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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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (341)
Good for a Date (252)
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Pre/post Theatre (195)
Good for Birthdays (188)
Hot Spot (188)
Vibrant Bar Scene (187)
Fun (186)
Neighborhood Gem (186)
Good for Anniversaries (183)
People Watching (180)
Happy Hour (173)
Authentic (166)
Comfort Food (161)
Good for Groups (159)
Cozy (146)
Sunday Lunch (138)
Fit for Foodies (134)
Worth the Drive (130)
Great for Brunch (127)
Late-night Find (105)
Handcrafted Cocktails (103)
Romantic (98)
Creative Cuisine (88)
Seasonal (81)
Notable Wine List (73)
Great Beer (65)
Local Ingredients (60)
Kid-friendly (58)
Scenic View (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Quick Bite (38)
Healthy (35)
Tasting Menu (30)
Afternoon Coffee (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Gluten Free Options (24)
Afternoon Tea (23)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Tapas (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Organic (9)
Vegan (8)
Live Sports (6)
Spicy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Live Music (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 hours ago

Good if you’re looking for an upscale comfort food place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

We had a great meal and the service was flawless. It is crowded and loud, but all that is part of the experience I suppose. Overall, we enjoyed it very much.

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·Dined a day ago

We really enjoyed our selves!!! The only down side was really noisey drunk people but it was kinda just bad luck sitting next to them.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Knowledgeable wait staff - recommend Open Table for reservations as Old Ebbit is a popular choice.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing! Food was wonderful. Recommend the crabcakes and brick chicken.

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·Dined 2 days ago

My partner had the ham/spinach tortilla wrap with sauce and she couldn’t eat it because it had so much salt. She wasted 75 percent.My fish and chips were great. The third person had the fillet and had to remove the top due to so much cracked pepper.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice. I'll be back! Nice martinis. And trout!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s day dinner: the hosts seemed to finish with the previous patron and then stop to joke around for a minute before turning to continue helping me.
Otherwise the food was quite good and the place was very nice

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service. Excellent meals.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome! We were seated on time, and the food was great.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Alex is an incredible bartender! Very professional and committed to his guests.

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·Dined 3 days ago

From out-of-towners visiting D.C. for a concert and staying at The Willard a block away:

With early reservations on Valentines Day at 5pm we scored a cozy booth at the back near the bar. Ebbitts has a warm and old wood ambiance. The noise level, particularly from the bar, was daunting as the place filled up. Make no mistake, this is a busy, busy place. There was a line out the door down the sidewalk eventually. There were a lot of couples.

The service was absolutely excellent. Despite tending to multiple tables, our server "Jenny" was efficient, friendly, non-intrusive, and knowledgeable. She'd been with Ebbitts for 18 years she said.

Lighting at the table was sufficient to comfortably read the over-sized menus.

Our entrees included fish and chips, salmon, and a roasted cauliflower vegetarian choice. I initially chose a gluten free option on linguine and shrimp but was disappointed when Jenny came back to say the GF pasta option was a no go (despite info to the contrary on the menu). No biggee and I had a slightly over-cooked roasted cauliflower on a bed of quinoa, Brussels sprouts, cubed butternut squash. The food was good but maybe not spectacular.

The oyster bar was impressive though we didn't partake. It seems a specialty.

Our dinner for three with two starters, three entrees, and a bottle of low-shelf wine was $159 including tip.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great service. The food was alright. My dish could have been seasoned better. The ambiance was lively and the decor was beautiful. I'd recommend them. I'm coming back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and fantastic food!!! The Oyster Bar Happy Hour is the best!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Oysters (East coast US and Canada and some West coast Canadian, on occasion) and Giant Shrimp are the go-to dishes. Combine with a Bloody Maryland and you are there! Menu changes are frequent. Best, absolute best, entree is the Parmesan Trout. Best seating, in my view. is in the bar with all of the giant dog sculptures and bird life. Service is always good. We miss Tony (Semper Fi!) and the old day-time reception desk crew. Good wine selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Can accommodate special menu modifications. To reasonable compared to equivalent NYC dinning

