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1906 at Longwood Gardens

4.8
4.8
7314 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

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

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What 7,314 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Western Suburbs

    Scenic View

  • Western Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful and friendly hostesses and servers. Delicious cocktail. The mushroom appetizer was delicious, but quite filling.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and the food, service, drinks and ambiance was great! We will absolutely be going again
  3. N

    Nate

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Service was a tad slow but it was packed. Prices on the high side but willing to pay more for great food and drinks. Overall highly recommend.
  4. LN

    LaurenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and our experience, including food and drink, made it a special celebration. The birthday "girl" (57 year-old-woman) thoroughly enjoyed it.
  5. ST

    SavorTheTaste

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a guest who has regularly dined at 1906, I was genuinely pleased to experience management’s return to traditional quality for which the restaurant is known. However, the glass of Royal Sangria I ordered was filled half full with ice and a pineapple slice at the bottom of the glass was less than fresh. More attention could be given to the preparation of drinks.
  6. ML

    MariaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary in 1906. The food and the service were great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was exceptional!
  8. JH

    JamesH

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The miatake mushroom appetizer is delicious. It’s a great dining location.
  9. I

    Idalucia

    Philadelphia

    206 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    206 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were all excellent from the always yummy Kenneth Square Mushroom Soup, and delicious Jumbo Lump Crab Cake to excellent cooked to order Jail Island Salmon and then the most perfect Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, dinner was excellent. My only negative comment would be about the watery cocktails.
  10. l

    lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was wonderful. We ate outside on the covered patio and the fans created a cooling breeze so it was very comfortable. The food was incredible and I loved the variety of entrees. Our server Ryan, was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely be dining here again.
  11. DK

    DeniseK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely enjoy eating at 1906 when I am with grownups. With Children, I enjoy the cafe or the beer garden. All of the food at all three places is always delicious! Can't go wrong. But my FAVORITE is 1906!!!
  12. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had an enjoyable dinner experience at the 1906 Restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere great food
  14. M

    March5

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience as noted - excellent food, attentive service, and relaxing atmosphere. The brioche rolls in flower pots were fresh and tasty, the crab cake and salmon entrees were well prepared, but it was the Chocolate Cherry Flower Pot dessert that was an unexpected surprise. It was so cleverly presented and a wonderful way to end a very delicious meal.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!! Not only was it delicious, it was beautifully presented! Our waitress was so nice and accommodating. Will definitely return another time!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had a nice meal. For some reason our order was not put through right away so it took quite awhile for our food to be delivered. Still was a great meal.
  17. N

    Nory58

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small menu but very well balanced as well as the wine and cocktails list. Service is always great
  18. CC

    ChrisC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner in the outdoor seating area last night. Server was Tiffany and she was totally pro. The menu concept of 'past, presnt and future' is kind of cool and the dishes (mostly) did not disappoint. Outside was quiet- inside, less so. Only wrinkle was a way too warm glass of red wine owing to being stored at the outdoor bar. I rescued it with a few ice cubes and then sympathetic Tiffany brought me one from the (cooler) inside bar at no charge- nice. Our 9yo was with us and he is a good restraunt attendee- would not recommend this place for picky, younger, or multiple kids. There is a high end vibe and and the kiddos need to roam, etc, stick to the (also nice) cafeteria or beer garden right next door.
  19. CS

    ChristopherS

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Excellent overall experience. Save room for dessert
  20. LG

    LinG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding! We arrived earlier than our reservation and since there were some tables available, we were seated early. However, this table was in a high traffic, less desirable area that I guess is saved for folks without reservations. The table was tiny and the waiter seemed to want to rush us a bit. Otherwise, we had a delicious dinner.
  21. k

    kathyr

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been in years, and was thrilled with the entire meal! Will be back soon!
  22. M

