Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
23992 Reviews
$30 and under
American

NOW OPEN: Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

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 23992 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JosephH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all regards.

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. Best calamari in DC. Service is excellent.

JR
vipJeffR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine here when we visit DC. Always get a good meal with excellent service.

MH
ManuelH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service and great food. We just visited DC on a Wednesday and the city and restaurant were practically empty.

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Sundown1943
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an historic restaurant next to the White House, elegantly appointed, with great service and wonderful food, at surprisingly affordable pricing. Gabby was our server. She was very personable and told us she has worked there over 20 years. She was awesome! Be sure to make this a stop when you visit Washington.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid service & delicious food! Top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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Hiba
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect steak
Was very happy with the experience
My guest enjoyed dinner too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have one year old twins and they accommodated us very well. We had a great experience and the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was outstanding & the atmosphere is so much fun!

MJ
MelissaJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. We had the crab cakes and the oysters Rockefeller. Both were divine! This is a must-do for a visit to DC. It is great for social as well as business meals.

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vipElizabethF
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience in the COVID environment. Food and service was excellent

LK
vipLeeK
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Responsive, thoughtful service. Great food - Old Ebbitt Grill never disappoints.

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vipCindyD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. Table placement in a corner behind bar not so great but with Covid restrictions I guess it was all they could do. Also I added 1 person to my reservation at last minute and they were accommodating on that.

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foodtravler
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The crab cakes were not good at all but my date had the pork chop and it was really good. You have to love the building fir the historical value and the service is always good

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vipDonnaW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deborah was helpful in suggesting popular menu items. Service was great. Food was delicious. High marks for the crab cakes!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Crab Cake ever

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vipLinda
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a fabulous dinner! The only complaint I can make is that we were seated in the lobby of the building instead of inside the restaurant. —And I had reservations too!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat in the newer area, in the building “lobby”. We would have much preferred in the actual restaurant. It was like eating in a hotel lobby. But food and service were outstanding. The “original” restaurant area has a great atmosphere.

CT
CherT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Seemed very safe for Covid. We had a very nice waiter.

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TomW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place been there many times and never been disappointed. A little different this time with the pandemic but was very nice and quite which felt good but I felt for the establishment with fewer people for the bustling crown always made for great atmosphere.

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NOLA
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food close to White House. Perfect stop when sightseeing. Excellent service. Bartender made me a delicious watermelon mojito! Meatloaf was very good. Crabcake was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

MK
MichaelK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

OEG is consistently a very good choice for breakfast, business lunch or dinner; COVID protocols are observed and sensible.

MR
MarlaR
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was hot and delicious! The food and drinks arrived in a timely fashion. Our waitress provided suggestions on the menu that we enjoyed.

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Cookie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Although I made a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance we were shown to a table in the lobby of what looked to be an office building with absolutely no historical charm which was why we wanted to dine here in the first place. When I balked at the seating choice I was told it was because I was a walk in with no reservation. When I explained that I had a long standing reservation I was told that the hostess would “try” to seat us in the historic area of the restaurant even tho there were many open tables. She finally “found” us a table in the Grant Bar. Once we were seated, the ambiance, service and food met or exceeded our expectations

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RichardB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill was surprisingly affordable with some of the best oysters I have ever eaten! My wife's crab cake was superb. The peanut butter pie was simply the best! Our waiter was highly professional and attentive to all our needs. Go and enjoy!

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Pauly
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Food good. I thought we were going to see White House from there the way it was written but we did not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We enjoyed this spot three times during our recent stay in DC.

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RafaelG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We were sat in some Atrium, outside of the restaurant - as if we didn't belong. When asked for other seating options, it was made clear there was nothing else available (yet several table were available inside). The food (all 3 entrees) were way to salty (chef should consider getting a non-smoker to taste things before they get sent out).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this place,food is good and service also good,i would like to comeback next time😊

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Steph
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had booked a year ago to celebrate 21 but was cancelled because of Covid so we rebooked again this year

The server Maurice or Mo was excellent and made our celebration even better

Food was excellent
Great choices of standard fare and oysters!!!!

j
vipjands
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wonderful experience.

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Jodi
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of different menu items, great food with big portions.

RH
RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful experience food and service were excellent. We were seated in the annex, not the main dining area. It was very comfortable and pleasant, though not the same ambience of the original restaurant.

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maryr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool ambiance. Eating here feels like you’re eating in history. Great food and service. Excellent cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Despite having made this reservation for a special Easter dinner with my daughters while visiting them in DC for the weekend, and despite being dressed up, the host sat us in the noisy, casual pub side with loud tv’s and a very casual crowd. Once seated, we realized this was not what we’d expected. I went back to the host desk and asked to be seated in the better dining room. He did move us to another table. But it was not a pleasant experience. I wonder if we’d have been treated differently if my husband were with us.
After that, things improved. Our server was excellent, as was the food.

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt never disappoints! We had a party of 4 and a party of 5. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and it was all delicious. This was my third visit. I’ll be back.

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 23992 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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