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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
2727 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 enjoy our hand crafted cocktails!

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8528

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cliff Wharton

  • Private party facilities

    Our charming venue is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable parties. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Bushey: (202) 463-7909

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross street

    18th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    By Metro- Dupont Circle is the closet Metro stop. Exit to the south from the station and walk one block along 19th Street to N Street. Turn left on N Street, cross Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street, and continue on N Street. The Tabard Inn is located on the left mid-block between 18th and 17th Streets.

  • Entertainment

    Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. TG

    TimG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fantastic. We've stayed atbrhe hotel numerous times and the service is outstanding
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience for brunch. Service was great, food was great and table was comfortable for party of 6. Really enjoyed our time there. Visiting from Miami and have seen all kinds of brunches. This one is solid.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for a birthday dinner and the staff was lovely! The food was even better!
  4. PQ

    PQFoodie

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Still a hidden gem -- just with the value was better. Very expensive for generally basic food.
  5. EM

    EmilyM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tabard Inn is such a dear place to me. I've gone here for Valentine's Day with my partner and now our 3 year anniversary. The staff are always so kind and accommodating and thoughtful. We were given a special card and complimentary champagne for our celebration. And as always, the food was especially delicious, and the stay in the hotel was comforting and refreshing. We will definitely keep returning for special occasions.
  6. LS

    LindaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the patio. It was delightful. We were celebrating a birthday and the waitress brought us a place of churros, right out of the oven, with a lit candle. So lovely. They were delicious, as was everyone’s lunch. Special thanks to Miriam - the absolute best!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious brunch on the garden patio area. My husband had the scrambled eggs with cream cheese, which were soo good! He thought the biscuit was bland, but the bacon was cooked to crispy perfection. I had the fruit and granola on ricotta. It was very fresh and yummy. Even my daughter’s pancakes were extra delicious- a nice vanilla flavor in the pancakes! We loved sitting “outside” among the funky sculptures and g greenery. If there were anything to complain about, we ordered 2 mimosas and told they didn’t serve those until later. It was 10:46am and we stayed for over an hour. Found out later they start serving mimosas at 11am! Wish someone had given us them at 11:00. This definitely didn’t ruin our wonderful meal or experience, though!
  8. R

    Renee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was very noisy but so charming and such a nice menu. Am looking forward to dining on the patio.
  9. KI

    KateInDC

    Washington DC

    204 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    204 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Cheerful, helpful service, a charming and historic setting, and a creative new menu since I was there last (before Covid!). Loved the watermelon soup with mint! Our foursome had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday. We'll be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even on a very hot summer day, the Tabard Inn patio was cool and relaxing. The kale salad with peaches was extraordinary and just the right proportion. Very attentive service. I can’t wait to go back again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The layout and decor were amazing. The food was fantastic. It seems like a hidden gem. The only issue we had was that the price point was a bit high, except for the donut.
  12. S

    Simtheone

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got Chicken and churro waffles which was not churro ish but more plain waffle with maybe some cinnamon dusted on it. However waffle and chicken were crispy … the only thing I would have asked is to put syrup on side - just my preference but otherwise it was great. The shrimp and grits were great - my friend was pleased. Donuts were just ok.
  13. E

    Emdee

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food bad bad risotto bad steak. All else excellent. Change the chef.
  14. W

    Wutang

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight to dine at Tabard. Worth every moment. Sometimes it's fun to take hours over bottles of wine and converse.
  15. DL

    DLane

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. I was having brunch with my nieces and the donuts were delicious, portions were excellent, and we all took leftovers home and just enjoyed the ambiance. I will be back as I thought it was a lovely setting with a nice atmosphere!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a magical place. From our waitress to the manager, the service could not have been better. The bar and sitting area at the front is so well appointed. Overall a wonderful evening.
  17. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The server was great. The food quality has gone down. The breads were stale, the food was cold, potatoes tasted old with no flavor. Took 3 people there to celebrate a birthday and did not want to complain. What has happened in the kitchen to make the food plummet in quality?
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic dinner for two.
  19. CS

