Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24341 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 24341 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always does it right. Very professional staff serving really good food. Truly a must of you are going to be in town for dinner. Prices are very fair given the quality of the food and overall dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

All was great

TM
TerriM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good and the food was excellent and a good value. We were seated in a part of the restaurant we had not been in before and the atmosphere was not great, but still a very good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to go when visiting DC

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DavidK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill never disappoints. The service is attentive, but not intrusive and the food is consistently outstanding.

LB
LeslieB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Saad made our dining experience extra special.

DM
vipDonM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The removal of crab cakes from the menu was a surprise and a disappointment. Eastern Market cafe still has cakes.

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Tony
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The receptionist was not friendly. A guest next to my table spoke loudly over the phone with turning on speaker phone. It was noisy but the staff did not take any measures to keep peaceful environment. I was disappointed.

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Lansdale933
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here. Will be back in July as we enjoyed that much!

DF
DanF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was fantastic, Leah was our server and she was super knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait to return.

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Thekernel
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit, like every past visit, was very enjoyable living up to our expectations. We introduced another couple to the OEG experience. They too plan to visit on every trip to DC.

JK
JudyK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in DC for 4 days, and visited this restaurant 4 times! Two dinners and two breakfasts-different days/times and consistently delicious with great service. The chef must be the best, because the food combinations and presentation were fantastic. I thought the prices were reasonable considering the caliber of food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill was great for brunch. They don’t offer a lot of egg dishes, but what they do offer is very well made and tastes excellent.

NS
NickiS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and location were excellent! I highly recommend Old Ebbitt Grill.

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Mary
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered my 4-year-old grandson a Shirley Temple and I don't think the bartender knew how to make it. It tasted awful. It also should have been in a see-through glass.
I had asked what the 'boy' version was of the Shirley Temple and waiter didn't know. Later I remembered - the "Roy Rogers."

BP
BonnieP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to eat there for many years, and finally got there for the first time, celebrating with family we had not seen in two years. The food was really great, the dessert was out of this world magnificent, and the staff was personable and well trained. We couldn't be happier, and look forward to visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect celebration dinner for our mother’s 80th birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend here for his bday celebration. We both enjoyed our food and the staff. Reservations are a must as this place is very popular.

HB
HeatherB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing the food and service were fantastic. Highly recommend!

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vipmonicab
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently Outstanding service and food. We were early for our reservation, but we’re seated without any problem. We’re always glad to support this staple of DC restaurants!

GW
GretchenW
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can't make a wrong selection fthe menu. There's something for everyone

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Kerr
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place. Good food and nice environment. Excellent selection for both kids and adults.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tutu is the best per usual!!! Miss the crab cakes of course, but the shrimp cakes were a nice substitute. Wonderful as always!

JT
JoeT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Really disappointing food. Chipotle serves a better meal. Appetizers were good but the main course was just awful. Definitely wouldn’t waste my time again.

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vipmello
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and visit every trip to DC. We had a small issue but the Manager went above and beyond handling it! We will continue visiting every trip! We recommend ♥️

RC
RichC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have eaten here before when we visit Washington DC. It is a institution in Washington and if you have never been you should try it.

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jhgc
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The fun in eating here is the historical iconic setting. It's busy, loud and has the obvious turn and burn business model - not your place if you are looking for a quiet, leisurely meal. A reservation is a must. Food was good, service was good but not great. The meatloaf and whipped potatoes, while tasty, were still cold from the fridge - not sufficiently re-heated, but as the waiter never came back to ask how our meal was until we were finished there wasn't an opportunity to fix it. The drinks and bar service were excellent - if you want to experience the venue you might consider the bar first - then find a more suitable dining experience for the price.

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ShariK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner there at the suggestion of a friend and it lived up to all the hype. Amazing experience.

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MIcG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OEG has a fantastic bar and a great menu. We ordered the filet, salmon salad, walrus platter and hamburger. Everything was perfect. Service was excellent. We will be back!!

MY
MelissaY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way

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BlacLab
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly and professional. The food exactly as described and executed perfectly. Their raw bar oyster selection is the best in DC. Old Ebbitt is an institution in DC and always a pleasure.

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aesaa
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and beautiful old building

SS
SheilaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and history. Great food. I hope they get their crab cakes back!

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vipdkbyr
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambiance. The food was great and the service was attentive. We’ll go back!

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vipGoodlife
Miami
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Do not order steak at a clydes property. I should have raised a fuss and not paid for it. AND their signature crab cakes are off the menu due to price increases. So…raise the price.
Since the sale of this company, the product has suffered. A shame

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Oysters Rockefeller excellent.pasta dishes very tasty. Waitress attentive, knowledgable and personable. Great atmosphere. Not pricey.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Great ambience, equally great food, and yes, phenomenal service! Will return next time we are in DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the ambiance and great service. The menu seems to have taken a dive. Food seems more fried and touristy. Signature crab cakes not on the menu (due to pandemic supply chain pricing issues). My son reports the Buffalo chick sandwich was great but that’s not really something I would expect in the menu here. My fried oysters were a relatively small portion and a giant heap of fries. Just seems like overall a downgrade in quality of food but great old place and atmosphere was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always a must when we come to D.C. we love old ebbitt. The unfortunate part of today’s visit was the lack of crab cakes. Evidently due to price and a shortage we were unable to get our favorite dish. But we did make it for Happy Hour so some oysters and shrimp cocktail filled in the gap.

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 24341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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