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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
25599 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 248 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 25,599 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. RD

    RobynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old Ebbitt was excellent as always! The 3-5 pm oyster happy hour is excellent.
  2. LI

    LisaI

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding experience. The food and service where stellar! I would highly recommend!
  3. d

    dwdw

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always, old Ebbitt is outstanding. Wife’s birthday! Two desserts! Bar scene was a little hectic but expected that this time of year. Why the did away with valet parking I don’t know. It’s crazy to me. I dropped my wife off and drove around for 20 minutes searching for parking! They need to bring it back asap
  4. SP

    ShannonP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    I’m sad to write this, as we have always enjoyed dining at Old Ebbitt. We brought my parents for a nice meal and to visit the National Christmas Tree, and the food experience was unfortunately underwhelming compared to past experiences. The waitress was wonderful. We sat in a booth located in the atrium, which was great because it was quieter. However, the food was disappointing and felt like the flavor was blander than usual and entrees cheapened with bland sides or a side of fries. I get post-pandemic recovery, but this doesn’t encourage me to want to return. We had a better experience recently at the Hamilton, so I’m a little confused as to why they are different since they are both owned by Clyde’s. Even so, best of luck during the holidays!
  5. j

    jerseygirl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome experience with great ambiance, delicious food, and excellent service.
  6. G

    Gaav

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience! Easy to make a reservation via Open Table, and we were seated promptly at the appointed time. Convenient parking nearby, or short walk (~0.3 mi) from the Metro Center Station. This is a great place to have a nice meal before going to a nearby theatre (National, Warner, or Ford's). The ambiance was quite pleasant, and we especially liked the vibrant red and green colors from all the poinsettias placed throughout the restaurant. My wife and I enjoyed seafood (sword fish and salmon), but they have other American favorites as well. The food was expertly prepared and the wait staff was very attentive -- they were there when we needed them but not hovering. The only (minor) feedback I would give them is, the butter served with the bread was too salty. Aside from that minor hiccup, this was a great meal for a fair price -- we'll definitely be back!
  7. D

    Devel11

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch with a superb waitress. Her smile lights up the table! Seafood - trout, mussels and crab cake -were wonderful. Burger was outstanding. Desserts were yummy.
  8. E

    Erlend

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I first received my drinks after my starter! And they rushed me out the same second I finished my dinner. But it’s still a grate restaurant with good food
  9. M

    Mark

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great historic restaurant that always delivers a great experience! We eat here every time we are in DC and have never had a bad meal or experience! This time, we were seated in a booth in the bar and it was "energetic" to say the least! Still a great time and wonderful meal! Highly recommend!
  10. KS

    KathrynS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there—for a sentimental event in our family. Really enjoyed it and they treated us very well. Only issue was: so hard to get a reservation at the time we wanted. But that was a minor issue—just glad we got in.
  11. RM

    ReviewsbyMo

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The historic atmosphere, beautiful decor, and always perfectly prepared dishes are worth coming back again and again. Big complements to the waitstaff too.
  12. j

    jadine

    Raleigh

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. The food is consistently great and I think the service is consistently exceptional.
  13. AM

    AndrewM

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food and service, but being seating outside the actual restaurant in what felt like a hotel lobby was awkward and a bit disappointing. Had I known that when making the reservation, I would have went somewhere else and then visited later when in restaurant seating was available.
  14. t

    toddb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Old Ebbitt Grill is a great place to eat and drink in close proximity to all that Washington, DC has to offer. A block from the White House and only a few blocks from the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums. Well worth the price and getting advanced reservations.
  15. L

    Lesa

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, booming atmosphere, good service, very nice place.
  16. JE

    JESC

    New England

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Most of the food was excellent. Only the French dip disappointed us. Our server, though efficient seemed aloof. Maybe having a bad day
  17. J

    Jerry

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a 7:30 reservation on a very busy night but our party of 4 were seated promptly on time. Service was quick and efficient. Our servers was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent and portions were larger than expected. Loved the oysters, rib eye and the lobster Fra Diablo were favorites. The Bread pudding dessert was delicious. Had a great experience and will return on our next visit.
  18. DW

    DoWon

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Reasonable price. Best experience ever.
  19. MP

    MaryP

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable! We will return! Great service! Delicious food!
  20. KK