    CraigS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere! Will definitely be back again soon!
  20. FS

    FranciscoS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Had the oysters, pork belly, duck confit salad and veal porterhouse. Everything tasted great. Service was very good.
  21. GD

    GiulianaD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was very good but WAY overpriced — $35 for a tiny rockfish filet. Service uninspired and abrupt. Venue is aesthetically charming as always but quality of overall dining experience is not at the level it was in prior years. Many better options out there, I will not be back.
  22. LS

    LindaS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Fair price. Wonderful service. Lovely ambiance.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, service, ambiance.
  24. B

    Buccaroo

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night evening, with an early start so we could get a spot on the comparatively quiet patio. Servers provided good care without hovering and our server recommended the perfect French sparkling rose to complement the watermelon gazpacho and duck breast entree. Desserts - be sure to try one! Music- some of the loveliest tango music. A perfect romantic evening.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Awesome hotel and ambiance. Great service. Salad was ok. Drink a bit pricey. Would still recommend as it’s a very unique experience.
  26. WD

    WDCexplorer

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent ambiance for a Sunday brunch with good friends and good food.
  27. J

    Jeannie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio is shaded and lovely, it was delightful to sit outside at the Tabard on a not too-hot evening. Always good food, gracious service (thanks Gigi!) and a magical setting whether inside or out.
  28. TI

    TIMOTHYF

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and delicious meal
  29. DG

    DistrictGuy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still a lovely morning brunch spot if you can get a spot on the back pqtio
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! The vibes were great and the food was even better! Definitely will come back!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Husband and I went to Tabard Inn for a dinner date. We sat outside on the covered patio and the dining experience was magical. We felt like we were in a secret garden. The food was wonderful. We shared the calamari and octopus for an appetizer. My Husband enjoyed the perfectly cooked duck breast, while I enjoy their special for the day (rock fish over a bed of vegetable risotto, and topped with a roasted red pepper sauce). I added the sautéed mushrooms to my dish for an earthy twist. Everything was delicious. We highly recommend this special gem of a restaurant
  32. EB

    ElissaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food. Sat on the patio and it was the perfect ambience. A little pricey, but a nice choice for a special occasion.
  33. KW

    KathleenW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tabard Inn staff is always incredibly warm and welcoming. The atmosphere is warm yet classy. Always a good time.
  34. 6

    60somethingfoodie

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. Fresh Gazpacho soup was yummy and so was the frishee/pear salad.
  35. AN

    AllieN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this employee owned local restaurant - service and food are always great.
  36. KP

    KathyP

    St. Louis

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent meal
  37. D

    Docholiday1

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The service was tepid at best. The “homemade” biscuit was hard as a rock and the house made preserves were bitter and tasteless. I paid $7.00 for a strip and a half of bacon which is absurd. And while I waited for my dining guest to arrive, I was offered water and nothing else. My waitress had a wariness and trepidation that made me wonder if this is the right line of work for her.
  38. J

    Jrarlington

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the brunch at Tabard Inn. The service was excellent and the meals were good too. Although the ham pieces in the grits and shrimp was a little too spicy and a tad dry.
  39. MB

    MartinB

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative menu , interesting wines, attentive service. Great meal.
  40. HK

    HeatherK

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on the advice of a good friend. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and the Tabard Inn did not disappoint! It started with a. Personal written card if congratulations and two glasses of champagne. We shared the buratta and the salad special both amazing! I had the special of the evening, rockfish and my husband had the steak. Both of our meals were perfectly cooked. We shared the German chocolate brownie for dessert. We could not have had a better meal or evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 2727 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Tabard Inn

1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th St

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    By Metro- Dupont Circle is the closet Metro stop. Exit to the south from the station and walk one block along 19th Street to N Street. Turn left on N Street, cross Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street, and continue on N Street. The Tabard Inn is located on the left mid-block between 18th and 17th Streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cliff Wharton

  • Entertainment

    Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8528

  • Private party facilities

    Our charming venue is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable parties. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Bushey: (202) 463-7909

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