Old Hickory Steakhouse

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For the finest in sophisticated dining, treat yourself to Old Hickory Steakhouse, where we make dinner truly an unforgettable experience. Overlooking the meandering river in our two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse—Gaylord Hotels" signature restaurant—features a stylish and contemporary design, modeled on the interior of an elegant Georgian row house. Indulge in the finest wines as you savor tender, premium Black Angus Beef seared-to-perfection just the way you like it. Old Hickory takes pride in only offering the finest cuts in superior quality, all-natural 1855 beef
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I made a reservation and arrived early. The hostess made us wait and when we were eventually seated, we realized that the restaurant was almost empty. Why make us wait?
Ordered a fillet mignon. I didn’t realize that it didn’t come with vegetables and a side. The waiter didn’t explain. He did recommend a sauce for my meat (which was delicious) and I assumed it was included. I didn’t realize that it was an extra cost. So in the end I had a fillet mignon and sauce.
Very expensive meal! Although the meat was delicious, I will not go again.

L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Gaylord and this is one of 2 dinner restaurants in the hotel, the other being a burger and pizza sports bar. This restaurant is a high end steakhouse and absolutely wonderful. I had the twin lobster tails and they were cooked to perfection. They also have an extensive wine list and the Napa Cab we selected was delicious. Be prepared to make a reservation way in advance and to pay a lot for this really good hotel restaurant.

AA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Our waiter did not know we had been sat in another room so he didn’t come by until after we had been waiting a good amount of time and my husband found a manager. He and the waiter apologized. The food was ok. They didn’t have the steak we ordered so we got the rib-eye. It was ok but nothing I couldn’t do at home. It was an ok experience

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th pre-birthday celebration, it was a great experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was not the experience we’ve come to expect from the Old Hickory Steakhouse. We have always been fans of their Maitre du Fromage and the care that went in to selecting cheeses for the cheese flight. Imagine our surprise when we paid top dollar to have a platter of cheese simply dropped on the table with no explanation of what was even being offered. This became a problem when we tried a cheese that included cayenne pepper, which I cannot eat! Loss of this service calls our return as guests into question when there are so many other quality restaurants nearby.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our waiter was good but that’s about all that was enjoyable. There was nothing special about our meal that warranted a $450.00 bill. At a fancy place you expect hot towels to clean up and palette cleaners between courses. There were small small small sides for $15 and they were not that flavorful. Also, they charge for steak sauce!!!! Just seems like a cheap place with no real flavor.

ET
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We were initially sat at a table that was by the kitchen. The staff had no issues moving us to a more private table. We will visit again.

GT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great. The only issue I had is that your on line menu needs to be updated. On line showed lamb which is my wife’s favorite. When we got there the waiter told us we were looking at an old website, but it is the menu from the Old Hickory Steakhouse website.

BD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting for business meeting . Waiters were the proper level of attentive but did not interrupt when they should not.

ER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. The food was phenomenal and cooked to order. Our waiter Andrew was there to refill whatever we needed when needed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were great. Love this restaurant. Be back soon.

S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just not worth the money. Ambiance and food not to par with many great steakhouses in the area. For the money and location better served at the Voltaggio brothers restaurant at MGM.

DG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always spot on. We recommend the sea bass and the duck! I wish they would bring the risotto back

KK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time at Old Hickory and what better way to try a new restaurant other than Restaurant Week. It was a Tuesday, so the restaurant was relatively empty. We were seated in a half table/half booth adorned with high arm rests and throw pillows. Andrew, our server, made the whole experience great. He made several recommendations on the regular and restaurant menus, all that we followed were good choices. We started the 3 cheese sampler, which was not part of the restaurant week menu. Our actual meals came from the restaurant week menu. My sister and I took his restaurant week recommendation of the cauliflower and parsnip puree and my sister took his other recommendation of the braised short ribs, I ordered the shrimp and my mom opted to order from the regular menu and ordered the lobster bisque and mixed greens salad. The wines we had paired perfectly with the courses. My only issue was with the s'mores. There was coconut in the meringue, but was not mentioned in the description. I'm allergic, so it wasn't a good thing. Will definitely return and request Andrew as the server.

CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Hickory is an upscaled restuarant with high quality food. I went there during restuarant week to take advantage of the lower price. I ate from the restaurant week special menu which the portion size was larger than I expected and the same great quality. My husband and I eat here mostly for special occasions such as anniversaries and birthday.

