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1906 at Longwood Gardens

4.4
4581 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
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 on our outdoor deck in Spring/Summer and in our Heated Enclosed Patio in Fall/Winter. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Mid-March to May 9
Open Daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm

May 10 to September 5
Open Daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 7:30pm

September 6 to October 31
Open Daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 6:30pm

November 1 to November 21
Open Daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm

Thanksgiving Day, November 22
Open 11:00am to 7:30pm

November 23- January 6, 2019
Open Daily from 11:30 - 7:30pm
Seating until 8:30pm on Peak Visitation Nights
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Phone number
(610) 388-5290
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Will Brown / Matt Anderson
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 1
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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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4581 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

It is a great restaurant to have on the grounds aLongwood garden; I would not make a trip just for the restaurant alone.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant was lovely. Our server Natalie was very attentive. She made the birthday celebration even more special. Ambiance was exceptional.....of course it was.... we were at Longwood Gardens. Highly recommend! Food was excellent.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Dinner prior to a concert. Requested and received patio seating. Very relaxed atmosphere and quiet enough to hear each other. Portions relatively small for the price, but delicious. A seasonal salad had wonderful fresh blueberries and raspberries and steal and frites featured a small, but very tender and well-made filet. Wines were poured with a generous hand, which was welcome since pricing by the glass was at the upper range. An altogether delightful experienced which set up a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Pre-concert dinner

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Creative menu drinks to appetizers, all the way to dessert. Do not expect the usual fare. Be open to trying something new. Lovely setting in a quiet treecovered corner of Longwood Gardens.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good. Service was subpar. Asked for lemon for water. Came out 10 minutes later. Asked for artificial sweetener for coffee. Coffee was served with no sweetener. Waited 5 minutes after coffee was served for sweetener to arrive. By that time, coffee was cold. Server bought me 4 packets of sugar. I asked her if this was artificial sweetener and she replied YES. Servers just didn’t have their act together. Would expect far better for the $140. we spent for the dinner. Management needs to do a better job of training and monitoring serving staff.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

What a great place to enjoy a great meal-it certainly adds to a beautiful day at Longwood Gardens.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food. Crab cake, steak fittes, cauliflower steak! Best espresso martini in forever. Just an overall excellent experiences

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food in a beautiful garden. Pleasant and efficient but not rushed service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the new look at 1906! The food was excellent, and of course, the setting was so lovely ~ always a pleasure!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dinner before a concert in the gardens.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fathers Day. Getting together with the grown up kids.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy the creative menu, great food and ambiance. Chef is especially flexible and staff is quite knowledgeable about dealing with a gluten allergy.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The new renovations are very nice. However, the entrance to the kitchen area seemed very congested for the waitstaff to come and go. I was waiting for someone to drop something. My seat was facing that area. But not my problem. Love Longwood☺ love the food!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Normally service is great. Maybe we got a new waiter. Wasn't very friendly. Forgot about my drink order until I reminded him again.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Dining at 1906 has always been a pleasure and an special way to top off a visit to beautiful Longwood Gardens. The recently revamped menu offered both old standards and exciting new options . Everyone in my party enjoyed their dinners which included the mushroom soup, mussels, duck breast and sorbet trio. Looking forward to a visit later in the summer to try some of the other offerings.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

The ambience was nice although the restaurant could use some low background music. The food was OK to fair. We had scallops with risotto, but the Rizzuto was not cooked all the way through and was hard. It took absolutely forever to get our food. We had been there for 45 minutes and only just gotten our appetizers cleared. Our waiter was not very good. He was busy organizing silverware where I could see him and I sat through half of my entrée waiting for him to bring me another glass of water or so that I could get his attention. But there wasn’t any waiter close by to us so that I could simply ask someone else. They need to have food runners walking around Making sure the guests are attended to. We did want to order dessert but we have been sitting there for so long that we didn’t even want to wait. And the waiter was very attentive when he came to bring us our check wishing us well telling us he hoped we had enjoyed the meal. I don’t know that I’ll dine in there again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A wonderful place to sit and enjoy the outdoors and a beautiful day. Fun and creative food and desserts.

Will be dining here again and again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We ate lunch on a Saturday to celebrate my son’s high school graduation. It was our first time to eat here, and the weather was beautiful so we opted to sit outdoors on the covered terrace. We were pleased with the new summer menu options, and the desserts were our favorites, especially the entirely edible chocolate flower pot. It’s not to be missed! The duck was also delicious. Overall, I would give it highest ratings for setting and desserts. We thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience and will have fond memories of celebrating our special family occasion here.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

a bit expensive foe the portion size, but a very enjoyable meal with nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Longwood Garden 1906 always has great service and great food!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great outdoor dining, good food, can't beat the scenery, great service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

