Old Ebbitt Grill
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup
Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon
spinach, watercress, garlic-herb butter, Parmesan
two poached eggs, flash-fried Blue Point oysters, sautéed spinach, old bay
Wonderful spot near the Whitehouse. Great food
Serving sizes were good. Didn't feel cheated for the price!
Waiters provided input and advice.
Strong emphasis on vaccination status. Will turn you away if no vax card or equivalent.
Service and food was impeccable! All the staff were extremely kind and helpful and the seafood was perfectly fresh. We will be back!
My favorite spot in DC. Has never failed me. Will continue to come here for as long as I live in the DC area.
Kitty was a great server ! Absolutely loved the shrimp and homemade pasta dish!
A landmark! They've got to be careful to not over-salt their food!
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 ;-)
Iconic place, great menu, and outstanding personal service. Thank you, Charlotte.
Everything was very good to great
Great historic place to take business guests.
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.
Wonderful food and staff!
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!
Amazing service and wonderful food!
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.
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.
Excellent food, service and ambience. Highly recommend the crab and artic dip, oysters, steak and sausage ragu. Havana cocktail was delicious.
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.
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.
They were very accommodating when we got there much earlier than our rez. Great food, beautiful place, great time had by all.
Excellent as always. One of our favorite restaurants to visit when in town
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
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.
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.
Food was very good (I got the crab cakes and hubby got the salmon). The service was excellent!
Delicious steak frites and lamb stew is out of this world. Calamari gets the chef’s kiss. Very comfortable booths where noise is dampened.
Great service and food for reasonable price.
Staff was great - our waitress delightful and ready with good suggestions.
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.
Great place for a happy hour - take advantage of the happy hour oysters 3-5pm!
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
great food good location very authentic ascetically appealing
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.
Old Ebbitt is a must stop every time I'm in DC. It never disappoints!
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.
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:)
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.
Good and service were excellent.
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.