Tabard Inn

4.7
2330 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 2330 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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vipDCgourmet
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and such a cozy dining room!

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vipIndianaJonesDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving meal ! This will become an annual tradition.

MM
vipMaureenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was bland

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was just delicious. Outstanding service!

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NicoleA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting and exceptional food and service.

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vipSallydined
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

DE
DupontEater
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

CG
ChristineG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

RT
vipRachelT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and holiday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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

Amazing experience all around. Thank you!

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

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

BM
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.

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

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

JP
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!

KM
KathleenM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A wonderful place for a brunch in a old inn near Dupont circle.

TJ
ToddJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent generally but the pork chops had way too much fat.

ML
MargaretL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute restaurant with amazing food

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Pete
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best hidden brunch spot in DC. Spectacular ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great brunch….just very loud. Sat outside in atrium.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail to guest who has a gluten allergy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at the Tabard Inn.

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vipRobertV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always consistently good and dependable experience. Always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tabards donuts and eggs Benedict!

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natc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance adorable, food delicious, server totally competent and on top of things. We had the perfect date dinner. My husband and I split the duck confit salad (so good!), then I had the pork chop with kimchi fried rice and he had the duck with the parsnip purée. It was all super yummy and cooked to perfection.

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Alexander
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a hidden gem. I've eaten as several michelin starred restaurants in DC and found this to be a better singular experience than many of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The Ribeye was cooked to perfection! Service was prompt and attentive. We opted to sit outside, which was nice although a bit chilly even with the overhead heaters. Looking forward to another visit in the future!

JR
JoeR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was even better.

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vipLbouvier
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff lovely ambiance

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 2330 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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