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Thu, 5/23
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Travelers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Birthday Dinner while having Our Bucket List Trip to DC for the Week . We Ordered Oyster Rockefeller & Crab Cake Entrees both were Delicious. Restaurant was very Busy but it was 5pm ... My Only Complaint was I made Old Ebbitt's aware at time...of Reservation We were Visiting for Husband's Birthday & at Check In Hostess ask Me Who had the Birthday I pointed & Told Her My Husband. We were Seated & Served by Our Server Whom did a Good Job ... but SADLY not a Word by Server was said about My Husband's Birthday. I didn't want to bring it Up in Front of My Husband so left without any Birthday Acknowledgement.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited early evening on a Monday. We first sat at the bar for drinks with plans to get a table for dinner later. Bartender Alex was so great we didn’t leave the bar! His suggestions were spot on, his service was excellent, very personable....Obviously a popular place, nice atmosphere. We had beer (several on draft), peach sangria, wine, and a sample of a killer coffee martini. After sampling the martini I regretted getting the glass of wine. lol For dinner we had the soft-shell crab plate and the crab cake plate. Both exceeded expectations. Raspberry cheesecake, ordered to-go, was a divine late night treat. Not a single complaint about our visit. Thanks for the awesome experience, Alex!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an extended weekend in DC with my wife for her niece’s graduation. We ended up eating here three different times, once for lunch and twice for dinner. Outstanding food and service each time. Order the French Dip and fries…you will not be disappointed. Walk...your meal off afterwards since the White House is just around the next corner.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit couldn't have been better, what a cool place to have a nice dinner. Very old school, we had oysters on the half shell, steak and scallops, they all were great. The service was awesome, and the atmosphere was really great!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third time at this restaurant. Every time we sit at the bar. We had lamb chops and the Cesar salad. We had probably three or four different drinks. Everything was absolutely amazing. All the bartenders were great, great personality, great social skills,...and they also made amazing drinks. Definitely recommend this place. Can’t wait to come back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wait to get in, but that is apparently to be expected - always busy! The amazing old architecture, history, and atmosphere were amazing. We had a wonderful meal. The meatloaf and pimiento cheeseburger were excellent. We also loved the peanut butter pie!...Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after a long day of touring! Wonderful atmosphere, great bartenders and fantastic wings! We were able to sit at the bar without a wait, we were lucky! Do yourself a favor, especially if you like seafood, and enjoy! Planning on coming back with...a group later in the week. Reservations are suggested.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last stop on the last day of our DC trip. The place was hopping! Thankful our Arlington Cemetery tour guide recommended we call for reservation. The atmosphere transported us back in time, the food was delicious and the drinks were stout!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent attentive table service & food was delicious. Sadly, waiting for a table took over 1.5 hrs, despite checking in with desk several times…Notifications by text for table allocation did not arrive from the desk. Be prepared to stand with drinks - limited seating in...the 4 bars, & taken by patrons for eating at the bar. Extremely noisy & not an intimate place for dining, but good atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to OEG after many years to find it’s as good as it ever was! We were in DC visiting family and had them make reservations for dinner, which I highly recommend. We had a great meal and drinks, and the service there continues...to be great. If you order the oysters Rockefeller be prepared for something non-traditional. Everything else we had, especially the crab cakes were excellent. OEG is a staple in DC for a reason. Great place to eat and experience!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for a drink and an early dinner after being sightseeing tourists for the day. Sat at the bar, as usual, because we love the atmosphere and woodwork. Great service. I had the Fried Chicken Rice Bowl. Wow. A lot of good flavors that blended...well together. Great portion, very filling. I would get it again, it was very good. Wanda had the Prime Rib Sandwich with a side of a fruit cup. She enjoyed the sandwich and said the fruit was excellent, very sweet. A definite stop when we are in town.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to have dinner with my wife. We like restaurants with atmosphere and this had it in abundance, and the food was good too. Our waiter Sal was very attentive and tried to make sure we had a great time, which he...succeeded in doing. My wife had the mussels and I had the steak and no complaints from us.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently dined at old Ebbitt Grill, and it exceeded all my expectations. The menu is creative and diverse, and each dish was a culinary masterpiece. The atmosphere is also warm and inviting, making it the perfect spot for a special occasion and hangout with...friends.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Ebbitt's is an absolute must when visiting DC! The food is absolutely amazing and you won't be disappointed. I highly recommend the shrimp and grits and the crab cakes! We are here twice during our stay!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss out on going to Old Ebbitt Grill when you are in DC. I have been there before but this experience was over the top with the support and attention provided by the restaurant. After a full day of tours and visits on...the hill. we were trying to make our way to the restaurant for the 5:30 reservation but Ubers and cabs for the group were hard to obtain. I called the restaurant and talked to Tanya- she kindly gave me a 15 minute grace period for our party of 12. We thought we were all settled in for a wonderful evening and we were but in the meantime, one person in our party went to the restroom and on the way became light headed from the heat of the day and lack of water. He fell and the next thing I knew the restaurant manager, John McConnell quickly came to the table and asked me to come with him as he knew I was the host for the group. He was so discrete in the way he handled it so as to not raise an alarm to the group. Fortunately one person in our party was a physician and he quickly determined that stitches would be needed. John then ran to a nearby CVS to pick up butterly stitches and returned so the injured person could be attended to by our physican and then taken to a nearby urgent care clinic. As if this wasn't enough, the waitress, Julia packed up the dinners that had been ordered and had all of the utencils and things they would need to enjoy their dinner in the room after taking care of the injury. In spite of the injury, the rest of the group had a wonderful meal- great service and in the background, the restaurant manager handled the incident so well. Old Ebbitt Grill- your entire team from Tanya to Julia and our superhero, John made the experience a wonderful one. By the way- the food for exceptional and the history of the Old Ebbitt Grill is amazing. Thank you John and your team.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5