Gatsby

4.5
218 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.

Try our "American Diner...Reimagined" menu in collaboration with Stella Artois & OpenTable. Call the restaurant directly to request this special menu or let your server know once you arrive.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 218 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks at good prices. The music is too loud. Had to shout at each other to talk over the music

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luvtoeat
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch to celebrate our anniversary. We really enjoyed the service and our waiter, Daryl. The recommendation we chose was the All American breakfast. It was a good size portion and tasted great. The eggs I had were scrambled and were really good without me adding anything. The bacon was nice slices. I had the Greta’s Punch for my drink and it was also great. I will definitely be back to try other entrees.

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vipKnowsGoodFromBad
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good, but nothing to write home about. Some of us had the Fish and Sticks blue plate special, which was a good value at happy hour, but over battered.

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vipMLaRocca
Raleigh
93 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Get the Smashburger!!!

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AndyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour. Try the Deviled Eggs. Awesome pre-game venue.

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vipruthiet
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had fried chicken blue plate special and smashburger during Happy Hour. Chicken and accompanying spicy honey were quite good. Cornbread was weirdly dense and the slaw was under/undressed. Wet naps would be a good addition to this dish. Smashburger was good and was accompanied by parm-herb fries which were quite tasty. Good selection of beers on tap. Wine and cocktail specials during HH.

Located at the corner right across from center field gate to Nats Park so great for pre-gaming. HH runs from 3-6 with a different $16 blue plate special per day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took myself to brunch. Lovely space and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Our food was prepared perfectly, the staff was professional and kind. We made a reservation and sat down instantly. We will return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive for the menu but worth the occasional trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service. Greatly enjoyed my experience.

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vipMel0909
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came here for dinner on a whim because all nearby restaurants were booked. The food was pretty good but I was a little disappointed in the service initially. Once we finally got a waiter, he was very attentive but the amount of time between us sitting down and getting water poured until having someone take our drink/food order was too long in my opinion because the place wasn’t busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Everything was ok minus the amount of flies/gnats there are INSIDE. There ended up being a gnat in my wine glass. The deviled eggs aren't that great but I love the seafood pasta i had, so did the gnats

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WillH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! We went for the deal that they sent out but were impressed by everything they offered. My noise level was only because we sat outdoors; not their fault!

Would definitely go again! Also looks like a great event venue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location and interior decor, loved the Watergate Cake!

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vipMarthaS
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was terrific, and the food was delicious! The quiche, which is new, was moist and tasty.

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DAG1
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration during happy hour. We sat at the bar and enjoyed our service and conversation with Ruben. He was pleasant, knowledgeable and made the birthday celebration so much fun. The food was excellent and plentiful. I love the whole "Gatsby" era the restaurant is built around. I'm planning to go back to get a different flavor/vibe later in the evening. I totally recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place! It is walking distance from my apartment so we frequent Gatsby for dinner and brunch.
You MUST try the Greta’s Punch. It’s delicious and refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely being added to the rotation! Great new restaurant with plenty of space and great tasting food.

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Kelly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the deviled eggs and arancini were excellent! Greta’s Punch was also delicious.

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DavidW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time visit here, and my party of 3 opted to dine outside. Having made a reservation, we were seated promptly. Service was friendly and relaxed, no hard sells. Menu is not extensive but our dishes--two had chicken pot pie, and I had Caesar salad with grilled chicken breast--were delicious. The dessert menu looked tempting but, given the warm weather and our devouring of our entrees, we passed. Based on this one experience, I would certainly dine there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The barmen didn’t want to serve me as he had some issues with my nationality - first thing he asked me was where are you from? He didn’t ask if I want some water. And he wasn’t satisfied that I said New Jersey. He was wondering which country I am from before seeing me. So he didn’t serve me any water and refused to serve me as he was not satisfied with my ID - I had my driving license and a passport - which was from a different country but it was in English so he could read it. This is not right to treat customers that way. I didn’t talk to the manager but I did talk to the hostess-she was very understanding and even tried to make it up. But I was afraid he would spit in my food - he really looked mad when he saw my nationality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good. Only issue is the chocolate in my croissant want fully melted. Lol Everything else was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was fine. The food was all nicely plated with a lot of attention to detail and presentation, but the taste was… fine. A little on the bland side, if anything.

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Tasty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (my favorite was the arancini) and friendly, attentive staff.

HW
vipHilWil
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Greek omelette and it was absolutely delicious! Service was great. Cocktails are about $15 or more, and are very well made.

MC
MichelleC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious.

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just became one of my favorite DC restaurants. Came for the restaurant week menu, cocktails and wine. Added the mac and cheese a la carte as well. Looking forward to exploring the menu on future visits.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Celebrated 4 birthdays yesterday at Gatsby what a wonderful time we had… We’re outside and the weather couldn’t have been better… the service was a bit slow but we didn’t mind too much because the vibe of our getting together to celebrate our Leo birthdays was awesome.
Food was good however we were disappointed knowing that if one person in our party order from the restaurant week menu, Then the entire party had to order from the restaurant wk menu… It made no sense AT ALL! They are preparing everything on the menus no matter so why was that necessary never ever experienced that before.. so some of the party were not happy with choices..
The special birthday surprise at the end was very nice.
I wld return to this restaurant but not during restaurant week

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EvaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I'm not sure why everything at our table took the waiter so long. During our stay, three different parties came and went from the table next to ours. In spite of a ball game starting across the street, the place was not crowded. We ordered drinks, brunch items, or prix fixe meals from the Restaurant Week menu, nothing complicated. Negatives: The waiter wasn't wearing his mask over his nose. The bathroom light was so dark that I couldn't even see the black toilet seat; I'm surprised there hasn't been a serious accident in there. Positives: my friends thought the food was delicious (I loved the eggplant caponata), we had a clear view of the ballpark's jumbo screen from our upstairs table, and the decor was cute. Not sure I'd give it a second chance.

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vipQueenoculture
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We ate outside, which kept noise level down though lots of fans walked by on way to Nats Park—-which location was also reason we chose Gatsby.

Service was “leisurely. “ However, we were with friends and had arrived well before game started. So it worked out fine.

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DeneanJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The view across from National’s park was nice our waitress Kadijah was phenomenal. Now the food the appetizer were excellent the entree was less than expected which changed 5 start to 3 the the desert was meh 😑. So the three starts is for the waitress, appetizers and view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, nice view from our table to the Nationals Park. Excelent food and service, would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The security guard & receptionist verbally attacked me for forgetting my mask when I recognized in the beginning of the check in that I forgot & needed to run to my car to grab one. No good evening or greeting just immediately attacking me AFTER I recognized I forgot. My server (Keith) made up for the encounter…thankfully. Order the hot & sour wings & margs!!!

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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was not very good nor attentive. Layout of restaurant causes food and beverage delays...multiple dining levels with kitchen and bar on 1st level. Just was not a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great introduction to the space. their service was really great — this from a former server! attentive, knowledgeable, and fun! i’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for restaurant week, the Arancini was delicious and the cocktails (Diablo land) was tasty. For the main I had the Roasted Cod which I thought was underwhelming. I would definitely go back and try other dishes, but I would skip the Roasted Cod.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun, great portions, strong cocktails!

PB
vipPaulBMcLean
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Atmosphere is quite nice.

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ilovefood7
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a beautiful restaurant. You get good portions of food and the food tasted great!

FAQs

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

Gatsby is rated 4.5 stars by 218 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 reservations at the moment.