Tabard Inn

4.7
2344 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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Sun 9:30AM - 11:30AM 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Mon - Wed 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Fri 9:30AM - 11:30AM 5:00PM - 5:45PM

What 2344 people are saying
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EllenS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Pleasant but overpriced food that didn’t taste that good

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The burrata was a spectacular appetizer and the coffee and mimosas were perfect.

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vipSeafooder
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fatima, our server, was wonderful!!! Well ask to be seated at her table next time.

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PCinDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good and ambience is always spot on. However, the service was a bit lacking. My dining companion was late but they graciously seated me, which I appreciated. However, once I was seated, after filling my water glass no one came over for a drink order. I sat there unattended for at least 15 minutes and someone only came over after my dining companion arrived. I would have liked a bit more attention and there was some confusion about the server- we had 3 different people come by the table in the beginning.

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LegoMama
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obvious COVID protocols being observed, with delicious food and fast courteous service, and a quiet setting making it a terrific venue for a business breakfast.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, creative menu, eclectic wine list, professional service. A fine dining experience.

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vipLMV126
Baltimore
118 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and I loved this place! We had the burratta appetizer, frize salad, mushroom risotto, halibut and the fish of the day, grouper. Everything was excellent! Such a cozy, charming inn and restaurant. I highly recommend it!

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BB83
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Tabard Inn. The staff were gracious to have us and even provided us with complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate. A very enjoyable experience and will return for future gatherings.

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vipAamirS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great relaxed venue. Good food, easy to get in and out

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IsabelV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space is so cozy and especial. The service was very good, very attentive and pleasant waitress . The food never disappoints. We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my in-laws to brunch before they flew home from their Thanksgiving visit. I’ve always loved The Tabard Inn, so my guests gave me an excuse to go! Warm and friendly, beautiful and really good eating! My Georgia-bred mother-in-law declared that the biscuits we ordered were the best she’d ever eaten. They were especially yummy!

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vipFoodieChuck
Columbus
105 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant in a small boutique hotel. All baked goods are made from scratch on site. The ambiance is quaint with tons of character. The servers operate as a team with everyone observing if there is a need by a customer.

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cubanoid
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabard Inn is such a unique dining experience in DC: go!!

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SusanP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We were disappointed with our Thanksgiving dinner. They were out of some starters and desserts, an indication of poor planning. Worse yet, on our way out, we saw a table with their managers enjoying one of the desserts we tried to order but had been told was sold out (apple cranberry crisp). So basically, the staff was hoarding things for themselves and shortchanging paying customers.

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vipDCgourmet
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

It was a first for us to go out for Thanksgiving dinner, and we thought Tabard Inn would do a good job and would be cozier than many other places. However, the room they put us in was brightly lit and not at all charming or cozy. The prix fixe menu was way overpriced for what it delivered, and the food was mediocre. We won't ever go back for a holiday meal and probably won't go back at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and such a cozy dining room!

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vipIndianaJonesDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving meal ! This will become an annual tradition.

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vipMaureenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was bland

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Thanksgiving dinner was so poor my son and I decided it was necessary to let them know. Duck confit salad was strangely overly meaty and not salads (proportions were off), the Caesar came as components, mostly croutons, with anchovies laid on top… felt like we had to make the dish . Just so so.
And the main plate of Turkey was dry, barely seasoned and gravy like water. For $90 each it just did not deliver. Pity

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was just delicious. Outstanding service!

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NicoleA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting and exceptional food and service.

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vipSallydined
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch in the atrium. They call this outside but it’s really covered. Beautiful surroundings with art. Delicious food and appropriate service, attentive but not hovering. Omelette and eggs Benedict were perfect!

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DupontEater
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A must-stop for breakfast/brunch in DC! Always a great meal in a charming setting with kind staff and a quiet vibe. Highly recommend the enclosed patio.

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EliseN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for a friend's birthday. We had a great brunch that included some home-made doughnuts with a candle and a hand-written card for the birthday girl. I really enjoyed the day and the food was great.

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambiance, close to the hotel we were at. Have been there before. We go every time we visit DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipRachelT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Romantic! Delicious! What else can we say?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

One of the worst meals I have had in a long time, but maybe others may like raw underseasoned duck. The chef should just focus on cooking good food instead of trying to be creative with Asian themes. The flavors don't match the setting. In addition the cost was higher than the quality of the food, I have never been more disappointed with a meal.

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josh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and holiday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with an amazing waitress and the perfect background music for all genres

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EmmaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance are 10/10!!
Hidden gem of DC.

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Katrina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around. Thank you!

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RobertF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual, everything was very good. Current menu seems limited

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BethM
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We went for dinner after work, but it easily could have been a casual spot to meet friends or a romantic evening out. It’s a wonderful venue! The food was exceptional and priced just right! The service was above par. Definitely recommend this place for any type of occasion.

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Glen
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great ambience. Food is adequate but nothing special. Service great.

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ElizabethB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, full of old world charm, farm to table menu.

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vipJohnP
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As a friend likes to say, "there are two types of people, ones who don't like the Tabbard and then there are my friends". After all the upset and pandemic, how great to find a Washington tradition still going strong. The same great service, the same funky rooms with unique art and the same well cooked and presented meals. For me, Tabbard has always felt like a neighborhood place that you often find in Paris or London. Nothing flashy or precious, just good food, drink and ambiance. BRAVO Tabbard ! for not only keeping the lights on, but also for reminding us that life can be gracious (AGAIN) .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing! We had the chicken and waffles and it was a great combination. However, whole experience was brought down by the service. After our drinks came out, we saw our server pass by but she never once checked on us and couldn’t get her attention. We had to go to the bar to get our check. Such a waste!

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 2344 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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