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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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Fun (206)
People Watching (202)
Bar Seating (198)
Authentic (193)
Vibrant Bar Scene (192)
Good for Groups (185)
Good for Anniversaries (179)
Happy Hour (171)
Good for Birthdays (167)
Pre/post Theatre (160)
Comfort Food (159)
Great for Brunch (127)
Sunday Lunch (125)
Worth the Drive (125)
Fit for Foodies (122)
Cozy (110)
Late-night Find (107)
Handcrafted Cocktails (104)
Creative Cuisine (97)
Romantic (93)
Notable Wine List (72)
Local Ingredients (71)
Kid-friendly (63)
Great Beer (61)
Tasting Menu (51)
Seasonal (47)
Scenic View (45)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Quick Bite (35)
Healthy (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Afternoon Coffee (25)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Vegan (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Organic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Tapas (9)
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 (New England)·Dined 18 hours ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 19 hours ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Overall the great restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing as always

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 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 3 days ago

Great ambiance.
Great oysters.
Great location.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Our tradition in DC

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·Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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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·Dined 4 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 4 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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·Dined 5 days ago

The home made pastas were the best part of the entire thing. I specifically asked for extra sauce on mine because it's like a ravioli and I wanted it well coated, it was quite dry. The veal chop was cooked perfectly but the sauce was way too sweet and overpowered the delicate flavor of the veal itself. Also the rapini was super SUPER bitter. Like unbearable to the point where we spat it out. The Bolognese was great but when the food runner took the plate to box it up it was never seen again. Not the best meal I've had in DC. Probably won't return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

So much fun. Definitely a DC institution and a visiting spot.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Business Meals, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

Have been here several times in the past 30 years, always excellent ambiance, good service, great and classic decoration, good food, one of my most favorite Washington restaurants.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

I love old ebbit grill. Will always return when in DC.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

food was average. server was not friendly. space between table and chairs was too tight. would not go again.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I really enjoy this restaurant. Anytime I have a visitor from outside the area, I take them here. Good food and service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Highly recommend going for the Oyster Happy Hour as well as the Lobster Shepherd's Pie. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Old Ebbitt’s is one of my favorite DC restaurants and has been for years! The food is great, the service is great. BUT it is a very busy place and reservations are absolutely required! I recommend getting there early!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 6 days ago

We were in DC for a few days and just had to eat here! Wonderful traditional decor. Fabulous food and service. Our experience and our food did not disappoint any of us. A very deep in tradition night! One of DC’s finest!!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

We found this restaurant on-line and since it was close to the National Gallery of Art, we decided to make on-line reservations. The waiter, the ambience, the food and the overall experience was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

The service, food, and ambiance of this restaurant were superb! We made reservations in advance, which is highly recommended if you have parties of more than 4 people. The staff were attentive and friendly. The menu has some amazing seasonal drinks and dishes that our group immensely enjoyed. Overall, a great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Great crab cakes! Excellent private label Cabernet. Would have enjoyed it more if we had not been seated so closely to another couple who were way too loud.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed a delightful evening at the historic Old Ebbitt Grill on this visit to DC. We had reservations so were seated right away. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We enjoyed beer and cocktails to begin our evening. The Blood Orange Refresher was wonderful. For a Starter, we selected the Grilled Oysters and then dined on Maryland Day Boat Scallops and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Each dish was a culinary delight and the portions were perfect. We topped off the dinner by sharing the Flourless Chocolate Torte which was the highlight of the entire meal. As wonderful as the eating experience was, the atmosphere and decor were just as extraordinary. One sits at a white-clothed table surrounded by mahogony paneling, brass railings, and large oil paintings. The noise level is lively but not too loud for conversation. A trip to DC needs to always include a meal at Old Ebbitt Grill.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a great meal...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

One of 3 meals was seriously overcooked. Restaurant still one of my favorites in DC.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

I️ was the typical great experience at Old Ebbitt Grill. With reservations we had to wait a few minutes before being seated, which was expected. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was outstanding.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

We chose to eat here almost as an afterthought, but after we did, we were very happy we had gone. The food was very good, the portions were perfect, more the enough to fill the empty void that had developed after a long day running around in a conference.
The service was impeccable, our waitress was very attentive and we didn't have to wait long for anything, even though the place was busy.
We are just sad that we are not local and can't go more often.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything the waiter recommend was great , from the appetizers to the main course.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went out with a group of 5 on a Sunday evening— reservation for 8 but didn’t have our table available til 820. Oyster selection was excellent. Food selection is vast— many different types, many different options. Wine selection is good with really good price points. Service was SLOW.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We live in Reno Nevada and come to D.C. when business permits. We always add a few extra days to enjoy the city. We always come to Old Ebbitts grill as its our favorite place to eat. My husband and I had reservations for 6:45 last Sunday evening. We were going over the menue with our waiter and I asked him about the specials. He snapped at me and said 'I told you they're on the back' (of the menue). He was very rude and it was uncalled for. It put a big damper on the rest of the evening. I didn't get his name and should have. He was a little cordial when he brought the bill of course. The food was good but we don't care to be treated rudely when experiencing your normally great restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My crabcake which is usually great was just ok, plating looked a bit rushed but everything else was good

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