Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24519 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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vipaussiemate
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and the ambience was perfect. We notified the restaurant in advance that we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and they were so kind to gift us with a warm welcome and glass of bubbly. Their kindness is greatly appreciated. Our server Mauricio was extremely attentive and friendly. We hope to return in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely outstanding!!!! Sorry I didn’t get her name… food was amazing!!! Recommend highly!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice experience. Very busy and fast paste but food was worth it. My waiter was very informative.

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CassidieL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than expected! Loved the drinks, food, atmosphere, and the service.

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AuntLou
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

In this very large restaurant we were seated with a view into the kitchen and right next to an unidentified public restroom, so we didn’t realize it was a bathroom until we were thru with our appetizers. And then it was a steady stream of “regulars” breezing past us. Oysters Rockefeller had so many shells, they were inedible. Nice salad and entrees. Probably one of the loudest restaurants we’ve ever been in. Doubtful that we will return.

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LesleyH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite places to go. Never had a bad meal here. Extensive top shelf drinks menu & food was wonderful

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vipSabrina
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service was superb. My friend and I did dinner and a show. Old Ebbitt Grill set the bar very high. Enjoyed it to the fullest.

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GailF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was wonderful!

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ZooGal
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location....Parking is always an issue. GREAT servers..yummy food... Disappointed that there was not ONE VA wine on extensive wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good. Easy to get in to. As a vegetarian, I wish there were more brunch options, but what I had was good.

Next time we’re in DC, this is a place we’ll be back to.

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vipFeedme
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the USA. I always stop by when I’m in DC.

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Abby
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE old Ebbitt! The atmosphere and history is lovely, and the food! Where do I begin? My steak was perfectly cooked and charred. We had a friend with a number of allergens and the staff made accommodations that not only kept her safe but were also delicious. Our server was lovely and attentive, and the wine selection is incredible. We will be back!

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vipTruly
Pittsburgh
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great night out. Sat in the old wood paneled dining room. My favorite. Excellent steak, fresh oysters, fresh pasta… lovely dinner

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vipHungry
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great

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LavoniaL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The server was very attentive

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KatieB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Felt like a good ole tourist trap. Overpriced filet that sat in a puddle of soy sauce. Great location, our server was top notch. The food was way less than desired for the price tag.

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DonaldF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the wait person was very affable.

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RobertC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the food just blah. Friendly staff

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vipMattyP
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As usual a great experience at Old Ebbit Grill. Service was great and we always enjoy the fresh oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was fantastic! Super sweet and very accommodating- we were late getting there and had to leave early for

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ConnieC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Charlize, was extremely personable and attentive. We would definitely request her when we return. The food was delicious!

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was terrific. We lingered to talk and they were okay with that. Food was great.

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vipFood4thought
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a fabulous time at the Old Ebbitt and yesterday was no exception!

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Misssonya01
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The restaurant was incredibly loud! When I made the reservation I requested a booth in the restaurant, we had a booth in the bar so it was extremely difficult to talk and on a busy aisle. Our server came by every 3 minutes to see if we were ready to order even after we said we’d like to enjoy our first cocktail. We both ordered medium rare Steak Frites and the steak was medium well and so tough! We were both subtly trying to remove gristle and fat from our mouths as we ate, I left most of mine, without any acknowledgement from the server, she just wanted the table to turn! To add insult to injury I had a $30 tab to park for just over 2 hours!

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JulzH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to go when friends come to town. Everything was fabulous!

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AlisonR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience in a local celebrated restaurant. Only drawback was a restricted menu for gluten free options.

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EllinoreA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience all around. Super friendly staff. Took my parents who were visiting from out of town, and they loved it!

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SteveP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, good food. Oysters were amazing. Calamari is always consistenly good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. Service, food, and ambiance were wonderful.

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FXAG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive been trying to make dinner reservations at OEG for a few months now. Timing never lined up to my visits into DC. Found myself there for lunch yesterday and saw why reservations were hard to come by. Food, atmosphere, staff. Everything off the charts. Cant wait to come back.

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WallyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Old Ebbitt is a reliably good place for lunch or dinner at a classic Washington establishment. Our experience this past time was not stellar in terms of service. The server did not catch one of our orders and had to scramble to get it after everyone else was served. The manager on duty wasn't super-friendly or warm, had kind of an attitude. But otherwise, it was a satisfying experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finished our fabulous DC vacation with lunch at Old Ebbits. It was the cherry on top of a great Thanksgiving trip! Oysters on the half shell were tasty and the crab cake is worth the cost. The handmade pasta dishes were delicious! Wonderful service. Thank you for a great meal in a memorable place!

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JimL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at the old Ebbitt Grill was excellent. Cooked to perfection and ample portions. The service not so much. It was a busy night and I think they were a little understaffed. Nonetheless, it was an excellent meal and I will go back soon.

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Erlend
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I booked a table in the main room, but got an table in another room where I was almost alone. Normality the service is very good at Old Ebbit, but this time it was terrible. They forgot my orders, the food was cold

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vipExemplary
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting just after Thanksgiving and looking for a good dinner experience; Ebbitt was a great option. We each had clam chowder, and salmon and crab cake for entrees. Both were excellent; next time we think we would try the local chowder instead of NE clam chowder but that is nitpicking. Attentive service and welcoming in a beautiful space.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I won't be coming back. The atmosphere has always been a part of my experience and I didn't appreciate being seated in what appeared to be an elevator lobby.

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vipTroy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time as usual. Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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vipLuv2eat
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic as usual! Great food, service, location!

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KittyJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and delicious food. We recommend meatloaf or the salmon salad. The crème brûlée is also first rate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for my parents anniversary!

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 24519 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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