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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
+1 202-347-4800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for breakfast and cream for my coffee was spoiled. I mentioned it to the waitress and no apology. When my friend jokingly asked if the food was going to be ok she said rather annoyed, "maybe." Service was slow. Decided to give it another...More

Thank Bolerboler
Reviewed yesterday

Active location and great attentive service. We were seated quickly with a reservation. Will definitely return.

Thank kestrelg
Reviewed yesterday

I went here for lunch and I thought the meal was good but a couple dollars overpriced. I still recommend this place for a meal because there's a great atmosphere.

Thank filipo86
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was recommended to my wife by a friend. I am so glad that it was! I recommend trying the crab cakes. We will definitely be back when we visit.

Thank ugarxfish
Reviewed yesterday

it's traditional and so is the food. many big deals are done here. The food was okay. I wouldn't go back for the food but the vibe is cool.

Thank traveltheworldcs
Reviewed yesterday

This place is my DC addiction now. First off, you can't beat the location and ambience. I love being able to view the White House, which is practically across the street, either before or after my meal. The place has that grand elegance feel and...More

Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

After walking ALL over the National Mall, our party of 11 decided that this would be a good place to eat. We were not disappointed. Our sweaty party of 11 was given a table in about 15 minutes (the line was out the door!) and...More

Thank BeBee55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I made reservations for this restaurant about a month before because of the good reviews, plus we planned to be in D.C. The restaurant was quite busy and we still had to wait another 15 minutes even with reservations. Our waitress (Terry)...More

Thank southtexastraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a late dinner here one evening after the monuments by night tour. The atmosphere was engaging and the food great! I would recommend adding this historic restaurant to your Washington, DC experience. Enjoy!

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I came here for dinner while visiting D.C. We were looking for a place that was reasonably priced, kid friendly and good food that wasn't too far of a walk from our hotel. Trip Advisor directed us to this restaurant. Not knowing,...More

Thank savhmommy
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8 May 2017|
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Response from Julia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they offer valet parking for $12 Mon-Sat after 6pm and Sun after 8.30am
Rick L
16 April 2017|
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Response from 935vernitag | Reviewed this property |
Yes, casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 03:00
08:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
    (15th between F and G)
  • Public Transportation: Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4800
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Established in 1856, the Old Ebbitt Grill was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding, and Theodore Roosevelt. The restaurant's decor is comprised of a Beaux-Arts facade, mahogany and velvet booths, and bars set in marble, brass, and beveled glass. Old Ebbitt serves a diverse selection of food including steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and also features an Oyster Bar with oysters form both coasts. Open early for breakfast and weekend brunch, and serving lunch, dinner and a late-night menu. Private and semi-private dining rooms including a rooftop overlooking the monuments and The White House.
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