Old Hickory at Gaylord National offers the utmost in Private Dining services. Old Hickory can accommodate semi private and private room needs throughout the year. Old Hickory is designed into five dining rooms which invite parties of 10 to 200.View Private Dining Details
It was super loud, people were face timing and getting loud phone calls. Our steak was fatty and our mashed potatoes were cold. A disappointment for our 36th Wedding Anniversary. It is beautiful and has great staff and a beautiful fire place and nice views. Not worth the money. We were very disappointed but we did not say anything because it was our Wedding Anniversary.
60th Birthday for him
What a lovely evening - as always. Thank you Old Hickory.
Amazing. Expensive. LOL. But worth it.
This was the best restaurant that we visited during our stay for a cheer competition. It was expensive but worth every penny. Spend the extra money on a meal here instead of the other restaurants!
Service was poor. Food not cooked as requested. Steak was raw instead of medium.
Amazing experience - everything from the Hostess to our waiter to the amazing food! Perfect!
The restaurant is beautiful located in National Harbor Gaylord Hotel. My only gripe is it took almost an hour to get our food once we ordered. I mentioned it to the waiter and was told they were very busy. I think the wait time is unacceptable. It was a great restaurant other than that.
We were very disappointed with Old Hickory. My husband ordered a non-alcoholic beer that was on the menu, but they were out of it. My husband and daughter ordered the Tomahawk Steak to share, but they were out of it. We ordered the steak carpaccio for an horderve, but it "wasn't up to standard" or so the chef thought. Let me remind you that it is a steak house. The waiter avoided our table and NEVER sent a manager over to talk with us. It was our hope to have a wonderful dinner with our daughters, since it isn't often that we are all together with our work schedules. We will never go there again and we will never recommend it to our friends.
We choose here for our anniversary. Our reservation was 7:30, ordered drinks and appetizers (which were both tasty) and then waited and waited for our entrees. We never received our steaks. Finally at 9 we had to ask for our check because we needed to make a 10 pm show at the MGM. I still can’t believe that we never got our steaks. Even if the grill wasn’t working properly, we should have been notified well in advance so we could get something else. Wish I could review the steaks but it wasn’t for me to taste it.
2 1/2 hours to get our food. No communication from the staff. Under seasoned food when it finally came out.
Made reservation at seven. Arrived on time are were seated fairly quickly. They have a nice cheese selection for their cheese plates. However, we ordered our a meal before 7:15, my boyfriend and split a New York strip and ordered two sides) and we didn’t get our meal until 9:10-9:20. So we waited over two hours and were starving. Something must have happened in the kitchen. Took way too long for our meal and they didn’t even compensate anything off our bill and kept telling us for the past hour before 9 “it should be out shortly.” Food was fine, not worth the wait though.
Unfortunately, the meal we ordered never made it to the table. Service was slow, but - only after asking after waiting three hours - we found out that the grill was broken and they had just gotten it fixed when we had to leave. This is something that should have been communicated upfront and would have enabled us to make other plans. Instead of a fantastic anniversary meal, it turned into an expensive bar tab with a couple of drinks and some cheese.
No manager ever stopped by our table to offer an explanation. We would have expected such at the price point of this restaurant. We would have understood given the catastrophic damage our area experienced the past couple of days, but no communication left us feeling that customers were a second thought.
We cannot recommend this restaurant.
Beautiful restaurant inside and out. Ambiance was stellar. Food was what you’d expect from a steakhouse, everything was cooked perfectly. My only complaint would be that the scallop dish was a bit under seasoned for my taste. Service was great, not the best service I’d ever had but definitely suited our needs.
Had a wonderful relaxed meal. Our server was amazing. He was attentive yet not intrusive. His recommendations were spot on and his wine substitution for a bottle we ordered that they were out of was perfect. I had the hot cauliflower soup that was so light and airy and delicious. My husband and I both had fillets with to die for Bearnaise sauce. While the Brussels sprouts and the mushrooms sides that we selected were not quite to my taste, my husband enjoyed both. We finished the meal with an incredible chocolate souffle.
If possible try to get a seat by a window to see the beautiful harbor view / atrium.
A great experience with the only downside being the cost. A little pricey to make it a more regular destination.
Marc my waiter was the perfect example of experienced excellence. Attentive knowledgeable and friendly .
Made my Solo dining evening a memorable experience.
The best steak I’ve ever had! My wife could not stop talking about how great the food was.
We had reservations for 5 pm, we were going to see a show after dinner. The restaurant didn't open until 5pm, and we were not seated until 10-15 minutes after 5pm. If you are able to make reservations at 5pm you should at least have the restaurant open 10-15 minutes before that time. I didn't expect to have to wait to be seated at such an early dinner time. It all worked out since we made the show on time but next time I would make the reservation at 5:15pm. The food was excellent!
