Tower Oaks Lodge

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$30 and under
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American
With the look and feel of one of the "Great Camps" of the Adirondacks, Tower Oaks Lodge serves an American-style saloon menu. Adjacent to a 21-acre nature preserve, Tower Oaks Lodge is located just off I-270. The raw bar features oysters from both coasts.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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TD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and decor was delightful, the food was good the server was great.

m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food, excellent service and a great setting.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made reservation for 5 and requested not to be sat at booth because my father-in-law has difficulties getting in and out of them. However, when we arrived, we were took they could only sit us at a booth. The hostess tried to tell me they take reservations a month in advance and can’t guarantee type of table and so forth. However, they never bothered to call us and tell us they couldn’t provide us with a table before we arrived. They wanted to put my step-father and high chair at the end of a booth. Because my daughters were hungry, we decided to stay. My 17 month old, I sat her in booster seat in the booth next to me. However, made my dining experience terrible from trying to keep her seated the whole time I ate. Also hated the fact that they were only serving Brunch. I know some people like brunch but it’s not for everyone during lunch hours on the weekends. Luckily our waiter was able to get the cook to make us a few steaks and the food was good. However, the seating arrangement was very poorly managed and this is the second time I’ve made reservations there and both times got stuck on an inappropriate table for our party. Haft of the experience is the relaxing and comfort, but they don’t care.

SG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always, a dining experience you can depend on to be good.

B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect spot to catch up with a dear friend and not be rushed.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for happy hour

MR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service and food isnt as good as it used to be and the menu prices are higher. However, we do enjoy the happy hour specials.

LG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I suggested this restaurant for our business dinner and ended up being extremely embarrassed because the service was so poor. Among other things, the appetizers arrived before the drinks and steaks were served without steak knives. We had to ask other staff several times to help us find our waiter. It wasn't like he was in the dining room taking care of other customers --he was just missing. The food was great, so it's a shame they can't get quality servers.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner with a dear friend. Great service and great food!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was a really busy night. Everyone tried really hard, but it seemed like there were too many customers and not enough people to help. We weren’t able to get refills on drinks, ketchup for fries, the kitchen ran out of bread, etc. our bill was wrong three times. It was finally fixed, but definitely not what we usually experience at Tower Oaks. Whole evening took two hours for one course. Food was great as usual, but definitely out of sorts tonight.

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The salad was unacceptable; should have been sent back. This is the second time there has been a problem with green salad. The salmon was fine as usual both times. However, the quality of the salad was inferior. I will not order this dish again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a seat by the fire place. The food tasted great and the servers were kind and polite. We had a great experience.

L
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation hut changed the number at the last minute and it wasn’t a problem. Overall it was a really nice visit!

M
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We always enjoy going to Tower Oaks. However, this time the bar and restaurant were a little off their game. We had a drink at the bar but when it came time to go to our table, we couldn't get the bartender's attention to pay the bill - for 15 minutes! We ended up telling our waitress and she was able to get it for us.

Also - that night they actually ran out of bread as well as some entrees. That seemed strange to us for a Saturday night.

Out waitress was very gracious and did a nice job, though.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

At our arrival the host was talking to another co-worker and when I greeted them, they did not stop talking to acknowledge we were there. Our table was in a place that we thought it was awkward since we had 2 kids (8 and 10) with us. We asked if they have another place, big mistake! They took us to literally the last window on another area of the restaurant and it was freezing cold. I don’t even want to talk about the server. We waited 45 minutes for pizza and mac and cheese for the kids. I do not know if we are coming back. We used to go very often, but not anymore.

JB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation for a party of 5...they placed at the bar area...too noisy.
They shared their blender broke....we have 5 adults WANTING daiquiri's which obviously would have meant MUCH more business for Tower Oaks...just simply stunned to hear that a restaurant that can serve 200 people at a time with multiple bars has ONE BLENDER. Secondly, when ordering the crab and artichoke dip....and asking for a purchase of more bread...were told that they were OUT OF BREAD.

Quite simply....spending $500 for a meal for a place that you can't get drinks and runs out of bread as a "Clydes" establishment does not bode well for repeat business for ANYONE! I own a large IT company with just under 100 employees and I stress to each employee "customer service is key and most important"....that unfortunately is lacking from what I shared above. I will be sure to share my experiences with others.

James Bratten

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience at Tower Oaks Lodge. Regular destination for special occasions or just a ight out.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It wasn’t the best. My food came out burnt and I asked for another drink and never got it.

DM
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was so glad we arrived about a half hour before a great number of guests arrived so our order got in before theirs. The ambiance is wonderful in all the dining rooms but the place gets very loud once it starts filling up. Enjoyed a bagel and lox while my friend had a nice burger. He was disappointed that it wasn’t done quite to his liking but also didn’t bother to send it back. The Lodge is always reliable and timely so no real complaints. The koi pond is always fun too.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very nice setting! Service was perfect! Overall great experience!

AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Tower Oaks Lodge for all special occasions. The experience is always great. Food is excellent and the service is on point. I also love the lodge look and feel.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Food and service are always on point. Love the crab stack!

LD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, ambiance, and the customer service is wonderful. Would recommend to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and food was amazing

SB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated quickly with my reservation & had complimentary valet parking. Our table was in a good location & out of the way of people. Nice Sized Booths. The food was amazing (a bit pricey but good for a special occasion). Food came fast & the waiter was prompt & helpful! Decorations were rustic and cute!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Paid for a $35 steak that looked like something you would get from the golden coral. The crab cakes where small. There was no value what so ever for the cost of paying over $100 for a meal that was not high quality at all. I will never go back there again!! Not the Valentines Dinner to remember!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and everyone was very friendly. We loved the room we were in, behind the back bar, and the violinist was fantastic! We had a great time!

TN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For being Valentines day and being soo busy it was very organized.

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ive been a long time patron, 20 years. Was seated in bar area for valentines day with my wife and my 80 year old aunt. Very improper to seat us at a bar. seafood soup had to be sent back, all our meals were extremely salty. wing appetizer was fried so hard i could not eat it. Evidently chefs have changed. Will not be back until I see better reviews from other patrons.

D
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly waitress. Efficient and funny.
Excellent food.
Didn’t wait too long for food.

NO
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon salad was vey good. My medium rare salmon was perfect! Service was excellent.

OT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service

OT
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner and experience!

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been many times. This time the food a little more basic. Nothing really wrong. Just under expectations for the price point.

t
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was healthy, well prepared, and very tasty. The portions were ample and the server was attentive and discrete.

FR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the group had an outstanding time and enjoyed the atmosphere.

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tower Oaks Lodge is nothing but reliable. Food is always well prepared and presented nicely in portion sizes that will satisfy. Service is on point with just the right amount of visits from smiling friendly servers. It was a quiet Monday night when we visited so the sound ambiance was quiet. Not always the case on busier evenings.

w
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner on a Sunday evening. Made a reservation 1 hour in advance and was very happy to had done so because the place was full of families and couples enjoying the end of the weekend. Might have had to wait if not for that reservation:)
Food was delicious. Our waitress was a little too snappy but that is okay and would not prevent us returning for another pleasant evening.

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