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About 1906 at Longwood Gardens

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.

When making a reservation, choose "Standard" for a main dining room table or "Outdoor" for seating in our Heated Enclosed Patio. If the only selection presented is "Outdoor", our main dining room "Standard" is fully booked.

Plan Your Visit Early!
Admission to Longwood Gardens is by timed admission ticket or Member Reservation only.
Buy your tickets or make your Member Reservations before you arrive as sell out is likely. Visit longwoodgardens.org
for real-time ticket availability prior to your visit.

1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
October 1 to October 31
Open Daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Open until 6pm October 6, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

November 1 to November 22
Open Daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm

Thanksgiving Day, November 23
Open 11:00am to 8:00pm

November 24 - January 7, 2018
Open Daily from 11:30 - 7:30pm
Seating until 8:30pm on Peak Visitation Nights

Cross Street:
Route 1

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 388-5290

Website:
http://longwoodgardens.org/dine/1906-fine-dining-room

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 our Group Visits Department at (610)388-5223

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.

Executive Chef:
Will Brown / Bruce Galloway

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

1906 at Longwood Gardens Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (187)
Local Ingredients (156)
Creative Cuisine (140)
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Good for Anniversaries (130)
Scenic View (130)
Good for a Date (126)
Great for Outdoor Dining (124)
Worth the Drive (122)
Good for Birthdays (111)
Quiet Conversation (109)
Fit for Foodies (109)
Great for Lunch (106)
Seasonal (102)
Sunday Lunch (85)
Romantic (83)
Healthy (57)
Casual (51)
Authentic (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (44)
Cozy (41)
Great for Brunch (40)
Fun (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Organic (25)
Disabled Access (24)
Afternoon Tea (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Business Meals (18)
Afternoon Coffee (17)
People Watching (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Vegan (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Live Music (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Happy Hour (2)
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Waterfront (2)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I expected so much more from this restaurant. The food was just ok. You could get the same quality at a much cheaper restaurant. We expected to be able to look out the windows and be able to see the gardens while we ate. Nope couldn’t even see out the windows. We don’t usually drink alcohol during meals so we ordered a coke. It came out in an old school glass bottle which would be great if we were at a pop shop. We felt like we were children when they set the bottles on the table. Also the tables are set so close to the next it is very hard to have a conversation without half the restaurant knowing what your saying. Please don’t make our mistake and expect it to be grand. It was not.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. Our reservation was for the covered outdoor heated patio. Upon entrance it felt very warm. Although prior to our entrees being served we all needed to put our coats on. Service was quite slow. We had no appetizers and our meal was 2 hours long. My husband had the black bass which he felt was bland. The children had the pasta with shrimp which was fantastic. I had the tenderloin which was slightly undercooked for my liking but more than that is was barely warm. I did not complain as service was already so slow and we still had so much more of the gardens to explore before close.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I took a bus trip from Lebanon County to Longwood Gardens and we decided to make reservations at 1906, we are very glad we did. The food and service was excellent. We plan on returning in the Spring and we will eat there again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

No restroom. You must use the public rr. Had to wait In line for 10 minutes. Waited in line as though I was in Disney world . This is not a fine dining experience . We dine regularly in North Jersey and New York. And this is definitely not a fine dining restaurant. My husbands pork chop was under cooked. He asked them to cook it a bit longer and it was still too rare to eat. Will not return or recommend.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 3 days ago

We've always enjoyed our meals at 1906. The prices are getting a bit steep for what is offered. Will be considering other dining options in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Best duck I have eaten in the last 20 years, skin a little crisp with a nice medium temp on the meat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We go to 1906 whenever we go to Longwood gardens, absolutely love it. The desserts are outstanding. Overall, the food is a bit pricey but good and we will definatly go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Always love the ambiance, great food, great mushroom soup. Main dining room very comfortable, with plush chairs, etc. Really need to expand the dining room, get away from the tent area in the winter time. With the great food, great staff, Longwood realy needs a bigger dining room/restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

The menu was diverse as it encompassed the traditional meat (ribeye and beef tenderloin), lamb, fish and vegetarian options. The mushroom soup was exquisite (you have to partake as you ARE in the mushroom capital of the world). Our waitress, Nya, was as warm and inviting as she was quick and helpful, recommending a beautiful red that paired well with our dinner.
From the appetizers, through the entree to the desserts and coffee, everything was as pleasing to the eyes as they were to the palates.
My only knock on the experience was the price. Each of the entrees, while not, sparing in portions, certainly were not sparing on the wallet.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We are frequent diners at 1906 at Longwood. Occasion was my birthday, and the menu's highlighted special of rack of lamb for two was worth the price. Also, the featured wine, a Decoy red, paired well with the lamb. We want to damp,e other items on the Winter Menu before the end of the holiday season at Longwood.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good. Love the mushroom soup. Server was very good. We always dine at 1906 when visiting Longwood.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The menu listed on Open Table is a different menu and some of the items listed were $3 more expensive. Expensive is OK with me when it matches the food quality, a creative menu, and most of all the service. Service was Applebee's quality - for what we were paying? At 2 pm they claimed they ran out of hamburgers (which was not listed but other people were eating them). We had to waive to get a server. Bread was not offered - had to ask. The bread comes in a potting planter - mine was all broken inside. Never asked us if we wanted more wine. We sat outside which was delightful and the fact that the service was poor just gave us more time to enjoy the woods. Food was good but again overpriced for the whole experience. But I'm glad I tried it. I wonder if they are like this because most people are not locals? You cannot go to this restaurant unless you purchase your $27 entrance fee.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

