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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
1796 Room at Bedford Springs Ratings and Reviews
The food and service was excellent but w ...
The food and service was excellent but we were a little disappointed with who I'm assuming was the manager (a woman) on duty. She went around to every table ( which there were only about 8 at the time) and asked how the service was but never came to our table. Also, the side salad that my husband got was supposed to be romaine lettuce and none of it was green. It was all the white part of the romaine, which is not very attractive or impressive.
Bedford Prings has several excellent din ...
Bedford Prings has several excellent dining options - 1796 is between the casual Frontier Tavern and the upscale Crystal Room. Very nice rustic setting, excellent food and, like everywhere at the resort, exemplary service. Also, a bit like everything at the resort, don't expect an inexpensive experience though. However, great place for a nice dinner after a day at the spa.
1796 Room was a delightful dining spot. ...
1796 Room was a delightful dining spot. The Foie Gras was excellent and the Lobster Mac&Cheese is a must! Even though the colonial decor was sparse, the room was very well decorated. Only two quasi-negatives: 1) the temperature was a bit cold due to our table being close to the AC and 2) the lovely colonial decor does not offer much in the way of noise cancellation. Other than that, we would highly recommend 1796 Room to all.
The mark of a good hotel restaurant is t ...
The mark of a good hotel restaurant is this: would you go out of your way to eat here if you weren't staying at the hotel? For 1796, our answer is yes—this would be one of the best restaurants in Bedford even if it weren't attached to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.
The setting was outstanding. The service ...
The setting was outstanding. The service amazingly good. The price for the dinner was extravagantly high. The preparation was problematic. Chicken was over done and dry. The salmon was under cooked. They didn't charge for one of our meals because of the problems, but the manager was there in a flash to try to work things out. It's a one time special experience because of the resort which is beautiful. So go and know what to expect.
We were staying at the Omni for two nigh ...
We were staying at the Omni for two nights and ate both nights at 1796. Both nights the food was WOMDERFUL. Our service was better on Monday than Tuesday because our waitress was more relaxed and attentive than Justin was on Tuesday. Justin was fine just not as good as Monday. I had the filet on Monday and the salmon on Tuesday. My husband enjoyed the roast chicken one night and the filet the second night. The whipped potatoes were wonderful. The mushrooms also good. We had the wedge and Caesar salads on Monday and both were good but VERY small! I had the chopped salad on the second night and was very disappointed in it. May have been the dressing. Only complaint was the prices on the salads. I enjoyed a wonderful salad at the pool that was much better. My husband did enjoy his chili as an appetizer. It was the same price as my salad. We will probably go back to the resort. It was our second time in two years and will eat at the 1796 again but perhaps not both nights. The only other restaurant open was the tavern during the week.
We went here with friends over Labor Day ...
We went here with friends over Labor Day weekend to celebrate a birthday. The 1796 Room reminds me a lot of Williamsburg historic restaurants. The room is comfortable and decorated in an historic way. 1796 is known for their steaks so everyone in our party had either a filet or a strip steak. The steaks were beautifully prepared to each person's taste and very delicious. They can be ordered with different sauces. I tried the house steak sauce and it was very good. Everything on the menu (except for a Prix Fixe dinner) is a la carte. We tried the hard boiled eggs appetizer (delicious) and two of us ordered wedge salads (very good and an appropriate size....not those massive wedge salads some steak houses bring you). The side dishes are meant to serve at least two people (kind of family style). We ordered the creamed spinach and also asparagus....both very tasty, and I also had the baked potato in sea salt. The serving staff are well trained and attentive when appropriate. I would definitely return. Everyone in our party truly enjoyed their meal and thought it was absolutely delicious.
Overall experience was very good. Ser ...
Overall experience was very good. Service lacked from our waiter (I'm sure they are not all like that). The ambience was lovely. Acoustically tends to get a little loud and hard to carry a conversation on at times, depending on how many people are seated at that time. Food was outstanding, kudos to the Chef! I would recommend the 1796 room.
Everything was average. Disappointed th ...
Everything was average. Disappointed that they carry prime steak, but only wet-aged. Sides were hefty, but flavorless. Torte appetizer was greasy and unappealing. Steaks were cooked to appropriate temp and cocktails are very well made. Service was okay, needs some more training on how to discuss the menu.
We were staying at the Omni Bedford and ...
We were staying at the Omni Bedford and decided to eat here one night. Read the menu carefully. Not all the steaks are prime. But we did in fact order the prime strip steak, and it was excellent. Great char and still pink inside. Fois gras was good too. Other than that though, the food was only OK. Onion rings were disappointing. Creamed spinach was not that special. They didn't have Bearnaise sauce and the chimichurri was too oily. So if I go in the future, I will just stick to the steak and simple sides like potatoes.
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!!
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