National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill - Gaylord National

3.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
No more waiting for scores and highlights... Watch your favorite sporting event on our 30-foot video wall while you drink and dine at National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill.
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.6
service
3.7
ambience
3.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

NOT GOOD. For anyone looking to actually get points for using this app, this is not the place. After finding a time and reserving it, we arrived to the check-in desk where the person told us "we don't do reservations". That's remarkable for a place on Open Table, because they are based on that premise. They have not given me any points and did not show any regret and or sympathy. We had to wait a half hour for a table after our reservation and it turned out to be standard fried bar food. GIVE ME MY 100 points and get off of Open Table. You don't do reservations and your not very good. Your a dime a dozen for food. Someone give me my 100 points. This place acted like a fast food restaurant with a bar. No thank you...Why is this place on Open Table if they don't abide by the rules? GIVE ME My 100 POINTS!!!!!!!

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Maggianos
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average but not priced average. Too expensive for what we got
Took forever to get our check

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vipCherie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good for group.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First off I booked the reservation through OpenTable and when we got there the hostess told us they didn't take reservations. We were then handed a buzzer and told it would be 45 minutes. The food is really overpriced for sports bar food, burgers are between 16 and 19 dollars for just a burger and fries which will not be cooked to your liking. The server was ok. Overall I would not recommend but we ate there out of necessity.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

National Pastime does not take OpenTable Reservations. They honored it, but at first they looked at us like we were crazy people and had NO idea what we were talking about. Why are they even on here?!?!

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Patsy
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If you are a sports addict this place is great with TVs all around. It was quite quiet that evening. The waitress was very fast in getting our orders but not as fast as bringing the food out to us. We were a little disappointed that she didn't come back often to make sure everything was alright. She was quite pleasant and we did have a good time. It was my grandson's 14th birthday and this place was his request. He really enjoyed himself.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a non-busy night, Tuesday, and had a very nice table on the outside where the noise level was very low. We were able to watch the water-fountain show from there. The dinners we had, crab-cake and salmon, were excellent, and the bucket of French fried sweet potatoes was delicious.

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MrsSteveo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was Horrible.. Bartender flat out refused to make a drink.. Or couldn't make the drink.. Place is in a good spot but management and service lacks..

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Sharon54
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill doesnot recognize reservation made by Open Table, although the restaurant's website allows the reservaiton to be made. I received receipt via email confirming my reservaiton on New Year's Eve, however when I arrived ot the restaurant they did not accept the reservaiton made on line. They did however get me a table in a very timely way after I complained about the situatioln.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Totally over priced for the quality and quantity of food.

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vipMommy34527
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place for quick bite. Menu was small but adequate.

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loveourcity
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place was your typical expensive pub in a hotel place. Nothing special or worthwhile. I probably would not eat there again and would explore other options.

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Trmlb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2015
Overall1food3service2ambience1

They ruined my experience of the mlb all star game. They literally cut the game off when the bartenders friends came in and wanted to listen to loud music. This was in total disregard for their paying customers who were in the middle of watching the game.

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vipKmitch
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had a frustrating visit. This is a sports bar so they should know when the ncaa basketball tourny is on and have the tvs set appropriately. They did not. Then when we asked for them to put it on it took 15 mins for them to find someone that knew how to do it. Once the game was on it was 5 mins before they then took it off and replaced it with a meaningless hockey game and a spring training baseball game. It caused such an uproar that the games were eventually put back. Missed the first half. A sports bar should know which sports events are of importance and have the tvs prepped.

Food was ok and they have plenty of tvs.

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Mexico2018
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent sports bar with many large screens to watch the game. The food was ok to good and the service was sporatic.

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queen78
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to this in hotel grill. Again, food was outstanding and service was top notch.

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thebosseswife
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner with business associates as this was a quick and affordable place to eat in-between conference courses. Food was very good. Service was good and servers were friendly. Music was a little loud for conversation, but we managed. Enjoyed our time at the Bar and Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill - Gaylord National. Although reservations were made, we had arrived an hour early and were promptly seated. The wait staff was very attentive. EXCELLENT SERVICE!

MC-

Baltimore

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vipdavekcmo
Kansas City
74 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Energetic sports bar and dining with 2 story video wall. Great for casual gatherings and events.

