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Tabard Inn

4.6
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1900 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
The Tabard Inn Family has taken the time that our beloved restaurant has been closed to focus on remodeling and providing a safe socially distanced space for you to enjoy with colleagues, friends and family.

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 1922, 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 fireplace-lit lounge areas, there is a place for everyone all year round!
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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 1900 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food is really not as good as it used to be - not worth the price anymore

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TrevorW
Amarillo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great to have a meal at a restaurant after far too long. They have done a great job of separating the tables throughout the restaurant and the atmosphere in the courtyard was very pleasant though I did get attacked by mosquitos.

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vipDaisuke
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Hope the staff was coming to us more regularly, but under the situation, it may have been difficult.

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RayvanaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friend and I really enjoyed the outside patio and ambience of this place. The food was also very good! Definitely worth a visit

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LeesaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for our anniversary dinner. Very good food, excellent service and perfect atmosphere on the patio.

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent adaptation to CV-19 and food as good as always.

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vipMAKT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and space was great! I have to return as the kitchen did not have an oysters for a po boy. But I enjoyed my BLT and gazpacho.
Thank you for a lovely lunch!
Mimi

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fenley
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic time at this gem of a restaurant. The vibe is eclectic and artsy without being stuffy. The staff was attentive and kind. The food was delicious. Each plate was better than the previous- not sure how they kept topping themselves! We are especially impressed that it is an employee-owned company. You will not be disappointed for choosing the Tabard Inn for dinner.

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TonyLucas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food and great cocktails!! Everyone in our group had a great time and liked their back patio. Friendly staff and the manager, Gris, was awesome!!!

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Lrubin
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service and food were outstanding but the mosquitos made outdoor dining impossible. They were so accommodating packing up the entire meal to take home to eat. The pandemic makes indoor dining feel like a thing of the past...for the foreseeable future.

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AnneS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner sitting on the Tabard Inn's patio. There was just one other table occupied in the patio and it was a good distance away. We had the ceasar salad and arugula salad, the softshelled crab and NY strip. All was well-prepared and delicious. They also brought us complimentary prosecco and dessert for our anniversary which was lovely.

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KelleyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, service, and food! Order the donuts and the corned beef!

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vipChristophe
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent and very peaceful atmosphere and intimate

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vipMarcie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was lovely..lifted our spirits

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TT30
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was amazing! Request the patio seating if you are looking to sit outdoors. Thank me later lol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous brunch at the Tabard Inn. The outdoor space feels like a secret garden with tables separated by chic wooden planters, much appreciated during COVID. Waitstaff was fabulous and the food was thoughtful and delicious! Don’t miss this special spot!

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vipjenniferhayes
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We're trying to support our local restaurants during this terrible time, but sadly our meal was marginal at best. The $18 burrata appetizer had dressing with so much dry oregano that everything was overpowered by the harsh raw flavor, and the $25 spring vegetable risotto was inadequately seasoned (maybe water was used instead of stock?) and the vegetables were tiny, overcooked = flavorless. The gazpacho was fine, but the vegetables were purified so the soup lacked texture. The soft shell crabs were fairly good compared to the rest. Overall, disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place to have small appetizers. But don’t go between brunch and dinner time. Dinner cocktails are $9 but same brunch cocktails are $15 or so. So when I wanted extra cocktails after 3 o’clock they still charged me $15. Also we asked for chips expecting homemade chips etc but came up real 3 different lays chips. Very disappointed:(

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vipADAMK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice outdoor venue with very nicely prepared food.

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SCCarter
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Among the best special spots in WDC. Always recommended. SCC.

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ocdining
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corned beef an eggs was awesome. Great gazpacho.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious food with seasonal offerings served by attentive wait staff.

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vipSofiaA
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the outside courtyard. Tien our server was very speedy and efficient. AMAZING FOOD. Huge shoutout to the catering Manager who was on the floor and touched our table multiple times to ensure PERFECTION. Means a LOT when the manager is on the floor touching tables. As a GM, I was pleasantly surprised by his warmth and grace. We WILL be back and we both WILL tell our friends. Maybe we will have our wedding reception here. BEAUTIFUL SPACE!

5 stars overall!

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vipNoname
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is twice I have had lunch service during COVID times. such great safe protocols here! And eating on the terrace is so quaint and beautiful. The food, to die for! The service, impeccable! This place is 5 star all the way, plus a 6th star for safety protocols!

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vipNataliaZ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going to a restaurant since the quarantine started. The staff were very helpful and made us feel save. All of them were properly using face mask.

They accommodate our party of 4 in one of the the tables that they have on the sidewalk. Tables seemed to me to be a good distance apart, we were the only people at lunch time.

Water came and they changed glasses, instead of serving on the same glasses, every time we were low in water.

Food came covered and as always it was delicious!! I’ll definitely I recommend this restaurant and the Peach Scallops 🤗

Thank you to the team!!

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So charming and cozy - love that soft shell crab 🦀

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vipDebbiedoesdctoo
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see you again. Well done on social distance. Great meal as always.

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NicoleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Nice, rallying and cozy atmosphere staff very nice, delicious food!

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KristenJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The courtyard was awesome! Sat here for brunch & it’s not too hot thanks to ceiling fans. Everyone is spaced out & wearing masks. Great service & food.

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AlexiaS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is beautiful, the service was great, would be ideal for a romantic date night or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and bellinis! Donuts are amazing !

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ladybugbmh
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - sat out on the patio and it was a hot day and it being enclosed made it rather hot. There was also a bit of miscommunication between the servers about who was taking our order but it worked out.

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard Inn is the best. We decided to come out for brunch, and received excellent service, delicious food, all staff wore masks and hand sanitizer was abundantly provided. The management personally came by to check in on us and thank us for our support! Such nice people here.

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LauraR
Key West
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard Inn did not disappoint! First time back since 2012 and food was amazing! Scallops and Peaches fish was A+

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ChristinaB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. It is part of a very unique, boutique hotel. The food was great. All of the servers and hosts were wearing masks and kept a safe distance while being attentive.

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vipRobertM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tabard Inn is making the best of a terrible situation and doing about as good a job with social distancing and outdoor/ventilated dining as any restaurant can. The staff was helpful and courteous and prompt and the food was excellent, as always.

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AyeWill
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience at Tabard Inn. The ambiance and scene was set perfectly! My fiancé and I would attend again . Thank you for an amazing experience!

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AllyssaP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great choice for our last meal in the city. The menu was full of simple, well executed meals that were outstanding. Mary’s berries and the eggs Benedict were some of my favorite dishes I’ve had in a very long time. Will definitely be back on our next visit!

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EmilyO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited the restaurant at Tabbard Inn in July for our anniversary. We were seated on the patio, which is beautiful. The ceiling fans also cooled the patio down, so even though it was around 90 degrees out, we were not too hot. The service was outstanding - the manager greeted us with complimentary glasses of champagne when we sat down, and we never felt rushed for taking our time deciding what to eat and drink. The entrees are a little pricey, but everything is delicious. It's a great special occasion restaurant.

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SallyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch in the courtyard, masked, with a friend. It was 95 degrees out, but felt reasonable. There was only one other couple there, we were spaced far apart, and the staff all wore masks, which made it feel like a really safe environment. The food and ambiance was outstanding. Thank you for a brief and beautiful reprieve from quarantine Tabard Inn!

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Tabard Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1900 OpenTable diners.

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