Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24550 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 24550 people are saying
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot near the Whitehouse. Great food

JG
JoanneG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serving sizes were good. Didn't feel cheated for the price!
Waiters provided input and advice.

FK
FKaethB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strong emphasis on vaccination status. Will turn you away if no vax card or equivalent.

G
vipGigi
New England
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was impeccable! All the staff were extremely kind and helpful and the seafood was perfectly fresh. We will be back!

EE
vipEzEDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in DC. Has never failed me. Will continue to come here for as long as I live in the DC area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kitty was a great server ! Absolutely loved the shrimp and homemade pasta dish!

k
vipkgindc
Washington DC
138 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A landmark! They've got to be careful to not over-salt their food!

j
jaycee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a safe choice

We always enjoy our food

Everyone is always outstanding

The ambiance is close to Clyde's (same company) and soo close to the white house it's easy after a day of walking the monuments ;-)

GC
GilbertoC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iconic place, great menu, and outstanding personal service. Thank you, Charlotte.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good to great

MH
MatthewH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great historic place to take business guests.

Thanks!

L
vipLeslieava
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere here is always lovely. Service, always excellent. Not as noisy as usual, which was great. Some of our food selections were fresh and delicious. Others were not prepared to our liking (three of us). Oysters on half shell- wonderful. Shrimp and Grits—delish. Pastrami on black bread with coke slaw and Russian dressing—disappointing. Pastrami not best quality, black bread—prefer rye. Trout was heavily breaded albeit fresh, but not the way they used to prepare it. String beans—too oily. Key lime pie, not bad. My husband doesn’t want to go back. We will try other options in the future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were in DC for the weekend. The Old Ebbit is the quintessential DC restaurant. Elegant, robust, & and powerful. Everything about this restaurant screams superior. Whether you’re a tourist or a West Wing regular, this is a the spot, for any occasion. Enjoy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and wonderful food!

MR
MayR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! I've lived in DC for a few years now and always bring out of town guests here. Very quintessential DC, historical space (one of the oldest saloons), and most importantly, food and service are consistently excellent.

JD
vipJenniferD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday Celebration. A favorite DC spot. Service was extremely slow. We had a wait server change after ordering beverages so it took 30 minutes to get drinks. Appetizers were slow to follow. Our main course also arrived very slowly. Could have used another round of drinks but server seemed overwhelmed.

LW
LaWanK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

RH
RachaelH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Highly recommend the crab and artic dip, oysters, steak and sausage ragu. Havana cocktail was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Wait staff, for some reason, did not assist us upon entry. We could see at least three people at the front of the section talking for quite some time and assisting others before assisting us. It was very annoying.

KC
KeirC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My rockfish had scales on it.
Weird for a signature dish.
The manager did apologize, and the service was otherwise exceptional.
Spitting out scales, though.
I wish that I ordered the trout.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating when we got there much earlier than our rez. Great food, beautiful place, great time had by all.

J
vipJennifer
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. One of our favorite restaurants to visit when in town

BN
Brian07663NJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been visiting this restaurant for many years. Their level of food quality, service and atmosphere are consistent and superb. If you want to impress a foodie friend - this is the place to take them. My 'go to' is the New England Clam Chowder with large meaty chunks of clams followed by the delicious crab cakes. I have a particular location in the restaurant that I love but I am greedily not willing to share that because I want to sit there and I don't want it to be everyone's favorite location too. hahaha

DC
longtimeDCresident
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is practically a landmark in DC...definitiately a tourist distination as will as that of locals. Make a reservation a few days in advance and ask for a booth. The restaurant is across from the Treasury Building and is close to the White House and the Renwick Art Gallery (a Smithsonian Museum). Ambiance is very good as is the food. Fun to drink and eat at the bar. Good oysters and chili. Noted for their hot fudge sundies.

ER
EricR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great - especially my son's bacon pimento cheeseburger. The atmosphere also seemed very nice and classy. Our waiter and the other waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. I will definitely look to go back when I am in the area.

TP
TaraP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good (I got the crab cakes and hubby got the salmon). The service was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steak frites and lamb stew is out of this world. Calamari gets the chef’s kiss. Very comfortable booths where noise is dampened.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food for reasonable price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great - our waitress delightful and ready with good suggestions.

M
vipMarina66
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful experience when we dine at Old Ebbitt, even during the pandemic. we were seated in the side room and booths are spread out, so that was nice. Oysters are always on point.

E
Elizabeth
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a happy hour - take advantage of the happy hour oysters 3-5pm!

j
jamiem
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was slow but we were not in a rush so that was okay. What was not okay was the my dish was so salty I could barely eat it. Very disappointing

S
Sheree
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food good location very authentic ascetically appealing

DW
vipDarrinW
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back in DC for an annual conference and always plan a meal at Old Ebbitt. Best oysters around! This was my grandad’s watering hole during and after he retired from the Navy. Thanks to Alwyn for the amazing service.

MJ
MikeJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt is a must stop every time I'm in DC. It never disappoints!

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Ricecracker
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong here. Many choices to choose from. The crab and artichoke dip is a must. We had the steak, lamb stew and the crab cake. They were all excellent.

EG
ErinG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Food was excellent, we missed the happy hour but still thoroughly enjoyed the raw bar......wasn't sure what kind of clams were on our raw platter. They were very good and very tiny, which I'd never seen such tiny clams...the raw bar platters are simply delicious and very enjoyable...we also had the Trout Parmesan was delicious....as was the Spicy Sausage Garganelli, extremely good.......One note, 2 of us ordered the Rockfish entrees and loved it. However, they were 2 different sizes...one was much smaller than the other (my husbands). No one said anything but I did feel bad that the 2 compared to each other one was definitely larger....just a note for the servers and the kitchen when sending the same dish to 2 ppl at the same table, they should look similar in size...that moment when your food comes out for a special occasion....we don't want to feel like we are complaining one is bigger than the other, how embarrassing would that be..... Other than that everything was wonderful and the service was great, drinks and food were all delicious and well be back again soon:)

RD
RichardD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliably delightful experience. I have been a Washingtonian for 68 years and reach for Old Ebbitt Grill when I want a tried and true, excellent evening.

JR
JohnR
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were excellent.

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 24550 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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