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Old Ebbitt Grill

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$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
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07:30 - 02:00
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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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London England
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533 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything about the Old Ebbitt Grill was great, from the minute you arrive and see the two giant Nutcrackers outside to the decoration inside. The waiter was polite and efficient, the food was delicious and generously portioned and the price was also very good value for money. Location wise its in a perfect location right near the White House and... More 

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Hilton Head, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bartender was amazing. Oysters were amazing. Drinks were amazing. Fish and chips for my daughter were amazing. The whole experience was great!

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Maryport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice classic surroundings & good service. Food just ok & quite expensive. Much prefer our good old Christmas dinner. Glad we had booked as there were lots of people waiting.

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Thank Elaine B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place looks like it is a place for the bureaucrats to meet over lunch. I thought it will be pretentious and overstated. I was wrong. The waiter was very professional and the food was truly good American food. Very good quality, very big portions and reasonably priced for the quality and the location. I will definitely return there if... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was with Noble peace prize laureate,he was staying at the nearby Marriott and was free for dinner that night( a surprise ). I asked the concierge where to go? American ? not too porky???? He gave me a list... ah the Old Ebbitt! It was wonderful great service, good American food.All were happy even the busboys who wanted photos... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Old Ebbitt Grill for a nice dinner -- make sure you cal ahead for reservations. Glad I did because it was busy on a Friday night. People were waiting an hour plus. Good service and excellent meal. Walked to see the National Christmas tree after dinner at the White House.

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Thank Del D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After visiting the African-American Museum, had a late lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill. Had eaten here years ago. Anyway, it was about 3:00 in the afternoon and we were able to walk right in. Staff was very attentive and informative. The menu was good with reasonable prices (for Washington DC that is). Appetizer was Crab Dip with small, toasted bread... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a very nicely appointed restaurant with magnificent old fittings. apparently attended by many Presidents and Generals over the years. Busy and noisy but good service although a smile would help.

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I enjoyed a very nice meal. The waiter was very knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old Ebbitt Grill is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire world. If in DC you need to go. Make reservations and ben try it on special occasions. Birthdays are my pleasure. The bar is superior and bar tenders are very good. The menu is regional and seasonal. Desserts are great ( try Chocolate Bread pudding) . Fresh ingredients... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 02:00
Monday
07:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 02:00
Thursday
07:30 - 02:00
Friday
07:30 - 03:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?