Tabard Inn

4.6
1335 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 331-8528
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joud Achkar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th St
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Parking details
We offer valet parking during our Saturday and Sunday Brunch service and for Monday-Saturday Dinner service as well as Lunch daily.
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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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
The Tabard Inn Event Rooms can accommodate a maximum of 56 people for a seated, plated function and a maximum of 100 people for a standing reception style function. Please contact Special Events regarding pricing at specialevents@tabardinn.com or 202-463-7909.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

On this Christmas Eve, celebrate friends and loved ones with us with a $78 prix fixe menu in our rustic dining rooms. Cozy up in our fireplace lounge after or before with some holiday drinks!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

This new Year's Eve join us for a 4-course dinner for $90 per person (does not include tax and gratuity). We will be holding festivities until the ball drops and looking forward to toasting with friends and family!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

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

Restaurant was EXTREMELY noisy. Necessary to shout to converse. Service was very slow. Food was mediocre and menu was quite limited. I do not recommend this restaurant and will not return.

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S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Historic building, with their own farm, great cuisine. Worth a visit.

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NB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cozy fireplace area and good drinks. Food was average but fine for brunch. More about the atmosphere and the experience.

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ZD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best lunches/brunches in DC. High quality food at totally reasonable prices in a cozy setting!

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wintertime spot. Thanks for the great service David!

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KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, the service was too. The only reason I gave it a 4 star for the ambiance was because it was a lot louder in there than I thought it would be. Our table was on the larger side since we had 1 less person then we were planning so that may be the reason it was difficult to hear people. The room also seemed a little cramped but given the nature of the space, it made sense. Otherwise, it was a fantastic meal.

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JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Old school atmosphere, great fireplace lounge area, expensive but delicious food. At only 7pm they were out of two of their starters and restaurant area is way too noisy. So go and you can tell your friends, you've been to the famous Tabard Inn.

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NL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tabard is always a gracious hospitality experience. Quiet, attentive service the is missing in many restaurants.

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SC
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service quality atmosphere! Great Sunday brunch:)

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AG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food (breakfast ) was good but only barely warm. Servers were attentive and efficient, but the hostess was inexcusably curt.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, romantic venue, and great service. We made a reservation for 9:15 and enjoyed the quiet.

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TP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my wife’s birthday, and the waiter and staff all did a great job providing us with a great dinner. Our table was nice, as requested, and the small dessert with a candle was a great bonus. We always love the Tabard Inn. We will definitely return again soon. Thank you for a wonderful evening! Tom

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply FANTASTIC! Great ambiance, great food, great location. This is gonna be one of my favs forever

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tabard Inn is one of the most authentic spots to enjoy good food and great friends

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C
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, nice location. Restaurant is a little cramped, but that is to be expected.
The food was well prepared, service was prompt and courteous.

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JO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

The parlor area is always wonderful, but the excessive lunchtime noise level in the restaurant was awful! I had to yell to be heard across the table with my solo lunch companion, and I could only understand 2 out of every 3 words he said. Won't be back for lunch.

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G
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful meal. The dining room was quiet with a pleasant atmosphere. Excellent service. The food was well-prepared and tasty.

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JP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Great service. Pretty atmosphere.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A DC institution that's loaded in ambiance -- with consistently great food and drinks. Tabard Inn is our go-to for out of town guests and special evenings.

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M
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd Thanksgiving with Tabard. This buffet was excellent. OMG, I want to go back tomorrow. Service was very good, but not excellent. Don’t let that missing star deter you. Tabard is a gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Since it was the night before Thanksgiving the dining crowd was light. Service and food was good but the bottled wine was a little expensive. They were nice to bring a little birthday dessert and a couple of after dinner cello drinks. Our waitress was very nice and gave us the right amount of attention.

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DL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Love the Tabard Inn! Food is excellent! Noise level intolerable on Friday evening! Would need to pick another time !

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t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant in every way. Can't wait to return!

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CP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! I love the Tabard, it never disappoints. Had an amazing risotto, fresh and delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service, cozy dining room. Love this place, especially around the holidays. Reasonably priced wine list is really great.

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W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to the Tabard Inn since the late 70's. Monday night we had an excellent server who said she had been working at the Inn for 20 (or more) years. Loved the music in the fireplace room.

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BP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is lovely and perfect for a special occasion or date. The food was good, nothing spectacular. The wine list was so overpriced it took our breath away and we considered leaving. We wound up having a very nice time but I would hesitate returning because I thought the prices were just too high. No wine bottle on the list under $40.00.

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Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We were entertaining guests from the middle east and wanted to show them some of historic Washington. We had always loved the Tabard Inn and were excited to share it. However, we were seated right by the kitchen door, the noise level was deafening, the service was sloppy and they brought our first courses at the same time as some appetizers we had bought for the table. There was nothing about the hotel in the lobby or on the menu. Our guests were confused as to what was so special. The food was very good!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food but would like lunch option on weekend

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CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I met my husband’s parents for the first time at the Tabard 30 years ago and was so looking forward to being back in their cozy inn for dinner. It was a wonderful memory. We decided to go back for nostalgia’s sake and were sadly so disappointed in our experience there this weekend for dinner. The service was awful. The restaurant was full- yes- it was a Friday night but with prices that they charge you expect them to be able to handle a busy weekend night in their dining room. We had to hail the waiter down whenever we needed her and they just paid so little attention to us it was comical. The food was very good. No complaints there and I love the ambience on a crisp fall night but I would not go back.

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dining room was way too noisy. Detracted from the overall excellent experience

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LJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Inn has what I would call a non-traditional food and wine menu which I found particularly enjoyable.

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very Good except for the mouse . The mouse was at the end of the meal. Thank gosh he didn’t appear till the end.

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TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch at the Tabard Inn - recommend the cheese grits. Sit outside if weather permits!

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Brunch was delicious, would definitely dine their again.

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t
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy breakfast at the Tabard Inn, but as always, we wish they would incorporate sound buffering into the room. With only a few tables occupied, the sound can be crazy loud.

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EC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this spot. I think my favorite feature is the lounge area by the fireplace. The drinks are original and delicious (well thought out). The vibe is eclectic - you can dine in a smaller room for a quieter intimate meal or in the large dining area to be in the thick of vibrant diners. The food isof high quality as is the service. This place is a hidden gem that is always a pleasure in my opinion.

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PA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal with great service - topped off with having tea listening to live jazz (Desafinado ++) in the bar lounge - very enjoyable evening.

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LL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

It took over forty-five minutes to take our order. Our reservation was for 6pm and we did not have our entrees until 745. When we asked for the check early because some of our party had to leave, the waitress was rude.

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GR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Eclectic ambiance, many different seating areas each with a different vibe. Food was good, not exceptional. Service was slow at the start of the meal, but bc we were celebrating birthdays, they offered us on the house desserts which was a wonderful touch. Recommend for a special occasion.

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