Tabard Inn

4.5
1457 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 fire-place lit lounge areas, there is a place for everyone all year round!
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

This Easter Brunch bring your loved ones to indulge in our Easter Buffet for groups of 5 & larger ($58 adults and $20 for children 10 and under). Expect our always-popular carving stations, waffle and omelet stations as well as delectable apps, entrees and desserts from our outstanding culinary team

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Tabard Inn in Dupont has a reliable brunch, but the patio is a nice spot for dinner (and live jazz), too.

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AG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu had a wide variety of options -- as did the wine list. Excellent service, great food -- from comfort food to a bit more exotic. And lovely cocktails. And a very nice, welcoming atmosphere. We'll be back!

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c
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

The breakfast food was just okay nothing to be excited about not sure if I would go back I felt we rushed our

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ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let's start with one of the best Caesar Salads in town: garlicky dressing with real anchovies on top. The pork cassoulet was generous in its size and flavorful. A well made martini filled the glass. Desserts were tasty and somewhat original. In addition, the Tabard in has a cozy atmosphere, making it feel like your favorite bistro.

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JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The bar and bartenders were fabulous and it was a lively atmosphere but once we were seated that all changed. The service was terrible and the food was sub par. Not a place I would spend my hard-earned dollars at again. I hate to write a bad review but it just wasn’t very good.

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NF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really love the Tabard Inn their chef and pastry chef did not disappoint. We had the octopus starter and all four of our entrees were perfectly done the steak and scallops included. The dessert was the star, I am picky with sweets, the coconut layered white cake with a passion fruit reduction on the side and caramel coconut crisp garnish is worth writing home about. Delicious yet light, the tang of the passion fruit on the side cut and complimented the sweetness. Well done sir pastry chef. I also loved the brûlée styled lemon tart with sesame caramel garnish, it was everything I expected and more. We also ordered the seasonal pie it was standard, prefer warmer serving temp. The wine we had was great a French Cote de Rhône... one of lower/mid priced bottles with an excellent ROI.

We will be back for our next special occasion. Keep up the good work and culinary standards, my family was impressed at your establishment.

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G
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It's a bit overpriced, but the environment and surroundings are lovely.

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CS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had brunch for my girlfriends birthday. It was very noisy.

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ML
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful, warm, friendly place with great food and service.

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DL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A perennial favorite for special occasions: start with a drink in the fireplace room with its wonderful shabby chic decor. If possible do dine in the high ceiling garden area with all of the spectacular artwork.
Although not lengthy, the two page menu coupled with daily specials will satisfy your taste buds.
We will be back!

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always rely on Tabard Inn for a delicious, special meal and to enjoy your time with your friends.

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the donuts!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Lovely service. I had the scallops and they were very good!

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful, old, initimate space. There was a fire in the fireplace when we arrived. Food was delicious, service was attentive. Looking forward to my next visit!

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1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been a few years since I ate breakfast here. I remember the last time because it was so good and the service was top notch. It was at least as good as that this past Saturday. The waiter was sharp and quick and polite without being slick or obsequious. The food was as close to perfect as you could expect. My wife and daughter were as pleased as I was, which got the day off to an impeccable start. I highly recommend it, which is something I almost never do.

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SL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every time I am in DC I dine at The Tabard - it's phenomenal! The selection of food is wonderful but the Chef makes it all beyond delicious 😋 And, the Pastry Chef does a fabulous job of creating the yummiest desserts I've ever had! Add it to the list of places to dine, you won't be sorry.

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A
London
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We’ve enjoyed dining in the patio at the Tabard Inn on a few previous visits to DC. Tonight it was closed and we were seated in the dining room. The tables were very close together and it was hard to have a private conversation. We spent the evening entertained by the table next to ours.

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ND
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and they were very kind to bring a birthday dessert and a small after drink for all of us. The food was excellent and they recognized we were catching up with old friends and did not try and rush us out of the restaurant. Food choices were all excellent and loved the comfortable feel. I'll be back!!

