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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
25544 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 388 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Catering

    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Steps away from the White House, the 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 Jordan Hammes at 202.552.5000

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (888) 892-9950

  • 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, BYO Wine, 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 25,544 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    American

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Dinner was really good. Salted bread pudding was delicious! Steak and potatoes were a little under-seasoned.
  2. E

    Ekaterina

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience at the oldest restaurant and bar in DC. Thank you will definitely be back!
  3. JC

    JuanC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Great food and great vibe! The waiter was very nice and welcoming. However, the servers were rude and looked like they were angry all the time. We never had a “good evening” or a pleasant experience with them as they were pretty much throwing the plates at us with long faces.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good. I got the roasted chicken and it had such a great flavor!
  5. E

    Ellen

    Washington DC

    163 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    163 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Appeared to us it was our waiter’s first day. He made an error on the bill, charging for a more expensive wine than I ordered. Food was excellent!
  6. DJ

    DavidJ

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch at an old standby near the White House with a bustling crowd of tourists and DC types. Mussels appetizer was top-notch, with the right bit of spice. Not surprising as seafood is a specialty. Sandwiches for entrees. Well-prepared, but French Dip roast beef was a bit on the cold side. Attentive service. Every DC visitor should try it at least once.
  7. MH

    MariaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was so lovely, and the food was so tasty. Cozy classic ambiance.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ribeye melted in your mouth. The meatloaf was equally delicious!
  9. E

    Excellent

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The service was excellent! Our server was very attentive and paid attention to any allergies we had. The place was a little noisy and our table was small (I could reach out and touch the people at the next table if desired lol). A fine experience and would definitely go back next time in town.
  10. m

    maryann14

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming to Old Ebbitt Grill for almost 35 years and it never disappoints. At this visit, my husband tried the shrimp and grits and said it was fabulous!!
  11. M

    Maryanne

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, service was spectacular, and the food outstanding!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I brought a party of seven. Had reservations for about six weeks. Would have appreciated being seating in the restaurant versus atrium. Three of us ordered from the raw bar. Three of the largest oysters came. I had one first instructed my party to pass on the remainder. I was violently sick for several hours after departing. All others enjoyed their meal
  13. MW

    MeganW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, tons of history, delicious and diverse menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Loved it so much we went twice in one week!
  14. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family dinner and it was wonderful. Great food and service.
  15. A

    Andy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere never disappointed with old ebbitt grill.
  16. L

    Lizzy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’m traveling as a Digital Nomad, spending some time in DC so this seemed de rigueur! It was a tad Republican, crowd-wise, old fashioned, but I cannot resist an Oyster Happy Hour. I sat at the bar and made some new friends and a good time was had by all. And it’s right by the White House!
  17. DL

    DrLumpkins

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so happy to see Old Ebbitt bustling at 2 in the afternoon. I am so glad we made reservations. As one of the few really outstanding restaurants remaining in downtown Washington DC, Old Ebbitt has never failed to impress me. Our food arrived quickly, was well prepared and was very, very tasty. My daughter in law and I were having our first mom-daughter date. The atmosphere was lively, but not intrusive. We were able to relax and talk. And eat. We were so very comfortable in our booth. Our waitress was kind, friendly and professional. So were the staff who supported her. Needless to say, we will return.
  18. VP

    VictorP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, not exceptional, nice ambience. Quick service.
  19. k

    kapdc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents love Old Ebbitt, it's the only restaurant they'll trek into town for from Fairfax. We go a few times a year for special occasions. We always request to eat inside, not the atrium, which has a lobby/food-court quality about it. It's fine, but not at all charming. Doesn't feel like Old Ebbitt. Inside, the restaurant and back bar are really lovely -- the former livelier, but therefore a bit louder, than the latter. The service is always top-notch, very professional and courteous, even when a bit stretched. Old Ebbitt is a DC institution but not at all touristy.
  20. BL

    BlacLab

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can count on the Old Ebbitt to provide food that meets or exceed expectations. Whatever you see on the menu, you will get with no surprises and prepared beautifully. It is not so expensive that you can’t go regularly, but the quality and old school elegance make it appropriate for a date, business lunch, or special dining experience. This is not a restaurant for overly creative or exotic food but I am never disappointed when I go there.
  21. JL

    JimL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never been disappointed by Old Ebbitt. Based on previous visits, my expectations were high, and Old Ebbitt exceeded them.
  22. MA

    MaineAdventurer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Service was outstanding. The restaurant was busy but the staff worked well together & managed the volume. My wife was initially skeptical of the restaurant but was a fan by before the end of the evening.
  23. KG

    KatyG

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go to this restaurant in Wash. DC. Make reservations for dinner. Delicious and wonderful service and ambiance.
  24. t

    taras

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting family for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful meal together.
  25. PH

    PaulH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. We made a reservation but arrived early and still accommodated quickly. All and all a great place!
  26. MN

    MarisaN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends and I choose The Okd Ebbitt Grill to celebrate my birthday because we know they have the best raw bar- oysters and clams! We were thrilled by the quality and taste. We had the absolute best server - Kurt- who made friendly conversation with us as he provided excellent service! He surprised me with a beautiful birthday dessert with lite candle which was the perfect choice! We can’t wait to return with our other girlfriends to celebrate the Christmas holiday! Thank you for helping to make my birthday memorable and lots of fun!
  27. S

    Spydermelon

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is classic. Food is excellent and you won't find better servers anywhere in DC. Beautiful, snug elegance, peerless ambiance. You just have to experience it. Can't go wrong.
  28. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Waiter definitely wanted to be somewhere else Seeing as it was thanksgiving night kind of understood but 0 effort
  29. D

    Dayc

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good established restaurant with consistent quality
  30. WR

    WillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was good as well. Minimal wait time and an overall great experience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Thanksgiving meal was delicious. Ambiance was festive. Totallloced the experience
  32. JA

    JeffreyA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Old Ebbit is consistently excellent. Wonderful oysters, perfectfully cooked filet mignon, paired with an excellent house cabernet.
  33. CL

    CLINT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here for Thanksgiving, and it was fabulous! Both the service and the food was outstanding. We could not think of a single thing that would have made our experience any better.
  34. GB

    GenaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner!
  35. JB

    JenniferB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanksgiving Day menu and service for the family!
  36. EC

    EllenC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at the Old Ebbitt Grill many times and have never been disappointed in the service or quality of the food. Their crab cakes are the best!!!! It does get noisy so it might not be the place to go if you are looking for a more intimate setting. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  37. CR

    ChristyR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing meal. Highly recommend the scallops! Service started great but we had to track down our waitress to get the check. Would still go back in a second. The atmosphere was perfect.
  38. VS

    ValS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great pre-Kennedy show dinner, both food and service were great.
  39. MV

    MarkV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    We were sat outside the main restaurant. It felt like we were eating in a mall. The food was great but the overall experience was disappointing due to this.
  40. d

    deec6

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly. Server excellent. Menu varied & reasonable. Very pretty & pleasant. Great crab soup & oysters. Be back soon

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 25544 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 388 times today
Google Map for Old Ebbitt Grill

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

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

  • 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

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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, the 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 Jordan Hammes at 202.552.5000

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (888) 892-9950

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