Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24440 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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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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MattyWhips
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristin, our server, made our first visit to Old Ebbitt Grill such an enjoyable experience. The oysters were scrumptious and we loved the decor!

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vipSaraS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Old Ebbitt for a long birthday brunch and it did not disappoint. The booth seating is comfortable and private, and allowes for a more intimate brunch than some other DC restaurants. I love the dark lighting and decor. This isn't a "lively brunch" but an absolute DC classic. We had the cheese tray to start, sandwiches and french toast, and a brownie sundae for dessert. Along with great cocktails, this is always five stars for me.

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GavinS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We had the Steak Frites, the Shimp and Grits, and the AMAZING French Toast.

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LeeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good lunch/brunch with an old, dear friend. The experience could not have been nicer: great food, really helpful and pleasant server, in a terrific space. Really recommend The Old Ebbitt Grill!

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vipLoriS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kurt was our waiter and he was FABULOUS!! Shrimp and grits were DELICIOUS and the Peanut Butter Pie is THE BEST!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Wait staff was inattentive to our needs , it was almost as if they were tired and upset to have another party sat in their section .
Waitress was unavailable for an extended period of time

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McKayY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The waitress told us there were no substitutions to any entree, which was difficult as I am allergic to mushrooms and seafood. The fettuccine alfredo was (apparently) very heavily covered and immersed in mushrooms, and unable to be changed as they (again, apparently) don't cook items when ordered. It is labeled "chicken fettuccine" on the menu, not "mushroom and alfredo sauce over pasta". The cheese platter was overpriced as we got cheese 4 blocks about the size of 1" by 1". The cheese platter did not come with crackers or light bread and instead is served with dense raisin bread that overpowered each cheese. The caesar salad had little to no dressing with limp lettuce. The hummus was runny and flavorless. The pastrami sandwich was the best of the bunch.. 6/10 but tasted like it sat for a while as both bottom halves of the bread were soggy. This restaurant clearly capitalizes on it's name and history alone. The service was less than desirable and the food was subpar to say the least. Would not recommend.

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MattA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! I come here a lot but my wife has never been. They did not disappoint. Our waiter was excellent! I don’t write reviews if that tells you anything

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IndiaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!!! JJ made sure that me and my partners date night was one to remember!

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lauraw
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Sat at bar and had to wait to be served. Never brought items I asked for (water, bread and extra sauce).

KG
KathleenG
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! We enjoyed brunch, the relaxed atmosphere, and had a great meal. Our waitress was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nami was a great waiter. Very pleasant and knowledgeable.

DR
DonnaR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with out of town sisters after 1-1/2 years. Delicious lunch, great service from Nathan and the essence of Old Ebbitt- one of our favorite places to dine.

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meagans
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ronnie was amazing!!! And so was his assistant. They both were super friendly and helpful. The food was incredible as well.

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WillJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I made a reservation for 6pm and was walked through the beautiful and elegant restaurant to be sat outside of the restaurant in office space. We ordered Calamari for a starter which came out cold, our soda was flat (but was remedied) and our $28 steak was waffle house quality at best. Our server was the only saving grace.

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Kevin
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Amazing service. Mediocre food.

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NancyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent; in addition to our entrees we really enjoyed the bread service was prompt but my rushed. She waited to get hot bread fresh out of the oven for us & replenished it once we consumed the first offering.

JB
JoanneB
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We experience terrific service from Sol and enjoyed oysters on the half shell that were amazing. Order the grilled swordfish or the shrimp cake - you won’t regret it

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KimberlySharp
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a great dinner. But really wish an order or oyster Rockefeller was more then just 4

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SandraM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the few restaurants that appeared to be fully staffed which must say a lot about how they treat their employees. Always a favorite when I visit D.C.

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Valentin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, amazing decor. Good service and the meals are delicious.

J
vipJulie
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back again!

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vipMark
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

food was good, we were seated in smaller dining room to the left which was extremely loud. server was brusk/perfunctory.

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randyk
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

the chili was like canned the baby back ribs were horrible . drinks fair, deserts fair. waiter not good never asked how food was. he already knew. never again

MC
vipMichaelC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was first rate the service impeccable

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipcanadianincleveland
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

nice place, food was nice but not specifically innovative, entree portion actually small, service very nice, ambience nice,

CA
vipCyrAnn
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening!
Our dinners were great and the wine delicious.
Our server was nice and attentive. Definitely would go back when in DC!

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Bibliophile
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This historic DC restaurant won't disappoint. The Capital-themed venue is elegant and the Oysters Rockefeller are delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going out for dinner here!

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Meltartan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time dining in this historical restaurant. I loved reading about the history and all the decor. We were 2 couples, one from Chicago and one from Texas and we all got steak and they were great—and we know our steak!
Our server, Erica was fabulous in every way and really made our experience a pleasure.

PB
vipPhoenixB
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I felt very comfortable and welcomed in this historic space. The food was good and the service was personal and professional. I highly recommend.

MA
vipMichaelA
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food waitress was fantastic. The ambience The decor everything was perfect.

DW
DeniseW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small celebration with friends and the restaurant was wonderful.

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Stuart
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful experience! The food was excellent: I had the fried chicken and waffles, which I eat everywhere that serves it, and it as a very satisfying rendition. The wine list was good. We got a reservation for 1:30 at 1:15, and we were able to walk from the Mall right to the door and be seated as soon as we walked in. The environment is very good: we had a booth with glass partitions, the ceiling is high, and the lighting was largely ambient, so we had the experience of enclosure with vistas, while still being quiet enough to talk.

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Gootie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Food was excellent!!

GR
GlennR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch selections imo were pricey. Service and food were great! Bathroom off of the upper bar level was filthy

JP
JohnP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around

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vipjmgdowntown
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress made the experience more enjoyable

T
Tina
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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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 24440 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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