Old Ebbitt Grill

4.6
20400 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
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New England
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Trip to White house

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C
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. We were able to eat in the rear dining room where the noise level was low. We had a fabulous server named Brad. Our food was very good and our service was outstanding.

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j
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. My regular when in DC.Looking forward to going back

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

The ambiance is amazing, but the service and the food make this place a must visit in DC!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days 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
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server was capable in handling my son’s food allergy. However, I ordered a crab cake and it had shells in it- for $22 for a small crab cake, I would expect it not to have shells.

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M
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined 3 days 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 3 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 3 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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RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit, food was good, filet was as good as they get and reasonable pricing.

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

Loved your restaurant however I noticed two ladies next to me who had a cocktail but had no intentions of eating. They were obviously there to get out of the cold and sit on there phones. I just felt bad for the waitress who will lose out on tips and other people who would have loved to eat at your restaurant but could not get a reservation. They were there before me and still were not ordering after I left for dinner. The one lady even asked her friend if they would be kicked out. Something to think about.

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SL
1 review
Dined 4 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
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the oyster stew
thought it would be a tourist trap - it was not - just a lovely restaurant that lives up to the hype

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

Super atmosphere

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

We were accepted right on the time I had made a reservation for; excellent food; good ambiance, excellent service.

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k
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 4 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 4 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 4 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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JF
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, make reservations ahead!

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SK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 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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MR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions were small

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

Great energy during the holidays

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RS
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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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Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great historical venue that remains a popular destination.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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y
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Old Ebbitt Grill for brunch while on a fun weekend trip to D.C. The food was outstanding as was the service. This is our new favorite place to have a meal when we are in D.C. I had crabs eggs Benedict, and it was delicious. My husband had a southwest breakfast meal with tortillas, and although it sounded like it would be huge portions, it was pleasantly an appropriate amount of food and was not too much. The Bloody Mary was delicious, and I loved the ambiance. We will definitely return.

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

If in DC, this is a must! Perfect location to have dinner, while taking in The National Christmas Tree, The White House and all the beautiful sights around The area. (Christmas time or not). Everyone was very friendly, the food was delicious and very reasonable for the area. Valet parking is a big perk!

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

Lots going on this Friday night! Good people watching while waiting for our 5pm reservation - seated at a great booth after 15 min wait. Server was fabulous. Specials on raw bar that night - half price! Score time! delicious drinks, good calamari, and our dinners - superb! Can't wait to go back!

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