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“Historic atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gadsby's Tavern

Gadsby's Tavern
138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278 (Old Town)
703-548-1288
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Ranked #56 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Cameron Street
Description: Gadsby's Tavern has been offering fine dining since 1770. Enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the elegant Colonial dining rooms. The one-of-a-kind Gadsby's Tavern experience awaits you.
Oak Lawn
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Historic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This restaurant is next to the Gadsby Tavern Museun. Supposedly George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have dined here. It is small and very charming. Lots of atmosphere and very popular especially on weekends. Wait staff dress in period attire. The steaks were very good.
Make a reservation or you probably won't get in. We had a reservation but were seated at a table about 2feet from another table because that was the only table available at 6:00pm. The manager promptly moved us to a just vacated table about 10 min. later because he said he could see I wasn't comfortable with the table. That's excellent service especially since we didn't complain about the seating - there wasn't another choice when we arrived.

Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Really Nice--HISTORY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great place and the history of the building is nice as well. Architecture of Old Town Alexandria lives in this building. Great people and atmosphere. Highly recommended for casual dining and relaxing.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Met expectations across the board!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went here for our recent anniversary and enjoyed it immensely. The Prime rib was excellent, one of the best we've had. The service was first rate, our waitress both attentive and personable. Ambiance was great, historic down to the wobble in the table. It is not cheap but we enjoyed it. Would recommend it

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodridge, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Fine.. not overly friendly but, fine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stopped in on a Sunday. Only brunch food... which was very good. Waitress did not seem to want to be there but, maybe just a bad day and.. it did not affect our service. Interesting there were no lunch entrees after Noon but, maybe because it was Sunday?

No complaints, interesting place given the history. Worth the stop.

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Binghamton
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Late Night Stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Arrived at hotel late and wanted a simple inexpensive bite to eat. This place offered all you can eat salad and pizza bar starting at 9pm. The price was right, the place was simple, the service was decent. For me, I prefer thin crust pizza which this place did not have. Otherwise, easy stop for a beer and bite to eat without spending a fortune.

Visited April 2013
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