Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24539 reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House

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What 24539 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Went for our last night in town and while they were out of swordfish, the halibut was delicious.

DF
vipDisneyFan1212
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service. Mauricio was attentive and answered all of our questions. Food and drinks were delicious. Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I check the reviews here for help picking out places. This one was awesome for our group of 6 with two kids.

BT
BlessyT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drink and great service, in a great location.

BM
BarbaraM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill never disappoints. From the moment we entered, everyone was friendly and helpful. We were seated immediately a few minutes ahead of our reservations. Lena, our server was amazing and our food was delicious and all our requests were met.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. He never rushed us to order and was very attentive. The food was amazing, especially the brioche French toast, which was recommended by the server. Highly recommend! Will definitely be going back!

MM
vipMMVTGuy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great space and service. Was here for brunch and felt that the food was fairly priced but the cocktails were much higher priced (comparatively) so we skipped this time. The breakfast melt was fantastic and the burger was great (perfectly cooked) except for the tomato (bruised and not plump/fresh) and the bread (boring lifeless/worthless bun), and the fries were just right. My suggestion would be to scrap the bun and replace it (and or offer it as an option) with the brioche style bread that they used for the melt because it was considerably more satisfying/elevating.. There's a very nice atrium space further inside but felt like a different restaurant re. the more modern decor et..

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JoniP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Superb service, quiet surroundings, and excellent food. Wish this restaurant had a branch in our part of the country!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was awesome! Ensured our experience was a good one!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Very disappointed. We booked reservations many weeks in advance at Old Ebbitt Grill to close our DC vacation because we wanted our family to experience all the history there. We were extremely disappointed when we were seated in the lobby of the office building next door. This had all the ambience of a high school gym. Food was good but not spectacular. Our server was fine despite the pathetic setting. At least the people we got to walk past on our way in and out of the restaurant seem to be enjoying themselves.

RH
RobertH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Great vibe.

CB
CourtneyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great company and even better service. Will definitely be back!

T
vipTdanton
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent!

RH
RobertH
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were provided exceptional service by Mike! Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They didn’t have crab cakes due to Covid, or the blondie cake, but the food we had was delicious and enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Service, food and ambience were perfect. Can't wait to come back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience! We had a lovely drink and appetizer at bar, good conversation with the bartender (can’t recall his name but wore glasses!) The ambiance was perfect-celebrated my sister’s passing of her nursing boards and he made it very special!

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Marga
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am glad this place is a success. It is very well managed and it opens late like in Europe. Great to see so many people enjoying this DC mainstay restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go here, the experience Is great in Every way.

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norm
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to come; for the food, for the service, for the atmosphere, and for the drinks and the raw bar, especially at happy hour!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting DC
Awesome menu
Great service

MP
MattyP
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic restaurant which is very well run. We enjoyed everything especially the oysters! We look forward to visiting again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service- old ebbitt never fails to impress!

MF
MaggieF
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and we had very attentive service.

MR
MaryR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill never lets you down as far as food & service.

SN
SuzanneN
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our waitress Jenny was very nice & efficient. I was disappointed in the food . I ordered the Maryland Crab Soup and it was just like minestrone. I have had crab soup in Maryland & I don’t remember it being anything like this one. Jenny graciously took it back & replaced it with clam chowder. I also ordered the shrimp cake and was even more disappointed. The shrimp did not get cooked at all. Having said all this I would still return to the Old Ebitt but stick with their hamburgers which are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must stop in DC!

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vipC8ter2
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All we can say is WE LOVE OLD EBBITT!!! Food, Service and Fun!! Trout Parmesan A++++!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals! Great service! We will definitely be back!

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Lawrence
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt is reliable for lunch - business or personal. Good range of options on the menu. Excellent service.

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SkipperWoods
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, it came highly recommended and did not disappoint, would love to go back and try a few more things on the menu!

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Shannon
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt has a great atmosphere - feels historic and pretty fancy but also laid back. The food was exceptional, and the bill was shockingly small! Highly recommend.

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as well as the service. So pleasant and a wonderful place to eat.

J
Jimbosinyc
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our reservation was honored and we were seated right away. Service was excellent, food was very good in taste, variety and portion size. We enjoyed the dinner and the ambiance in this very busy restaurant.

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitts is a place that is a must visit when in DC. It seems like a tourist trap but the food is terrific, the service is remarkable, and the restaurant is wonderful to look around. A must see, must eat location

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & atmosphere, did not disappoint!

KD
KateD
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server whose name I have forgotten shows as Frehiwot T on my receipt. She was totally outstanding; attentive, unobtrusive, efficient and pleasant. Food was good, hearty servings, fresh ingredients. Our booth in the Corner Bar was perfect spot for a very welcomed reunion.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun place to get together with friends, family and even work! Got to see the walrus in the wall. There are several bars and the oysters and crab cake are delicious!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on a family DC trip, we reserved a lunch meal to celebrate a family birthday. Food was excellent, service was prompt and the ambiance is gorgeous and unique!

GB
GabrielaB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, but the Mussells and the oysters we’re the highlight!!

FAQs

Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 24539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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