About Old Hickory Steakhouse

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
Experience a tableside presentation of flavorful cheeses. All presented by our Maitre D' Frommage

201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 965-4000

Website:
http://www.gaylordnational.com/

Parking Details:
Free for 3 Hours in Hotel Self Park.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Gitangu

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Old Hickory Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
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Cozy (13)
Waterfront (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (6)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We arrived promptly at our reservation time and were greeted warmly by the hostess, we were then quickly seated. Our waitress was friendly, efficient and timely. Our glasses were never empty and the food was superb. The Seafood Tower made a lovely appetizer and the Porterhouse did not dissapoint, it was tender and flavorful. The sides are a very generous portion served family style. The Flourless Chocolate Cake was delightful. I am looking forward to another visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great spot, food was good and they have a really extensive wine list with some great selections.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Still my favorite Steakhouse. Even better than the Chop House and Ruth's Chris. Service was great and the food was delicious.

This one time, there were a couple kids who were not under control. But, I assume, based on my past experiences, this won't be a problem in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We ate with family and friends for the first time and will definitely be back! From the onion soup or lobster bisque to the filet or porterhouse... everything was delicious! The service was also amazing— ask for Happy, he was the best!!!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waiter Marc was the absolute best. When we return we will be requesting him. He was amazing!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lousy service and the steak was over cooked. I would not recommend this establishment.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a great experience. It was our granddaughter's birthday, and we wanted to do something special. Steve, our waiter, was great in explaining the menu and the various options. The food was excellent. If you want a 5-star experience, this is it! They even gave us a small piece of birthday cake in celebration.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The staff was sensational. From the hostess, to the bar tender and our waiter. Everyone worked in harmony.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good filet mignon, but very pricey. Sides are all at an additional cost. Waiter brought out incorrect bottle of wine and then tried to convince us to keep that without getting the correct bottle we ordered, saying, "it's in the same family and the same price," not understanding why we wanted what we ordered. Never had this happen in a restaurant. Children kept going in and out to the patio which caused wind to enter the restaurant and it was a chilly 15 degrees outside. Waiter never checked back on steak temperatures after they were delivered. Some were cooked spot on and others not so much. Great cuts of meat, but poor service. No cheese service due to a "technical problem with the cheese cave." Overall, very pricey meal for very poor service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Soups were lukewarm. Bread was not warm and actually tasted stale. Service was just average.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant located inside the Gaylord in Baltimore. We were seated overlooking the atrium giving us front row seats for the Christmas tree lighting and laser show.
The steaks were wonderful, the service was fabulous. One small thing - for such a top notch restaurant they could do better with their side selection. They only offer fries, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and asparagus. (The asparagus was very large and chewy)

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Steak was tough. Waitress was just there to take our order. Not very attentive. We over heard the waiter at the next table explain varies entree options. He was much better than our waitress. Not what I expected from a high end restaurant. Very disappointed!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was Christmas so the service may be explained by the fact the servers were just over the holidays. Very slow service and mediocre food. We were the last seating of the night but it took nearly 2.5 hours for a simple three course meal with a fair bit of time between courses. The server needed to come back for my wine order for the meal because she walked off so quick I could not add the wine to the meal order.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and atmosphere was awesome! All around great dining

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service and food, it was a good place to celebrate

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great place for a special evening. Food is great the seafood tower is something special.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I took my family here for Xmas eve dinner. Our waiter was fabulous, very comical and knowledgeable too. Everything from the cocktails and wine, cheese selection, filet and lobster to the bourbon milkshake for desert was to die for. We had a spectacular evening!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service saved this experience. We were staying at the Gaylord on Christmas Eve and were told, and believed, it was a "sell out." Therefore, when we asked if we could push back our reservation from 5:15 to 6:15 we perfectly understood being told that we could not be accommodated. However, when we left the restaurant at about 7:00 it was only about half full. I simply don't like being lied to. The ambience for such a place of potential just didn't cut it...especially when considering it was a holiday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Messed up drink orders 3 times. Messed up an appetizer. An entree came out cold. Service was slow. Terrible experience overall. Would not recommend to others or return.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was great, thanks

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great place for special occasion dinner. Fairly pricey, but the food is delicious and the service is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service but extremely pricey for the food you get.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Happy was our waiter and was perfect for our group with three young children. He made us feel very comfortable in the elegant setting. He exceeded expectations in meeting our food requests. It was a fabulous experience for us all.
Having said that we have not received an email receipt for the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2017

