prices are high especially desserts.

                37. GP

                  GeorgePBurdell

                  Richmond

                  16 reviews

                  3.0

                  16 reviews

                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                  overall3food2service4ambience4

                  We were excited about having a meal in such a beautiful location and were fortunate to be seated outside. The mushroom soup and mussels were delicious. Unfortunately, the main courses—both fish—had evidently been held before being served to us, as both pieces of fish were cool, and one was not completely cooked. The baby potatoes served with the rockfish were also undercooked. A bit disappointing based on everything we read before going.

                38. CW

                  CynthiaW

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lunch was very relaxing. Service was excellent and kind. Chicken salad was delicious. Just what my sister and I needed.

                39. J

                  Janet

                  Philadelphia

                  51 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  51 reviews

                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  My sisters, daughter and granddaughter enjoyed our lunch!

                40. BC

                  BarbaraC

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                  Service was ridiculously slow. Food was 2 steps above cafeteria food. Everyone was gracious.

                Safety precautions

                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                • Screening

                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                  • Staff temperature check required

                FAQs

                1906 at Longwood Gardens is rated 4.8 stars by 7196 OpenTable diners.

                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                Booked 79 times today
                Experiences are available.
                Google Map for 1906 at Longwood Gardens

                1001 Longwood Road Kennett Square, PA 19348

                Additional information

                • Cross street

                  Route 1

                • Neighborhood

                  Kennett Square

                • Hours of operation

                  Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

                • Cuisines

                  Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table

                • Dining style

                  Casual Elegant

                • Dress code

                  Casual Dress

                • Parking details

                  Longwood offers free parking for our guests.During peak visitation times, free off-site parking may be used if our on-site lot is full. Transportation is provided between the off-site parking and the Visitor Center entrance. Please follow the signage and note the Longwood staff members directing traffic on peak visitation days.

                • Payment options

                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                • Executive chef

                  Will Brown & Adam Kapa

                • Additional

                  Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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