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ML
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time coming with a friend with a child, and they were so helpful and lovely. A table in the corner, with a high chair. When she dropped her spoon they took it back to the kitchen to clean it up, and returned it on a silver platter. Helped us get the stroller down the steps. I've always loved Tabard - it's such a lovely historic gem in the city. Cozy at night inside, or glorious for a brunch in summer on the back patio. Food has always been delicious, but the service tonight was really spectacular. Thank you Tabard team!

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c
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening at the Tabard Inn, a place which has been a stable in our DC dining over the years. The food is solid and very good. I was disappointed by my tiny apertif which was an $8 soda in a small glass (gee whiz). But the entrees for our party of 4 were good and the coconut cake was great. I did not like our table which was near the bar (fine until a gaggle of loud mouthed women came in for a drink). I made a reservation a couple of weeks in advance and they could have given us something quieter. But that said, we will be back! We like the Tabard Inn and their staff.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always great. I love going to Tabard because the food, ambiance and people are wonderful.

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PF
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

TJ and Gigi took fabulous care of us on our fifth anniversary. Felt so special on our special day. Highly recommend.

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d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was top notch and the food does not disappoint.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy and home-y feeling. Perfect for a winter date night!

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D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to the Tabard Inn many times. It is a favorite. This last visit did not disappoint, with excellent food, service and ambiance. Our guests from Brazil were very impressed with the whole dining experience. We'll be back!

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SE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place so much -- from the decor to the friendly service to the fabulous menu and extensive wine list and creative cocktails. Everything delicious and I am so happy that there are still quirky and human places like this that stand out for their individuality, charm in an otherwise homogenous corporate landscape. It's not a cheap eat, but certainly lower prices than its far less charming neighbors.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talk about escaping from the cars and noise and City streets. Tabard is stepping into another realm of warmth, joy and comraderie. And the food and service is top notch. One of my favorite places in the City.

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g
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

As usual, food is very good. Service is also good. The server is knowledgeable and helpful. The place isn’t much for ambiance and the noise level is rather high. I think if it as an old standby.

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SD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Unique, charming setting. Very noisy due to lots of hard surfaces. Service a little on the slow side.

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DA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had 2 small plates. Caesar salad priced at $20 was just average. Octopus was excellent. Good wine list. Noise level not conducive to quiet conversation.

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M
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice for brunch. Dining room is INSANELY loud, don't bring Mom.

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D
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tabard Inn is a cozy, quirky place and we had a lovely dining experience! It's thoroughly 1920s-era decor to reflect its beginnings; on the loud side but low lighting and happy people made it cozy. Very attentive waitstaff, almost too much so: a few times we almost lost our last bite of a dish. The lumpia was delicious with a unique vinegary sauce, fish special was delicious with perfectly cooked bass and just the right vegetable/sauce base for winter, and the chocolate cake appropriately decadent. Delicious mocktails appreciated by this pregnant woman.

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OT
Wilmington
75 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy dining at the Tabard Inn when in DC. It's a unique spot with great atmosphere, and noisey groups totaling enjoying themselves. Food are drink are truly outstanding. Service is especially great,, and the noise level while loud allows you say anything you like or tell any political secrets you my be holding on too without fear of any word getting heard. Go, if you haven't been. It's a little like stepping back in time, with the same people as in this era...

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RH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Charming setting. Service a little slow but attentive when attending us.

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JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here, the food was good, the service excellent. The only problem is the noise! It was very difficult to have a conversation.

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very comfortable atmosphere for brunch. Fresh donuts are to tie for.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been as a family 3 times and each visit has been perfect!
We only go for special occasions because we really can’t afford it😬
Our next visit will be May 12th for our son’s graduation from AU -he asked that I make the reservation pronto!!

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L
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most adorable old historic Inn to take out of town guests for Brunch! Mimosas were so fresh tasting and the Tabard Inn donut was warm and delicious! The Virginia Ham eggs Benedict was very fresh and satisfying! I’d go again and take home the donuts!

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LB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, lovely setting and service was incredible. Fun evening.

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MM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed a friends retirement party this week at The Tabard Inn. As usual started with cocktails in the lounge and then went to our requested table in a quieter room upstairs. The food was very enjoyable and good options on the wine list. The Tabard never disappoints.

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