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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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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (209)
Authentic (199)
Good for Birthdays (190)
Good for Anniversaries (187)
Good for Groups (187)
Pre/post Theatre (182)
Happy Hour (175)
Comfort Food (160)
Great for Brunch (132)
Fit for Foodies (126)
Worth the Drive (125)
Cozy (125)
Sunday Lunch (117)
Late-night Find (109)
Handcrafted Cocktails (107)
Creative Cuisine (105)
Romantic (97)
Local Ingredients (77)
Notable Wine List (74)
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Great Beer (60)
Kid-friendly (56)
Tasting Menu (47)
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Healthy (32)
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Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Afternoon Tea (16)
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Disabled Access (11)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 9 hours ago

Typical Ebbitt Grill experience....a DC classic !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Another fabulous experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was prompt and polite. Food was great. Atmosphere was so festive and exciting. Loved it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

Sunday brunch! Great selection and good service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall great experience. The raw oysters were phenomenal, and I always appreciate when the oyster selection isn't solely from the east coast or the gulf. My only complaint is that I ordered my steak medium rare and it appeared more medium. When I asked my server about it, he seemed to get defensive whilst explaining that this particular kind of beef (I got the steak frites) appears medium even though it's medium rare. Honestly seems like a hogwash answer to get a patron to shut up and eat, but I'm not a steak connoisseur. I wish that it was suggested that I ordered the steak rare in that case, but it was still very delicious! Overall, this is now on my list as a notable date spot. Super cute, super classy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was outstanding and the food exceeded my expectations! Definitely reccommend the crab and artichoke dip for starter, cannelloni di casa for entre, and the butterscotch blondie for dessert. I would go back again and again for these menu items!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 2 days ago

As always- flawless. Took out of town guests and they rated it 10/10. Superb and never less.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was good and the oysters fresh. The waiter and bar tender service was outstanding. For DC, the prices are very reasonable and the location is excellent for central DC lunch and dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Old Ebbitt's is a long time family favorite. We have been visiting for a Christmas celebration for many years and enjoy it's proximity to the National Christmas tree and this year, to DAR Constitution Hall for the AF Band Christmas concert.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and awesome food. Atmosphere is amazing! Childrens menu has everything my picky 9 year old eats.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent experience

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an awful experience, despite previous good ones. My husbands dinner came out burned and cold. The waitress took it back, and the next plate that came out was burned as well. Although the waitress was trying to correct the problem, the manager was horrible and rude. No apologies or anything!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

It was extremely busy, but they got us in on time. The waiter was chatty and inattentive.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Separately, my wife and I visited Old Ebbits over 35 years ago so this trip to Washington it was high on our list. We were not disappointed. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Our lunch was on a delightful snowy Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved everything about our meal! The oysters Rockefeller were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy dining at this historical venue. Great food and service. They made my Birthday extra special!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, a little undercooked however. opentable got us right in without having to wait 35 minutes!

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·Dined 3 days ago

In town for the weekend from St Louis. We enjoy Old Ebbitt and will continue to dine here when we have the opportunity.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, a very pleasant experience. The wait staff was amazing.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was just okay, but it was Ebbitt Grill so that carries weight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Had an outstanding time at Old Ebbitt! Our waitress, Tutu (sp.?) was excellent, attentive and friendly! Food was excellent! With a group of 8, and host and staff accommodated us beautifully! Many thanks for a memorable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food. But we were getting together with friends to talk. The bar location was way way loud. However, it was the holidays and we were just among loud loud talkers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Been coming here for years. The food is absolutely amazing and the price is so reasonable considering its location. I highly recommend going for dinner or weekend brunch. My favorite thing is to hit the oyster happy hour, 50% off, and they have an amazing selection. I usually get a dozen and split it across 3 different varieties.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely horrible hostesses!!!! when we arrived there was two at check in and only one of them checking folks in. the hostess spent over 15 min helping a man work in his table for 8 that he had no reservations for. when we asked second hostess to check us in she said it wasnt her job and we would have to wait. after what seemed forever that second waitress decided she would go ahead and give us a pager.. as we waited another 10 min and watched the guy with the table for 8 get seated and the couple behind us get seated i went back to ask why were we still waiting... they punched a few keys on computer and made the pager go off. Really??? and i had reservations!!! plus they tell you i was a no show??? i have never seen such a cluster. I guess i didnt need reservations because the table for 8 didnt. And... i noticed they called the manager up so he could brow beat him into seating his 8 folks. and yes... it was my birthday so thanks alot ebbitts for treating me like a second class citizen. they should be ashamed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful holiday lunch, great ambi ance, server very good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful restaurant! Service was timely and welcoming. The scallops were a hit. Wellfleet Oysters were amazing.We all loved the ambiance and the bartenders knew their way around the bar with experience and expertise.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

5 stars all round. Great food service. When in DC will call again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Organic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Not sure what went wrong.... oh yes... now I remember.... Service Service Service.

6 covers, dinner and drink. Drink vice drinkS because our waiter only returned to the table once with our entree’s and then didn’t returned until it was time for the bill. One single round of drink. Sad. Pure luck.

We quickly left and finished our night at the nearby (highly recommended) Off The Record basement bar in the Hay Adams.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

I have been at your restaurant several times and always was pleased.
This time I did not like the food... the meat (steak) was very hard and not tasty.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Tourist trap

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great place to bring friends and other guests to eat or just hang at the bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We were very pleased with our server, she took good care of us. Recommended great dishes and was very attentive. thank you for making our long overdue reunion very special.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer
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·Dined 6 days ago

Too loud. Also seated 5 people at a table for 4. Way too cramped so dinner wasn’t enjoyable

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Usually my fav place to eat due to great cocktails, food and service. However this visit was disappointing. We were seated in the back bar area which was crowded and noisy. Service was slow, my meal was cold when it finally arrived and my husband’s steak was tough. They have also changed the menu selection.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent foos and quiet meal with somid cocktails. Great vintage atmosphere with traditional service

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The first day we landed in DC from Florida, we were recommend to this place which is just a walk and a jump away from the White House. Let's talk about the scallops and award winning oysters this place has! My sweet baby Jesus! The oysters were EVERYTHING! I had the butternut squash soup which is great for any cold night. Service was great! The tables are a little tight so be ready to converse with your table neighbors! Pretty cool place, will definitely return! Oh, also make sure to make a reservation in advance, they were pretty busy for a Monday night.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent oyster shooters and crab cakes. Charming and friendly service. A must visit when in DC.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Classic setting. Noisy, touristy with some local swells filling out the crowd. Blocks from the White House so you know you're in DC. Beautiful bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

As always, an excellent meal. However, service was rushed and I felt the waiter had other interests.He had trouble finding out daily specials and not very focused on the customers. However, food was great....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Second time here in a couple years and I was underwhelmed again. Food was not bad, but not great either. Two fish entrees, neither we're remarkable.

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