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Review of Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill
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Ranked #18 of 3,370 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: National Mall
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 23, 2019 via mobile

We’d heard lots of great things about this restaurant and it was all true! We had a bit of a wait but strolled up to the White House during that time. The service was fantastic. All our meals were amazing. Crab cakes, blue crab pasta, scallops and oysters! Even the kids cleaned their plates!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Lots of people in line but they will text you when a table is ready. Worth the wait. Love the atmosphere with the waterfowl motif. The calamari is an excellent appetizer. Good clam chowder. I was disappointed in the lump crab sandwich.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

I'm so disappointed that I waited over an hour for this place based on a recommendation. Everything about it is over rated. Especially the food. So loud you cannot hear the waiter, who are not particularly pleasent either. Just avoid.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Had to go to this famous restaurant and glad I did. Reservations impossible to get on-line so just called. No problem: reservation made at requested time. Ask to be seated in central part of restaurant or you’ll be on Outside row. Service and food good. Nothing special. Crabcakes loaded with crab but rather tasteless. French fries had been around for while. Not cheap. 1 appetizer, 2 crab cokes no alcohol= $100+. Glad I did it but don’t have to return.

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank Hollie2324
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Historic restaurant and very elegant. Lovely environment and delicious food. Nice place to eat anytime you’re in DC. Classic place!

Date of visit: June 2019
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