    Mark

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the opening of the new light exhibit and as a birthday gift, stayed locally overnight and went to 1906. Past memory was expensive and snobby. NOT SO this time. John our server was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Started with the special drink (light included!) and it was super refreshing. The Chambord drink was presented as described and good. Stone fruit salad was served in an exciting way and delicious, and the super large mushroom appetizer (FUTURE) was served with delicious dressing. It was good, a bit bland, but had some flavor; just different to try. Our mains were the pork (perfectly cooked, and served with excellent accompaniments-the grits were a tad salty), and the lobster (delicious, a bit on the small side but with really good accompaniments). We shared the strawberry dessert (VERY good and great whipped cream added). Over all a very good meal, with reasonable prices and friendly service. We sat outside at a table reasonably spaced for COVID and enjoyed a slight breeze (were we lucky). Thanks for the memory!
  23. RG

    RandyG

    Jackson Hole

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John, our server, was exceptional
  24. NY

    NYBred1952

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with relatives to celebrate a birthday and it was great! All food was delicious, esp salmon, service was excellent and the surroundings are beautiful. The outdoor dining is covered with a canopy so if it drizzles, no problem.
  25. FD

    FrancesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very personable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our experience very much.
  26. L

    Lizz

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1906 is my happy place!!! Service and food are always excellent!!
  27. B

    Betsy

    Greensboro

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service in a lovely setting. The food was fresh and tasty.
  28. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional experience. Best to sit on the deck and be in the woods.
  29. j

    jarn

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed 1906. We arrived a little early and they graciously seated us. Our server was friendly & efficient. The food was good. 1906 has a beautiful setting and it was a lovely experience.
  30. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place to eat. Food was exceptional, service was great. Ambiance was wonderful.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the wine. Overall food experience was outstanding - we cant wait to come back again
  32. KF

    KennettFamily

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new summer menu is delightful! We eat at 1906 fairly frequently and always are impressed with the quality of the service, food and ambience. A special shout out to Natalie who went above and beyond to ensure that we had a special experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very welcome retreat out of the hustle and bustle - mushroom soup, salmon and cheeseboard were al excellent. Drinks are pricey …and the only thing that could have been better was the coffee which was not very hot..but other than that- great service and nice night !
  34. JM

    JenniferM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was all amazing! The food and drinks were the best we have ever had! We really enjoyed the flower pot desert. That was our absolute favorite!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seeking a different, unique and somewhat affordable dining experience. We were not disappointed. Highest marks go to the unusual menu. I will recommend this restaurant to friends.
  36. SJ

    ShannonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! Service was amazing. Highly recommend
  37. GK

    GraceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was excellent and accommodating. The table setting and location of our table was perfect. My friends and I had a lovely time and enjoyed our lunch.
  38. v

    vicb

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My wife and I went to Longwood Gardens to celebrate our 46th Anniversary and decided to eat lunch at 1906. We did make a reservation the day prior to our visit. Our waitress was outstanding. She explained the menu very well for our first time visit. The bread to start the meal was very good and presented in a flower pot as if it was cooked in that pot. My wife ordered the Filet Mignon with fries and broccolini. My wife likes her steak well done and the kitchen managed to cook it well done while still maintaining a tender piece of meat. The Demi-glace that accompanied the steak was excellent. The fries were good and the broccolini cooked to perfection. The price was very expensive but worth it for our anniversary. I started with the Kenneth Square Mushroom soup. The soup was excellent with plenty of mushrooms in an excellent broth. I chose the Jail Island Salmon with coconut jasmine rice, peach salsa, avocado. The salmon was a bit underdone, the ends cooked to perfection but the middle somewhat raw. The rice was moist and the salsa that accompanied it was very good. The avocado was a schmere on the plate. We opted to share the Chocolate Cherry Flower Pot which consists of a flower pot made from buttercream frosting and inside was chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, cherry jam, cherry mousse, vanilla ice cream topped with edible flowers. We both enjoyed this dessert although I would have liked more of the Cherry Jam in the dessert. I tried one of the flowers but probably would not have that again. An excellent place but expensive.
  39. KR

    KendallR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic, from the cocktails to the food, such a gorgeous setting, my absolute favorite restaurant!!
  40. RA

    RuthA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated as soon as we arrived, the server was so thoughtful and efficient.

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 7314 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today
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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