About Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is the latest major attraction to open in the Carlsbad, CA, area. The 22,000 sq. ft. space features a museum, restaurant, two story tavern, coffee house, gift shop and a "state of the art" Ballroom for corporate or private catered events. G.D.T.& M. creates a welcoming atmosphere for celebrating, remembering and honoring early American history, our founding fathers and their many contributions to our past and modern day society. Offering complimentary admission, the Museum at G.D.T.& M. will house documents from the Colonial and Revolutionary War-eras and will provide individuals of all ages with an opportunity to further appreciate our country's rich history. Additionally, Chef de Cuisine Gregory Krol has created a menu that reflects "old world" meets "new world" cuisine and features locally farmed and sustainable ingredients.
American, Seafood, Californian
Hours of Operation:
11:00 a.m.- Until Close
10:00 a.m.- Until Close
The Coffee House and Museum Bookstore
7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
(Happy Hour- 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
(Sunday Brunch Menu- 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)
(Happy Hour- All Day)
The Dining Room
5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
(Happy Hour- 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
(Happy Hour- 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)
Palomar Airport Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum offers a beautiful private dining ballroom with full amenities such as LCD projectors and large screens, microphones, full A/V capabilities, and much more! GDT&M also includes beautiful semi-private dining rooms for any occasion.
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Ratings and Reviews
I used the Open Table app to make a lunc ...
I used the Open Table app to make a lunch reservation during the week. Disappointing that the restaurant seemed not to know anything about it and we waited quite a while for a table.
During the lunch hour, seating is only in the bar, none of the dining rooms are open. Quite noisy and difficult to have a quiet conversation.
Food was good, but I don't think it's a great place for a business lunch.
A touch of New England in SoCal. Options ...
A touch of New England in SoCal. Options include dining in the bar or formal dining room. A neat Revolutionary War museum is in the back of the restaurant. Excellent food and service. Plenty of parking. The dining options are New England fare such as Sfepherds Pie, crab cakes, lobster rolls and fish and chips. Some sandwich options were also available. Excellent craft beers.
Very loud. Piece of shell in my lobster ...
Very loud. Piece of shell in my lobster roll that I chomped on. Told waitress, she didn't care. Lobster was dry. Husband got Shepherds pie. Overly salty. Big portion. Beer flight was good. $10 for 4 tasters of IPA. Interesting decor.
When we sat down, first thing we noticed ...
When we sat down, first thing we noticed was how warm it was so we asked if they could up the air conditioning. Then after our appetizers were finished and lunch was served I realized they took my silverware. Not a big issue but took a while to get a servers attention. We had the lobster roll and it was delicious. Very nice people and good place to meet up with friends.
We were excited to try this place for th ...
We were excited to try this place for the first time, as the concept of restaurant/museum sounded interesting and menu looked good. We used a deal from the San Diego U/T, so at least we weren't disappointed with the value. However, even though we had reservations for dinner, they tried to seat us upstairs, in the balcony area overlooking the bar and it was far too loud. We told the hostess this and asked if we could sit downstairs, in the dining room which was nearly empty and very quiet. She then tried to seat us down in the bar (??) - we repeated our request for the dining room, she checked with the other hostess and then seated us there. We then realized they had just one waiter for the entire area (again, it was nearly empty). He was struggling to keep up with everything and made some mistakes but he certainly tried and was very nice. We both had the short rib dinner, which was great, except the risotto was too al dente. The Brussel sprouts with dried cranberries and pork belly were great. Also, the dressing on the Caesar salad was great, with a little whole grain Dijon. The the ambiance in the dining room was very bland and the bar too loud. We still need to go back to see the museum, though, so might try it one more time.
First time at Green Dragon. Very impress ...
First time at Green Dragon. Very impressed with the facility, historical museum, and service. Breakfast was fine, with substantial portions and good flavor. We will return and try other items (Maryland crab cakes and Maine lobster roll).
Coffee was very good.
This is a unique restaurant AND museum. ...
This is a unique restaurant AND museum. You can walk around with your happy hour drink and enjoy some wonderful memorabilia from the earliest years of our country. There is also a coffee shop and bookstore. Enjoy sports and dine in the bar, or enjoy a quiet dinner in the dining room. Also great food and desserts.
