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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.7
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23576 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

NOW OPEN: Indoor dining, Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 23576 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters on the half were perfect size and very tasty. We all enjoyed our meals. Mike, our waiter was extra attentive. Great experience.

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Timfam
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about our experience. We were visiting from Texas and your restaurant was recommended. We loved our dinner Friday evening so much we did Sunday brunch with some friends there also. The food was delicious(pork chop and lobster shepherds pie) and wait staff were attentive and friendly.

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NorthwestDad
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Was very disappointed that when we were seated we were walked all the way through the restaurant out the back door into the cold echoing atrium of an office building next door to Old Ebbitt Grill. Service was ok, food decent overall but just kind of average pup type food. We were there for the history and ambience of Old Ebbitt Grill on a weekend in DC, and spent our dinner staring at a office security guard out in a big lobby like a waiting room.

JS
JimS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Good food, value and service. Overall very enjoyable.

PM
PaulM
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service from when we walked in the door. Our waitress was the most genuinely friendly person. She definitely made our visit great. Food was awesome, steaks!
Good selection of beer and wine.

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SandraF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. A very enjoyable experience.

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Dani
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Not a fan of the new modern section of the Old Ebbitt Grill. Would only recommend if they could be sure of dining in the classic section with the better ambience.

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Carol
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, classic looking, and not fussy, restaurant. Service was wonderful, jumbo lump crab cake was really good. We ate here the last time we were in DC, and will come back the next time we visit the area as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Love the ambiance!

DK
DebbieK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! Server was outstanding! Food was great and the ambiance was superb!

RJ
vipRJ44
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Washington DC, the Old Ebbitt Grill is a must! Food, atmosphere, and service are truly 5 star. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

AB
AnneB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

very nice to eat out again, the restaurant deserves extra credit for what appeared to be outstanding covid protections, which i appreciate

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

SR
SchradeReview
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt has been a favorite of mine ever since I first arrived in Washington DC. It continues to meet or exceed on all levels.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for a high end meal

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Lourdes
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience. Excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner “outside” in the atrium.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always. I’ve been going to DC for years and always make it a point to visit OE.

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vipTasha
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambiance is nice but menu and food were just fair.

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LoriS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be one of our favorites!!!

DC
DCGem
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

29th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my boyfriend for our anniversary, and we both loved it! The food was delicious, the restaurant was clean and nicely organized, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend!

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finedine
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is an historic restaurant that has fallen below its normal superior standards across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; great service!

CF
CourtneyF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend a special occasion! We celebrated our anniversary, and the food was amazing! We had oysters, lobster shepherds pie, and pan seared scallops. Highly recommend!

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STLfoodie
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. I will definitely dine here again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Maine Lobster was very delicious!

CG
CynthiaG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most pleasant experience for our family

TD
TonyD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I really enjoyed our dinner. The food was nice and hot. The serving size was worth the money. It was nice and clean. I will visit again when I come back to the DC area. I highly recommend dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing. Thank you for a lovely afternoon meal for my family.

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WillWatson
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a grand feast yesterday for my friend and myself as we dined at the main bar at the Old Ebbitt. We started with our cocktails and a dozen succulent oysters on the half shell. We then moved on to crab cake (described as delicious by my friend) and the trout Parmesan, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The meal was capped with peach cobbler, espresso (for her) and cappuccino for me.
Service, as always was terrific!

DH
DavidH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The raw bar is the best of Old Ebbitt's offerings. Fish and meats are fine, but nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, raw bar happy hour was fantastic as well as the brunch menu. Showing up at 3:15 seemed to be the sweet spot. Food was well timed, didn’t feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Didn’t expect to sit in the lobby of an abandoned office building with bright fluorescent lighting when I’ve been before and experienced the inside.

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KatieT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had GREAT service and GREAT food. I love Old Ebbitt because it is a great value. It can be worrisome to go out to eat in this area because you may get caught up in a "tourist trap" with high prices and low quality food. I never fear that at Old Ebbitt. The food is always incredible and the service is even better. I will always recommend their cheeseburger but you really cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review