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

Gadsby's Tavern
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Ranked #12 of 735 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Historic atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank stringerOakLawn
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Alexandria, Virginia
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113 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Really Nice--HISTORY!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank KCS1958
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Met expectations across the board!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

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
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Elgin, Illinois
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292 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Fine.. not overly friendly but, fine”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank thomasrydz
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Late Night Stop”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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