Gatsby

4.5
107 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Gatsby is a reimagined American diner by KNEAD Hospitality & Design in collaboration with Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery. With favorites like the famouns 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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Experiences

  • Dinner Party out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $41.00 per person

    Jun 8 - Aug 31, 2021

    Get together with friends and host your first #DinnerPartyOut at this unique experience at Gatsby, complete with the menu as listed below served with a selection of Stella Beers. Give your guests the ultimate trip to the decadent world of Gatsby-esque dining with an "American Diner ... Reimagined" menu , served family-style; to start, deviled eggs, and a mezze platter followed by roasted chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and a smoked salmon + orzo salad. Complete the meal with a Mah-Ze-Dahr brownie sundae of your dreams for dessert.

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 107 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeLaDave
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was a beautiful night, so we were glad to eat outside. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. We had a couple drinks and a tasty appetizer. I had the smash burger which was very tasty. My wife had the half-chicken. She tells me it was tasty, but too large for her. All told a nice dinner at a reasonable price. Great place to stop before a Nats or DC United game (we were on our way to Audi Field).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The service was quite slow and they somewhat botched the promotion menu. The food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The wait staff was the only good thing about it. The food was overpriced and highly overrated, and came out with things that weren't listed, things I was allergic to, prompting the manager to apologize for the "mutual misunderstanding." The only reason I would go back in would be to give her a dictionary with the explanation of that phrase, which does not mean what she thinks. Don't waste your time or your money.

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vipLauraA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Gatsby prior to a Nationals game. Had a reservation for three and ran into two friends outside who wanted to join. The staff asked us location preference and then added two seats in order to accommodate. Everybody enjoyed their meal. Spinach Dip was a real standout. So were the lasagna and smash burgers. Fun location right across from the stadium. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from Emanuel for brunch before the Nats game. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food, terrible service. We sat outside and were forgotten by waitstaff.

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LuccaP
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great location. A bit noisy outside, as we were there right as a game started, but we knew what we signed up for. Dessert was phenomenal (watergate cake).

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Country Fried Steak and Watergate Cake

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SarahG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience pre game. Our waiter was excellent. Our good was very good. We would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around very pleasant experience.

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ChelseaFave
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Very inexperienced server- great disposition but constant mistakes

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vipkgindc
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Happy hour is a terrific deal! Monday night's friend chicken portion is HUGE and the food quality is great! I though the high-ball happy hour special needed more alcohol - one could barely taste it.

a great place to go before or after a Nats game and/or just to hang out in Navy Yard!

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vipOHSResident
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new places in the Navy Yard.

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ZackE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute you walk in, the staff are delightfully welcoming and energetic. The entire ambiance and style of the restaurant is very cool, all done in an art deco style with lots of
black and gold that make it feel extremely chic. The waiters were knowledgeable on the menu, offering perfect recommendations for drinks and food, and the speed of service was fantastic. I’d heartily recommend it to anyone wanting to have a fun night out!

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Curtis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to go before a ball game. It's pretty energetic and right on the main thoroughfare going into the game so there will be scalpers and such in view and calling out requests. May not be good outdoor seating if you're looking for something quiet.

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vipScottH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great first visit before the Nats 2d game. Henry was a superb server.
Smash burger was tremendous.
Finish and stroll across the street into Nats Park

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vipMev1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time all around!

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MartinW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and good drinks. Large portions. A bit loud. More modern/urban area.

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vipJohnB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of Nationals park from 3rd Floor! Excellent service from whole staff and especially Shelby. Food was superb! Our new "go to" before and after evening games.

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Bobby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Delicious food and cocktails. Love the decor and theme - BUT, they seem to clash that "roaring 20s" theme with a big-screen sports bar and a large crowd of loud patrons. Kinda kills the classy vibe and makes it hard to talk.

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LaneC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Gatsby with some friends to grab a Happy Hour drink - they have THE BEST happy hour in Navy Yard. The service was impeccable - the drinks were amazing. The indoor decor is so cute - definitely nailed the 20s vibe. It got a bit loud but I think it was due to the Nats fans avoiding the rain. Overall a great experience and will surely be back!

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vipBrenna
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal sitting at the bar. Shannon was a funny and attentive server/bartender.

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MJKr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Placed a little close to other patrons making it difficult to hear conversation, but overall very satisfied with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was absolutely horrible!
Very dismissive, not attentive, not respectful, not helpful nor was he polite. He came to our table once without being called and when confronted about his bad customer service, he was unapologetic and nonchalant!

The manager took over our table and allowed us the opportunity to end our night on a good note. Thanks Management!

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vipChadA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat for about 25 minutes until a server made a visit to our table. As soon as service began it was very great and we had no other issues. Thank you for the nice dining experience.

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vipJMB346
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch! We live right around the corner and are happy to have a new go-to for Sunday brunch!

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JackG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is great but the service needs some practice. Our server seemed like she had never done it before though she was very pleasant. But what restaurant doesn’t have inexperienced waitstaff these days.

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Julia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! our server was a bit rude and standoffish, but everything else was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was just ok. The serving size of the salmon was really small. However, we did like their hot&sour wings.
Kind of dark outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great drinks but date didn’t go well. But will be back!

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RunOfTheMillThaiRest
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The calamari was not crispy at all. The vegetables that came with the calamari was more crispy then the calamari. We planned to eat dinner but after the calamari we ended up going somewhere else.

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Homer
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Table was up 4 flights of steps. Okay but waiters had to walk steps to the bar so drink service was slow. Wife’s initial Vodka and tonic came as a gin and tonic. They cheerfully replaced it. I would have ordered another drink if I didn’t think it would take long to get.

Food was excellent. Calamari was lightly breaded with a tasty flavor. The order included pickles and potato chips? They were a nice addition along with seasoned nuts.

I had the Monte Cristo and it’s was very well prepared with marmalade on the side. My wife had the 1/2 chicken and we split an order of fries/onion rings. The onion rings had delicious breading.

Overall the service was good. Several workers participated in greeting us, serving water, bringing food and clearing dishes. In total (counting the floor manager) we had 6-8 different people stop at our table during the course of our dinner.

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GigiD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (choose daily specials), perfect ambiance and friendly staff!

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NomNomNom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I made a reservation and was sat quickly when I arrived. The server was efficient and the food and drinks were delicious.

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vipl8dybug
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I’d give this 5 stars if it were not for the service. The hostesses were awesome and friendly but the server was aloof, wore his mask below his nose? and was generally inattentive. The food was delicious though and the cocktails were on point.

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vipLauraP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gatsby has a great vibe - and we had an awesome view of Nats Park! The waiter and waiter in training were both fantastic, attentive and great personalities. The food was delicious - the poutine fries were to die for! Only issue is we went during game time so parking was expensive - 30$. Would go again at different time for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was not very tasty and was loaded with salt. The waitress was not efficient but I’m sure it’s because they include a 20% tip in your bill and so they don’t have to work to hard for tips.

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TinaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went there as my first indoor meal after fully vaccinated. It’s been over a year! Picked this place because I love the book/the movie/style. The decor is lovely. Not a large menu and unfortunately our dishes (pastrami and lasagne) were too salty. Fries were great though. I would still recommend for the decor.

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Jered
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent service! Can’t beat the location especially with a baseball game going on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was great and decor is attractive. Food was "okay". Home fries with crab Benedict were definitely "yesterday's leftover" and industrial. They were dry inside and had the taste of being reheated rather than hand cut and cook at order. Disappointing because restaurant has in house bakery/pastry shop. All elements of each dish should be from scratch.

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 107 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.