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Old Ebbitt Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Bar, Soups
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
08:30 - 02:00
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Sun 08:30 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 02:00
Fri 07:30 - 03:00
Sat 08:30 - 03:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We showed up here after a day of "museuming." We thought we were early for the dinner rush because it was round 5:15. Boy were we wrong! The place was full and there were no reservations available. The Host took one look at our disappointed faces and said, "Hold on." He spoke to a waitress and she took us to... More 

Thank Jane S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've had a fair number of meals here over the years, a favorite of mine. Clubby atmosphere with great history and well managed. We had several different lunch and breakfast selections which were all good. Portions are ample, service friendly. Read the history and enjoy the ambience !

Thank Tim G
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked to this place a couple blocks from my hotel. Main restaurant was full. We sat in the separate bar area, no lines or waiting. Tal the bartender is as warm and friendly as one could ask for. Made us feel home. I had the crab cake benedict, it was phenomenal I'll be back to DC in April. Looking forward... More 

Thank Mark A
New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular service, food and drinks. A DC must!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great ambiance! Make a reservation in advance. Always busy.

Thank CapTraveltKirk
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, American dinner, crab starter was killer. Oysters are always awesome here and specials sell out fast because they are so yummy!

Thank Maggie D
Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Met up with friends visiting from out of town. Wanted to take them to a historical site and have a great lunch . This is the place . Staff are wonderful , food is delicious and the setting is perfect

Thank 56Dianne
Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was cold outside and the line was long to get seated, but we found two nice spots at the bar. We were quickly greeted by the bartender, Stephon. It wasn't long before we were served our drinks and we ordered our food. We were here for lunch. Mrs. M had the salmon sandwich which was wonderful. I had the... More 

Thank MNM1011
Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our Uber driver told us this place is a staple in DC so we decided to give it a try. It is located next to the Treasury building and within walking distance to the White House. We went on a Sunday night (the night before a federal holiday) and this place was busy. We were told it would be an... More 

Thank JeVel L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming here for many years for the nice food and atmosphere. I am also a great fan of the bar. The restaurant serves traditional American food, fish and meat. Very traditional and good. Make sure to be seated in the real restaurant and not the overflow room in the office building next door (which is dreadful).

Thank flemingvoetmann
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have always enjoyed my times at Old Ebbitt Grill. As a young RN we used to come here straight from night shift and enjoy mimosas and a heart breakfast. This is a must stop if visiting DC or even if you are a long established resident but have never been. It is busy and loud on the weekends but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 03:00
08:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
    (15th between F and G)
  • Public Transportation: Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4800
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?