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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.

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, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

1906 at Longwood Gardens Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (200)
Local Ingredients (160)
Creative Cuisine (156)
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Good for Anniversaries (141)
Scenic View (141)
Good for a Date (135)
Worth the Drive (129)
Great for Outdoor Dining (120)
Seasonal (118)
Quiet Conversation (113)
Good for Birthdays (111)
Great for Lunch (110)
Fit for Foodies (108)
Sunday Lunch (88)
Romantic (86)
Healthy (59)
Casual (57)
Authentic (47)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Cozy (45)
Good for Groups (43)
Fun (41)
Great for Brunch (38)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Afternoon Tea (25)
Disabled Access (25)
Organic (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Afternoon Coffee (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
People Watching (17)
Business Meals (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Vegan (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Quick Bite (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Food was still great but many dishes seemed to us to have way too many ingredients, often with a seemingly incongruous citrus note.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

My seating was outside-- the hearing was inconsistent and made for a less than stellar total experience.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Coming to 1906 for lunch during the Longwood Christmas display is an annual event for me and my daughter. As have experienced in the past, the service and the food were exceptional. We each had the burger special which had blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and bacon on a soft roll. They were prepared to our specifications and were of excellent quality. We split an appetizer of a mushroom gratin with crostini. It was delicious. As always, mushrooms at Longwood are the best, due to the fact that they are grown locally. We also always enjoy a speciality drink. My daughter had the poinsettia (champagne and cranberry juice) and I had a hot spiked cider. The bar at 1906 never disappoints. Thanks for another lovely memory of a mother/daughter get together.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Great venue and worth the two hour drive when coupled with the festive Christmas display across the walk. Wish we could have stayed for dinner and the evening show. Maybe next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined 2 days ago

Atmosphere was nice. Outside seating was a little chilly, but it was a very cold day.
Food was creative and different. Desserts looked amazing.
Burger was over done for medium /well, no pink at all.
Waitress was attentive and responsive to our needs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

We (my wife and I) dined at 1906 for a special outing with a friend. The ambiance was exceptional and the service was just super - "Kara" was our attendant wait staff. She was knowledgeable, unobtrusive, present to us without interference in our visit with our friend.
The food was very good (but we thought a bit pricey) and the wine excellent.
1906 is definitely a restaurant for a special outing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

While the food was relatively good, the service was less than acceptable. The staff needs to learn the meaning of "hospitality" since that is the industry in which they work! The hostess acted annoyed that we arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation even though the restaurant was not yet busy. Our server offered to answer any questions we might have about the menu but when my elderly companion inquired about several entrees the server gave terse , incomplete descriptions and spoke down to my friend as if the information should be obvious. I explained we were at Longwood to celebrate my friend's 80th birthday figuring that would garner some excitement or at the least, compassion but no response. Shame!!! The rest of service was slow and mediocre until the check came at which time the server perked up and was quite quick to pick up my signed receipt. We left disappointed and no one ever acknowledged our departure in any way. No "Thank you, please come back" or even a "Happy Holidays". I will not be returning to 1906 during my future trips to Longwood Gardens. We will dine away from the Gardens and recommend others do the same!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A lovely place for lunch while visiting Longwood Gardens. Not inexpensive, not for the kids, but an excellent option for a date or special occasion with friends.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent but the price was high for the amount of food. Service great. Outdoor seating was comfortable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is at Longwood gardens and is therefore convienient when visiting the conservatory and grounds. It is expensive. The alternative, the cafeteria, is also somewhat expensive and seating there is often hard to get during Longwood Christmas. So we reserved the 1906. I reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. I was not pleased to be seated next to the open doorway. The restaurant was fully booked so we couldn't sit at a better placed table. Our filet mignons were excellent and correctly cooked. Lamb at 55.00 per person seems high priced. I am not sure I would go back. Perhaps better to visit Longwood and try a nice restaurant nearby.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We sat on the heated patio and loved how cozy and warm it was; it was very cold after it snowed. The soups were delicious and the cheese plate was exceptional. I dine here as often as possible. Excellent food and service!

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

When I booked the reservation the only table available was for outside. I have to say, the outside is completely tented and was warm and cozy! Our server was professional and very pleasant. My only issue is I do think their menu prices are a bit high but it is always a lovely place for lunch or dinner when visiting Longwood Gardens.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great food and service. A special place for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I expected an average meal as is typical of restaurants at a place like this. Well, we had a FANTASTIC dinner!
We had the pork chop. I never had a better one. Lovely presentation. Wine was top shelf. Server was great. Seemed to work as a team.
Now I must dine here each time I visit Longwood Gardens.
By the way- we dined "outdoors". Screened in, perfect temperature, nice view. I recommend it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Fun, Casual, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

The only problem we had is that it took so long for us to be served. There seemed to have been confusion ab out whether we were eating appetizers or having more than one course. for some reason, even though we all ordered from the appetizer menu as our meal, one woman was served 40 minutes before the rest of us because she had also ordered a salad. Then after we asked, and after an hour we were finally all served our dish.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful Birthday celebration! A++++ The food was wonderful, especially the Mushroom Soup & the bread. Lots of attention to detail - Beautiful food presentation. Our server was great too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Having lunch with friends after viewing the Christmas decorations was an excellent idea. Good food, service and ambiance made it a special day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food and service. The Apple candy desert OMG out of this world !!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful simply Wonderful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Nice atmosphere and great food. Many times visiting Longwood but first visit to restaurant. Will definitely return. Also, we expected the bill to be higher so obviously a great value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Busy evening but we were seated according to our reservation.

Service was excellent.

I did not care for the lobster tail but the Mushroom soup was excellent. My dining companions enjoyed their meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service weee top notch. All of had excellent food with beautiful presentation. The desserts were especially almost too pretty to eat and tasted as good as they looked.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good. We were seated next to the doors going outside to the terrace. Although that room was heated it was drafty by the door and I had to wear a coat to eat. However it was worth the little bit of chill!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was delicious however I feel It was a bit overpriced ....... Portions were too small for amount I paid .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our reservation was made over 6 weeks ago and we were seated in a horrible location. First table in from the register area slammed against a fabric partion wall. In retrospect I should have asked to be moved to another table but didn't.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 6 days ago

I thought that the restaurant would be very pretty and decorated for Christmas. We didn't have a view of the gardens or conservatory. The food was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Have eaten here before, not disappointed with food or service. Festive decorations, great menu, friendly staff. Bon Appetit!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

The salmon and the shrimp pasta were amazing. The sweet potato soup to die for! But the pork chop for $29 was aweful, no taste.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been to Longwood Gardens many times but this was the first time eating at 1906 and would highly recommend this restaurant to make your visit even more memorable. The food and service were impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent experience. Portion size could be a little larger to justify the cost. Food provided was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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