About 1796 Room at Bedford Springs
Sure to be included among the Mid-Atlantic's most celebrated steak and chop houses. Enjoy prime beef, veal and fresh seafood paired with exceptional wine and spirits.
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday through Saturday - 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking is available for all resort & restaurant guests.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
1796 Room at Bedford Springs Ratings and Reviews
The food is always excellent here. This ...
The food is always excellent here. This particular night was very busy and the waitress had a lot of tables so service was a bit slow. She was an excellent waitress. We were very disappointed in our salads and she took them off our bill. I love this place and although it is quite pricey I highly recommend it.
To sum up -- we were a little disappoint ...
To sum up -- we were a little disappointed this time around -- they can be better. First, this is the high-end venue at the resort so you expect something special -- a charming host/hostess, lighting befitting the mood, consistently prepared dishes, etc. This is how I remember them a few years ago. The hostess position for 1796 is shared with the Tavern, and frankly I would rather have someone showing me to my fine dining table that didn't look like they just cleaned off a table in the Tavern. Don't get me wrong, she was very nice -- but you expect a better image when you are going to plop down 250 bucks for a dinner for two. The restaurant itself is very charming and comfortable, but on this night they had the lighting on full blast -- you almost needed sunglasses -- not exactly the romantic ambiance we were seeking. I wouldn't say it bothered us a whole lot, but struck us as odd. I had the wild mushroom soup, which was extremely thick and served room temperature -- not their best effort. I had a 12 oz filet Oscar style, which was excellent. My wife had the a lovely salad, and a half lobster cocktail -- which was a bit tough -- but that's the luck of the draw with lobster -- not much the chef can do about that. We didn't go for dessert, but went for specialty coffee drinks instead. They were quite different concoctions, but came out looking identical in those same old Pyrex coffee mugs you have seen a thousand times. Argh, get some better training for the bar staff -- they were undrinkable as well as visually unappealing. Whatever coffee they were using tasted like it had been on the burner since breakfast -- it just overwhelmed the specialty liquor.
The 1796 was exceptional for steaks. Fo ...
The 1796 was exceptional for steaks. Food was superbly flavorful, except for the deviled egg appetizer which was quite bland, though the texture was delectable. Service was good. Size of portions is way too large and not healthy for any normal eater, but the taste was incredible!
Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable ...
Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She was very helpful in explaining every aspect of the menu. Our food was exceptional, it could not have been prepared any better. This restaurant, food, and staff were of the highest class. We have dined here before and will gladly return, this restaurant is very intimate but acceptable for families, business partners, etc. Thank you Lisa for a great experience!
The food was great. Dinning for my birt ...
The food was great. Dinning for my birthday with a party of four. All agreed that this was a suburb dinning experience. Great attention was paid to each dish. Even the sides were great. It was upscale, but not pretentious.
Having dined here before, I was extremel ...
Having dined here before, I was extremely disappointed with the filet preparation. Burnt edges and over cooked. Salad was ok but potato sat all day in the kitchen. Service was excellent. Did not want to fuss on my anniversary. That steak sauce was poor. We wish we would have had the burgers in the Pub. One star out of five. I still cannot believe I paid for that meal. Having eaten at numerous chophouses, the chef needs re-evaluated.
Everything a la carte, including any sau ...
Everything a la carte, including any sauce you might want. Felt cheap being " nickle and dimed " to death. Just charge a little more for the entre. Food ok. Large servings. Ground up red peppers all over the $22 scallop appetizer. Uncooked onions in risotto. Service was very good. Not interested in returning.
We had a fabulous dining experience! Se ...
We had a fabulous dining experience! Service was great, ambiance and decor were historic and lovely. Food was exceptional! Best steak my husband has had in a long time. Wish we had room for dessert! Can't wait to come back!
Its employees are competent, unobtrusive ...
Its employees are competent, unobtrusive, and quite helpful when asked for suggestions.
