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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, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Restaurant atmosphere is one of a kind, food is great. The staff is top notch, the oldest restaurant in DC and you can feel the history upon entering the building.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here during recent work trip with a few colleagues. Our waiter Jay was fantastic, and the food was delicious. It was crowded the night we went, but we had a fantastic time. Our group had crab cakes, steak, and chicken and there were no...More

Thank sluguy01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Old Ebbitt has been around for a lifetime, near the White House, picturesque environment, amazing ambiance and, as a member of Clydes restaurants--our stars in the DC metro area--they offer comfort/upscale pub delicious food. It's an experience for singles and families.

Thank Geo H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect place, perfect location, real barman who know his job to the fingers, one of the best cheeseburger I ever had... if you look for a la e to eat in dc, it is the one

Thank olivier b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Old Ebbitt is the closest decent restaurant to the White House and it has been there forever. I am sure that more than one deal has been struck over a meal there. We tried to eat lunch there at 2:30 in the afternoon during the...More

Thank Deborah1150
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after a day of sightseeing. The poutine was fabulous as well as great sandwiches and cocktails! The history of the restaurant is amazing!

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve read about the Old Ebbitt Grill and knew we had to eat here. The place was packed on a Saturday night at 8:30 with people waiting. This was a good sign. I ordered a cup of clam chowder which was very good but needed...More

Thank VegasLiza
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant on the National Mall. Great location, great food, excellent service. Worth stop for a reasonably priced meal in the heart of out nation's capital in a beautiful spot!

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old Ebbitt Grill is a piece of history--it is the best go to bar within walking distance of the white house. It is always a fun spot with the "trophies:" on display--

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice and old restaurant near the White House. Super friendly service ! A busy place so remember to book table in advance. There is something for everybody on the menu and they have a decent wine list. The have the best tap water we...More

Thank pej243
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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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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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