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Gatsby, Washington, DC

Gatsby

4.5
4.5
532 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Gatsby is a reimagined American diner by KNEAD Hospitality + Design in collaboration with Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery. With favorites like the famous monte cristo sandwich, fried chicken or today's blue plate special, Gatsby brings you back to the days of the diner, but from a fresh perspective. Whether you crave breakfast at any time of day or a smashburger & a milkshake, Gatsby is the perfect place. Our desserts were created by famed NYC Bakery, Mah-Ze-Dahr, and cannot be missed! Located at the corner of Half and N Streets, directly in front of Nats Park's Centerfield Gate, and overlooking the ballpark from our second floor dining room, Gatsby is the perfect pre/post game venue from which to celebrate.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 817-3005 ext. 9

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Lisa Odom

  • Catering

    Offsite catering is available. Please contact our Events Department for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of ways to create an experience to remember. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, baby shower, bachelorette party, offsite luncheon, business presentation with full AV or simply a celebration to remember, we welcome you to learn more. Our private and semi-private spaces allow our guests to create cocktail reception, family style and prix-fixe menus for lunch, brunch or dinner. Our flexible spaces were designed with entertaining in mind, and we have several options to fit your personal style and budget. Our Events Department is waiting to assist you in creating an unforgettable event.

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Cross street

    Half St & N St

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot available below restaurant on Van Street. Enter between M and N Streets. Various public lots available nearby as well.

  • Public transit

    Navy Yark - Ballpark (Green & Yellow)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, delicious food and drinks
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The portions were ample. But everything was either under or over seasoned. They brought the check before asking if we wanted dessert. And did the same to the table next to us who got there about 15 minutes after us. We weren't at the table an excessive amount of time, even showing up early for our reservation. And I understand that with a concert at Nats Park, they wanted to turn tables quickly. But that just felt unnecessary and left a sour taste in our mouths.
  3. MF

    MFols

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale comfort food in a great atmosphere with a classy, vintage vibe. Dress up…dress down for any occasion and you won’t be disappointed. Food was delicious with generous portions.
  4. PC

    PennyC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I give Nicholas,our waiter,10 stars!!He made our visit to Gatsby’s complete!
  5. AN

    ANdyS

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was just ok. Not very warm. Very bar like atmosphere. Waiter was great but the hostess stay not friendly at all.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff in the front greeted us with a warm smile! We say upstairs with a gorgeous view of Nationals Park. Our server, Ariana, was amazing! She was super attentive and personable! The food *chef’s kiss* as well as the bottomless cocktail style mimosas. Overall, great experience! Will definitely be eating there again.
  7. FF

    FoodForLife

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a pre-game brunch here on Sunday. It's our favorite place to eat before heading across the street to Nationals Park. The bottomless brunch is a great deal. Must try menu items include the deviled eggs, the carmelized maple french toast, the hefty pastrami sandwich with parmesan fries and the pot pie with lavender crust. Every dish is prepared to perfection and our waiter, Jaime, was terrific. We love coming here because all of the staff are warm, friendly, engaging and just plain happy. They make you feel valued and want you to have a great dining experience.
  8. BB

    BrynnB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious and our server was excellent and attentive. My only issue was with the hostess, who had an attitude and wouldn’t let my party go see if there were any tables outside covered from the sun by umbrellas. We expressed we’d like to sit outside in the shade and we’d be willing to go look for ourselves, but the hostess was extremely unhelpful and insisted we sit inside. Furthermore, when I asked the hostess if the restaurant had bandaids (as I was in need of one), she smirked at me and never followed up. Luckily, our server was kind enough to find one. I understand the hostess was only one part of our dining experience, but I shouldn’t have to experience such attitude when I’m going to a pricey restaurant to spend my hard-earned money.
  9. C

    Cindy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service, food and employees here great place to eat while being near Navy Yard- Nationals Park area
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for brunch with friends & had the best time! Everyone was so nice, the food & drinks were great! We will definitely be coming back 😊
  11. TT

    TanyaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and location. Great food and good service
  12. C

    Cyclist

    Washington DC

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside before baseball game. Enjoyed some blue plate early bird specials. Excellent venue, food, and service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    16 September 2023. Pre-game dinner with friends.
  14. GH

    GerryH

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour from 11:30-6! Happy hour menu has lots of items. We had sliders/fries and spinach artichoke dip. Both were terrific. Great happy hour drink prices too!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    So we tried the Brunch... the food wasn't bad.. however the french toast cost $16 for one piece of bread, they only have pork products for breakfast not good... not sure if i would go back... oh and our drinks were good
  16. m

    margaretv

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Pretty sure the eggs were powdered- small portions and very basic food. No latte or caffeinated coffee at a brunch spot?
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Limited menu
  18. BM

    BMillz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Spot ! Would visit again.....................
  19. MC

    MiamiChic

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday and we had a great time. Our server, Gio, was fun, energetic and awesome. We loved him. The only thing I would say is that another server tripped and rained champagne and alcohol on us. That’s fine, accidents happen and we weren’t upset about that. However, management or someone should have come to check on us and make sure all was fine. Napkins were needed to dry ourselves and we even had to go to the car to get something to clean ourselves because we were sticky from the alcohol. No attempt to compensate or even just check on us was made and that’s unacceptable. I lay the fault squarely on management and not the poor server who tripped. We had to remind you of the incident to get some small compensation for being completely drenched with alcohol and us reminding you should not have had to happen. All in all, a great time nonetheless.
  20. P

