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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 202-347-4800
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Ranked #18 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
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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
Neighborhood: 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.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere good food and service. One of our favorite places to eat in D.C.. Large selection to choose from. We went early. No wait for a table.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I was completely shocked to find a restaurant in the heart of Washington DC, a block or so from The White House with such horrible service. It may have more to do with the fact myself and my party were obviously tourists and not local. What made it horrible, other than taking our order our waiter was non existent, and... More

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We were a party of 8 that had reservations for lunch. We arrived a few minutes early and were told that are reservations were for an hour later (we couldn't have made reservations for an hour later because we had meetings after lunch) After the confusion they told us that our table was ready and they sat us in an... More

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New Concord, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Seems to be something interesting about dining across the street from the White House. Arrived at 8pm with reservation and seated right away. Staff very polite and professional. Appetizer was small. Entree prices reasonable. Our group of 3 was able to have very nice meals with appetizer and drinks for less than $100. Crab cakes excellent.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Cool place, spacious, with a good sort of fine beers. Ask for the seared salmon burger and you can't go wrong.

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Accrington, Lancashire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A restaurant where you feel the weight of history and can enjoy an excellent meal. We arrived without reservations and were told to anticipate a weight of about 30 minutes, but we were seated within 15. Service was prompt and professional, with our server providing several recommendations. I opted for a bowl of chowder, which stuck nicely to the ribs,... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Party of 10. They set up our table in the bar. Then we asked to get moved to a nicer area. My wife ordered the filet and it was cold. Other people order the softshell crab and it was delicious. We did order the orca platter as an appetizer and it was half off before 6 PM. It was delicious... More

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Seattle WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had many recommendations to this place. We got reservations and immediately took in the history and ambiance of the place. It has a very high energy vibe. People constantly coming in wanting a table. There is a local feel that this is the "it" place. The bar is packed for happy hour which has an amazing half price oyster... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Ate here on a whim after reading tripadvisor reviews. We weren't disappointed! The menu is large and the decor is very interesting. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The place is pricey, but worth it. We were there on a Wednesday night and the place was packed (1 hour wait). Make a reservation or allow time to wait.

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Nuce happy hour with awesome variety of oysters but skip the stone crab claws. My favorite drink was the blue berry one. There's 4 or 5 bars and a rooftop.

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