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Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC

Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
4.8
24521 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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2 people

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-4801

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Catering

    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may ne reserved in our Atrium dining room. Please call Megan Kilby at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Pear, Megan Kilby: (888) 892-9950

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    15th between F and G

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;

  • Public transit

    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 24,521 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

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  • District of Columbia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in DC!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Made this reservation weeks in advanced for a date trip. Drove over 200 miles only to be sat in a very awkward business lobby. If I wanted to have dinner in my cubical, I would have just eaten at work. We ordered little neck clams an oysters to start. They were okay, but not as great as others have reviewed. We also ordered the crab cakes and swordfish, both of which were over cooked and just subpar. Our server showed little to interest in us and seemed to just be ready for us to leave. We were very disappointed overall, and will definitely not return.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutely delicious food, amazing service, strong drinks. very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food you get.

  4. RF

    RichardF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Trip to Washington DC

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience all around. The oysters were fresh and each of our main courses were delicious. We especially appreciated our waitress Candace H. who made the experience even more enjoyable. She was friendly and knowledgable. We would dine here again!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best meal and great atmosphere!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place! Loved the vibe and food was fantastic!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience1

    Travelled 4000 miles, booked months in advance. Got stuck out in the atrium. Really disappointed

  9. KV

    KimberlyV

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal with great service

  10. E

    Ellen

    Washington DC

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fulfilled requests to dine in Corner Bar. Excellent service without rushing us.

  11. AH

    A22Harman

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every bit of the recommendations I heard for this Washington staple were undersold. This place is amazing and an absolute must for a DC visit!

  12. AJ

    AJC1983

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Sitting in building lobby not ideal

  13. DW

    DWFuller

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ever time I visit DC. Every. Time. Meatloaf.

  14. W

    Willg

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. Great food, great service. Again!

  15. BF

    BenF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I had a 1:30 lunch reservation and a fairly tight schedule. We weren’t seated until after 2pm. We had to stand and wait in a crowded hallway for 30 minutes (bar was full) and then we had to rush our lunch. Our server was pleasant enough but a bit inattentive. The food was fine but not great. Soft shell crab was over breaded and over cooked. The crab dip app was ok, but not great and the baguette wasn’t crusty. The fried calamari app was ok but not crispy enough. To their credit, we requested a quiet table and they honored the request. It’s an ok place but it makes its living off its location and its history—it’s food quality is certainly not comparable to dining establishments in DC. But, it’s a fun atmosphere filled with tourists

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    Servers are great, wait staff is awful

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service and the food was great! Recommend for anyone in DC.

  18. r

    redsoxman

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, especially now that the major impact of the Corolla Virus is behind us, time for oysters, chowdah, and beer....back to our tradition after two+ years.

  19. TC

    TheChin

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can't wrong at Old Ebbitt Grill. There is something for everybody on the menu.

  20. AJ

    AdamJ

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience as always. Highly recommend. Best burger and wings in town

  21. ML

    MikeL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal was delicious and the service was wonderful!

  22. JO

    JOnF

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mussels delicious. Crab cakes full of crab a bit noisy. Pricey but still recommend

  23. TP

    TrevorP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great historic grill, add it a as must do when in DC!

  24. BP

    BonnieP

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food delivery was slow — but the place was busy. Food tasted great!! Love the warm bread.

  25. VD

    VincentD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This is a Washington institution so anyone from out of town should eat here. (I live in the area and have been many times). The food is very good, price, for Washington, very reasonable. Just want to give a shout out to our server, Anthony. He was excellent!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was such an amazing DC experience! Wonderful crab cakes! Great service!

  27. DP

    DylanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I and my party were very impressed with Old Ebbitt, and thoroughly enjoyed our food, service, and time together while there. We all got the crab dip appetizer, which was fantastic, and our entrees were the soft shell crab, the jumbo lump crab cakes, and the filet mignon. Each of these dishes was masterfully cooked, seasoned, and presented. The service was also impeccable, with our waiter filling our drinks every time they got below half, and asking us if everything was meeting our needs about every 10-15 minutes. Old Ebbitt is definitely worth checking out if you're in Washington DC, and looking for a quality place to eat. I have heard a lot of hype about this restaurant before going in, and it definitely lived up to it. No wonder it's been in business for so long!

  28. LL

    LydiaL

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding seafood in an amazing atmosphere. Great ambiance, great service and fresh oysters and shrimp! Yum!

  29. TS

    TimS

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place has been part of DC for over 150 years. You kinda have to come here. It's fine dining with a casual atmosphere. Leave the kids with a sitter. They won't appreciate it. They have wonderful seafood! All sorts of FRESH oysters. They pour strong mixed cocktails! The food was wonderful. The service was great. The noise was pretty loud. That's what ya' get with hardwood floors. Nice place for a date. I went alone and got out for $100 all said-and-done. Reservations are a must.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great value. Drinks, appetizer, two entrees and a dessert = $135. Food was fantastic. Service was top notch. It is a dressier atmosphere, but we felt comfortable in jeans and tees. The place was packed. Make a reservation.

  31. P

    Patybear

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was very good. Kept us informed during the whole process on timing. Made excellent suggestions.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding

  33. KG

    KatherineG

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Service was great but the food was mediocre. We had the walrus platter of oysters, clams, and shrimp to start. I expected more based on the reviews. For the main dishes I had the mussels and my husband had the crab cake and soft shell crab special. The best items we had were the mussels and the fries. For dessert we had the bread pudding which was delicious.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, I believe his name was Jordan, was fantastic. My meal was the best I’ve had in quite some time! Thank you!

  35. JC

    JoeC

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had 12 people afternoon an event in DC. We didn’t know when the event would end and the restaurant were very flexible with us when we moved up our redaction by an hour and went from 8 people to 12. Everyone I spoke with was accommodating. Will definitely be back.

  36. BA

    BASOrchid

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our go-to place whenever we are in Washington. It never disappoints. Food and wait-staff are wonderful!

  37. ME

    MarkE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter was excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly and personable. Cocktails for great

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time!

  39. MF

    MarciaF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful experience from start - check in - to end. Every staff member was attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious!

  40. m

    marioc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and staff was excellent. A must try in DC!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 24521 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 207 times today
Google Map for Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th between F and G

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available in nearby lots - PMI on NY Avenue in between 15th & 14th Streets; LAZ on G Street between 15th and 14th Streets;

  • Public transit

    Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Ferro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-4801

  • Catering

    Please contact our events department at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party facilities

    Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. The Cabinet room can accommodate events from 5-75 guests. Additional private and semi-private space may ne reserved in our Atrium dining room. Please call Megan Kilby at 202.552.5000.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Pear, Megan Kilby: (888) 892-9950

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