1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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The Open Gate Brewery has made the decision to close its doors to visitors effective March 13, 2020 until further notice. The closures will remain in place until health and State advice changes.

Our goal is to help minimize the risk to our guests, their families and our people, and we appreciate your understanding.

Guinness has been around for 260 years, a testament to the resiliency of the brand and our consumers. So please know that we aren’t going anywhere and we look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.

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TomS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is very nice place and the food is good. Expensive but worth the trip.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thanks for the note, Tom. See you next time!

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vipMBHBmore
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a get together. The beer is, of course, terrific. I tried the Old Fashioned--one of the very best beverages I've ever had. The food is big--excessively huge portions and a bit over-the-top ingredients. That said, it tastes good.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 11, 2020

Glad you enjoyed the Old Fashioned Ale! Hope we'll see you again soon.

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RickA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Came for brunch on March 8th. Seated and greeted on time with a reservation. Had high expectations because the complementary mini muffins they brought out were quite tasty, as was the beer. Took a while to take our food order but it was busy. Understandable. But when the food came out three of the four egg dishes had immediate issues. Two of the dishes had overcooked fried eggs, the other had runny whites, underdone. We flagged down our server and she immediately went to the kitchen to request a do over. In the meantime my wife dug in to what remained on her plate and kept coming up with chunks of fat instead of corned beef. When the do over eggs came back they were swimming in a plate of oil. Not very appetizing. She refused to eat them and our server got the manager to come over and offer her another menu item. The make up entree chicken and biscuit, came out in less than two minutes so it had to have been prepared and sitting somewhere. She managed to choke down half before throwing the towel in. At least the manager comped her meal.

Go for the beer, but stay away from the food.

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RedHen
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought the kids for brunch and we really enjoyed everything we had! We started off sharing cinnamon rolls followed by the Irish Eggs Benedict and Boxty. Both good but I HIGHLY recommend the Irish Eggs Benedict! We also tried the Beermosa and we were surprised how good they were.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 10, 2020

Glad to hear you had a great time! Hope we'll see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday!

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ECityBoyMOM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved our dinner ! The food was great and I love the ambiance . Once you are done dinner, there are so many different things you can do : shop, hang at the bar, take a self tour, or hang outside at a fire pit.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 10, 2020

Happy to hear you had a great time. Hope we'll see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was mediocre, everything else was enjoyable.

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Lauren
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. A bit pricey but the quality made it worth while.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for the note, Lauren!

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Jaunitak
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. The service was great. The noise level was quite high, distracting at times. We still had a nice time.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 10, 2020

Glad to hear you had a nice time. Cheers!

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Tony
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, staff, service GUINNESS! The food needs work , expensive and it’s just ok. We will go back !! But eat dinner elsewhere.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for the note, Tony, we'll pass that along. We're looking forward to your next visit.

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Will definitely be coming back.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks so much, Matthew!

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for family event - food is very good and drinks are great. The dining room has plenty of space b/ween tables and wonderful atmosphere.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 10, 2020

We're happy to hear it, Elizabeth!

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JamieW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent, biscuits and gravy, stuffed French toast, brown bread and cinnamon rolls. They give you lemon poppyseed mini muffins that were very taste. I would order them all again. Of course, all the beer 💗! Service was wonderful. I can’t wait to go back, again. I would recommend reservations.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 9, 2020

Glad you had a great time Jaime!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great aervice

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 8, 2020

Happy to hear it!

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MichaelS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My second time here. The food and service has been excellent both times. For me, the best drink there is the Guinness bourbon barrel aged beer. It's delicious. It's definitely worth a visit.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 2, 2020

We're very happy to hear it Michael. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for large groups with kids!

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Woodies
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & beer. Waitress missed the fact that they were out of something when we ordered. Didn’t figure it out until after everyone else was eating. She brought a bowl of soup while new meal was prepared. Overall good experience.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks for letting us know about that. Glad to hear you had a good time overall, and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CarolC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I attended the brewery tour and tasting and then had dinner. The tour and tasting was was 5 star. Our tour guide was able to answer all questions regarding the history of Guinness and of all things beer, wine and spirits.
The restaurant staff were also 5 star. Everyone from host to server and runner were extremely well trained.
The reason I gave it less than 5 stars was the menu choice for vegetarians. The only choice was the Beyond burger or Beyond sausage. I would have liked to see a more imaginative vegetarian choice of sandwiches or main.
That being said I would highly recommend the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & 1817 restaurant

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks for the review, Carol. We'll pass your note along. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the brewery!

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WillC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good except for the noise level. Would not recommend for Friday evening if you want a dinner time conversation.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks for the note, Will. Hope we'll see you again soon.

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dottied
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was good and our waiter was helpful and friendly. Great time!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 3, 2020

We're happy to hear it, Dottie. Cheers!

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LINDAF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday treat , great food, great price, will return, often!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 18, 2020

Glad you had a great time, Linda!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Demi our server was great. She deserves a trip to Dublin, hopefully the company can discount her adventure.

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SheilaF
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Guinness brewery is absolutely beautiful. It looks like it would be a great place to hang out on a nice day. I was a little disappointed with the lack of non-meat options for a Friday during lent from an Irish inspired brewery. Other than that, everything was great. I had no idea they had so many beer selections!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for the note, Sheila, and happy to hear you had a great time overall. See you again soon!

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AnastasiaM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Birthday dinner for my husband, such a great experience! Everything was great from top to bottom! 😉

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on March 2, 2020

We're very glad you and your husband celebrated with us. Hope we'll see you again soon!

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DouglasN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and service was great they had all the beers from the bar available at 1817

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vipRicky
Baltimore
94 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I had a very nice meal with 5 of my coworkers. The drinks were good and the food was fine. Our service in the restaurant was a little slow but we had no big issues. I would go back.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

We'll look forward to seeing you again next time, Ricky.

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Jwave
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was very open and well lit, seats were comfy, views were good. Our waitress may have been a bit over burdened at the brunch service as we had a pretty long wait after we got our beers before she came back to take our order. The stuffed french toast and burger got good reviews, the crab omelet had waaay too many large chunks of sun dried tomato. Had to wait a while to eat the potatoes as they needed salt badly and the waitress was not close by. So a pleasant experience, not outstanding, which I had really wanted it to be.

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vipBryan
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great place to spend time with family and friends. The selection of Guiness products is exciting. The food is also quite tasty. The brunch especially has some great options.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 26, 2020

Glad you enjoyed it, Bryan!

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time at 1817! The food was delicious!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks Caitlin, glad to hear it!

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SabineMannem
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it. Such a nice place and great happy atmosphere. The cinnamon rolls were not fluffy and yeasty enough and too sweet for my taste😁 everything else AMAZING😁 I want to go back tomorrow 😃

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi Sabine, thanks for letting us know, and glad you had a great time overall. See you again soon!

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Micha
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We had good service and enjoyed our visit overall but the restaurant food specifically was extremely salty. We had 3 different entrees and all 3 were noticeably too salty.

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MackensieH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The food is great, and the beer is the best I’ve had. The experience and the experimental brews aren’t to miss! And it was easy to get a Lyft back to our hotel!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Happy to hear you loved it, Mackensie! Cheers!

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Emily
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service at 1817! We had a wonderful time visiting the Guinness brewery with our out of town guests. While we were not able to get a tour (checked 4 days in advance of our intended visit) we were happy to be able to reserve a table for the day and time we wanted. Weekends are always busy at Guiness and this was no exception! Very busy but extremely well managed. We felt well taken care of from the moment we entered the building! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We each really enjoyed our meals and drinks! I love getting a flight of beers to taste the experimental beers! The Old Fashioned was amazing! Yummmmm! We highly recommend!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

We're very happy to hear it, Emily! See you next time!

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AmandaZ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing and service was great. Best burger I've had in a long time and the milkshake was awesome. Only complaint is they let people congregate around the bar and a group was getting pretty loud and rowdy. There's plenty of spots in that place to enjoy beers and get rowdy but it was a little disruptive to the folks who were dining.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi Amanda, thanks for letting us know, and glad you had a great time overall. See you again soon!

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CherylB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Excellent food and atmosphere. The guided tour and tasting is a must!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks Cheryl!

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BartS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fire pits. Had to wait a little bit to get seated because they actually close the restaurant between brunch and dinner but could drink while we waited. Second course came sooner than we wanted but the food was great. I am a big fan of the stew.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks for coming by, Bart!

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Elstalls
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef stew was very good.And the shrimp alfredo pasta.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks, glad you liked it!

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AllyO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer, and atmosphere! Definitely a touristy spot, so you need reservations.. but it’s worth it!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks for the review, Ally! See you next time!

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vipKellyC27
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad and I went for lunch on a Saturday. I loved that they have a brunch menu available as many places don't serve brunch on Saturdays. The food and beer were amazing. I am glad I made a reservation because by the time we left the crowd was large and noisy.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Glad you and your dad had a great time, Kelly!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic venue -Beer,Service and dood were 5 star. I hit crowded and noisy after 1:00 when crowd popes in on Saturday. Every single Guinness employee was very personable and well trained! Food in 1817 restaurant for brunch was excellent - breakfast portions are large. Steak and eggs is exceptional! Tours fill up day(s) before visit, remember to call for reservation before day of arrival! Great grounds, outdoor and indoor seating!
Exceptional Overall!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks so much!

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