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Old Ebbitt Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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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
Open now
All hours
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If you only get to have one meal in DC, I would eat it here. The bar and restaurant are historical and the FOOD is great. I recommend drinking an Old Ebbitt's signature Bloody Mary.

Thank AmericanTouristBob
Columbus, Ohio
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whenever we come to DC, this is a must-do restaurant. The food is incredible and service warm and welcoming. This last visit we had the fish and chips as well as the Salmon burger. Both, along with the artichoke crab dip were delicious. We also ordered the blood orange cocktails. Our server was very friendly and attentive especially considering she... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of our favorite places to go in DC. Interesting people, environment; always lively. My wife had a salmon-topped salad. I had sautéed chicken livers followed by oyster stew --- both delicious! Will look forward to going back again.

Thank William H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Classic old time restaurant with great steaks, cocktails and everything else. A very nice atmosphere and classy.

Thank Puzzler86
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Last night we had dinner at Old Ebbits for 7:30pm. My mother and I arrived before the other person in our party and we're seated immediately in a lovely booth towards the from of the restaurant. The place was very busy but we had water and menus immediately then our waitress, Jade, stopped by with a big smile to say... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a famous location, close to the White House. It is bustling, busy, and loud. You will be glad to have a reservation. We were unsure about which entree to choose, and our waitress brought them, split into two, in the kitchen. What a nice treat! Very attentive staff.

Thank me96
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous brunch and within walking distance to the theatre. Never fails to impress with service & great food.

Thank UVAlicia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a lovely place filled with beautiful historic paintings. The food is excellent service as well. When sitting in the large dining area you really enjoy the ambience of this restaurant. Often visited by government officials very cool place .

Thank slkmp
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Sofitel so we figured we had to try this place because of the history and the oysters. Very cool decor, loved the history. Beautiful room which hosted a big event the night we were there. Definitely make a reservation, thankfully we did and did not wait at all. If you don't get a booth, tables... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you think this is really a saloon that serves hundreds of plates every hour, it is pretty good. While the food is above average bar food, it excels at fresh oysters. The have nearly a dozen different varieties, and the half-price at happy hour makes a dozen at $16 a pretty good deal. I had the oysters Rockefeller which... 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, 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, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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?