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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

based on recent ratings
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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Hot Spot (212)
People Watching (211)
Authentic (201)
Good for Birthdays (192)
Good for Anniversaries (188)
Good for Groups (188)
Pre/post Theatre (182)
Happy Hour (177)
Comfort Food (160)
Great for Brunch (135)
Cozy (130)
Fit for Foodies (128)
Worth the Drive (125)
Sunday Lunch (119)
Late-night Find (111)
Handcrafted Cocktails (109)
Creative Cuisine (105)
Romantic (101)
Local Ingredients (77)
Notable Wine List (77)
Seasonal (63)
Great Beer (63)
Kid-friendly (57)
Tasting Menu (47)
Scenic View (46)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Quick Bite (38)
Healthy (33)
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Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Afternoon Tea (18)
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Disabled Access (11)
Vegan (11)
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Organic (8)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 21 hours 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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·Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 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 3 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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

Out of 4 restaurants visited in D.C. (the others were Del Campo, Proper 21 and Zaytinya, all of which were excellent), the quality of the cooking was clearly the lowest among the four: Hummus that did not taste like much, peppers and kale that turned out to be not so digestible some time later, and the sauces of the otherwise ok grilled meat consisted mainly of the meat juice, so lots of salt and Pepper needed to spruce it up.
The atmoshpere is cozy once the biggest rush is over, and the waiters are friendly , but you can easily find better food in D.C.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant is very popular and it's busy even on a Sunday night. My guests (one from outside the country) really enjoyed it.

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

For several years, our extended family has been having dinner and going to see the White House Christmas tree. It is not always easy to get a reservation; we must plan ahead. It is always worth the effort!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Another fabulous experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We do a family holiday lunch with the kids every year and sometimes I wonder if I should pick a new place just to change things up. This weekend proved that some traditions are just meant to stay. We had a wonderful meal, great service and yet another memorable family holiday lunch in the books. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant is really big and was packed when I visited for Sunday brunch. The hostesses seemed distracted and way too busy and my waitress was also very busy and it took her a while to get to my table to take drink orders. Perhaps a different time of day would have lended a different experience but given the reviews on line I expected better service. That said, good food and great location!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was prompt and polite. Food was great. Atmosphere was so festive and exciting. Loved it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Sunday brunch! Great selection and good service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall great experience. The raw oysters were phenomenal, and I always appreciate when the oyster selection isn't solely from the east coast or the gulf. My only complaint is that I ordered my steak medium rare and it appeared more medium. When I asked my server about it, he seemed to get defensive whilst explaining that this particular kind of beef (I got the steak frites) appears medium even though it's medium rare. Honestly seems like a hogwash answer to get a patron to shut up and eat, but I'm not a steak connoisseur. I wish that it was suggested that I ordered the steak rare in that case, but it was still very delicious! Overall, this is now on my list as a notable date spot. Super cute, super classy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was outstanding and the food exceeded my expectations! Definitely reccommend the crab and artichoke dip for starter, cannelloni di casa for entre, and the butterscotch blondie for dessert. I would go back again and again for these menu items!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 5 days ago

As always- flawless. Took out of town guests and they rated it 10/10. Superb and never less.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good and the oysters fresh. The waiter and bar tender service was outstanding. For DC, the prices are very reasonable and the location is excellent for central DC lunch and dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Old Ebbitt's is a long time family favorite. We have been visiting for a Christmas celebration for many years and enjoy it's proximity to the National Christmas tree and this year, to DAR Constitution Hall for the AF Band Christmas concert.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and awesome food. Atmosphere is amazing! Childrens menu has everything my picky 9 year old eats.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent experience

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had an awful experience, despite previous good ones. My husbands dinner came out burned and cold. The waitress took it back, and the next plate that came out was burned as well. Although the waitress was trying to correct the problem, the manager was horrible and rude. No apologies or anything!

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

It was extremely busy, but they got us in on time. The waiter was chatty and inattentive.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Separately, my wife and I visited Old Ebbits over 35 years ago so this trip to Washington it was high on our list. We were not disappointed. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Our lunch was on a delightful snowy Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved everything about our meal! The oysters Rockefeller were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy dining at this historical venue. Great food and service. They made my Birthday extra special!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food, a little undercooked however. opentable got us right in without having to wait 35 minutes!

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·Dined 6 days ago

In town for the weekend from St Louis. We enjoy Old Ebbitt and will continue to dine here when we have the opportunity.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Overall, a very pleasant experience. The wait staff was amazing.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was just okay, but it was Ebbitt Grill so that carries weight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Had an outstanding time at Old Ebbitt! Our waitress, Tutu (sp.?) was excellent, attentive and friendly! Food was excellent! With a group of 8, and host and staff accommodated us beautifully! Many thanks for a memorable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food. But we were getting together with friends to talk. The bar location was way way loud. However, it was the holidays and we were just among loud loud talkers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Been coming here for years. The food is absolutely amazing and the price is so reasonable considering its location. I highly recommend going for dinner or weekend brunch. My favorite thing is to hit the oyster happy hour, 50% off, and they have an amazing selection. I usually get a dozen and split it across 3 different varieties.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely horrible hostesses!!!! when we arrived there was two at check in and only one of them checking folks in. the hostess spent over 15 min helping a man work in his table for 8 that he had no reservations for. when we asked second hostess to check us in she said it wasnt her job and we would have to wait. after what seemed forever that second waitress decided she would go ahead and give us a pager.. as we waited another 10 min and watched the guy with the table for 8 get seated and the couple behind us get seated i went back to ask why were we still waiting... they punched a few keys on computer and made the pager go off. Really??? and i had reservations!!! plus they tell you i was a no show??? i have never seen such a cluster. I guess i didnt need reservations because the table for 8 didnt. And... i noticed they called the manager up so he could brow beat him into seating his 8 folks. and yes... it was my birthday so thanks alot ebbitts for treating me like a second class citizen. they should be ashamed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful holiday lunch, great ambi ance, server very good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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