1906 at Longwood Gardens

4.8
6747 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.


Experiences

  • Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe with Wine Pairings

    $105.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 18, 2021 only

    Please note: Separate Wine & Jazz Festival admission tickets for entry to Longwood Gardens are required to dine in 1906. Visit tickets.longwoodgardens.org to purchase your Festival Tickets. Enjoy our Three Course Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Pairings. Price includes wine, select non-alcoholic beverages, tax, & hospitality.
  • Member Wine & Jazz Prix Fixe with Wine Pairings

    $98.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 18, 2021 only

    Please note: Separate Wine & Jazz Festival admission tickets for entry to Longwood Gardens are required to dine in 1906. Visit tickets.longwoodgardens.org to purchase your Festival Tickets. Enjoy our Three Course Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Pairings. Price includes wine, select non-alcoholic beverages, tax, & hospitality. Membership Card must be presented to your server to verify pricing.
  • Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe

    $85.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 18, 2021 only

    Please note: Separate Wine & Jazz Festival admission tickets for entry to Longwood Gardens are required to dine in 1906. Visit tickets.longwoodgardens.org to purchase your Festival Tickets. Enjoy our Three Course Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe Menu. Price includes select non-alcoholic beverages, tax, & hospitality.
  • Member Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe

    $78.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 18, 2021 only

    Reservations open on July 12. 1906. Visit tickets.longwoodgardens.org to purchase your Festival Tickets. Enjoy our Three Course Wine & Jazz Festival Prix Fixe Menu. Price includes select non-alcoholic beverages, tax, & hospitality. Membership Card must be presented to your server to verify pricing.

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 6747 people are saying
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lynne
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gourmet quality food, attentive servers, in a beautiful woodsy setting. Lovely in any season.

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MariaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent, food unique, delicious and great and clever presentation. Wonderful variety and selections , extremely comfortable atmosphere. Can’t wait to dine there again.

JB
vipJolieBP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love capping a visit to Longwood gardens by having a celebratory lunch at 1906. The hibiscus Martini was perfect as were our entrees of steak salad and fried oyster with chicken salad. The delicious rolls served warm in “flower pots” are always a treat. The service impeccable and the ambiance lovely. All adding up to an experience as lovely as the gardens.

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Maxie
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I so enjoy dining at 1906! It’s one of my favorite restaurants! Also, I enjoy bringing friends and family and see the look on their faces when they experience the surrounding beauty of your outdoor dining and when they taste the 1906 cuisine! I always look forward to the entire experience! Thank you

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vipLocalFoodie
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a cool birthday lunch in this dining room on a very hot Sunday and found the staff very attentive knowledgeable and helpful with some of our dietary restrictions. The salads -our appetizers and desserts -were all well prepared, but the crabcake and tuna looked like they had sat for a while- so were perhaps a little overdone. Most enjoyable were the refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails! We each ordered different ones so we could taste them. The strawberry basil and the cinnamon gingerbeer Mule were delicious. Thus restored we were able to go out and see the beautiful gardens and fountains.

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vipKarenF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. The food was amazing and so beautifully presented! I would highly recommend!

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vipPahen
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful place to dine with excellent food and service.

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SueZ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful setting!! Wonderful service! We celebrated an anniversary with our family and had a fantastic time! I would highly recommend!

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VermontEd
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was first class. While a little on the expensive side, it was still good value given the quality.

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LinB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was wonderful! There was so much attention to detail. I highly recommend sitting on the outdoor patio. It was fully shaded and overlooking a beautiful wooded area.

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Dave
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an absolute pleasure. Staff was perfect and the food was outstanding!

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ending to the afternoon at Longwood Gardens.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Wonderful atmosphere!

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JamieA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Erica, was so courteous and kind. The ambience of 1906 was perfect. The outdoor seating was also superb.

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DonnaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and did a great job making my Mom’s birthday feel special.

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JohnC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. The food and service was great. The flower pot dessert was the topper. Very unique. Will be back soon.

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mikew
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were amazing, as always! We love 1906.

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vipBarbaraR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great way to get a wonderful meal in the middle of touring the gardens.

