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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
+1 202-347-4800
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (540 reviews)
“oysters” (1 184 reviews)
“trout” (161 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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Reviewed today

Wonderful food and excellent service. Beautiful interior. Four different bars inside the restaurant. A must do.

Thank 741donnat
Reviewed today

Recommended to my husband and I from out Big Bus tour guide! Great food. We sat at the bar and the bartender was awesome. great stories.

Thank miharts86
Reviewed today

Even though this place is generally busy at peak days and times, I recommend going to this restaurant. The service and food was so good that I visited twice while on vacation. During my first visit , I had crab cakes and that were juicy,...More

Thank Lisa422
Reviewed yesterday

We came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. I asked for a more private table in my reservation request so that we could have a bit more of a romantic meal. They saved us a booth in a quieter area of the restaurant which we...More

Thank aj192018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just stopped here for a beer at the bar. They have a nice window where you can watch people pass by. The bartender was very nice. I didn’t order food but it looked good. The prices were on the high end

Thank dawnhoff
Reviewed 2 days ago

This historic pub was a fun to visit and eat for dinner. We had a big group and reserved months ahead of time. We were a bit annoyed with the host at the beginning. He first said we needed half our group to be seated....More

Thank Felice R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I walked here with my family for lunch on a Friday. I asked about the wait for three people and was told 45 min to an hour. The hostess told me there were a number of bars that had first come first serve seating and...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very quickly, this restaurant is currently resting on it's reputation as one of the oldest, continually run places in DC. Pluses, the service is adequate, the original seating area (do not sit in the atrium...you'll be disappointed) is fun, the bar is solid, albeit uncreative....More

Thank jrbmpls
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being away from home for the holidays can be tough. Though when I dine at Old Ebbit Grill it feels like being surrounded by family. This particular Thanksgiving I invited several friends to join me OEG. The food was plentiful and delicious, the service was...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You would think being so central and close to the White House and the ornate decor that it wouldn’t be that good and that it would be expensive. Wrong. We arrived for lunch and whilst it was busy we got a seat right away. A...More

Thank GazBenj
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Jennifer C
1 May 2018|
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Response from Battle_Ground_WA_Jim | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the delay. The lighting is very subdued. There were no flashing lights and the bar area is dim. The dining area is well lit but not "bright white".
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boblynn12017
8 May 2017|
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Response from Julia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they offer valet parking for $12 Mon-Sat after 6pm and Sun after 8.30am
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39rickl
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 02:00
Monday
07:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 02:00
Thursday
07:30 - 02:00
Friday
07:30 - 03:00
Saturday
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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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.
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