Old Ebbitt Grill
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I expected more from this establishment. We were seated at the saloon (bar) area despite the fact that the main dining room was practically empty. I'm not sure if it was because I was in my tennis shoes (we were, after all, taking a walk through DCs sites and museums) but it was almost like we were not worthy of being seated properly in the dining room. The one bright spot was Ronnie, our server who was very attentive. I'm not convinced by the hostess's response that they were simply spreading out the guests. I looked around the saloon area and most of us were in tennis shoes and jeans. Sorry, Ebbitt Grill. I didn't know we had to dress for breakfast.
Very helpful when we increased the size of the party.
Good service and food, really like the ambiance. Will be going back. Let’s Go Caps
Delicious! Great way to spend a birthday
Definitely not the best food for what I am used to getting from Old Ebbits. Not sure if the crowd was more than they expected that night. Service was on point as always. She was very attentive though the busser continued to fill my cup with ice instead of water. Still my go to place for oysters.
When we’re in DC, we come to Old Ebbitt. My only complaint is that we need to bring friends with us so we can get a booth. I don’t care for the 2-person tables where you’re practically sitting in the lap of the strangers next to you. But the food and the service is impeccable. Love it!!!
Celebrating my 65th birthday! Enjoyed the venue and the food!
Exactly what we were looking for. Upbeat. Great food.
A Washington institution that doesn’t disappoint when hosting visitors to DC
First time to Ebbitt’s Grill and very happy with everything!
The Old Ebbitt Grill is a DC tradition. The quality of the food and service is consistent and the the elegant interior is classic. It's a great choice for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Awesome service, nice food
Excellent ! Great food and service at this iconic restaurant in DC. Glad we were able to experience it as part of DC visit.
We had a great dinner. Food was great. We had a great table. Overall, amazing experience and good.
For the first time in 20 years we were disappointed at Old Ebbitt Grill. I requested a quiet table and the one we got was at the end of the bar which was hardly quiet. Our waiter, Chris, was quite good but he was leaving for the day. His replacement, Thomas, was no where near as attentive. I had to ask him and someone else to get my water glass refilled. The dessert we got wasn't what we ordered but by then we just went with it. The only bright spot was Brandon who seated us. He really demonstrated the positive energy and welcome we have come to expect at the Old Ebbitt Grill. We hope this trip was an isolated poor experience.
Although our official wedding isn’t for two more weeks, we officially signed the certificate today, and made it legal. We had another amazing dinner at our favorite restaurant! The staff is always so great, and Brian was so great, even as busy as it was, he was constantly checking in on us!
Food was terrible and service wasn’t good. Our appetizers arrived with the main course and it wasn’t what we had ordered. Main dish was not good.
Great place to eat!
It was perfect. Relaxing morning coffee and breakfast. The bar is gorgeous. Definitely going back for drinks!
Great location and great food! Service was awesome.
Great restaurant within walking distance of everything. Considering the prices at other area restaurants, this is a great value for rest food.
Robert was a great server. His recommendations were excellent!
Great all-American food, fun menu, incredible and historic atmosphere, and great service. Obviously, the locale and people watching (both exemplary) are just icing on the cake. Given all of this, the prices are fantastic. Go.
Loved everything about this place! Food and ambiance were amazing!
The ultimate Washington D.C. experience!!
the service was excellent along with the great food made this a special treat
Really disappointed. First time dining at Old Ebbitt in 5 years and was really looking forward to it / I always recommend it but unfortunately am no longer able to.
Terrible table & inattentive service. My wife was bumped multiple times as upwards of 4 employees jockeyed to get access to the small server stand that wedged between 2 small tables of 2. Sauce was requested to be brought on side & was forgotten/not brought out at all. Plates were dropped on table & the runner promptly ran away before we could get another round of drinks (no one came by / we were not able to get another round of drinks until I asked one of the water fillers (after he had bumped my wife again - mid bite)
Superb all the way around.
The chocolate chip bread pudding was the perfect finish to a delicious meal!
Food was great, service was good. We were crammed into a tiny table against a pillar, seated next to another two top. Atmosphere was great.
Love the seafood happy hour. One of the best deals in town. We had oysters, clams and shrimp. All were wonderful. Server was very nice. Will be back soon.
Outstanding as usual.
Wonderful old restaurant sadly reduced to a tourist destination. Food mediocre and tepid. No imagination. Classics without spark. Almost lived here when I worked in DC but now will avoid. Too bad. Still lovely atmosphere but bored and disengaged wait staff.
A first-class evening with family and friends was had by our group. We love OEG and come each time we are in D.C. Our waiter was great, never making us feel rushed. He was fun and kind and provided good suggestions.
This proved to be a great DC choice for celebrating my daughter’s 13th birthday! Environment was great, service with a smile and food was fantastic. Thank you Old Ebbitt. We had a ball.
Food was delicious and came out quickly. Great flavors! Recommendation from waitress was perfect
Best place in Dc for Happy Hour -- Don't miss out on the Orca Platter !
Wait -- Best place in DC --- PERIOD !