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About Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is the latest major attraction to open in the Carlsbad, CA, area. The 22,000 sq. ft. space features a museum, restaurant, two story tavern, coffee house, gift shop and a "state of the art" Ballroom for corporate or private catered events. G.D.T.& M. creates a welcoming atmosphere for celebrating, remembering and honoring early American history, our founding fathers and their many contributions to our past and modern day society. Offering complimentary admission, the Museum at G.D.T.& M. will house documents from the Colonial and Revolutionary War-eras and will provide individuals of all ages with an opportunity to further appreciate our country's rich history. Additionally, Chef de Cuisine Gregory Krol has created a menu that reflects "old world" meets "new world" cuisine and features locally farmed and sustainable ingredients.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
American, Seafood, Californian
Hours of Operation:
11:00 a.m.- Until Close
10:00 a.m.- Until Close
The Coffee House and Museum Bookstore
7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
(Happy Hour- 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
(Sunday Brunch Menu- 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)
(Happy Hour- All Day)
Palomar Airport Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Green Dragon Tavern and Museum will be closed on Tuesday, October 18th for a private party. The dining room will still be available for regular dining to our guests.
The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum offers a beautiful private dining ballroom with full amenities such as LCD projectors and large screens, microphones, full A/V capabilities, and much more! GDT&M also includes beautiful semi-private dining rooms for any occasion.
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Ratings and Reviews
There were three of us who met for lunch yesterday. Both of my friends had just lost a loved one and we were catching up with each other. One friend ordered he shepherd's pie which was delicious and enough to serve two people; she ended up eating half and taking half home for leftovers. My other friend ordered a French dip sandwich. She said it was tasteless so she asked the waitress to bring some Dijon mustard. It took her 20 minutes to walk to the kitchen, get the mustard and deliver it back to her. 20 minutes!!! Ridiculous. By the time it arrived, her meal was stone cold so she left it uneaten. I ordered the fish and chips. The French fries are fabulous. The fish was very overcooked and barely edible. We were all very disappointed with the lunch and not sure we will return. Too bad as the menu has many wonderful items on it. Not sure if I picked the wrong thing but I cannot recommend the fish and chips here. And the waitress was definitely slow. Our plates sat forever before being removed. She did refresh our water and iced tea several times.
We like the location and setting BUT THE FOOD IS TERRIBLE.
CAN'T YOU FIND A SIMPLE GOOD CHEF? WE NOTICED NOT MANY
PEOPLE AT DINNER - MAYBE THEY HAVE FIGURED OUT
IT'S NOT THE KIND OF FOOD THEY EXPECT.
PLEASE IMPROVE OR WE WON'T BE COMING BACK EVER.
AND SORRY TO SAY THAT BUT ITS THE TRUTH.
GET BETTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had a wonderful time. The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent! I loved the museum portion too. We were able to carry our drinks, while we looked at the Colonial history documents and photos. We will be going back soon. I recommend the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum.
I love this place more every time I go. First of all the farmhouse motif and whether to sit main dining, the fine bar or oooh! Maybe upstairs! Fun already! Great beer flight. So early America reflected in the ambiance and the menu: New England fave lobster roll done two ways, Maryland crab cakes, steak &fries and a succulent baked cod. Delicious! Pretzel bites with cheese sauce went well with that beer flight. Wanted to stay longer. We will be back!
First visit wasn't so stellar. I think we hit a bad night. I've been wanting to try this place, mostly due to the museum. The museum was nice, informative and the right size for a before dinner stroll. Best part, you can enjoy a beverage while strolling. However it took a while to get a beer at the bar, although it wasn't busy. Meals were slow to come to the table. It seemed like maybe the waitress forgot to put in our order. After checking on us, she spent some time at the order station giving us the impression she forgot us! It also seemed like they were short handed. There was one waitress and one of the bartenders was serving tables. We overheard the waitress mention both chefs had left within a month of each other and the menu was all new, so maybe they just need to work out some kinks with a newer stage. Overall it wasn't a bad experience and we will try it again.
Had the lobster roll. It was delicious. My friend had the fig flatbread and beet salad, which she enjoyed. Our waitress was great.
It was fairly quiet when we came in to eat, but the noise level increases to a very loud level as more people came in for lunch, making it hard to hear each other . Could hardly wait to leave. Green Dragon needs to improve their acoustics with some sound proofing.
Would have liked to have dessert, but noise level made it difficult to stay for us, and we left.
Must be new staff. We have been here many times over the last couple years, and have always been pleased. Food was fine as always. Service was slower than usual, even though dining room was not full and there seemed to be plenty of staff. Hopefully the next visit will be a better experience.
Interesting concept combining the museum and tavern. The food is good and the service was really good. Had the burger and fries. Both good.
The museum idea is less impressive. A room of copies of 1700-era documents and artist renditions of Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and others. Ok, not great and small. More modern than expected. Don't get me wrong, interesting but alone not worth the trip.
This place is the BOMB! The food quality is incredible. Best ribeye outside of a home cooked one. Have been here several times - first just for Happy Hour which has excellent selections and prices - then dinner. Have gone for dinner several times now, each time trying a new dish. Never disappointed. Excellent, friendly service as well.
We drove 30 miles for brunch because we had been so happy on previous visits. This was so disappointing. The food took forever was lukewarm at best and horribly overcooked. The calamari and clam strips were almost inedible and could not distinguish what was inside the burned coating. the omelet was hard and cold. The fish tacos were so greasy.
Our server was wonderfully charming so didn't want to complain on her shift.
I don't know if we'll dare to go back with so many other restaurants to choose from. I'll watch other OT comments and say "maybe"
The Wedge isn't served at brunch which might have saved the day.
This place was awful. Zero ambiance. The slowest service ever. Forgot one entree. Tables that were seated after us got their food first. Half empty on a Friday night - no wonder. Mediocre food, not terrible but definitely not great. What a wierd joint. Too many other great places. Sorry we wasted a night of our trip here.
A really fun and educational setting. The service was very good and the food delicious. The one downside is that the spaces are 6-sided hard walled/floored boxes. The noise level gets exponentially loud as people fill the room and can be noisier than I like.
Second time we have been here and had a good experience on both occasions.
This time we were seated in the main restaurant rather than the bar area and, without any background music the ambience wasn't quite as good (as the bar area)
Also our waitress was a little over-attentive this time. Lovely young lady and it's probably better to be this than not attentive enough.
Still, it's somewhere we enjoy and will go back too
Absolutely thrilled with our experience! It was such a nice place to take my wife and her parents. We truly enjoyed the American museum and I can't say that enough. If for no other reason (which would be silly since the waiter was fantastic in every way, the food quality was above and beyond expectations and a value to say the least) please go see this unique pice of American history with a drink in hand as the museum is open to all.
Date night for the hubby and I. We enjoy the relaxed feel of the bar area. People who want more quiet conversation can sit in the dining room. Great selection of local beer to compliment our delicious food. Clam chowder had plenty of clams. Connecticut lobster roll was yummy. Great side salad. Hubby had fish and chips. His food was good too. I kept stealing his fries. Excellent meal and great service!
Surprisingly good food and surroundings. For those East Coast transplants to California, it's like walking into a traditional Colonial tavern. In fact, if you are a American history buff, this location is built to look exactly like the famous Green Dragon Tavern in New England that served as the headquarters of the American Revolution.
We were seated quickly, service was great. Food was excellent! Loved the décor, very comfortable.
Criticism - it was very loud and difficult to hear at times, little higher than usually would spend. Fun to people watch and spend time with friends.
Would go back again.
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