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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
2711 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We're happy you're coming! Join us for a meal on our covered patio or one of our intimate dining rooms. Or enjoy drinks and light fare in our newly-refreshed fireplace lounge. Please enjoy our hand crafted cocktails!

With a commitment to sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, Chef Cliff Wharton 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8528

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cliff Wharton

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Bushey: (202) 463-7909

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross street

    18th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a magical place. From our waitress to the manager, the service could not have been better. The bar and sitting area at the front is so well appointed. Overall a wonderful evening.
  2. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The server was great. The food quality has gone down. The breads were stale, the food was cold, potatoes tasted old with no flavor. Took 3 people there to celebrate a birthday and did not want to complain. What has happened in the kitchen to make the food plummet in quality?
  3. CS

    CraigS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere! Will definitely be back again soon!
  4. FS

    FranciscoS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Had the oysters, pork belly, duck confit salad and veal porterhouse. Everything tasted great. Service was very good.
  5. GD

    GiulianaD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was very good but WAY overpriced — $35 for a tiny rockfish filet. Service uninspired and abrupt. Venue is aesthetically charming as always but quality of overall dining experience is not at the level it was in prior years. Many better options out there, I will not be back.
  6. LS

    LindaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Fair price. Wonderful service. Lovely ambiance.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, service, ambiance.
  8. B

    Buccaroo

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night evening, with an early start so we could get a spot on the comparatively quiet patio. Servers provided good care without hovering and our server recommended the perfect French sparkling rose to complement the watermelon gazpacho and duck breast entree. Desserts - be sure to try one! Music- some of the loveliest tango music. A perfect romantic evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Awesome hotel and ambiance. Great service. Salad was ok. Drink a bit pricey. Would still recommend as it’s a very unique experience.
  10. WD

    WDCexplorer

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent ambiance for a Sunday brunch with good friends and good food.
  11. J

    Jeannie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio is shaded and lovely, it was delightful to sit outside at the Tabard on a not too-hot evening. Always good food, gracious service (thanks Gigi!) and a magical setting whether inside or out.
  12. TI

    TIMOTHYF

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and delicious meal
  13. DG

    DistrictGuy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still a lovely morning brunch spot if you can get a spot on the back pqtio
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! The vibes were great and the food was even better! Definitely will come back!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Husband and I went to Tabard Inn for a dinner date. We sat outside on the covered patio and the dining experience was magical. We felt like we were in a secret garden. The food was wonderful. We shared the calamari and octopus for an appetizer. My Husband enjoyed the perfectly cooked duck breast, while I enjoy their special for the day (rock fish over a bed of vegetable risotto, and topped with a roasted red pepper sauce). I added the sautéed mushrooms to my dish for an earthy twist. Everything was delicious. We highly recommend this special gem of a restaurant
  16. EB

    ElissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food. Sat on the patio and it was the perfect ambience. A little pricey, but a nice choice for a special occasion.
  17. KW

    KathleenW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tabard Inn staff is always incredibly warm and welcoming. The atmosphere is warm yet classy. Always a good time.
  18. 6

    60somethingfoodie

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. Fresh Gazpacho soup was yummy and so was the frishee/pear salad.
  19. AN

    AllieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this employee owned local restaurant - service and food are always great.
  20. KP

    KathyP

    St. Louis

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent meal
  21. D

    Docholiday1

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The service was tepid at best. The “homemade” biscuit was hard as a rock and the house made preserves were bitter and tasteless. I paid $7.00 for a strip and a half of bacon which is absurd. And while I waited for my dining guest to arrive, I was offered water and nothing else. My waitress had a wariness and trepidation that made me wonder if this is the right line of work for her.
  22. J

    Jrarlington

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the brunch at Tabard Inn. The service was excellent and the meals were good too. Although the ham pieces in the grits and shrimp was a little too spicy and a tad dry.
  23. MB

    MartinB

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative menu , interesting wines, attentive service. Great meal.
  24. HK

    HeatherK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on the advice of a good friend. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and the Tabard Inn did not disappoint! It started with a. Personal written card if congratulations and two glasses of champagne. We shared the buratta and the salad special both amazing! I had the special of the evening, rockfish and my husband had the steak. Both of our meals were perfectly cooked. We shared the German chocolate brownie for dessert. We could not have had a better meal or evening.
  25. EM

    ElaineMarie

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exception experience. A much needed summer respite. Menu was just right. I’m a polenta snob, the pork belly polenta starter was amazing. I chose that for my entree and the water melon gazpacho was a perfect compliment to this evening . Thank you .
  26. J

    Janice

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our birthday lunch at the Tabard was wonderful in a very unexpected way. My friend was curious about Tabard as her mother was a wave in WWII and spent a lot of time at Tabard with other Waves who were billeted there. When we mentioned to Mr. David Roubiementioned this to David Ro
  27. p

    pbindc

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in DC for drinks or dinner. It's unique and charming. The food is creative and delicious. Same goes for the drinks. And the service is always great. Comfortable without fuss.
  28. i

    imagineertobe

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The Tabard always has excellent food, and it's a hidden gem in DC. If the weather is nice, sit on the patio, but if it's hot or cold out, the inside dining room is perfect. The service last night was a bit odd. We had an 8:30 pm reservation and arrived on time. It took a while for us to get sat, and then for our waiter to come by for the first time, only to tell us the kitchen would be closing at 9 pm and we needed to order quickly. We ended up feeling rather rushed at the end, too. We wanted to have an after-dinner drink with dessert, but the bar had already closed, and we could hear the sound of a shop vac doing some work around the corner. Timing and service should be adjusted to match late seating times. Otherwise, I hope to be back soon and enjoy one of my favorite restaurants in DC.
  29. r

    roberth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    charming as ever, had a wonderful experience Sunday evening. Before dessert, my friend became light-headed and almost fainted (she's fine). The server, the manager, and even a nearby patron, could not have been more gracious or helpful. Thank you for your kind and considerate presence.
  30. d

    dcwharfhilton

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met some friends from NYC and LA. It was our first time here. The portions were small but very delicious! The decor and ambiance was awesome.
  31. DH

    DeniseH

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere is always great here
  32. KN

    KNoel

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated a special occasion and had dinner, mid week at 5pm. It was very empty and we had our choice of covered patio or inside. It was lovely , service by all the owner employees was Excellent: attentive, friendly efficient. Food was excellent and all onsite or farm fresh. Presented nicely, good portion size. Only negative of eating outside was that we got 10 mosquito bites between two of us, but we are highly susceptible. The staff was so helpful even with this! Highly recommend!
  33. LG

    LauraG

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere. I will definitely visit again!
  34. PO

    PaulO

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Someone I had not seen in over 40 years happened to be in town for a conference. She loves classic old places that have history and maybe even stories about being haunted, and Tabard Inn did not disappoint. I lived in the neighborhood 35 years ago and yet had never actually eaten dinner here. Our server, Fatima, not only was very attentive to us during our meal but also shared with us some stories about sightings of possible spirits or ghosts. My friend loved it and I was entertained as well. I would most definitely come back the next time I’m in town.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a great environment with attentive service. It’s a bit pricey, but overall a great find. Don’t miss it!
  36. CM

    CharlotteM

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great food and the prettiest little patio in DC. It’s great because it’s an indoor patio but has outdoor vibes. The service is always very good however a little hard to hear through the masks the staff still wears. Cocktails are excellent and always interesting.
  37. VH

    VaHa

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The woman at the front desk remembers my request via email to sit outside along with my name. Very impressive! Friendly service. I hadn’t been there since they enclosed the garden-like out door eating area and was disappointed at the new look (6 years ago) but it was pleasant.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Try the shrimp and grits, the Gouda and the poached egg was creative and really set it off.
  39. BR

    BobR

    Tampa

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a "let's see what it's like" visit. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was great and the service was wonderful. A nice tucked a way place to go to while in Washington, DC.
  40. MG

    MichelleG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I hosted a party of 5 for my daughter's birthday. The. ambience continues to be wonderful, warm and quirky. However, the food was quite bland -- lacked seasoning. The service person was very nice, but it took a very long time to get our drinks and took a long time between courses. The bill was slightly higher than I expected, but considering the mediocracy of the food -- it was expensive. I will go back for drinks or brunch, but not dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tabard Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tabard Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8528.

Tabard Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 2711 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 33 times today
Google Map for Tabard Inn

1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th St

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cliff Wharton

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8528

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Bushey: (202) 463-7909

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