Tabard Inn

4.8
1993 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
We're happy you're coming! Join us on our covered, heated patio; our newly-refreshed fireplace lounge; or one of our intimate dining rooms. Per the Mayor's guidance, indoor seating is limited to 25% capacity with all tables spaced at least 6 feet apart for your comfort and safety.

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.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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

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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I, who haven’t really been dining out because of the ongoing pandemic, wanted to do something besides just the usual takeout for Valentine’s Day. We settled on a dinner reservation at the Tabard Inn and definitely weren’t disappointed! Great food (three course menu for the Valentine’s Day occasion), great service (our server, James, was incredible), and we were seated in the back patio and able to stay warm throughout dinner thanks to the heaters above. Overall, we both had a very pleasant experience, and we’d certainly consider dining out again at the Tabard Inn!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I ate at the Tabard Inn for Valentines Day and it was a wonderful experience. The service was great with the staff being very friendly and attentive. We ate on the terrace which had a nice ambient atmosphere. Definitely recommend for a date night.

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DarrylD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. It was a special night "Valentine's" and Tabard Inn did not disappoint us. The history of the hotel and food was superior. We are coming back.

KD
vipKateD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Old school charm type of restaurant! Food was pretty good. Our table was a table with 2 church pews which was uncomfortable because we were so far from the table. There was also a draft of cold air the whole time so we kept our jackets on for the whole meal! Would go back for brunch but probably not dinner again!

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's nothing like the Tabard hotel or restaurant in Washington.The hotel is the only place I will stay, if I have a choice. The menu is not extensive but the food is excellent. Wonderful atmosphere and ambiance.

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vipJade
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual and very safe Covid precautions

DV
DarthVader
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience overall!!!

MD
vipMyrnaD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Such a drag dining experience. Food was below average and the service was terrible.

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joncindc
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, but somewhat eerie, experience due to Covid. We had a very safe feeling corner table, separated by many feet from the next. A fascinating menu -- hard to choose so diverse. We loved the fresh scones and biscuits. Then the shrimp and grits were well balanced, tasty and so abundant. But the biggest happy surprise was the duck confit salad, which seemed to have a whole duck's worth of crispy meat and a tangy, delightful dressing the the greens. Unfortunately no room for the desserts. Glad you are surviving and adapting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and the vibe. Never disappointed.

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weekendbrunch
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, especially the donuts! Quiet, private, covid-friendly dining.

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vipitsvonniebB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite. Everything from the salad to the entrees made our night. I didn’t feel like a cocktail or wine and loved their hibiscus sparkling soda.

TI
TIMNZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, quiet but ambient vibes for brunch. Our server was excellent!

MM
MarkM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved coming back to this wonderful place for dinner. Oxtail soup was superb as was the duck and the nights special of Cod. Brussel sprouts were as good as they can be.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find in DC. The food was great and the atmosphere was such a treat. Dining was on a patio but there were skylights and the temperature was very comfortable. The matriarch, Fritzi, came by and she was a delight to meet. I highly recommend.

MB
vipMelB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cool ambiance on their back patio, and an eclectic place overall. The food was above average and the service was great. Look forward to coming back post COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love tabard inn. Great place for outdoor dinning in a pandemic. I hate eating out on the side walk so happy I found this place on Instagram. The staff are always nice and accommodating. Most importantly the heaters work Everytime!!!!!!

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vipJamie
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was SO WONDERFUL. Such a gorgeous location to celebrate my mom's birthday. They took every effort to make it special & the COVID precautions were excellent. Staff was fantastic and the food was delicious. THANK YOU!

CD
CarolynD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ambiance was ok considering COVID, food was delicious and our waiter was awesome.

CC
CovidCompliant
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Expensive? Absolutely. Well prepared food? It was solid. A warm place to eat during DC's Covid-19 prohibitions?? Yup, this is the main reason we picked the Tabar Inn.

