Old Hickory Steakhouse

4.5
1701 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
For the finest in sophisticated dining, treat yourself to Old Hickory Steakhouse, where we make dinner truly an unforgettable experience. Overlooking the meandering river in our two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse—Gaylord Hotels" signature restaurant—features a stylish and contemporary design, modeled on the interior of an elegant Georgian row house. Indulge in the finest wines as you savor tender, premium Black Angus Beef seared-to-perfection just the way you like it. Old Hickory takes pride in only offering the finest cuts in superior quality, all-natural 1855 beef
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TraceyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The cauliflower soup came with out any potatoes shrimp or bacon....
The $75 lamb chops where completely over cooked to the point of being inedible. The mashed potatoes were room temperature.
The staff was friendly and helpful, the space was beautiful and relaxing but the meal was not worth the cost.

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DateNightDiva
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner with a view of the Farris wheel. Just wish both of us could be seated to see it. Our waiter was super attentive.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I order the chicken dinner and my vegetables wasn't cooked long enough. I couldn't stick my folk into it.

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vipFoodmike
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff, and manager

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Eileen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The filets were excellent and the service was very good.

JA
JohnA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had

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Boppa
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good but I have had better. Food was excellent
Room was cold and server seemed preoccupied, but very involved with
wiping finger prints from wine glasses.

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vipClaudetteS
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fabulous service by Vincent. One of the best meals we have ever had!

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Exquisite
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The Wagyu Sirloin was delicious. Service outstanding. Everything was perfect.

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PascaleD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice views, great food. A nice start to our evening.

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vipMelissaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Dinner was very rushed due to some concert at the nearby MGM that we weren’t even going to. Service was very mediocre….not very attentive. The menu was limited and the French press coffee was way too strong with floating grinds in our cups. Not nearly as good as the first time we went four years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service.

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KaylaA
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal I have ever had. We enjoy exploring new steak houses and enjoy the finer things in life every once in awhile. We went last night for our anniversary and had many staff come and wish is a happy anniversary, the chef even sent over a dessert. It was expensive but 100% worth every penny, I wanted to lick my plate clean.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience for our anniversary! Will return before end of year.

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CandeeS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and delicious! Steve was a very personable server and made our anniversary dinner very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great service awesome ambience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very disappointed that the light and water show did not occur.

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AbdelY
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The steak was great, waygu was tender and juicy, thank you

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DrStead
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord on the National Harbor was excellent! It was so good, we ate there two nights in a row. Reuben was an outstanding waiter there - he engaged us so well, especially my 8-year-old son, Charlee!

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SonyaB
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Old Hickory was a very nice dining experience. The staff were very friendly and customer service focused. The food was very good, although it could include more choices. Also, the dress code is a bit more casual than expected and for the prices. Overall, it was a nice dining experience and I would return again.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Option of a table in the bar area was great for a single diner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very slow service, but good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were top-notch. We were running late, and the hostess accommodated us. The phone # list on OpenTable is for the Convention Center Resort/Hotel, so it did take some time to reach someone at the restaurant directly. They validate parking in the hotel garage for 3 hours. Butter poached Maine lobster on risotto (pictured) was amazing. They have an extensive kids’ menu, and the wine list was great. The reason for the lower overall mark was due to the (lack of) value. We expect an up charge for hotel restaurants, but the steaks and sides were underwhelming for their hefty price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Servers were amazing!

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vipgood2beout
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday. Overall everything was great, food was very good, the staff was friendly. Our waiter could have been a little less attentive. He was always there giving limited time for private conversation.

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AmuseBouche
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with the wonderful Andrew serving us. It was a real and true pleasure. The food was delicious as was dessert. If you are looking for a cozy 5 star meal this is your place. They have all the bells and whistles with the amazing service to match.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the food was good. Menu is impossible to find online. For the price you would think that you would be able to view the menu before hand. The menu is very limited. Three of the for meals were good the other was a little on the salty side. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great meal and very nice staff.

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MelissaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food...and excellent service! I would visit again.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Steaks had too much salt! Sides were good. Desert was limited as was drink menu. Table was unbalanced and led to drink spill. Place is very noisy and crowded with suits. Price was high for level of service, lack of ambiance, and quality and selection of food and drink. Will not return. (I miss Sam & Harry’s).

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Mhern
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful from the start. Our hostess was great and are waiter was the best!!! Marc was personable and funny. I spilled a little wine on my daughter and he handle the situation like the pro he was! He had her laughing and immediately defused the situation. His manager Dave came over and he was just as wonderful. They cleaned up my mess and dinner proceeded without another hitch. The food was absolutely amazing. My kids who usually eat nothing but hamburgers and chicken fingers - he talked them into a hanger steak and they raved about it all the way home. My parents and I had the fish - black cod and salmon both were equally spectacular and the presentations were lovely. We topped off with insane desserts. Overall one of if not the best dining experience in a very long time. The kids are already planning our next adventure there. Thank you to the incredible staff for an amazing memory.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. It's on the expensive side but the food, and service is well worth it. I come back at least once a year for special occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, wonderful wine and whiskey selection.

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GMarie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic dinner with a river view during a summer storm made the meal more cozy. The appetizers Waygu cheeks and scallops were scrumptious 😋..the main course Bison Ribeye recommended by our server Vincent along with the Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service from Vincent was not great. Steaks were under cooked. Prices were too high.

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vipeclecticdiner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except the vegetables were barely cooked. Would recommend.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was definitely worth the price. The waiter was extremely attentive and the staff was very accommodating to a gluten allergy scenario.

Will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Well, where to start. First we arrived for our reservation on time and they needed 10 minutes. So we went to bar which was a highlight. Very nice Old Fashioned.

They came to get us for the table and it was odd because they were at about 20% capacity. So why the wait? They sat my friend and I at a table for 8? Our waiter was very pleasant provided great service. We already knew we wanted steaks so we ordered the 16oz KS Strip.

Then we asked about baked potatoes. We were told they don’t serve them and received this odd explanation about the difficulties of timing baked potatoes and steaks. Now, my friend and I have been in sales for over 30 years and have been to the best steakhouses across the county. NY, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Vegas. Never has either of us been to a steakhouse that didn’t serve a baked potato. Except Steve’s Sizzling Steaks in East Rutherford NJ. Not just your finer steakhouses, that also includes the Outback, Texas Roadhouse, etc.. In place of the baked potato, the had garlic whipped potatoes. Family style of $18. We ordered that.

When the meal came, clearly one of the steaks were 16oz and other about 3/4 of that. It was beyond us why one would bring 2 steaks that were so different in size to the same table? So obvious that one of got a $68 KS strip and the other did not. Then the potatoes came. Family style? Lol. The dish they arrive in was about 5 or 6 inches in circumference. About a $1 worth of potato. The good news is that they were too unpleasant to eat more than a taste. Pasty, sticky, and just unappealing.

The other plus was that we sat close by to a very drunk table of 8 that made plenty of noice. The capper was a woman at the table that has this disturbing laugh that was so loud you actually wanted to Van Gogh your own ears to make it stop.

So much for that evening. We both woke up at 4:00 am with some issues.

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Old Hickory Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1701 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.