We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Don't miss the raw bar happy hour!”
Review of Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill
Reserve with OpenTable
Old Ebbitt Grill is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #19 of 3,292 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 15th between F and G
Transit: Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Sat at the bar both visits... had a great hamburger one day and a good sandwich the other. The oysters were great and from 3-5p, the price is half!

Thank tkv64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (9,611)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

7,237 - 7,241 of 9,613 reviews

Reviewed April 29, 2013

On Sunday the 21st of April, my wife and I ate a late lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill and it was wonderful! The seafood was fresh and tasty and full of flavor. If I ever return to Washington, I will go out of my way to eat here again.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank hornpeddler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Old Ebbit came to me as a recommendation from a friend that was recently in DC. An oyster lover, I was told they are excellent. I was slightly disappointed unfortunately as they didn't taste as fresh as other oysters that I have had in the city from restaurants with lower ratings than this one. My seafood salad was also just "ok". Spinach and artichoke dip was yummy though and cannot say anything negative about the service. Obviously, a fantastic location just moments from the white house and the restaurant is used for weddings and other events. It is a pretty happening spot.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank nevermind2007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Loved this restaurant...the decor was old world and the food was excellent...had a great mix of locals and tourist...

Thank culaugh2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Beautiful landmark - great food. There are three bar areas. Don't stop at the first one inside the door - this place is very big!
A must see in Washington DC

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank rdjsa123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Old Ebbitt Grill also viewed

 

Been to Old Ebbitt Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing