Old Ebbitt Grill
NOW OPEN: Indoor dining, Carryout - Delivery and Pickup
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Canadian bacon, two poached eggs, English muffin, hollandaise, brunch potatoes
roasted potatoes, sauteed green beans, hollandaise
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon
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.
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!
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.
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!
A terrific Thanksgiving Dinner. Probably one of the best servers I've ever had. A great experience as always.
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.
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 :)
Awesome service by Fabián! Thank you.
Excellent food, atmosphere and service from top notch staff....highly recommend!
This place is always amazing! A DC staple where the consistency is always there, the food is great, service impeccable, and atmosphere comforting!
The food was subpar. The steak was uncut able. Very unfortunate for what was one of my favorite restaurants.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Great food and wonderful service.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Delicious meal. Wonderful service.
Excellent food. Great staff. Loved the historic feel of the place. Wish they had a little history that you could read while at dinner.
Quick service, good food, fair prices
Very nice restaurant. Wish we could of sat in the front of the restaurant.
Delicious brunch, great service; thank you for all the additional COVID-19 precautions!
Delicious! Great brunch with a fun historic atmosphere
Went for brunch - eggs bennie, the Walter, and steak and eggs were all excellent. Hummus was tasty as well, and is made in house.
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.
Just ok. Will not have the need to return. Food average and service below that.
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!!
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.
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!
Great atmosphere, wonderful service. Menu offers lots of choices. As always food delicious! One of our favorite spots
Great Service and the Bacon Cheeseburger Was Exceptional
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.
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.
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