Gatsby

4.5
158 reviews
$30 and under
American
Gatsby is a reimagined American diner by KNEAD Hospitality & Design in collaboration with Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery. With favorites like the famouns monte cristo sandwich, fried chicken or today's blue plate special, Gatsby brings you back to the days of the diner, but from a fresh perspective. Whether you crave breakfast at any time of day or a smashburger & a milkshake, Gatsby is the perfect place. Our desserts were created by famed NYC Bakery, Mah-Ze-Dahr, and cannot be missed! Located at the corner of Half and N Streets, directly in front of Nats Park's Centerfield Gate, and overlooking the ballpark from our second floor dining room, Gatsby is the perfect pre/post game venue from which to celebrate.

Support Gatsby during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Dinner Party out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $41.00 per person

    Jun 8 - Aug 31, 2021

    Get together with friends and host your first #DinnerPartyOut at this unique experience at Gatsby, with an "American Diner...Reimagined" menu, served family style; complete your meal with a Mah-Ze-Dahr brownie sundae of your dreams for dessert and enjoy a selection of Stella Beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 158 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKellyC
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Gatsby was a big success! I am already looking forward to going back. Great happy hour before 6pm. I loved the Greta’s punch drink. Per other reviews, I tried the monte cristo sandwich and it was amazing. I also tasted the watergate cake and it was unbelievable. So fluffy and the frosting so rich and creamy, with a nice light coconut and pistachio flavor. I got a piece of the chocolate cake to go. Nice atmosphere, great service.

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vipKENNETHK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The service was very slow. It took over 10 minutes to get water to the table and first interaction with server. She was working inside and outside (her comment). Order a pastrami hash, however it contained very little pastrami. I believe it would have been good,not Shute why it was allowed to leave the kitchen. Confirmed with the manager that it should have had pastrami chunks. We where hungry and did eat it all. But would have called it hash browns with poached eggs on top. Will give them a try again. But be sure to speak up with food that does not seem correct.

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ValerieA
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During a recent visit to DC we ate here because it was super close to our hotel. Fun, festive atmosphere. Friendly, engaging staff. Dinner choices were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great place for a fun dinner out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is soooo yummy and the atmosphere was superb. Highly recommend this restaurant. We had a party of 6 and we ordered appetizers, drinks and entrees all for less than $150

I will certainly be going back !

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JonathanE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, nice interior decor but it is LOUD. Screaming, screeching 20-30 something folks are everywhere.

I really wish restaurants would stop playing music and do something about sound treatments. It’s simply unpleasant to have a meal when you can hardly hear your dining companions. If I wanted to go to bar or club that’s where I would go.

I’ll eat hear but only on off hours or before it gets crowded for dinner.

JG
vipJrGIBBS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was really great - and cocktails as well. I think we were served by one of the managers and he was very helpful - but then transitioned to the server who was a bit underwater. So had some challenges ordering additional beverages.
But overall, the entire staff was great, cordial, inviting and helpful. Just need to work out a couple of the service quirks.

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vipBryan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the happy hour at Gatsby. Drinks and food are delicious and the prices are great. Awesome spot to go before a Nats game.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We tried the Stella experience. A lot of food and good light beer.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was great however I got the crab cake Benedict for brunch. The price is $23 and there is very little crab meat on the dish. I feel like if you pay that much then the portion of crab should be larger. There was literally only a few pieces scattered on the English muffin. Drinks were great.

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CarrieF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for brunch, the cinnamon roll and pastries were definitely the best part, though the main courses were good too. Recommend the souffle pancake!

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chase
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was pretty expensive for portion sizes, even for D.C. and service was alright. Overall average experience. Parking was atrocious, highly recommend ubering.

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MichelleN
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great; drinks were pretty pricey.

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vipStaceyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was much better than expected. Very pleasantly surprised and will definitely go again!

MS
MathewS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overpriced and happy hour only at bar and outside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I did book a Stella Artois experience dinner but I didn’t receive that. The food itself was wonderful but I was looking forward to that experience for my anniversary and husband’s birthday.

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vipSusanR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Attentive service. Food was okay but nothing special.

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CHARLEE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and they made it that much more special!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Over rated , expensive, under quality

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a quick birthday dinner. It was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was pretty bland overall. We got deviled eggs as our app which were the best part. We got the meatloaf and burger as our entrees. Meatloaf was underseasoned, I wouldn’t recommend. Mashed potatoes were very chunky, not sure if this was on purpose? Burger was average, I expected more from a $19 entree. Fries that came with the burger were tasty - crispy exterior and fluffy interior.

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SusanF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was terrific; the service needs improvement. And the bathroom was too dark. But I will go back for there are so many things on the menu I'd like to try.

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DonnaN
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lola is the best!😘

JB
vipJBTJBT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Salmon on the salad was over cooked and not enjoyable.

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foodjunkie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sweet and sour wings and deviled eggs to start. Amazing. The drinks were great and not short on the spirits. Great overall ambience. We went on a night when the Nats were playing do it was a little noisy. Overall great experience. I will go again.

KC
KC1212
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere (love the Roaring 20's, Art Deco style!), great food and cocktails, perfect meal right before a Nats game! (or perfect drinks spot right after a game!)

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MaryS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the stadium. Outstanding food and excellent service.

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MicheleG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Waiter was sooo nice and fun! Lola really added to our experience and will come back to see her again!

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MarianB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back. Great place to grab a bite after a game where it's chill, great service and delicious food for a good price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I arrived at 6:10 PM, and place my order at 6:20 when my dining companion called to say she was stuck in traffic. I ordered a half Caesar salad with salmon and was not served For 30 minutes. Since I was attending the baseball game I ended up taking everything with me in a box.

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CamT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courious about the new restaurant in the area and were not disappointed. Great menu and the dishes we ordered where excellent - lettuce wrap app, baked chicken and Oriental chicken salad - and several more on the list we want to try. Highlight was the staff who were clearly new but well trained, attentive and friendly. Super addition to the Navy Yard.

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CathyA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to go after a ball game. Too noisy to have a conversation. Excellent wait staff, good food.

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vipMarthaS
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monday special, Fried Chicken, was amazing. The accompanying corn bread was moist and delicious. The slaw was full of different tastes. The chicken, which was perfectly cooked and spiced, barely fit on my plate, it was so much!

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ChrisM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Across the street from Nats Park center field gate. Great place for before/after a game. Cocktails are well made, food is good. Brunch is awesome. Highly recommended, especially if you want to go somewhere fun, but not super loud.

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itsmarsh
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great drinks a d good food! Went for dinner before a Nats game and was very impressed! Staff was very friendly and attentive, decor was on point, food was above average.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for a Party of 4 or more after or before a Nats game

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SandyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant Sunday brunch. Attentive staff, food is excellent. Crockery glassware and cutlery are all faithful to the 1920s vibe.

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RachM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Gatsby to have a belated anniversary dinner, and the service was top notch! We received complimentary champagne and dessert, which was so sweet. And the food and cocktails were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, wonderful service. I would not recvomend the salmon if you are looking for a flavorful dish but the drinks and spaghetti are AMAZING! Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good with food allergies

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gatsby using the Order Online button. Gatsby also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 817-3005 ext. 9.

Gatsby is rated 4.5 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Gatsby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=f1b11739.

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.