AC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server was never to be found. I think it must have had tables in other room because he was never around us. Our food waited on the tray beside our table for 10 minutes. Dinner wine wasn't served till i was on my last bite. Portions were small and meat was dry. Kids at table beside us were playing ball in the aisle.

d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Not worth the cost. Wanted to treat my wife to a nice dinner during restaurant week at National Harbor. Made reservations ahead of time through Open Table and requested a romantic setting. Unfortunately, there was some sort of cheer-leading tournament going on and the hotel/restaurant was full of rambunctious little ones. Not the restaurant's fault, just bad timing. We had a window view, but stared right into the ballroom building next door. The special menu for restaurant week left a lot to be desired. The choices were limited and the food was not tasty at all. We ordered a couple of specialty drinks because the bar looked promising. We again were disappointed because the drinks weren't very good either. By far, one of the worst dinner experiences we've had in almost 24 years of marriage. In the restaurant's defense, their normal menu may have been better, but we won't be going back to find out.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall was a very pleasant dinner

BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The seafood appetizer was great. It was all fresh and delicious. Sad the French Onion soup was gone from the menu. The steak was certainly good, but could have been better seasoned. The service started poorly with staff, who seemed new to the restaurant, seating us poorly and a waiter who pointed out unasked that they don’t do frozen cocktails. About 10 minutes in, our waiter was back in groove, knowledgeable and pouring samples of wine to be sure we got the right one. Overall a nice evening. It left me thinking that it wouldn’t take very much for them to go from a good steakhouse to a great one.

L
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at many different steakhouses in my 58 years. My girl and I got the 38 oz. tomahawk ribeye for two. Hands down the best steak we've ever eaten. Service was perfect and friendly. Cost was a little high but we'll definitely be back!

D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

If you like fancy Old World Charm I guess this place has it. The food is expensive, our waiter never offered to refill our drinks, my wife’s tea was weak, my T-Bone was a 9 on one side and 3 on the other. I asked for Medium and they got one side right. I could not eat half my steak. The sides were $15 & the loaded potato was Wendy’s grade. Last gripe: we got a window seat.....with the Ball Room perfectly blocking our view of the River.

SB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb! Kudos to our waiter Marc who was very attentive to our needs and made the experience one of the best dining experience we have ever had.

l
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and quality of food was very good. All person were friendly and the speed and accuracy of the food delivery was great.

CG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Odd evening. We’re returning customers and have always had a good experience until last night. Despite the reservation m, we waited a half hour for our table. The bar was full of others waiting for tables, so nowhere to wait. When we were seated, there were over 10 open large tables, so perhaps short handed?
Meal was great overall, though my waygu steak was very low on marbling and flavor (and $90). I did not complain and did not highlight, just didn’t eat much. The waiter asked why I’d not eaten much and I answered. Within a few moments the chef came out and dropped two raw steaks onto our table, stopping our conversation and shocking our waiter. The chef proceeded to explain why we must be ignorant of the cut and we should see to learn more. The waiter stopped him, saying “Are you kidding?”. I felt so bad for our waiter, he was mortified.
We’d return, except who knows if the chef will throw meat at people again, so we will scratch this place off of our list.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes I’ve ever had! Don’t miss them!

FT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Even though I made my reservation with OpenTable my family and I had to wait in the lobby for 25 minutes before being seated in a room with many open tables. When our food finally arrived it was placed next to our table by someone. We sat there staring at it for 5 minutes before our waiter came by to put it on the table. I was about to serve the plates myself, and probably should have, but didn't.

Their dinner rolls are not as good as any regular rolls you get at the grocery store or Costco so at least we didn't fill up on those.

Will not recommend or ever go back.

KA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New chef is amazing. Seafood tower and cowboy steak were spot on. F and B manger was welcoming. Waiter was beyond polite and experienced. A great evening.

DH
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Steaks were great, sides were small. There wasn't much atmosphere, they need to lower the lights or something so you don't feel like you're in a big empty banquet hall.

LB
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We absolutely loved our service - our waiter went above and beyond to ensure we had an exceptional experience

N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruben was wonderful and will be back!!!

R
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is the best waiter and they have fantastic drinks

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and salmon were fantastic. Still love the cheese selection but disappointed they don’t have the cheese cart anymore. Good selection of wine. Music was a bit loud for us but they turned it done at our request. All in all a great dining experience.

H
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice!!! Good experience and beautiful place!!!!!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We dined at this restaurant for New Year’s Eve with a group of friends. It was our first time but to our surprise, the table didn’t have a tablecloth when all other tables in the restaurant were covered. I had made the reservation two months ago and also confirmed the same day via phone but when we arrived we waited for the set up and even then the tablecloth was missing.

On the other hand, the customer service and the service in general was actually very good.

That said, I don’t think I would return at this restaurant.

N
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Steak was mediocre at best, stick to the sides and save your $$$ or stop by the McD’s on the way out you won’t be as disappointed. The best thing about the place was the decor and the view. Additionally, the nice lady who checked us in as well as validated our parking pass was the only one who was friendly and smiling.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruben, our waiter, was a class act and made us feel at home.

VM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

MJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time eating at the Old Hickory Steakhouse. (We’ve eaten at the one in Florida and now the one in Maryland.) This place never disappoints. The food is off the charts and the service is always excellent! We will always take the opportunity to eat here whenever we are near one. Amazing!!

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruben was an amazing server!! Made us feel very special and attended to during our meal. The food was amazing and every piece was perfect!! Presentation was tremendous, we will be back. We loved our experience!

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We were seated more than a half hour after our reservation time, despite many empty tables. Manager not particularly apologetic but in the end gave us a discount. Food excellent and service good once they took our order.