Old Ebbitt Grill

4.5
19382 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(202) 347-4801
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salvatore Ferro
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Catering
Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th between F and G
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Parking details
Valet parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and after 8:30 am on Sundays is available. $12.
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Public transit
Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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. Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-600 guests.

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19,382 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
67%
Very Good
22%
Good
8%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
5.0
Dined 19 hours ago

We enjoyed the crab cakes!

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined a day ago

The food and service was phenomenal. I can’t speak enough about how amazing everything was.

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K
Washington DC
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Busy, bustling restaurant even for an early lunch (admittedly it's peak tourist time and this was during MLB All Star week). A DC staple. Food was fresh and came out quickly from time of order.

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S
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Went for anniversary. Food was amazing as always. Service was a little slow - very out of character though. Atmosphere, food, and drinks made up for it.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Awesome food and service from beginning to end.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Good food! A little noise but expected because of location. Great time overall.

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Very good service and food was excellent. Waitress was really good.

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Austin
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food at Old Ebbitt Grill is only good, it's definitely not outstanding. And the service is slow and spotty. However, the atmosphere and location are outstanding. It's well worth making an advanced reservation and planning to add it into your D.C. trip.

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JR
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

A consistent experience is very important to me and is what happens at Old Ebbitt Grill. My Turkey Burger was excellent. My Sister and Brother and friend from North Carolina enjoyed their meals too. Clearly my favorite downtown eating experience.

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B
Atlanta
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

We were there in late afternoon and there was a big rush so the food took an hour to get to us but the manager came over to apologize and the comped us a nice chunk of the bill.

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HR
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Event: Celebrating my Girlfriend's Birthday. She is visiting from out of town and I wanted to treat her to well known DC sites. She loved this restaurant. The last time I was there was 3-5 years ago. I knew the food was good, but it was even better than I remembered.
The server was a bit rushed, but he always was there when we needed to talk to him. My Girlfriend thought he was great, as he was attentive to her questions and made very good recommendations. Likewise, I thought he was a very good waiter. (He joined me in singing Happy Birthday to her.)
I had a dinner Caesar salad that was amazing. She tried it and loved it as much as I did.
I STRONGLY Recommend Old Ebbitt to all.
She and I plan to return prior to the end of her visit--possibly multiple return visits.
HR, Esq. (Atty for the Fed. Gov.)

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N
Washington DC
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Service was good but place was too crowded with a lot of noise and of course, due to the amount of people our food took a lot of time.

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C
Washington DC
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

We probably planned this brunch wrong since the World Cup Final was on, so the noose level was probably greater than usual. The food was amazing and the service was ok.

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CK
New York Area
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant for Sunday Brunch or just stopping in. Only regret is that they took the “French Toast Club” off the brunch menu. This is the one thing we came here for regularly on a Sunday.

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r
Raleigh
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

We've been to OEG quite a few times, so I feel guilty reviewing it again. The multiple times speaks for itself - it's a very nice place for a Sunday brunch. Love the French toast, and the crab cakes are delicious.

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OT
Seattle
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We went here three times during our trip to DC! My daughter loved the food (which is rare) and we had great food and service every time!!!

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great selection, food, and service. What a treasure!

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G
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Tremendous food and service. We seated in a quieter space outside main restaurant which was great for conversation, but lacked some of the ambience.

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c
Washington DC
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Overall very positive

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AL
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

I was please with everything except for my meal. I order the PoBoy. Being from New Orleans, I expected a sandwich on a bagette or French bread. It was just an overfried piece of catfish. It wasn't well seasoned or anything. I would not order again. But I have been her before and enjoyed the food. This is not a deal breaker by any means.

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Chicago
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Decor was dated and old-fashioned, first server didn’t explain much nor was she courteous (2nd who took over after the shift change was better), and the dishes were slightly overpriced for what was they offered; had better ambiance and service in many other DC restaurants as a tourist; I understand it was busy and our food was flavorful, but I wouldn’t return.

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Tampa
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Excellent selections of oysters. Lots of great choices on the menu for entrees. Bloody Maryland cocktail was simply delicious. Service and ambience were great.

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JG
Richmond
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Third time I've eaten here, and delicious just like the last two! Got the Healthy Choice brunch omelet - tasty omelet, sausage, and a nice little fruit bowl. Server was exceptionally pleasant and thorough in her knowledge of the menu.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Perfect place for breakfast! Great service, great food!

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KP
Washington DC
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Sandwiches were great but the fried chicken (in the chicken and waffles dish) was over cooked & the French toast was lackluster & an ingredient was left off. As a former server, I felt that service was a little awkward. I think my expectations were too high since three people recommended this place.

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C
Richmond
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic! Great local spot with lots of history. Oysters were amazing and the meatloaf was delicious. Can't wait to visit again.

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d
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Our server was excellent, as well, as the food. We have been coming to the OEG before it relocated to its 15th Street location.

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C
Indiana
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant, whenever I am in Washington, DC I always have one dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill.

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Charlotte
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food was good. Felt that the steaks were a little overpriced.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

My family and I had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter’s recommendations were on point. We will definitely dine there in the future again!

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OT
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

A must do if you’re in Washington DC!

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New York Area
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food was good but not outstanding. Was originally seated in the Grill area and had to request being in the main dining room which was a bit annoying as I had indicated it was a special occasion. Service was solid.

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OT
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We loved the experience of the Old Ebbitt Restaurant.

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OT
San Diego
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food was cold. Sandwich was dry. Service was great.

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J
Savannah
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The Old Ebbitt Grill for dinner was perfect after spending a full day touring Washington DC! Great food and atmosphere!

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Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Awesome, as always

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Dallas
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

Food took way too long. Otherwise great.

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Las Vegas
3.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

We've gone to Old Ebbit entry time we visit DC, but it's been several years since last here. I'm sad to say it's not the same, but could be where we were seated (in the lobby area of the building away from the restaurant) - it really like we were even there. The menu is much smaller than it used to bebe.

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LR
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Delicious and excellent service ! A must when in DC !

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Dallas
3.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

We were told by friends that Old Ebbitt Grill was a must-do in D.C. We went early (6:15 pm reservation) and were seated by the hostess stand, next to the packed bar. The place was so noisy we couldn't hear ourselves, much less the waiter. Food was 5-star - soft-shell crab and scallops were absolutely wonderful. Service was good too. We just won't go back to a totally touristy, jam-packed, sports-bar-like scene. Been there, done that.

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