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Tabard Inn

4.6
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1911 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
The Tabard Inn Family has taken the time that our beloved restaurant has been closed to focus on remodeling and providing a safe socially distanced space for you to enjoy with colleagues, friends and family.

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 1922, 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 fireplace-lit lounge areas, there is a place for everyone all year round!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 1911 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSarahmuseme
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hostess was extremely rude and inconsiderate. Otherwise, the wait staff and food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food was outstanding, the hotel itself is incredible. Would absolutley go back.

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johnp
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Tabard Inn is a very quaint place whether you are staying in the hotel, drinking at the bar (non COVID) or having a meal.
My family had never been and/or eaten there before but I've stayed many times. Our brunch was terrific and everyone was impressed with the food quality and service. The décor is beautiful on the patio.
We would definitely brunch there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant covered all the bases and provided the experience you only hope to have when you go out to eat. Service was exceptional, the manager was polite and generous, the food was delicious. I hope the Tabard Inn survives the pandemic, it’s one restaurant that deserves to stay around.

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vipTheToothsomePalate
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Exceptionally loud in the covered courtyard so much so that you cannot have a conversation with your dining partner without talking loudly. This is because of all the hard surfaces in the space. The tables are Home Depot patio type metal with diamond mesh tops that rock back and forth on the floor. (Not sure how those types of table tops can be sufficiently cleaned because of the open mesh) The food is good but not as it use to be pre-COVID. The wine list is scant and not many interesting options. Not sure I’d return until a vaccine is available and dining can return to being inside and the food /wine comes back up to par.

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Lila
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to dine here because of the delicious food, attentive staff and the overall quality of service. They have made a wonderful space for diners to eat safely and comfortably.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch daily! Who doesn’t love this! The food was excellent and was easily enough for more than one meal. The courtyard was charming at first glance, then, you notice the art. It is the season for ghouls yet my feeling is that this is the decor always. It tickled my quirky sensibilities yet it’s not for the squeamish among us.

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FrankJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time out on the patio. Gigi was a fantastic server. Looking forward to returning.

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johnJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

They did a great job of socially distancing us. Food was good, service excellent.

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JKKP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food; lovely and quiet ambience; careful attention to keeping diners appropriately distanced; attentive wait staff - the perfect place to have our first dinner out in 6 months.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food is really not as good as it used to be - not worth the price anymore

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PaulM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very courteous staff

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TrevorW
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great to have a meal at a restaurant after far too long. They have done a great job of separating the tables throughout the restaurant and the atmosphere in the courtyard was very pleasant though I did get attacked by mosquitos.

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vipDaisuke
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Hope the staff was coming to us more regularly, but under the situation, it may have been difficult.

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RayvanaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friend and I really enjoyed the outside patio and ambience of this place. The food was also very good! Definitely worth a visit

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LeesaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for our anniversary dinner. Very good food, excellent service and perfect atmosphere on the patio.

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent adaptation to CV-19 and food as good as always.

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vipMAKT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and space was great! I have to return as the kitchen did not have an oysters for a po boy. But I enjoyed my BLT and gazpacho.
Thank you for a lovely lunch!
Mimi

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fenley
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic time at this gem of a restaurant. The vibe is eclectic and artsy without being stuffy. The staff was attentive and kind. The food was delicious. Each plate was better than the previous- not sure how they kept topping themselves! We are especially impressed that it is an employee-owned company. You will not be disappointed for choosing the Tabard Inn for dinner.

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TonyLucas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food and great cocktails!! Everyone in our group had a great time and liked their back patio. Friendly staff and the manager, Gris, was awesome!!!

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Lrubin
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service and food were outstanding but the mosquitos made outdoor dining impossible. They were so accommodating packing up the entire meal to take home to eat. The pandemic makes indoor dining feel like a thing of the past...for the foreseeable future.

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AnneS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner sitting on the Tabard Inn's patio. There was just one other table occupied in the patio and it was a good distance away. We had the ceasar salad and arugula salad, the softshelled crab and NY strip. All was well-prepared and delicious. They also brought us complimentary prosecco and dessert for our anniversary which was lovely.

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KelleyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, service, and food! Order the donuts and the corned beef!

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vipChristophe
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent and very peaceful atmosphere and intimate

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vipMarcie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was lovely..lifted our spirits

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TT30
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was amazing! Request the patio seating if you are looking to sit outdoors. Thank me later lol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous brunch at the Tabard Inn. The outdoor space feels like a secret garden with tables separated by chic wooden planters, much appreciated during COVID. Waitstaff was fabulous and the food was thoughtful and delicious! Don’t miss this special spot!

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vipjenniferhayes
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We're trying to support our local restaurants during this terrible time, but sadly our meal was marginal at best. The $18 burrata appetizer had dressing with so much dry oregano that everything was overpowered by the harsh raw flavor, and the $25 spring vegetable risotto was inadequately seasoned (maybe water was used instead of stock?) and the vegetables were tiny, overcooked = flavorless. The gazpacho was fine, but the vegetables were purified so the soup lacked texture. The soft shell crabs were fairly good compared to the rest. Overall, disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place to have small appetizers. But don’t go between brunch and dinner time. Dinner cocktails are $9 but same brunch cocktails are $15 or so. So when I wanted extra cocktails after 3 o’clock they still charged me $15. Also we asked for chips expecting homemade chips etc but came up real 3 different lays chips. Very disappointed:(

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vipADAMK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice outdoor venue with very nicely prepared food.

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SCCarter
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Among the best special spots in WDC. Always recommended. SCC.

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ocdining
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corned beef an eggs was awesome. Great gazpacho.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious food with seasonal offerings served by attentive wait staff.

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vipSofiaA
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the outside courtyard. Tien our server was very speedy and efficient. AMAZING FOOD. Huge shoutout to the catering Manager who was on the floor and touched our table multiple times to ensure PERFECTION. Means a LOT when the manager is on the floor touching tables. As a GM, I was pleasantly surprised by his warmth and grace. We WILL be back and we both WILL tell our friends. Maybe we will have our wedding reception here. BEAUTIFUL SPACE!

5 stars overall!

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vipNoname
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is twice I have had lunch service during COVID times. such great safe protocols here! And eating on the terrace is so quaint and beautiful. The food, to die for! The service, impeccable! This place is 5 star all the way, plus a 6th star for safety protocols!

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vipNataliaZ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going to a restaurant since the quarantine started. The staff were very helpful and made us feel save. All of them were properly using face mask.

They accommodate our party of 4 in one of the the tables that they have on the sidewalk. Tables seemed to me to be a good distance apart, we were the only people at lunch time.

Water came and they changed glasses, instead of serving on the same glasses, every time we were low in water.

Food came covered and as always it was delicious!! I’ll definitely I recommend this restaurant and the Peach Scallops 🤗

Thank you to the team!!

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So charming and cozy - love that soft shell crab 🦀

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vipDebbiedoesdctoo
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see you again. Well done on social distance. Great meal as always.

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NicoleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Nice, rallying and cozy atmosphere staff very nice, delicious food!

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KristenJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The courtyard was awesome! Sat here for brunch & it’s not too hot thanks to ceiling fans. Everyone is spaced out & wearing masks. Great service & food.

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Tabard Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1911 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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