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vipholybucket
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in their huge outdoor patio with lots of space and privacy between tables. The waiter was knowledgeable and courteous. The food from the dips, to the oxtail soup, to the scallops, to the adobo chicken were all amazing!

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vipbloomingbeauty
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We absolutely loved the patio, it's a very enjoyable space! We ordered biscuits to start which were absolutely delicious. The spinach eggs benedict were good. The hostess was extremely friendly and accommodating!

TL
vipTameraL
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, terrific greeter and table service, with great food and a safe setting with overhead heat in this impossible time for eating out

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vipElizabethQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place during social distancing with COVID, sink before you walk in and heat lamps on the patio. Great find - weekday breakfast/brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed with the rib-eye. It was tough but n places.

MO
vipMamaO
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard Inn was a hidden gem—had Open Table not suggested it for us, I would not have tried. The decor was arts & crafts with some Oriental overtones and the cuisine reflected this. I had the halibut special and my husband had the scallops and we were wowed by the tastes. Mayor Bowser had just decreased the dining numbers to 25% of capacity, so we had social distance—in fact we were in a room of our own. Server James C. Was most attentive and complemented us two glasses of champagne in honor of our anniversary. We’ll be back!

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful hole-in-the-wall hotel/restaurant in the Dupont neighborhood! Second time dining here and will definitely be back. Tell your friends to stay here and eat here if they visit DC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always enjoy Tabard Inn, even now with partial capacity and extra safety measures. Our brunch food was wonderful, and it was a welcome challenge to decide among all the yummy-sounding options.
This was a celebration, so I was disappointed half of the sparkling wines on the menu weren’t available. Service a bit slower than normal times.

MD
MikeinDC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to the Tabard Inn for a long time, but a special occasion brought me back and I'm so glad it did. Warm welcoming service, absolute safety protocols, innovative and tasty craft cocktails and delicious food. Everything you want to make an important anniversary even more memorable.

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vipLaurenL
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend the Chicken and Churros waffle. Standout weekday breakfast in a quaint historic Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish we got to sit on the patio but none the less, amazing experience.

AJ
vipAuntJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I ate inside- completely socially distanced at our table and to other tables. Great service, great food!

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Ryan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My new favorite restaurant in DC. Excellent food with a very professional staff. I especially enjoyed the patio seating with the stone sculpture and candles although my most recent visit I was told it was not available because of lack of heaters (as best as I recall). Whether downstairs or in one of the backrooms, it is a very intimate setting. Perfect for a date night! My last experience, however, we were seated in an area where it was almost too dark. When our food came out it was DELICIOUS but I could hardly see what I was eating which was unfortunate because I would have loved to share a photo of it as a way to promote the restaurant. I asked for a candle for our table but was told they could not accommodate because of COVID restrictions(?) To the best of my knowledge that was the response (server's accent was a little thick). Despite this minor inconvenience, it remains my favorite establishment and I look forward to returning. Please visit it as well!

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Tony
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Because weather made outdoor seating infeasible, the Tabard Inn was able to successfully accommodate my party of two indoors in a socially-distant setting. The quality of the food and service remained at the high level they have always maintained.

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vipJeannie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at the Tabard, as expected. Beautiful setting, gracious service, good food- only fault was that some of the dishes came out less than piping hot. We were too hungry to turn them around. All good. I always look forward to coming here, and can't wait for the lounge and the jazz to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Turkey dinner entree came without gravy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality and preparation of the food was excellent and the service outstanding. I understand that things are different this year due to Covid, but the ambiance suffered because there was no tablecloth and the bread was wrapped in cellophane. This made it feel like we were dining on an airplane. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and your attentive staff.

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Guillaumed
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discover this little place andall was fine : Very good cuisine, noce service and patio quite and very confortable

DG
DonG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving meal was good.
Overpriced for what you got.
Love Tabard in. But it was just a good meal. Not fantastic like I have come to expect.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. Tastefully eccentric!

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 4.8 stars by 1993 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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