I wish I had more words to describe the amazing afternoon tea we had. So many choices from which to choose (scones, sandwiches, sweets, champagne, etc.), you can select the menu. Great service, delicious food, and the chocolate truffles! Oh my. Reynolds afternoon tea service can rival any in England. Thank you. Thank you.
Reynolds Tavern can't be beat for historic ambiance. The night we dined, the tables were way too close to one another. It was rather uncomfortable in that respect. The food was good, however the salmon ordered by one diner was over cooked and the risotto clumpy. Lovely gem in Annapolis. Could stand a bit of improvement in the kitchen.
Disappointed only in the “tea” food. Sandwiches were skimpy& the bread was dry.
The ambiance is quaint and the restaurant tries to highlight the building's history - to the point of displaying some old chicken bones and claiming historical provenance. The dishes weren't assembled in any way that justified the price, and the difference between the restaurant week salmon and the cedar plank salmon was barely detectable. Both were small, farmed, and overcooked, with one having green spice something smeared on top like it's someone's first cooking attempt. The flavors were underwhelming and the wine list uninspired. Service was friendly and competent, and their dessert platter for my wife's birthday quite nice.
This is a beautiful old house. The menu has great options and the food was terrific! The service was also very food!
Great Environment Lovely Food and Experience
Our waitress (Christie?) was very polite and friendly. She sat us at a lovely table by the window, and was attentive. The afternoon tea was well worth the visit. Would definitely come again.
Crab soup and crab cakes were cold. Rockfish tasted bad. Service was terrible...we had wine spilled on us (which was certainly an accident and could be overlooked)...but asked the server for two things (butter and knives - twice) which we never received. We were really looking forward to dinner and went home disappointed.
Nice spot for valentines date night
Food was mediocre, service sucked, and WAAAYYYY over priced. Had heard such good things about this place but honestly, will never go back.
Wish they were still helping with parking garage fees. Missed the tiny Shepherd’s pie.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful experience with friendly staff and good food.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Wonderful food. Accommodating staff. I have a large service dog and they worked to make us comfortable in an out of the way place.
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.
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.
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.
Have been here a few times. The food is always good, great location and good service.
Always a treat to have tea at Reynolds Tavern. A Christmas tradition when in Annapolis during the holiday season.
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!
Wonderful place to treat oneself with an exceptional lunch, high tea, or a simple bracing cup of tea. A true gem of a restaurant!
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!
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.
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.
The food and service were very good. This is a great historic site for enjoying a great night out.
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.
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.
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!