About Reynolds Tavern

Welcome to Reynolds Tavern; one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Annapolis. Situated in a prominent position on Church Circle it is convenient for the historic district, shops, restaurants and the United States Naval Academy.

The building has been restored beautifully to reflect the working nature of the tavern and the elegance of the 18th Century. Reynolds Tavern is the oldest tavern in Annapolis and one of the oldest in the U.S.

Whatever your tastes, Reynolds Tavern has something to offer you. Reynolds Tavern serves a full lunch menu, English Afternoon tea and romantic dining in the evenings.

7 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, English

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
Please note we do not take reservations for the 1747 Pub

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 295-9555

Website:
http://www.reynoldstavern.org/

Entertainment:
We feature Live Music in our 1747 Pub Wednesday - Saturday evenings.

Parking Details:
We are conveniently located on Church Circle 1/2 block from Gott's Court Parking Facility (Visitor Center Parking Garage).

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for further details.

Private Party Contact:
Marilyn Burge: (410) 295-9555

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Reynolds Tavern hosts intimate Wedding ceremonies and receptions, Rehearsal dinners, Business dinners, Afternoon Tea parties, luncheons, etc.

Reynolds Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
Afternoon Tea (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Authentic (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Nice spot for valentines date night

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was mediocre, service sucked, and WAAAYYYY over priced. Had heard such good things about this place but honestly, will never go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Wish they were still helping with parking garage fees. Missed the tiny Shepherd’s pie.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have been going to Reynolds Tavern for years, and it is especially the go-to place for out of town guests to get a feeling of Colonial Annapolis. The food is great, service top notch and it sort of takes you back to a simpler time... the beautiful St. Anns church through the windows, wooden floors and oil lamps on the tables. Both of my children went to the guest rooms after each of their weddings to start their honeymoons, and that does say something for the Tavern! Fine Dining and a wonderful colonial atmosphere, this is want Annapolis is all about.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and the service were amazing! Fried green tomatoes are a most! Also, make sure to check the pub in the basement. So much history! We'll definitely come back.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis is a wonderful neighborhood gem. Delicious and varied menu that has creative elements coupled with standard fare that appeal to traditional and experimental tastes. Both staff and kitchen are willing to alter a dish (ie, no pasta or rice) with a substitution. From salad, soup, to main course -- all was superb and fresh. The fish was not drowned in a sauce. The vegetables were not steeped in butter. The wait staff was extremely accommodating and on hand when needed. The two dining rooms are lovely and very Annapolis. Charming.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful experience with friendly staff and good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I was expecting a more rustic feel based on the online menu, but I really liked the charmingly historical feel. There are even glass cases featuring artifacts found under the building. I wish they had used the space in the room better, as the room was mostly empty the whole time and they seated everyone at very close tables, but the servers were polite, informed, and available. The cream of crab soup was some of the best I've ever had, and the rest of the meal was good but not really memorable. I probably won't be back soon because there are so many places to eat within walking distance, but I enjoyed the meal and I'm glad I tried the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went to Reynolds Tavern for drinks and dinner before a concert at Rams Head tavern. Got there early and had drinks in the basement (1747 Pub) until the restaurant opened. After drinks was seated upstairs in a room that looked out at the capitol building. Very nice! Food was very good (I had the Filet Mignon and she had the Rockfish). Perfect amount of food, good service...it was a good restaurant selection!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We would have had a lovely dining experience if the very loud group of ladies were not talking so very loud across their long table. Yes, the acoustics in a historic tavern are not expected to be installed so much, but the rudeness of their boisterous loud talking (yelling) across the table ruined it for all of the other diners. One group of ladies left the restaurant because of the noise level. My friends and I have seen this happen in various restaurants before. We were hoping when the food came out, the folks would settle down. Not really. Sorry, Reynolds Tavern. It wasn’t a pleasant dining experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Me and my daughter absolutely love going to Reynolds we love it for lunch we love it for afternoon tea we have never had a bad experience you always feel welcomed

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Afternoon tea at Reynolds Tavern is lovely. The historic building has such great character and a cozy, warm atmosphere. They have a large list of loose-leaf teas from white to green to black and everything in between. Oh, and the scones are amazing -- especially the cranberry orange! Don't miss a chance to enjoy the experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

