Old Hickory Steakhouse

4.5
1775 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m actually upset that our bill was $250 and didn’t like anything that was served to us. We ate here for my husband’s birthday and the only memory we have is how terrible the food tasted. His salmon was ok. We had the Maryland Seafood soup and it was super thick and smelled fishy. My steak had no taste so I asked for steak sauce which took about 30 min. When I finally got my steak sauce it was EXTREMELY SALTY so I couldn’t even use it. I would say the only thing good about this place was the free bread (I think it was free).

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BlueClearSky
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing but good things to say about this place. There were 5 of us and each one of us had something different, and everyone enjoyed it. Hats off to the staff, thanks for making this a memorable experience.

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Tony
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were seated promptly, and offered water, menus, and bread. Our waiter was very informative and suggested dishes. He was a bit tardy in checking on us later in the meal as we were readying to leave, but it got really busy just after we were seated.

The food was very good, and we ate all of it. The Old fashioned was very tasty, as were the desserts that we got to go.

The pricing is a little high for some things. It was within reason for what we ordered, but better overall service and less hustle and bustle of the wait staff (a center table was used as staffing for glasses, water jugs, silverware, and plates that was constantly being fluttered around by as many as six people). This really took away from the atmosphere, and peace.

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vipDaveS
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for a convention and we chose here sort of last minute. We had to wait an extra 30 min even though we had a reservation and the restaurant was fairly empty; it was clearly staffing issues which happens. I don’t think would be the norm had there not been a winter storm warning.

The bar is nice. Drinks were good but not great. The bar staff was nice and definitely accommodating. Once seated our server was awesome. The food was all very very good. It was rather quiet, again not a full compliment of staff to fill the restaurant so not sure what the noise would be like full.

Overall. Perhaps a tad higher prices than I’d expect but still pretty awesome overall. Definitely would return.

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AmandaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Not at all a high end steak house - the worst service we have ever received, waiter touched serving end of utensils with hands and then put in food, haded us our own plates to put down, and we couldn’t get drinks, water or refills to save our lives. Had to walk around to find water pitchers and actually went to the bar to purchase diet cokes since we couldn’t get them at table. Also, the restrooms were a disaster with trash and Pepsi bottles on the floor. We would not return, we have never paid that much for a meal with worse service…ever. A steak house charging $80 for a petite filet shouldn’t be touching your utensils and then tossing them in the dish - or make you walk around searching for a water pitcher….

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RobertR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was great. The entrees were awesome & a nice place to cap off an evening with friends!

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JasonS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was excellent and drinks were really good.
Server was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions

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vipElizabethW
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our six year anniversary here and could not have picked a better place! Our server was so kind, friendly and considerate and the scallops and beef cheeks were to die for. Thank you!

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vipRuthsChrisFan
Baltimore
103 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time in this restaurant and I wasn't disappointed. I ordered the Kansas City strip steak. It was very flavorful and had the right amount of marble. My wife ordered the Filet Minion. She said it was a little well-done (she wanted medium well), but still said it was very good. She did not like the seafood bisque but was very pleased with the Brussel sprouts and the drinks. Oh yeah, the drinks were very good. Nice place for a date. Bring your wallet!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in a few years… Some things have changed, which happens… They no longer offered the cheese cart / presentation which was something we were very much looking forward to. The updated cheese platter however was exceptional. The traditional wedge salad is no longer on the menu but the chef whipped them up for us per request.. N It was AMAZING! The Bisen Ribeye and the Wagyu were the best we’ve ever had. Really, there was not anything in our meal that was below superb.
Yes, the meal was a bit pricey, but this is one of the very special top quality places that is well worth the costs..
Last, but not the slightest in the least, our waiter Vincent was one of the greatest servers we’ve ever come across.. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating.. We could not say enough great things about him..

THANKS Old Hickory for helping us celebrate a very special occasion! One for the books!

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vipJSASUALUM
Jacksonville
311 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Friday night date dinner with my wife.
We ordered a bottle of wine from their list….server came back 10 minutes later with news no longer sell it. Picked another bottle.
Crab cake appetizer was delicious that we shared without yet receiving the new bottle of wine we ordered.
My wife’s filet came rare vs medium…sent back to re-cook.
I ate my Bison steak alone with the side of whipped potatoes we ordered.
My wife’s filet arrived correct but now she was stuck with eating cold potatoes.
We ordered mushrooms as a side but they were out of them. What kind of “premier” steakhouse is out of mushrooms? A bad one!
Server was nice and friendly. Kitchen has issues as does beverage management as when went to order after dinner drink they were out of the vanilla vodka

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Lola
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great Food with a full bar! Love the pretty fireplace

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner was outstanding. Service by Patricio was lovely. Could not have asked for a better meal!

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AnthonyM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was top notch. A little pricey but worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food sucks. Upscale steakhouse? Please…this isn’t even in the same league as the Palm, or Mortons, or Bond 45, except when it comes to price. Never again.

