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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.

In the midst of 1000 acres of one of the world’s premiere horticulture centers, 1906 at Longwood Gardens offers a fine dining experience that is unparalleled. Enjoy lunch daily and dinner seasonally with a view of the Longwood Conservatory and the gardens of the former du Pont estate.

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.

1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Route 1

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 388-5290

Website:
http://longwoodgardens.org/dine/1906-fine-dining-room

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Will Brown / Bruce Galloway

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

1906 at Longwood Gardens Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.6

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4.5

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4.0

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (164)
Local Ingredients (148)
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Creative Cuisine (123)
Scenic View (120)
Great for Lunch (111)
Good for Anniversaries (110)
Good for a Date (107)
Worth the Drive (103)
Quiet Conversation (96)
Good for Birthdays (84)
Fit for Foodies (82)
Sunday Lunch (77)
Romantic (72)
Seasonal (71)
Healthy (54)
Casual (47)
Great for Brunch (42)
Authentic (40)
Fun (35)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Cozy (27)
Organic (26)
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Pre/post Theatre (24)
Disabled Access (23)
Afternoon Tea (20)
Business Meals (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
People Watching (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Vegan (12)
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Comfort Food (11)
Kid-friendly (8)
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent as always !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food, wines and service are always at the top.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Overall it was a fun experience. Johanna was a wonderful waitress. Service was slow but we weren't in a hurry. The one displeasure was Frangelica Cappacino it was cold.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. We went to Longwood gardens to see the new fountain display. We timed our garden entry tickets with our restaurant reservation times. The food was incredible and our waitress Iva was professional and friendly. In fact, she was the perfect server and is an asset to this restaurant. Our desserts were exceptionally beautiful, decorated with edible flowers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

It's a shame that the wait staff just can't resist the urge to sit a party of two directly next to our party of two, when there were 4 identical openings/available space just to the other side of us.
Luckily, that party of two also realized this prior to sitting there and immediately asked for a different space.
Poor thoughtfulness on the server who thought this was a good idea.
Just keep an eye open for a similar pitfall before while/before being shown your table.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Everything we had was delicious. The only thing I would recommend for the burger, which was awesome, lose the bun make it an open faced with a croissant on the bottom. That would make it perfect, you lose the flavor of the burger with all the bread.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Fine Dining not usually an option with children but worked perfectly. Excellent value too. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Interesting menu; great service; excellent food and presentation

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 24, 2017

If you don't go for anything else, get the Longwood Gardens Mushroom Soup. Made with locally grown mushrooms and topped with crispy shallots and chives, its silky texture will make you moan with delight. It really IS that good. Start every meal with this soup, or have it AS your meal. Either way, you'll leave happy. However, that's no reason to overlook the rest of the menu. This is one place where I can truthfully say that everything is good.

Then for a special finish, get the Flower Pot. A chocolate "terracotta" pot is filled with dark chocolate custard, chocolate cake/cookie "soil" and crowned with vanilla ice cream and edible flowers. It's a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I alway dine at Longwood 1902 when I visit the gardens. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. I love visiting during the Christmas holiday in particular.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food if a tad overpriced for what you get and really good drink menu. A peaceful retreat to rest your feet after walking around the gardens. Great outdoor space - only complaint is that the lighting needs to be somewhat improved on the deck. Realize that you don't want to attract bugs, but maybe lanterns on the tables like the ones in the new Pumphouse Plaza area by behind the main fountains or lights under the tables even? The indoor space could use some brightening up. One last thing is it's confusing how to enter the restaurant if you've never been-- the signage outside is lacking. I found myself debating waiting in line for the cafeteria only to realize I could go through the doors marked EXIT or go inside the cafe through the beer garden to enter. A logistical problem that could perhaps be remedied?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had dinner here for my Wife's birthday after walking around the gardens for a few hours. The restaurant was very nice and relatively quiet. The menu is small but has a good variety of plates. Prices are a bit high when you factor in the cost of entry for the garden's itself, but otherwise I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent meal from the mushroom soup to the sirloin steaks. Meat were prepared spot on. Good wine selections.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service bordered on poor. Food was mediocre. Dined on the veranda and had constant water droplets from the trees falling on us!

Would not do it again. Have been a member for 2 years and finally got a reservation!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service is always exceptional, love that menu is always changing and the food is delicious. Unique and creative cocktails make dinner extra festive!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The location is nice, but the building does not reflect the "garden environment". Also, the tables are so close together that there is no balance between intimacy and listening to your neighbors. The food was very good, but a better layout would yield better results.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Mushroom soup was quite delicious. Entree average or a bit better, puréed sweet potato was lukewarm. Like a lot of restaurants, I think this one may not prepare a lot on premises. The salmon seemed to have just made the acquaintance of the sauce--they had had not been cooked together! Panna cotta interesting but not as good as servers rave review would indicate. Would not make a special trip to restaurant (it was convenient). Might try more informal less expensive onsite food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good, service was average. Entree came out before appetizers were finished. A little expensive.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was quite good except the steak was kind of tough which surprised me

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

If you are visiting Longwood Gardens, you'll find a visit to the 1906 restaurant to be a great way to savor the day. We particularly enjoyed eating on the "patio", a large outside deck under in the shade from a tall grove of trees.

