Tabard Inn

4.7
2277 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
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.

Party of 7 or more, please call the restaurant to make a reservation.
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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

What 2277 people are saying
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vipBethesdaBob
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Tabard is always a go-to place for a great breakfast or lunch.

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JaneR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience for our party of 4. Recommended.

VW
VelvetW
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Tabards. The food was fresh and quite tasty. Definitely would recommend and we will plan to return often!

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FritzF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard Inn is always on the itinerary when my wife and I visit DC or I’m there on business and it never disappoints.

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Another great return, and this time with the sun so strong on a mid-October Sunday, we sat outside and had terrific food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the quaint and quirky decor. The outside patio looked colorful. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The food was delicious. A lovely Sunday afternoon with my cousin!!

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vipBleuz4Nina
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donuts are delicious! Shrimp & Grits amazing.

MB
MomofBoys
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were fantastic. Great spacing between the tables and windows open in the inside room we were in, which made it feel safer. The duck and halibut were cooked perfectly and the side of Brussels sprouts was one of the best we’ve ever had. Highly recommend Tabard Inn for a great meal, whether dining as a couple or in a small group.

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CraigH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food. Creative and unique dishes. The patio was lovely.

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Lexvet
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived after a 6 day bicycle trip and the hostess and wait staff warmly greeted us and readily accommodated our request for patio dining. The service is impeccable and the food well prepared and quiet delicious. The flavor combinations for each dish we had were thoughtful and well blended. The rib eye was a large portion perfectly grilled, the duck breast tender and flavorful, the scallop risotto perfect! And the grouper tender and flaky. Definitely worth a visit.

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Onvacation
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, service, ambience - perfect night out

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vipmike
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard was a lovely atmosphere with lots of natural light and fresh air. Tables spaced out. Menu was small, but each choice was notable. I had the halibut, delicious and cooked well. My spouse had the duck and enjoyed every bite. A thoughtful and detailed experience from start to finish. Looking forward to inviting friends next time.

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vipJimT
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setting on a beautiful day. Food and service were great.

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Margie
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. The recipes are creative. The variations on traditional recipes are exceptional that lend an element of class to a fine dining experience.

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vipWabdy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience in an non-traditional setting.

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Rajib
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great hidden gem near Dupont Circle. Tucked away in a picturesque inn is a great restaurant, which if you visit, you must dine in the patio for the best ambience. Servers were knowledgeable of the menu and wines and helpful when deciding what to eat. The plates were a standout for me with a very old American aesthetic to them. Prices were reasonable for what you get and I am eager to visit it again next time I'm in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been many years since eating here. The soup of the day (crab) and the Caesar salad were fantastic. The roasted chicken was deep in flavor and delicious. Mushroom risotto was the one miss: it was lacking the depth of flavors that the other items had. The pecan chocolate pie with nut-coated vanilla ice cream was a superb end to the meal. The ambiance was lovely and quiet.

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vipVillaRealdlSF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was pretty bad so the fact that we had to pay to eat bad food definitely affects our rating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had brunch there this weekend. Love the outdoor patio and service was fine. Would have liked to have seen more creativity in the food we had. My Eggs Benedict was basic with no interesting touches or extras such as fruit and other items I normally see in non-diner restaurants.

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vipKBman
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have now been to Tabard twice after the post vaccination period began. The food is how I remember it. Excellent. We enjoyed our meal with two friends in from NYC. Thanks

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DeirdreCrowley
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tabard Inn is one of my go-to places in DC for special events and to bring people from out of town. It’s uniquely DC with a warmth and historic feel to it combined with good food and service. Yesterday we went for brunch to celebrate a birthday and it did not disappoint. Our table was outside - so cozy and quiet - we could really settle in and talk/catch up over mimosas and omelettes. And for a busy Sunday we never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place - very unique for visiting DC

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vipAbiD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Brunch was on their patio, which is an absolutely lovely and peaceful space. The coffee was quite good, but my shrimp and grits arrived with rather over cooked shrimp. Otherwise the flavor profile was unexciting but nice.

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LeslieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. The staff was amazing Will eat there again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance, music and food were fantastic!

LC
LauraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! It never disappoints and I would recommend it highly.

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Pedaler
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tabard Inn is a DC and Dupont Circle institution and their quaint patio is now covered, but still well ventilated for those who are not comfortable eating indoors in restaurants. It is a relaxing place to come. My prime complaint is that the shrimp I had for brunch was much much overcooked and rubbery. The scones were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful experience! And the sink outside really works! Lol

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ASH86
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Poor customer service: Even though you cannot reserve outdoor seating, I called to confirm that it would be available if we arrived by 5:30. When we got there, it turned out it wasn’t available until about 6:30 due to an event (if they had been upfront about that on the phone, we would have gone elsewhere). We sat inside at a horrible table by the kitchen—super loud with so much foot traffic. Finally when the patio was being seated I went to ask if we could move since 3 four tops were available. The hostess was difficult about us moving and made a fuss about talking to the manager even though we had told her we wanted an outdoor table to begin with. Eventually we did move and the ambiance was much better but the entrees didn’t end up being that good (salad were great though) especially for $35+ for entrees. Very disappointed.

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vipPete
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice Sunday brunch.

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Notjustaninn
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tabard Inn is always a solid choice. The risotto was a bit flavorless. We were in a rush and they accommodated perfectly!

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vipBobby
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in the courtyard. Food was excellent.

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KayS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Nice ambience & good service. Recommend to anyone.

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KP123
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our go-to for special occasions! Never disappoints.

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vipTitina
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff thoughtfully gave bday card with everyone’s signature- very thoughtful touch
Can’t beat the ambiance
Overall amazing!

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
168 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great lunch in a venue I love. I noted when seated that the last time I was seated in the same area, the service was horrendously slow. NOT this time.

DC
DrueC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone MUST try the donut. It’s INCREDIBLE!
Brunch was delicious, and a quiet and quaint experience.

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MsBear
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was pretty bland and our waitress kept pressuring us to order more than wine and an appetizer. She basically told us that appetizers are for the bar and that we made a dinner reservation so that’s what the table is for. She must’ve asked us about 3 times. It was very annoying and uncomfortable.

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EileenC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good breakfast. Really nice mushroom soup. Didn’t see our server much but we weren’t too needy. Coffee is great. Outside seating was really lovely. Great way to disappear into a tranquil environment in the middle of DC.

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vipseeker
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard Inn is an enduring fine restaurant in Washington for good reasons. The ambience is remarkable, the service excelkent, and the prices reasonable. On our most recent visit the food hit a new high as well. We are soft shell crab lovers, abd their creation of delicately fried large soft shells on a bed of greens and polenta was amazing. The octopus- calamari with spiced peanuts and scallops with plums and peach slices highly creative and very tasty. An all around great vslue.

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 4.7 stars by 2277 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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