Gatsby

4.5
91 reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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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, complete with the menu as listed below and Stella Beer pairing! Give your guests the ultimate trip to the decadent world of Gatsby-esque dining with an American Diner menu reimagined, served family-style; to start, deviled eggs, pastramis, Gatsby guacamole, and crispy calamari, followed by chicken pot pie, spaghetti and meatballs, and ora king salad, and the brownie sundae of your dreams for dessert. All paired with Stella.

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 91 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOHSResident
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new places in the Navy Yard.

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ZackE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute you walk in, the staff are delightfully welcoming and energetic. The entire ambiance and style of the restaurant is very cool, all done in an art deco style with lots of
black and gold that make it feel extremely chic. The waiters were knowledgeable on the menu, offering perfect recommendations for drinks and food, and the speed of service was fantastic. I’d heartily recommend it to anyone wanting to have a fun night out!

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vipScottH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great first visit before the Nats 2d game. Henry was a superb server.
Smash burger was tremendous.
Finish and stroll across the street into Nats Park

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vipMev1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time all around!

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Bobby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Delicious food and cocktails. Love the decor and theme - BUT, they seem to clash that "roaring 20s" theme with a big-screen sports bar and a large crowd of loud patrons. Kinda kills the classy vibe and makes it hard to talk.

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LaneC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Gatsby with some friends to grab a Happy Hour drink - they have THE BEST happy hour in Navy Yard. The service was impeccable - the drinks were amazing. The indoor decor is so cute - definitely nailed the 20s vibe. It got a bit loud but I think it was due to the Nats fans avoiding the rain. Overall a great experience and will surely be back!

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vipBrenna
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal sitting at the bar. Shannon was a funny and attentive server/bartender.

MJ
MJKr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Placed a little close to other patrons making it difficult to hear conversation, but overall very satisfied with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was absolutely horrible!
Very dismissive, not attentive, not respectful, not helpful nor was he polite. He came to our table once without being called and when confronted about his bad customer service, he was unapologetic and nonchalant!

The manager took over our table and allowed us the opportunity to end our night on a good note. Thanks Management!

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vipChadA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat for about 25 minutes until a server made a visit to our table. As soon as service began it was very great and we had no other issues. Thank you for the nice dining experience.

JM
vipJMB346
28 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch! We live right around the corner and are happy to have a new go-to for Sunday brunch!

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Julia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! our server was a bit rude and standoffish, but everything else was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was just ok. The serving size of the salmon was really small. However, we did like their hot&sour wings.
Kind of dark outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great drinks but date didn’t go well. But will be back!

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RunOfTheMillThaiRest
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The calamari was not crispy at all. The vegetables that came with the calamari was more crispy then the calamari. We planned to eat dinner but after the calamari we ended up going somewhere else.

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Homer
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Table was up 4 flights of steps. Okay but waiters had to walk steps to the bar so drink service was slow. Wife’s initial Vodka and tonic came as a gin and tonic. They cheerfully replaced it. I would have ordered another drink if I didn’t think it would take long to get.

Food was excellent. Calamari was lightly breaded with a tasty flavor. The order included pickles and potato chips? They were a nice addition along with seasoned nuts.

I had the Monte Cristo and it’s was very well prepared with marmalade on the side. My wife had the 1/2 chicken and we split an order of fries/onion rings. The onion rings had delicious breading.

Overall the service was good. Several workers participated in greeting us, serving water, bringing food and clearing dishes. In total (counting the floor manager) we had 6-8 different people stop at our table during the course of our dinner.

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GigiD
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (choose daily specials), perfect ambiance and friendly staff!

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NomNomNom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I made a reservation and was sat quickly when I arrived. The server was efficient and the food and drinks were delicious.

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vipl8dybug
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I’d give this 5 stars if it were not for the service. The hostesses were awesome and friendly but the server was aloof, wore his mask below his nose? and was generally inattentive. The food was delicious though and the cocktails were on point.

