Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. From intimate dinners in the Cabinet Room to larger receptions on our Rooftop Terrace and Atrium. The Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-600 guests.View Private Dining Details
Brunch was amazing. The food came fast for how busy they were.
The food and service were very good, but what made it memorable for us was the ambiance. The original restaurant is very old (1856, I think?), but there is a much newer section in the back that would not offer the same experience, in my opinion. If possible, I would request a table in the older part of the restaurant.
Classic. Perfect every time!
Honored reservation on time, even though very busy.
The lighted buzzer when table is ready is very “food chain”” ish
A little noisy but evrything is great. I can recommend this restaurant beacuse of good food with very reasonable price and kind service as well as good location. However please make a reservation in advance.
Awesome. It’s a great place to relax enjoy fellowship and good food.
Great prices, right by the White House. This is a mainstay for us every time we come to DC
We were visiting DC from Texas. I had eaten at Old Ebbitt’s in the past but wanted to introduce it to my husband and daughter. Everything was great! Service, food etc. highly recommend the crab cakes and clam chowder !
Loved Old Ebbitts Grill! We had late lunch/early dinner at 4pm. Great food! Great service! We had a party of 8, made reservation...got right in no problems! So much to choose from, couldn’t decide what to get! Definitely worth a try.
Decent food, nothing to brag about. There is definitely a certain charm to the place in it's look and feel and location. Really wanted some great crab cakes but I've had better elsewhere. Burgers and sandwiches are good.
It was good
Sat at the bar as the wait was lengthy. Had the scallops and the apple crisp for dessert. Would highly recommend both. Was in town for a conference and always try to come here for a meal. A little pricey but well worth it. Steaks are mouth watering but decided to try something different. Love the history of this place. Wait staff friendly and attentive. It's a very popular restaurant and a landmark. Will visit again when I'm in town. Five stars.
We came with small kids and to accommodate our larger group we were seated in the Atrium. We've eaten here before and had a wonderful time but sitting out there felt like an entirely different restaurant. I would not recommend for families or larger parties.
I rarely get to go to Old Ebbitt for breakfast during the week - so when I get the chance, it's a must go-to. Food and service were excellent. Thank you!
Seafood is excellent, especially crab cakes and siracha shrimps!!
Desert disappointing, cheesecake was very dense, so was the flourless chocolate Cake.
Just so-so. Not impressed with our steak but being from Texas, we are used to good steak. Portions were smaller than expected. Peanut butter pie was good but still frozen so hard to get a spoon or fork through. Service was good. Just disappointed - expected more from reading previous reviews
We were visiting DC from out of town, for my son's spring break. We often come to DC, and have been to the Old Ebbitt Grill many times for drinks and lunch or dinner. We made our reservation for this past Tuesday (3/13), two weeks earlier on March 1 through OpenTable. On Tuesday we checked in early (4:45) for our 5:15 seating. We waited in the main bar section for our table. Twice we checked back in and both times it seemed the two girls at the front didn't care or were very confused - they didn't have our name or a table for us. At 5:45, they led us around the restaurant looking for a table. We walked by four empty tables in the main section, set with table cloths. Then they finally sat us at a table in the bar section, that is to the left of the main entrance - no table cloths in that section. We ordered, and after several inquiries, we were served at 6:30.
This was not the experience we have had previously had at the Old Ebbitts Grill. The food was good, but the overall service from check in to food service was not at all up to expectations - it felt like going to Applebee's. I would only come back to Old Ebbitts Grill for cocktails and food at the bar. I can only hope that next time back, overall service improves.
We had breakfast before our White House, this is the place everyone tells you to go to when you come to DC. It was fine.
I was visiting Washington and stayed at the W Hotel. My girlfriend works on DC and lives in Maryland drove pass the restaurant and recommended we visit
I made a reservation for 9:15 pm as that was the earliest I could get a table but when I came over an hour early the hostess was gracious enough to seat me.
I loved my meal,the Walter Special. I would recommend this spot to all my friends in Philadelphia.
Food was fabulous! Had clam chowder (with bacon!) as an appetizer - steaming hot and packed with clams. Crab cakes were great as was the blackened catfish (we shared). Also shared the
Blondie sundae for dessert, which was huge and delicious. The ambiance is as good as the food - classic old DC. Service too was great. Would definitely recommend.
Sitting in the Atrium felt like you were a displaced customer. We went for the food and atmosphere. Food was good but no ambiance.
Excellent server!!- made great recommendations and very nice.
Manager helped direct me to my next stop- so kind .
Service was very slow.
It took a while to be served the food but their service is always great, and of course the food is always great. Its just so crowded every time I go there, but no wonder everyone likes this place!
My kids and I were on vacation and Old Ebbitt Grill was very welcoming and celebrated my daughters birthday. The food was amazing.
Was my 2nd visit to Old Ebbitt Grill during my trip to Washington DC. Had another great time and once again the food and service were fantastic. Loved the clam chowder!!
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner
Place was great, you should make a reservation before you go. We learned it from the first time and made reservation. I recommend buffalo wings really tasty!
Best calamari hands down and bar none
We go frequently and enjoy the history and food. Our experience started out well, but our was brought to our table by runners and we didn’t see our serve again until it was time for the bill. My wife wanted mayo and never received it and no refills on our drinks.
Reservations were required. Loud. Boisterous. Food good. Service spotty.
Great, thank you! Get the Oyster Gumbo
Awesome as usuall
This was my third time at Old Ebbit Grill, and it is definitely one of my favorite restaurants to go to while in D.C. It is one of (if not the) oldest restaurants in the D.C./Metro area, dating back to the 1850s. It is also one of the only places that still uses oil lamps. The interior is beautiful and comfortable. I really love their weekend brunch menu! I recommend the brioche French toast and the chicken & waffles. Make this a stop on your trip for a family dinner, a business meeting, or a quick drink at the bar.
Seated promptly at restaurant opening. Service was good.
Charming, historic setting, with excellent service. Food we had was mediocre at best.
The food was average, nothing really exciting. The most disturbing aspect was the service, the waitress was trying to get rid of us. She did wait the tables next to us and was a lot more engaged with them, explaining the specials and bringing out the bread. However, with us, she was rude and abrupt. So overall, it was average food and terrible service.
Went to this restaurant following the 2018 Rock n Roll DC half marathon. Very much enjoyed the restaurant. The food was excellent and the restaurant was lively and fun. If you want to go, better make a reservation because the restaurant fills up quickly.
On early arrival our open Table reservation could not be located. That was a first. So took a walk in reservation and enjoyed ourselves in the corner bar. At exacly our scheduled time we were seated in the corner bar as requested. Great service and super food as always. By far our favorite of our top spots in DC. And continues to be.
Was really looking forward to this meal. The poutine looked like it'd had been left under the heat lamp too long. The farro was undercooked. Our waiter acted like any interaction with us was a massive inconvenience, and we felt rushed. Too expensive a meal for such a mediocre experience.