In addition to a lovely setting, the food and service were also top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went there for our Birthdays since they are only a day apart. It is a great restaurant in Longwood gardens. It was a nice day to sit outside and have a great meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was our first time at 1906. We enjoyed our meal on the outside deck and the food, as well as the service was outstanding! We will certainly plan another evening with the 1906 in mid when visiting Logwood Gardens!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was fresh and tasty, however, portion size was very small. Overpriced : way way way OVERPRICED. I ordered the Skuna Bay Salmon for lunch ($28) barely a 4 ounce piece of fish, 4 cherry tomatoes cut in half and perhaps an eighth of a peach sliced thin. The Mushroom Soup everyone raves about in prior reviews in my opinion is nothing special ($10) maybe 8 ounces, a cup or less - I was expecting exotic mushrooms since Longwood is located in the 'mushroom capital of the usa' but alas the soup only contained regular white mushrooms (not even crimini). The Flower Pot dessert ($14) was a cute and innovative presentation but I found the outer 'pot' inedible as it tasted mostly of some kind of fat (possibly shortening?) colored to resemble a clay pot; the inner portion of the dessert was dark chocolate cake and dark chocolate mousse which was quite good (but not worthy of the price). Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service & food were excellent I would have preferred having something other then French fries to choose from. I ate outside & it was very relaxing & enjoyable.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Rather disappointed with the appetizer. Main course okay. Dessert could have been better. I guess that I was expecting too much!

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was delicious especially the mushroom soup, desert and coffee. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs for our birthday girl and very kind in taking a group photo. We loved the atmosphere and seating. The special occasion of my dear friend's 90th birthday will be filled with many happy and fond memories.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

1906 is located in Longwood Gardens, which is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The food and service are very good. Prices are fairly high, however.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have had the opportunity to dine at 1906 at Longwood Gardens on several occasions ... I have never been disappointed! The ambiance, the service, the food, the servers, etc. ... all excellent in making the experience memorable. I would highly recommend 1906 to everyone, but no children ... not because I don't like children, but because it is nice to sit and talk without distractions. Definitely five stars plus!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

My group of four people enjoyed their lunch and this restaurant immensely. We sat on the patio under the trees and it was Enchanting. The bread they serve in a little tiny flower pot was divine, we shared a landscape appetizer that was beautifully presented, and everyone's lunch was perfection. I honestly can't say enough about 1906.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

1906 never fails to impress! Having lived in the area for over two years now 1906 consistently stands above all others for it's creative, imaginative and beautifully presented cuisine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

GREAT PLACE TO EAT WHEN ATTENDING SPECIAL EVENTS AT LONGWOOD GARDENS. GREAT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS TO COMBINE A GOOD CONVIENENT PLACE TO EAT WITH ALL THAT LONGWOOD GARDENS HAS TO OFFER. GREAT FRIENDLY SERVICE AND EXCELLENT FOOD. THIS WAS OUR THIRD TIME THERE AND WE WILL COME BACK AGAIN IN THE FUTURE AS WE ARE MEMBERS OF LONGWOOD GARDENS.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a great meal, the server was very attentive we sat on the patio at 3 pm on the last weekend end of summer you could not ask for a more perfect setting.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Mushroom Soup was wonderful, as always. My meal, cauliflower steak, was not worth the price we paid. I was hungry one hour later. This meal would be better served as an appetizer. The lentils were good, but I was not given enough. My expectations were not met this time 😕

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent experience....we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the cuisine!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lunch and service was very good. Disappointed that on an 87 degree day the air conditioning was not working. It was uncomfortably warm.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall, my husband and I had a lovely lunch. The service was excellent. I rated the food a little lower because they didn't serve my husband's burger to the temperature he requested(it was medium rare and he asked for medium well)and I got the crab cake sandwich. The crab cake was very small for the price and not very good. As a Marylander I should know better than to order a crab cake outside of Maryland. The bread, appetizer and dessert were the best parts of the meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not impressed with the food overall. Mushroom soup had a good taste, probably the best item of the evening, but there were hard unidentifiable things in it and couldn't eat them. Steak was tough. Salmon was OK. Flower Pot dessert, we don't understand why others rave about this, obviously for serious chocolate lovers and not those who like chocolate. May have been an off night, but for the price, we expect better.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Salad and mushroom soup were excellent. Nice touches like brioche in a flower pot and complimentary chocolate bark at the end of the meal. The salmon and bronzino were prepared well but the accompaniments to both dishes needed some work.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Menu was misleading - purple potato mash instead of sweet which appeared as an unappealing colour combination next to salmon with peach and tomatoes. Luckily it tasted better than it looked. Pear tarte tatin was also inaccurate - my dessert was not made in the traditional way but they placed caramelised pears on top of a puff pastry slice - far too much pastry compared to the low volume of pears. However it was rescued by a delicious creme fraiche sorbet.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food and wonderful ambience! Our server was very professional but warm and patient with our group. A perfect place for a lunch with old friends!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual
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