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Old Ebbitt Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Bar, Soups
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
07:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:30 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 02:00
Fri 07:30 - 03:00
Sat 08:30 - 03:00
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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Old Ebbitt Grill 2x for breakfast Highly Advise The Eggs Benedict :) The Orange Juice is Very Good As Well . The atmosphere is great as well as the staff is very friendly. Would go back again very highly recommend this great restaurant:) Great pricing as well:)

Thank Candy80206
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely a destination spot! The place was packed when we arrived, with a near two hour wait without a reservation. Took a spot at the outer bar seating in the backside of the restaurant. Then we were moved to the actual bar counter when seats opened up. The bartender, Jay Luke, was AWESOME! Great sense of humor, and he took... More 

Thank Cheri J
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three of us went to the Old Ebbitt Grill before having dinner at The Hamilton. This is a very popular place. There was a ball or private black tie dinner in the basement of the restaurant when we were there. The Manhattan I had was one of the best I have ever had. Next trip to DC, I will be... More 

Thank LaBechtel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here and had a variety of dishes. If you like oysters I would start there. We loved ours. The crab cakes were incredible, but the steak and meatloaf were awesome as well.

Thank SouthMS_Traveller
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy, very popular, very historic. Located near must-see Washington DC attractions. Advise making a reservation and then scheduling your day around it as the restaurant itself is an attraction and part of a solid DC trip. Prepare to spend money on the experience of eating there. Some stairs to climb to get to the restrooms and also inside which... More 

Thank Shandien
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We showed up here after a day of "museuming." We thought we were early for the dinner rush because it was round 5:15. Boy were we wrong! The place was full and there were no reservations available. The Host took one look at our disappointed faces and said, "Hold on." He spoke to a waitress and she took us to... More 

Thank Jane S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've had a fair number of meals here over the years, a favorite of mine. Clubby atmosphere with great history and well managed. We had several different lunch and breakfast selections which were all good. Portions are ample, service friendly. Read the history and enjoy the ambience !

Thank Tim G
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked to this place a couple blocks from my hotel. Main restaurant was full. We sat in the separate bar area, no lines or waiting. Tal the bartender is as warm and friendly as one could ask for. Made us feel home. I had the crab cake benedict, it was phenomenal I'll be back to DC in April. Looking forward... More 

Thank Mark A
New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular service, food and drinks. A DC must!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great ambiance! Make a reservation in advance. Always busy.

Thank CapTraveltKirk
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, American dinner, crab starter was killer. Oysters are always awesome here and specials sell out fast because they are so yummy!

Thank Maggie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Soups
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?