Tabard Inn

4.7
2068 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
We're happy you're coming! Join us on our covered, heated patio; our newly-refreshed fireplace lounge; or one of our intimate dining rooms. Per the Mayor's guidance, indoor seating is limited to 25% capacity with all tables spaced at least 6 feet apart for your comfort and safety.

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 1922, we look forward to offering our guests all the comforts of a home away from home.
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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 2068 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent establishment in the Historic District. Looking forward to the fireplace this autumn again!

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard is elegant without being stuffy or pretentious. The brunch menu offered traditional dishes (eggs benedict) with green options (spinach) plus homemade biscuits!
The courtyard was a cool and visually interesting place to eat. I'll be sure to come back again.

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NancyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Disappointed that a $45 ribeye was actually beef strips

AJ
AgnetaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is one of our favorite places to dine, inside or out, or just have a drink in the “living room”. The ambiance right now is of course not the best but the food and service totally compensates for this temporary situation. Highly recommend.

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vipLoyalcustomer
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating in the patio!!!!

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GPME1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted in a friendly manner for our Sunday brunch. The service was excellent, our waitress was friendly and attentive; this sentiment extends to all the staff we encountered. The food portions were appropriate. We did not feel rushed while dining.

Overall I would highly recommend The Tabard Inn as a brunch destination.

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vipDoug
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All Protocols were followed, pleasant staff but as it was Mother’s Day, there were no flowers on the tables or anywhere , so on a cloudy chilly day the dining room was lacking in charm.

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KenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We loved the location, the decor, the food and the service. Would definitely return. The only problem was that it was a cool day and they had little or no heat in the area that we were in. Other than that, we recommend.

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KathleenM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a winner! The food is so consistently good here. You would be missing out if you did not try their seasonal scallops. They are perfection, every time!

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EricN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic DC in this hidden gem. Had dinner on the patio on a recent evening. Friendly, excellent service and a reliably good menu. Always a special place to go.

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LizM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate 4 meals at this restaurant while staying at the Inn. Every time I though of venturing to another restaurant, I was reminded at what pleasant experience I had at this restaurant. I cant wait to come back and visit!!

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ArainaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place, good food and good service. Would go back!

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DavidR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent, well presented and prepared.

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vipMtnMama
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the Tabard Inn - the food is delicious, the atmosphere unparalleled, and the service wonderful. I just wish the limited menu didn’t have so many dishes with bacon that overwhelms the other flavors. That’s my only critique. (If you can’t ever get enough bacon you will be in hog heaven :)

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RDozier
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and inn with great and friendly staff. Would absolutely return to try more. Highly recommend this place.

KM
KenM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fun and excellent dining experience--excellent choices, well prepared food, and outstanding service!

MB
vipMsBrown
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to the Tabard Inn once before for lunch and sat inside (a couple of years ago), but due to COVID we were outside on the inside patio I guess...it was just lovely...like a secret garden. My boss was not only impressed, but would really like to frequent more often. Our breakfast was delicious...he had egg white omelet w/spinach and goat cheese...he loved the fact he could have goat cheese. I have the spinach eggs benedict and it was equally as good.

Thanks so much for making breakfast great!

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SDnative
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the chicken & churro waffles! Highly recommend.

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vipMark
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabard Inn is the perfect hidden jewel in the center of Washington. The outdoor, covered patio is perfect both day and night!

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crimsons
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Birthday brunch

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YanaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have always loved Tabard Inn. It’s one of my favorite places in DC. The atmosphere really suffers since the lounge and bar are closed for the covid restrictions. The service and food is still great.

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vipLoyalcustomer
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I opted for the burger and was surprised that the restaurant had no tomatoes, which is one of the main components of a burger. I was told that they are not in season which is no longer a reason.

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HORACIOE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The place was nice, service good, but the food was very dissappointing. Both the rissotto and the ravioli were cold and had no flavor.

AJ
vipAJPNDC
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining here since the mid 80s and I love this place. It's like being transported to old world or to Europe. I love sitting in the patio area. The Tabard Inn is about 100 years old and is still an operating inn.

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PiperP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love the ambience inside and out. Love the expanded brunch menu. One of my top favorite and it is employee owned too!

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Danthebrickman
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great service and delicious food!

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JoElizabeth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was happily surprised by how beautiful Tabard Inn's patio was. I went with two friends and we all felt we had teleported to Italy. The appetizer, dinner and dessert were all exquisite. The drinks were expertly crafted. I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a cute place to dine.

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EllisW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food. Top 5 shrimp n grits that I've ever had. Very unsuspecting dinner experience.

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Curiousinva
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We love the ambience, and had not been to the Tabard Inn in 30 years. However, the lunch food was uninspiring. The Oyster Po Boys had almost no oysters. The cheese grits were tasteless. The burger was very good.

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vipCranberries
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard of the Tabard Inn is one of Washington's best locations. I love the brunch-for-lunch items on the menu and the pecan/chocolate tart was delish.

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BoeL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night! Our first dinner out in 1 year since the pandemic started. Patio was beautiful as always! Food amazing!

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Jessi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & drinks. Great service & atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for a better evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard has undergone renovation and looks terrific. The outdoor seating was socially distanced with excellent service. The steak was excellent with a wine-morel reduction.

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BetterTommorrow
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I was totally in love with Tabard. I guess they have enough patrons now so the service while still good is not the quality I was expecting. The food is still great. Unfortunately I have to take a star off because the maitre d' asked us to leave so he could accommodate other guests! I was appalled. We were there for less than an hour and a half. We both had a full meal and salad (price was over $135). We decided not to have dessert but were finishing up our conversation and paid the bill. Guess we were just in the way. He could have offered us the option to move to the sitting or bar area, or even cajoled us with a drink or sweet...but to simply ask us to leave. Now that is low class! Too many restaurants in DC to be treated like that! Sad, I used to tell everyone it was my favorite restaurant during COVID. Now, Tabard is off my list!

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joeb
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not hot when it came out. Two orders out of four were wrong.

We had lunch there the previous day and it was excellent.

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jwc12345
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Thanks to dan and David. Great place.

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Bleeckerbabe
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have been a customer at the Tabard Inn for over 30 years thru all its transitions. The adjustments it has made to ensure safety during a pandemic have enhanced its wonderful ambience. The food remains really good as always. One small complaint is that the servers we were assigned seemed to be trying to rush us through our meal. I understand that we should limit our time at restaurants to curb the risk of infection, but I suggest the servers tone down their sense of urgency.

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vipBruceH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a positive experience here. The service is seamless and seems effortless.

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday brunch. Everything, from the Mimosas to the fresh donuts, was superb!

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RachelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Was told this was the brunch to be at..., very underwhelmed. Food was under seasoned or poorly done. I sent bacon back! It tasted like propane. Everything needed salt. Brussels were best part. Disappointed we spent Easter brunch here

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 2068 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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