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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.7
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23377 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

NOW OPEN: Sidewalk dining, Carryout - Delivery & Pickup
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 23377 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great! Although it wasn't the normal packed house it was full and the oyster Rockefeller was the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have take significant steps to mitigate contact and improve cleanliness. Service was exemplary and Jessica was delightful. Did a wonderful job in the face of the adversity of covid and the new standards.

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Pastrami sandwich Outstanding. Maybe because I hadn't had one for a while, but it was very VERY tasty with an ice cold beer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Ebbit Grill is a MUST every time i'm visiting DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was first indoor dining experience since restaurant closings- was weird to not have usual energy of Ebbitt, which is one of our regular spots, but felt very comfortable and that space and staff was well thought out and executed. Server was professional but also very welcoming and sweet. Only comment on value was that felt cocktails were overpriced/higher than I recall. Overall though and all restrictions considered was an enjoyable visit and thank you for reopening and doing everything you are to make guests feel safe and keep things moving back in positive direction

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vipkidztraveler
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were quite fortunate to take advantage of the underwhelming crowds (due to Covid). The service and food were both excellent and the respite from the heat were appreciated. We would definitely go back...even with the crowds~!

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Jennifer
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter “Mo” was very nice and it was his first day back to work as well as our first time back to dining inside since the pandemic started. The restaurant was not packed and the food was good as expected. We had a reservation and an enjoyable meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and service were excellent. I liked that they seemed to take the additional precautions seriously.

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

Great crowd management and social distancing. We lucked into a booth, and the seats in front and behind us were kept blocked, so the only real interaction we had was with the server. Our server was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. We all enjoyed our food, but we were surprised with the small size of the crab cake. The warm brownie with ice cream was perfect for the 3 of us to split.

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vipPauly
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was my first visit after the Covid shut down. There was a limited menu but the food I had was excellent as usual. The Oysters were perfect. We had the crabcakes and chicken. Can’t wait to go back.

I was a little disappointed with the service as it was very slow and our waitress seemed to forget things even though the restaurant seem to be at less than half capacity.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It was my anniversary and we took the last reservation at 8:30pm. From the moment I walked in I was being rushed until the time I left. Terrible experience to have to be in and out in an hour

MM
vipMarylandMom
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, as always!

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CarrieJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were so disappointed in our food. It was very greasy, both mine and my husband's. We always get oysters, and they were good as usual however, we weren't aware there was no happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our Waitress was outstanding! In the current atmosphere, we were very satisfied with the cleanliness and attention to our safety.

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RobT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in DC + great service! Keep up the great work.

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LisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my fiances birthday and we had wonderful time. The crab cakes were absolutely delicious! Our server was amazing and we were truly impressed! I highly recommend Old Ebbitt Grill. Great food, outstanding service and good drinks!

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vipPW17
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. I do miss the huevos rancheros for brunch but their shepherd's pie was an excellent substitute! Service is always so good.

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KatherineT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner with my husband here on a short weekend visit to DC.

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vipJess
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Our server was wonderful - thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipCVGJetGuy
Cincinnati
123 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A wide variety of menu selections creatively concocted. The oyster stew was amazing and not to be missed.

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Austin
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is wonderful and the food was out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place when visiting DC. In the center of everything. Great menu and reasonable prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance and energy.

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JasonT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding dining experience with fantastic food coupled with superior service!

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Location was good. Service was good too, but server could have been a little friendlier. Food is pricey. Atmosphere was wonderful.

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vipDonna
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and made lunch suggestions. The food was great as always.

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DebbieF
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday and it was wonderful. The service was great and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation: on Spring Break

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TessaH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Beautiful setting! Must eat when in DC

JC
vipJenniferC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill is a must if visiting Washington, DC. A historic building with elegant atmosphere and great food!

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ArtS
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner. Great spot

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AmandaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A DC favorite! The atmosphere is energetic and the food is outstanding.

JP
vipJayPee
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I dine at Old Ebbitt weekly, it is one of my favorites. In fact I am scheduled to have lunch there again tomorrow but thinking of changing venue. Food was "meh," I was seated in the back back room, and the waiter messed up my order.

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LisafromAZ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was amazingly helpful. We will DEFINITELY go back next time we're in DC.

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vipdebraJ
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was a great server..we all enjoyed the cuisine

DH
DavidH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant; great atmosphere.

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Sass
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time at Old Ebbitt Grill., We ate at a lot of places on our trip to Washington, but the Grill had the absolute best service of all. The food was exceptional; I had the meatloaf and my friend had the crab. But most of all the care that our server took of us made our evening great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and wonderful service. We enjoyed our meal very much!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was great, a little noisy but the food and service were wonderful.

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 4.7 stars by 23377 OpenTable diners.

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