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Pienza - Gaylord National Harbor

3.7
374 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
Fresh is the focus of Pienza Marketplace. Drawing inspiration from the lush garden atrium in Gaylord National, Pienza Marketplace offers fresh local ingredients to create delicious made-from-scratch culinary offerings. Inspired by the Mid-Atlantic region, Pienza’s resort chefs partner with local and regional farmers and artisanal producers to select the best seasonal products to be featured in its signature dishes. With an open design, diners can watch food being prepared firsthand in the restaurant’s show kitchen. Focusing on small batch cooking, dishes are prepared and served at their peak freshness.

Whether it is a quick bite for breakfast, a business lunch or a family celebration, Pienza’s ever-changing menu offers a variety of fresh local options. The STARS (employees) at Pienza are warm and welcoming to leisure and group guests alike.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 965-5200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Will Moore
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fleet Street
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Parking details
Self parking - Complimentary Parking voucher offered for the first three hours. Valet parking is available at $10.00 for the first three hours with validation.
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Public transit
Alexandria Water Taxi
Additional
Beer, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 374 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
3.5
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.0
value
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58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

We had what we thought was going to be lunch (1:15pm reservation). It turned out to be a breakfast and lunch buffet. Sounded good at the time. Overall the food was OK. It was more a mix of leftover breakfast buffet and a real skimpy lunch buffet. It did the job, but for $25/pp, I’d first walk a cross the street to the wide variety of local restaurants. Definitely convenient, but definitely not worth it. The plus was that our server (Jeanie) was AMAZING. Super friendly, and on top of keeping my drinks topped off and the table clear.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgivings Dinner

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Eatwell (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving meal with family.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet - very poor. Choices were very limited, price very expensive for what we got. I would not go here again.
My husband went to get turkey and there was only dark meat at the carving station so he passed. Five minutes later I went to the carving station, still only dark meat! I asked for white meat and I was told, "I only have dark meat" So I asked, can you get white meat? "I can ask" so I said, "would you please". Had to wait a few more minutes. Ridiculous, given the price we paid, and the fact that it was only 12:00, not the end of the buffet..

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KMB1 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We’ve had our Thanksgiving meal at Pienza for the past 5-6 years. Every year has been absolutely delicious until this year. This year the food was very bad; the collard greens were too salty, the butternut squash soup was super sweet, the cornbread stuffing was tasteless, the gravy had an interesting flavor, the macaroni and cheese was cold, and desserts were unremarkable. We enjoyed salad and seafood bars. The food overall was very poor for our $515 bill for six. Sadly, our Pienza Thanksgiving tradition has come to an end.

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FairfaxDiner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

The only reason to eat here is that you are staying in the hotel and need to eat breakfast somewhere and don't want to walk down the block. The food is adequate but nothing special and the service is good and attentive but it cost $25 a person for eggs and waffles basically.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, clean place and wonderful service! Would recommend this place for their breakfast buffet, Thanksgiving Holiday meal and character dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Pienza provides standard breakfast fare in a pleasant setting. Service is friendly.

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AvoidSugarFactory (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

I visited Pienza for the first time for a Mother's Day brunch, which set the precedent. I didn't realize that was a special menu... this time around, the selection wasn't nearly as expansive. There were no cheeses (as advertised) and the menu was far more limited. The buffet wasn't worth the price of $25/person.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Very pleasant service. Insanely overpriced. Wouldn't survive at this price point except for the captive audience.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

The buffet was way over priced for the food I received.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Great venue. Service was top notch. Food was great and many options available.

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MemoD (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Overall the Sunday breakfast buffet was quite good. It did not have the "wow" factor you get at similar venues overseas but we had no complaints about the food or the service. Would happily go back....

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

We enjoy eating at the restaurant. The breakfast is always great. The food is fresh. The buffet is always fully stocked. We can sit and talk without feeling rushed. It is a great atmosphere.

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huskyfan (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

Early breakfast on Sunday. Basic brunch but after 1130 huge brunch opens. Super friendly wait staff a d chefs. Egg scrambled were not dry. Plenty of options and fruit, bread stations as well as omelet station. A Bit pricey but common for the hotel

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was good. French toast and waffles very cold..should be made to order. Omelet good but eat top much cheese..wasn't melted in the middle...gross...but overall other foods we're delish..need new omelet makers....more music or live entertainment....boring atmosphere unless you're with good company that talks. Too quiet for a beautiful day...need entertainment to go along with dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent start to our day.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

This restaurant is extremely convenient, but given the short walk to numerous other places, there are better choices. And for $29 breakfast buffet, you could find something much more affordable. Options of the breakfast buffet are decent, but quality is so-so.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

I've eaten brunch here several times and each time I'm not disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent buffet selection, very attentive table service and food service staff.

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