Entrees are ALL delicious, as this is my fifth experience, and neither I nor those with whom I "broke bread" had any complaints whatsoever. My mother enjoyed her well grilled encrusted pork chop, and was overwhelmed by the size of it. The garnish vegetable for the summer is the artichoke, and those are prepared flawlessly. Everything is so very tasty, well seasoned, and perfectly presented.
Although the acoustics are not the best, it is easy to overlook this with the delightful menu and great service.
This is a fine restaurant; I recommend it to all.
The restaurant's name is rich in history, and this is well explained on the website and on printed materials throughout the resort.
We went to celebrate our anniversary. I ...
We went to celebrate our anniversary. I had the shrimp which were superb.
My wife ordered crab cakes which were served black on the bottom. Sent them back and
got second 2 crab cakes-also burned on the bottom. I had shared my entree and so we
just cut off the bottom and ate the cakes-crab was great. But they should be able
to cook them w/o burning the bottom.
Very disappointing. Talked to manager who said he would talk w/chef. But we
were stuck with a disappointing expensive meal!!
This is a high end restaurant-they should do better!!
I whisked my husband away for a weekend getaway at Bedford Springs - which we loved. I booked this restaurant because I thought it would be elegant and cozy. It was very, very noisy. The waiter we had was very inattentive and waited quite a bit when first seated to have someone come to the table. I ordered Lamb which was very tough and the knives that they gave my husband and I were horrible. When I told the waiter that the cutlery was terrible, he laughed and said 'we get that a lot'. Seriously, might want to do something about that.
Service was great!! Steak was ok but sal ...
Service was great!! Steak was ok but salmon was terrible. Asked for it medium and came well done and very dry. When you pay that much for an entree you expect it to be cooked properly. Side of mushrooms was very greasy.
Very average food and very high priced.
The atmosphere itself was great. I loved the room. The food was very average and the cost was extremely expensive. Everything was a la carte and very pricey. After paying $40+ for the entree, $12 for salad, $10 for mashed potatoes, $14 for a standard glass of wine we didn't even entertain dessert. The food was just average and definitely not a $200 meal. I've had a much better dining experience elsewhere.
Mediocre at Best
It's very sad that I had a mediocre time at 1796. It was a beautiful restaurant, but the food was just OK and the service was the same. I found that our bill became much higher because the server did not disclose certain information to us, for example that water cost us money (he could have mentioned that when I was questioning about the different types he offered) and splitting a salad between two would cost more. We had to eat fish as it was a Friday during lent and were not at all pleased with the choices or the taste of the salmon or halibut. It cost way more than the worth of the food and service. I can say that the drink choices were wonderful. I enjoyed a cocktail during dinner and an after dinner martini and was very pleased with both. I would like to try it again as it may have been a one-time issue, but I can't say that I'd venture back any time soon.
Another Springs Winner
My wife and I enjoyed another wonderful meal at the 1796 room at Omni Bedford Springs. Great service, great menu, excellent steaks, all in an incomperable setting. The whole experience of this resort is unique in that you are surrounded by history, luxury, and quality. We have entertained several groups here and all have been impressed with all aspects of the facility. I would encourage travelers and locals to eat in any of the restaurants at the Springs.
I had high hopes for the restaurant because I was told by several friends how good it was. The prices were really steep. I don't mind paying high prices if the quality of the food justifies it but unfortunately it didn't. My girlfriends salmon was fair, nothing special, but my steak was really disappointing. It was very peppery and had too much seasoning. I couldn't really enjoy the steak because the seasoning was so overpowering. Also it didn't come with a side so I ordered a side of asparagus which I believe was somewhere around 12$ and I got 10 pieces. The waitress said the sides were big enough for 2 and she was right. 12$ for asparagus though? Just plain asparagus. I understand charging more because it's a high end restaurant but that is insane. I guess they figure since you're spending $50 on a steak you won't mind paying 12 more for a side. The place wasn't terrible overall but I probably won't be back
My husband and I recently had dinner here while on our "babymoon." Both of our meals were perfect and the setting was very romantic, but not too uptight. We are already planning our return to Bedford Springs, and one of the main reasons is 1796 Room!
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