Gatsby

4.5
280 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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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
What 280 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time coming here and the service was great, staff was friendly and the ambiance was pleasant. We had drinks and wings .

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vipSpencerC
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy food and drinks. Great prices for pre-game meals!

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JohnP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner for my wife, 2 children and I. Cool place and portions were large. Always more then you want to spend with a family but for a special dinner it was perfect. Maybe I convinced my 14 year old son to read the Great Gatsby but no guarantee. Enjoy!

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vipKrisW
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a great & interesting venue right out of the roaring 20’s with a modern twist. The food was good and the service great. Try their calamari it is the best I have had and the smash burger. Happy Hour prices are good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was welcoming and pleasant. Food portions were large.

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Bill
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here several times but this is the first time on a holiday. As always the food is excellent. I was surprised by the number of diners present because the restaurant was more than 3/4 filled. The size of the crowd, in fact, made it feel like I was dining among friends. The table next to me had several well behaved children and their laughter was contagious. It was a good time, with good service and made for a warm holiday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Excellent server and amazing food and cocktails.

JR
vipJuRi
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving Menu was delicious. ((Apparently I have to write 50 characters for this to go through..))

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & delicious food. I had steak salad, my family members had cod & smash burgers & they all loved their meals too!

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vipNancyL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome and I believe she was new!! Very attentive and helpful. Food was very good and we had a very good visiting experience with my daughters friends with no interruptions!! Great selection of wines and drinks…..we are from Chicago, so this is a good review considering the restaurants we have to compare too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Quality service. Comfy booths.

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SashaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Overall, service was great but the food was not of best quality as cod was very salty and steaks were overdone when 2 people ordered them as medium rare.

CL
vipCarbLover
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu looks good but dishes weren't executed well. Waiters weren't very attentive. Ambiance was a little sterile.

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vipTristanE
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time there for brunch- just as delicious the 2nd time. Will always come back just for that AMAZING cinnamon roll! Entrees were great too! Our server was very polite and cheerful and we had a great experience :) They were even helpful enough to move our reservation an hour later during Sunday brunch!

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CamilleK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My birthday and engagement!

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JonP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good - “elevated diner food” as they told us. Service was slow and not super attentive. Good option for when you’re trying to please a lot of people as the menu is diverse. Pricey for what it is.

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Chandalear
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Bre was outstanding. She was very observant to all my needs at the table and my order. Because I have type 1 Diabetes she was very helpful in suggestion something from the menu for me to eat and drink. I recommend that this young lady get a raise to to her professionalism and the quality of service she provided.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my 23rd birthday and loved it. Great for big groups! Loved the punch and the spaghetti and meatball (esp the cream sauce side). Only complaint is the design of the sink sprayed water on us when we tried to dry our hands.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Not enough server and service was poor. Can’t blame the staff as they all are new and not even close enough. Not worth the time and money

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rick1050
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t like being seated in the bar area, but overall the food was pretty good.

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Ally
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best first experience at a restaurant in a long time-highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great aesthetics and some of the best cuisine we have experienced. Stellar restaurant!

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AmandaD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining here and it certainly won’t be my last! From the moment I walked in I was greeted warmly. The decor is beautiful and inviting. Our server made great recommendations for the shared appetizers and the entrees. The food was delicious, came out quickly and with care. Our server was new but you would never know by the care and professionalism she gave us. All-in-all this as a great dining experience and perfect place to catch up with friends. I will be back to indulge again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only issue was with the latte and cappuccino. These were not the usual standard and appeared to be more like coffee with a dash of milk.

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LuccaP
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with family.

MD
vipMauriceD
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was a great experience. Main entrees, beverages and dessert was amazing. Sides are very lack luster. I wanted to get another but the server went ghost on me. So therefore the roasted squash wasn’t eaten and I never got a second cocktail.

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vipChamp
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Bug on wall

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Samm
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food we ordered was so so. The Monte Cristo was conceptually interesting, but they made the bread so hard that it was hard to eat. The taste was ok but not restaurant quality. The lasagna was on par with the ones you get at Costco. The interior is very well done.

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Ella
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Gatsby was excellent! It was a little quieter than we expected for a Saturday afternoon, which was kind of nice. The service was great but we kept getting different servers so that was the only thing that was a little confusing. The food and drinks were delicious and came out quickly.

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vipKendallG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Monte Cristo sandwich was AMAZING! Cocktails are flavorful but not overwhelming. Would definitely recommend The Cure.

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vipBigE
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Great door greeter, great service, delicious food, quiet, dim lighting and nice wall painting.

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AmandaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I went for a nice dinner out. We sat outside even though we couldn’t book a table outside. It was nice that they accommodated us. The food was excellent and I really liked how they spaced it out. We didn’t feel rushed. Wonderful cocktails too. Highly recommend!

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WDCFoodLover
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised. The food is prepared and presently simply. There is nothing pretentious about it. I had the meatloaf and my wife had the chicken pot pie. Amazingly, they were both seasoned well. The chef was not afraid to use salt and spices. Well done!

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vipLarry
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant before a Nationals or DC United game. The food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The establishment was lovely and we were welcomed by the host and congratulated on our anniversary. We were taken care of well but felt like we didn’t have any privacy for intimacy. The top floor was unfortunately closed for dining which was a shame as I hoping for a beautiful view to close out our evening. The food was exceptional albeit a tad expensive. All in all it was a good date.

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vipSharC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great vibes, Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very accommodating to dietary needs

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s was good. Not excellent. It’s right next to Nationals stadium and interior is really cool. Drinks were excellent. Meatloaf & Pot Pie recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday celebrations here and it was lovely!

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vipUTSPARTAN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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 280 OpenTable diners.

Gatsby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=f1b11739.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.