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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
+1 202-347-4800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (479 reviews)
“oysters” (1,117 reviews)
“trout” (153 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited for dinner on a weeknight and were lucky to have reservations, as there was not an open table. I loved the cozy, fun, and dim atmosphere; it was what I had imagined. Unfortunately, the restaurant has space in the atrium of the building...More

Thank arualpalm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great lunch at an iconic place. Kids menu offered lots of options and came with a scoop of ice cream at the end. Crab cakes were excellent! Highly recommend for a great lunch.

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is delicious and it has a great atmosphere. It is very popular and I highly recommend reservations for the evening. It does have several bars if you just want to hang out and have a few drinks.

Thank rcktm
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an early dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill and just loved it! My daughter had the French dip and loved it! But, I don't think anything could have topped the trout that I had. Great service, great food and good location!

Thank Alice M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The facility was very busy when we arrived, however we had made reservations earlier in the day and they had our table ready for us. Our server was professional and pleasant. We decided to order the cheese sampler and we were impressed with the various...More

Thank N8170DCdonaldb
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Old Ebbitt Grill offers excellent service, ambiance, and amazing food. The history that this bar has also offers visitors a unique chance to dine in the memories of historical icons such as Teddy Roosevelt. If I had to say something negative, it would be...More

Thank theadventuresofchey
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we were planning our trip to DC, every person we spoke to told us to go to Old Ebbitt Grill. We made reservations weeks before our trip-thank goodness because when we arrived it was an hour and thirty minute wait for walk ins. This...More

Thank journeemyles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited twice. Once for brunch and the other for dinner. Brunch was good but not really recommended. We enjoyed dinner. I had the crab cake which is truly filled with the majority of real fresh crab meat. For the appetizer we had calamari it...More

Thank ldybugg014
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a brunch while visiting this historic venue. We met family who live in the DC area after they recommended this place.

Thank djex2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent meal, service, ambiance, occasional political-celebrity sighting - recommended for everyone visiting Washington DC.

Thank vospencer
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from Julia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they offer valet parking for $12 Mon-Sat after 6pm and Sun after 8.30am
April 16, 2017|
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Response from 935vernitag | Reviewed this property |
Yes, casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
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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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