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Mocha
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2014
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I really like this place for groups and sports lovers

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Karenj26000
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2013
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were able to get in on time however it was over an hour before our food arrived this was not sue to the serving staff but the kitchen the manager was advised we were waiting for our food and he was attentive however we thought he should have known what was happening in his establishment all of the customers seemed to also be waiting for a long time which is inefficient for the rest as well as the waiting staff rating is an F we will not be patrons in the futurw

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EddieN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2013
Overall2food3service1ambience1

"Lost" our waitress early on in the dining experience. Coke was a bad syrup/CO2 mix. Returned it to the bartender for another. Bartender said lack of a waitress wasn't her problem. Expected more as far as baseball memorabilia of which there is hardly any. Big screen in main dining was far less than HD quality. $15 for cheapest cheeseburger on menu. This place is a tourist trap that locals, like me, should avoid. Did I mention the $9 for 2 hours parking?

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Cheryl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2013
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had a wonderful time this past Saturday with the Christmas celebrations. Perfect table with a view of the tree and snow fall.
We'll definitely be back next year!
Thanks,
Cheryl Burress

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queen78
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2013
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice selection of restaurant in the Gaylord. More casual than some of their other restaurants, but very good food. Pleasantly surprised by the fish and chips selection, crisp but not greasy. I recommend for good dining at reasonable price.

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vipsweetp0618
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2013
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We were at the Gaylord for an event and had reservations for 10 pm. We arrived at the podium an hour early. They seated us immediately even though they had a wait list of over 30 minutes. YAY!

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scott
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Limited menu, large portions, noisy. Excellent service, not a long wait for the food despite a full house. Pricy and a mediocre beer selection, but it is a sports bar and not a pub.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went before seeing ICE and even though I had made the reservations for the wrong day, they were very accommodating.

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Morty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First, they did not have any record of our reservation. Had to ask for manager to find us a table-- we learned that there was an hour wait for others who came to the front desk at the same time, so needless to say, we were not pleased with having to wait--but we were seated within 10 minutes of arriving. Not sure what happened there. We had to ask for our server to re-wipe down out table and chairs--greasy streaks on both; my husbands bar stool was broken and almost had a "Goldilocks" moment. Once we got settled, the service was good and fairly quick with getting our apps and meals out. The quantity of food was perfect but it was way overpriced for the quality of the food. I suppose that it was you get in a resort locale though.

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DonH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My daughter didn't like the fish and chips, but the rest of us (6) had the cheeseburger and loved it. My mom had the chicken sandwich and raved about it. It is a bar so the beer was cold and good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2013
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great sports bar scene. Prices a bit high for a sports bar but a nice spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2013
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was average and service was slow. Nice place to try if you looking for appetizers and drinks but dont expect more then that.

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LauraF
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2013
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had 2 parties of 10 each and the service was unbelievably horrible. 3 hour dinner!!! Drinks came AFTER the appetizers and server didn't even bring enough wine glasses, so that one guest had to go up to bar and help herself with the glass. Gaylord DID NOT anticipate the volleyball weekend that was there. Very poor showing and would not come back even if for another volleyball tournament.

LJ
LaJuanda5
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I chose National Pastime for me and my husband on Valentine's Day. We normally would have gone to a romantic kind of restaurant but I wanted us to do something different and fun. We had a blast. My husband is a sports aficionado and he loved the giant wall sized TVs that we were seated near. It made his night. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall3food5service1ambience4

It was New Year's Eve so that might have been the problem but the service was horrible. The hostess people at first seemed to have no idea what reservations were. Then out waitress disappeared about half way through our meal. Then we got another waitress but when she took our credit card she walked around for a while with our credit card and then went around waiting on tables. It took her 10 minutes before she came back to us with the card.

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vipStan
Baltimore
84 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2012
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our first time here. It is located in the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor in Maryland.
The restaurant is a typical sports bar with many TV's, good beer list and good burgers.
The only issue we had is that the place was very busy which normally would not be a problem because we had a reservation with Open Table. However, when we got there the hostess said "we usually take only walk in reservations so we will put you on the list". When I showed her my phone with the Open Table confirmation, she said "you will be jumping over 30 people" and would not tell me how long the wait would be. We took our pager and had a seat. Luckily, we only waited a few minutes for the table. Apparently a manager told her to honor our reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2012
Overall2food2service3ambience2

They didn't have our OpenTable restaurant, which was not appreciated given their hour wait at the time. They did seat us though. I couldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone though, unless you just want to watch sports on big screen TVs and don't care what you eat. The menu is very, very limited and if it's crowded, your food won't be cooked all the way. If you're at National Harbor, there are several better places to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great sports screens. Food's really decent. Service is nice. Really great specialty drinks. One of the spots always high on our list!

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National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill - Gaylord National is rated 3.6 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

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