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vipLauraP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gatsby has a great vibe - and we had an awesome view of Nats Park! The waiter and waiter in training were both fantastic, attentive and great personalities. The food was delicious - the poutine fries were to die for! Only issue is we went during game time so parking was expensive - 30$. Would go again at different time for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was not very tasty and was loaded with salt. The waitress was not efficient but I’m sure it’s because they include a 20% tip in your bill and so they don’t have to work to hard for tips.

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TinaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went there as my first indoor meal after fully vaccinated. It’s been over a year! Picked this place because I love the book/the movie/style. The decor is lovely. Not a large menu and unfortunately our dishes (pastrami and lasagne) were too salty. Fries were great though. I would still recommend for the decor.

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Jered
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent service! Can’t beat the location especially with a baseball game going on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was great and decor is attractive. Food was "okay". Home fries with crab Benedict were definitely "yesterday's leftover" and industrial. They were dry inside and had the taste of being reheated rather than hand cut and cook at order. Disappointing because restaurant has in house bakery/pastry shop. All elements of each dish should be from scratch.

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CarolineH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner for my boyfriend! While it was a little loud (which is expected on a Friday night!) the food and service was fantastic. Our server Henry was very kind and had great food recommendations. The dessert menu is one of the best in the city. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipMarthaS
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are terrific, the chicken pot pie is to die for, and the service was very attentive without intruding. From our table, we were able to see Nats Park filling up before the game.

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KimL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This was good “retro diner style” food but the price point is way too high for the cuisine. While portions are generous, the wait staff were very slow and generally inattentive. The restaurant is very loud- likely amplified because everything is tile so the sound just bounces everywhere. There are so many delicious places in Navy Yard I don’t think we’ll be back here anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Womderful! Sat upstairs,
Great ambience

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SandyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant meal since Covid began, so we were happy!
We were seated outside with plenty of shade. Very professional and courteous staff. Attentive without being invasive.
Cocktails were superb (we bought a pitcher) and beautifully presented. Fresh and pretty.
I had a wonderful Thai steak salad and the Mr had pastrami hash. Everything was fresh and nicely plated and prepared. Flavors were well-balanced. We were so glad we picked this restaurant for our post-vaccination return to real life. It was a pleasure all around.

Looking forward to coming back soon and propping ourselves at the bar for a happy hour/breakfast.

JM
vipJMB346
29 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Delicious food, nice atmosphere and great service. I am so glad to have another great place in the neighborhood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a new opening. We will definitely be back.

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vipEricF
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit exceeded expectations for brunch! So close to Nats Park and the food was awesome!

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sajayjaz
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd experience at Gatsby was much better! I ordered the Greek Omelette and my friend ordered the All American Breakfast. The food was delicious and still warm once it was bought outside to the patio. Lola, our server was also very good!

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vipjonders
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The kitchen was having issues with their timing. Our entrées were OK, they made it up to us by comping our appetizer. I would give it a while so they can work out the kinks.

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vipMcCoy1906
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience when we go there. We seem to end up with the same waiter and they do a great job each time. I’ve tried several menu options and they all taste like they are made with great ingredients. The spaghetti and meatballs and the stuffed bacon/egg croissant are two of my favorite dishes. Also, the Greta’s Punch is delicious and refreshing.

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JustinT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good drinks but only fair food. Everything is over salted.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I found this place online and was immediately attracted to it because of the decor on the inside. This place definitely has mellow vibes and was a lovely dining experience.

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DCFoodGirl
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The quality of the entrees varied greatly - my husband loved his country fried steak; another friend found the steak salad way too salty (likely from the salad dressing). High points were the cocktails, service, and desserts. Don't miss the watergate cake - yum. And sit outside if you can, way too loud inside.

MJ
MariaJ
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Except for the noise/loudnesz level, we had a wonderful experience! Our waitress was lovely!

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TAw81
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. The staff were courteous, friendly, and professional. The restaurant looks nice on the outside and inside. Their second floor has seating with a beautiful view of the Washington, DC Nationals Stadium. The variety of food selections was good and wide variety of wine and cocktail selections. The only change I would suggest is offering a brownie with their vanilla ice cream and fudge dessert item. Other than that this establishment is definitely worth a try and can see myself visiting again. Be sure to make a reservation in advance for better and faster seating.

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 91 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.