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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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience!

My friend and I were very happy to come here for dinner on our last night in DC before we head back to CT tomorrow. I can honestly say; I have no complaints. We were seated quickly and smoothly given my friend being in his wheelchair. A young man was kind enough to walk us around to another entrance to get us to our table. That was much appreciated. Our waiter did an exceptional job. Very professional, yet pleasure manner and certainly knows what he is doing. Both of our meals were beyond delicious. The fried chicken rice bowl was easily my favorite meal here this weekend. Both desserts came out well-prepared and tasted fabulous. I can see why both this location and The Hamilton are such hopping places for dinner. Great spots! Hope to visit again soon. Thank you for your hospitality.

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill was consistently good, as usual. Food and drinks were tasty and the service was excellent!

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was horrible.

f
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, food presentation and value - all was very good; especially the raw oysters from Seattle. Hope to see those more often on menu.

JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great atmosphere
Great experience

A must go when in DC

DR
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic atmosphere, outstanding service

NZ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know what was better...the service, food, or atmosphere. We ended up with an excellent table, phenomenal service, and the food was simply outstanding. We are coming back for sure!

B
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely busy spot; only go if you have a reservation. All dishes are tasty; steak was over done, and burnt...but edible. Drinks are on par.

AB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed Old Ebbitt Grill. It was my second time going. The smoked salmon pate was delicious. I ordered one to take home. I also ordered the crab cake platter. It came with fries and cole slaw. I would have like more Cole slaw and less fries. Nevertheless, it was good. Ambiance was also nice. I will return.

AC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was absolutely amazing!! We love him and our brunch so much!

K
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a pleasant late lunch with out of town friends. Food was predictably fine. Service was exceptional.

NE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service that Bob provided was excellent, very knowledgeable of the menu and super helpful.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Late late late. 5 pm reservation. “We are just clearing some tables”. We were told our table was ready at 5.30. Got to sit down at 5.40. Manager came to our table and apologized, and comped us a couple of starters, which I appreciate. But you can’t overbook or overfill you’re tables and not get negative reviews.

RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, upbeat with great wait staff and good food

CB
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must if your visiting DC:) an up scale pub atmosphere

DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thought overall the place was great! We only had a minor food issue, that was addressed

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not bad. Cook fast. Free Iced Water

MM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. We have been there before, always great.

DJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!! Loved the Parmesan Fish!

CR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though it gets pretty loud in there on a busy night, the service is still fabulous. Quick and courteous without feeling like you are being pushed out the door. The food was terrific (I had the scallops and pumpkin cheesecake). I am glad I didn't find this place sooner because then I would be broke.

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and a great value. Best food around. Ambiance was unparalleled, and location was perfect.

KU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab and artichoke dip was to die for. I debate coming back to DC just for it! Great service and food!

BS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Well, we had a reservation for 1230pm, but had to stand and wait 10 mins. till we were seated. The chardonnay I'd ordered was not the chardonnay that the server put on the table. He brought the correct chardonnay, but the glass smelled of dish-washing detergent.
My pasta was not served hot and had so much salt in the sauce, I couldn't eat it.
The server was very polite and empathetic.

GP
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Calman was the best. He stayed on top of our order and made sure everything was exactly what done right..

GD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit when in DC. We've been several times and will return again
Our server Olah was outstanding on every level, she made our most recent experince all the better.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive waiter "mike". Thank you, food was good, nice looking place. Worth a visit!

ER
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Clam Chowder is amazing and the cheeseburger with american cheese is outbof this world. Even the fries are amazing.

Oysters are good too.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New crispy chicken bowl was an excellent addition to the menu. Will order it again. Flawless service, as always. A favorite must visit every time we’re in the District.

LK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Candace was our waitress & she was awesome! She knew the menu inside & out. Made good suggestions and got us our food in a timely manner.

GJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course, it was just as expected! Incredible food and service, wonderful ambiance. If noise bothers you, don’t go for dinner. We didn’t mind at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We’d decided to make this our special meal while vacationing in DC off the recommendation of another couple in our hotel. We went early in the afternoon as we heard the wait could be long. The food was good but not outstanding. The service was good but she came so often and moved dishes so quickly that it made us feel rushed. We were seated in a booth so I didn’t really get the chance to look around. Overall everything was fine but not the level of experience I was expecting.

BP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You were on my bucket list for a visit and it was my 83rd birthday. Adrienne M was my wait staff and did great. Thanks for the memory.

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the excellent. Better to reserve for lunch.

S
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The restaurant is beautiful and very well-maintained with a cozy feel. We didn't try any drinks, but the food was delicious. (Husband had the filet and I had the scallops. Chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert.) The best part was our waiter, Kalman. He was a pleasure - so gracious and attentive without hovering. A+ atmosphere, food, and service. Very reasonably priced for a relatively upscale place. We'll definitely go back next time we're in the DC area.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great overall experience. Dining room crowded and noisy. Food and service excellent

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for birthday celebration. Overall experience was good.

LF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience!

S
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The OEG is always great. We go there for the Happy hour Orca Platter which is half price during that time, but the food is always delicious and large portions. Service is top notch. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Old Ebbitt several times but this last visit was outstanding. We were celebrating my husbands return from a 6 month deployment and what better way to celebrate?! Everything from the appetizers to the dessert it was delicious. The scallops entree was out of this world amazing!!

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