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 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food quality was great...however the service was okay. They had great explanations and knowledge however it took a long time. I went both nights, with large groups (8) & (9).... first night being 3 1/2 hours and the second night being close to 4 hours. It is nice they didn’t rush but it was too long.

A
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Old Hickory. Not only does it hold sentimental value, being my husband proposed there, but the service and food are always superb.

Thanks for making our seventh wedding anniversary so special!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and awesome food!

BT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again it was an amazing dinner. I took my fiancée here for her birthday dinner as she requested and once again we were both blown away from our food and the service. Everything from the welcoming hostess, to our dinner back to the hostess asking us about our meal. We will definitely be back again for dinner, the best steaks we have ever eaten.

RP
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bone in ribeye cooked to perfection together with a vey nice Italian red. Most enjoyable with very attentive service.

OT
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent filet and Wagu sirloin.

Excellent, very soft and tasty lobster tails.

One of the best we recently had.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Terrible service, ok food. Expensive for what you actually get.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was very expensive but didn’t match the quality. However, the ambiance and staff were great! I had the cowboy and it wasn’t tender or evenly cooked. Spending 58.00 on a steak o want to cut it like butter and have it evenly cooked.

S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Hickory Steakhouse accommodated my child's food allergy. Great place!

LG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

This was the 4th( time I’ve visited old hickory 1st time the service was excellent but since the service had gone down and this weekend was horrible couldn’t even call someone to our table to get service it was like the servers were acting as if they were deaf we won’t be back

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was exceptional made the experience special. Food good and adequate wine selection.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was good but pretty pricey and service was incredibly slow.

KL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Old Hickory Steakhouse is a hidden gem. The service is outstanding. Our waiter catered to our every need. My meal was amazing and will definitely be back!

LS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, perfect for a business meal.

FF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Summary:

Great food. Below average service for a local restaurant. Horrible for an upper class steak house.

After being seated, our first meaningful interaction was with a person asking if we would like sparkling or flat water. We told him flat. He turned around and walked away. Really… He turned around and walked away.

Next we ordered our wine. I ordered two bottles of wine for the table. One higher-priced Italian wine and a similarly priced California cab. We waited approximately 15 minutes. The server returned and advised the Italian wine I had picked was not in stock. OK – – stuff happens. I chose an alternative. We literally waited another 20 minutes for the wine to arrive.

Food arrived and was excellent.

Water glasses not refilled.
No one checking how we were doing.

Ordered dessert. No one even asked if we wanted coffee. I asked for tea. Server brought 5half filled boxes of various flavored teas. Not a single black tea. No English Breakfast ... no Earl Gray nothing. I told her even Lipton would be ok.

Last straw ... we’re sitting and talking and the waitress brings the check on her own. I never asked for it!! She obviously wanted to go home.

GK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints - food is outstanding - service is excellent

E
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really spectacular. Was so worth going all the way to national harbor to this restaurant. Amazing food and great service.

JO
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service people dropped trays 3 times. Not a good sound for the wife trying to enjoy our wedding anniversary.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recently celebrated my wife's birthday at Old Hickory Steakhouse. Our waiter, Andrew, took excellent care of us. Andrew was very knowledgeable and made excellent food and wine recommendations. I cannot recommend the Wedge Salad and the Orange Crème Brule enough-- absolutely fantastic!

F
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I don't normally get excited about a wedge salad, but this is the best I have had! The filet was done perfectly and went with a great wine the waiter recommended.

B
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good but the prices were extremely high. They could use some more moderately priced starters, sides and entrees.

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here maybe 4 times now, and this was perhaps the best meal we've enjoyed. Andrew was our server - very attentive, professional, and appreciated his suggestions on wine. Highly recommend the seafood tower. The crab was sensational, but everything else was also very fresh and tasty, and importantly the kitchen knew how to treat fish so it wasn't overwhelmed by other stuff. Steaks were perfectly cooked, tender, and incredibly juicy. Mashed potatoes were to die for. Well done, we will definitely be back!

FD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived when they first open. Staff was very attentive and polite. Our server went out his way to make our 8yr enjoy his experience. The food was very flavorful. My husband co5uldnt finish his tomahawk. Drinks were okay (Old fashioned and Strawberry Rurbarb Fizz). Son was very pleased with his filet. The view was awesome caught the sun set.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We waited for 20 min to be seated as there was no one to welcome or seat anyone. The service was rushed and not polite. The food that was ordered did not all arrive. In general, a very poor experience for a very expensive meal.

SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal. The Waygu was amazing.

TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. The go food was excellent and the service was second to none. Andrew our waiter was very gracious and accommodating as well as the rest of the staff. Will definitely return

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing amazing experience and a beautiful date night with my gorgeous wife

DL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We ordered one of all of the sides, which enhanced everyone's meal. Great place.

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and menu. It was my birthday, and we were given a small chocolate cake which we both appreciated. However, the cake was too hard and too chocolaty, and we couldn't eat it!

More seafood entrees would be nice too.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always amazing. It would take the entire word limit to overstate just how great the food is. Typically my wife and I dine here alone, this dinner outing actually allowed us a chance to invite others to experience Old Hickory with us. Needless to say they were equally as impressed. Great drinks, just a wonderful time.

SD
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice

TW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Tomahawk steak!

P
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, attentive service which is not intrusive; excellent quality food (both meats and seafood); a large dining room which, even with many diners, is not packed with people. Yes, it's expensive but appropriately so; you're getting excellent food and you're paying the appropriate price. We visit the Gaylord National Harbor 2-3 times per year and always plan on at least one evening in Old Hickory. Highly recommended.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greeted as soon as we arrived and given a table with a great view of the harbor. (It was sunset). Waiter was very friendly and professional. Made some great recommendations that we did not regret. It was a wonderful evening and glad we chose Old Hickory Steakhouse to celebrate.

ZP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The overall dining experience was very good... I would visit Old Hickory steakhouse again

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into the restaurant until we left, we were made to feel appreciated and special. Our server Marc and assistant Jessica were both amazing. The food was delicious and we were able to enjoy the evening and not feel rushed. We will continue to return and eat at Old Hickory Steakhouse.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating host. Andrew was a fantastic server. Had oysters from New Brunswick, steaks, sides, and wine. Great taste and preparation throughout.

BB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. It was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had!

K
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were eating Keto (No Carb, Meat, Cheese, and greens and mushrooms and salad (with just olive oil and lemon) The chef was accommodating and the food was very very good!

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

POOR SERVICE!!!!!!! I ended up leaving after waiting 15 minutes before we were offered water. Additionally another 15 minutes went by and I had to get up to find someone to ask about meeting our waiter. We ended up walking out.