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About Pienza - Gaylord National Harbor
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.
National Harbor, MD 20745
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Alexandria Water Taxi
Beer, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Pienza - Gaylord National Harbor Ratings and Reviews
Located in the atrium of the Gaylord National hotel, this is an excellent spot for buffet brunch. The custom omelet was light and fluffy, the fruit was fresh and varied. The waffles were tender and tasty. The bacon was crispy, but a little greasy. The French toast was made with thin-sliced white bread and consequently didn't' hold up well. I didn't try the oatmeal, but it had a variety of potential add-ins. The grits were a little soupy for my taste. The service, though, was excellent.
TIP: If you make an Open Table reservation here, you DON"T have to wait in line - just walk to the front and tell them - you will be seated ASAP. This saved us 30-45 mins as the line was long.
Food variety - they had just about anything you would want for breakfast, the omelette line moved quickly and the quality of food was great.
We had reservations and stood in a line with a lot of people because no one told us that you can skip line if you have reservations. The server forgot our kids drinks and had to ask several times for it. My son is picky and wanted scrambled eggs. In the hour we were there they never replenished the eggs. The food was cold and overall it was expensive and we didn’t really eat anything
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The value and experience have declined drastically. This has been our family's favorite place for Mother's day brunch for many years.
This year the quality of service was low, there were not enough potted plants to cover the restaraunt's tradition of giving one to each mother, there was no live music and the food selections were fewer and less tasty.
Will most likely not return.
Brunch was very nice. This was the second year I did Mother's Day brunch here. Great touch with pianist playing music. I would have liked to have seen more fruit and vegetables offered on the buffet. Omelette, carved meat, cheese, and waffle stations are always a hit. Dessert selection was also great. It included bottomless mimosas.
Had a wonderful brunch about a year and a half ago. The quality of the food and the choices are no where near what they were then. This was a $25.00 brunch, not a $65.00 brunch. I brought 6 people with me and was very disappointed. I paid $600 for a below average experience! So much for "you get what you pay for".
Nothing was hot and sausage was burnt. Pancakes, bacon, & eggs were cold. Croissant wasn't fresh. Omelette was ok.
Service was nonexistent. My check was presented when I returned to my seat from the buffet line. We had a pile of plates, and no one seemed to care.
Go somewhere else!
We were deeply disappointed to find over 50% of the buffett empty. No option here other than the $24.99 per person buffet. Raw scrambled eggs, no bacon, and so many empty platters you had to walk back and forth to find food worth eating. Our wait staff was fine, but the kitchen area lacked working staff. Several staff observed loafing and one cook struggled to keep up with omelette line. We looked forward to a wonderful brunch like we had at the Gaylord in Texas last year. We will be returning to National Harbor in the future, but will avoid going back to the Gaylord! Poorly run restaurant!!!
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