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Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC

Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
24524 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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2 people

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Private dining

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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 24,524 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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. B

    Bart

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. EB

    EmilyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. DC

    DCsightseer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, excellent service, interesting history

  4. LD

    LeslieD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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.

  5. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 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.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 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.

  7. SH

    ShaunaH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Old Ebbitt Grill is absolutely amazing and the food is delicious.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and service

  9. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great seafood. The clam chowder and muscles are a must

  10. JB

    JayBird1824

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We asked for a quiet table and we got a booth in the corner! How great is that? I took foreign friends because it is so typically American. We had a very attentive server and a pleasant experience. I wouldn't give the food five stars but it was fine.

  11. MP

    MariaP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can’t go wrong with this wonderful restaurant!

  12. AC

    AlexandraC

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    It’s just tired

  13. EE

    ElizabethE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delivers. Perfect cocktails. Classic fare. Amazing staff. Thanks, Cameron + everyone!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always!

  15. LR

    LauraR

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were amazing, as always. Started with the beet and citrus salad followed by the worlds best lump crab cake and finished the meal with salted caramel bread pudding.

  16. S

    Snowellen

    Tampa

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful brunch and delicious. Ross, our waiter was fantastic.

  17. MS

    MikeS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite spot in D.C. Will definitely be back.

  18. NZ

    NathanZ

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reservation was ready on time. Ambience was excellent. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. Price was reasonable. We love Old Ebbitt Grill!

  19. Z

    Zenzen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Meeting an old friend after having lost contact for about 14 years. Being able to sit in a comfortable booth and chat at length, with the perfect amount of interruptions from our server, eating delicious food, was wonderful. The only downside was the high noise level, which sometimes made it hard to hear each other.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal at The Old Ebbitt!

  21. J

    Jack

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    I was not impressed with the quality of the food. The ambiance is great and the location across the from the Treasury and White House is an awesome, but there’s nothing special about the food. It’s just classic American. Good for a burger or other sandwich, but nothing crazy. Great quality oysters though. The rest of the raw bar is not probably good too.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best time here! The food was amazing. So many people told us to check this place out, and I’m so glad we did. We will definitely be back.

  23. MC

    MadeCiri

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service overall very impressed. Good quality, Make reservations otherwise wait a while.

  24. JR

    JoaRich

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    as always simply wonderful, both food and service, thank you!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service - great food!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service (Sadie) was awesome, professional, timely, informative, engaging. Food was the best we had in DC.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Did not disappoint! But very noisy

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner for son. Excellent as always

  29. VC

    ValerieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE IT HERE!!! I will be back and I told everyone about this spot!!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You never disappoint! But special shout out to the staff!!

  31. S

    Supahbeel

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    From the moment I arrived I felt like I was being rushed out the door, very disappointing. Two of the tables around me complained of the same thing while I was there - it became a sad running joke between us. The food was pretty good, though quite a few of the oysters on the platter had very little meat (little enough that they shouldn’t have been served). And when I asked the waiter if the Key Lime Pie was made with real key limes, he first said yes, then paused and said they were “fresh limes”, then “real limes”. Never once said, “let me check” or simply “no, they’re not”.

  32. N

    Nicola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing and the staff are so friendly.

  33. M

    Megan

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I plan on coming here on every trip to D.C. Food is always good and the atmosphere is classic.

  34. HR

    HarperR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ross was amazing! As was the food

  35. MB

    MadelineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was fantastic as always! I have been here quite a few times and brought two friends who had never been. They absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back! My only complaint is that the burrata did not come with bread or crackers. I feel as though it would be even better with something to spread it on.

  36. D

    Diningshouldbespecial

    West Palm Beach

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    JJ our server was fantastic. Dinner was delicious.

  37. CR

    ConnieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and impeccable service. A must stop if you’re ever in the DC area. Recommend reservations

  38. LE

    LesE

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We have dined at the Old Ebbitt Grill in the past when we have traveled to the DC area. This time the entrees were disappointing: the crab cakes were overly salty and the Reuben was extremely dry. The best part of the mean was definitely the strawberry shortcake.

  39. DB

    DeborahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matt the bartender is the greatest!! We loved our experience. We loved it. What an amazing employee!! We should all be so lucky to have Matt as our shepherd. Thanks OEG

  40. R

    Ritasjoy

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rosario was our server this visit. He is professional and knowledgeable in the menu offerings. He made sure we were enjoying our meal choices and made sure we had everything we needed. Looking forward to my next visit.

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 24524 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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