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Good as always! When in DC we always have to go to the Old Ebbitt Grill.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent gluten-free options

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·Dined 4 days ago

Recommended steak was so chewy. It was so bad. I didn’t tell them cuz I don’t have much time to get another steak.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

We were visiting DC and stopped in here for dinner. Great experience - highly recommend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful, as always. A perfect spot to host colleagues visiting from overseas. The crab cakes were reliably wonderful and our server Izzy provided impeccable service. Look forward to my next visit!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Came in from Chicago and always have to come here - They have the best clam chowder I have ever had.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place! I would eat here once a week if I lived here! I had the grilled cheese with an amazing salad. Grilled cheese had apples and cheese and delicious bread! Salad came with the sandwich and what a value it was... I wish I had it in front of me now... all of it! They had a great selection of craft beers and I was very very happy with all. Waiter was very personable... I asked how long he had worked there and he said since 3 that afternoon... He has been there for 3+ years was his final answer. My boyfriend had a burger and he enjoyed it a lot as well. Go eat here, you won't be disappointed if you are looking for bar type of food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Been going to this restaurant since 1990s and have never been disappointed! Great ambiance, great food, great service, and great prices — you beat it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The appetizer and drinks were excellent however there steak was chewy and not flavorful. The fries were soggy I think they should have put it in a small plate on the dish instead of next to the steak and sauce.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Waitstaff was just overwhelmed with several large tables together. Missing items like seafood forks. Appetizer came after mains which came in a strange Oder and not together. Food was excellent. We were in the atrium so not a historical ambiance for us, but we still got the food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall good experience

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·Dined 6 days ago

I truly enjoyed the overall experience. Best Chicken & Waffles!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Lived up to everything I expected. Chesapeake benedict great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The Sunday lunch/brunch is a great place to meet friends. Food is always very good and fast for being as busy as they are.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We have visited the Old Ebbitt on several occasions but it had been a while sicne we went last time.
The experience this time was as we remembered it. Great staff, good food and nice wine list.
The place is always busy but the sound level is normal. I mean we didn't have to raise our voices to have a conversation.
I recommend the Old Ebbitt Grill for its location, its quality of food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Sunday brunch with some collegues who were in town for a conference. I would say the food was just ok. I had the Oyester Bennie and my wife had the Salmon Bennie. Neither was remarkable and parts each of the Bennies were over cooked.

I will say both the bar staff and the wait staff were fun and accommodating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

it's my staple, always a treat as the food is always spot on. From the RAW bar to the kitchen

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food and service were both amazing! My husband and I were talking about the meal for days.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a reservation for 5:30, took a while to get seated. Server was excellent, nice demeanor, helpful, and perfectly attentive. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was noisy, but it just felt energetic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Classic DC watering hole. Make a reservation. Wonderful food and great service.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Service! Great food! We’ll be back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Waited 15 mins even with a reservation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

GREAT 1st EXPERIENCE, FOOD WAS AMAZING, SERVICE WAS OK THE WAITRESS I HAD COULD USE A COUPLE POINTERS! THE RESTAURANT HAD A WIERD SMELL THE FURNITURE LOOKS OLD, THE FACILITY IT SELF LOOKS LITTLE WORN DOWN INSIDE. THE VIBE INSIDE WAS KOOL AS WELL.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pre-theater brunch, had reservations, were seated quickly, line behind us was long, restaurant on Saturday was jammed at 11:30, noise level was almost deafening. Had benedicts which were good, service prompt, felt a little rushed--my wife had to go to the ladies room, I stopped eating while she was gone, and three waiters asked me at different times if I was done with my plate. But overall, it worked out, a pleasant experience, we got to the National Theater with plenty of time, and it was good for the money.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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