Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24454 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
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Gootie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Food was excellent!!

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JohnP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around

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Tina
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thank you for the excellent service and food! The wait staff are extremely friendly, helpful and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Choice!

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TomT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and efficient. Very comfortable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert was wonderful, all staff very attentive. Beautiful place!
Great drinks!

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sharigaff
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our best meal of the trip! We sat in the atrium which I give mixed reviews. On one hand, you lose the historical ambience which makes the restaurant iconic. On the other hand, it is a much quieter dining experience and you can have good table conversation. I guess it depends what one prefers.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the experience was impeccably excellent! Would highly recommend!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant we went to on DC. Definitely a great choice.

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Angela
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. The dining areas are a little dark though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The service was outstanding!

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ConnorsMom
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks! I have found that many restaurants have been subpar during the pandemic but that was NOT our experience at Old Ebbit!

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HollyO
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great quality. It’s always difficult to choose what to order because we have never had a bad meal here. Their house-made pasta is always a winner. One of our favorite stops when we are in town. Ross was a most excellent server: friendly, attentive, yet not intrusive or irritating. We like to take our time to enjoy, and he never made us feel rushed. Our experience couldn’t have been any better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, very good service, cool atmosphere!
Not expensive but not cheap:)

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NickieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Waitress. Was awesome. Foot was awesome. Lady at table next to us was not awesome but that’s not the restaurant’s fault she was just young and loud. Will definitely go back if we come in town again.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect for the occasion with business colleagues, at 8:30pm on a Thursday evening.

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GaryB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must place to eat in DC! Classic great service. Best Reuben on the planet. Oysters and calamari you have to go to see for yourself.

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DanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, great atmosphere. The history is amazing. Service was excellent and friendly. The food was delicious. We like to visit here when we are in DC!!

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MatthewG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Salmon was cold and under cooked… came out 5 minutes after we ordered it… forgot my soup. Server was professional. Great ambience.

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vipRKTZLN
Denver
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A little piece of history and a fun place for lunch. The food was very good. Fried oysters and Walter’s choice sandwich were both delicious. If you like history, go downstairs and read the newspaper articles on the wall.

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RequanS
Savannah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good: The oyster Rockefeller was delicious and the service team did a great job.

Improve: I had to return my Buffalo chicken sandwich twice due to the chicken being pink in the middle. Disappointingly, I had to order something else. How do you mess up chicken?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Beautiful restaurant with great service

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DeborahO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

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DWillis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and atmosphere. All in an amazing historic setting. Top shelf bar by any definition! Can’t wait to go back

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vipAdrianT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice atmosphere and the staff was friendly and courteous.

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mellodyg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immediately seated. Fast service. Wine & salmon & soups were exceptionally delicious.

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SallyB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding choice for our trio with one wheel-chair. I had requested a wheelchair accessible table and they were ready for us when we arrived. The customer service was outstanding. Lunch was exceptionally good - especially enjoyed the Fried Oyster Platter, and the Blueberry Crisp was delightful. Highly recommend for a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle.

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TomP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister in law sad the salmon salad was outstanding. My wife really liked the trout.
The hamburger was a good hamburger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish was excellent!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Ridiculous mask rule! Must wear mask while moving around restaurant but not while sitting, eating, drinking or talking and the host and hostess were rude about it. Doesn’t make any sense. Also they got rid of the 50% off raw bar happy hour but didn’t update the website. Disappointed to find out when I showed up for my reservation. Then they seated us in the foyer of the building not in the actual restaurant and didn’t even ask us if that was ok. I’ve been to the Old Ebbit many times but don’t think I will be back anytime soon

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

No bearnaise sauce. Entrees came before the appetizer . Should have brought bread automatically instead they asked if we wanted it

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DrBE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at brunch! Customized Eggs Benedict, Oyster and Shrimp selection, Sandwich Melt, Creme Brulee, and Mimosas. And our server Ross was the Best... competent, efficient, and friendly. Thx for a great experience and we will return!

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Mark
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS ALWAYS, OUSTANDING. WOULD RECOMMEND TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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viplovefood2
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OEG was fun, definitely a lot of people in restaurant at 9p, our waitress was great excellent enthusiasm.
Food was very good, fresh.
Glad to see restaurant is doing well even during the pandemic.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and service.
Meals were super!
Vegetarian options were good.

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Noah
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Thank you for very much for the great meal. Very much appreciated.

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LaurenK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome Alexis helped reseat us to the main dining room. Our sever I can’t remember her name, she was amazing too! From start to finish, fabulous!

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LeslieC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and our server, Adrienne, were both fantastic! I’d prefer being inside, not out in the atrium, but it was less noisy out there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal. Great service…nice ambiance. A little high-priced. Would be nice if they moved the hecklers/panhandlers out front of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very good experience overall. Old Ebbitt is still a top performer!

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Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 24454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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