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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.

675 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
15th between F and G

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-4801

Website:
http://www.ebbitt.com/

Catering:
Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

Parking Details:
Valet parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and after 8:30 am on Sundays is available. $12.

Public Transit:
Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Ferro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

Old Ebbitt Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (249)
Neighborhood Gem (249)
Bar Seating (219)
Vibrant Bar Scene (216)
People Watching (216)
Hot Spot (215)
Fun (213)
Authentic (194)
Good for Birthdays (191)
Good for Groups (190)
Good for Anniversaries (187)
Pre/post Theatre (186)
Happy Hour (181)
Comfort Food (159)
Great for Brunch (134)
Cozy (133)
Fit for Foodies (130)
Worth the Drive (123)
Sunday Lunch (120)
Handcrafted Cocktails (115)
Late-night Find (110)
Creative Cuisine (103)
Romantic (99)
Notable Wine List (79)
Local Ingredients (74)
Great Beer (66)
Seasonal (65)
Kid-friendly (54)
Scenic View (46)
Tasting Menu (45)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Quick Bite (38)
Healthy (31)
Afternoon Coffee (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Vegan (10)
Tapas (9)
Organic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Spicy (6)
Live Sports (4)
Live Music (2)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 15 hours ago

One of the Hostesses at desk a little officious but from that point on the staff was terrific!

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 (London)·Dined a day ago

Our waiter was very friendly and even helped us celebrate my mother’s birthday with a free dessert. Will come back again, though a reservation is a MUST.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very crowded and an uncomfortable check-in process for a Saturday afternoon lunch. Food was delicious, though prices were moderately high.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyed our visit. I've never been there for Brunch. I only wish they offered more classic breakfast food for brunch. I had my favorite sandwich, Reuben which is always great but since I was there at 10 I was looking for more basic breakfast items.

Other than traditional brunch selections, everything g else was great!! Food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

An all time favorite. Great food and cocktails. And fantastic service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was the first night of our honeymoon. I booked in advance and requested a booth upstairs by the windows. I mentioned it was our honeymoon. None of that was respected or mentioned and we were seated at a small table near the front door in a very loud area. I love your restaurant and it is the first place I always dine at when I come to Washington. After a 10 hr drive from Ottawa, Canada it would have been nice to be treated better. Our waiter was lovely and very knowledgeable. The food and drinks as always were wonderful.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

If you are looking for an overly busy, overly noisy , overly mediocre food, The Old Ebbitt Grill is your place! Leave it to the tourists, DC has so many great restaurants !

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·Dined 3 days ago

We took a very special couple here for the very first time this past Friday. Unfortunately We were stuck in traffic coming from Woodbridge and were 15 minutes late for our reservation. The front desk seated us immediately when we finally arrived - awesome! And the wait was superb. We can not say enough about her. Didn't get her name, but know she has been there for six years and has 5 children.....she was AMAZING!!!!
WE WILL BE BACK.....soon

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·Dined 3 days ago

Loses lots of ambiance if you are seated in the building atrium. Beware during busy times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fried food (fries, chicken) has been bad twice in a row.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Braised beef short rib fettuccine is exceptional. Pleasantly surprised by the amount of shredded beef on the fettuccine. The mixed mushrooms and sauce really complemented the dish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service, cozy holiday atmosphere, historic charm all together with classic food.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Seasonal, Great Beer
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·Dined 4 days ago

It has a very good reputation and it delivered. It was a busy evening so the second round of drinks got messed up but the waiter promptly corrected the "issue" and comped the drink so I can't find any fault there. We had a reservation and got there early but were seated within 30 seconds of walking in the door. All and all a well oiled machine that delivers on it's name and heritage.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

