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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
25530 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 316 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-4800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Catering

    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may be reserved in our Atrium dining room or rooftop patio. Please call Jordan Hammes at 202.552.5000

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (888) 892-9950

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    15th between F and G

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;

  • Public transit

    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 25,530 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    American

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I brought a party of seven. Had reservations for about six weeks. Would have appreciated being seating in the restaurant versus atrium. Three of us ordered from the raw bar. Three of the largest oysters came. I had one first instructed my party to pass on the remainder. I was violently sick for several hours after departing. All others enjoyed their meal
  2. MW

    MeganW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, tons of history, delicious and diverse menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Loved it so much we went twice in one week!
  3. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family dinner and it was wonderful. Great food and service.
  4. A

    Andy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere never disappointed with old ebbitt grill.
  5. L

    Lizzy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’m traveling as a Digital Nomad, spending some time in DC so this seemed de rigueur! It was a tad Republican, crowd-wise, old fashioned, but I cannot resist an Oyster Happy Hour. I sat at the bar and made some new friends and a good time was had by all. And it’s right by the White House!
  6. VP

    VictorP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, not exceptional, nice ambience. Quick service.
  7. k

    kapdc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents love Old Ebbitt, it's the only restaurant they'll trek into town for from Fairfax. We go a few times a year for special occasions. We always request to eat inside, not the atrium, which has a lobby/food-court quality about it. It's fine, but not at all charming. Doesn't feel like Old Ebbitt. Inside, the restaurant and back bar are really lovely -- the former livelier, but therefore a bit louder, than the latter. The service is always top-notch, very professional and courteous, even when a bit stretched. Old Ebbitt is a DC institution but not at all touristy.
  8. JL

    JimL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never been disappointed by Old Ebbitt. Based on previous visits, my expectations were high, and Old Ebbitt exceeded them.
  9. MA

    MaineAdventurer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Service was outstanding. The restaurant was busy but the staff worked well together & managed the volume. My wife was initially skeptical of the restaurant but was a fan by before the end of the evening.
  10. KG

    KatyG

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go to this restaurant in Wash. DC. Make reservations for dinner. Delicious and wonderful service and ambiance.
  11. t

    taras

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting family for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful meal together.
  12. PH

    PaulH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. We made a reservation but arrived early and still accommodated quickly. All and all a great place!
  13. MN

    MarisaN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends and I choose The Okd Ebbitt Grill to celebrate my birthday because we know they have the best raw bar- oysters and clams! We were thrilled by the quality and taste. We had the absolute best server - Kurt- who made friendly conversation with us as he provided excellent service! He surprised me with a beautiful birthday dessert with lite candle which was the perfect choice! We can’t wait to return with our other girlfriends to celebrate the Christmas holiday! Thank you for helping to make my birthday memorable and lots of fun!
  14. S

    Spydermelon

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is classic. Food is excellent and you won't find better servers anywhere in DC. Beautiful, snug elegance, peerless ambiance. You just have to experience it. Can't go wrong.
  15. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Waiter definitely wanted to be somewhere else Seeing as it was thanksgiving night kind of understood but 0 effort
  16. WR

    WillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was good as well. Minimal wait time and an overall great experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Thanksgiving meal was delicious. Ambiance was festive. Totallloced the experience
  18. JA

    JeffreyA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Old Ebbit is consistently excellent. Wonderful oysters, perfectfully cooked filet mignon, paired with an excellent house cabernet.
  19. CL

    CLINT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here for Thanksgiving, and it was fabulous! Both the service and the food was outstanding. We could not think of a single thing that would have made our experience any better.
  20. GB

    GenaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner!
  21. JB

    JenniferB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanksgiving Day menu and service for the family!
  22. EC

    EllenC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at the Old Ebbitt Grill many times and have never been disappointed in the service or quality of the food. Their crab cakes are the best!!!! It does get noisy so it might not be the place to go if you are looking for a more intimate setting. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  23. CR

    ChristyR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing meal. Highly recommend the scallops! Service started great but we had to track down our waitress to get the check. Would still go back in a second. The atmosphere was perfect.
  24. VS

    ValS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great pre-Kennedy show dinner, both food and service were great.
  25. MV

    MarkV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    We were sat outside the main restaurant. It felt like we were eating in a mall. The food was great but the overall experience was disappointing due to this.
  26. d

    deec6

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly. Server excellent. Menu varied & reasonable. Very pretty & pleasant. Great crab soup & oysters. Be back soon
  27. A

    Adventurer21

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Rey good dinner. Good value for the price. This was our 5th time at this restaurant.
  28. E

    Enjoyingmealstogether

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great early dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill. Candace was a good server for our large party. The food took a little longer than we would have expected - especially considering we weren’t offered more bread or something to tide everyone over - but the food was generally great when it arrived. One person had the swordfish and said it was over cooked. Also my filet was definitely medium despite asking for medium rare - however I didn’t ask for it to be addressed since we had already waited awhile. Despite these issues it was still a lovely experience overall!!!
  29. JD

    JuliaD

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun and visiting family love to go there for its historic significance!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The savory breakfast offerings were outstanding. The French toast was too sweet for my taste but still lovely. I am looking forward to eating here again when I’m in town.
  31. CC

    CocoColie

    Lake of the Ozarks

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Old Ebbitt Grill is my go-to place every time I visit D.C. Thank you.
  32. MD

    MikeD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed our meals there. Food is excellent and our waiter was great!
  33. MB

    MandyB

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never ever disappoints. Our waiter was amazing and recommended a few delicious items we had never tried…and they were incredible! Thank you Old E for being the best in DC!
  34. X

    Xnyorkr

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The waiter was a little snippy several times. He acted like our questions about the menu were stupid. I didn't appreciate being talked down to.
  35. DP

    DebraP08

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The ambience was a pleasure, and the food was decent, but extremely sparse and not a good value for the money. Our visit proved what I’ve always believed: this is basically a tourist trap with minuscule portions at inflated prices.
  36. a

    aniya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony was great. I enjoyed the dinner and service.
  37. WC

    WilliamC

    New Orleans

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, superb service and a warm welcoming atmosphere. A perfect Trifecta in the District!
  38. SC

    StacyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our two young daughters (5 & 10). They loved it!
  39. JG

    JenniferG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, especially the oysters. Great place to go after/before live performances in the area.
  40. l

    larryk

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to drop by again, and nice to have our reservation honored without delay... Thanks. LRK

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) 347-4800.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 25530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 316 times today
Google Map for Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th between F and G

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;

  • Public transit

    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-4800

  • Catering

    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may be reserved in our Atrium dining room or rooftop patio. Please call Jordan Hammes at 202.552.5000

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (888) 892-9950

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