Old Ebbitt Grill

4.7
23723 Reviews
$30 and under
American

NOW OPEN: Indoor dining, Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

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
What 23723 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We enjoy dining here for the great food and ambiance. Unfortunately, we were sat in an atrium area outside the main restaurant, which seemed like a cold mall. Not at all the warm, lively atmosphere we are used to and expect. Had I known that area was even an option I would have requested the main restaurant. Had this been our first time, we would probably not return. Fortunately, our server was incredible as was the food. Very disappointed in that seating area.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in DC so this tip is for anyone that is traveling to our great city. Old Ebbitt Grill is the first restaurant to make a reservation to when visiting DC. I believe the stilll the oldest bar restaurant in the city, the food and ambiance here is excellent. I go all the time and this time was for Thanksgiving Day and their Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Excellent and plenty of food so that seconds were not needed. To everyone at Old Ebbitt Grill, thank you for a greal good time!

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Jade
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The Thanksgiving meal was not good. The turkey was dry and bland, the stuffing was soggy and cranberry sauce was tart (sour). Regular meals and drinks are usually pretty good, hence I will recommend but never for Thanksgiving.

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intuit03
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner at the old ebbitt was perfect. Exactly what we were looking for while away from home but wanting to enjoy a traditional thanksgiving meal. Turkey was juicy and flavorful. Stuffing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes were just right. Topped off with apple pie and we were full as could be and ready to walk extra blocks to prove it!

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Geezerbill
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A terrific Thanksgiving Dinner. Probably one of the best servers I've ever had. A great experience as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!

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HaroldP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

belated birthday and Thanksgiving lunch. Server was very thoughtful and brought over a slice of pie with a birthday candle in it without being asked. Really did appreciate it. Very kind of him.

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Lholmes
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving lunch and it was excellent! I liked that they still had a full menu if you didn't want the Thanksgiving meal. Our waiter was excellent! I also appreciated that there were temperature checks at the door! Thank you!

Only thing we didn't like was the pasta used for the kids mac & cheese. It was too "fancy" for a kids meal lol. My kid wouldn't eat it :)

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vipImpressed
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service by Fabián! Thank you.

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DeborahN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service from top notch staff....highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing! A DC staple where the consistency is always there, the food is great, service impeccable, and atmosphere comforting!

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BrianT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

The food was subpar. The steak was uncut able. Very unfortunate for what was one of my favorite restaurants.

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BobbyO
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were seated as a family next to the bar. Unfortunately, the bar guests were not very courteous in terms of respecting reasonable noise levels or other diners' experience. Service and food was very good.

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ElizabethS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for stepdads bday and the host followed our reservation notes to a tee. Staff was great, friendly, and hospitable. Food was on point as always. I love coming here because every time is a great experience. One table was loud and a little rambunctious but they left before us since they were seated at the bar. Other customers were considerate of the other diners perfectly. The interior always takes my breath away.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start with ambiance. Uh may zing! They started to seat me in what seemed like an atrium in a hotel, i spoke up & without hesitation they sat me in the main area. Great vibe! My waiter was awesome! His name is Kalmon, from Hungary. He chatted with us. Very personable. & waited to talk to us when we were talking to each other. Very professional. I took his recommendation & had crab cakes, raw oysters sampler of 4 different kinds, & scallops and the 2 of us shared each. The best of either that I’ve ever had! A great lasting memory!

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DisplacedHokie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Saturday early evening birthday dinner for my wife. Our server, Mike, was knowledgeable and courteous, anticipating our needs. Special shout-out to whoever chooses the music, as it was like they got their hands on my wife’s playlist. This was our first visit and won’t be our last!

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Maggie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here twice before but never had the customer experience that I received today. The service was superior. Deborah was our hostess and she was timely, personable and on point. We also had the opportunity to meet the manager Yosef who displayed the same professionalism. I also like that we had the opportunity to sit in the newly renovated area. If you have a chance to visit this place, I definitely recommend it.

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MarkP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

My hanger steak was not chewable. I sent it back. The autumn salad was very good. There were 10 in the party. They were pleased.

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on time and we’re seated right away. Out waitress showed up within minutes and water and bread where brought to the table and our drink orders were taken. There were six of us and two separate checks. Our appetizer was delivered and was hot and delicious. All of our food orders came out at the same time and all were hot and delicious.

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vipJorge
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I had to request water bottles to be replenished 3 times
Waiter had to be flagged down for just about every interaction though it didn’t seem as it was busy

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

our server seems frustrated by her position or had an off night. The food was sub par for the ratings this restaurant had. This again may have been an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Wonderful service.

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FeliciaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great staff. Loved the historic feel of the place. Wish they had a little history that you could read while at dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick service, good food, fair prices

BR
BevisRed
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Wish we could of sat in the front of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch, great service; thank you for all the additional COVID-19 precautions!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Great brunch with a fun historic atmosphere

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WilliamW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch - eggs bennie, the Walter, and steak and eggs were all excellent. Hummus was tasty as well, and is made in house.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant promptly called us before reservation to inform us that they had decided to close due to the rally. Very professional and appreciated the heads up. Will try to dine here next time we’re in DC.

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Knot4me
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just ok. Will not have the need to return. Food average and service below that.

BB
BoomerBaby
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had fried oysters as per reviews and they were excellent!
So sorry I can’t remember our waiter because he was the best ever!
Old Ebbitt Grill is a “should not miss” in DC!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Swordfish and meatloaf recommended. Service was paltry. The employee tried to put us in a corner on tiny tables that looked like they normally used for dirty dishes. Plenty of the regular booths were open. Still a stain on our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience at Old Ebbitt Grill! I got nervous at first because the restaurant is so large but our food was all cooked to perfection. My son got the bacon-wrapped meatloaf and the sides were just as amazing as the main. The bread and butter was delicious. I got a salmon salad and the salmon was cooked exactly as specified and seasoned beautifully, not too salty and the salad dressing was house-made. The s’mores sundae was a must have. Very reasonable prices and excellent food, atmosphere and service! Our waiter, Fabian was personable, efficient and so kind. We could not have asked for better!

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WendyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service. Menu offers lots of choices. As always food delicious! One of our favorite spots

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TheExceptionalOne
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and the Bacon Cheeseburger Was Exceptional

BW
BeckyW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday celebration and we’re so used to a full, lively environment, but Covid has changed that. We really enjoyed our dinner. We had a great server and the ambiance was really nice.

TF
TravelinFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and I really appreciate them letting us sit in the atrium even though we were the only table out there. I didn't feel mocked for my desire to not be inside the restaurant proper and service didn't suffer at all.

Thank you for making it possible for my friend and I to enjoy one of our favorite outings even during these difficult times.

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vipSpectacular
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal at Old Ebbitt. Oysters were spectacular. Crab cakes were very good; the fries accompanying them were even better. Service was excellent. Covid protections w