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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.
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Kennett Square, PA 19348
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
Will Brown / Bruce Galloway
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
1906 at Longwood Gardens Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 !
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!
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.
Somewhat disappointed in my order of a beautifully plated salmon. For the price (around $30.00) it was very dry. It was still tasty, however, and the skin had a beautiful crust. My friends black bass was incredibly delicious and moist. So while the salmon was disappointing, the entire meal was still delicious. The finale to the meal was a candy/glass Apple encrusted mousse that you open by tapping the candy apple. Delicious! The service was wonderful and we were seated exactly in an area that I had requested. Thank you again, Longwood, for a memorable meal.
I have eaten many times at this venue. This time the food was not up to par I felt.
For the price should be excellent and it was so so. Wait staff was great as usual. Great and relaxing atmosphere. Always pleasant to have lunch there and to be at LWG's.
My omelette had a lobster tail in the center and the lobster tasted "musty" not fresh Maine lobster. Ice tea had no flavor and I have had good tea. The coffee was weak and I usually rave about the great coffee. Overall, the day was nice and we lucked out with the weather.
Our server natalie was terrific. However 42$ 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
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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