AWESOME food and AMAZING service!! This is the way a restaurant should be managed. You will not be disappointed!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Always love to sit in 1906 and enjoy the experience, expensive but seem to always come back. Wish they would bring back the mushroom crepes they had the very first time I ate there years ago. Always ask for them but the kitchen can never seem to be that accommadating for the high end service and quality they want the public to see.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A very relaxed but refined atmosphere with delicious and creative food. The menu featured foods from the past, present and future and we sampled some of each. The Mushroom Soup is from the past and the best I've ever had. Another highlight was the Lemon Verbena Cheesecake. I do not ordinarily eat cheesecake but my companion wanted to split this dessert, what a luscious surprise! It was nothing like most cheesecakes, it was light and the pistachio ice cream that goes with it was out of this world!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Gourmet prices for just ok food. Also, small portions.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed dining outdoors at 1906 last Thursday on a beautiful evening. For appetizers the three of us shared the delicious and beautifully presented tempora maiataki mushrooms and the crab salad cannolis. The grilled cauliflower steak entree (vegetarian) with French Lentils on a bed of truffled cauliflower was outstanding. Then the new young new chef came out to shave truffle slices over it all. The salmon entree was equally good. For dessert we highly recommend the “flower pot.” Wow! We would recommend a visit to Longwood Gardens and this restaurant to anyone.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Interesting menu with varied options. Really great atmosphere and very attentive wait staff. Good place to impress a date.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Dustin was a fabulous waiter for our party of 9. So attentive and personable. Food and drinks were fantastic. ❤️❤️❤️this place

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal based on innovative menu (i.e. charred whole carrot on the carrot-ginger soup) Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Lovely, newly refurbished decor in the dining room with the option to eat outdoors on a tented deck overlooking the grounds. With the stunning beauty of Longwood Gardens just steps away. I can hardly think of a more lovely venue to share a meal with friends or family.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I have dined at 1906 many times. It is in a unique situation because it is within the confines of a botanical garden and you must have paid admission to the garden in order to dine there. The only other choice for food is a casual cafeteria style restaurant. That having been said...the menu has changed substantially. My guest and I did not like many of the items that were offered. I think it is trying to be too “foodie,” and I not sure that “foodies” are going to be the main clientele. I also felt that the dishes were overpriced. On a positive note, our server, Johanna, was attentive and knowledgeable. I am sure that I will dine there again only because it is really the only choice, but I hope that feedback from others like myself will bring such changes to the menu.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Don’t miss the mushroom soup. It is the best! All four of us had a delicious meal. We didn’t have dessert but saw a number of them being taken to other tables and they looked spectacular. Our service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The food was beautifully presented and delicious. My cocktail cucumber cocktail was one the most delicious cocktails ever. Only wish we had time and room in our stomachs for desert. They looked amazing. It was a delightful dining experience.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

As members of Longwood we had dined at 1906 frequently in past years. On our visit previous to this we were less than pleased as the food was just ok and the prices were there usual high. This visit was our first at the newly rennovated restaurant and menu. The restaurant is quite attractive basically in black and white with a new configuration of the seating areas. The al fresco area is lovely as always with new tranparent tenting above. The menu is interesting but considerable over priced even considering the prime venue. New options and old favorites in relatively small portions. The bread flower pot , mushroom soup and crab cake were taste. There is another dinning option at the garden so one does not need to "brake the bank" for a decent meal. Members are given a 10% discount on food and drink items.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Dinner at 1906 was a great prelude to the Rhiannon Giddons concert at Longwood Gardens. The food was delicious and the waitstaff was very accommodating. I absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

First time there since the remodel. We haven't been there in a long time. It was very nice. Food service was good. All four of us were happy and would go back.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Delightful restaurant with excellent food and service. Worth the time to drive there and the expense. Will go again!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

As always the meal and service were excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Poor service and so-so food for the price. Our server was obviously not trained before working on the floor. Terrible experience! Had taken my mother and a new friend there because I thought the restaurant was nicer than the cafeteria. Had to ask server to bring popovers after watching other tables around us (seated after we were) have them served. Strawberry shortcake dessert was dramatic (dry ice for show) but terrible presentation and taste! Should have gone to the cafeteria!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our first dining experience at 1906 was well above our expectations! There were four people in our party, one of whom is a food writer, recipe creator, tv host and food/lifestyle expert from New York City and another who travels extensively dining the world over in premiere restaurants. They both were pleasantly surprised by the menu and enjoyed their experience at 1906. The staff was consistently attentive, and the food delightfully creative and very flavorful. Both the mushroom and carrot soups were especially delicious. Two of the desserts were a bit disappointing - the sorbet trio and the strawberry shortcake. The strawberry shortcake was overcomplicated with a dry ice smoke effect and a basil shortcake that did not compliment the berries. A simple, old-fashioned strawberry shortcake would have been much better enjoyed. And, even though it was raining, we could still enjoy dining on the deck because of the beautiful canopy covering. All-in-all, we look forward to dining again soon at 1906! Thank you!

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