1906 is always a treat! The 1906 cocktail and mushroom soup are always excellent! Their creme brule was perfect - so creamy with just the right amount of brule! The only disappointment was the lobster omelet - lobster and omelet were bland. Usually includes nicely dressed greens which were sparsely dabbled on top. Quite sad for over $20. Next time I'll skip the omelet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

My friends and I had reservations for 5:15. We wandered around Longwood more quickly than we had anticipated and were hungry early. 1906 was very accommodating to seat us an hour early. Service is very attentive. The mushroom soup, brioche, and coffee are not to be missed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed another outstanding dining experience. The food was delicious and the service, outstanding.

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·Dined 5 days ago

always a treat to dine here.
Management staff always excellent to serve customers.

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

The ambience was lovely but the food only so-so. My friends had a burger which they said was good. But my friend and I had the omelette which was definitely not good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Delightful decor, fabulous food (loved the "Flower Pot" dessert!) and charming server added up to a memorable meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch this year unlike last year which was very disappointing. We were seated inside as per our request. Our server was excellent. We shared the fabulous mushroom soup. We'll return next year when we visit for the Christmas exhibit.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 5 days ago

We choose to have my mothers birthday luncheon at 1906 every year. She just turned 94 and we just had lunch there on Wednesday and were delighted. The food is even more delicious than I remembered. If course having the proximity to the Christmas display is the icing on the proverbial birthday cake. Having homemade yeast rolls in the flower pots is of course the annual treat !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was wonderful. Food was very overpriced for what you get. I expected much more. Just normal restaurant food certainly nothing exceptional. Tables are also to close together it gets uncomfortable easily.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined 6 days ago

For our annual Villanova Holiday dinner meeting, my three girlfriends and I decided to treat ourselves to a stroll through the amazing Waterloo Gardens Christmas displays and REALLY treat ourselves to a wonderful meal at 1906. We had a splendid time, service, drinks, appetizer and meals were all excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been to 1906 several times and are never disappointed. I have food allergies and they are always addressed and the chef makes my food delicious. Thank you !

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 6 days ago

I was really impressed with this place ,, the food was fantastic will come back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Loved the food and the service. Our waitress was wonderful.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent, altho a little high priced. Service was also excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

small portions for the price. food was good but not outstanding. I have been coming
here for 10 years and this year was a little disappointing.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The pork chop was amazing, and Lori is the absolute best!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Good was delicious. Loved the mushroom soup. Our waiter was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, expertly prepared, attractive, delicious

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Thankfully we eat in the cafeteria normally and once a year go to 1906 for Christmas. We can only afford to do 1906 once a year.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Limited menu selections and has become more pricey.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were outstanding ! We can't wait to go back ....

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

We were an hour late for our reservation and they still seated us, that was a plus. Our table however was not an ideal one but what can you expect when you are late. Our waitress did not appear to have much patience and appeared to just tolerant us. It was getting full and perhaps she had a long night ahead of her. My guest was very pleased with the mushroom soup and salmon as well as the wine selection for the evening. I chose the crab cake which was tasteless but than again I'm from Baltimore so my expectations were high. The presentation of the tenderloin was pleasing to the eye but not to my palette. Again it was pretty tasteless. Perhaps I'm coming down with a cold and was not able to enjoy the food that evening. In any event I will try it again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Somewhat disappointed in my order of a beautifully plated salmon. For the price (around $30.00) it was very dry. It was still tasty, however, and the skin had a beautiful crust. My friends black bass was incredibly delicious and moist. So while the salmon was disappointing, the entire meal was still delicious. The finale to the meal was a candy/glass Apple encrusted mousse that you open by tapping the candy apple. Delicious! The service was wonderful and we were seated exactly in an area that I had requested. Thank you again, Longwood, for a memorable meal.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

I have eaten many times at this venue. This time the food was not up to par I felt.
For the price should be excellent and it was so so. Wait staff was great as usual. Great and relaxing atmosphere. Always pleasant to have lunch there and to be at LWG's.
My omelette had a lobster tail in the center and the lobster tasted "musty" not fresh Maine lobster. Ice tea had no flavor and I have had good tea. The coffee was weak and I usually rave about the great coffee. Overall, the day was nice and we lucked out with the weather.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our server natalie was terrific. However 42$ filet "choice cut" not prime? 60$ wagyu beef was cooked and prepared properly, but was acme quality steak in my opinion. My wifes rack of lamb was delicious. Just think they need to rethink their quality of steak

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Limited, eclectic menu coupled with room that did not utilize the ambiance of Longwood Gardens made this not a good value for the price. Service was excellent and the noise level was conducive to good conversations with our friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service friendly and well meaning but erratic and slow. Food overpriced. Seated on covered patio where temperatures ranged from too cold to tropical when heaters turned on.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

After reading all of the previous reviews, I was really concerned that service would be horrible, but I didn't have ANY service problems at all. The Food was amazing-melt-in-your-mouth. Overall, I had a 5 star experience. My waiter was Allen, and I recommend that you ask for him.

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