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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (National Mall)
+1 202-347-4800
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Ranked #20 of 2,646 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: National Mall
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We had reservations for 630 pm and were seated on time but you would have waited on a Thursday night if you didn't have reservations. Our table of four all enjoyed their varied entrees which for an establishment this large is not always easy to achieve. Different seating areas and lots to look at besides great people watching.

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Lima, Peru
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is an exciting grill despite being huge - perhaps more than 100 tables! Around 7 PM it is full of people and lots of noise, yet service is attentive and the food is great for the price. My hamburger with grilled oysters was fantastic. Prices are very affordable and the wine list should win awards because of the choices... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The concierge recommended Old Ebbitt Grill when we asked where to have brunch. Walking into OEG is quite the experience. I can just imagine the DC power brokers wheeling and dealing through the years at this place. Brunch must begin with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa for us and both were very good. And, unlikely many places, these were both... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Go for the history and heritage. Then take a short walk to the W Hotel, P.O.V. Terrace Bar for amazing views of DC incl. The White House

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Alpine, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We tried to get in at 5pm on a Friday...HAH! it was so so crowded that we left.....found out later that there are FOUR bars (not just the one at the main door) and we could have been served at one of the others....oh well, we went back for breakfast on a Monday and it was wonderful....we were seated immediately,... More

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Whitehall, PA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The food is very good. However, we had a very rude and arrogant waiter the first time we had breakfast at Old Ebbitt Grill. After making a request to include egg whites along with the eggs in an omelette, the waiter questioned my request, laughed at my concern and mocked my reaction. He did make the request to the chef... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Having lived in DC and having visited many times, I had not had the opportunity to eat at Old Ebbitt Grill--which is in a great location and is an iconic DC restaurant. Went with another couple on a Sunday night with reservations and I was excited to be going. Overall, I was very disappointed. First, we had a reservation and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant for the first time 2 weeks ago, then went back for another dinner, and we had Sunday brunch here the day we were leaving We had booked a table, and judging by the number of people who were waiting for a table without a booking, this was essential. The service was very good, explaining anything we asked... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Made reservations for Friday at 6:30 PM as this is one of the places to go. We arrived on time. Had to wait for about 10 minutes the got a table for two. Menu is ok and we ordered applies and drinks. Nothing on the menu inspired us so we finished our drinks and left. I was looking at all... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Locals and tourists packed the lobby to this very popular restaurant just around the corner from the White House. Ask for a booth to really experience the best the restaurant has to offer. Service was efficient and helpful. Food very good and reasonable too given the location. Beware this place is very busy and can be quite noisy...fun though.

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