The grill wasn’t cleaned properly so the old grease ruined the pork chop.
Marvelous evening - a step back in time. Outstanding meal and attentive service. Period staff added to the environment. John Wall was a special treat. We'll be back.
I thought a place like this would be more about the experience and history but the food was delicious! The service was great and the atmosphere is very authentic. It was a little quite in there so some period appropriate music would have been nice.
My family and I ate here to celebrate my graduation from Georgetown. Everything was fantastic but the service was exceptional! They even accommodated my wheelchair bound grandma which is hard to do in Old Town.
Wonderful food, friendly staff and just a wonderful historical building. If you are in Alexandria don’t miss this gem.
Touring the Southeast with my mother. Gadsby’s Tavern was one of our favorite restaurants we visited on our 10 day trip. The historic building, the ambiance really enhanced the dining experience. The staff were great. The food was fantastic. We loved the miniature ham biscuits and preserves as an appetizer.
Anniversary dinner. We had our first date and then wedding reception here years ago and like to come back. The staff was great, food good and we had a lovely dessert on the house!
Very nice atmosphere. Great service and the food was delicious! My only complaint is that the bread was mediocre. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Awesome food and service as always. Always enjoy going there and my favorite in the crab cakes!
Most enjoyable presentation of early 1700’s American food.
Really enjoyed the history here!
Meet expections....perfect place to take out of town guests!
Wonderful food, enjoyable atmosphere. Decorum and dress of the staff made you feel you were back in the 18th century. The gentlemen in period dress who visited with everyone and sang a few songs was most entertaining.
Great bar and restaurant! I loved the mileu and characters in Colonial dress. We were even serenaded by one character! It was fun and affordable! I hope to eat there again. You will need a reservation.
We all had a great meal for Mother’s Day. Our server Gloria was really nice.
The food is always excellent at Gadsby’s, and it’s fun to take visitors to the restaurant because of its history. The service tends to be a bit mediocre, though, and some of the appetizer portions (especially the salmon puff pastry) are very small. The main dishes come with sizeable servings nonetheless. My only other complaint is the lighting tends to be VERY dim. I suppose that’s more authentic, but it makes it hard to read the menu!
Our waitress was very nice and took good care of us at lunch. It was very enjoyable.
Food was delicious and the atmosphere was entertaining. Quiet dining with “Benjamin Franklin” making a guest appearance!
Eli, our server, was wonderful and the dishes were delicious!
Not as good as it was a decade ago. Service not very good
Worst food ever. I was so embarassed. I took a friend from out of town. She got roast beef which tasted very old she could not even eat it. My burger was some frozen patty, I was expecting a hand shaped patty from fresh beef. The fries were greasy and limp. Just nasty and waste of $$
Food and service was incredible. Portions compared to price is unbeatable!
Such an experience - and for the experience, the food was really good. I wouldn't have expected the two hand in hand.
Nice atmosphere. Good food and service.
Really need to clean the restrooms. Whoa.
Wonderful lunch in a historic setting. Loved the beef with pickled cabbage and applesauce! Craving it now, while writing this review!
So fun and great experience! It was like going back in time
Our waitress was lovely, really attentive and friendly. I had some friends from out of town and they loved the feel of this place, the staff were wearing period costume and were wonderful. We enjoyed the food as well. All up i would recommend this as a place to take visitors who want to get a feel for old Alexandria.
The food was amazing. The service was wonderful. This historical restaurant is a one of a kind experience.
Historical tavern so we wanted to eat where George did. Staff wonderful. Food just ok. Gentleman’s pie delicious. Kids cheeseburger and grilled lamb chops had odd flame broiled taste. Not smoky but like fuel. Bread also was tasty. Just don’t order anything grilled. Room made you feel like stepping back in time.
We had a birthday dinner for 9 on a Saturday night. We had an early reservation at 6 pm. The tables were not set up for us when we arrived but it was only about a five minute wait. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Once the sun set, it was very dark inside the restaurant, but I suppose that is keeping in the theme of a historic tavern. Overall the food was good and service was good but I wouldn't recommend it for a large group.
Love this place!
Great period restaurant, with old world recipes and friendly servers.
Great place to take out-of-town guests for a combination of history and good food. Crab cakes were excellent!
I wanted a quiet evening, but there was a party next to our table
Gatsby's was a very nice candle lite dinner. The food was good and the service was nice.
Always a great experience!
We enjoyed Easter Brunch at Gadsby's for the first time. The food was good and a great value. Ambiance terrific. Service was relaxed but good. Made for a nice occasion.
My mother has trouble with stairs and I always make a note on the reservation that she can't do too many stairs. Gadsby's Tavern was the first place that called the day before to let us know where the handicap entrance was. And when we were seated, the hostess told us where the handicap restroom was. The food was phenominal, but these little kindesses are monumental when trying to find places to eat.
I had gone here years ago and really enjoyed the atmosphere and especially the speaker who came to the table with a historical talk about this date in colonial times. I made this reservation to take our daughter who is a history major from William and Mary and holds a master in museum studies from George Washington University and the actor’s portrayal of a colonial inhabitant was main reason for going. Unfortunately there was no speaker. This was very disappointing. The atmosphere was nice, very similar to the taverns in Williamsburg, but the food was lacking. The peanut soup was bland- I have had much better in Williamsburg. My wedge salad was boring, just a pile of lettuce, a pile of bacon and a pile of blue cheese. My husband enjoyed his gentleman pye. Our waiter was lovely.
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