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Old Ebbitt Grill

) #20 of 2,579 Restaurants in Washington DC ££ - £££ American, , Soups
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
+1 202-347-4800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (422 reviews)
“oysters” (1,021 reviews)
“trout” (134 reviews)
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American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

This was my second visit to Old Ebbitt. The first time was 25 years ago and I was told that "everyone who is anyone" goes there. We didn't see anyone but had great service and a good meal. This time it was a group dinner....More

Thank oregonchart
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I went there with my family, we had no reservation we just walked in and they gave us a device to tell us when our table will be ready. We waited out side of the restaurant for about 30-35 min. The place was crowded but...More

1  Thank Nadosht-R
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The food here is always good, not outstanding but I'm pleased often. Service is usually very friendly and expedient. The atrium affords tables for large groups and the more interior dining rooms have a great ambiance along with history. It's loud if not eating in...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Me and the Mrs stopped by quickly to grab some apps n drinks before a show at Constitutional Hall. First, the ambiance is magnificent with historical accents. The flatbread and cheese plates were delicious and the bartenders very attentive despite it being very crowded. Admittedly,...More

Thank Srevo1279
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We were seated right away this morning and quickly handed a Bloody Maryland with a COLOSSAL shrimp in it! The oyster Eggs Benedict were unreal!!! Great atmosphere and service too!!!

Thank Frampy24
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I stopped in got chowder and glass of wine. There was wait for table so I sat at bar. The bar people were very friendly. The chowder was outstanding. They have oyster bar I highly recommend reservations for lunch and dinner

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Got reservations for a Sunday evening @7. The place was packed. People standing everywhere. They pack the tables in. We were in a booth, not for large sized people. Very loud. The servers were very efficient. Our was Erika. She was fantastic. Brought us refills...More

Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 21 February 2016

As the majority have commented, it's an historic place that should be visited for a meal while in DC. We had a late sunday lunch (they were still serving brunch). Wonderful service and atmosphere (full of both tourists and locals). One surprise: how great the...More

Thank pmmnc
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Went to DC for business landed on Valentine's Day, I had read that this grill had good service and food, but Valentine day is the worst day to enjoy a good meal. We took a chance, they estimated 45 min wait, there were a lot...More

Thank Raina57
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Just visited Old Ebbitt for lunch with my two teen children. The food was excellent as usual, and the service was terrific. Highly recommend Old Ebbitt, it's a delightful experience!

Thank Jake L
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Response from Michaelluis0519 | Reviewed this property |
It's more street parking. You are better off taking an uber or a Lyft.
Rick L
16 April 2017|
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Response from 935vernitag | Reviewed this property |
Yes, casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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