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About Old Ebbitt Grill

Established in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC. Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Casual dining with service to locals and visitors alike.

675 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Late Night Dining: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00am - 1:00am,
Friday & Saturday: 12:00am - 2:00am
Closed Christmas Day

Cross Street:
15th between F and G

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-4801

Website:
http://www.ebbitt.com/

Catering:
Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

Parking Details:
Valet parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and after 8:30 am on Sundays is available. $12.

Public Transit:
Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Ferro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. From intimate dinners in the Cabinet Room to larger receptions on our Rooftop Terrace and Atrium. The Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-600 guests.

Old Ebbitt Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (196)
Vibrant Bar Scene (195)
Good for Groups (188)
Good for Anniversaries (185)
Happy Hour (173)
Good for Birthdays (169)
Pre/post Theatre (165)
Comfort Food (162)
Great for Brunch (132)
Sunday Lunch (125)
Worth the Drive (124)
Fit for Foodies (124)
Cozy (115)
Late-night Find (107)
Handcrafted Cocktails (104)
Creative Cuisine (98)
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Notable Wine List (70)
Kid-friendly (62)
Great Beer (60)
Tasting Menu (50)
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 3 days ago

Old Ebbitt Grill is a staple of DC as the capital city's oldest restaurant. It has old school charm and ambiance with a terrific menu. We took advantage of the happy hour specials for oysters, crab claws and jumbo shrimp. We booked a reservation due to its popularity but we were in the White House area in the mid afternoon and fortunately we were able to be accommodated. The restaurant was recommended to us by friends and I would recommend it to anyone visiting DC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the food and ambiance. Reasonable prices. Would definitely dine again. Reservations recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

, Jade, was great – very professional and sociable. The food was amazing, and our friend from Brazil thought it was the best meal she ever had!

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous meal, great service. Worst cappuccino I️ have had in my life.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Had to wait a little long beer than expected but not too long

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was excellent and the food was very good!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great raw bar, great bar, good coffee, great food. Super wait staff. Cool/authentic atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We frequent Old Ebbitt Grill and have always loved their brunch offerings. Our group of 7 was excited for sure. Four of the diners were thrilled with their dishes immediately. The three of us who ordered the Benedicts returned ours. They were cold, the muffins didn’t taste toasted and we were not happy. The server was gracious and returned with three great dishes to make the afternoon complete. It was a glitch, I’m sure, in years of great dining. Of course we will be back. I wouldn’t miss their fried oysters and martinis for anything in the world.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall the great restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Good place to have lunch prior to theatre event @ Ford's Theatre, etc

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a variety of food and drink. My one low note was that, when I asked for a second cup of tea, I was charged a second time. That's absurd.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Right around the corner from the Whitehouse. Bustling with people and old charm. A fun place to eat. The food is pretty good and not too expensive. Like to go when I'm I town, has a good vibe!!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing oysters. Crab cake excellent. Very busy. Make a reservation!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Hi- I brought 3 girls- ages 7yrs, 8yrs and 14 yrs this past Saturday evening to celebrate their birthdays prior to walking to the National to see Mean Girls at 8pm. The valet was great, our waiter was great, the actual restaurant part was disappointing and stressful. We waited in line for ~15minutes to get to the host for our 6pm reservation and were informed Old Ebbitt was way overbooked by Open table and the host could not guarantee a table at all, though we had a confirmed reservation. He suggested we take a buzzer and walk around the restaurant, which was incredibly crowded and my little girls got bumped around and wanted to leave. We finally got seated and our waiter was great, but we had waited 45minutes and had to eat very quickly to be on time for the show. The food was OK, but not great. I don't think I would do it again, though have been a long-time fan of the awesome history and ambience of Old Ebbitt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance was terrific. Everyone seemed very excited to be there. Food was good. Make sure to make a reservation. It was absolutely packed at even 4:00 PM.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We were seated about 15-20 minutes late, making us late for an event at the Warner Theater. The food and service were very good but we felt rushed through the meal due to the being seated late.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall the meal was very good. The biggest negative was that we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. In fairness, there was a large event going on, but if you know that is happening, maybe limit your reservations and/or walk-ins. We were on a timeline due to tickets for a show.

Once we were seated, our server took good care of us. He brought refills out quickly and was very attentive.

