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Tabard Inn

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1850 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
The Tabard Inn Family has taken the time that our beloved restaurant has been closed to focus on remodeling and providing a safe socially distanced space for you to enjoy with colleagues, friends and family.

With a commitment to sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, our kitchen creates a daily menu based on what is local, fresh, and seasonal to bring inspired dishes to your table in an eclectic and historical setting. A DC institution since 1922, we look forward to offering our guests all the comforts of a home away from home. From the seats in our ivy-covered patio, and our Victorian and town home dining rooms, to our fireplace-lit lounge areas, there is a place for everyone all year round!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 1850 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAreej
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! My friends and I came for dinner. We were greeted and seated immediately. The setting of the restaurant was so nice and unique. I specially loved the art work and how cozy it was. Our waiter was wonderful! He came in right away to introduce himself and gave us enough information about the menus and what we should order l. I got the duck confit and OMG! It was so delicious! My friends got the soft shell crab and the roasted chicken and both were yummy! Im definitely coming back to this restaurant again! Amazing food, nice vibe and lovely service!

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vipBrennanH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Absolutely gorgeous! Great brunch cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Food took over an hour and was cold when it arrived. Otherwise, good drinks and atmosphere.

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pauldc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so nice to go out again! I always loved the Tabard Inn, and now, the terrace is better than ever. We appreciated the privacy of our table . The food was great ( I had scallops) and the service was excellent. Thanks again! Our Experience was excellent!

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KenM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the menu and food/drink quality was also great, and the outdoor seating area is very well done, particularly for a social distancing setup. We really enjoyed the experience!

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vipBuddyone
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leave the current world behind and go back to a gentler time, meanwhile enjoying an excellent meal with great service. Tabard Inn is a historic oasis in the city. I love the ambience while having a wonderful meal. Great place to bring visitors to the city and just friends. I felt safe while here. Wait staff wears masks and gloves and was very attentive. Loved my experience.

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MajorNelson
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice patio. Highly recommended

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SusanC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is safe with barriers between tables yet a beautifully romantic setting. The food was delicious! I’m going to be a regular!

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michaelh
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary. The scallops were cooked perfectly, and accompanying peach and goat cheese salad was delicious. The duck confit was amazing. The outdoor patio was just right for Covid dining. We would definitely come again.

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vipjules
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabard patio is open -- with pleasantly distanced tables separated by elegant wine crate planters. The menu is shorter but the food is delicious. We had a steak cooked perfectly and spring risotto, and a couple bottles of wine. The place is immaculate, the staff as professional as ever and we felt perfectly at ease and safe. Please help keep this beloved spot operating!

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vipJM2015
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is set up for a lovely, socially distanced meal. The food was exceptional and the service perfect - it almost made me feel normal again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch menu, the socially distanced garden is gorgeous.

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CorrinaB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and lovely patio area. The service was great too

Tabard Inn
Responded on 15 June 2020

Corrina- Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Tabard. We very much appreciate your business.

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viptrnsndnt
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A favorite since high school and many great meals in 45 years. A DC classic. The newly improved outdoor seating is sublime and even better than it's quaint before w. the parachute. Not to be missed.

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AnneB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time dining out during pandemic with a date no less! Tables spread and attractively divided, staff wearing masks and gloves at all times and food was good. Very very nice day out

Tabard Inn
Responded on 6 June 2020

AnneB-Thank you for your kind review. We are working hard to deliver the service and food everyone has come to expect from the Tabard in a safe distanced setting. Be Well- Tabard Team.

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vipColleen
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The meal was delicious, the service was good and the ambience was lovely. The tables were spaced apart with dividers or plenty of space between them. I love Tabard Inn and continue to recommend it.

Tabard Inn
Responded on 6 June 2020

Colleen- Thank you for your kind words. It is the Tabard loyalist that have kept us going through these tough time. All the best- Tabard Inn

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Tranquil and romantic. They managed to keep this place super cute even with the six feet requirements

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tabard Inn was a great place for a family dinner while on vacation with our teens. Food was amazing!

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PaulD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, we enjoyed a cocktail in the lounge before dinner. Very pleasant atmosphere here. Cozy. Especially nice in winter when a fire is going...... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2k characters is a lot ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... too many by half, at least, I'd say................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. The ambiance gets 5 star! Its just like no other place in town. The Inn has a history dating back at least 250 years and it maintains its charm! Menu selection was perfect and I enjoyed the Bloody Mary, eggs Florentine, pancakes and the chicken with churro waffles! Service was friendly and prompt!

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ChiemiN
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on this place for you to have a pleasant time.

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BillD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard Inn is a classic experience which is conducive to business, special occasions and small events. An outstanding staff, imaginative cuisine, and an overall great experience is delivered, consistently.

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Gwen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is diverse. The food delicious, the staff very attentive and the atmosphere is awesome. You needto vusur the Tabard Inn.

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vipHsolfoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for good food and quiet conversation.

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vipMelanieM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chicken and waffles! Tabard Inn never disappoints!!

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viplive2dine
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, always an excellent dining experience.

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vipadubs
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was pretty much average - a couple of dishes stood out like the ribeye and scallops but definitely felt like it was much pricer than the quality deserved. Also, I understand automatic gratuity is added for parties of five or more usually, but 20% is excessive in my opinion. Standard is usually 17 or 18 percent and given the amount of the bill it does make a difference. Probably wouldn't come here for dinner service again but the fireplace area is nice (although crowded - good luck finding a seat). Lastly, the bathroom was absolutely disgusting. Showed lack of consideration for guests.

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vipgenes
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always great food and very good service. Love the burger.

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AllenP
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the foid was very good. Mushroom risotto. Pot stickers and pork chop were all great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience! Wonderful setting for a working dinner with friend/colleague. Service was excellent. Recommend the ribeye, kale salad, rockfish and carrot cake.

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JWig
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will return if in the area again and hope to stay at the inn

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MollyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, delicious food, and perfectly cozy on a cold winter night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance -- classic "old world" feell to the charming venue. Rockfish was a little dry, but the accompaniments made up for it once the fish was separated for the skin and mixed in!

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vipSoulster
Tahoe
23 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food and service in a cozy historic setting.

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Kial
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hadn't been in years and was so happy to return. Great food, classic ambience, relaxed and leisurely meal. Only regret was not arriving early to enjoy a cocktail in the lounge.

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visitor
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The setting is lovely. I wish there were healthier options with less meat and more whole grains. I appreciate their efforts to use sustainable ingredients and wish that were featured more.

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HappyHourMaven
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three colleagues and I needed a quiet place to enjoy a meal and to discuss a long day's meeting to prepare for the next day. The Tabard Inn provided the perfect place. We had a quiet corner table where we could have a discussion without distracting other diners. The food is always wonderful and the service is knowledgeable and nicely paced. We enjoyed the mushroom risotto, the duck leg cassoulet and the wild boar pasta along with an excellent wine suggested by our server. It was the perfect end to a long day.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

food use to be better, cheaper and didn't take as long to get. The server was good, but the food took forever to come.

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live2eat
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place and the dining experience.

FAQs

Tabard Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8528.

Tabard Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1850 OpenTable diners.

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