    Paul

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great surprise to be seated on the second floor as the view was awesome. Our server was very personable, and the coordination of all the wait staff in the service of our table was well done. The French toast was outstanding!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First things first I just want to thank everyone at the Gatsby for making my wife and I feel so special. It was our anniversary & we decided to take a road trip to DC. I made a dinner reservation for our anniversary, and let me just say we got the best corner table in the house. Our first waiter, her name was Beth & she sold us on a Greta’s punch & icebox daiquiri. Honestly the Greta’s punch is amazing ! We had the Friday night special and some calamari to end the night. Beth surprised us with an Anniversary brownie from everyone at the Gatsby. It made the night even more special. We loved the place so much, we just had to come back for brunch. We came back and this time got seated on the 2nd floor , with an amazing view of the nationals stadium. Now you know I had to come back for a Greta’s punch, but let me just say that the brunch menu is TOP TIER!! The custard on the French toast literally left me speechless. My wife who doesn’t like home fries, really enjoyed her home fries. She left nothing on her plate. We also wanted to thank our 2nd waiter Charles, he was super sweet and really sold us on brunch. It’s safe to say this spot is definitely a 10/10. I would recommend to anyone who’s in the DC area. Thank you The Gatsby!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I wouldn’t recommend. A lot verter options and service and food are both eh
  23. PB

    PayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great spot for a date night! Food was great and service was great as well. Would recommend
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both really enjoyed it! Will
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    So. Loud. We had a circle table for 6 people and we couldn’t hear what anyone was saying. And there were only 2 other filled tables in the room with us.
  26. JC

    JCK123

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I ordered the Pastrami Breakfast hash, and had a extremely difficult time finding any pastrami in my dish. Service was slow and the Coffees were cold. The restaurant wasn’t even that busy. Maybe they had a off day, but I’m not sure if I’ll be going back anytime soon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and everyone enjoyed their meal!
  28. i

    idearr

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Nice place right outside Nats Park. Greek omelet for person #1 very good. Person #2 got chicken and would have liked it much more if sauce had been on the side as requested (very specifically and more than once). It was too close to gametime to complain and get a replacement.
  29. SH

    ScottH

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    We were celebrating my brother's birthday with a Nats game and dinner. He and our nephew missed a Metro connection and were running a few minutes late. We had three of our 5 but were refused to be seated. Time was an issue and it would have helped to get started. Instead I went to the bar. and my wife and friend went around the corner to the pastry shop to pick up items for the next day and not waste time. My brother and nephew came before I had even finished y drink and I asked to close out. They refused to seat everyone while I was closing until I talked to the hostess/manager? Not a good start. Service was mediocre. I have been a few times but always eaten upstairs. We were very surprised to learn there is no restroom on the first floor. Our friend opted to wait for Nats Park. The food was again superb including the happy hour menu.
  30. ML

    MichelleL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My second visit to Gastby with friends and it was just as a remembered a year later. We were seating at the same table and we think the first wait staff was the same as last year, he was just as pleasant as he was at our first visit. The young lady that took our order was wonderful and pleasant. I was not a fan of the fish... but it will not stop me from returning to Gastby's. See you next time. I try to remember to come on other occasions other than attending Nationals games. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The waiters took a long time to get to our table.
  32. DG

    DavoneG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional, Aesthetically pleasing, food was amazing! They also make a great French 75 cocktail! Definitely my spot.
  33. CG

    CourtnieG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance, and service here is fantastic! It's right by the Nats stadium so it's probably difficult to get a seat during the season.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff. Highly recommend
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and our server ,Q, was great!
  36. MC

    MsChanandlerBong

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good: Our servers Gabby and Sheila were great! Very kind and had wonderful suggestions for us. The food and drinks were all outstanding! Bad: The hostess had attitude for us and other guests that was obvious from the second we walked in the doors. The manager was MIA until she showed up at our table at 10:45pm to tell us they had closed 45 min ago and we needed to leave. This is the first we had heard of this and she was very rude for a first notification. Our reservation was at 9:15, which they shouldn’t have allowed if they close at 10:00 (again we were not aware they closed at 10:00 and were not told this until 10:45 when we were very rudely informed)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every aspect of the meal--flavor, presentation, unique dishes, very kind server--was delightful.
  38. a

    amandat

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabrielle was a delight. Attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. I recommend the wings and the spinach dip.
  39. TM

    TracyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food just ok.
  40. M

    Millers

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good, but seemed a bit over cooked. We had the Caramel French Toast and a Dutch Baby Pancake.. should have asked for some syrup in the side. Wait staff was attentive. Wish they would bring back the Japanese pancake with blueberry sauce.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gatsby using the Order Online button. Gatsby also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 817-3005 ext. 9.

Gatsby is rated 4.5 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Gatsby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Gatsby

1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Half St & N St

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot available below restaurant on Van Street. Enter between M and N Streets. Various public lots available nearby as well.

  • Public transit

    Navy Yark - Ballpark (Green & Yellow)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Lisa Odom

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 817-3005 ext. 9

  • Catering

    Offsite catering is available. Please contact our Events Department for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of ways to create an experience to remember. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, baby shower, bachelorette party, offsite luncheon, business presentation with full AV or simply a celebration to remember, we welcome you to learn more. Our private and semi-private spaces allow our guests to create cocktail reception, family style and prix-fixe menus for lunch, brunch or dinner. Our flexible spaces were designed with entertaining in mind, and we have several options to fit your personal style and budget. Our Events Department is waiting to assist you in creating an unforgettable event.

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