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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 - 2:00 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

... I was there with out-of-town friends for lunch, so we had the privilege of walking in and finding a table right away... To me, being here was more part of experiencing a specific part of 'political' Washington than a true culinary experience, for so much recent history is packed between these walls... An elegant and formal place of gilded... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is extremely popular. It is elegant and is staffed with true professionals. There are lines outside during high season so reserve well in advance. We tried to book a Friday dinner on Thursday and the choice of 4:30PM or 9:30PM. There is a happy hour and there are daily specials. The food is spectacular and the prices are... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stopped in after a long morning of hiking around Capitol Hill. I was concerned that we were under-dressed, but apparently this is a common scenario, so the place was filled with a mix of people like us, suits, and ladies lunching. The service was excellent, including multiple staff stopping to share their personal recommendations on oyster... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in on the way from the White House, very nice 'old timey' bar and a very friendly bartender. We ordered burgers which were awesome, none of that frozen mass produced type stuff! The patties were thick and hand made and pretty large!

Thank AtlantanHaggis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ate here four times in two weeks while in DC for business. The service is top notch and the food is great. Highly recommend!

Thank Thunder3113
Atlanta, Georgia
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295 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've heard of the reputation and can see how they've earned such good reviews. I was here during restaurant week so I ordered from the prix fixe selections. The service is great. The service staff are attentive without being overbearing.

Thank JParlante
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We met some old friends for dinner at Old Ebbitt. Great drinks, terrific food. Attentive service. Good prices especially considering it was in the heart of DC. Definitely a DC favorite!

Thank Dave G
Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was great,,,seafood, steaks, and great bar food! The people were super friendly. We will definitely return!

Thank ashnica
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, excellent staff, nice atmosphere. Must give it a try but make sure to make reservations.

Thank DMM284
Katy, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ambience, the food and the service is consistently wonderful. I will return every time I am in DC

Thank Dixiegirl5

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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 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, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?