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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
3403 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 66 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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

Offers

  • Weekday Brunch Favorites at Tabard Inn!

    Nov 21 - Dec 31, 2023
    Sun - Sat - 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Enjoy our top hits for brunch, not just Saturdays and Sundays, but every weekday from 10am until 3:00 pm! Featured items include our Yogurt Parfait, Lox Scramble and Chicken and Donuts. Don't miss out on a mid-week treat.

What 3,403 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

3,403 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great omelette and best pancakes. Coffee thoughtfully brewed (matters). Bellini was the very best.

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  2. StevenE

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful historic and elegant dining experience. We had a wonderful family gathering and the establishment meet each and every one of my daughters requests. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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  3. RobertE

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classic setting with unparalleled service. Our go-to restaurant whenever we travel to DC.

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  4. MolliH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite place in DC! Loved the ambience of the cocktail lounge. Dining room was charming. Service was perfect. And the food was incredible - the butternut squash soup with gnocchi was the standout but every bite on the table was wonderful (and my party of 4 tasted 9 dishes).

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  5. cbcb

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    $19 glasses of wine? Adjustment to food order didn't happen. It's a charming space but not at all worth the price.

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  6. MeredithD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service5ambience4
    We reserved a table for two at $220 -- $110 per person. This amount was NOT deducted from our tab. This amount made the total bill add up to close to $800. One cocktail, 1/2 bottle of wine, prix fixe menu, and a 20% tip for an excellent wait person.

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  7. KarenS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job on Thanksgiving dinner. Great menu, appreciated the table spacing

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  8. FCROB

    Washington DC

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

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  9. msjudy

    Richmond

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    A nice place with lots of history. Food pretty good, staff friendly and service oriented.

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  10. Letseat

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Great food and wonderful service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience all around. The chef even came to our table to check in on us which made the experience even more special and gave it a personal touch. We tried a few cocktails which were all great. Highly recommend the crab and red pepper beignets, and the mushroom tart. Our table got the scallop, salmon, and coq au vin, which were all excellent. We shared a couple different desserts - my personal favorite was the sorbet semi freddo - flavorful and unique. Close second wine the chocolate mouse with red wine sauce. Overall, delightful experience and plan to come back regularly.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. Jamie

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful establishment with delicious food and great service. One of the best spots we’ve visited in DC so far!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my experience! I would recommend others come here

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  14. JonM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New chef (within the last few years) as brought amazing creativity to the menu! Definitely returning for more than our Annual Anniversary meal!

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  15. Diner47

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was high quality from the cocktails through appetizers and entrees to dessert. Best were the red pepper beignets, sous vide salmon, and divine chocolate cremeux dessert. We also had a wonderful knowledgeable and patient server, John, and other lovely, attentive but not intrusive staff. Love the ambience of the cozy room with mostly Japanese art. Highly recommended!

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  16. JustTryingtoEat

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I will always return to the Tabard, the Little Inn That Could - and that can fine tune some dishes. So cozy and friendly and always striving. Drop that crazy smokey bacon on the Coq au Vin. The rolls now being served are addictive. Fantastic service as always.

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  17. MARCeats

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch on the patio was a delightful experience. Food was outstanding! Service at the end was a little slow but that would not keep us from returning.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was very disappointing. The pancakes were decent, but the chicken from the chicken and donuts was burnt. They sent out another order and a few pieces were raw and tasted like they were cooked in burnt grease. Management took it off the bill, as they should have. The latkes and crab gravy left a lot to be desired. More gravy, crab (and flavor) would have been nice to match the large potion of latkes and $28 price point. Service was fine overall and it is a cozy restaurant. However, I would never return, unfortunately.

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  19. Jema

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wait staff and hosts were outstanding— professional, accommodating and attentive. Dinner menu was basic – would have expected each dish to be outstanding, given the limited menu – lamb was tender but overdone – squash was undercooked and hard, flavors of lamb dish forgettable. Frise salad lovely flavors but a bit overdressed and soggy. Husband enjoyed the salmon sorrel— and crab appetizer. Overall meal was OK but not memorable — can’t compete with other restaurants in the area.

