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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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Buy your tickets or make your Member Reservations before you arrive as sell out is likely. Visit longwoodgardens.org
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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
We were three friends at 1906 to celebrate a birthday after two hours walking around the Longwood Garden grounds after dark to see the Christmas light show and throughout the Conservatory. We who were treating would never choose a restaurant as expensive as 1906 except for a special occasion, and unavoidably in any such venue we have a critical eye out for flaws or other reasons to feel we aren't getting our (extravagant) money's worth. The service was flawless and friendly, the menu imaginative, and the food tasty, well-prepared, and well-presented. Good beer and wine selection. Earnest readiness to make reasonable adjustments to food items to accommodate dietary restrictions. Pleasant atmosphere. One vegan appetizer option and one vegan main course option; the latter was interesting and delicious. But no vegan dessert option. Despite that one minor omission, dinner was altogether an excellent experience. No regrets. (That's high praise in this case.)
What a great idea for longwood gardens to finally add food and drinks to the garden experience. It was amazing to eat partially in the Forrest in a heated beautifully decorated tent, among trees decorated for the holiday. After dinner grab a spiked hot coco and take a walk around the flowers.
Always awesome, we eat here every Christmas season. I wish I could afford more than once a year. Totally treated like first class by the staff. It’s all I ask for every year! My day at the Gardens followed by dinner at the fancy restaurant! It’s about 25 years and I can’t remember a bad experience.
It was a lovely night, food overall very good, our waitress was excellent ~ friendly and very competent, gracious
The only disappointment was my dessert. I love Gingerbread and was looking forward to having the Gingerbread with a Poached Pear and Orange Butter Sauce
The Gingerbread was tiny, no more than 5 bites ~ if I had wanted 5 bites. It was very dry. And there wasn't enough Orange Butter Sauce to moisten it. The little pear was darling and very good, butoverall the dessert was a big disappointment for the price.
When I told our waitress, she was very quick and gracious to have the manager remove it from our bill, which left a lasting good impression, and was appreciated.
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.
This restaurant is billed as fine dining within Longwood. As such, it has the potential to be a special place for those coming to enjoy the spectacular gardens. Instead it feels like a pricy tourist trap. The food was good but insanely overpriced. The waitstaff was mediocre at best. Their uniforms are dreadful: pea green, baggy clothes that do not suggest you are in a special place. Everyone was nice but that doesn’t bring the food to you faster. Our waiter was slow and had to read the specials. He seemed wholly incapable of multitasking as well. I felt a little robbed as a result of this experience especially since I hold Longwood in such esteem.
We absolutely loved this restaurant. We went at Christmastime and we sat out on the cover (and heated!) porch. The night we went the snow was falling and all of my Christmas dinner dreams came true. The food was delicious, the view of the snow and the Christmas lights out the windows was delightful. I had the salmon and it was perfection.
The staff was phenomenal. I accidentally made my reservation for sunday. When i arrived on Saturday at the “rush”, they informed my that my reservation is for Sunday, but that they would squeeze me in and they did. That was so nice. Our waitress was so sweet, forget her name, but now the food. When you are italian and have been born and raised around good food, you can easily judge the good from the bad. Okay, the beet salad was awful. So bitter. The crabcake was outstanding. The pasta with the shrimp in the pomodoro sauce was disgusting and embarrassingly small. And sooo acidic. Like three pieces of pasta. The shrimp were large and delicious. I should have just ordered the shrimp. Sizes are sad for the money per dish. For the money we spent, I should not have left hungry!!!
We were accommodated from the start, due to the snow storm we called to let them know we would be a little late. We had a very nice dinning experience, the service was good, nice presentation and the food was good . The only complaint, the portions very small.
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.
Dinner was excellent- beef tenderloin, pork chop, salmon entrees were top of the line, cooked exactly as ordered - both the mushroom soup and the other appetizers were flavorful and attractively presented - the table was in a corner so quiet enough for easy conversation- desserts were sinfully delicious, especially the poached pear and the chocolate bark finale was perfection!!
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!
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