Old Ebbitt Grill

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$30 and under
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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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l
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, waiter Mo was extra nice to us and chef remembered that we come every January and what we like. A wonderful lunch!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservation honored on time. Old Ebbit Grill doesn’t disappoint

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were devine as usual! Great food and service coupled with great friends! What can top that?!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had just driven 10 hours to get to Washington DC. I have been to Old Ebbitt before, but my with had not. Our dining experience was just what we needed to relax. The filet mignon melts in your mouth and the salmon with sautéed spinach was to die for! Delicious food, friendly atmosphere, and walking distance from our hotel.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

WW
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a business lunch at Old Ebbitt today. Chris, the manager, was most helpful in getting us a reasonably quiet table on a very busy holiday where the restaurant was quite busy. Service was excellent, professional and friendly. The food was terrific as usual and well priced. Always a pleasure to visit the Ebbitt!

CM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Always love the service and the food. The raw Oysters are incomparable to anywhere else in DC.

AW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I had an incredible restaurant experience! Service was above and beyond. I wish I remember his name but he was 110%! Oyster were delicious and I love ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Restaurant week brunch menu was nice!

BQ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came to celebrate a birthday. Although we mentioned that fact to our server several times, when she brought the dessert there was no candle. It was our only disappointment. The drinks and food were great! Three of us ordered Classic Eggs Benedict and I ordered Benedict Florentine. Outstanding! Our server was very pleasant. The noise level allowed us to speak to each other without shouting. Would definitely return and recommend it to friends.

j
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

CL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, very crowded and loud restaurant for a Sunday at 11 am.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Staff is always attentive and pleasant love it every time we go. Brunch this time. Eggs were farm fresh. Shrimp and grits flavorful and creamy. Look forward to our next visit.

m
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good brunch menu with a variety of selections. Historic location- if the walls could talk

FE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Old Ebbitt is one of the classic DC restaurants. Never disappoints!

BS
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brunch for Winter 2020 Restaurant Week. It was everything that everyone says about and so much more. The service was great and so was the food. Restaurant Week allows you to go to places you wouldn't normally go to so we always try and take advantage of that. Our goal is always to find places that we'd like to return to again. This is one of those places. It was my wife's favorite stop ( we went to 6 new places) this year.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two visits in two days with Mauricio as our server. Outstanding! Mauricio made excellent suggestions — the servers KNOW their offerings and they guide you where you want to be with your choices! I never visit DC without having lunch or dinner there! Thank again for the memorable dining experiences Mauricio!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was very good

EH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Also love stopping in to eat at Old Ebbitt Grill. A classic.

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday! Celebrated with friends. Traveled about 130 miles just for a meal here!!

KR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill is always our top gathering spot when we are in DC.... Amazing location, decent prices, delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere, highly recommend to anyone in the area.

CG
London
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainy day in DC. Open Table to rescue as said 1 45 wait and found table in 15 minutes. So lucky and the best you food service and ambiance in DC. Always special here A I con worth what ever wait

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. It was busy because there was march that day, but even though the lobby and bar were busy, it was nice and calm in the dining area.

TB
Key West
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had always heard good things about this restaurant and decided to use Restaurant Week as my ticket in! Delicious food and I will need to go back so I can try some other food choices.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so kind and so friendly. She was ready to connect with us and give us suggestions when we didn’t know what dish to choose. Loved our experience.

a
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too expensive with small portions and felt very rushed which killed the mood for the occasion

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went during Restaurant Week. The food was very good and the menu offered during this special week was excellent. They offered some of their best dishes and I tried a different dish. Very Yummy!

JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived after a visit to an exhibit at the Women's Museum. Although the restaurant was full and bustling, our booked table was ready for us as scheduled. Service was delightful and prompt. It was Restaurant Week which we had not anticipated. The 3 course Restaurant Week specials were phenomenal and the portions were very generous. This is a classic DC establishment with food and service the adheres to its history.

v
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great lunch experience for restaurant week.

Old Ebbitt does seafood very well. I started with a cup of their New England Clam Chowder which was delicious. I then at the suggestion of my server tried the mussels. These were very large and arrived in an abundant quantity, along with a just right portion of piping hot fries. Afterwards I had the creme bulee very dessert and it was very good: light yet filling.

Old Ebbitt is a Washington institution and they definitely know what they are doing in the kitchen.

G
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! We visit every time we are in DC. One of our favorites.

RT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Great food. Great Service. Will be back next time when visiting DC.

l
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food were excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly

WC
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true Washington gem. A must dine experience

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The hostess was not friendly, the food was average, and the ambiance was also average. There are many more charming restaurants in DC for the price point.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. It’s worth going early for happy hour on the oysters.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place one of the best in dc

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and a true historic restaurant with real people who honor their employees as family . Will return as soon as possible.

f
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here twice during my visit to DC. Great ambiance with great classic menu.

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