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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
2652 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 bring your own drinks.

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.
• As you likely know, all DC restaurants and banquet facilities must comply with Mayor Bowser’s vaccination mandate, effective January 15th. To enter the Tabard Inn's Dining Rooms, all persons must display proof of vaccination. We’re striving to make compliance as seamless as possible. Please allow time by having your vaccination card ready along with a Photo ID or a COVID-19 verification app (e.g., VaxYes, Clear, Excelsior, MyIR). Many Thanks!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 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 2,652 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
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. t

    toutoften

    Washington DC

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn't been to the Tabard Inn in many years, and were pleased to see that it hasn't changed. The food, service and indoor ambiance was perfect. We'll be back!
  2. W

    Wash

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The offerings at the Tabard Inn are good but not great - no James Beard award winners here. On a recent visit our food was overly salted. Diners might enjoy this place for it's charm but don't expect to be wowed by the food.
  3. G

    Gloriacharlene

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a lovely place, with considerate, caring service. I never felt hurried. Delicious Caesar salad. I ordered a biscuit on the side, which was delicious as well. My friend enjoyed the Swiss cheese omelette. Eating in the garden room was quiet and perfect for conversation. (I’m so tired of restaurants where you can’t have a quiet conversation.) It’s a beautiful airy light-filled room with charming decor. I will definitely come back to this restaurant.
  4. m

    mjmdc

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for brunch. Food was terrific, portions were large. The diet starts tomorrow.
  5. M

    Mike

    Dallas

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Tabard Inn consistently delivers our favorite brunch in DC. Don’t miss the donuts to start! The eggs Benedict were perfect but you’ll be delighted with any of the menu items. Opt for a table on the covered patio for a lovely setting.
  6. R

    Rj1541

    New England

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    outstanding eggs benedict and omelet. highly recommend.
  7. BM

    BarbM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Have been going here for years when in DC. It is a classic but this time food mediocre, service too. We were in small upstairs room and table behind us had some really loud guys. Had to lean in to hear our conversation. Disappointing.
  8. AH

    AHinDC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had out first date here 30 years ago and got married here, so it was very special for us to be back. The service remains exceptional, the ambience too, and the noises level is low— such a treat these days. One thing about the food— very few (only one) vegetarian options. And at the end they made me put it in a box myself— I was surprised by that. But these are minor things— we had a wonderful wonderful time!
  9. d

    diner305

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was delicious, but the service was lacking. The restaurant seemed to understaffed which made the wait for food and drinks take longer than expected. Overall, the experience was good though.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious! But it was too warm in the restaurant - door to the patio was propped open!
  11. RR

    RachelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful courtyard and excellent service. The portions were generous and the food was very tasty.
  12. CR

    CRAIGJ

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a pleasant surprise! My wife and I were looking for a place for brunch, before the long day of playing tourist ahead of us. The food was exceptional - I had the corned beef hash Tabard Inn style and my carb loving wife got the chicken and waffles. Both were excellent (we are from New Orleans, so are genuine foodies). We ate in the outdoor garden, which was cozy and ambient noise was minimal. We are heading back for cocktails in their cozy bar room soon!
  13. CC

    CeeCee

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tabard Inn is reliable for good food and good customer service.
  14. JC

    JulieC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, and the food was delicious with large portions.
  15. D

    Dpostrophe

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a great experience. The patio is so quaint…. And of course the bar / fireplace area is a favorite.
  16. AH

    AHD1

    Washington DC

    224 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The cocktails and first courses were very enjoyable but the meal went downhill from there. We ordered the seafood special of a soft shell crab on a bed of fettuccine and seafood. With those ingredients to work with it should have been a winner but it was not. The entrée was very overcooked. The crab was so overdone it was just a crispy mess. I won’t be back. The atmosphere was kind of blah and the A/C was not working very well.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    40 minutes before even receiving appetizer. Wrong wine brought out. Sent it back. Fish overcooked. Sent it back. Wrong desert brought. Sent it back. Seem to be short staffed. Lots of sitting and waiting. Disappointed. Not like it used to be.
  18. CB

    CB00

    Washington DC

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal in an enchanting setting. Service was superb.
  19. ML

    MariaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. I love the restaurant, the food, the ambiance.
  20. M

    Mary

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Would return again. Lemon tart was delicious
  21. KC

    KatherineC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone went out of their way to make our 50th anniversary brunch wonderful.
  22. SP

    SavioP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice service, interesting decor, for an honest price.
  23. l

    lucretious

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not my first visit to the Tabard Inn and I recalled the food being very good but it really was superb on this visit. Ambience was perfect for a date - very romantic. Pricey but that is how it goes. One minor complaint - chairs could be a bit more comfortable.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Not ADA accessible
  25. GG

