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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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