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Tabard Inn

4.6
1141 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
The Tabard Inn Restaurant’s ever-changing seasonal dishes reflect global influences with a regional twist. With a commitment to sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, our kitchen creates a daily menu based on what is local, fresh, and seasonal to bring inspired dishes to your table in an eclectic and historical setting. A DC institution since 1975, we look forward to offering our guests all the comforts of a home away from home. From the seats in our ivy-covered patio, and our Victorian and town home dining rooms, to our fire-place lit lounge areas, there is a place for everyone all year round!
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 9:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 331-8528
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joud Achkar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th St
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Parking details
We offer valet parking during our Saturday and Sunday Brunch service and for Monday-Saturday Dinner service as well as Lunch daily.
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Public transit
By Metro- Dupont Circle is the closet Metro stop. Exit to the south from the station and walk one block along 19th Street to N Street. Turn left on N Street, cross Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street, and continue on N Street. The Tabard Inn is located on the left mid-block between 18th and 17th Streets.
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Entertainment
Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.
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Special events & promotions
The Tabard Inn Event Rooms can accommodate a maximum of 56 people for a seated, plated function and a maximum of 100 people for a standing reception style function. Please contact Special Events regarding pricing at specialevents@tabardinn.com or 202-463-7909.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Our charming venue is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable parties. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions.

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What Insiders Are Saying

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Tabard Inn in Dupont has a reliable brunch, but the patio is a nice spot for dinner (and live jazz), too.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Thoughtful, attentive staff. Rockfish very good.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went to the Tabard Inn for a birthday dinner. I had the filet which was simply amazing. So tender and delicious...honestly one of the best steaks I have ever had. My companion had paparadelle pasta with Wild Boar ragu and it was also super delicious. Only negative was some overly salty potato leek soup - but it was delicious and hot.

Desserts are a must as well - all homemade. I enjoyed the key lime pie and the creme brulee was tremendous!

I will be back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I cannot speak highly enough of the service at Tabard Inn Restaurant. The restaurant itself is a cozy beautiful space. The maitre d' was so accommodating even though the other member of my party was running late. He even noticed it was a birthday and sent out a plate of donuts with a candle. My guest (whose birthday it was) was so surprised and impressed. Overall, the breakfast food was great and so was the coffee but the service was just incredible. I would certainly recommend.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I took a group of business associates to dinner here during a conference in D.C. It was perfect for the occasion. We had amazing service and the food was incredible. I had the scallops and wished I had room for a second round. I found the ambiance to be very east coast charming. Make sure you get a table where you can see people enter. It is close enough to the Hill you never know who you might see!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Old school Washington, DC at its best. Historic, interesting, fun place to sit by a fireplace and chat in antique, comfy seating. Dinner was great, interesting menu, interesting dining areas. Just a great ‘ole place.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food, professional and friendly service, charming environme

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Funky and eclectic. Casual, comfortable. Great variety of dish choices, amiable staff, diverse wine list. It’s got a lot of positive things going for it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Tabard Inn is always a delight to visit and remains a favorite DC restaurant.
The food is wonderful, great service and friendly atmosphere. Keep up the good work. Parking is always a challenge if one doesn't come down on the METRO and the Valet parking is a little high. Other then this, it is great and unique place that I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, cocktails and service. The hamburger was one of the best, great flavor. My wife had the chicken and waffles - was great. Will return when back to DC!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was excellent but leave time for relaxing. Service was slow

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The inside is a total surprise.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is a very nice place with lots of character and cosy corners for a drink. Great barman. The food was very tasty but the service was a bit slow and they forgot to bring our starter. However, the whole experience was overall positive.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and great service - we enjoyed the ambiance and atmosphere - the patio seating looked really good - though our group was inside - which was also very nice.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love this place. A classic and historic DC spot. The patio is the best. My only complaint - and this is not the restaurant's fault - was the construction next door that created a lot of annoying noise. That's only temporary though.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great patio seating and attentive service. Each course was delicious. Great experiences every time we’ve dined here.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful friendly, attentive service and everything was delicious. I would recommend the fish tacos and key lime pie!

The only bummer was the noise because of the construction next door.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Tabard Inn is an old Washington standby. Conveniently located. Nothing to complain about.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Lovely outside seating.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, delicious!! Old world field ambiance, cozy.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The best thing about our recent breakfast here was the lovely dining room. It's really a wonderful venue for business meetings or meals with friends.

