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Old Ebbitt Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
7:30 am - 3:00 am
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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
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Billings, MT
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest restaurant and bar in Washington, DC. Local legend has it that the original was a hunting lodge. We ate in the Grant Bar, named after Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant, and there's a painting of him there. It's in the back of the restaurant and more conducive to talk. Other parts of the... More 

Thank Wulfhere
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food and service was wonderful!!! We did have a wait of about 1 hour for our table, which we knew when we checked in at the hostess stand and it was well worth it!! I want to especially thank the bartender who recognized that we were trying to get a drink while waiting for our table. Every seat at... More 

Thank Gina Z
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for drinks and appetizers. Nice place for meeting up after work. Fried calamari was really good.

Thank Crockett H
Saint Louis
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everytime I'm in DC, this is the one place the food, drinks and service is always spot on. Its always busy but the wait at the bar is a good excuse to kill some time. Bartenders are very good and personable to make the time pass quickly.

Thank drgcheywy
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place! We went for lunch and got in right away. Had delicious salmon burger, crab cakes and fish and chips! Our waitress was super nice too.

Thank Cathy J
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this restaurant is in the heart of all of the great things to do in Washington. It is very busy and bit noisy but the food was great.

Thank Brenda S
Concord, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reservations are a must for this old time DC restaurant. The food prices are very reasonable, but reservations are a must. Even if you elect to eat at one of the four bars, they're still crowded. I ordered calf's liver with onions, sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes. The server said that their calves liver was sliced in house every morning.... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Cary, North Carolina
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I reserved our table on Open Table and we were seated promptly at our reservation time and were treated like queens. What a beautiful and charming restaurant! Our initial questions regarding the menu were thoroughly answered and we were well attended to throughout our meal by our waiter, Doug. My ribeye steak and my friend's steak salad were so scrumptious... More 

Thank Race2Win
Cleveland, Ohio
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped at Old Ebbitt Grill for lunch without having any idea of how wonderful it would be! We were seated within 5 minutes as promised. Our waitress was attentive and informative, giving us information on the dishes. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is fun with lots of great paintings of the city. Crab cake sliders were... More 

Thank BunnyGirl1957
Fairfax, Virginia
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237 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My haband and I have been talking about coming here for about a year. We finally had something to celebrate and so we made reservations on a Tuesday, the only times available were at 5 or 9and after. So since we work outside the city we had to do 9pm (ON A TUESDAY).. at about 730 we walked in and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Soups, Gluten Free
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 3:00 am
8:30 am - 3:00 am
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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4800
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?