Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24397 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House

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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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KeithN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Wings nor calamari were good

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends getaway

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Rugby13
Toledo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great history about Old Ebbitt grill. Horseradish glazed meatloaf is awesome.

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JonS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were exceptional, service was excellent. Price was fair for the quality.

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flafoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric provided excellent friendly service-and stimulating conversation!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Can’t wait to come back.

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TimM
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a nice booth. Great selection of menu options. Historical place.

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vipLucasL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and service here. late night raw bar happy hour is also a great deal!

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MG23
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed all of our food— appetizer, entrees & dessert. Our drinks were tasty, though pricey. Service was exemplary.

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TerraNoffsinger
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must go! The food, service and location were amazing! The oysters Rockefeller are on point! Will absolutely be back!

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EACC
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Legendary restaurant. All staff was great. Good food and many choices.

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vipReiff
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Great ambiance, food and drink--Will go back soon!

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GlennJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large shell fish selection that was fresh
Sandwich's were outstanding employees we cordial and very helpful
Can not say enough about the employees. Just a great experience

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vipTwinsmom
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by family before our visit to DC and it was worth it! It was a beautiful setting, service was wonderful and food was great. So glad we were able to fit it in while sightseeing.

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DeborahJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and we were seated immediately for our party of 9. Food was delicious as always with healthy portions. Highly recommended as we sampled a variety of dishes and none disappointed.

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MeghanH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing and our dessert was even more amazing! The salted caramel bread pudding and the apple crumble were delicious! We enjoyed every minute of our time and our waiter Jordan was very attentive and suggested the best meals!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ross, our server, made my girlfriend’s birthday extra special. All his recommendations were spot on and we had the best time. Thank you to all the staff who made this evening possible for us, I would HIGHLY recommend!

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our server was excellent. The menu provided many choices with both value choices and more expensive items. I had oysters and the steak frites and my wife had trout, all of which were excellent. The restaurant is huge with a great atmosphere, we had a window booth and were not rushed through dinner and pre-dinner cocktails. This lived up to its reputation!

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vipJPRK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lonnie gave us excellent service. The meatloaf and flounder were superb.

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been going to Old Ebbitt for over 30 years. The food has always been 5 star. I commented during our lunch yesterday that I felt like the ambience was the best I have experienced there. Our waiter was awesome. I will ask for him when I return. The food was, as always, phenomenal !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome place with a great vibe & tasty food. Ask for Bob's section. He was fun, informative, and had great recommendations.

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MaeJ12
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. Everything was amazing. The waitress suggested my partner get the swordfish and it was a dream. I had the meatloaf and it was so delicious. The mashed potatoes was my favorite part. But the STAR were the oysters. It was a fantastic date night experience.

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SpringMom
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. I’m an out of towner and every time I’m in DC I try to make it Ebbitt Grill. Never disappoints!

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MichelleW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for 10 days came here twice. Great food, oysters were delish, service was wonderfull!

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MarcA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience with the Old Ebbitt Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect service and perfect food! Never ever disappoints! Always make a reservation!

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vipVicki
Nashville
160 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A classic DC place to eat. Great service and great atmosphere. We went for brunch and chose to go the lunch route. It was good not great. The oysters were awesome. The French dip was good not great. The salad was wonderful!

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kevinh
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in dc, bar none. Food and service is outstanding.

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AimeeC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jared, was awesome. Kind, personable, thoughtful with suggestions. 10 out of 10.
Food was amazing. Those shrimp and grits - what a treat to get to have them!

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vipjenn
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome as always. new/updated menu equally engaging and delicious.

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vipBriB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I dined at Old Ebbitt for their late night oyster happy hour. The restaurant was fairly busy for 11pm. Service was impeccable and the food was excellent. In addition to the oysters, we also had the crab dip (best in the city IMO), clam chowder and the Clyde’s burger. Will definitely be returning.

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sallygjack
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old Ebbitt never disappoints.
The service is consistently outstanding, and the food is very good.

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vipBreakfastforDinner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Better to eat in main area of the restaurant - we were placed in the hotel lobby which didn’t feel very posh so felt like we did not have the same experience as the regular restaurant diners.

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vipTracy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, fun lively atmosphere

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ChasA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mini vacation

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Antonio
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More than I expected a friend recommended it I figured it was just a bar but it was an excellent restaurant the shell fish and Burgers and Reuben were the best I highly recommend it!!

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JerielleD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went during lunch time and really enjoyed at atmosphere and historic ambience. The oysters and desserts were great but the main course was okay. Overall, nice place to visit for the history and looks.

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Paige
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a classic in downtown DC. The decor was unique, food was great, service was phenomenal, and the list goes on.

FAQs

Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 24397 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 reservations at the moment.

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