The food was great! Noise level was jus ...
The food was great!
Noise level was just too high; we could barely talk to each other
Service was ok; the waiter was a nice guy but he forgot to bring us the appetiZer prior to our food arriving so we had to cancel it.
We have eaten dinner at the Green Dragon ...
We have eaten dinner at the Green Dragon twice and both times, I've been struck by the creativity of the chef. The combinations of flavors are unique and delicious. Although the New England Cod was cooked perfectly, it might have been bland, but thanks to the chorizo and sautéed kale, the dish popped! The Braised Short Ribs were the best I've had - tender, with very little fat; just outstanding. Last, but not least, the fresh honeycomb on top of the Bacon Wrapped Chicken was an amazing addition to a dish that was already excellent.
I just love, love this restaurant! On M ...
I just love, love this restaurant! On Monday this week, I took a friend for lunch here and I was a bit embarrassed by her actions towards her meal. It is NOT how I would ever behave but she did. She grabbed the survey that came with the bill and filled it out before I even knew what happened!!! I felt so bad that when I got back home, I called and spoke with your hostess and apologized for my friend's comments. I asked her to please let Cierra, our adorable and attentive waitress, that I had called so that she didn't think she was not A+ because she was fantastic.!!!! It is still my favorite restaurant and where I want to take my friends for a delicious experience.. Best to all of you there at Green Dragon. 😊
This was only our second visit to the Gr ...
This was only our second visit to the Green Dragon, but it cemented our view that they provide both good food and good service. We ordered a bowl of clam chowder , the Scottish salmon and the steak frites. They do have a children's menu (and provide crayons to keep little ones occupied), but this time, we just shared with the 2 1/2 year old who wasn't keen on the chowder, but happily ate the steak and fish. Everything was delicious and the steak was cooked to my specifications. We will definitely keep Green Dragon on our list when we're up in the Carlsbad area.
My two lady friends and I enjoyed our br ...
My two lady friends and I enjoyed our brunch. One of the ladies was not happy with her pulled pork hamburger but didn't mention to our very nice waiter. She took it home for her dog in a container. Kind of feel it was something she should have handled right then. Other than that, the other two meals were great. We love this place to meet.
It's always a pleasure to visit and dine ...
It's always a pleasure to visit and dine at the Green Dragon. The food and service are great and friendly like your relaxing at a friends house, very relaxed. They always go out of their way to conjure up something wonderful if don't see it on the menu. Thank you and we'll see you next time.
This was a unique experience. We ate on ...
This was a unique experience. We ate on the tavern side. I had the Lobster roll. It had great taste, but it was not the best lobster roll I have had. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. This is a great place if you want to try something new.
Great food, great service, and the Colon ...
Great food, great service, and the Colonial museum to boot! A history-lovers dream come true! Looking at the banquet areas it looks like a wonderful place to host special events as well. Bar seemed lively but the dining area was quieter which was perfect for us. Book and gift shop were an added bonus!
Bar area was not too buys and a game was ...
Bar area was not too buys and a game was on so we opted to sit in the bar area. Food was not very good. Two of us got lobster rolls, one philly cheesesteak and one burger. One the one who got the burger liked their meal. The rest of us did not - we all felt like it was bland. The regular coke soda tasted off too.
We had a discount offer and were glad we tried it with that. We will not be returning.
This was our second visit to Green Drago ...
This was our second visit to Green Dragon, and we were very pleased. The food was flavorful and well prepared (although my husband's steak, which he ordered medium rare, arrived closer to medium well--but it was still tender and delicious). We will definitely visit again.
My husband and I decided to try this res ...
My husband and I decided to try this restaurant for Father's Day. It was our first time at Green Dragon Tavern and walked in with a reservation at 10:00 am. The gatekeepers (hostesses) finally seated us at our table at 10:15a, not sure why it took them so long because we were the first rez on the list. It took the server another 10 minutes to get to our table and just take our drink order. I had this funny feeling things might not go well. By 10:45 we finally got our meal. The food was not very good. We ordered the Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes with an Apple topping and Eggs Benedict. The pancakes were very soggy and had canned apples lathered on top. The Benedict was just ok. The only pleasant thing was the very good looking waiters! Better luck next time I guess.
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