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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.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are conveniently located on Church Circle 1/2 block from Gott's Court Parking Facility (Visitor Center Parking Garage). $5.00 Daily Maximum parking at Knighton Garage and Park Place Garage with complimentary shuttle to Church Circle.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for further details.
Private Party Contact:
Marilyn Burge: (410) 295-9555
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lovely restaurant with good service. However, the food was a bit off on the night we were there. The cream of crab soup could have been fantastic because the flavor and consistency of the broth was right on. Unfortunately , it was served at almost room temperature, and there was almost no crab meat to be found in the bowl that I was served. For an entree, my wife and I shared the blackened scallops with the sweet potato hash. The flavors were again excellent, but the dish was absolutely at room temperature and the scallops had a very funny mushy consistency. Our waiter was polite and attentive, so I don't know why the food came out cold. I probably should have complained, but we were tired from a hard day of moving, so we declined desert and went home.
The food was very good, however the service was possibly the worst I have ever experienced. After the appetizers were delivered I had to ask if we could order drinks (!). Had to ask for a wine list. Never were given rolls/bread ( what were the little plates for?). Hubby ordered coffee, even talked to waitress about cream vs milk.....but never received any. Really a shame, but advise readers to go somewhere else.
The tea is always phenomenal, but the service was terrible (the waiter brought our food at all different times, leaving it all cold when the final person's dish arrived), our plates were dirty when we were given them, and the food was really lacking in flavor.
We didn't intend to dine here- the menu on open table was for the pub around back (which we didn't realize until we'd been seated). But we couldn't have been happier. Lovely setting and top notch food. Highly recommend and we'll be back (and intend to go to the pub too- it looked like a really great setting!)
Three friends met for a delicious lunch of quich and salad, Crabcake sandwiches and asparagus soup. We had a lot of catching up to do, as it had been awhile since we had seen each other. We finished off with a dessert assortment of mini pastries. The restaurant was the perfect place for good conversation in a beautiful historical setting.
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