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  20. LaurieK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. One of our favorites for years.

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  21. RobertH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    quiet at 6 when we arrived .... jammed ,friendly, noisy and fun by 7:30....nice menu...good stuff !!

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  22. Wbfb

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This restaurant is a rare gem in dc. Tucked away and charming. Service was fairly attentive. Yet I ordered a salad with a poached egg that came out gelatinous and basically raw. I waited about 10+ minutes for it to come back. This time it was poached perfectly (versus this odd way the server tried to explain that they poach it in the shell and then take it out which failed). By then my guests meal was cold and I sat there awkwardly watching her wait. While various spills apologized while I waited nothing was done to offset this - nothing brought over as. A nice touch while waiting, a discount on the bill or anything. Will still come back but was disappointed. I know things happen in kitchens but it is how it is dealt with that matters.

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  23. KatherineC

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I have been coming here for at least 20 years from out of the area. My favorite has always been the Eggs Benedict. It eventually became the only place I would order it, because no restaurant matched it for quality. I am very disappointed that it is no longer on the menu.

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  24. outandabout

    Oxford

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant, good service, traditional menu, great ambience

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  25. Lars

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tabard Inn has great food and wonderful classic old stile athomsphere. Great both for families and business.

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  26. JodyZ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the entire experience. The intimate dining room was cozy and comfortable and the staff was super friendly. We even met the new Chef de Cuisine. Thoroughly enjoyed every bite of the Corn and Crabmeat Beignet appetizer. My vegetarian guest loved her Squash Main Course and my trout was delicious. Already looking forward to going back again!

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  27. sandyl

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service, drinks, and food. The perfect date night!

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  28. AllieC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The portions were tiny and not that good. I had not been here in a few years but it was much better in the past.

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  29. NancyG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service from our waitress at lunch! Food was good. Loved our corner table for visiting.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outdoors. We were not able to enjoy the live entertainment, but we had a very nice dining experience.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always the perfect classic. Lovely place with delicious food

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  32. Marihan

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Solid amazing flavorful food. Great service. Cute vibes

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  33. PaulaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a friend from overseas to dinner here on a busy Saturday evening. We loved the ambience of the small dining room where we were seated and the food was delicious.

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  34. EdwardH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait in the paneled library was lovely, the food was spectacular, the service elegant and the price moderate. What a great place. Andrea and Edward

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  35. Batman

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Great vibes, decent apps, mediocre entrees, a cute spot for a dinner date but not worth the money.

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  36. Stefrfc

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    great atmosphere. food was good, nothing special. we had brunch - check menu to be sure you have an option. donuts are delicious!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was subpar, almost cafeteria style. The waiter was rude and requested that we leave our table while we were still talking because the staff wanted to leave but as we left the restaurant, there were plenty of people at the bar and in the lounge area hanging out.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Luke warm food, poor service, and very bland food.

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  39. FoodComaGuy

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place for a change of pace or to celebrate special occasions. A historic hotel and restaurant, Tabard Inn is loaded with charm and old world ambiance, a refined menu, a respectable wine list, unique cocktails, and a fine dining vibe with a casual atmosphere. Recommend you arrive ahead of your resy and let them valet your car to start the evening with ease and elegance, relax a bit in the authentic, fireplace warmed lounge while you wait on your table - it's really cool. Four of us chose different entrees so, too much to describe here, but suffice to say, we traded dishes to experience them all - so good! Had a 2012 Bordeaux that was 'off menu' because the St Emilion I chose was out of stock, and it was amazing. Mariana, the wine somme has great instincts. We never felt rushed, and had no disappointments ❤️ Never stayed here but the stairs leading up to the hotel floors are really inviting 😉

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  40. SWResident

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were wonderful. The appetizer portions were too large. Smaller and lower price would be better if folks are going to have an entree. The coq au vin had a burnt rather than smoky flavor. But overall an enjoyable experience. We will be back.

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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 3403 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 66 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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