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About Tabard Inn
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!
Washington, DC 20036
Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 9:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.
We offer valet parking during our Saturday and Sunday Brunch service and for Monday-Saturday Dinner service as well as Lunch daily.
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-463-7909.
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.
Tabard Inn Ratings and Reviews
The Tabard Inn has not changed in decades, though it slowly evolves. That is what makes this downtown gem so special. No trendy, loud seating. Lovely, white tablecloths and enough space between tables to have low key conversations. Old couches and fireplaces for cocktails. You will find nowhere else like it in DC. Lots of steps if that is a concern.
I have been to the Tabard Inn a number of times and it is always a great experience. I do not usually write reviews, but this time their customer service went above beyond. I accidentally left one of my gloves (a very nice pair I might add) at the table we were at and did not notice until I got home. I was ready to write it off, but a few hours later the restaurant called me and asked me whether I was missing a glove. They held it for me until I could pick it up. I was impressed that the staff went through the extra effort to try and locate the owner of the glove (my contact info was in my open table reservation). Thank you and I will be back.
Tabard Inn is so cozy and charming. They had a lovely fire in the front room where one could sit and wait for guests to arrive. The menu is filled with fresh, delicious options. Our server recommended we start w Hot cider and it was a perfect start to a winter lunch. They also have an outdoor courtyard for when the weather gets warmer. Lovely retreat in the middle of the city.
Lacking the pretense of many Sunday brunch options (and the inflated prices that go along with it), Tabard Inn should be near the top of everyone's "where should we go for brunch" list. We recently enjoyed Tabard Inn for New Year's Day brunch. Good food. Really pleasant service. A rustic, homey environment.
Went for the $100 NYE prix fixe and was disappointed by the food and service. Waited nearly an hour for the first course. Food was fine but unremarkable. The “lobster tails” turned out to be a single, small tail. We left hungry—certainly not worth $100 per person.
We've been to the Tabard for several special occasions and have always really enjoyed it. We often recommend it, especially on Sunday nights for the miusic before dinner. But for New Years Eve it was overall very disappointing. The prix fix menu choices seemed a bit lacking. The steak was very fatty. The lobster was tough, possibly overcooked. It was barely hot, but the restaurant was cold, so that may have been no of the chef or server. The broccoli was undercooked. The eggnog cake was actually spice cake with eggnog icing. It was dry and underwhelming. The lemon cake was more like a hint of lemon cake, but probably the best thing we ate. We were cold and overall really disappointed. For the price, we expected a better than normal experience at the Tabard. Instead it was a significantly worse experience on a very special occasion.
Still a wonderful spot and the food was very good — outstanding grits , the best i have ever eaten in a restaurant anywhere. Service is always friendly, it was somewhat more adept than in the past. And the atmosphere continues to charm, the fire was welcoming on a cold day and everyone seemed to be glad to be there. It will definitely remain high on our list.
I used to live in the DC area and would dine at the Tabard Inn on a regular basis. It was so nice to go back there and have a lovely lunch with an old friend. I love the atmosphere and the décor, and the food ranges from pretty good to excellent. My salad was pleasant but my friend's lamb burger was terrific. And the caramelized apple tart for dessert was outstanding. I also appreciate the fact that they have a very fine list of wines by the glass which goes beyond the usual suspects. I would recommend the Tabard Inn for an everyday meal as well as a special occasion.
Tabard Inn is a 5 minute walk from where we live. The food is superb -- freshness of ingredients, always cooked according to order, never over spiced, nicely presented and served promptly (and correctly). You will never be asked by the server, "Who had the ... ?" They know; the food runners knows; the other servers know. Even though the restauranr was full, the server checked back multiple times. One caution -- lots of people know this place is a gem; they have a loyal customer base; don't go for lunch or dinner without making a reservation on Open Table.
We enjoyed our holiday lunch at the Tabard Inn in December. The service and the food were exceptional, and the warmth and ambience of this restaurant is a nice change from the more stoic DC lunch choices during the work week. It was quite loud, however, and was challenging to hear each other at a small table of four, so this is not a good choice for anyone preferring a quiet setting.
Consistently grand, time after time, for the past two decades, including for a nice, pre-holiday dinner with couple friends Sunday evening (12/17/17). Had the special entree of PA venison: sublime; and with the deft assistance of our terrific waitress, made a relatively affordable discovery on the excellent wine list (the inky and incredibly yummy Tannat from Uruguay) which may prove life-altering. Steps from Dupont Circle and a world away from the frenzied, too-often frenetic and transactional day to day grind of Washington, DC. Dinner here can only be improved upon by taking the stairs up to a room to spend the night. Bravo!
A unique restaurant tucked away in a small inn near Dupont Circle. Delicious food, great drinks, and a cozy atmosphere in a historic building. Sit by the wood-burning fireplace with a cocktail before or after your meal. About the only complaint is that it seems to be getting more and more popular!
We always have wonderful food and good service when we go to Tabard Inn. Usually we enjoy the evening. This trip, however, we were seated in a small upstairs room next to a large table of really loud people. It was so raucous that we were unable to carry on a conversation with our friends. Perhaps when there are such large parties it would be better if Tabard Inn would just give them the entire room so the rest of us could have a more intimate dining experience in another part of the restaurant.
I have eaten at the Tabard Inn many times over the years but my most recent experience - lunch on 12/16/17 - was very disappointing. Though everyone on our table of 5 clearly heard my order (which was for myself and my colleague), the waiter brought us the wrong food (I ordered the shish kebab for 2 but they only brought it for one person. Since we had already waited for some time for our food, we chose to just keep it (rather than face another long wait) but asked for some extra pita to make it stretch. After another long wait, the pita arrived - just as we were both finishing our rather meager meal and where the meat was rather dry. On top of that, we had also ordered the trio of Mediterranean dips which should include baba ganoush (my favorite) but they had run out of it so supplemented with something else which wasn't very nice and they didn't ask us about whether we would want the alternative before bringing it (how do you run out of a menu staple by 1pm?). Though it was a busy lunchtime, we were upstairs where it was a lot less busy than I've seen it before so there really was no excuse for either error. Dessert was at least problem free.
The Tabard Inn is a lovely place to eat and the food and service are normally good. Sadly that was not the case on this occasion.
This place is old school charming - fireplace and comfortable furniture in the front make it great for quiet conversation . The food is not particularly innovative, but it is very good. All six in my party had something different and everything was delicious especially the deserts. Will definitely go back.
We had our office holiday lunch at Tabard Inn and all of us enjoyed it. The food selection was fine - the only thing, a few of us were disappointed that there wasn't a holiday menu available.
Service level was great - we were well taken care of for how busy the restaurant was at the time. Servers were friendly and attentive. It was recommended to us, and we would in turn recommend it to others. Thanks!
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