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About Old Ebbitt Grill
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.
Washington, DC 20005
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Late Night Dining: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00am - 1:00am,
Friday & Saturday: 12:00am - 2:00am
Closed Christmas Day
15th between F and G
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.
Valet parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and after 8:30 am on Sundays is available. $12.
Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. From intimate dinners in the Cabinet Room to larger receptions on our Rooftop Terrace and Atrium. The Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-600 guests.
Old Ebbitt Grill Ratings and Reviews
Arrived at noon for our 12:00 brunch reservation and had to wait nearly 20 minutes to be seated. The restaurant was packed and noisy. Our server was attentive but our food took almost 45 minutes to arrive and was average. The building and dining room are historic and lovely and the art collection is especially fun but the whole experience was not quite the special, DC outing I was hoping it would be.
The service was stellar and our waiter was extremely helpful. The waiter knew everything about the dishes and was able to offer helpful suggestions. We especially liked the seafood options and oyster happy hour. The drink specials were creative and tasty. The only bad part was that the tables were extremely close to one another to were you feel uncomfortable eating and seating yourself next to strangers sitting immediately beside you. Also the noise level of the restaurant is extremely loud which makes conversation with your dinner date almost impossible without yelling.
First time visiting this particular Clyde's. Have been to many other in this restaurant group in the DC area. Greeted warmly and wished a happy birthday which showed attention to detail and caring. Food (all delicious) was served up promptly by a very attentive and knowledgeable waiter. Was pleased to see the birthday wishes extended by being written on the edge of my dessert plate.
Noted: Glassware, plate and flatware water spotted which was a bit disappointing. Maybe the dishwasher needs some Cascade rinse solution?
Overall it was a good first visit. From the crowds constantly streaming in, it's obviously a popular Washington institution.
We felt the quality of the food went down since our last visit 5 months earlier. The meats were fatty in the cubana and Walter. The cubana also had very little meat and what was there was fatty, had to cut it away, yuck. I left a complete half of my Walter
untouched On the plate and did not take it home. Not only was the meat on the Walter fatty, the sandwich bread was soaking wet on the bottom side. Who wants to eat bread soaked in water and have to eat a sandwich with a fork because it falls apart when you pick it up.
Service was soooo slow. Server came by and said she would be with us in a moment. It was a good 10 minutes before she returned. She then went through the entire specials of the day, what was no longer available, and the favorites for any type of appetite and/or allergy. We listened patiently, although we already knew what we wanted since we waited so long for her return. We then waited 15 more minutes for our Bloody Mary's. We were seated at 11:50 - drinks came at 12:20... not good.
Old Ebbitt Grill is a great place to go as a tourist attraction - close to White House. Bloody Mary's were very good, food was fair, service was not good - flatware was spotty.
The service was fine and the food was pretty good. It is a bit of a tourist trap and therefore overpriced. There are better more affordable options. One other thing. The restaurant looks tired and doesn’t feel clean. My chair had a fabric cover and was loaded with stains. Also the tablecloth was threadbare . For the prices they charge it should be nicer.
A really wonderful restaurant! Tables for two are very close together so not very intimate when you can clearly hear the people sitting right next to you. Brunch is a popular meal here, usually very packed so definitely make a reservation. Overall, wonderful restaurant and the oldest in DC which makes for a fun and interesting experience.
This is easily the most visited restaurant in DC, which is both good and bad. The atmosphere is lively, the food is very good, and the wine list is adequate (as long as they aren't out of your first two choices). I'm glad I visited, but probably wouldn't be a regular if I lived in DC.
An exceptional evening of food and enjoyment for three of us. The waiter was wonderful in every way. We made some slight changes to our orders with instructions regarding how we liked our fish and he got our orders exactly as we wanted. Could not have been more pleased. The swordfish and trout were cooked to perfection.
Food was sadly not good. Waitress was fabulous. Water and bread guy not friendly or timely. Food runner was friendly and a good sense of humor. We drove 2 hours because we used to go here when we lived closer and hello it's super close to the White House, sad that the food has gone downhill.
Very good experience at Old Ebbits Grill. Very high marks to our two servers...Kerry and Patti...each of whom was superb in every way in providing execellent service, one of the reasons we visit this resturant whenever we are in D.C. Food was very good as was the vibrant atmosphere....Kevin Corcoran
I wanted to go to this restaurant every time I was in Washington... so this was it.
it was ok...the place is classic and has its history, but we walked in early for our reservation, they proceeded to sit us in the back by a serving station when there were empty tables elsewhere. Food ok, service was quick and fast and we had a great server...
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