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Old Ebbitt Grill

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$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
8:30 am - 3:00 am
Open now
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting the African-American Museum, had a late lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill. Had eaten here years ago. Anyway, it was about 3:00 in the afternoon and we were able to walk right in. Staff was very attentive and informative. The menu was good with reasonable prices (for Washington DC that is). Appetizer was Crab Dip with small, toasted bread... More 

Thank ALMillerA
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a very nicely appointed restaurant with magnificent old fittings. apparently attended by many Presidents and Generals over the years. Busy and noisy but good service although a smile would help.

Thank jon m
Albemarle, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I enjoyed a very nice meal. The waiter was very knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating.

Thank Susan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old Ebbitt Grill is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire world. If in DC you need to go. Make reservations and ben try it on special occasions. Birthdays are my pleasure. The bar is superior and bar tenders are very good. The menu is regional and seasonal. Desserts are great ( try Chocolate Bread pudding) . Fresh ingredients... More 

Thank Calvin M
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fine and traditional DC spot that shouldn't be missed! Great crabcakes, drinks and deserts too! Also great location...

Thank gkm521
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything that I've tasted on the menu is delish but the Trout Parmesan over the top! You will definitely enjoy!

Thank _4kljohnson
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Old Ebbitt Grill is a very club looking place with wood panelled walls. It looks great. When full it is incredibly noisy. The food was good (not amazing) and was at a very good price. I suspect it is one of those stead places that always does a decent but never outstanding jobs. Our waiter efficiently brought food to... More 

Thank Bontempi2
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dined here the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was extremely busy and the wait was at least an hour and a half - I definitely recommend reservations. We were taken to a cozy table which even though it was near the kitchen was cozy and pleasant. All of the food was satisfactory - salad, entree, dessert. My only small complaint was... More 

Thank LadyoftheMoon
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't believe this place has been there since the 1850's! They did a great job in replicating it, and it really feels as if I traveled back in time! Brunch was super good. I ordered the beef hash which was excellent and fitted the atmosphere and vibe perfectly. Service was great. Will def come back!

Thank EinatLapidot
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Old Ebbitts for providing a very decent lentil burger that was quite interesting to consume. Not the typical vegetarian burger. So, enjoy the great ambience and buzz from a very busy restaurant....nice bar, and a very interesting menu, if you have not chosen a vegetarian lifestyle.

Thank whataplaceX

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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, 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
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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?