A Washington, DC tradition - it never disappoints!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and outstanding service! Our server Erika was attentive without being obtrusive and offered great suggestions. Food was well prepared with many options to choose from. Reasonably priced for downtown DC. Overall a great dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Early Christmas meal and we requested a booth in the bar for 5. Our wait was short. We had a table in the corner and our waitress was absolutely fantastic. Hope she enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed her. She was terrific. Her name was Gabriella.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The Greeter, Evelyn was beyond horrible. Reservation was for 1200 checked in at 1140 she ended up cancelling the reservation and then somehow reopened it to seat us at 1230. Then wanted to put us in a both with a chair on the end. Her outward snobbery was not appreciated nor warranted. Get her off the front lines she will kill the fact of me or any of my colleagues dining at Old Ebbitt. Don't take your crowds for granted. The sword cuts both ways. She sat three parties as large as mine who she said had reservations and I know you do not give the pager to those with reservations. Honestly one manager and our server tried to make it up. Between them they tuned a horrible reception into a pleasant ending but as you can tell I am still not over the impression Evelyn gives off. She needs to go!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Server was super. Food exactly as requested and described.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful! Our server was fabulous!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The booths need to be made a bit wider for the plus size men and women to fit comfortably. Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

I made a reservation over a month in advance but still was told to "get in line" and then had to wait for a table. Noise level was extreme. Service was phenomenally good, food was tasty, prices were reasonable. I have been before but don't recall that it was so crazy. Especially on a Wednesday evening- early....This used to be my go-to for pre-National Theatre events but I will rethink it in the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Love Old Ebbitt - I can honestly say this is one of my favorite restaurants in DC! Everything on the menu is delicious and it’s quintessential DC. A must for anyone visiting or living here!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good. Seating near the bar ended up being a bit chaotic but overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Very much enjoyed myself, espically the happy hour half price oysters! Just try to get reservations or get there early.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined 6 days ago

very disappointed in the service..... steak was supposed to be medium well and it was not..... it was undercooked....... crab cakes were lukewarm....... staff not helpful..... waiter forgot to bring our bread and drinks.... constantly had to remind him.... when you drop over $200 you expect better..... have in the past but may not visit in future.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite places when I visit D.C. on business. Great food and service. I will definately be back on future trips.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food. Beautiful surroundings. Very popular so less relaxing because of the volume of diners.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Old Ebbitt for a holiday get together/happy hour for my team. While we only had apps, the food was fantastic and I have always loved the bar. The service was not as good as usual.

We reserved a table for ten and confirmed the day of the event. When we arrived, we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Another 10 to give our drink order, and 15 more to get our drinks. So it wasn't the end of the world or anything, but 45 minutes between arriving and getting a beer - just not up to their normal service level. Still, the staff was friendly and we had a great time.

I'll certainly go back because it is an old favorite, but probably only with smaller groups.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I like Old Ebbit, but that day I had the worse piece of swordfish I have ever had in a restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined 6 days ago

Is an iconic place. Very informal. Good food. Outstanding attention. Is the great place to have a good informal moment.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience. I dine there often. This a very special Washington DC venue, as a great number of power players, like myself, attend for business meetings. I highly recommend as a destination location.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Visited here for an early morning breakfast prior to our tour of the Whitehouse,
which is conveniently located right across the street. Loved every minute.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

It's a must go to place in Washington.
You must try the oysters too -lots to choose from.
Great dining experience. Make sure you book in advance, this place is always busy every night. Keep an eye out for their live music nights too. We'll definitely be back next time we're in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

Met my sister and her husband while they were visiting the area for a business meeting. The food was fantastic. Our server was top of the line and the extra servers were more that willing to answer any questions or concerns we had. We found the atmosphere friendly and inviting and would absolutely come back!! Thanks, Kathy

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

I love this restaurant but we had a horrible, cramped table. Never happened before.
Great service.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Typical Ebbitt Grill experience....a DC classic !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Great historical restaurant with delicious food!! My favorite restaurant when in DC!!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Place was overcrowded. Tables too close to each other. People waiting for a table were standing right next to where we were sitting. Too Noisy. Could not carry on a conversation with my wife

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Best meal and time in DC. My wife and I truly enjoyed dinner here. Oysters were excellent

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food and drinks came as ordered, the service was great !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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