Old Ebbitt Grill

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American
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.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old friends on town. Loved the Washington rxperience

CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! We celebrated a special occasion and the environment was ideal. Great services, delicious food, reasonable prices.

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and terrific service at the bar for lunch after touring the White House.

TT
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Old Ebbitt Grill is an iconic must see in DC. It's amazing to think of the history of this establishment. As far as the food goes, it's a good meal, but nothing special. The service feels forced as there is a line of people waiting for your table. Go once to say you've been. There are many other truly great places to eat.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great. It maybe was an isolated situation but I personally felt the waiter was rude to us. He was very nice to the table beside ours.

CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I don’t like being rushed out of the dining area. It should not be like a food factory.

SA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Thank you for always serving great customer service and food!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to DC on a trip for my mother-in-law. The old Ebbitt did not disappoint. Very good food. Drink prices were very pricey. The meal itself was large portions and around $20 a meal.

BK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First night in DC and had an excellent meal, oysters, crab cakes Chicken fettuccini and clam chowder. Great service. Check it out!

J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great restaurant in a perfect recommendation for folks just in the DC area for one or two days anytime someone new comes to the area I highly recommend old Ebbitt Grill is the first place to have dinner.

BS
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed in service. Food was just OK.
Pro tip: If polenta is on the menu, wait staff should know what it is, etc

LS
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Sunday Brunch for two the staff is very friendly and seemed to manage a lot of customers quickly.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! And the service was even better...

P
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lively, food quality was very good, and the wine selection was great.

KA
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my birthday dinner and they did not disappoint. Everything was excellent. Muscles were suburb followed by a great salad and salmon. Great bottle of wine too. Service and atmosphere was excellent. Thanks for a great evening.

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old Ebbitts Grill delivered again. I took two new people for dinner. We had the works. Drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. The service was great and the food delicious.

MK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took the grandchildren for a surprise dinner and they were impressed with the food, the service and the atmosphere. They loved the oysters rockafeller.

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tables are cluttered. Food is good but not fantastic. Conversations are too loud

MK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ronnie our waiter was just great! Very nice personality and friendly!

GF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall. Crab cakes and shrimp and grits were superb. Very spicy Bloody Mary.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good, food okay, but everything felt rushed when we wanted to sit and enjoy our date night away from the kids. We had our appetizer and main course all within 30 minutes.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been told “you have to go” and we were not disappointed! High energy, great atmosphere and food! Loved seeing all the old decor!

KR
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ホワイトハウスのすぐ近くです。歴史を感じさせる重厚なインテリアですが、観光客で賑わっていて、気兼ねなくお喋りできます。サービスもとってもフレンドリー。
お料理は、オイスター、ロブスター、クラムチャウダーなど、アメリカのオーソドックスなシーフード料理、という感じです。私が行ったときは、金曜の早めの時間でハッピーアワーをやっており、生のオイスターやシーフードが50パーセントオフで食べられました。
有名店らしく、混雑していたので、事前に予約を取ってから行くのがオススメです。

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great late lunch once again. Try to make a stop each time in DC.

NP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended up sitting at the bar. Great customer service.

KK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to enjoy a good meal and time with friends. The food is always consistently good. The staff are very welcoming, accommodating, and helpful. It’s a must-do stop on every trip to the nation’s capitol!

CK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, we had oysters, fish cake and grits and prawns which were all amazing. The service was efficient and engaging with attentive smiling staff. Despite being very busy and in high demand, the restaurant staff were effective in ensuring that all parts of the experience were enjoyable. The guide books and everybody we spoke to were right, visiting the grill is a must experience! Thank you 😃

m
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is a great place and the food is very good price is reasonable. Our server could have been nicer though

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow. Ordered tea and never received it. Other than that it was a good experience.

C
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin the server was GREAT and the bartender (that laughs because he knew I wouldn't remember his name)

JI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Very noisy young child at next table was very annoying food not cooked as requested

DZ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

65 birthday

TL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The (kids) cheese burger was fantastic the fries were standard and also the y were hand cut which I found nice.

Oyster menu listed the provenance of oysters which I appreciated, however, it seemed like they had been rinsed as most were disappointingly bland and not as briny as described and expected. The mussels and tomato salad were good though.

C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great...food took longer than normal and it seemed louder than usual but a great meal!

KP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived and even though it was very crowded we were able to get a seat at the bar while we waited for our table. The wait was not long, and once we were seated the wait staff took exceptional care of our needs. The food was delicious and the interior of the restaurant was beautiful?

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food, good server, tables too close. Too loud, cannot heat person across from you

DL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambience!

g
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful experience. This time, I was meeting a friend/client in from overseas. We were there for 4 hours. The staff was extremely accommodating, and did not complain about us monopolizing the table (I did make sure to tip the staff for 4 turns of the table based on our bill, I’m not THAT awful). It is a Landmark, as well as my favorite restaurant in DC! Cannot recommend it highly enough!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sever was excellent and the food was great! We were seated near the kitchen door, so there was busy noise going on. That is understandable, otherwise wonderful experience for us Cali folks!

DC
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in DC. Not much more that needs to be said.

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