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Old Ebbitt Grill

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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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We first stopped in for lunch. The Crab & Artichoke dip appetizer was phenomenal! It was creamy and flavorful, served with a warm baguette. My wife and I both had the Grilled Chicken Sandwich entree, which was great! The sandwich had big slices of avocado, the chicken was well seasoned, and overall, it was well balanced. We loved lunch so... More 

Thank Jeremy K
Marion, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An iconic American Institution! We had a fantastic lunch with friends, drinks and dessert. Service was outstanding and it was worth the hour wait to be seated. Plenty of room at the bar to wait. Fish tacos, fish and chips and fried calamari were outstanding. Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding was a sweet treat to finish off the meal.

Thank BeckyRT
Cape May, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

AH-MAZING. Granted it was packed but we were seated very quickly. The food was delicious, every single bite. For a group of six, the price was very reasonable. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and very attentive. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Thank briannam08
Lenexa, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mother and I went for dinner the night after the Women's March in January. The food was great, atmosphere wonderful, service was also awesome. People watching was the best.

Thank Elizabeth J
Dahlonega, Georgia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a reservation for 830pm and were seated promptly on arrival. Took in the ambience which was almost clublike in its feel. Lots of dark wood, trophy mounts on the walls and a whiskey list impressive enough for anybody! I had really wanted a steak but the menu was somewhat limited on the night we visited. Settled for very delicious... More 

Thank Christopher B
Taylorsville, Utah
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Maybe I was just not very hungry, but nothing tasted that great to me and I thought it was pretty high priced

Thank Sharon S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place and can't wait to go back next time im in DC. The service was fantastic. It's nice, but not in a stuffy way (we wore jeans). I wish I had gotten our waiter's name, but he was so helpful with suggestions and just so attentive. I'm a vegetarian and my partner is not, so finding a... More 

Thank Abbie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Conveniently located near the White House and other tourist hot spots, this classy well-appointed restaurant is surprisingly reasonably priced w/ friendly service, Not the typical snobbish service one comes to expect in these sorts of restaurants. The meals were tasty and more than enough to satisfy. We all enjoyed what we ordered and vowed to return. Our waiter was friendly... More 

Thank Kathy L
Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were part of a large volleyball tournament in town for the holiday weekend. We held our team dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, and the service and food were both great. This is a large restaurant, and it was very crowded on a Sunday night. They handled our large group very well. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks.

Thank markcR8228LG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From trip advisor picked it as seemed my kind of place and it was. 1st night had the orca seafood between two. It was Fantasic. From the oyesters which were PERFECTLY shucked to the shrimp cocktail, crab claws and clams. Ham and bean soup we had each day as it was the daily soup every day and was really good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?