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Gadsby's Tavern

4.4
1636 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Gadsby's Tavern has been offering fine dining since 1770. Enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the elegant Colonial dining rooms. The one-of-a-kind Gadsby's Tavern experience awaits you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 548-1288
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Cross street: Cameron Street
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What 1636 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Colonial-era tavern plain wood furnishings and the soft lighting and candles on every table, and even the slight reverberation of voices, give Gadsby's Tavern a feel of pub-like intimacy and charm and a moment out of time. The food was simple as befits the Colonial era, but surprisingly first-rate. We ordered filet mignon and prime rib, both of which were reasonably priced, were cooked as requested, and were delicious as was their Shepherd's Pie. Vegetables were not overcooked as they often are with meat, but just right. The hard cider was perfect for a cold winter evening. The period-dressed waitresses and waiter were attentive but not intrusive; food was served in good time. A perfect family birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

We arrived between the lunch and dinner crowd, so the restaurant was quiet. The Tavern is over two hundred years old and reflects the period atmosphere but was clean and pleasant. Our waitress, Jeannie, was very pleasant and helpful recommending dishes and checking up on us. Food was fabulous. Apparently everything is homemade and tastes it. My only issue is that since I work in the area, I should have tried eating there a long time ago! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Outstanding historic restaurant. Gentlemen dressed like Ben Franklin brought humor and great ambiance. Great meal and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Good atmosphere and food. A must if you enjoy history.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service!! I requested Jameson neat as part of the notes on the reservation and when we were seated it arrived. Made the birthday treat for my husband that much better. He ordered the duck and I ordered the meatloaf. So much food we couldn’t finish. It was amazing too so we hated to leave it! Our dessert was the cider with rum and it warmed us right up before heading out. Only downside was a large party was seated next to us towards the end of our date. But great experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

This is a wonderful little restaurant set in a cozy, authentic, well preserved colonial period tavern. Food may be a bit pricey, but is served in generous portions and can be shared. Servers are dressed in 18th century attire, and are attentive without being intrusive. We fully expected to see Benjamin Franklin or George Washington at a nearby table. If you're a history lover with an active imagination, maybe you will see them.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Food and service excellent.

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JoeMikeBrad (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was incredibly slow.

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Jdean (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Gadsby’s is a must! Excellent food and phenomenal Service- Debbie did an excellent job making us feel welcome. The fact that this restaurant has hosted George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and other revolutionary heroes is amazing. I love this place and you will too!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good food . . . mediocre service
. . . Interesting historic setting.

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Cross street
Cameron Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(703) 548-1288
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Private party facilities
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Manager: (703) 548-1288
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Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine