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“Great lunch”
Review of Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill
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Ranked #17 of 3,322 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 June 11, 2013

We stopped here for lunch after a smithsonian visit and really enjoyed our meal. Nice atmosphere, good food, very attentive waiter. Lunch for 2 was about $30.00.

Thank Walter W
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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This cannot be the same place as other reviews??? But it is. There must have been a thousand people in the multiple rooms of the restaurant and although booked in it still took until 30 minutes after booked time to get seated. The noise reached sound barrier proportions. The chicken wings were served with a revolting mushy sauce and the main course arrived before it was finished and the server did not ask nor clear but shoved the plates across with the mains plates and just left them - just awful. The wine is expensive for average quality and small size of glass. Never again.

Thank JAK45
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had reservations at 5:30 and arrived a little bit early and were seated right away. The sourdough bread was very good. Our waitress was attentive. The crab cakes were wonderful but the steak a little tough. The Cod was tasty and the cannelloni was very rich. The desserts were simple outrageous .. Loved them...

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Thank Deb-NY-FL
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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

I love this place, been coming here for years, great place to watch motorcade, happy hour oysters are to die for

Thank freemand62
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I eat at Old Ebbitt everytime if visit Wash DC. Wonderful food, great oysters and fish. Service is always professional and friendly. We were a party of 8 and they gave us a table on the mall patio so we could talk. I will be back.

Thank pjbfilm
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