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Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC

Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
24660 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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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

What 24,660 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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

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  • District of Columbia

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  1. s

    steakfreak

    St. Louis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Mike was phenomenal. First time there. Food was great

  2. VF

    VisitorFromCA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Food was terrible for the most part and service was very poor. Our waitress was gone for so long at times that we had to go looking for her. Trout had lots of bones and crab cake was just wrong. Filet was not great. The starters, salads and desserts were pretty good however. It used to be better. We will not be returning to this place.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    We we’re seated in the atrium which didn’t have the same historical feel. Was disappointed because I didn’t even know they had that seating. Had I known I would have requested inside.

  4. LL

    LaurenL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great! And service was awesome. Desserts was the best part!

  5. CC

    ChristineC

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best shucked happy hour oysters in the area! Reuben was delicious and most importantly I had the best company!

  6. BT

    BigTex

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. Our staff person was friendly, helpful, and so very knowledgeable about the menu. 5 stars.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Today's service was not good. I disappointed sevice quality overall.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great experience for an upscale meal. Restaurant was pretty hot though!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food!

  10. AR

    AnnieR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We requested and received our favorite dining spot. Our waiter understood the leisurely pace we wanted; he was very helpful with suggestions and left us to enjoy each course. Food was perfect with the crab cake standing out as one of the best I’ve had in years.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dining experience was great. Our server, TuTu, is the best server we have had in ages! She was on point. Food is great, drinks great.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter and I had a wonderful experience dining with Gabby as our server. She was attentive, and provided excellent recommendations.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience1

    Not worth the effort. Booked this 2 weeks in advance and had limited dining options available. Went for the ambiance. Turned out we ended up outside the restaurant in an open mall type area which was quiet and closed (basically not in the restaurant at all). So we basically weren’t in the restaurant and were in a separate section indoors but outside the restaurant. Then we thought at least the food must be good. It wasn’t. Nothing was too exciting and the steaks were cooked completely wrong compared to what we asked for. Food was not good.

  14. t

    tmiller

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    we were seated out in the atrium of the office building instead of the main restaurant and bar so the atmosphere was a little disappointing. have not been to old ebbitt in many years and was really looking forward to it; service and food were excellent but ambiance was not quite the old ebbitt experience i remembered

  15. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a must every time I’m in town. Great food, service and atmosphere.

  16. TL

    ThomasL

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great Service and environment. The food is always very good. A must stop when in DC.

  17. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The glazed meatloaf was warm, not hot. Also did not like the side vegetable, cale? JJ, our server, was excellent.

  18. e

    edwardw

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Old icon. Nice location. Ok food. Service a bit slow. Overall nice time

  19. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dinner, service, my kids loved it too. Oysters, crab cakes, good recs from server. A+

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always.

  21. JL

    JulianL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Our waiter was fantastic and extremely attentive. The ambience was nice, but I was under the impression the guest standards would be higher, primarily the dress code. I ordered the steak frites MR, and my steak was more well done. My s/o ordered the mussels, which she said were top notch. The pre made cocktails were great, but I’d be careful venturing too far off the prescribed cocktail menu. The wine list is vast as is the bourbon/whiskey list. TLDR: Service was top notch, food was good but could have been better, ambience was more touristy then I remember, and the drinks were solid. Would recommend to a friend, but not emphatically.

  22. HR

    HRJenn

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from Brad. Great food.

  23. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fabulous place for dinner. The oyster happy hour is excellent. The staff is super friendly and very helpful when grappling with a decision. The crab cakes are delicious. The ambience tops the experience off beautifully! We highly recommend the Old Ebbitt Grill.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived at our reservation time of 4pm having walked from the African American Museum. We were seated promptly to a lovely table with a nice table setting. A lady welcomed us with a menu and asked if it was our first time at Old Ebbitt’s Grill. We replied by saying no but it had been a while since our last visit due to the pandemic. Our order was received in short order. As a matter of fact we’re we’re surprised that it arrived so quickly. We ordered 3 take out dinners before we left. Overall, the restaurant experience ended our evening with a bang. I made reservations later that evening for my husband & I to have an evening dinner on June 30.

  25. PB

    PamelaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had trout and it was excellent, spinach artichoke dip was good. Had to send calamari back. Steak was also good. Waitress was really good.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We were told to go here by several people during our stay in DC. I get that we have kids and 4 of them but they put us out in the building lobby. The food was delicious but it would have been better to be in the main restaurant. At least I can say we’ve been there but won’t be back.

  27. M

    Mob01yum

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good dinner, trout was great, food all round top notch and service was solid

  28. DR

    DouglasR

    Toledo

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and DC tradition.

  29. J

    Jillian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Extraordinary environment to gather and celebrate with friends and family!

  30. r

    rjfox

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service (,jenny) and superb food...oysters. crab cakes. I wish I lived closer to this place.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The grill was great. Bustling atmosphere, great service and decent food. The seafood and pork chop were excellent. Decor is a little jaded but that’s part of the appeal. Great location to combine with a walk around the White House.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    If you love oysters, you’ll love this place. The happy hour is probably the best deal in all of DC!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    When making a reservation keep in mind old ebbitt has extended their seating into a sterile lobby outside of the restaurant. I booked well in advance for a party of five, maitre d doesn’t not seem to care for a party of five, and demands three plates not be abreast at a table and therefore tries to seat you in a space in a lobby, outside the restaurant. Honestly, how insulting. Hard to believe there where actually people sitting there, but there were. The food is good, but it’s not that good where you’d sit in a gymnasium setting for dinner. We asked for a different table, and were led to the bar, not the main dining area. If we wanted to sit in the main dining room, which is why we were there, we could wait another hour. We ultimately sat at the bar table, which is still very cool, had a great meal, excellent service, good food, great old fashioned and the noise level was far better. Old ebbitt is ofc famous, and does not need to care about where they seat their customers, but as customers we typically do care ~ so a heads up to state your preference when booking.

  34. SC

    SujinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staffs. Good food and mood. Recommendable restaurant near Whitehouse.

  35. MP

    MichaelP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our waitress, Cleo was exceptional, professional and very attentive. We sat near the back bar which was somewhat a high traffic area. All in all it was a very enjoyable dinner that we have grown to expect from the The Old Ebbitt's grill and their team.

  36. DL

    DaveL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The check in is always a 4alarm fire. Once inside however The OEG is a pleasure.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always

  38. D

    Dinnerlover

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Not great. Glasses on table were very dirty. Had the clam chowder, ribs and steak and was unimpressed. Waiter made several comments on my choice of drink and still brought the wrong one. Maybe fewer jokes, more notes? Won't return or recommend

  39. f

    faithfullady

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Here is one of my favorite place for a casual meal.

  40. TA

    TinaA

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a “must” on our trip to DC. Service, food, setting all fabulous!

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 24660 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 229 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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