In my reservation, I said we were there for a birthday. There was no acknowledgment by the staff for the birthday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place! We go often and are never disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Two of the entrees were cold and were sent back, the third was over cooked. The replacement entrees were over cooked (cauliflower steak) and cold again. The dessert was supposed to be without whipped cream and was served with whipped cream. The bartender in the back bar was yelling sports scores off his phone so loudly that it was painful to the ear. Once he left the bar, the entire room quieted down. Not good!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Lobster shepherd' s pie was awesome. Service was great. We were seated by the bar in back, very noisy. Noise was the only downfall to the place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This long-time DC favorite is as good as ever — and more crowded than ever. Great bar scene, excellent seafood, generous drinks. But the tourists discovered it years ago, so don’t expect a quiet, elegant dinner. Or lunch!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal and our server Sam was attentive to our needs. We did not have to wait long as our service was prompt.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Nov 18th Saturday brunch at 2:30PM. Selected item recommended by very nice waitress. Chesapeake: jumbo lump crab cakes, Old Bay hollandaise ... 20.99. served with soft-poached, cage-free chicken eggs* and brunch potatoes. Food was warm. Eggs had good taste. Sauce and crab cakes had little taste. This item needs to be served hot.

Would not recommend this menu item. Nearby tables seem to get larger servings usually with fries.

Our waitress was helpful, polite, and smiled.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Full disclosure. I am an Old Ebbitt fan. My wife and I started dining there in 1999. The food quality is still outstanding. Always has been. But I think that is now over-priced. They need to offer more healthy side options with the main course. The last time we dined there, I had their "Cedar River Farms® Steak Frites" and my wife, the Salmon. The only sides available were green beans, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, french fries, and spinach. What about grilled mixed? Or other healthy veggies? They need to offer different vegetables. As much as we have enjoyed it, we are not going back because there are so many more good options around them that are worth the money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We had an excellent visit for Saturday brunch. Chicken and waffles and pumpkin French toast were fantastic!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing as always

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

We had low expectations for Old Ebbitt thinking it would be a tourist trap, but we really enjoyed it. It looks old with all the warm dark wood even though it is not the historical space. The only criticism of the food is that the cauliflower steak was only warm and was served not as a steak but as pieces. Other than that all was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance.
Great oysters.
Great location.

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·Dined 5 days ago

First class recepcionist. Food was very good, and good value.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Went to this restaurant to celebrate a birthday with my boyfriend. Love the vibe of this place, nice lively spot with lots of character. Our waitress was fabulous and the meal was awesome as well. Would definitely return to this venue when I am visiting the DC area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was cold. Very disappointed. Would not return to this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Memphis)·Dined 5 days ago

Our tradition in DC

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·Dined 5 days ago

Consistent, great food, historic, great service, love this place! A DC must!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

the lobster shepards pie was outstanding. The other thee diners with me thoroughly enjoyed the food and restaurant.
The service was uneven and the noise level was runway worthy.
Otherwise, Old Ebbitt is always worth the drive from Annapolis.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

seated on time, server was very energetic, made recommendations.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

It was lunch hour and busy. I understand the need to seat guests who are waiting. However, we did not overstay (out in an hour) but felt pressure from our waiter to finish as he was getting pressure from the host or hostess to move diners along and clear tables. Several times he shrugged his shoulders in response to the reservation desk as if to say: "what can I do, the smucks want to visit and I've already bothered them several times. Also, after we had been seated in a rear booth (where we at least could hear each other talk) we were asked to move to accommodate guests who apparently requested this particular booth. A couple of "sorry for this"s" but nothing in the way of making us feel better about the move (such as a complimentary appetizer or even some bread and butter with our meals). These folks are way too busy and successful and are beginning to cut corners because they can. Won't be back for a while. J. Inskeep-Fox

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Old Ebbits is a DC classic and I always include a meal there when I'm in the area. It has an amazing selection of oysters (50% off during happy hour) and the rest of the menu is varied and delicious. The table servers are attentive and offer recommendations. The bars can get pretty crazy, so persistence is needed to get a drink.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a classic watering and oyster hole just across the street from the Treasury Building. It is popular with tourists, and, to my surprise, quite noisy at 5:30. My table was small and so cluttered that the waitress had to remind me that she had, in fact, put a glass of wine I had ordered on my table. All in all, this is an excellent dining option, especially if one can stand the noise.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

Oldest restaurant in DC great food and location. Little tight and loud. Service was good, price was reasonable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

“We have the best crab cakes in town”, we were told when placing our order. They weren’t kidding! Order the double... you’ll be glad you did! And the clam chowder? Best ever!
Visitors, this place is worth a stop on your trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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