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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.6
18748 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, 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. The Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-600 guests.

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What 18748 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 21 hours ago

Had to wait almost 30 minutes after our mid-week 5:30 reservation. Food was fine, but not sure what the big attraction is.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Awesome location with excellent food. It is a must stop place every time you are in DC

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Burnt cornbeef hash. Bland, dry food!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Recommended by so many, even my grandma when she used to work in DC! It was great for my Fiance and I! Watermelon Margarita was great!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful. Right from walking in. Felt welcomed. Did have a reservation. Arrived early. Staff, food, wine list, ambience. All was as perfect as could have wished. Which was surprising for as busy as this place is. Will definitely go again when back in DC.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal! Definetely worth the wait. Make sure to put this on your list!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner. While the food was good, the service was great. We dined on the pork chop, crab cakes, and filet (the waiter and chef did a great job accommodating the food allergy in our party). The service was spectacular. Our waiter was very engaging and attentive. While the restaurant noise was overall loud, the location of our table was more on the quiet side and we didn't have to yell at each other to be heard.

Definitely worth a visit!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazingly good food. We dined here on recommendations from multiple sources. We (Me, husband & 12 & 14 yo boys)all loved it so much that we made another reservation for another night that same week while still at the restaurant! Large portions of food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our meal and drinks were fantastic! We enjoyed every bite! Best Manhattan I've had out, possibly ever! Kale Caesar salad and crab cake were unbelievable. Would love to go again next time we visit D.C!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Met here for lunch. Recommend making reservations well in advance. Service was top notch, very friendly and professional wait staff. I had the turkey burger, was also top notch. When visiting DC, you should definitely plan a meal at Old Ebbitt Grill

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Could not reserve a table for 11:30, so we came earlier. Yet when we left (12:30) dozens of tables and booths were still empty. Why deceive your customers? Give them what they ask for, if possible. Clearly, this was possible

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was incredible! I took my 3 children, ages 7, 10 and 12. The restaurant is very kid friendly and has a great kids menu. This is still fine dining with a phenomenal adult menu. My only issue was that our food took a very long time to arrive. Two tables seated after us and who ordered after us received their meals before us. When I inquired what the delay was I was told it took longer because I have a shellfish alkergy so they had to clean the pans....seems like pans would be cleaned regardless. So for service I gave it only 3 stars because I expect a fine restaurant to be prepared for diners with food allergies. In compensation for the delay our desserts were comped so I think we were well taken care of!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We had stated our special occasion but the table we were given was in a row along one wall in the middle of which was a position with cutlery etc and water where there were constantly waiters rushing to and from it. Our table was right next to it. The restaurant was very busy so we didn’t ask about moving tables. This spoilt our experience but we have tried to rate the restaurant without taking this into account. They really need to think carefully about whether they should have this station positioned next to any table.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place to go as out of town guests visiting DC!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food & great service. Worth the wait!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I have always loved this place, having dined when in DC for at least 25 years. This time I can't give it top review numbers for several reasons. This is based on dinner at 5:15 on Sunday evening

Oysters took 45 minutes to arrive. They were, however, excellent.
Noise level was deafening.
Food was very good, but not exceptional. I thought I remembered shrimp and grits from another visit - maybe I am mistaken, but I was sorry not to see it on the menu.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent, as always. Made a reservation for party of 4 at 3pm on a very busy Sunday. Had to reschedule at the last minute and they were able to fit us in at 5pm. Great food, great time! Love Old Ebbitt Grill!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very crowded but wait staff were friendly and did not rush us. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A DC classic. This is my favorite brunch spot. I visit DC often and always make a reservation in advance. I especially like to eat in the courtyard by the fountain on a busy Sunday. The food is good and the atmosphere is great.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Made a reservation for brunch. Table was ready timely. After the appetizer we watched all the tables around us that were empty when we sat get severed and our meal came over an hour after we ordered. It was obvious the food sat and was cold. The meal was horrible, the service was horrible. This used to be one of my favorite places to go. The last three times we have not had good service. Either it's hard to get good help or someone isn't doing a good job.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My family came to America to meet me
For them I booked here and it’s perfect choic

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our wait person was absolutely wonderful, assisting me to the ladies room, recommending the Benedict’s on the menu...very good, and bringing me a birthday treat, complete with burning candle. Friendly and attentive but not hovering. We were in the group the night the pipe burst and did not even get seated so we were very happy to be able to return for a Sunday brunch. Enjoying celebrating my 75th birthday in such a nice and historic place.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, attentive wait staff, great food.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great neighborhood gem; historical landmark. Great food, good service...enjoyed it!!

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Second time coming. Second time leaving without ordering. Incredibly slow staff and a horrible old seafood smell while waiting to be seated.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Love the place but they need to do something about the musty smell.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

This place is elegant and old, so fun in that fashion. But a real tourist trap, with mediocre food. Not to mention an off the charts sound level. I would not go back nor recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Hat off to the chef. I was in town for weekend getaway with the girls and we all agreed that the food was fenominal. The service was above and beyond.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My family and I go here religiously when they're in town to visit. Best happy hour this side of the Mississippi. Two thumbs up. My only complaint is that they change servers around 3:00, right when happy hour starts.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

(-)My starter was served too late.
(+)Like their repitation, food is good. Especially the steak frites was amazing!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food, cocktails and service. Corned beef and pastrami were excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Consistently wonderful. We live taking visitors here to eat. They are always impressed by the excellent food and service. I have never had a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was my second time visiting and just like before, I received great service. Although, I chose a busy weekend to visit, the ambience was still pleasant. My oysters were season perfectly and fried to a nice crisp. Our server (Kathlyn) was great. Keep up the good work 😃

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was wonderful. Food was fantastic. We were seated with our reservations less than one minute of walking into the place. Menu was easy to read and understand. All food was made and brought out quickly, and it all tasted wonderful. Waitress offered to bring apple sauce for the baby in our party and was very sweet and brought us a folded up table cloth to help hold him up while sitting in the high chair. Overall, just a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Not bad. Food was great.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fun and busy atmosphere. The artichoke dip is excellent.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time to DC. This is a must go restaurant & bar. Great people, good drinks and tasty food. I will visit this place on every trip. If you haven’t gone, you must!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of the few restaurants that lives up to the hype! Made this reservation for my first trip to DC and was not disappointed. Great dinner and experience.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant has a great "old world" atmosphere and a buzz. The oysters at happy hour are sensational. Dinners are sensational are the crab cakes with sweet potato, swordfish, meatloaf, and the seared salmon. The preparation on these meals is perfection. The service can be uneven, but it is adequate. It can be difficult to have a conversation in some sections of the restaurant due to the many large parties and noise level.

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