So very disappointed. Reynolds Tavern has always been one of my “must go to” restaurants in Annapolis. We don’t get there so often these days but my husband and I scheduled a getaway over the holiday weeekend (MLK) with his brother and wife. They had never been to Annapolis and I was excited to go to my Annapolis favorite with them. It is nothing like it used to be. There were no specials; the menu in the dining room seems same as pub - which I think they are giving more attention. I had the rockfish. It was overlooked and fishy . The waitress was rough around the edges. The restaurant seemed shabby and unclean - not as pristine as I recalled. Thankfully my in-laws were satisfied their meals. So I wasn’t totally embarrassed for raving about Reynolds. Otherwise I would have given 1 Star.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My mom and I go for tea here every now and then in memory of my grandma, who used to love afternoon tea. This is the best!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Its always an amazing experience going to the tavern. I just wish there were more vegetarian options that paired well with a cup/pot of tea other than the vegetable quiche, which is quite great itself.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Neat place and atmosphere. Food was good but service was erratic so some arrived late and cold. Would go again and hope for a better experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful food. Accommodating staff. I have a large service dog and they worked to make us comfortable in an out of the way place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Such a lovely environment for a special lunch or dinner. Tables are close so it tends to be a bit loud. Food and tea service along with the holiday decorations made it a perfect sisters lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were party of four. Only 2 other tables occupied in the dinning room where we were seated. Though the entrées were tasty enough they unfortunately arrived cold. Table service was lacking attention. If those two issues are to be addressed then we would have happily given more stars. Keep trying.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic meal at this lovely restaurant. The staff are so nice and helpful. The food is amazing and I was so pleased with the fabulous tea menu. We are very much looking forward to returning in the near future. What a treat to have spent our evening here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Have been here a few times. The food is always good, great location and good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a treat to have tea at Reynolds Tavern. A Christmas tradition when in Annapolis during the holiday season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The location, the view overlooking Church Circle and a flower market cannot be beat!
This is what afternoon tea is all about - reconnecting with dear friends, delicious tea in lovely surroundings on a beautiful fall afternoon - all in an old colonial city!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful place to treat oneself with an exceptional lunch, high tea, or a simple bracing cup of tea. A true gem of a restaurant!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My daughter and I enjoy having tea at this historic spot in the heart of Annapolis! The window tables allow for a great view of the happenings on Church Circle. Both the savory plate and the sweets are delicious. Would like the teapots to be a bit larger. We love the lavender butter cookies and usually buy extra to take home!

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very dissappointing experience and it seems we weren't the only one as we heard two other tables express concenrn with the snail like pace of service. I took a friend out for wha I expected was to be a very nice dinner. Took nearly 20 minutes and two requests to get a full menu (we were originally just given list of daily specials) and a glass of water. At one point host came over and apologized rather profusely and said we would not wait again but the service did not get any better after. Flavor of soup was excellent but it was lukewarm at best.

I'd void Reynolds until they get their act together.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I spent a day in Annapolis and love history so we chose Reynolds Tavern for dinner. We were disappointed. The host was anxious, pacing in the foyer in our line of sight throughout the meal and muttering under his breath. The server was nice but awkward. My husband enjoyed his crab cakes. My scallops were very salty and risotto was overcooked. We went downstairs to the Pub for a nightcap. It was full, which was understandable, but a bartender was rude, telling us to get out of his way and making us feel unwelcome. Overall we wish we’d picked someplace else for our one dinner in Annapolis.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service were very good. This is a great historic site for enjoying a great night out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything was good (service, drinks, food), it just wasn’t great (a little slow, had to redo a drink, food tasty and well seasoned, but not hot-only warm).
Beautiful original colonial building.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing food and service in unique setting ! Seven of us had dinner, and age groups were 50+, 30+, 20, plus two small kids. Everyone enjoyed food and had fun.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I were on our babymoon and celebrating our 12 year wedding anniversary. This restaurant was the perfect, romantic, unique place to celebrate both big events in our lives. The ambiance especially was just lovely! We had such an amazing time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fonologia restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I do not hesitate to drive an hour for a meal or High Tea!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Old friends reunion

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Birthday ... they honored all 5 of our birthday guests

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had Afternoon Tea, the Savory menu. The server kindly accommodated my pickiness, food was excellent and the tea was hot. We wanted privacy and we got it. Great ambience! Wish they validated for parking.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food in a historic building in historic Annapolis.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We wanted a place to eat prior to a performance at Rams Head On Stage. We really appreciated the quiet atmosphere with background music that wasn't intrusive. We ordered a salad for me and French Onion Soup for my husband as starters. Excellent service and appropriately attentive. My entree of filet mignon was overlooked and the flavor so-so. The accompanying mashed potatoes were delicious. The asparagus very overlooked. My husband had shrimp and andouille sausage pasta. It was plentiful and he ended up taking leftovers home. The rolls were fresh out of the oven with a tasty butter spread. We were too full for dessert. While the food wasn't great it was such a treat to eat in a quiet environment for a change.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Reynolds Tavern is my favorite place to take friends for afternoon tea. It has a wonderful colonial atmosphere, friendly wait staff and beautifully presented tea sandwiches and scones. It's a must for anyone visiting Annapolis.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This visit was nice as always. Waitress was very attentive, friendly, and approachable. The food was very good, teas unique (to me), and atmosphere very pleasant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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