Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24356 reviews
$30 and under
American

NOW OPEN: Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

Support Old Ebbitt Grill during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 24356 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale spot in Washington. Great service, food, ambiance. Great location.

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BonnieS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with my Daughter. Our Waiter was attentive, prompt and the food was divine! Definitely a must do spot when we visit in the future!

DB
DaleB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was wonderful.

MD
MichaelD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My lunch mate and I both got the same salad, but mine came without the beets. Both salads came with the most unripe avocado slices I’ve ever been served in a restaurant.

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vipSwitzerland
Washington DC
225 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Nohemi for fabulous service! Chicken sandwich and chicken salad bowl were both outstanding, as was the crab and artichoke dip.

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance
, food and wait staff! Had Walters Favorite with clam chowder and my daughter had a bacon cheeseburger. The clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had. The French fries were perfectly cooked which sounds weird but they were so good. Will definitely go back if I’m the DC area again.

J
Jane
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waiter was excellent!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always does it right. Very professional staff serving really good food. Truly a must of you are going to be in town for dinner. Prices are very fair given the quality of the food and overall dining experience.

DO
DinnerOut
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Steak Fritz was way over seasoned! Too
Much salt and pepper - difficult to eat. Server was very goo, though. Won’t be going back soon.

BL
vipBonnieL
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, as always. Our server, I’m almost sure it was Stephanie, was fantastic…she’s great at her job;)!

MW
MarilynW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; Tutu was exceptional — very personable, excellent!

DS
DonnaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed lunch here several times and have never been disappointed! Our food is always prepared exactly the way we like it and the flavor is superb! My Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl was the best salad I have ever had anywhere. We love the inside decor and the booth is very comfortable with a velvet cushion. To top it all off, the prices are good, maybe a little higher than some places, but not much, and the quality of food is always better than other restaurants. I would highly recommend Old Ebbitt Grill.

TP
vipToddP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fine evening at Bobby Vans! We will be back

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Andi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended to my friends and I by an uber driver as a great restaurant. I have to say, it definitely lived up to being a great restaurant but it far surpassed great. Here I tried my first ever filet mignon and it was amazing!! We also got a starter which was the humus and pita chip starter and I had never tasted such great humus before. The humus I had tried tended to always be salty but this humus was amazing and so flavorful. We had dessert as well and I had the key lime pie. I was a bit surprised by it because it was sour but I soon realized that it was because this key lime pie specifically, did have genuine lime flavor. Rather than sugar dominating the key lime pie, the lime flavor was what dominated. I 100% recommend eating here and I look forward to coming again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

All was great

TM
TerriM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good and the food was excellent and a good value. We were seated in a part of the restaurant we had not been in before and the atmosphere was not great, but still a very good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to go when visiting DC

DK
DavidK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill never disappoints. The service is attentive, but not intrusive and the food is consistently outstanding.

LB
LeslieB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Saad made our dining experience extra special.

DM
vipDonM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The removal of crab cakes from the menu was a surprise and a disappointment. Eastern Market cafe still has cakes.

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Tony
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The receptionist was not friendly. A guest next to my table spoke loudly over the phone with turning on speaker phone. It was noisy but the staff did not take any measures to keep peaceful environment. I was disappointed.

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Lansdale933
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here. Will be back in July as we enjoyed that much!

DF
DanF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was fantastic, Leah was our server and she was super knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait to return.

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Thekernel
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit, like every past visit, was very enjoyable living up to our expectations. We introduced another couple to the OEG experience. They too plan to visit on every trip to DC.

JK
JudyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in DC for 4 days, and visited this restaurant 4 times! Two dinners and two breakfasts-different days/times and consistently delicious with great service. The chef must be the best, because the food combinations and presentation were fantastic. I thought the prices were reasonable considering the caliber of food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill was great for brunch. They don’t offer a lot of egg dishes, but what they do offer is very well made and tastes excellent.

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NickiS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and location were excellent! I highly recommend Old Ebbitt Grill.

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Mary
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered my 4-year-old grandson a Shirley Temple and I don't think the bartender knew how to make it. It tasted awful. It also should have been in a see-through glass.
I had asked what the 'boy' version was of the Shirley Temple and waiter didn't know. Later I remembered - the "Roy Rogers."

BP
BonnieP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to eat there for many years, and finally got there for the first time, celebrating with family we had not seen in two years. The food was really great, the dessert was out of this world magnificent, and the staff was personable and well trained. We couldn't be happier, and look forward to visiting again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect celebration dinner for our mother’s 80th birthday!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend here for his bday celebration. We both enjoyed our food and the staff. Reservations are a must as this place is very popular.

HB
HeatherB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing the food and service were fantastic. Highly recommend!

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vipmonicab
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently Outstanding service and food. We were early for our reservation, but we’re seated without any problem. We’re always glad to support this staple of DC restaurants!

GW
GretchenW
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can't make a wrong selection fthe menu. There's something for everyone

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Kerr
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place. Good food and nice environment. Excellent selection for both kids and adults.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tutu is the best per usual!!! Miss the crab cakes of course, but the shrimp cakes were a nice substitute. Wonderful as always!

JT
JoeT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Really disappointing food. Chipotle serves a better meal. Appetizers were good but the main course was just awful. Definitely wouldn’t waste my time again.

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vipmello
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and visit every trip to DC. We had a small issue but the Manager went above and beyond handling it! We will continue visiting every trip! We recommend ♥️

RC
RichC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have eaten here before when we visit Washington DC. It is a institution in Washington and if you have never been you should try it.

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 24356 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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