Lansdowne Coton Tavern

3.5
50 reviews
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Lansdowne Coton Tavern, a Virginia tavern is a celebration of Virginia’s culinary history, with signature dishes from the past. Fried Chicken and Signature Chicken Pot Pie are what we are known for. Lansdowne Coton Tavern’s beverage program centers around local ingredients, Virginia wine, and a locally crafted beverage program. Lansdowne Coton Tavern is a place to enjoy homemade Virginia recipes and watch your favorite sports games and sitcoms.
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JR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

My friend had the wings and seemed to enjoy them. I had the penne squash and zucchini dish, recommended by our server. There were only a few pieces of the vegetables. The dish was primarily pasta and feta cheese. The restaurant was loud and we were seated by in the back by on open door. It was cold.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Love the renovations but the food did not impress especially for the prices. The bar staff were great but the waiter we had did not know much about the wine menu or the food menu. For the prices we should have gotten much better quality food and knowledgeable service. It was disappointing because we love the location and ambiance.

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AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

There were tons of tvs with various sports, so it was great to be able to see all teams play. I was a little disappointed when I ordered a drink that sounded really good, only to find out they couldn't make it that evening b/c the were out of raspberries. I get it though, that happens. The other thing I didn't love, which, admittedly was partially my fault for not reading the description was the Caesar Salad. It was full of Kale, hard boiled eggs, and other things I don't typically associate w/ a Caesar Salad. If it hadn't been called Caesar Salad, I wouldn't have been as put-off by it. I never read the description for something basic like that, as every other time I've ever ordered a Caesar Salad anywhere else, they've generally been pretty similar...romaine lettuce, croutons, Caesar dressing, and usually some fresh parmesan cheese on top. My salmon was pretty tasty.

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We were looking for a quiet dinner.We were staying at the hotel. The place has pool tables and a cracking ball game. Very loud !!!!!! We moved to another table so it was alittle better.Service was very slow.We finally got our food.We had to just leave the food due to a table discussing various sex postions in detail. What a shame for a 45$ dinner.The mac and cheese was great.

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WF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good place to go for lunch comfort food Sports shoot a little pool play a little shuffleboard good wine selection.

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DW
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It took us 40 minutes after we arrived on time for our reservation to be seated. Some of us didn't ever get the food we ordered. It was not an enjoyable experience.

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FF
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was more geared to hotel guests and business people. A large group was there while we had dinner and the noise level was high. Once they left it was much quieter. The burger was delicious but the steak tips came with potatoes (tater tots). The steak was a small amount but cooked nicely.

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N
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is very good. I had heard about the restaurant opening and waited a while to visit... and expected that it would have less of a hotel vibe and more of a tavern/pub feeling. The (off-menu) cocktails we ordered were very watered down, If I were staying in the resort, I would love to eat here, but don't think I'll make a special trip again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Incredibly blah, from everything to food and ambiance and decor. Only value is the location.

Name makes it seem cooler than what it is - a low quality sports bar with bad food.

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AH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were looking for a casual atmosphere. It was definitely very casual. There was shuffleboard in the dining area next to our table. Not ideal. The pool tables were in a separate area and so should have been the shuffleboard table. It was more like a clubhouse, but bare bones when it comes to ambience & interior design. It was almost as if they ran out of money to finish the space well.

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NJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I was very excited to try this place but was extremely disappointed within minutes. The service was poor and they weren't even busy. We were sat immediately but then had to wait at least 5 minutes to be greeted. Several wines and drinks were out. The food took forever and when it came out I was not impressed at all, there was no kale to be found in the kale salad and my medium rare steak was WELL done. After discussing my issues with the waiter, he never returned but was replaced with a very nice young woman but there was no communication. I had to ask the host for our check. It was an awful experience and the only thing that was good was the dessert.

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G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant unless you were staying at the hotel for the convenience. Too expensive and not worth the dollars.

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w
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Some of the items were excellent....the steak, crab cakes & flatbreads. Some items were not good...the chicken pot pie, and the corn chowder. The service was slow and disorganized. One of our orders was cooked incorrectly and the held it to correct the problem but didn’t inform us so we sat there for 30 minutes with our meals minus the one that was being corrected....it took forever for drink refills and to request the check.

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CD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, local cuisine and atmosphere located in an incredible Resort. You must try the pot pie, flat breads, yohanan local chicken, ribs, and finish off with the 12 layer cake and doughnuts. Brilliant! -cheers

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and properly portioned for a good appetite. The staff were very friendly and attentive. It was our anniversary and they congratulated us, plus provided a delicious complimentary chocolate cake slice.

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ML
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a bery appealing, calm, friendly, classy and relaxed atmosphere at very acceptable prices
The very Recently introduced new menu looks very good Try and all dishes tried - Please call Moll crab cakes, steak bread and corn chowder -tasted great.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A bit pricey, but is located within a resort. Convenient for those staying at the resort.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

THE APPETIZERS/ENTREES WERE GREAT. WANTED TO GET DESSERT (MILKSHAKE AND COOKIES) TO GO AND REPLACE MILKSHAKE ITEM WITH ADDITIONAL COOKIES. SEEMED AN INCONVENIENCE. WHEN IT DID FINALLY ARRIVE, THE COOKIES WERE VERY MUCH OVERCOOKED. ROCK HARD WITH BLACKENED BOTTOMS. WHEN SENT BACK AND ASKED TO BE CREDITED, THE WAIT STAFF SEEMED A BIT ANNOYED ABOUT THE UNUSUAL REQUEST AND THE REACTION TO THE BURNT COOKIES. OVERALL THOUGH, GOOD EXPERIENCE.