JP
JudyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I brought 4 adults including myself and 2 children 1 being a baby. I have eaten in the 1906 many times and always been very satisfied with my meal. I have also brought my niece, being one of the adults this time, several times and we liked our meal very much. This time however 3 of us had chicken salad and fried oysters, the oysters were delicious as I would expect them to be. The chicken salad on the hand was not up to par. I ate very little and my 2 guests ate a little more to be polite. The pieces of chicken were very small and the salad was over dressed with mayonnaise, it was hard to distinguish the herbs used. My one guest who picked the tuna dish was very pleased with hers. I was disappointed, paying so much and having 2 of my guests not having what they expected. Service was fantastic, she was kind to the 2 year old and helped the mother of the 6month old with several things. We will come back but not for the chicken salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Cold, freezing cold in the dining room. Should have sat outside!

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MarcC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive without being too much. It can be difficult to achieve this balance.
All the food we ordered was prepared to perfection. Taste was exquisite, and presentation was spectacular!

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MargaretA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors on the patio. Fresh flowers on the tables. Staff is always lovely and efficient. The brioche in a clay pot with creamy salted butter is scrumptious. Best mushroom soup. Fresh berry and greens salad quite tasty. Interesting cocktail choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Family out for a night at Longwood Gardens. Our waitress Mindy was phenomenal. She was friendly, personable, helpful and went above and beyond. My tuna was amazing. Tough menu for kids and/or people who don’t like to “step out of the box” when dining (my parents). But I will be returning for the tuna and hopefully Mindy!

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Arosegrows
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful space, & great food! I only wish they had more drink options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall we had a solid experience. The food was good

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Dana
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The menu selection was extremely small. The portions were small. No vegetable selection was given. No salad. For the price of the food could have been given more. Very dissatisfied and disappointed.

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Frank
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mindy was very nice and did a great job. Our lunch was wonderful.

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CindiH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food snd drinks here. Interesting menu, past, present, future.
Recommend the oysters and fried oysters and the vibrant ting drink!
Loved eating outside on the porch! Service always amazing!

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yardleyjoe
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at 1906 was, as usual, delightful. We arrived early, with reservations, and were seated promptly. The mushroom soup was outstanding, the best we have found anywhere, and the yellow fin tuna done to perfection. The desserts were just right and presented in interesting bowls! Looking forward to our next visit - reservations already made! We felt sorry for the number of visitors who were turned away - even for lunch mid week!

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EatOut
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely place for lunch.

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JudyB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely decor and the service was excellent. I really enjoyed my mushroom soup and omelet.

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vipAnnE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Mushroom Soup!!!! Silky, flavorful, a drizzle of chive oil-heavenly. Michael suggested a French rose, which was perfect. Perfect lunch.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really unique, seasonal menu (both food and drinks) served in a gorgeous setting. Wonderful experience all around!

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JohnP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wife didn't like the Tuna. The Filet had a tough membrane between the flakes. It was almost like a silverskin. She had to scrape the fish off because the membrane was inedible. We didn't complain. Rigatoni was prepared al dente and was delicious. Summer Berry Salad was fresh with strawberries and blueberries. Blue Cheese slice was a nice addition. Service was great. Our table sat directly over an AC vent. Too cold for me but my wife didn't mind. Drinks are too pricey to enjoy. ($14 for a glass of wine). All-in-all we enjoyed the treat but probably won't go back. It's a nice place to try once in my opinion.

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JamesW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Crab Cakes at 1906 were very good. A little pricey but good. Food met expectations.

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nova
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1906 is a really great place to enjoy wonderful food from local farms. We fully enjoyed our meal before the big fireworks show. There was no rush of the food to the table but it was nicely presented and hot. A great place to eat.

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RobertNewtownSquare
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the way you built out the deck on 1906, like the white tablecloths, server was really nice, food was wonderful, everything was great, thanks!

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AmberD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal here! The cocktails are fantastic as well. Whenever I go to Longwood Gardens I always make a point of eating at 1906!

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Nancy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually eat at the cafe for a quick meal but decided to try the restaurant since this was a birthday celebration. We ate lunch outside which was covered in case of rain and surrounded by trees. The mushroom soup was the best we ever tasted. All of our entrees were very fresh and flavorful. The flower pot dessert was beautifully made AND delicious. Entire staff was top notch, will definitely be back to try other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and ambiance!

FAQs

1906 at Longwood Gardens is rated 4.8 stars by 6747 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.