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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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“brunch” (431 reviews)
“oysters” (1,061 reviews)
“crab cake” (227 reviews)
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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 yesterday

We were told this was a "must eat" place when we visited DC, and apparently everyone else got the same memo. We walked in and it was a 2 hour wait for dinner; we made reservations for a different night later in our trip. Highly...More

Thank Love2Travel708
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate lunch here after a tour of The White House. The bar looked old school and inviting but this was a family lunch so didn't belly up to the bar today. The waiter was old school too, dressed in a bow tie. Great saloon atmosphere....More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old wood paneling and excellent food go well in this high end "celebratory" restaurant near the White House. Make sure to make reservations. Takes Open Table reservations. This was our first trip to DC and this restaurant had >5000 reviews. It's been around a long...More

Thank audrey r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get a reservation, it's crazy at dinner. Get a table as far from the bar as possible. It's so noisy. Not just flirting and guys telling stories noisy, it's off the chart. The food was great. Service awesome. Meatloaf was gourmet. The pecan crusted halibut...More

Thank cjdesai
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant has such an interesting history, that even if the food weren't good, I would tell you to eat here. there is nostalgia all around. it's been open for several hundred years, but is well preserved. the meal was presented very well, the food...More

Thank Shelly8242
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in here after a White House tour. It was great for lunch. They had healthy options which is what I always opt for. I had the harvest grains salad and loved it. You can add chicken, salmon or shrimp to it but I...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The seasonal menu was excellent and super tasty. The waitress was delightful. Would definitely go back

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this restaurant. This restaurant has been around since the 1800's and is great. There are 3 bars you can eat at the bar if the dinning rooms are full. The food is excellent, fairly priced and they serve a great drink. If you like...More

Thank smm327
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Since we heard so much about Old Ebbitt we arrived before 5pm on a Friday evening, without a reservation and were seated right away. The menu touted several wines that were critiqued very highly. We inquired about several white second runner ups and after a...More

Thank TB1000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch, the decor just feels and looks like the history the grill has if not always in the same location. The food and service were excellent. Two of our party loved the oysters. We can attest to the hamburger & the French dip....More

Thank jeglum
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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
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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