    KayK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite! The food, the wait staff, the atmosphere is always top notch! I recently enjoyed an evening at Old Ebbitt Grill with friends after a day sightseeing and seeing the Christmas lights at the White House. Perfection!
  21. T

    Tommy

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They never disappoint at Old Ebbitt! A true mainstay in downtown DC!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing waitress & amazing food.
  23. LK

    LisaK

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Only bad thing was the noise level. Because it’s so good and busy the noise level and crowds of people take away from the ambience. Food was EXCELLENT!!
  24. MK

    MKM7

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome place for any meal, has history, charm, great food….everything you want!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for lunch prior to seeing the Nutcracker ballet at the nearby Warner theater. We had oysters Rockefeller, fried trout, steak frites, and crab cake entree. Everything was tasty and well prepared. We had two glasses of wine, one Chardonnay one Malbec, both good. Our waitress was attentive and sweet and said my husband’s dessert was on the house since it was his birthday. He had a caramel bread pudding and my daughter and I shared a crème brûlée, both were very tasty. Overall we enjoyed our meal at this restaurant and would come back in future.
  26. SM

    SusanaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is a great restaurant. Service is excellent. Good food, though I thought there would be more options. Beautiful facilities.
  27. MI

    MIAJ

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Old Ebbitt is my go-to location to catch up with friends OR host a business meal. The cocktail menu, food options and service are reliably great. It's moderately priced. I tend to order my favorites (the Trout Parmesan or the French Toast) and a standard Old Fashioned. But I've never been disappointed when I chose to venture away from my normal fare. Our server was particularly bright and helpful - no hovering and I never feel rushed.
  28. JR

    JanetR

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old Ebbitt’s Grill never disappoints! The quality of the food, the level of service, and the pleasant atmosphere are consistently top notch. It is the perfect respite during the busy holiday season.
  29. J

    Jennifer

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of history! Food, ambiance and service excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff was awesome
  31. B

    Bobby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! The meal and service were both great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James was our server was a great help with offering suggestions for drinks and food. The Rockefeller Oysters, Maryland crab soup, and crab cake are very flavorful filling items.
  33. KC

    KatherineC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic DC eating experience… great staff, ready for crowds but with individual service. Delicious crab cakes… another classic… substituted fries for delicious fresh salad…energetic and fun atmosphere. Brought friends from 2 other states… they loved it!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and even though it was packed, our food didn’t take long at all and our server was friendly and attentive!
  35. SG

    StephanieG

    Tucson

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous
  36. KI

    KateInDC

    Washington DC

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Want to be able to talk with your party? Then ask to be seated in the back room because the din in the beautiful main room is deafening and requires shouting and straining to communicate at all. But, the service was wonderful, the crab cakes devine, and our group (which was in the back room, thankfully) had a fabulous evening. We loved it all!
  37. MS

    MikeS

    New England

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We hadn’t been back to the Old Ebbitt Grill in several years, and had a wonderful evening. We were 25 minutes late for our 7 PM reservation on a busy Thursday night, but the restaurant accomodated us after a relatively short wait. The table service was pleasant, but slow. The meal was perfectly timed. The food was excellent — crab bisque; an excellent cra cake appetizer (just like I remembered it, lump crab meet, little breaded filling, etc.) steak frites, and an excellent meat loaf. A manhattan cocktail was mixed perfectly and served with a flair. Bread pudding and apple crumble desserts were good but not out of this world. The restaurant is very noisy but the atmosphere is fun and active, and we really enjoyed our meal.
  38. BD

    BobD

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class food and service each time I eat there. You need to experience the atmosphere, food and service when in DC.
  39. F

    Frank

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time back in over thirty years. Place is bigger and more "in" than during the first Bush Administration, but the crowd reflects Old Ebbit's popularity. We had an early reservation due to theater tickets. We beat the crowd by about 30-minutes. Seated immediately. Need to remember to ask for a booth next time. Jen was our wait staff- outstanding. Food choices were excellent and all food was delivered hot and promptly. Prices are up considerably but that did not sway the crowd waiting for a table at 5:15. Overall, we shall be back. Really enjoyed ourselves; food and service were superb.
  40. G

    Gordy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at table 9. It was very comfortable . The noise level was low. My husband had his 81st birthday and he got the dessert on the house. Our entire experience was very positive.

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 25599 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 248 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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