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Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, D.C., DC

Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
28500 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout

Chef Joseph Allen
Around the corner from The White House

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 382 times today

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Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (202) 347-4800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Joseph Allen
  • Catering
    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.
  • Private party facilities
    Steps away from the White House, Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may be reserved in our Atrium dining room or rooftop patio. Please call our events department s at 202.552.5000
  • Private party contact
    Jordan Hammes: (202) 552-5000
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    15th between F and G
  • Parking details
    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;
  • Public transit
    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 28,500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    American

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    American

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

28,500 Reviews
  1. VABuzyBee

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Old Ebbitt is one of our favorites in DC. It does NOT disappoint!

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  2. yummy

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at exactly the time reserved. The Waiter was wonderful and my Cosmopolitan was the best I’ve had recently. Dinner was excellent although I was disappointed because they were out of the beet salad I looked forward to having. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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  3. JandNMonterey

    Yorkshire

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both excellent in this classic, historic DC restaurant.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food, service, and atmosphere were excellent

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Perfect DC experience…excellent food, great atmosphere

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  6. Jessica

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks are amazing here. The service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend the pork chop and also the scallops.

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  7. MaiaS

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old Ebbitt doesn't disappoint for service and ambience - old DC politico haunt but mostly full of tourist families now. The food was good but not outstanding. My fresh oysters were plump and fresh and briny. My companions steak was cooked to order, rare. My trout was over-crusted with a heavy coating, leaving not much room for the fish itself to shine - and the fish was just this side of overcooked. Given the history of the place it's worth a stop. Just not good enough to warrant 5 stars.

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  8. JeriA

    Charleston

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service! Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful!

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  9. BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Highly recommend. Interesting history too.

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  10. TimL

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the seating was pretty amazing too with green suede booths. Like walking back in time to eat with an old friend. So glad we were able to go twice this week while in town.

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  11. zsofi

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing breakfast and Ross was an excellent server. He told us a bit about the history of the restaurant and was very attentive. Food was great, excellent cappuccino, freshly squeezed orange juice.

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  12. MrsSmarzewski

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Iconic place to visit. Beautiful interior. Breakfast was delicious topped off with Baileys and Coffee. Finished with mimosas. Our server was excellent.

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  13. BenF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was quite impressed with the food and the price. I had oysters on the 1/2 shell and scallops and they were delicious. Ended with a piece of key lime pie. Absolutely outstanding meal.

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  14. CarolH

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Efficient service, great oyster selection but otherwise basic and uninspiring food. Very, very loud so not a dining experience that makes you want to linger.

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  15. SteveH

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Service was outstanding - food terrific. Only wish they had an alcohol happy hour.

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  16. ColinC

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very nice Brunch there. the person serving me was very attentive and this made a good meal all that much more memorable. Will certainly return.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service in a unique venue. The crab cakes are the best anywhere. Key lime pie was outstanding.

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  18. CHILL

    Greater Boston

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oldest saloon in D.C. founded in 1856. The swordfish was cooked to perfection. The buffalo wings appetizer, big portion, was good too. The bread pudding was delightful. Visit here for a fantastic meal and service!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food ( Oysters!) and service was wonderful. Great martini. Great place to wrap up a busy day.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!! Crab dip was very good. Great ambiance.

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  21. Musclehead

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a totally awesome experience at Ebbitt Grille! The food was delicious, service was excellent, beautiful restaurant setting, comfortable and easy access from the parking garage via the elevator. We recommend and would definitely return.

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  22. EllenT

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must-eat location in the heart of DC steps from the White House. Our server was incredible and she accommodated out every need. My husband got the famous Bloody Mary and we also enjoyed the crab dip, the hummus, the crab dijonnaise and the chicken Caesar salad but they are well known for their burgers, sandwiches and delicious fries. Enjoy!

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  23. NinaF

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for breakfast and were seated next to the kitchen. Our table's location was unpleasant with regard to ambience. The service was excellent but the food was average.

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  24. Ivonne

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice venue, good service. Cocktail very very good. limited food choices but food was delicious

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  25. Ciccio

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met family for dinner on vacation in D.C. We heard many good things about Old Ebbitt Grill and were eager to get a reservation. They accommodated our party of 8 and even got us in a little earlier than our scheduled reservation which was nice. The service, the food, the cocktails, were all outstanding. I would recommend Old Ebbitt Grill to anyone and everyone coming to D.C. who is looking for a great meal and great ambiance.

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  26. AndreaE

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was not great. Received drinks after appetizers and at that we had to ask for our drinks. Ordered a burger, had to ask for catsup and that took another 10 minutes.

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  27. lorenaa

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant and the server was amazing too

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing. Our server was excellent. He was very attentive.

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  29. CarolynH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been planning to return for some time and were not disappointed. On a Friday night reservations are a must. The lobby was packed with people waiting for a table, but we were seated immediately. The food was deliciius. Our waitperson was excellent, totally on her job. Overall a great experience.

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  30. Katie

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good, but expensive for what we got. The cocktails were heavy on the booze. I’m sure some people appreciate that, but if that’s all I wanted to taste I’d order straight liquor 🙂 Server was great, very nice.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. We all enjoyed a bottle of champagne, oysters, and caviar. 

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  32. HauteCuisine

    Dallas

    1050 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    1050 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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  33. bethp

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter and food were excellent! Looking forward to our next visit!

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  34. Geniedar

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always excellent crab cakes. Great raw oysters. Small and sweet

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  35. jaym

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate there for supper and then breakfast… both experiences were amazing!

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  36. miap

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant, the food is always fabulous. This time however I reserved a table for 5 ( weeks in advance) and the table they gave us was a booth with a chair at the end. I was bumped into about 12 times. Of course we will come back, I will just make sure to check the seating first!

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  37. JennF

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! The oysters were so fresh, and delicate. Liked the meatball starter.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husband had the Parmesan crusted trout w/ potato wedges and green beans.. he’d go back and eat the same.. mine was the meatloaf w/ garlic mashed potatoes and Swiss chard..😋 Great portions. , delish and hot!! Tea was perfect.. service was on point!

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  39. SteveS

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decent wine list; although not as interesting as the food choices. Crab appetizer was wonderful and the French Dip fabulous. Trout beautifully prepared and delicious. Stephen behind the bar is knowledgeable, attentive and has a ‘million stories.’ A delightful lunch.

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  40. NicoleJ

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at OEG. I don’t know why I had thought beforehand that it was supposed to be a quiet, laid back place. It was extremely noisy and overwhelming. But, the food was amazing! I had the chicken fettuccine and I highly recommend it.

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FAQs

Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4800.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 28500 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 382 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    15th between F and G
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;
  • Public transit
    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joseph Allen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 347-4800
  • Catering
    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.
  • Private party facilities
    Steps away from the White House, Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may be reserved in our Atrium dining room or rooftop patio. Please call our events department s at 202.552.5000
  • Private party contact
    Jordan Hammes: (202) 552-5000
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