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MI
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service and appetizer, crab dip, was good. Otherwise food just ok. Had issues with getting separate checks for 5 or 6 couples.

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CC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Casual and cozy place if you're staying at the hotel. The food was okay, though 2/6 of our meals were not cooked correctly (they were overcooked burgers) and the service was horrible. It ended up being a 2 hour dinner because of the bad service and long delays and they didn't seem to even care the burgers were overcooked.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious. Service was ok at beginning but as bar got busier, the table service declined significantly. Server brought bill before asking if we wanted dessert. Another server took the candle off our table as we were still eating. Clearly, they are interested more in racking up bar revenue.

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was not great, it too a long time to even get drink order not to mention food even though the restaurant was not busy.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Service

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f
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For the cost, the experience was not as great as expected. We didn’t find a hostess when we walked in and were given mixed answers on how the seating works. I had also requested a vegetarian menu for the pre-fixe a few weeks in advance and the best they could do was pasta with boiled vegetables. For an upscale place, I expect a little more creativity that, especially since they had ample notice *and* this area has plenty of vegetarians!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Defiiitely not a place to have a Thanksgiving meal. Thanks De use for the recommendation 😕

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was extremely slow. Food was just ok and very overpriced

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CI
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

We assumed we would be in the resort dining room. Instead we found ourselves in a bar with a number of TV screens. When we started dinner it was quiet. By the time we finished it was so noisy we could not hear each other talk.
The food was largely a disappointment. More bar fare that dining.

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NO
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The ambiance is just so so compared to other venues but the food is OUTSTANDING!! I have had two of the best meals in recent memory at Coton and Rye. Each time I ordered the pork chop and each time I wasn't disappointed. To my memory the description was the same but the preparation was completely different. First time much more mustard, last night much more like sweet and tangy barbecue. Both amazing.

But it is the Jane Hamilton Hand Pie dessert that will keep me coming back. Eyes roll back good. Buttery, tangy, salty yet sweet. Warm and gooey with just enough crisp crust. Paired with vanilla ice cream. Perfect!

The hostess was very welcoming and attentive. Much appreciated.

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SJ
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Slow service. Overpriced food. I won't be going back.

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e
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I find that hotel restaurants often have poor service because they can survive without good service since they have a captive audience. When I looked at the website it looked like this restaurant was on the property but not in the hotel so I made a reservation. It is just off the hotel lobby. It took more than hour to get our dinner. Our server gave us very little attention throughout. My husband wanted another glass of wine but were ignored. Typical hotel restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was very attentive. I have a food allergy, which sometimes makes eating out difficult. Our server spoke with the chef and provided me several options. The deviled egg appetizer and fish were delicious. Very good experience overall.

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BP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was delicious. My expectations were low for a hotel restaurant but it was very tasty and the service was wonderful.

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GM
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was good, the drinks were great, the food well not so great. Bland crab dip, bland sliders, chicken skewers were okay once you added blue cheese and hot sauce. We were staying at the resort which is why we ate there, next time we will drive to leesburg.

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d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

When we arrived at 7pm we were seating at a bar table, despite having a reservation for several weeks. The hostess was begrudgingly willing to move us but asked us if we thought we'd be done by 8:30, which was when the table was reserved for apparently... Overall the service was VERY SLOW - simply not enough staff to keep up with the crowd (which was worse bc the hotel had several events and all of the other dining options were closed so this was the only place you could go in the resort). My husband's side order veggie never came, so we had to have that taken off the check. I had a cracked water glass (large crack all the way across the glass). The dessert we order was ice cream, which came as a "kiddie" cup - tiny serving of ice cream served in an espresso cup along with a large soup spoon. Dig in! Also, because of the aforementioned closings, the crowd was large but was also forced to drink and eat outside in the lobby of the restaurant, which was also the lobby of the hotel. As a large echo-y area, it made the noise level deafening. Add on the guitar player and sports playing, the noise was just crazy.

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NO
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Every bite of food was delicious! I had the porkchop. Yummy! Mustard was tangy, sweet and sharp. Perfect. Dinner companions loved their meals as well (crab cake, grouper). The hand pie dessert was outstanding!!!

Only knock is that decor is nothing much.

Treated us VERY well for our special occasion (60th birthday celebration).

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SZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The service here was very good but the food was just ok. The menu is pricey for an establishment that presents as an average hotel bar/restaurant. It is a small locale with a fireplace which a band was setting up to play at 8:30 p.m. I think this would have been way to loud for such a small place. We dined early.

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L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great - service was very friendly, attentive and efficient. Special touches for my son's birthday were very much appreciated.

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g
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Basically, a really nice bar with tables. Nine flat screen tv's, etc. Good if you want to eat in that atmosphere, but don't go out of the way for the food, although it is good.

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Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with friends after a Savannah Music Festival Concert. All had a good time. Three of us tried three different cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed them. Everyone was enthusiastic about the french fries (huge portions, two orders satisfied 8 of us). Even though we were at a large table we could hear each other -- noise level festive but not overwhelming.

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