Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24160 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 24160 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving to DC and wanted a memorable dining experience.

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EvanH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent staple in DC. Coming to Ebbitt Grill is always a delight. The service is superb and the food is delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, like always.

NJ
NicoleJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes ever! And the service was excellent.

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vipCali
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Old Ebbit. We visited on Mother’s Day with our adult children and toddler grandson. We requested a table change to better fit his needs. The staff was warm and accommodating. The food, as always, was wonderful!

WJ
WilliamJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill was a great experience for Mother's Day! Greatly enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the restaurant.

LC
vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We attended this establishment for our Mother's Day brunch and it didn't disappoint! Our waiter was just terrific....friendly and energetic! It was a hit.

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AdamG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome! Always love old ebbitt grill and once again, they didn’t disappoint.

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Newman25
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was first rate. Our experience was pleasant from the initial greeting until our warn farewell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was our time talking with friends. We will be back to this restaurant soon.

JW
JeffreyW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebitt grill is still the old try and true place to eat in Washington DC. We have been here many times and it has held the appeal that we live.
Their chili is the best around for me. It has the true beef flavor with a tad extra Worchestshire sauce in the chili (that I love). Crab cake was loaded with crab and my Rueben was excellent.

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oliverw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Simply amazing!! Location, Food, Cocktails, Staff all amazing!! Can't wait until the next time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband graduated with a degree! Yes very friendly atmosphere in an versatile customer experience. My family loved it. We will be back. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant to take out of town guests. Food, service, and ambiance are fabulous. Just be sure to tell the host staff that you are looking for the historical ambiance. They have seating outside the main part of the restaurant. It is modern with a more formal flair.

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vipWillWatson
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a pleasure to dine at the Old Ebbitt Grill, a personal favorite for years and an institution in Washington, DC.
The service was friendly and professional; the food was excellent and the experience was a pleasure.

DR
vipDRae
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing & service was even better! J.Luke is great!!

MV
vipMacV
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing crab soup and absolutely delectable strawberry short cake with a southern biscuit.

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silverspray
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have been to Ebbitts several times over the years.Has always been a great spot to bring guests to. Food , service and value great for the location.

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gardenerp
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my guest and I were catching up and the staff was mindful of our delays in ordering, etc. very pleasant experience...and the usual great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner with my wife and son after picking him up at KDCA. Great raw bar happy hour 9-11 p.m. Crabcakes and chicken Alfredo were both really good . Burger- a little dry. Tasty desserts for take-home. Decent draft beer selection, but I wish they had more local beers. Impeccable service and ambiance as always.

CM
CarylM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly and welcoming. The food is amazing!

KS
KimberlyS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very quaint restaurant. A mainstay of DC elites. The art on the wall was quintessential DC. I expected a Senator to walk in any second. The food was good. We ate too much. The restaurant is quite pricey for the area of the US.
We had the New England clam
chowder which was yummy, as was the Buffalo chicken wings, the Maryland Crab soup, and grilled steak salad. We weren’t as pleased with the Fried Chicken rice bowl, but we live in an area known for wonderful Asian food, so our expectations might be high.

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were out of this world, and the band made pasta was delicious! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. I can’t wait to go back!

LT
vipLoveToTravel
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We suggest requesting an indoor booth when booking. The charm is definitely in the history of the restaurant. We watched as they led every person/group to the patio at the back of the restaurant. It's a nice ambiance if you're not expecting to dine at the Old Ebbitt Grill, but if you are, you will be disappointed. It actually became a game to see if we could predict who would come back in to request a table inside. Almost everyone who was taken out there to dine came back in and requested to be seated inside.
Other than that, the food and our server were wonderful!

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BrittanyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go when you are in D.C.

BC
vipBrunaCastroNelson
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends from out of town and my husband who also had never been. They all loved it!

JK
vipJohnnyK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill is an institution and iconic for a reason. Great food, awesome service and incredible ambiance/atmosphere.

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AliciaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raw oysters were EXTREMELY good!! My family and I will eat here every time we come back to DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seated in back area but still had fun. Food is way overpriced but you know that going in

LC
vipLizC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Be careful...this could be your Old Ebbit Grill experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been disappointed with this historic, yet relevant restaurant. The Chesapeake Eggs Benedict is the best in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

TC
TimC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Had friends visit from California. Made reservations for main room. Was put in the farthest atrium table possible. Asked hostess if we could move and she was beyond rude. Really sad this DC staple is turning to crap.

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Fran
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A DC must! Delicious food, reasonably priced. Fantastic service. Great bar with a good buzz. Old school.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was our server and OMG she was the best and the food was simply phenomenal! Had a 6PM reservation and did not get out of there until 9PM. Can’t wait to go back!

JJ
JillJ
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a great environment. Will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Ebbitt Grill is our go to spot for any special celebrations!
The waiters are always so knowledgeable about the menu, the food and drinks are amazing and make sure to end your meal with the peanut butter pie!

JM
JudithM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great luncheon for my adult kids and my elderly mother! Something on the menu for everyone! Service was perfect. They accommodated us by moving us to a different table in order to make my mom more comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the BEST meal we have ever had. Our waiter, Johnny, was incredible and made us feel so welcome. I look forward to coming back to DC and visiting again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely accommodating to our group. Additionally, the reservation was convenient for our family.

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) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 24160 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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