Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24137 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 24137 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner with my wife and son after picking him up at KDCA. Great raw bar happy hour 9-11 p.m. Crabcakes and chicken Alfredo were both really good . Burger- a little dry. Tasty desserts for take-home. Decent draft beer selection, but I wish they had more local beers. Impeccable service and ambiance as always.

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CarylM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly and welcoming. The food is amazing!

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were out of this world, and the band made pasta was delicious! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. I can’t wait to go back!

LT
vipLoveToTravel
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We suggest requesting an indoor booth when booking. The charm is definitely in the history of the restaurant. We watched as they led every person/group to the patio at the back of the restaurant. It's a nice ambiance if you're not expecting to dine at the Old Ebbitt Grill, but if you are, you will be disappointed. It actually became a game to see if we could predict who would come back in to request a table inside. Almost everyone who was taken out there to dine came back in and requested to be seated inside.
Other than that, the food and our server were wonderful!

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BrittanyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go when you are in D.C.

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vipBrunaCastroNelson
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends from out of town and my husband who also had never been. They all loved it!

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vipJohnnyK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill is an institution and iconic for a reason. Great food, awesome service and incredible ambiance/atmosphere.

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AliciaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raw oysters were EXTREMELY good!! My family and I will eat here every time we come back to DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seated in back area but still had fun. Food is way overpriced but you know that going in

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vipLizC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Be careful...this could be your Old Ebbit Grill experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been disappointed with this historic, yet relevant restaurant. The Chesapeake Eggs Benedict is the best in DC!

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TimC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Had friends visit from California. Made reservations for main room. Was put in the farthest atrium table possible. Asked hostess if we could move and she was beyond rude. Really sad this DC staple is turning to crap.

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Fran
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A DC must! Delicious food, reasonably priced. Fantastic service. Great bar with a good buzz. Old school.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was our server and OMG she was the best and the food was simply phenomenal! Had a 6PM reservation and did not get out of there until 9PM. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a great environment. Will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Ebbitt Grill is our go to spot for any special celebrations!
The waiters are always so knowledgeable about the menu, the food and drinks are amazing and make sure to end your meal with the peanut butter pie!

JM
JudithM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great luncheon for my adult kids and my elderly mother! Something on the menu for everyone! Service was perfect. They accommodated us by moving us to a different table in order to make my mom more comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the BEST meal we have ever had. Our waiter, Johnny, was incredible and made us feel so welcome. I look forward to coming back to DC and visiting again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely accommodating to our group. Additionally, the reservation was convenient for our family.

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MyrandaT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Excellent location by the White House.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good but the portion of meatloaf was too much. Loved the Aperol Spritzer cocktail and red wine!

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vipTomL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific atmosphere in an absolutely iconic setting. A vintage Washington experience found within all Clyde's restaurants. Always a must-visit whenever in town.

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PattyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place to relax and enjoy a fantastic reprieve.

SM
ScottM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great service and food. Made for a really enjoyable evening amongst friends.

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EmilyK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our server, Moe, was very helpful as well as efficient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Mauricio and he was amazing! So knowledgeable about the menu! Seriously amazing service from the entire staff. The oysters were amazing and the breakfast melt was such a good portion and so good! They gave me potatoes instead of fries and when I go back I’ll probably just ask for that instead! Amazing place!

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Dano
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and always worth the experience.

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DatN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Old school, power player place and that's the experience you're going for. Great brunch. Best to go post-pandemic when ambience benefits from more people and chatter. It was a little too isolating (but very safe) to be seated so far from others.

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SteveW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prom. One of the employees put out all the decorations and created a beautiful space for a prom dinner for our daughter and three other couples. The service and food were outstanding. It was a wonderful evening.

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Kiera
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We really enjoyed The Old Ebbitt Grill and would come back again.

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vipIronman
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Oyster selection and the service was outstanding!

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TheMrs2008
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The staff was very accommodating for my party seating however the menu was disappointing. There were no more full seafood towers with lobster on the menu. It was the reason we were returning to OE to celebrate. The waitress also picked a dessert to sing happy birthday and then charged us for it which was odd.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Food was delicious.

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Ozone
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for a business purpose. Not by choice. When we went however, we fell in love. Great service. Fantastic food. Good drinks too. The place has interesting history and tons of memorabilia to look at. Its location is convenient to a walking tour near the White House. All in all an amazing experience. We were there for brunch but I could imagine the bar areas at night, full of friends having drinks, laughter and good conversation. I am hooked and will definitely be back and recommend Old Ebbit Grill to friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this oldest restaurant in Washington DC and the experience was awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Service was outstanding and the food was delicious!

DM
DaveM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbits is a tradition that exceeds it's expectations. The filet mignon was absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. The Duroc pork chop a surprisingly delightful choice. The waitstaff was very helpful and informative. The ambience inside was a perfect backdrop for a fine meal.

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vipLambshark
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been enjoying Ild ORG for many years and it never disappoint. Our waiter Ronny was fantastic. Warm, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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KristyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My overall experience was good. The only real hiccup we had was when the kitchen sent fries with my order when I had requested a salad. Our server was excellent and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, the drink were perfectly made and our server was awesome! She was very nice, attentive and knowledgeable.

FAQs

Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 24137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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