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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.6
18764 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(202) 347-4801
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salvatore Ferro
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Catering
Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th between F and G
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Parking details
Valet parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and after 8:30 am on Sundays is available. $12.
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Public transit
Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
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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

Private Dining

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.

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What 18764 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Brunch was great, food was very good! We went around noon and it was very busy but we had a reservation and we were sat right away! With all of the servers and busers running around we kinda expected a little better service but our waitress kept disappearing! Other then that everything was better then expected!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food drinks and ambiance good but we had a reservation for 930pm and we checked in and got the alert device at 920 (along with people without advanced reservations), thankfully we got lucky and got 2 chairs at bar. we finally went and asked about our table at 1010pm and they said it was just now ready ... it was like they didn't have our reservation.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was very nice but our special occasion was not addressed

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good, service good. A very touristy place. If you never eaten there, by all means go. As a Vegetarian, I wish there had been offerings.
Noise level extremely loud.
Saw Jim Belushi come in too!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I am in love with this place. I love their pasta and seafood. GET THERE CRAB DIP on the starters side. I could eat here every single day and never get sick of it.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Old Ebbitt Grill is Best known for its great location close to the White House. Its longevity and reasonably good food has made this place very popular making it hard to find a table. We had reservations and were seated quickly. Service was a bit slow as this place was busy and the wait staff is stretched thin.

My overall impression is that you are paying a premium for this place’s reputation and it falls just a bit short in value. But if you need to check the box, go ahead and get a reservation so at least you won’t wait.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Really good food and service. Chef made me a meal that was no longer on the menu which was really appreciated. Seems like they're known for their oysters and seafood. Staff was very friendly and would go back again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great Service ! Food came out much faster than expected . Impeccable staff make you comfortable and kept your glass full .

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We ate breakfast and the food was delicious once our order was corrected. The service was not as good as we expected. We waited at least 5 minutes before being offered coffee. We will definitely return for the food and the ambience.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Es la tercera vez que voy esta vez el servicio no fue también

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Brought a first tinder date here. We both had a fun time. I have been here in the past as a boy with my family.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Top notch quality and atmosphere. Entrees should not be served 5 minutes after a salad is served & no check in or drink refill for quite some after being served.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Had to wait almost 30 minutes after our mid-week 5:30 reservation. Food was fine, but not sure what the big attraction is.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

1/2 price oysters before 6 were outstanding. Wife and I split dozen - 2 each of 6 different varieties. Scallops and crab cake entrees splendid. Only downer was sitting near entrance with horde of people coming and going. I used OpenTable to book reservation 3 weeks ahead and was told 5:30 or 8:30. Parties were coming in and waiting 1-2 hours for seating. Makes for noisy dinner.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food (oysters too) and service. Sat at 2 top and interacted with other tables nearby. Very busy near front of house - a bit distracting but not overly so. Still on my "go back" list.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Awesome location with excellent food. It is a must stop place every time you are in DC

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Burnt cornbeef hash. Bland, dry food!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Recommended by so many, even my grandma when she used to work in DC! It was great for my Fiance and I! Watermelon Margarita was great!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Wonderful. Right from walking in. Felt welcomed. Did have a reservation. Arrived early. Staff, food, wine list, ambience. All was as perfect as could have wished. Which was surprising for as busy as this place is. Will definitely go again when back in DC.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great meal! Definetely worth the wait. Make sure to put this on your list!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner. While the food was good, the service was great. We dined on the pork chop, crab cakes, and filet (the waiter and chef did a great job accommodating the food allergy in our party). The service was spectacular. Our waiter was very engaging and attentive. While the restaurant noise was overall loud, the location of our table was more on the quiet side and we didn't have to yell at each other to be heard.

Definitely worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazingly good food. We dined here on recommendations from multiple sources. We (Me, husband & 12 & 14 yo boys)all loved it so much that we made another reservation for another night that same week while still at the restaurant! Large portions of food.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Our meal and drinks were fantastic! We enjoyed every bite! Best Manhattan I've had out, possibly ever! Kale Caesar salad and crab cake were unbelievable. Would love to go again next time we visit D.C!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Met here for lunch. Recommend making reservations well in advance. Service was top notch, very friendly and professional wait staff. I had the turkey burger, was also top notch. When visiting DC, you should definitely plan a meal at Old Ebbitt Grill

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Could not reserve a table for 11:30, so we came earlier. Yet when we left (12:30) dozens of tables and booths were still empty. Why deceive your customers? Give them what they ask for, if possible. Clearly, this was possible

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food was incredible! I took my 3 children, ages 7, 10 and 12. The restaurant is very kid friendly and has a great kids menu. This is still fine dining with a phenomenal adult menu. My only issue was that our food took a very long time to arrive. Two tables seated after us and who ordered after us received their meals before us. When I inquired what the delay was I was told it took longer because I have a shellfish alkergy so they had to clean the pans....seems like pans would be cleaned regardless. So for service I gave it only 3 stars because I expect a fine restaurant to be prepared for diners with food allergies. In compensation for the delay our desserts were comped so I think we were well taken care of!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We had stated our special occasion but the table we were given was in a row along one wall in the middle of which was a position with cutlery etc and water where there were constantly waiters rushing to and from it. Our table was right next to it. The restaurant was very busy so we didn’t ask about moving tables. This spoilt our experience but we have tried to rate the restaurant without taking this into account. They really need to think carefully about whether they should have this station positioned next to any table.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place to go as out of town guests visiting DC!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food & great service. Worth the wait!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I have always loved this place, having dined when in DC for at least 25 years. This time I can't give it top review numbers for several reasons. This is based on dinner at 5:15 on Sunday evening

Oysters took 45 minutes to arrive. They were, however, excellent.
Noise level was deafening.
Food was very good, but not exceptional. I thought I remembered shrimp and grits from another visit - maybe I am mistaken, but I was sorry not to see it on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent, as always. Made a reservation for party of 4 at 3pm on a very busy Sunday. Had to reschedule at the last minute and they were able to fit us in at 5pm. Great food, great time! Love Old Ebbitt Grill!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very crowded but wait staff were friendly and did not rush us. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

A DC classic. This is my favorite brunch spot. I visit DC often and always make a reservation in advance. I especially like to eat in the courtyard by the fountain on a busy Sunday. The food is good and the atmosphere is great.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Made a reservation for brunch. Table was ready timely. After the appetizer we watched all the tables around us that were empty when we sat get severed and our meal came over an hour after we ordered. It was obvious the food sat and was cold. The meal was horrible, the service was horrible. This used to be one of my favorite places to go. The last three times we have not had good service. Either it's hard to get good help or someone isn't doing a good job.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My family came to America to meet me
For them I booked here and it’s perfect choic

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our wait person was absolutely wonderful, assisting me to the ladies room, recommending the Benedict’s on the menu...very good, and bringing me a birthday treat, complete with burning candle. Friendly and attentive but not hovering. We were in the group the night the pipe burst and did not even get seated so we were very happy to be able to return for a Sunday brunch. Enjoying celebrating my 75th birthday in such a nice and historic place.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service, attentive wait staff, great food.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great neighborhood gem; historical landmark. Great food, good service...enjoyed it!!

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Second time coming. Second time leaving without ordering. Incredibly slow staff and a horrible old seafood smell while waiting to be seated.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love the place but they need to do something about the musty smell.

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