Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
23917 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Mask Usage
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 23917 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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October
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visit the DC area about once a year. This is always a stop on our list. We absolutely love the historic feel of the inside and the food is always amazing. We brought our kids along this time and they now will add that as a stop on their list any time they visit the area.
Our favorite for breakfast is crab Benedict. For lunch we’ve enjoyed the grilled buffalo chicken sandwich on a gluten-free bun and their market salad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Can’t go wrong at Old Ebbitt.Some of the best food in DC!

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GilN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is awesome!
We had the waiter with the multiple pins on her uniform suspenders. She was super nice.

The food and atmosphere are great and we had really good time.

Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks, lovely classy atmosphere.

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KateH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Old Ebbitt Grill whenever I'm in DC for the last 25 years and it never disappoints. The menu remains excellent with plenty of choice. The server was able to provide advice to help make the right choice. Portion sizes are generous but not huge. The food was nicely presented and the quality of the ingredients was evident. The drinks are a bit expensive but the food is priced about right for the quality.
The tables were well-spaced and Covid measures adhered to with hand sanitizer available. All staff were were masked and gloved.

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vipExcellent
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DC. My go to place. Never had anything but a great time there.

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LeslieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great Great service! Great ambience! Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

I was very disappointed with the food. Unfortunately the food wasn’t good. We ordered the steak and eggs and the steak was so tough and chewy. I couldn’t believe the poor quality. The other meal eggs and bacon, the bacon looked like microwave bacon and the toast was so hard. Over all it was not the best experience. The only thing which stood out was our waitress. She was lovely

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vipRaymondS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was very good! The food was delicious and the drinks were on the spot! We of course had the oysters, crab cake and some special drinks! We shall definitely return. We also liked how many staff were employed here long-term and were recognized for their service. It says a lot about an establishment.

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RaymondE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambiance. Food and service were both good. We had Oysters Rockefeller and Calamari apps and crabcakes, Rock fish, and Fried oyster entrees. All very good. I would definitely eat there again.

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vipAnna
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in DC!

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vipFoggyBottomMatt
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legendary- the DC go-to. It’s a different experience during COVID but still great. Clyde’s takes safety very seriously.

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vipTomE
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Old Ebbitt Grill. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very prompt and food was out to our table pretty quickly. Servers were also on top of things with bussing our table and refilling drinks.

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RussB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always try to go to Ebbits Grille when we come to Washington.

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Destiny
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was amazing. Would love to go back.

DP
DanaP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal! We go to Old Ebbits every time we visit D.C. Never disappointing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Two of us got sick from the oysters. 🤮

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vipDiningindmv
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. On this visit, unfortunately we were blocked by a vagrant without a mask when trying to enter the restaurant. When we left the same person followed us down the block. We will think twice about returning.

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AaronK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to go for the Oyster Happy Hour from 3-5 pm!!

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It exactly what you'd expect from DC's oldest restaurant. Service was great.....and I felt like I was in a place where alot of DC deals have been hatched!!!

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Lulu
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and our server, Kitty, was exceptional. We felt safe dining here, as they went above and beyond to adhere to Covid guidelines. Everything we ordered was delicious and their selection of oysters was fantastic. Very fresh and delicious food.

JM
vipJoanM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great on frequent trips to DC. I had the flat iron steak salad, cooked as ordered. Delicious. Server was a lovely young man. Management is always so accommodating. I stopped in on my way out of town two days ago and it’s still my favorite place.

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SusanW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was great; we felt safe; everything was cleaned and COVID protocols taken seriously. Great Sunday birthday brunch with friends.

DH
DerekH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food was great. Our waiter provided excellent recommendations. The pork chop was the best I ever had. I didn't like sitting in the overflow seating but everything was still great!

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vipDiningDan
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt is always fun. Great atmosphere, good, dependable food, with professional service team that makes you feel welcome. Raw bar is always great, as are the salads and crab cakes. Worth a visit any time...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very cool old DC Vibe with great food and atmosphere. The spiced apple sangria was outstanding!

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EricH
Costa Rica
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great as always

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vipBishbam
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Old Ebbitt’s Grill for over 18 years, and if it is possible, the staff and the food is more incredible each time. Such a wonderful experience from beginning to end!!!

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Mick1210
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Waiter was great. Food as always was delicious.
Please Bring back the French Onion Soup! That was the best in the City!

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vipRodneyW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Visited at the end of a long week and this visit was just mood changing and a great start to the weekend.

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vipWillWatson
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, decor, ambiance, service and food were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this DC staple and dine there every time we are in town. As always, we had great service and food!

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning experience and atmosphere with great customer service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service and food.

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Andy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is maybe my third or fourth time here in the span of a few years and it is always amazing. Good atmosphere and amazing staff. Food and drinks are amazing as well.

DD
DoDcustomer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Thanks!

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ChrisY
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great, romantic dinner. The staff was extremely nice and the food was amazing. The crab dip and meatloaf had been recommended by others and I completely agree. Try them!

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DFree
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner with friends in town visiting for Valentine’s weekend. Food and service was impeccable. I can’t believe this was my first time dining here.

JJ
JJKDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Well balanced cocktails, delicious food. The staff is just wonderful, and the restaurant looks great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day Dinner

FAQs

Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 23917 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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