Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24412 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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vipTwinsmom
New England
11 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by family before our visit to DC and it was worth it! It was a beautiful setting, service was wonderful and food was great. So glad we were able to fit it in while sightseeing.

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DeborahJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and we were seated immediately for our party of 9. Food was delicious as always with healthy portions. Highly recommended as we sampled a variety of dishes and none disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing and our dessert was even more amazing! The salted caramel bread pudding and the apple crumble were delicious! We enjoyed every minute of our time and our waiter Jordan was very attentive and suggested the best meals!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ross, our server, made my girlfriend’s birthday extra special. All his recommendations were spot on and we had the best time. Thank you to all the staff who made this evening possible for us, I would HIGHLY recommend!

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our server was excellent. The menu provided many choices with both value choices and more expensive items. I had oysters and the steak frites and my wife had trout, all of which were excellent. The restaurant is huge with a great atmosphere, we had a window booth and were not rushed through dinner and pre-dinner cocktails. This lived up to its reputation!

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vipJPRK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lonnie gave us excellent service. The meatloaf and flounder were superb.

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been going to Old Ebbitt for over 30 years. The food has always been 5 star. I commented during our lunch yesterday that I felt like the ambience was the best I have experienced there. Our waiter was awesome. I will ask for him when I return. The food was, as always, phenomenal !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome place with a great vibe & tasty food. Ask for Bob's section. He was fun, informative, and had great recommendations.

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SpringMom
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. I’m an out of towner and every time I’m in DC I try to make it Ebbitt Grill. Never disappoints!

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MichelleW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for 10 days came here twice. Great food, oysters were delish, service was wonderfull!

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MarcA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience with the Old Ebbitt Grill.

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vipVicki
Nashville
160 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A classic DC place to eat. Great service and great atmosphere. We went for brunch and chose to go the lunch route. It was good not great. The oysters were awesome. The French dip was good not great. The salad was wonderful!

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kevinh
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in dc, bar none. Food and service is outstanding.

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AimeeC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jared, was awesome. Kind, personable, thoughtful with suggestions. 10 out of 10.
Food was amazing. Those shrimp and grits - what a treat to get to have them!

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vipjenn
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome as always. new/updated menu equally engaging and delicious.

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vipBriB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I dined at Old Ebbitt for their late night oyster happy hour. The restaurant was fairly busy for 11pm. Service was impeccable and the food was excellent. In addition to the oysters, we also had the crab dip (best in the city IMO), clam chowder and the Clyde’s burger. Will definitely be returning.

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sallygjack
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old Ebbitt never disappoints.
The service is consistently outstanding, and the food is very good.

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vipBreakfastforDinner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Better to eat in main area of the restaurant - we were placed in the hotel lobby which didn’t feel very posh so felt like we did not have the same experience as the regular restaurant diners.

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vipTracy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, fun lively atmosphere

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Antonio
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More than I expected a friend recommended it I figured it was just a bar but it was an excellent restaurant the shell fish and Burgers and Reuben were the best I highly recommend it!!

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JerielleD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went during lunch time and really enjoyed at atmosphere and historic ambience. The oysters and desserts were great but the main course was okay. Overall, nice place to visit for the history and looks.

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Paige
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a classic in downtown DC. The decor was unique, food was great, service was phenomenal, and the list goes on.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot never disappoints. Classic DC dining with a menu that has something for everyone! We started with oysters and enjoyed the filet and trout for dinner. You can’t lose!

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KarenC
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a visit and wanted to have the oysters. Great time

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jody
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
The atmosphere is pure DC and loved the ambience. Service was professional and attentive and the food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was a tragic experience. I'm not sure if it was because I had a wheelchair or because we had a child, but even with reservations made months in advance we were relegated to the "atrium" which resembled a mall food court. Waiter disappeared after taking original order. I'm so disappointed because this has always been one of my favorite spots with gorgeous art and lively ambiance. Apparently not everyone gets to have that experience.

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Bwilkons
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great cocktails, great food. Server was an absolute professional and made great recommendations. Loved the pork chop!

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Atreat
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was so attentive and aware of our needs

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vipArtGirl2
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting DC & wanted to experience this storied restaurant. Good food & drink. Excellent service.

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Jessie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice birthday lunch celebration. We all loved ours meals; jalapeño burger, cheeseburger and turkey sandwich. Blood Mary and wine selection was great. Cool old building with lots of history. Recommend.

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Trixie
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food, wine list, service, ambiance all exceptional. We were there 1:30p for lunch and it was lively. Highly suggest reservations. A must-visit if you are in DC. Enjoy!

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LindyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It never fails to impress! Great food and wonderful service!

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AdrianaK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistent menu and food quality.

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Beth603
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

On a trip to DC we enjoyed lunch. It was nice to sit down and be served after taking in the memorials on the National Mall.

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marial
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. Loved it

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JoshS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing food! Definitely going to dine again

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vipJamesC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill one of our favorites in Washington DC we try and stop by whenever we’re in town and it never disappoints. Clearly a place of history and ambience with very good service and food.

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vipSaraR
New England
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent waiter

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent but extremely disappointed about removing crab cake from menu since that was reason for visit. Dine at Old Ebbitt every visit to DC.

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RachelS
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good, service was okay. Drinks took forever to receive.

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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) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 24412 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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