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About Old Ebbitt Grill

Established in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC. Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Casual dining with service to locals and visitors alike.

675 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Late Night Dining: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00am - 1:00am,
Friday & Saturday: 12:00am - 2:00am
Closed Christmas Day

Cross Street:
15th between F and G

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-4801

Website:
http://www.ebbitt.com/

Catering:
Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

Parking Details:
Valet parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and after 8:30 am on Sundays is available. $12.

Public Transit:
Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Ferro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. From intimate dinners in the Cabinet Room to larger receptions on our Rooftop Terrace and Atrium. The Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-600 guests.

Old Ebbitt Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (315)
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Casual (255)
Good for a Date (251)
Neighborhood Gem (245)
Hot Spot (208)
Fun (207)
People Watching (207)
Bar Seating (200)
Authentic (195)
Vibrant Bar Scene (192)
Good for Groups (186)
Good for Anniversaries (184)
Happy Hour (171)
Good for Birthdays (169)
Pre/post Theatre (164)
Comfort Food (161)
Great for Brunch (131)
Sunday Lunch (125)
Fit for Foodies (124)
Worth the Drive (123)
Cozy (115)
Late-night Find (104)
Handcrafted Cocktails (103)
Creative Cuisine (99)
Romantic (93)
Local Ingredients (73)
Notable Wine List (69)
Kid-friendly (63)
Great Beer (60)
Tasting Menu (51)
Seasonal (47)
Scenic View (46)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Quick Bite (38)
Healthy (30)
Afternoon Coffee (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Vegan (11)
Disabled Access (9)
Organic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Tapas (8)
Spicy (6)
Live Sports (3)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

seated on time, server was very energetic, made recommendations.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

It was lunch hour and busy. I understand the need to seat guests who are waiting. However, we did not overstay (out in an hour) but felt pressure from our waiter to finish as he was getting pressure from the host or hostess to move diners along and clear tables. Several times he shrugged his shoulders in response to the reservation desk as if to say: "what can I do, the smucks want to visit and I've already bothered them several times. Also, after we had been seated in a rear booth (where we at least could hear each other talk) we were asked to move to accommodate guests who apparently requested this particular booth. A couple of "sorry for this"s" but nothing in the way of making us feel better about the move (such as a complimentary appetizer or even some bread and butter with our meals). These folks are way too busy and successful and are beginning to cut corners because they can. Won't be back for a while. J. Inskeep-Fox

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Old Ebbits is a DC classic and I always include a meal there when I'm in the area. It has an amazing selection of oysters (50% off during happy hour) and the rest of the menu is varied and delicious. The table servers are attentive and offer recommendations. The bars can get pretty crazy, so persistence is needed to get a drink.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is a classic watering and oyster hole just across the street from the Treasury Building. It is popular with tourists, and, to my surprise, quite noisy at 5:30. My table was small and so cluttered that the waitress had to remind me that she had, in fact, put a glass of wine I had ordered on my table. All in all, this is an excellent dining option, especially if one can stand the noise.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Oldest restaurant in DC great food and location. Little tight and loud. Service was good, price was reasonable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

“We have the best crab cakes in town”, we were told when placing our order. They weren’t kidding! Order the double... you’ll be glad you did! And the clam chowder? Best ever!
Visitors, this place is worth a stop on your trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The home made pastas were the best part of the entire thing. I specifically asked for extra sauce on mine because it's like a ravioli and I wanted it well coated, it was quite dry. The veal chop was cooked perfectly but the sauce was way too sweet and overpowered the delicate flavor of the veal itself. Also the rapini was super SUPER bitter. Like unbearable to the point where we spat it out. The Bolognese was great but when the food runner took the plate to box it up it was never seen again. Not the best meal I've had in DC. Probably won't return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

So much fun. Definitely a DC institution and a visiting spot.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Business Meals, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Have been here several times in the past 30 years, always excellent ambiance, good service, great and classic decoration, good food, one of my most favorite Washington restaurants.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Must-see destination. Remarkably good value for such a popular restaurant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. We have been coming to the Old Ebbitt Grille for over 40 years and it has never disappointed us.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I love old ebbit grill. Will always return when in DC.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

