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Gadsby's Tavern

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Tue, 6/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PETITE SAVOURES​
8.00
martha’s puff pastry
chesapeake bay lump crabmeat, smithfield ham, & smoked salmon w/ sweet pickled relish
10.00
crock of crispy fried oysters
with house made citrus cocktail sauce & a lemon wedge
9.00
baked brie en croute
in puff pastry, stuffed w/ cardamom-spiced apples & finished w/ raspberry coulis & sprinkles of cinnamon & sugar
10.00
mini crab cakes
served w/ sweet corn relish & citrus cocktail sauce
8.00
hot smithfield ham biscuits
layered w/ mascarpone cheese & fresh raspberry purée
11.00
chilled prawn
lightly spiced & served w/ citrus cocktail sauce & a lemon wedge
11.00
grilled shrimp
lightly spiced grilled shrimp w/ wilted field greens & finished w/ balsamic glaze
SOUPS AND SALADES​
cup 3.5
bowl 6
surrey co. peanut soup
fresh chicken stock simmered w/ roasted peanuts, garlic & ginger
6.00
french onion soup
home style stock baked in a crock w/ crouton & melted gruyere
8.00
spinach in truffled honey & cider vinaigrette
with dried cranberries, toasted almonds & shaved gruyere
8.00
chilled iceberg lettuce wedge
horseradish dressing, ripe tomato & vidalia onion
8.00
field greens salad
roasted peanuts, shaved gruyere & white grapes in balsamic vinaigrette
9.00
walnut gorgonzola salad
field greens topped w/ walnuts, gorgonzola, red onion & tomato w/ balsamic vinaigrette
PRIME BEEF & CHOPS​
28.00
prime rib of beef
slow-roasted w/ yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce, whipped potatoes, & vegetables du jour
30.00
grilled filet mignon
dry aged & rubbed w/ herbs & spices, house made demi-glacé, grilled asparagus, whipped potatoes
28.00
three double-cut lamb chops
served w/ mint cabernet sauce, herb roasted potatoes & vegetables du jour
26.00
beef bordelaise
beef tenderloin tournedos sauteed w/ bordeaux, shallots & fresh thyme; served w/ garlic-scented spinach & whipped potatoes
25.00
pork chop
boneless thick-cut pork chop w/ brandied apples, whipped potatoes & vegetable du jour
28.00
jumbo lump crab cakes
served w/ vegetable du jour, whipped potatoes topped w/ crispy shoestring onions & roasted red pepper rémoulade
24.00
herb-crusted grilled salmon
with sautéed greens & herb roasted potatoes
26.00
shellfish newberg
jumbo​ shrimp atop sautéed lump crabmeat, broiled in a rich sherry cream sauce, served w/ risotto & vegetables du jour
catch of the day
TRADITIONAL TAVERN FAVORITES​
22.00
meat loaf a la daube
made​ w/ beef & veal w/ port wine & mushroom demi-glace, whipped potatoes & vegetables du jour
24.00
george washington’s favorite
grilled​ breast of duck w/ scalloped potatoes, corn pudding, rhotekraut & port wine orange glace
22.00
Gentleman’s Pye
a colonial favorite tender cuts of lamb & beef in a savory red wine stew topped w/ whipped potatoes & pastry crust
24.00
grilled vegetable napoleon
flame-roasted seasonal vegetables layered w/ imported brie & topped w/ a roasted red pepper puree, served w/ risotto
24.00
one-half deboned lemon chicken
served w/ roasted potatoes, sautéed spinach & topped w/ savory pan drippings
FAMILY-STYLE SIDES​
6.95
sauteed spinach
7.50
creamed spinach
6.95
steamed asparagus
4.95
hand-cut french fries
7.50
scalloped potatoes
5.95
corn pudding
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old-time tavern and is very neat. Very authentic looking. We didn't order food... just a couple of drinks and their famous rum punch. Servers are all dressed in early American clothes. Super friendly service! Must see!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RBE14059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was built in the 1700's can you imagine if the walls could talk!!! We had dinner and the service was great, the food was even better. But then as I was sitting in there eating my meal I could not stop thinking about...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Fred G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of historical places draw crowds for the experience, but Gadsby’s has great food and drinks - and they’re historically accurate. The colonial cocktails really get the night started, and it’s way more fun/lively than we expected.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AdamL2203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a guest of this establishment many times over the years. However, I visited this property at 9:00 PM on May 28, 2019. Upon entering the restaurant, I thought it was odd not to be greeted by a host. There was a server...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the peanut soup is great. Our entrees were crab cakes which were first rate and the meat loaf, and I had corn pudding, which was terrific

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dates Back To The 1700's. You Wouldn't Know It Was a restaurant If There Wasn't A Sign Outside. The Lighting Is Candle Lighting Each Table With One Ceiling Light. A Little Dark. The Food Is Very Good. Food Prices Are $20 And Up. The Meatloaf...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank BJ562016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a landmark so we wanted to check it out. And yes space did not disappointed me . It felt authentic. Although we were surprise to be getting to our table via a messy kitchen. Wasn,t it s health code violation? And than we...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and sister and I went here for dinner and definitely enjoyed. The atmosphere is really well done and the wait staff are all dressed up to look more like they did during the period the tavern was initially opened. Eating by candlelight with...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the baked brie, salad, and steak for dinner. I could have stopped at the brie and salad as I got so full. Everything was delicious and plentiful. The steak was cooked to order. The service was fantastic too.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mscarol81
Reviewed May 12, 2019

Great food and service. Small restaurant with tons of historical ambience. It seems like it would be best for groups about 4 people.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 756love2travel
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HipChickNewEngland
March 19, 2017|
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Response from CeliacSympathizer | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. our group was only 5. however my impression from them is they would accommodate you
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Whitt
May 7, 2016|
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Response from VirginiaRET | Reviewed this property |
Gadsby's Tavern can accommodate groups as large as 100 people in three separate rooms. For groups that large, please give them at least a few weeks notice. Their phone number is 703 548 1288. You'll have a good time if... More
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Dispatron
May 5, 2016|
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Response from 244hankb | Reviewed this property |
Do they have...a poor decision making skills, a management team who lies about adjusting your bill: yes they do! Is the food good yes. Do they actually honor reservations made on Open Table/Trip advisor: not really.
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