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Old Ebbitt Grill

18306 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
  • 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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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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Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.
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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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Gift Card
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 18306 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGoodeats (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 15 hours ago

This was a terrible experience and not worth returning for a second shot. I’m not sure what impact this will have, as this is an old place steeped in historical DC — however if it helps one person save their money and eat elsewhere I’ll be glad.

The service was a D- at best. Cold. Rushed. Our server seemed to be either having a horrible night working or a great night toxically induced. Which ever the reason, he was not helpful. He had a poor memory bringing out food with cheese and dairy on it after I stated I have a fairly allergy, and never bothered to ask how our food was or if we needed anything, which was a shame because we needed an entirely new meal.

The food was absolutely terrible. EVERYTHING was over salted. To the point where I and my boyfriend couldn’t eat more than a few bites of all that was ordered. (Roast chicken, steak frites, beef and vegetable soup (which I believe was 100% canned) clams casino..)

We kept downing water, and to his credit, the water boy was the only one attentive all night.

Trying to get his attention was futile as he would wisk past and not bother to look. However, when it came time to pay the bill, he gave the check to my boyfriend and waited back and forth behind him so her could run the cc. That was the only time he was close or waited. Unbelievable.

At best, this is an expensive dinner. Save your money and go elsewhere. If the locals want to dump their dollars in a local hole, go for it, but this place should not be recommended for any caliber of a nice restaurant. Additionally all the food, apps, soup and entrees all came out at the same time ! Our waiter didn’t even give us the courtesy of asking why all our plates where practically still full before they were taken away by the bus person.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We enjoy both food and service at this place.

fishmusic (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

My Parmesan rainbow trout had far too much cheese; I could barely taste the fish. The waitress seemed irritated when we asked for anything extra, i.e. telling which cheese was which for the sampler. The crab could only be served cold and lacked flavor.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Old Ebbitt has always been a favorite of mine. Great energetic atmosphere, great food.

Karenot (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Visiting DC always includes a dinner at Old Ebbit Grill. We are never disappointed!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great late night find after a show at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night. Arrived before our 11pm reservation and got sat right away. Host was very friendly. Derek (our waiter) made us feel welcome the minute we sat down. We had a few questions and he knew everything about the menu, recommending some great items. Most raw bar items were 1/2 price after 11pm, so we took advantage of that. I had the crab cake entree - chock full of crab meat served with sweet potato wedges and cole slaw. My guest had the catfish served with spicy jambalaya and cilantro rice, which he said was delicious. The Ketal One martini's were a nice pour and at a fair price. Glad to know this place serves late as few places do. We will be back again soon!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always a go to place when we are in DC. Food was amazing (my husband had NY Strip Steak and I had the Shrimp Linguini). A fun environment and attentive service!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

I always end up here. Husband's favorite, not mine. The atmosphere is nice. Food to me is good, not great. Tonight the salad was bitter and the trout done well. Skip the house wine.

Pottsie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday with friends and family. The food was wonderful and the wait staff was friendly, with just the right amount of attention. We would recommend to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had reservation seated in 5 mins! Erica, our waitress was great. Food was great. Place was packed so it was a little noisy next to the bar. Will always return when in DC.