food was average. server was not friendly. space between table and chairs was too tight. would not go again.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I really enjoy this restaurant. Anytime I have a visitor from outside the area, I take them here. Good food and service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Highly recommend going for the Oyster Happy Hour as well as the Lobster Shepherd's Pie. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Old Ebbitt’s is one of my favorite DC restaurants and has been for years! The food is great, the service is great. BUT it is a very busy place and reservations are absolutely required! I recommend getting there early!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were in DC for a few days and just had to eat here! Wonderful traditional decor. Fabulous food and service. Our experience and our food did not disappoint any of us. A very deep in tradition night! One of DC’s finest!!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We found this restaurant on-line and since it was close to the National Gallery of Art, we decided to make on-line reservations. The waiter, the ambience, the food and the overall experience was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service, food, and ambiance of this restaurant were superb! We made reservations in advance, which is highly recommended if you have parties of more than 4 people. The staff were attentive and friendly. The menu has some amazing seasonal drinks and dishes that our group immensely enjoyed. Overall, a great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything was really wonderful. We hda a special dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great crab cakes! Excellent private label Cabernet. Would have enjoyed it more if we had not been seated so closely to another couple who were way too loud.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We enjoyed a delightful evening at the historic Old Ebbitt Grill on this visit to DC. We had reservations so were seated right away. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We enjoyed beer and cocktails to begin our evening. The Blood Orange Refresher was wonderful. For a Starter, we selected the Grilled Oysters and then dined on Maryland Day Boat Scallops and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Each dish was a culinary delight and the portions were perfect. We topped off the dinner by sharing the Flourless Chocolate Torte which was the highlight of the entire meal. As wonderful as the eating experience was, the atmosphere and decor were just as extraordinary. One sits at a white-clothed table surrounded by mahogony paneling, brass railings, and large oil paintings. The noise level is lively but not too loud for conversation. A trip to DC needs to always include a meal at Old Ebbitt Grill.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a great meal...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

One of 3 meals was seriously overcooked. Restaurant still one of my favorites in DC.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I️ was the typical great experience at Old Ebbitt Grill. With reservations we had to wait a few minutes before being seated, which was expected. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was outstanding.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We chose to eat here almost as an afterthought, but after we did, we were very happy we had gone. The food was very good, the portions were perfect, more the enough to fill the empty void that had developed after a long day running around in a conference.
The service was impeccable, our waitress was very attentive and we didn't have to wait long for anything, even though the place was busy.
We are just sad that we are not local and can't go more often.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything the waiter recommend was great , from the appetizers to the main course.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went out with a group of 5 on a Sunday evening— reservation for 8 but didn’t have our table available til 820. Oyster selection was excellent. Food selection is vast— many different types, many different options. Wine selection is good with really good price points. Service was SLOW.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We live in Reno Nevada and come to D.C. when business permits. We always add a few extra days to enjoy the city. We always come to Old Ebbitts grill as its our favorite place to eat. My husband and I had reservations for 6:45 last Sunday evening. We were going over the menue with our waiter and I asked him about the specials. He snapped at me and said 'I told you they're on the back' (of the menue). He was very rude and it was uncalled for. It put a big damper on the rest of the evening. I didn't get his name and should have. He was a little cordial when he brought the bill of course. The food was good but we don't care to be treated rudely when experiencing your normally great restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My crabcake which is usually great was just ok, plating looked a bit rushed but everything else was good

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came here for brunch with friends, was crowded on the Sunday we went so definitely make a reservation. We were quickly seated and greeted by our server Jon. He was fantastic and helpful, even though I could tell he was very busy, we never felt rushed or ignored. Our food came out quickly and correct and it tasted divine( fried oyster benie especially) Will definitely be returning!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Chicken and waffles were delish. Recommended by the waiter and it did not disappoint.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic. Will def be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Historic place! Nice art. Cool bar. Food is good! Wish more of the oysters that were on the menu were available ( 3 out of the 6 ). Great staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great in all respects. Food. Drink. And particularly service.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant could use a through cleaning. The seated us in an alcove. Not impressed with the atmosphere.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We hadn't been to the Old Ebbitt Grill in years and we had out of town guests who we wanted to take out to a Washington landmark to give them a feeling of Washington. It fulfilled our expectations and certainly theirs. The food was good, the atmosphere fun. It is so easily accessible. We metered and our guests ubered and we all found it easy. We had thought getting reservations would be a problem but that also worked thanks to open table.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our first time and were very pleased. Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a great time celebrating my daughter's 28th birthday as we did on my 50 something birthday

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been in the DC area for 3 1/2 years and this is my Favorite place to eat. You won't go wrong!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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