Tabard Inn

4.6
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1832 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Tabard Inn Restaurant’s ever-changing seasonal dishes reflect global influences with a regional twist. 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 1975, we look forward to offering our guests all the comforts of a home away from home. From the seats in our ivy-covered patio, and our Victorian and town home dining rooms, to our fireplace-lit lounge areas, there is a place for everyone all year round!

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Sun - Fri 5:30PM - 6:00PM

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tabard Inn was a great place for a family dinner while on vacation with our teens. Food was amazing!

PD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, we enjoyed a cocktail in the lounge before dinner. Very pleasant atmosphere here. Cozy. Especially nice in winter when a fire is going...... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2k characters is a lot ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... too many by half, at least, I'd say................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. The ambiance gets 5 star! Its just like no other place in town. The Inn has a history dating back at least 250 years and it maintains its charm! Menu selection was perfect and I enjoyed the Bloody Mary, eggs Florentine, pancakes and the chicken with churro waffles! Service was friendly and prompt!

CN
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on this place for you to have a pleasant time.

BD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard Inn is a classic experience which is conducive to business, special occasions and small events. An outstanding staff, imaginative cuisine, and an overall great experience is delivered, consistently.

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is diverse. The food delicious, the staff very attentive and the atmosphere is awesome. You needto vusur the Tabard Inn.

H
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for good food and quiet conversation.

MM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chicken and waffles! Tabard Inn never disappoints!!

l
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, always an excellent dining experience.

a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was pretty much average - a couple of dishes stood out like the ribeye and scallops but definitely felt like it was much pricer than the quality deserved. Also, I understand automatic gratuity is added for parties of five or more usually, but 20% is excessive in my opinion. Standard is usually 17 or 18 percent and given the amount of the bill it does make a difference. Probably wouldn't come here for dinner service again but the fireplace area is nice (although crowded - good luck finding a seat). Lastly, the bathroom was absolutely disgusting. Showed lack of consideration for guests.

g
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always great food and very good service. Love the burger.

AP
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the foid was very good. Mushroom risotto. Pot stickers and pork chop were all great.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience! Wonderful setting for a working dinner with friend/colleague. Service was excellent. Recommend the ribeye, kale salad, rockfish and carrot cake.

JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will return if in the area again and hope to stay at the inn

MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, delicious food, and perfectly cozy on a cold winter night.

OT
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance -- classic "old world" feell to the charming venue. Rockfish was a little dry, but the accompaniments made up for it once the fish was separated for the skin and mixed in!

S
Tahoe
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food and service in a cozy historic setting.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hadn't been in years and was so happy to return. Great food, classic ambience, relaxed and leisurely meal. Only regret was not arriving early to enjoy a cocktail in the lounge.

v
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The setting is lovely. I wish there were healthier options with less meat and more whole grains. I appreciate their efforts to use sustainable ingredients and wish that were featured more.

HH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three colleagues and I needed a quiet place to enjoy a meal and to discuss a long day's meeting to prepare for the next day. The Tabard Inn provided the perfect place. We had a quiet corner table where we could have a discussion without distracting other diners. The food is always wonderful and the service is knowledgeable and nicely paced. We enjoyed the mushroom risotto, the duck leg cassoulet and the wild boar pasta along with an excellent wine suggested by our server. It was the perfect end to a long day.

MP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

food use to be better, cheaper and didn't take as long to get. The server was good, but the food took forever to come.

l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place and the dining experience.

BM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. Excellent service. Limited menu.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just don’t go to the Tabard enough. They have never disappointed. Our waiter Tien was excellent. The menu is always different and the wine always well presented.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Pre fixe menu was overpriced for food that was cold and felt mass-produced.

CB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Uneven, and expensive.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely place. English country house hotel ambiance. Quirky, Comfortable and delightful. I will come back. The food was good but not outstanding, but I only had the burger. My wife’s shrimp taco was very tasty.

Overall - excellent!

NB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love bring my guests to the Tabard Inn for lunch or dinner. They always shows us such a great time along with the food being delicious the service is really above five starts. Be back soon for another great meal and good fellowship with my guests and with the staff.

o
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I’ve been to the TI many times over the years, and my last visit was really disappointing. The chef and management are definitely trying to turn things around. The food was MUCH better and the service was also a marked improvement from two months ago. I look forward to coming back again soon.

AB
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was awesome; our server was attentive but not intrusive
Food was disappointing. Duck in the cassoulet was very dry and tasted old. The halibut special was bland. Cioppino was very good.

C
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere food is always great and staff always pleasant and efficient.

PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is worth the wait--but it was a loooonnnggg wait. Our server was good about coming to check in with us, but we sat without food for far too long. I love the atmosphere here, though.

e
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool hide-away and amazing food!

EC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Update: management reached out and apologized for the sour welcome, which demonstrates that the staff does care about hospitality and their patrons. I’m looking forward to my next visit to Tabard.

Original post: The food is always excellent when I visit. I especially look forward to the donuts but we got chicken and waffles and the French toast. Both were delicious! Unfortunately, the hostess was rude and unwelcoming. I’m not sure if I offended her somehow but she gave me a fake smile and seated my friend and I at an awkward table, squished between a bench and a round table. I’m truly disappointed by the service provided by the hostess. I felt uncomfortable throughout my visit. Fortunately, our waiter was extremely friendly and accommodating.

SR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch!!! Wonderful combo of egg dishes and sandwiches. Love the churro waffles and chicken.

R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best omelette in a while. Good service and comfortable setting.

JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. A dc institution.

p
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Only if they don't have any food sensitivities. Ordered halibut, dairy free, $35. Strangest preparation for a good piece of fresh fish, several bitefuls of what appeared to be horseradish in the sacuce. Overpowering.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the place is a good choice. I personally didn't love my food (it was ok) but my friend loved his. The place is very pretty and special.

SF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I went here for a birthday dinner with 6 friends. We had requested a quiet location so we could hear one another speak, and we received exactly that (it probably helped that we went at 5:30 on a Sunday). They put us at a round table, which let us have a whole-group conversation, which was great. The service was perfect -- attentive without being intrusive. They brought the birthday girl (me :) a complimentary dessert with a candle, and gave our whole group complimentary glasses of pear liqueur at the end of dinner. Overall a wonderful experience!

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