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Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC

Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
24522 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House

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Booked 315 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-4801

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Catering

    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may ne reserved in our Atrium dining room. Please call Megan Kilby at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Pear, Megan Kilby: (888) 892-9950

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    15th between F and G

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;

  • Public transit

    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 24,522 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    American

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    American

  • District of Columbia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was such an amazing DC experience! Wonderful crab cakes! Great service!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great value. Drinks, appetizer, two entrees and a dessert = $135. Food was fantastic. Service was top notch. It is a dressier atmosphere, but we felt comfortable in jeans and tees. The place was packed. Make a reservation.

  3. P

    Patybear

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was very good. Kept us informed during the whole process on timing. Made excellent suggestions.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding

  5. KG

    KatherineG

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Service was great but the food was mediocre. We had the walrus platter of oysters, clams, and shrimp to start. I expected more based on the reviews. For the main dishes I had the mussels and my husband had the crab cake and soft shell crab special. The best items we had were the mussels and the fries. For dessert we had the bread pudding which was delicious.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, I believe his name was Jordan, was fantastic. My meal was the best I’ve had in quite some time! Thank you!

  7. JC

    JoeC

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had 12 people afternoon an event in DC. We didn’t know when the event would end and the restaurant were very flexible with us when we moved up our redaction by an hour and went from 8 people to 12. Everyone I spoke with was accommodating. Will definitely be back.

  8. BA

    BASOrchid

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our go-to place whenever we are in Washington. It never disappoints. Food and wait-staff are wonderful!

  9. ME

    MarkE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter was excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly and personable. Cocktails for great

  10. MF

    MarciaF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful experience from start - check in - to end. Every staff member was attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious!

  11. m

    marioc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and staff was excellent. A must try in DC!

  12. GD

    GordonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Everyone was great and friendly. We showed up early for our reservation. And that sat us ahead of our scheduled time. Had drinks at the main bar before a late lunch and then after dinner drinks in Grant’s bar in the back. Recommend Grant’s bar over the main bar. It is a little more removed from the masses and the bar tenders are talkative and fun.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Our group loved reading about the history of the restaurant. The food and service were incredible.

  14. FB

    FionaB

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great spot with loads of history. Grt there a little earlier and have a drink at the main bar. We had steak frites and crab cake both delicious and a great combo for sharing. Given the quality i thought the price was very reasonable. Well worth the visit!!

  15. j

    jams

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great place to have dinner in DC.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Excellent service, amazing ambiance, and very good food.

  17. AJ

    AnnJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you're looking for somewhere to eat which has a great ambience and delicious food, this is the place to go.

  18. B

    Becky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Courteous staff. Food was wonderful. Great location.

  19. DW

    DeWayneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good lunch with Colleague and great service by the wait staff

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very impressed with the food and service.Oysters were delicious

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oysters asparagus salad and shrimp pasta all excellent. Very good service

  22. EV

    EdwardV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was excellent. The oysters were the freshest that I ever are. The swordfish was delicious and the steak was perfect! Highly recommend this place. Make sure to make reservations way ahead of time.

  23. CK

    CarolynK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For 40 years, when are in DC, we go to the Old Ebbitt Grill. The food, service, and ambiance is always great!

  24. t

    thomast

    Montreal

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Terrific location, wonderful ambience and good food. Seafood options are particularly good.

  25. PF

    PhilFu

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ross our server was outstanding. The soft shells were perfect. What a great return to the Old Ebbitt Grill after 2 years!

  26. S

    Sbook

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Server was not very friendly

  27. JE

    JohnE

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great vibe and history. It is big and loud, an very much a tourist destination, but still worth a visit. Good menu with lots of options.

  28. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A very busy night at the OEG, but the staff and service were fantastic. The server was knowledgeable, explained the menu with great detail. He was attentive and responsive, good humoured although obviously very busy, and the food came surprisingly quickly. Great job all round.

  29. KB

    KimB

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was very good. Service was okay - little bit slow and felt forgotten. Servers changed half way through but they didn’t let us know.

  30. NT

    NewToNOLA

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated at a great table immediately, even though we arrived a bit early. Our server, Eric, really took care of us for our anniversary lunch. Only downside is the stairs to the restroom, as my husband uses a cane. We will return on our next trip to the District.

  31. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were seeking a restaurant that was "Washington" for an out of the USA visitor. A friend suggested the OEG. Turned out to be perfect!

  32. T

    Theatergoer

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I use to be a regular visitor/diner, but this was my first time back since COVID arrrived in March of 2019. Old Ebbitt was great in all aspects. Thank you for always being a great place to dine.

  33. RM

    RitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It never disappoints! Don't miss a walk around the place to see all the bars and the artwork and displays on the walls.

  34. MP

    MaureenP

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wish I could remember our servers name. He was great and very helpful with the Oyster questions my friend had. Always a solid choice when I have people in from out of town...historical and great food and service. What more could you ask for.

  35. B

    Bart

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Soft shell crab and oysters were delicious. Great wine selection with reasonable prices.

  36. EB

    EmilyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Old Ebbitt Grill was fantastic. Delicious crab cakes. Excellent service. Festive, fun ambience

  37. DC

    DCsightseer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, excellent service, interesting history

  38. LD

    LeslieD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks were cold and on point. The appetizers where delicious. If I could have bottled the juice the mussels were steamed in that would have made it perfect. Dinner was amazing and the creme brulee finished off the night.

  39. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience1

    Freshest oysters in town. Great selection of other seafood. The softshell crab was delicious. Best service you could ask for. Tremendous selection of of beers and wines. A favorite of locals and visitors. It's been there for 150+ years for good reasons. You don't need a reservation, but make one anyway for extra special location and attention. Tip accordingly.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is an institution. The food is excellent, fresh, and the menu is quite diverse. If you love seafood this is the place to go! We really enjoyed everything about our experience here. The service was amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 24522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 315 times today
Google Map for Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th between F and G

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;

  • Public transit

    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-4801

  • Catering

    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may ne reserved in our Atrium dining room. Please call Megan Kilby at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Pear, Megan Kilby: (888) 892-9950

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