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Old Ebbitt Grill

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Sat, 2/23
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Oyster Stew
cornmeal-crusted, flash-fried Blue Point oysters, andouille sausage, bell peppers, scallions
Bone Marrow
roasted garlic puree, gremolata, farm bread
Clams Casino
roasted red peppers, garlic-herb butter, bacon, Parmesan
Crab & Artichoke Dip
sliced baguette
Oysters Rockefeller
spinach, watercress, garlic-herb butter, Parmesan
Fried Calamari
watercress, pickled cherry peppers, lemon vinaigrette, ancho-chili sauce
Classic Hummus
marinated chickpeas, cucumbers, olive oil, warm pita
Buffalo Chicken Wings (GF)
celery, blue cheese dressing
Charcuterie Board
spicy calabrese, Dodge City salami, pickled vegetables, grain mustard, farm bread
Soup of the Day
apple butter, honey-walnut spread, raisin-walnut bread...14.59
Bayley Hazen Blue
Greensboro, VT - cave-aged, raw cow's milk
Point Reyes, CA - 2-year aged, cow's milk
Harvest Moon
Goshen, NY - cave-aged, natural rind, raw cow's milk
West Pawlet, VT - cave-aged, natural rind, raw goat's milk
Mixed Greens Salad (GF)
cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, lemon-basil vinaigrette
Market Salad (GF)
power lettuce blend, Asian pears, Honeycrisp apples, candied walnuts, Jasper Hill Farm cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken Salad
ancient grains, butternut squash, cauliflower, Tuscan kale, pistachios, pomegranate vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon Salad* (GF)
Tuscan kale, shaved Brussels sprouts, pine nuts, Pecorino Romano, lemon vinaigrette
Steak Salad*
Cedar River Farms® fiilet mignon, power lettuce blend, cremini mushrooms, butternut squash, blue cheese, onion straws, steak sauce vinaigrette
single $21.99
double $33.99
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
house-cut french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon (also available as a sandwich)
Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon* (GF)
French green lentils, sautéed spinach, braised cippolini onions, red wine gastrique
Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallops
sautéed farro, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, brown butter, lemon
Grilled Swordfish (GF)
gigante beans, grilled escarole, Meyer lemon, salsa verde
Roasted Cauliflower (GF)
tri-color quinoa, Tuscan kale, delicata squash, chimichurri
Roast Chicken Breast (GF)
whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, pearl onions, herb chicken jus
Beef Bourguignon (GF)
Parmesan polenta, pearl onions, cremini mushrooms, roasted carrots, gremolata
Trout Parmesan
roasted potatoes, sautéed green beans, hollandaise
Blackened Shrimp & Grits
Anson Mills cheddar cheese grits, sautéed spinach, andouille sausage gravy
Wild Rice Bowl (GF)
grilled chicken breast, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, apples, pumpkin seeds, cranberry-citrus vinaigrette
Gluten-free pasta available, additional 2.00.
Mussels Fra Diavolo
linguine, marinara, white wine, garlic butter, chili flakes, basil
Chicken Fettucine
mushrooms, wilted spinach, marsala cream, Grana Padano
Spicy Sausage Garganelli
fennel sausage, San Marzano tomatoes, Tuscan kale, chili flakes, Pecorino Romano
Cannelloni di Casa
pork Mortadella, spinach, and ricotta-stuffed pasta, cream sauce
Served with your choice of house-cut french fries, fruit, small mixed greens salad, or small Caesar salad. Gluten-free bread available, additional 1.00.
Blackened Louisiana Drum Fillet
iceberg lettuce, red onions, tomato, Cajun remoulade, potato bun
Roast Turkey
apples, Brie, honey mustard, arugula, multigrain bread
roasted pork shoulder, applewood-smoked ham, Swiss, yellow mustard, pickles, hoagie roll
first-cut corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss, Thousand Island, marble rye
Walter's Favorite
hot pastrami, Muenster, coleslaw, Thousand Island, pumpernickel
Buffalo Chicken
spicy slaw, hot pepper mayo, blue cheese crumbles, potato bun
Our hamburgers are 6 ¾ ounces of locally ground chuck sourced from Cedar River Farms®. Grill items are served with your choice of house-cut french fries, fruit, small mixed greens salad, or small Caesar salad. Top your burger with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms or Clyde's chili, additional 29¢ each. Gluten-free bread available, additional 1.00.
American, Swiss, blue, cheddar, pepper Jack or Muenster
Bacon Cheeseburger*
American, Swiss, blue, cheddar, pepper Jack, or Muenster
Turkey Burger
marinara, mozzarella, spinach, ciabatta
Chicken #1
Muenster, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, bistro sauce
Curry Lentil Burger (GF)
spicy apple slaw, mango chutney, whole-grain kaiser roll
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.
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

so many people talk about how amazing this place is and how they highly recommend it, but i have been here a few times and think the name carries it a lot. Definitely could be considered a tourist trap since its right near the white...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brooke K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We travel all over and we have never experienced better service and food. J-Luke made our trip amazing. Best attentive bartender hands down. Great personality-he just made it fun and had us wanting to come back for a second visit and a third which we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Star1617
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is so great, and service so old school classy! Best of all, the food is excellent! I had steak salad which featured two filet medallions on top. The dressing was perfectly tossed and all the ingredients were perfect together. My son had a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BoyMom320
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was so popular, we could only get a brunch reservation. The steak and eggs were outstanding, as was the eggs benedict. Wait-staff was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was super funky and great location (like a 5 minute walk to the White House)....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Holly L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Old Ebbitt Grill had s fun atmosphere with the charm you would expect in DC. The food was very good.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank suash
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was so good that we ate here twice on a four day trip. The Chesapeake Eggs Benedict was out of this world! Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BeaglesLocos
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved the food I ordered. If your looking for Vegan & Gluten free, they have delicious choices. Service is top notch also! Atmosphere is wonderful!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MountainBear2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an iconic D. C. eating establishment - and for good reason. There are several big seating areas; we ate at one of the bars. Service, cocktails, wine, food - all outstanding. The "Walter's Favorite" sandwich is SO good, you'll be tempted to order...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gcarr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another wonderful trip to Washington DC, with multiple visits to our favorite restaurant. We had the absolute pleasure of sitting at the OYster Bar/ Back Bar with the AMAZING J-Luke! This has to be the Best Bartender in a Washington. We took every recommendation for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EMAGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group (4 people) stopped here about 2:30 on Valentines day for a late lunch. We each had a drink and a lunch entrée and everything was perfect. We had two sandwiches, the meatloaf, and a crab cake sandwich and it wall was perfect. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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October 31, 2018|
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Response from DonnaZ597 | Reviewed this property |
I found the lighting to be great. Definitely not bright. Yes, there was valet parking and jeans were acceptable. We were there early evening on a Saturday.
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Battle_Ground_WA_Jim | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the delay. The lighting is very subdued. There were no flashing lights and the bar area is dim. The dining area is well lit but not "bright white".
May 8, 2017|
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Response from 480juliac | Reviewed this property |
Yes they offer valet parking for $12 Mon-Sat after 6pm and Sun after 8.30am
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