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vipCindy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our meal but thought it was overpriced. Portions were small for the price. Also, the waiter could have been more accommodating. I asked him what the fish was and he said “I’ll get to that”. How about telling me when I ask instead of making me wait?

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SpencerC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’m going to say this because I love you. TAKE THE KANSAS CITY STEAK OFF THE MENU!! It was a thin diner steak with good seasoning!! And tell your wait staff when asked, that the Waygu New York strip is far superior!! They are NOT the same. That steak was barely a half inch. For the price it should have been twice as thick!!! SO FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I LOVE IT THERE!! No one should pay $75 for that steak!!

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MichelleG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, pricey but so good!
Service was great

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Lisha
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Friends and awesome food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating the 17th birthday of our granddaughter who loves steak. Vincent, our head server, was fantastic. Granddaughter had the filet, medium rare, and quickly commented it was the best steak she had ever eaten. Wife and I had the lobster tails with mushroom risotto and it was fabulous. Definitely the best meal we have eaten out in a long time. We will be back.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for celebrating Anniversary, Birthday, etc…

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CharlesE
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The restaurant and food was good however it was very pricey for the food.

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DeniseA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Christmas dinner party

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Yvonne
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I shared the Tomahawk Steak and ordered Mushroom & Onions and the Brussels Sprouts as our sides. My daughter ordered the Whipped Potatoes and requested Cheese & Bacon to be added. We all enjoyed our meal very much. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. I ordered the Sangria and hubby ordered the Old Fashion, we were also pleased with our drinks. Our waiter Marc was very knowledgeable of the menu and provided great recommendations however he was very rude with the man setting up & clearing the tables as well as sharing too much with us and another 2 table of guests about a really large party of guests. It became very annoying. Ambiance was great.

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Nikki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Itv has been a tradition to go here every Xmas eve with my girls. This place is so awesome. The staff are amazing and pleasant. Our waiter Marc, the best. He waited on us twice. Amazing and went over and beyond for us. The food was so good and rich that I am still eating it the next day.

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Sajomu
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, our waiter was wonderful with the kids. Food was exquisite.

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Heart4Dining
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Settled in to our 3-night stay by grabbing some great cocktails at the Old Hickory bar followed by a very tender, perfectly cooked petite filet mignon and a side of veggies and mac n cheese. Service was great and timely. Our server, Happy from Nigeria, even made us both a hot chocolate that wasn’t on the menu. Later that night the restaurant slipped a nice note under our hotel room door thanking us for visiting.

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vipMhern
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marc, our waiter was exceptional as usual and the food amazing! Already planning our next dining experience.

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BebeP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The lobster and risotto was fabulous the rockfish and scallops bland and chewy. Andrew is a great waiter, attentive. Ambiance was nice good for groups or romantic dinner.

MG
MistyG
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The seafood tower was the biggest mistake to order. Hardly any crab, the tray wasnt even full. The server tells us after we ordered it, it would be small!!!! NOT ok when it cost us $150.00 for 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the ambience was nice (best views are in the back of the restaurant). The food was good but I’ve been to some really nice restaurants and I do feel it’s slightly over priced for the value. Overall I was impressed bc the reviews I read prior to dinning were hit or miss.

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JulieY
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant; food was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Staff was friendly and we enjoyed our experience.

CF
vipCarynF
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Long wait for food which we understand. But 3 of the 4 meals were disappointing. Vincent the server was very good.

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ClaudiaL
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Seated promptly and our waiter, Joe, was very attentive. Very quiet on the day and time we went - our reservation was at 5:30pm on a Monday. Ordered the Porterhouse, mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms, and green beans. The portions were generous enough for my husband and I to share. It is a bit pricy, but I would way comparable to other places in the Waterfront area with much better quality, service, and ambience. I recommend this place.

MR
MarthaR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my two teens and wasn't she that spending the money would be worth it!

The whole experience was just a dream! Fantastic food, view and service. Just a delight to teach them about all Old Hickory had to offer...Not Sorry!!

LJ
LindaJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to come to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We enjoyed everything. Thank you.

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SusanneT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bison steaks! Happy was our server and he was wonderful!

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deem
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prompt service, courteous server, seating of patrons allowed for social distancing. Will visit again.

TJ
vipTJohnson
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Our dining experience wasn’t what I expected. This was a mother and daughter weekend where we visited to make new memories. We ordered a Caesar salad without white anchovies and the salad was brought out with anchovies. We had to pick them from our salad. I’m sure the server saw them to the side on our plates but nothing was done about it. We ordered two filets, one medium well and the other well done. They both came out medium. We sent my daughters back and it was brought out well done and burnt/dry. The server commented on the burnt steak but nothing was done to make the occasion better.

My husband is a restaurant manager so I expected a manager to be notified. That didn’t happen. Our $200 meal was worth $20. I expected so much more from a restaurant of this caliber. While we love the Gaylord and what it has to offer, We will not dine here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service. Medium well steak was over cooked.

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Old Hickory Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1775 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.