The breakfast dishes were nothing special at all. The bacon was thick and hard, the hash browns were not good, the eggs were just OK and the coffee was fair-with no refill offered by the inattentive waiter

The service was inattentive and the only time the waiter came over was when he was beckoned.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food, ambience and service were superior to many restaurants in the District that are far more expensive and overrated. The Tabard Inn is a lesser known and less-hyped gem.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

From service attentiveness to food, from ambiance to spotting former governors, The Tabard Inn is a mainstay, not resting on its laurels but providing good food in a beautiful, unpretentious setting. The special - rock fish on roasted vegetables -- was among the best fish dishes we'd tasted, cooked to perfection. The service, as usual, was friendly, not oppressive. A beautiful, comfortable, cozy and excellent spot.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Went to Tabard Inn for a business lunch. It came recommended, but was not overly comfortable and not bad, but not that good. If you're in the area, it will work fine. But, don't make a special trip to go there.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Tabard was ok, but do not come here if you have someone with an allergy. The kitchen was incredibly unhelpful with a gluten allergy - to the point that the individual couldn't even have potatoes with his omelette because they would not cook them in a pan to avoid cross contamination (which is honestly standard practice). Little to no substitutions were offered on the things in the TWO menu items that worked with a gluten allergy that he could not eat. I have been many times in the past and loved this spot, but as someone with years of restaurant experience I was astounded at how bad the service was for such a common allergy.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is very good bur I have been ordering the eggs Benedict and though the eggs and sauce irate terrific, the potatoes are always very dry. Same with the waffles and chicken, they should have more syrup. The place is really cute and charming, but the noise level can be too much for brunch.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice place for Sunday breakfast (ends at 9 to prepare for brunch at 10) Good poached eggs. Server forgot part of the order, didn't bring water, tables poorly set up - several with no spoons. Took forever to get check at the end. Great ambiance and crowd. All in all, I will go again but be more insistent with the wait staff (and maybe they will end up with a better tip).

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I love Tabard Inn for its historic ambience, interesting menu, excellent food, friendly service, varied dining areas and location. Many years have passed since my last lunch there, and I was pleased that it has retained its charm. Now that it is back on my radar, I will definitely find another occasion to enjoy its pleasures.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love the atmosphere. The food was just okay and the service was kinda slow

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very lovely evening with family and the dinner made it memorable.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a pleasure. Great breads and maybe the best burger in DC. Very good service

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It has been a long time since I worked in DC and visited the Tabard. Glad to see the rustic nature of the Inn has not changed over the years and the food and service are still superb. Thoroughly enjoyed the re-visit.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We were really looking forward a relaxing birthday celebration only to be disappointed by excessively noisy patrons all around us. We were in a small room with windows and the setting was lovely. Sadly the noise level was reaching the screaming level to overcome the excessive laughter, loud talking and basically inconsiderate patrons. The acoustics in a room like that would normally provide challenges, but apparently no one saw the need to intervene with these obnoxious guests, and we unfortunately, had a less than memorable experience. The food portions were small, contrary to prior reviews that I read. (Gnocchi and the Risotto). I don’t think I could recommend this restaurant without warning family and friends about the noise level, which also included the bar area. Atmosphere and amenities are in keeping with an old established restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The Tabard is back, baby! I've been coming here for 30 years, and there was a moment a couple years ago when we weren't enjoying it in the same way as we had. This last dinner with out-of-town family was absolutely fantastic from start to finish, including that I had made the reservation for the wrong night. The restaurant accommodated us with grace, and did not make me feel like an idiot. The food was superb. I would take a cab across town just to have those scallops again. The ricotta gnocchi are genius! My husband LOVELOVELOVED the lamb. Our server was attentive and informed. It was a magical evening, and the Tabard is back at the top of our list.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Found on open table during a recent visit to DC. Food was well prepared, and of generous proportions. Service was excellent. Noise level was acceptable despite size of dining room. Overall excellent experience and would recommend it to friends visiting the area. Neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent food, attentive but not intrusive service, no rush...plenty of time for us to enjoy the food, the environment and each other.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was delicious and servings size was huge!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Not great service today. Sloppy and disinterested. Very bad bread and a bad wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was amazing and the ambience was very nice!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had friends visiting! Had to bring them to Tabards

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Love Tabard Inn for multiple reasons that start with the charming ambiance that embraces you from the moment you enter to the delicious breads that tempt you to eat more than you should to the consistently wonderful food. When the patio opens, it offers a lovely al fresco dining experience.

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