    GailG

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tabard Inn was recommended to us by someone who lived in D.C. This was our second visit and our first choice for this visit based on how outstanding our first experience was. Everything was as wonderful as we remembered.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent lovely DC staple.
  27. KG

    KathleenG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Tabard Inn was wonderfully familiar after a long time away during much of the pandemic. Three of us were there for brunch. I had steak and eggs, and the steak was perfectly rare, as requested, and delicious. We also had chicken and waffle, and the corned beef hash. Both were good. Staff were responsive, efficient and professional. It was so good to be back to Tabard Inn.
  28. TJ

    TaraJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great setting and delicious food. Wish we had been able to sit in the patio - will have to come back soon!
  29. D

    Deanme9

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, eclectic ambiance, bit expensive, I would go again.
  30. AO

    ArtO

    Jacksonville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was excellent
  31. S

    Sooz

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Best meal I have had in a long time
  32. H

    Happydiner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our evening at The Tabard Inn. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. If you can get a table outside, it's lovely - but the tables inside are wonderful too. We had lunch inside recently and the ambiance is cozy and fun.
  33. r

    rrobbi

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck confit salad was a big hit. The covered patio is much less noisy than the indoor dining room.
  34. E

    Elle

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very charming restaurant! We had brunch out on the porch which was lovely. Omelets, Corned beef hash and Pancakes were wonderful and the donuts were amazing! Great place, will go back next time we’re in DC.
  35. CT

    CherylT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, have not been here in a few years. Happy I chose the Tabard Inn to celebrate a family members birthday. Great customer service, wait staff was attentive, timely, not pushy and had great attitude - pleasant person to work with. Will be back again and the price was comparable for the serving size. Plus we were surprised to have received a "Happy Birthday card, famous donuts and a birthday candle to celebrate. All little detailed things were greatly appreciated.
  36. JV

    JessicaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall we loved Sunday brunch this past Sunday. We got to sit outside which was still enclosed but lovely. The photos was really good. I had the churro chicken and waffles and my husband had the corned beef hash. The brussels sprouts in the has threw us in the beginning but they were delightful addition. And with chunked corned beef used, you knew it didn't come from a can. The chicken and waffles had great flavor. They used chicken thighs instead of tenders or breast meat which was a fantastic change up. I only had two "complaints" of the experience. #1 service. It seemed in my opinion a bit slow. We were sitting for 5 minutes before the server came to greet us (since waiting table I tend to look at my watch for timing, old habits are hard to break). By then we knew what we wanted to drink and order for food, but our server seemed to only do one at a time. With a good amount of table in the outdoor section full, there didn't seem to be alot of urgency on the staff. And this brings me to #2 my food wasn't that hot. By the time the waffle got to the table it had begun to cool. So it wasn't as crispy as a waffle should have been and it started to get rubbery from cooling. The flavor was still there so i ate it!
  37. J

    Jimbo

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    My wife and I went to celebrate an anniversary. Our experience was mostly positive, but did not meet the expectations I associate with a good restaurant with these prices. Service after were seated was prompt and good. After drinks we had the duck breast salad and quail appetizers, both excellent. My wife had the market fish (grouper) served on rice and vegetables, also very good. I ordered the risotto with vegetables. I expected creamy and tasty. It was under cooked and lacked flavor. Then we waited. Eventually I flagged down a waiter, not ours, to ask for a check. Our waitress arrived a few minutes later with complementary prosecco. The yes/no recommendation does not work this time. The answer is maybe. Great location, good ambiance, mostly good food. The place could be very good.
  38. k

    ksc3

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, Delicious and memorable. Very pleased, indeed.
  39. CH

    ChristinaH

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday brunch at the Tabard Inn is a delight. The food is delicious and the ambiance so lively. Note that you have to know your dining party as the noise level is higher in the small dining room than in the first level main indoor room. We had to be moved from the former section to the latter and it made our brunch perfect. Many thanks to the hosts who made that happen. Our last time at the Tabard Inn, we ate in the outdoor section which is wonderful. After eating in the first level main indoor room, I can add that it is equally wonderful. There are decorated sectional room dividers that are positioned between tables to give more privacy and the keeps the conversation to your own party. Make sure you try the daily scone and the donut - your dining party will thank you. Also - a recommendation for the Corned Beef Hash. It was moist and flavorful!
  40. BD

    BillD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Very good burger, fries were okay - need to be crispier, perhaps double-fried. The outside cortyard is a nice respite in the neighborhood and is shaded for those bright summer days. Attentive but discrete staff. Payment was handled effortlessly.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 2652 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 52 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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