The place and ambiance is great, however our service was horrible. We waited for 30 minutes or more to be seated. It was understandable since it was during the CPAC convention. But after being seated, service was very slow and not attentive. We had to keep calling other waiters to get service. In terms of food, the porterhouse was ok, I should have chosen the cowboy ribeye. The fries were too salty even for me who likes salt a lot. And mushroom didn't taste right. The bottle of wine was great, but we had to wait for the bigger wine goblets for 10 minutes.
My wife and I have been going to the Old Hickory for several years for our anniversary. It has always been fantastic. We almost always get the For Two Tomahawk Ribeye steak.
Every year we come to National Harbor we have to get a reservation here, it's just that good! They make sure everything is cooked to your liking and they do a great job recommending wines, champagnes, and cheeses and describing the flavors. The staff is always very friendly and their timing is good. I definitely recommend it.
This steakhouse is very nice and appropriate for a special occasion. Located in the National Harbor Gaylord the location is convenient, especially if you are staying at the Gaylord.
The checkin was a little slow and there was little communication on what to expect...”they will seat you in a moment or you have a wait of...” this did not happen and we stood around for awhile and then went to the bar. As soon as we sat at to the bar they came by to seat us.
The reception was friendly, but understaffed at the time we checked in for our reservation.
The booths on the restaurant floor sit slightly lower than normal so the table line is high and a little uncomfortable. If you have a chair, all was right. They have white napkins so if you have dark evening ware the white shows on your clothing.
The main service was great and the food was outstanding. I liked the atmosphere and the overall experience was good.
Ambience and food taste including sides were memorable. Service was attentive but not memorable. Cost was less than expected. A quiet restaurant with live violinist on Valentine’s Day. Coffee and Creme brûlée with fresh fruit on top was a great finale.
I am attending a conference at the Gaylord and was pleased with the service
The young lady that explained the cheese tray was delightful and very knowledgeable
Upon arrival we were seated in a adequate amount of time at a table to 2 per our request. The food was outstanding especially the Porterhouse Steak well seasoned. We will definitely return.
Ambiance is amazing, food was excellent and our waiter Steve was knowledgeable and very friendly. Hope to return again.
Everything was real nice , service was very slow and not very attentive. We were not in a hurry but did not count on a 2 1/2 hour dinner !
Food was adequate but overpriced. We arrived on time for our 7pm reservation yet still waited 10 minutes to be sat even though restaurant was half empty. Service was very slow. Waited almost an hour for appetizer. The waiter even gave us a glass of wine on the house for waiting so long. Cheese selection was the best part of meal. Filet mignon was fair- not worth the 50$ price tag. We won't be back
We had a 7:00pm reservation for two. We arrived at 6:50, checked in with the hostess and went to the lounge to wait to be seated. We checked in with the hostess several times after not being seated, being told just a few more minutes each time. By 7:45 we requested to speak to the manager, as we no longer had time to eat dinner before our next engagement. Though apologetic and comping my $35 bar tab, our dinner was effectively ruined. I would expect better service from what is supposedly a top-notch establishment. I would leave a review about the food quality, but we didn’t eat there. Not pleased.
We had tickets to a show at 10 pm and had a reservation at Old Hickory Steakhouse for 7pm. We didn't get seated until 7:30. We ordered but never got our food and had to leave to make the show. Waiter told us it was a Union Kitchen that held things up. Just awful
A little pricey, and over rated... service was excellent!
Although the food wasn't bad (not great), the service was terrible. The food is too expensive to come with bad service. Unfortunately the good didn't outweigh the bad, and I definitely will not return.
This is a fantastic dining experience for adults. Wonderful for birthdays, special occasions, or a special treat.
Not great value for the price. Been to many high-end steakhouses and prices are comparable, but the steaks were not as large or as good quality as other steakhouses.
Very disappointed as we were celebrating a birthday and advised prior to booking. No mention of it which was surprising as the table beside us were celebrating a birthday and received recognition. We had eaten here before and the food and service was excellent which was the reason we booked reservations again. Unfortunately they were out of the Tomahawk Ribeye for 2 which was one of the reasons we came . The service was not very good--we waited 20 minutes before our drink order was taken. When we paid , they took our credit card and were gone for a really long time. The server came back and said the credit card machine was not working----which was VERY STRANGE as the other diners were using theirs in the next room. According to one of the staff, depending what room you were in, different systems are used ....like I said very strange . It was unfortunate that the overall experience was not very good .
Service was really slow. The food was great, definitely pricey but I knew that. It took 45 mins to spilt checks for 7 people and pay.
Beautiful spacious restaurant, great ambience, the food was amazing. More important the server was very good. Cant remember his name, but he gave good suggestions for choice of wine and entree based on what we wanted. I will definitely visit this restaurant again
Old Hickory is always our first choice to dinner for special occasion this was our 27 anniversary. But each time we park out front were told from your staff no fee for valet parking but were always charged $10 please have your staff corrected on this issues it is on the back of ticket issue fee.