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Old Ebbitt Grill

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23561 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

NOW OPEN: Indoor dining, Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 23561 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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vipRJ44
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Washington DC, the Old Ebbitt Grill is a must! Food, atmosphere, and service are truly 5 star. Thank you.

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SchradeReview
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt has been a favorite of mine ever since I first arrived in Washington DC. It continues to meet or exceed on all levels.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for a high end meal

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Lourdes
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner “outside” in the atrium.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always. I’ve been going to DC for years and always make it a point to visit OE.

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vipTasha
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambiance is nice but menu and food were just fair.

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LoriS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be one of our favorites!!!

DC
DCGem
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

29th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my boyfriend for our anniversary, and we both loved it! The food was delicious, the restaurant was clean and nicely organized, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend!

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finedine
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is an historic restaurant that has fallen below its normal superior standards across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; great service!

CF
CourtneyF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend a special occasion! We celebrated our anniversary, and the food was amazing! We had oysters, lobster shepherds pie, and pan seared scallops. Highly recommend!

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STLfoodie
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. I will definitely dine here again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Maine Lobster was very delicious!

CG
CynthiaG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most pleasant experience for our family

TD
TonyD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I really enjoyed our dinner. The food was nice and hot. The serving size was worth the money. It was nice and clean. I will visit again when I come back to the DC area. I highly recommend dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing. Thank you for a lovely afternoon meal for my family.

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WillWatson
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a grand feast yesterday for my friend and myself as we dined at the main bar at the Old Ebbitt. We started with our cocktails and a dozen succulent oysters on the half shell. We then moved on to crab cake (described as delicious by my friend) and the trout Parmesan, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The meal was capped with peach cobbler, espresso (for her) and cappuccino for me.
Service, as always was terrific!

DH
DavidH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The raw bar is the best of Old Ebbitt's offerings. Fish and meats are fine, but nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, raw bar happy hour was fantastic as well as the brunch menu. Showing up at 3:15 seemed to be the sweet spot. Food was well timed, didn’t feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Didn’t expect to sit in the lobby of an abandoned office building with bright fluorescent lighting when I’ve been before and experienced the inside.

KT
KatieT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had GREAT service and GREAT food. I love Old Ebbitt because it is a great value. It can be worrisome to go out to eat in this area because you may get caught up in a "tourist trap" with high prices and low quality food. I never fear that at Old Ebbitt. The food is always incredible and the service is even better. I will always recommend their cheeseburger but you really cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salmon salad which was great my husband had the crab cake he said he it was great as well

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semihobo
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a totally pleasant experience. We come for the oysters and they are always fresh, cold and yummy. The half-price special that they offer each Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 is a real deal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great crab cake!

AC
vipAlwaysChoco
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are visiting from Colorado. I her eaten here many years ago and decided to book a Sat. brunch. The restaurant followed all the Covid protocols in terms of table separation, staff and diners wearing masks. I had the Chesapeake Benedict with 2 perfectly poached eggs and 2 crab cakes on top of 2 halved English muffin. It was delicious ! My husband had their special meat loaf which was huge portion. He enjoyed it very much. Our server was attentive and friendly. I would recommend the restaurant for lunch, brunch & dinner.

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AveryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a classic great spot to go for dinner ... amazing food & great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with friends. Celebration haven’t seen friends in years! Bob was an awesome server!

AB
AlliB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Old Ebitt Grill. The food is always amazing, the service is fantastic, and you cannot beat the ambiance!

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LynS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to bring out of town visitors to Old Ebbitt Grill. The menu choices are great as well as the portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance.

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Steve
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I recommend the crab cakes and an old fashioned.

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vipWEJjr
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Waiter was excellent! Didnt like sitting in the Corner Bar and had hoped for a more romantic special spot. We were led to that area... never have seen the restaurant so empty... but it was loud and somewhat rowdy guests nearby!

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WillWatson
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A business colleague again visited the Old Ebbitt. We thought of dining at the recently and creatively reopened bar but opted for a table overlooking the newly completed expansion.
We both had the Brick Chicken and it was tasty albeit a bit dry. The mashed potatoes were excellent but could have used some gravy. And the green beans were delicious.
As always, the service was superb!

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SusieD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Bob, went through the oysters and made an amazing selection for us, then suggested a few of his favorite items on the menu and even made a substitution of scallops for the shrimp in the linguine pasta since we also got the jumbo shrimp cocktail as a starter. We also got the crab cakes which are the best in the city! Peanut butter: life changing. The whole meal was on point. Old Ebbitt never disappoints. Cheers!!

KW
KayeW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning to this spot was awesome. It was my second visit and things were great - especially in the midst of COVID19.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews