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About Pienza - Gaylord National Harbor
Fresh is the focus of Pienza Marketplace. Drawing inspiration from the lush garden atrium in Gaylord National, Pienza Marketplace offers fresh local ingredients to create delicious made-from-scratch culinary offerings. Inspired by the Mid-Atlantic region, Pienza’s resort chefs partner with local and regional farmers and artisanal producers to select the best seasonal products to be featured in its signature dishes. With an open design, diners can watch food being prepared firsthand in the restaurant’s show kitchen. Focusing on small batch cooking, dishes are prepared and served at their peak freshness.
Whether it is a quick bite for breakfast, a business lunch or a family celebration, Pienza’s ever-changing menu offers a variety of fresh local options. The STARS (employees) at Pienza are warm and welcoming to leisure and group guests alike.
National Harbor, MD 20745
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Self parking - Complimentary Parking voucher offered for the first three hours. Valet parking is available at $10.00 for the first three hours with validation.
Alexandria Water Taxi
Beer, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Pienza - Gaylord National Harbor Ratings and Reviews
Food was good. French toast and waffles very cold..should be made to order. Omelet good but eat top much cheese..wasn't melted in the middle...gross...but overall other foods we're delish..need new omelet makers....more music or live entertainment....boring atmosphere unless you're with good company that talks. Too quiet for a beautiful day...need entertainment to go along with dining.
This restaurant is extremely convenient, but given the short walk to numerous other places, there are better choices. And for $29 breakfast buffet, you could find something much more affordable. Options of the breakfast buffet are decent, but quality is so-so.
The value and experience have declined drastically. This has been our family's favorite place for Mother's day brunch for many years.
This year the quality of service was low, there were not enough potted plants to cover the restaraunt's tradition of giving one to each mother, there was no live music and the food selections were fewer and less tasty.
Will most likely not return.
Brunch was very nice. This was the second year I did Mother's Day brunch here. Great touch with pianist playing music. I would have liked to have seen more fruit and vegetables offered on the buffet. Omelette, carved meat, cheese, and waffle stations are always a hit. Dessert selection was also great. It included bottomless mimosas.
Had a wonderful brunch about a year and a half ago. The quality of the food and the choices are no where near what they were then. This was a $25.00 brunch, not a $65.00 brunch. I brought 6 people with me and was very disappointed. I paid $600 for a below average experience! So much for "you get what you pay for".
Nothing was hot and sausage was burnt. Pancakes, bacon, & eggs were cold. Croissant wasn't fresh. Omelette was ok.
Service was nonexistent. My check was presented when I returned to my seat from the buffet line. We had a pile of plates, and no one seemed to care.
Go somewhere else!
We were deeply disappointed to find over 50% of the buffett empty. No option here other than the $24.99 per person buffet. Raw scrambled eggs, no bacon, and so many empty platters you had to walk back and forth to find food worth eating. Our wait staff was fine, but the kitchen area lacked working staff. Several staff observed loafing and one cook struggled to keep up with omelette line. We looked forward to a wonderful brunch like we had at the Gaylord in Texas last year. We will be returning to National Harbor in the future, but will avoid going back to the Gaylord! Poorly run restaurant!!!
This was my families second visit to this place for brunch. Half the food stations were closed from the last time we were there. When we sat down we noticed that the cups on the table had spots on them; not thoroughly cleaned. Server started to pour coffee without asking us if we want coffee, which we didn't we drink tea. The omelet station was probably the best thing they had, but of course you had to wait. To be fair we had to wait the last time as well, but there were other selections on our first visit. Besides the omelet station, the waffle station was also open, but it was slow. That was pretty much it, omelets and waffles was pretty much it. They couldn't even both to keep the pastries full.
It appears they put on a show for Mothers Day, which is when I believe we made our first visit. I would give our first experience a B+. This second visit warrants a D-.
The food was great, brunch catering staff was great but our waitress was horrible not at all attentive nor polite. She did not bring drinks until asked four times. Then after we finishing up our meal she kept taking the plates without asking were we done while guest in my party was still sitting there eating out if their plate. Very rude...
I rarely write a negative review of a restaurant, but I could not let this one by. We had been wanting to go see all the exciting places at National Harbor. It was Christmas day and we thought we would step out of our normal holiday meal at another restaurant and give National Harbor's Pienza a try. The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful. The place was wonderfully decorated for the holiday season. It was quite festive. When we arrived at Pienza, we noticed there were a lot of empty tables, and this was Christmas day. We had reservations, and were taken to a table right in the line of carts full of nasty dirty dishes being pushed by us. When I asked for a Coke, the waiter asked if I was ok with a Pepsi instead. That was the first strike against the restaurant. I ordered orange juice instead, and it was not fresh squeezed like I would have appreciated. We were told to go ahead to the buffet area and get whatever we wanted to eat. The buffet was not appetizing at all. The first thing that I saw was cubed carrots and peas, institutional school lunch style. Then, we went to the seafood station, only to find previously frozen shrimp. If you have ever tasted fresh shrimp, you will always be able to distinguish between fresh vs frozen. The advertisement for the Christmas buffet highlighted king crab legs, and they were nowhere to be found. For $69 per person, we were basically served a school lunch. It was quite disappointing. While I did not expect white tablecloth service for that price, I did expect a decent holiday meal. We won't be back.
We had a reservation for 2pm on Christmas Day and were seated promptly. The food was excellent. We had only coffee and water. Our bill was astronomical. With tip, we paid $170!!!!!! I admit I didn't scrutinize the bill. When we got back to the room, it hit me: $170.00 for dinner!!!!!! No drinks..just dinner. Our tip was 25%....even still, $170 FOR DINNER!!!
We arrived at 11:50 am for a 12pm reservation and did not expect to wait on a line of approx 25 people. Once seated, we were informed that mimosas were not included in the price of the meal. At $63 pp that was ridiculous! The presentation of the food was very nice. The wait for waffles was too long...10 minutes! The turkey was dry. The ham was cold, the chestnut stuffing was like heavy glue paste, the salmon was good, the white chocolate creme brulee delish! The music trio was very nice.
A buffet dinner with a plentiful array of choices - nothing really special, but on a Holiday weekend, the night before Christmas - it was just fine. From our dining area, we were able to see part of the Gaylord Christmas show and that was special.
Word of warning - we tried the breakfast buffet the next day and without an Open Table reservation, we had a very long (and annoying) wait for our table of six. I also felt the breakfast buffet was way over-priced.
The wait staff was very helpful and accommodating at both meals.
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