For a restaurant with 5 star pricing, I thought the service was amatureish. Expect better at these prices. The food itself was good, but the overall experience was underwhelming.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The restaurant accomadted ya for a time change on our reservation. The waiter was polite and nice but did not check on us too often. We sat at the table for 10 minutes before being acknowledged by him. I asked for a well done steak and it came out medium well. He had to take back and re cook my steak. We finished our drinks and had to ask waiter to bring us more. The Cesar salad was way too fishy tasting and we sent back and the waiter said he would take it off the bill... The check was incorrect and I did not catch until after the charge. He stated he corrected but I ended up being charged 3 times. I spoke to the Mgr who assured me it would correct but only one of the 3 charges dropped. 3 days later and it is still charged twice, my credit card company stated I was charged 2 times still and I am currently disputing it. Overall for the price of the meal it was disappointing to have those errors. The one in Dallas was a much better experience.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food at Old Hickoey Steakhouse was OK. I wish they had more variety of foods on the menu. The prices are definetly pricey. The ambiance was nice but we did not get a window seating as requested. I also requested a specific dessert plate for my husband which we never got. The waiter was very nice, attentive and profesional. He was always checking in to make sure we were ok. We did wait over 30 minutes for our food which I thought was a bit ridiculous seeing that it wasn't a busy night and they were closing. (Reservation was @830pm) For the price I payed ($160) I think we could have went somehwere much better in my opinion.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I was extremely disappointed in my meal. I’ve dinned with your establishment before but my steak was not good overall & the spinach was bland. The wait staff was excellent however my 60th birthday was not acknowledged.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolute highlight of our stay at the Gaylord Harbor! Hugo is amazing -- wonderful greeter!

Happy is a phenomenal server -- love him! He was fun -- thoughtful -- responsive -- and a true pleasure to have as our server.

Loved the experience -- great food. Great service. Lovely setting. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have dined here before and had excellent experiences. This was not the best as it took an hour or more to receive our food. We enjoyed ourselves but the experience could have been better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a lovely dinner. Yes I t is pricy but it is a steak house. It wasn't the best steak I've ever had but very good and perfectly cooked. The sides were delicious as was the bread. Service was just lovely although it was not super busy.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was not what we expect.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was just OK. Certainlt not that prices they are charging. $48 8oz filet was dry, French onion soup had a weird sweet taste to it and creamed spinach also had a strange taste. Would not recommend nor will we go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Assorted cheese tray was great / Food was good / server was great
Asked for a table with a great view for a anniversary and received a table for six - we could not even hear each other talking

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A wonderful dinner. The filet was perfectly prepared. We also enjoyed butter poached lobster off the specials menu with chanterelles and leeks- in a sauce that made me want to lick the bow clean.

The cheese platter offers a tremendous variety. Excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Birthday dinner. Food was great and service was good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Steve was very good, easy going server..... Very expensive side dishes. I mentioned the spinach had wayyyyyyyyyyy tooo much garlic. He noted it but then it was still on my bill for $12. Ran out of the mod wine we ordered, found another good one, but cost more of course and that was not matched either. I did not want to make a big deal of anything given it was my husbands birthday dinner. But...... less expensive resturants just take care of their issues. I guess since many guests are not local or repeat customers, there is not the attention to quality details that made the place that special for the cost!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Dirty Martini was sent back for a “full pour.” Although it was good I think for $14 it should be a good size and not just one shot. Mussels were VERY salty, had to get another order with NO salt. Blue cheese salad OK. NY Strip VERY dry. Sent it back and was not charged for it. Even so, the cost with tip was about $95.00. I couldn’t recommend, and pricing is high and totally not worth the experience. I dine out often at fine dining restaurants and know quality and what is not acceptable. This restaurant thinks they’re “ALL THAT” but they’re not!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good but pricey

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I made a reservation a month in advance and still when I arrived I had to wait 35 mins to get seated which was unacceptable considering it was not packed in the resturant our server did not announce his name he did not bring us any bread I put a note that it was my fiancé birthday and the service really made it not so enjoyable and memorable the host of the resturant never came to check on my table throughout the whole night and went to everyone around us instead which was rude Honestly the food was not extremely hot either and it took an hour and 15 mins to receive our meal and there was no complimentary birthday cake or anything from our server nor the resturant the sever took my card and was gone for 20 mins which was suspicious and also inconsiderate because we told him we were ready to leave I really had high hopes for this resturant and that night to be perfect for my fiancé however I was extremely disappointed we both did not feel welcomed and felt like our presence was not valued

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