Old Ebbitt Grill
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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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Oysters Rockefeller (GF)
spinach, watercress, garlic-herb butter, Parmesan
Mini Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon
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.
Can’t go wrong at Old Ebbitt.Some of the best food in DC!
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.
Very good food and drinks, lovely classy atmosphere.
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.
Best restaurant in DC. My go to place. Never had anything but a great time there.
Great food! Great Great service! Great ambience! Would definitely recommend!
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
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.
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.
Best place in DC!
Legendary- the DC go-to. It’s a different experience during COVID but still great. Clyde’s takes safety very seriously.
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.
Always try to go to Ebbits Grille when we come to Washington.
Service was great. Food was amazing. Would love to go back.
Never a bad meal! We go to Old Ebbits every time we visit D.C. Never disappointing!
Two of us got sick from the oysters. 🤮
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.
You have to go for the Oyster Happy Hour from 3-5 pm!!
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!!!
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.
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.
Our server was great; we felt safe; everything was cleaned and COVID protocols taken seriously. Great Sunday birthday brunch with friends.
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!
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...
Very cool old DC Vibe with great food and atmosphere. The spiced apple sangria was outstanding!
The food was great as always
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!!!
Service and Waiter was great. Food as always was delicious.
Please Bring back the French Onion Soup! That was the best in the City!
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.
As always, decor, ambiance, service and food were great.
We love this DC staple and dine there every time we are in town. As always, we had great service and food!
Great dinning experience and atmosphere with great customer service.
Very good service and food.
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.
Great lunch. Thanks!
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!
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.
Outstanding service! Well balanced cocktails, delicious food. The staff is just wonderful, and the restaurant looks great!
Valentine’s Day Dinner
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.