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Review of Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill
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Ranked #35 of 3,552 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 15th between F and G
Transit: Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
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.
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is across the street from the White House. We went there for breakfast after an early morning tour. The menu lists brunch items and is light on regular breakfast type foods. The service is friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is a historic beauty and I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We dined here on a Tuesday night. It is loud, but a fun place. Goat cheese flat bread for appetizer was excellent, as was the peel and eat shrimp. Crab cake entree was solid. Cannelloni was a miss - too rich to eat more than a few bites. Good service. Will be back the next time we visit D.C.

Thank suzqwWDW
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

You could probably get better food and service although both are great here. The atmosphere is hard to beat. Go at least once.

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Thank Joroddenberry
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Best food! Best Service! It's impeccable reputation for excellence is right on! A gem in the heart of DC, steps from the National Mall and the White House.

Thank TeamJTM
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

What a great historic place for lunch! I highly recommend it to anyone. Be sure and walk around the restaurant and look at all the bars. It's really a neat place and the food is excellent.

Thank Getaway137432
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