Old Ebbitt Grill

4.6
20386 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Established in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC. Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Casual dining with service to locals and visitors alike.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Late Night Dining: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00am - 1:00am,
Friday & Saturday: 12:00am - 2:00am
Closed Christmas Day
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Phone number
(202) 347-4801
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salvatore Ferro
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Catering
Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th between F and G
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Parking details
Valet parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and after 8:30 am on Sundays is available. $12.
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Public transit
Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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. Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-600 guests.

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What 20386 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, well priced, and overall awesome. I highly enjoyed everything about my visit

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M
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place for breakfast....good choices, good food, and a booth makes for a good atmospher for conversation and business-making.

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DO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and meal experience, and have already returned. The price/quality ratio is good. Top marks.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutepy amazing. Very pricey but worth the trip. The oysters lived up to expectations and hype.

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SL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We vist this very historic venue every time we go to Washington DC .

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k
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Great attention to detail. Food high quality, well prepared. Friendly and attentive staff but not too present.

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OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best place we ate while we visited DC!

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, great food and outstanding service. Close and a little loud on a Saturday evening.

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SK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for a special birthday celebration that was indicated on the OpenTable reservation. When we arrived, we were taken to a table in a corner of the bar, the only open table in the restaurant. Disappointed, we sat, and planned to make the best of it. Without being asked, the maitre’d came back to our table less than 10 minutes after we had been seated, offering to move us to a table in the (quieter) main dining room. We were extremely grateful and appreciative of this gesture.

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JF
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, make reservations ahead!

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MR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have enjoyed many a dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill and the food and service was great. The only thing I disliked was the last two times being placed in the bar area which is noisy and ruined the ambiance. It is difficult to enjoy a great dinner when people are talking loud. It ruins the overall enjoyment of the dinner, but the food was still good. I may need to make a special notation not to place me near the bar.

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LC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite of ours and as we are moving out of the area, we needed one last stop to provide us with our "fix" for OEG for a while - until we come back for a visit. Always great service, great food, great drink! Thank you for the years of special memories as well!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions were small

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great energy during the holidays

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RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

the weekend menu for lunch very limited no steak or chicken. Not what the web site shows for the menu very disappointed. my company has a scheduled private dinner for 18 there and i went Saturday just to try it. Me and my wife now choose not to attend company dinner because of pricing for the party and limits on choices of food and yes your making money the name of the game. I can meet with my co workers later with better food choices else where. THANKS

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l
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my favorite place I ate in DC during my trip. I received several recommendations for this restaurant and will go back every time I am in DC. It is the oldest bar in DC, and is awesome! The ambience is exciting, the food is spectacular, and the service is attentive. This is definitely a DC staple, so be sure to make reservations in advance!

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OT
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service. Bloody Maryland is great, Chesapeake breakfast was amazing and their wings were on point!

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s
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great historical venue that remains a popular destination.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I made a reservation and still waited. While our server was awesome, the food was mediocre at best and over priced.

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b
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Make a reservation and bring your patience. Read the preceding sentence out loud. Do not assume that you are coming at an off-hour and there will be no line and no wait. OEG seems to be one of those restaurants that believes a human hubbub by the door is a sign of prosperity and delictability to the passers-by. Maybe so, but lessen (but don't expect to eliminate) your participation in it by making a reservation.

A December Saturday near the noon-hour for brunch found OEG hopping and abuzz with holiday shoppers, tourists, day-trippers and others who might have been drawn by favorable Yelp reviews. Put us in that latter category. We were not disappointed by the food or the service; both were excellent.

OEG will set you back cost-wise, which you should expect given the location (you can hit the White House with a well-thrown frisbee). But whether for a special occasion or not, we'll be back. One of us had the french toast and the other the classic "Bennie" - which means Eggs Benedict. Both prepared to perfection. Again, there are no values here, but for that, bag your lunch or stay in the suburbs.

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CG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Service was a bit slow to get check.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We made reservations for brunch. We were seated immediately. All great. However, it took 15 minutes for our server to appear for our drink order and another 10 minutes for our coffee to arrive. Our meal was very good, and our server was capable and friendly. We were not in a hurry, but 25 minutes to get a drink is too long.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

We are relatively young/hip but the party being hosted in atrium area made dinner miserable. Almost left but we were starving. Food and service were excellent - wish management was a little more on it that night however - there is no way that event out-paid every table in the restaurant throughout the evening that had to endure it’s music.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good. Love having a drink at the bar before dinner, it's fun!

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WC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome! She understood we had a show to catch and that we were on a time line. She was very prompt and helpful. One of the hostess was extremely rude but luckily the other realized how bad the one was treating us and stepped in. Typically this restaurant has wonderful staff so I'm hoping she's gone the next time I visit.

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PR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Old Ebbitt Grill was an amazing dining experience! The food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful! I can't wait for my next visit to try another outstanding entree from the menu! Thank you to all who served us!

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RH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friday night before the show at National Theatre. VERY CROWDED! and very loud, but fun.
Waiter seemed overwhelmed but redeemed himself later. Took way too long to get a drink, because you can barely move. I stil love it there

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We go to various Clyde's locations because they are consistent and the ambience is nice

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BL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

great place briliant food... l have had better sword fish in Boston you need to work on that it was dry

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MK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a great restaurant to go to outside of tourist season. Lunch and brunch are fantastic!

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EG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow, food was moderately good, kind of disappointed.

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DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven’t been in years. Met a business colleague and friend for lunch. We all agreed that Old Ebbitt Grill never disappoints!
Good food for the price ; great wholesome selections...DC comfort

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food, ambience was wonderful with great friends!

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Z
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a girl trip to DC. We have dined at Old Ebbitt before. Our first server was not to friendly, felt like she was rushing us.,plus they were still serving lunch and gave us the lunch menu. We were only about 15 minutes away from 5:00. Our second server was much better and took care of us until we left. Food was fine. Wish we could have had the dinner. Will know next time to reserve at 5:00

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband there for his birthday. Food was excellent as always & service was exceptional.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was beautiful and classic. Vintage and homey. So warm and cozy. Staff was friendly and engaging. Service was great. The portions were more than enough and delicious!

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b
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a stop when I'm in DC.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a fun place to eat while in DC. Love to take first timers there. Love the history and the beautiful bars.

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OT
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding- and the ambiance incredible. A favorite place when we visit DC.

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d
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go to Old Ebbitt Grill for the oysters -- you cannot beat the happy hour prices/quality. Service was very professional and despite the ever growing crowd both of our waitresses made sure we got what we wanted and needed. Always fun to have oysters here.

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