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“Never miss an opportunity to dine here” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill
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Ranked #20 of 3,190 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 15th between F and G
Transit: Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
Description: 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.
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Never miss an opportunity to dine here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Old Ebbitt never disappoints whether you are there for a cocktail, lunch, oysters, or dinner. Get there early, reserve, or sit at the bar…in any case the experience will be a great one.

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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Food Great Ambience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Ate here on 2 occasions, attentive staff, comprehensive menu, unique atmosphere, great beer. Very busy but quality front of house staff who dealt promptly with allcomers.

Visited July 2014
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Kilcullen, Ireland
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

I ate here with my girlfriend yesterday. The decor is very classy and the menu is broad in its offerings and pricing thus making it suitable for special occasions or a reasonably priced lunch. I had the reuben sandwich which was tasty and generously filled! My girlfriend had the blt which was nice but with a definite emphasis on the tomatoes! Both were served with skinny fries. I had a peach soda which was refreshing. Service was a little slow but probably due to the high volume of customers. A nice place to go did a bite to eat with good atmosphere. I would go back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food in an interesting setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Very large bar (adequately separated from the dining area), with unusual decorations (beer steins, animal heads, and Bill Cody memorabilia near us). Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was excellent. Save room for the chocolate chip bread pudding--it is to die for! We would eat there again when in DC.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“post museum Happy Hour ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Spent afternoon at the international spy museum and on way back to hotel decided too stop here for happy hour. Although drinks are not on happy hour, they have seafood on special. Oysters, giant prawns, clams. Very good! I had the Hamilton French 14th... Very refreshing....it has splash of cava, always nice... and prawns and clams. Good happy hour on my last day in DC.

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