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1906 at Longwood Gardens

4.8
6627 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.


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
What 6627 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DorothyH
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this place was so special. The food was very good. Our server was kind. I chose the restaurant because of its location. The server upon finding out it was our anniversary had a special happy anniversary sliver of chocolate added to the dessert we ordered. They also gave us a card to celebrate our anniversary.

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DeanM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at the 1906. It's always a nice trip in order to get away from the busy of life.

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IdaZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must partake, a true dining experience, take your time and enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way!

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vipJoan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Beautiful presentation and flavors.

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PattyC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting on the porch, like being in a treehouse. Food was good, service was very good. The chocolate mousse flower pot dessert was very pretty.

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PhyllisC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ryan our server was a sweet and courteous young man. He made the lunch experience even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting, nice to sit for a meal after wandering the gardens in the heat. Staff was friendly, decor was pretty. Food was interesting, but nothing we had was stand out. Hibiscus mule was far too sweet. Fruit and berries cocktail was deliscious. Brioche was warm. Beet salad was good but over priced for what it was. Chocolate flower pot was far too sweet and rich we couldn’t eat more than half between the two of us. Overall the price was too much for the portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch was lovely. We had a wonderful waitress who was happy kind and attentive. Everyone working there was well dressed and professional. I will definitely be visiting again.

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KeithW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent crab cake and oysters. Salads were delicious too.

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Nadine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was Delicious. The "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" Lunch menu is very creative.

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SynClaire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dining at 1906 for my mother's birthday! The restaurant was lovely as were all the food dishes and cocktails. The personally signed birthday card from the 1906 staff to her was also a really sweet and unexpected gesture - she had a great time. Thank you for helping make the day special!

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Gigi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

There was a hair in my crab cake which was in the next to my last bite . Yes it was found in my mouth! I will never eat there again.

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vipBill
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1906 is simply a great restaurant. Very innovative cuisine, as they take old standby's from the past, and combine them with a number a new ideas. Lot's of very interesting dishes. Good wine list, craft beers, and awesome service. We always look forward to our next visit.

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vipIncognito007
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In one word AMAZING!!

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ellenm
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can write is perfection from Michael's excellent service to the outstanding food,

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SkipM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent! The menu is a bit limited however. Overall it was a very comfortable and relaxing time before we started our walk around the gardens!

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MaryS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining in the middle of Longwood Gardens. Fresh, locally sourced food. The Kennett Square mushroom soup is a must try. Every item on the menu is an culinary adventure.

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vipHappyGardenVisitor
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to eat outside on the porch and loved listening to the rain on the canopy and being surrounded by greenery. We each chose a different entree and shared tastes and found everything to be delightful. We especially appreciated the portion sizes, not too big, not too small.

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate inside as the forecast was a bit iffy. Had I known their outside dining is covered id have opted for outside dining which looked quite nice. Mindy, our server, was nice and professional. Service was prompt, efficient and unobtrusive. The food was very, very good. The mushroom soup got raves, two of us had the tuna (I was one of them) and it was seared nicely the way it should be. The Agnolotti and Chicken were, I’m told, very good as well. I’m used to NY prices so I wasn’t phased, but some may be. Not cheap but all in all I’d say worth it. We’ll be back.

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LinnG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service outstanding. Would eat there again & recommend it.

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NICKNAME
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS IS UNNECESSARY. THIS IS UNNECESSARY. THIS IS UNNECESSARY.

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MickG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best trained we met in a very long time (I mean years)!
We cannot recall the previous time the waiter held the chair for my wife (instead of me).

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Tuna fish was properly cooked but over salted. Waiter was hard to find after our orders were placed, though we were able to get coffee refills . Strawberry desert was overly sweet, not enjoyable, and overpriced

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Anonymous100
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious lunch. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Would return anytime.

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NATE
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant in the center of a gorgeous garden! Longwood is beyond extravagant for the whole family, 1906 was a wonderful and superbly delicious experience. Jordan, who was a new first time server, did an amazing job with his candor, recommendations, and compassion to our family. We had 2 adults and 2 small children on a hot and sweat day but we were refreshed and treated with loving respect. Can't wait to go back, the food and drinks were nothing short of amazing. Heads up though, MAKE a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious wait staff helped celebrate our 53rd anniversary.

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Janice
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great staff. Michael was friendly and helpful. The drinks and food were beautifully prepared and delicious. The special birthday treat and signed card was an extra touch of “lovely”! Thank you!! We’ll return!

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Yellow Fin Tuna Nicoise was absolutely amazing, a must have!

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PamP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very enjoyable place to dine. The food is excellent and made with fresh local ingredients. I love Longwood and the restaurant. It is way better than the cafe which I think is lacking. However, with that being said, it is extremely overpriced even for being gourmet. It’s like paying for lunch or dinner in an amusement park.

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Gourmetgal
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The mushroom soup and chocolate flower pot were outstanding. The omelette was good but very skimpy on vegetables. The lunch cost more than many expensive dinners I have had.

Unfortunately we had a server who was new. They did not not how to split the bill between cash and credit card. We had to reach out to the manager to check us out.

The value for the food is way out of line.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, drinks, and overall great time!
We look forward to doing this again and enjoying your wonderful menu!

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful outdoor seating, very attentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came to see the flowers stayed for a fabulous dinner
Excellent and well presented meal
Who knew at Longwood gardens

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vipmaxR
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great to start “normal” dining at 1906

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vipwilly
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal! Iva was a great help serving us, very pleasant and knowledgeable. One of our favorite spots now!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GwenJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Nice Service! Great Atmosphere! Will dine again!

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TeriR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful oasis for a special meal. Will be sure return when we next visit Longwood Gardens.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and ambiance!

FAQs

1906 at Longwood Gardens is rated 4.8 stars by 6627 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.