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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC
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Tabard Inn

4.7
4.7
2975 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

8:00 PM


Booked 59 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 2,975 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. KS

    KimS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and incredible service was provided.
  2. e

    emptynestadjustment

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is such a charming inn. N Street is quiet. The service was excellent and everything we ate was delicious. Get the lemon tart for dessert.
  3. J

    Janet

    Washington DC

    202 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun brunch. The back patio was l9veky. While it's enclosed, and there are heaters, it was still quite chilly. So next time I'll opt for indoors. The brunch was delicious and portions plentiful. I'm glad to have finally dined at this iconic spot.
  4. CO

    COCOBlue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great Food Great SERVICE. While Sat. Bruch was little loud, , diners with reservations are seated in a quiet zone.
  5. RG

    RoyG

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice lunch on the patio. The heaters counteracted the 5 degree weather very nicely. The brisket sandwich and po' boy were delicious. The service was very accommodating.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful hidden gem! Loved the service and throughly enjoyed the food! The drink were equally amazing!
  7. BW

    BarbaraW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful, historic hotel with cozy areas for dining or sitting by the fire. Food was delicious and a good value.
  8. GS

    GeraldS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tabard has modified its interior in response to Covid and the result is spacious, comfortable and quiet. The food and drink continue to be wonderful.
  9. S

    67Sox

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the Tabard inn. Nice atmosphere, good food
  10. CC

    CathiC

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal with friendly attentive service. Peaceful atmosphere.
  11. RC

    RobertC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everyone on the restaurant staff was great!! We had raw oysters as an appetizer for $3/oyster. They were very small not worth the money, however, the pear salad was very good and I had a veal porterhouse for an entree it was accompanied by what I think were scalloped potatoes which were excellent
  12. S

    Suzanne

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music was fantastic. Food and service great too.
  13. SD

    SteveD

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Azi did a nice job. 3 of us were there for a dinner. Duck, rock fish and orzo for main course. We also had calamari and octopus apps and shrimp for apps. Nice chateau neighbors du pap for wine. Food was great. Service was too. Highly recommended!
  14. L

    Leslie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this special place!! The food and service were great!
  15. BK

    BetsyK

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    SPLENDID! we loved it and will be back ASAP👍🏻
  16. B

    Brittkelley305

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a magical place! We can’t wait to go back.
  18. WB

    WilliamB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time visit. Very nice place physically with good food. Unfortunately, lots of hard surfaces bouncing off conversations means its pretty noisy.
  19. NY

    NicoleY

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolute amazing time and dinner was fabulous. Great way to celebrate my birthday!
  20. JF

    JeanF

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Tabard Inn was a wonderful lunch experience. Excellent food; exemplary service, comfortable noise level for good conversation; and a comfortable ambience perfect to warm up a cold, rather cloudy day. Thoughtful touches like a decorative floor screen between tables and coat hook at the table added to the gracious, comfortable ambience.
  21. a

    apennyforyourtummy

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Thanks
  22. KH

    KennethH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Positives - Food was delicious. I had the poached pear salad and the Halibut. Both were excellent. Negatives - A bit on the pricey side and the portions are a bit on the small side. The positive in that is I had room for dessert which was also very good.
  23. LB

    LarryB

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An accidental find, but a great place to eat. Enjoyed it very much. The potatoe and leek soup was fabulous, as was the shrimp as an appetizer.
  24. CL

    CrystalL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I ordered the shrimp and grits for brunch based on my servers recommendation. The shrimp were so over cooked I cook barely pierce them with a fork. The bits of ham were rubbery and the grits were somewhat runny. Not a good experience
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Same as it was 30 years ago. Which is great!!
  26. N

    Nora575

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    birthday gathering
  27. b

    bailey

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The shrimp and grits and the omelet were both wonderful breakfast meals, and the portions for the omelet were quite generous A great place for brunch!
  28. JG

    JulieG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday dinner for a dear friend. Will return soon!
  29. DC

    DianaC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful Anniversary meal at The Tabard Inn. Every staff person we encountered wished us a Happy Anniversary and we received special treats and a card in honor of our celebration. The food was absolutely delicious and the setting was interesting and comfortable. When I worked downtown, we used to visit this restaurant more often, but we both agreed that it was definitely worth the visit from Arlington and we plan to visit more often in the future.
  30. RP

    ReneeP

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’ve always had excellent experience. This time food and service were mediocre. Very disappointing.
  31. Y

    Yvette

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tabard Inn is such a DC institution, so it was an obvious choice for dinner with an out-of-town friend, and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent and the service was exemplary, as always. Thank you for another wonderful dinner!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the inventive dishes and the cost atmosphere. This one is on the regular rotation now.
  33. AS

    AnnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambience. We didn't have drinks, but I noticed they were very expensive.
  34. M

    Michael

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The servers were slow and inattentive. They lacked knowledge and curiosity about the Inn’s history and art. They seemed not to belong there, which is different from servers I remember from previous years. The food was good and well portioned, but also reminded me of diner food. It probably makes a difference that I was there during the day; maybe it’s better at night.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!! Haven’t dined here in awhile, will return soon.
  36. EF

    ElizabethF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first time here! Would bring back my family for sure!
  37. NL

    NancyL

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Staff was terrific, food was delicious. Warm & welcoming place, food was better than ever.
  38. FC

    FCROB

    Washington DC

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.
  39. MG

    MGinDC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always. A favorite for a romantic meal
  40. JL

    JenniferLynnifer

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here, and the staff was so amazing, the vibe was cozy, and the food was delicious! They even had an anniversary card for us when we arrived - so thoughtful!

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 4.7 stars by 2975 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 59 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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