Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24401 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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TomB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic continues to impress. Food and service was excellent, as was the atmosphere. TuTu was great as our server.

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JanetS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was highly attentive at all times. We ordered a couple items reccommended by the waiter (meat loaf and the parmesan trout) and were not disappointed. Granddaughter ordered ribs which were falling off the bone delicious!

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vipJeffT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The actual experience didn’t live up to the very favorable reviews. The server was very nice, but it took over 45 minutes to get our entrees delivered, and they were lukewarm when they arrived. The food was OK, but not great. Nice, bubbly atmosphere with lots of noise, but nothing special in terms of food or timing. Seems like a place living on an old, positive reputation but not still earning it.

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vipellenm
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She made our evening lovely.

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kristine
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service and food was fantastic

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BillB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Old Ebbitt has always been quite good and this was no exception. Food and drinks were quite good and the service was excellent. The ping on the ambience was because we were in the very back of the restaurant and we looked out over the lobby of the office building.

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vipNMKings
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt’s has been one of my favorite DC restaurants since finding it 7 years ago and tonight’s service and meal were no exception. We started with oysters & drinks, then great entrees ranging from swordfish to meatloaf (I had the swordfish but had pork chop envy—it was at least 6” tall and very juicy), followed by apple crumble for dessert—all really good. I am glad they were able to accommodate the 5 of us with short notice and I am hoping work or play brings me back to DC soon so I can eat at Ebbitt’s again.

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vipfinedine
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance, and service were outstanding. It was the best dining we’ve enjoyed in quite some time. Our waiter, Ronnie, was professional, warm, and friendly. It was a wonderful evening.

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vipJohnS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place to be and be seen is you are a power broker

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KristyT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, a must visit when in DC. The service is amazing as is the food. Great place to go late at night also.

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vipKathy
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn't find the menu to be very special. Service was good and they had a lot of staff.

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JohnW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, timely service, good value for the quality and portions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is amazing, Sam gave great recommendations. The bread budding is to die for so definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The homemade pastas were amazing. Highly recommend the oysters as well as the artichoke crab dip as appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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user123
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The food is probably the best I've had in DC. Our server was phenomenal as well. Would definitely recommend.

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Bonnie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent to include asking right up front about food allergies! The food was absolutely delicious! The shrimp cake got 10 stars! Most refreshing was you were fully staffed! No apologies for being understaffed . Staff was polite, friendly, and helpful! Wish I lived closer as I would be there often!

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JosephM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From reservation to checkin to the service and meal our 34th wedding anniversary was elevated by the staff at Old Ebbitt Grill.
Thank you.

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vipBettyc4
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met up with the kids for brunch. They have a geat selecton, The coffee is great. The service was as well.

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vipGeeshaPatreesha
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Erica was amazing ! Elevated our fine dining experience.

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vipMatthewG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, friendly staff. Sam the bartender is the absolute best!

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vipSarahF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was perfect. Great place to take family when visiting DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining and food. Would highly recommend.

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LeilaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Party of five — dinner was nice
Would recommend . Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We brought our 8 year old son to DC for the first time. I’d read previous reviews and was excited to try it. Our table was not in the actual restaurant but in some sort of atrium of a building. Part of the dining experience here is the history, architecture and overall feel of the restaurant. Sadly we paid $193 for 3 people and did not get to experience any of it. The food was good and our server was nice although we felt rushed throughout the entire dinner. I feel there are many other places to try other than this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there several times over the years.

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StephanieM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Old Ebbitt Grill is one of my favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We used to be regulars at Old Ebbitts but moved making regular visits impractical. We were surprised at the price increases with raw bar items and alcoholic drinks. Unfortunately fir D.C. this circumstance is more the normal.

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KeithN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Wings nor calamari were good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing location! Everything about the restaurant was beautiful. Service was prompt and made us feel very taken care of. Food was great. Must try if in DC and love seafood!

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vipJudithF
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to eat here after living outside the DC area for years. Loved the Bloody Mary with the prawn!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was amazing. Oysters were fantastic. Kurt our server was the best. Great overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, good and served impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends getaway

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RyanH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for date night! Everything was delicious, the service was excellent and we were not rushed out. Will be back!

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Rugby13
Toledo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great history about Old Ebbitt grill. Horseradish glazed meatloaf is awesome.

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JonS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were exceptional, service was excellent. Price was fair for the quality.

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MichaelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and I wish I remembered her name. She definitely made us feel special. She was a GW student...

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flafoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric provided excellent friendly service-and stimulating conversation!

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 24401 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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