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Old Ebbitt Grill

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Downtown / Chinatown
0.3 km from White House
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Reviewed yesterday

So much history here as this place was founded when dirt was still fresh and politicians actually worked together. Stopped for lunch. Our waiter was Fabian who took exceptionally good care of us. This is a must stop if you are in the area of...the White House.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old Ebbits is an experience to have. The atmosphere complements the amazing food. My partner had the catfish and raved! I ordered a Ruben with extra sauerkraut and enjoyed every bite.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best, thickest pork chop I’ve ever eaten in my life! The wait staff was very attentive, the drinks were strong, the seafood was fresh and everything was cooked to perfection. They also care about food allergies. I had a stake in my food that...showed what my allergy is. Since the food is so mouth watering, they stay very busy at all hours, so be prepared for a wait. But it is worth it! Also a little pricey, but again worth it for celebrations or date night.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on the advice of a tour guy for the late night Washington DC moonlit tour I stumbled over to old ebbits Bar-and-grill Complete with my jet lag, metsall the waiter who was outstanding had great recommendations, the restaurants ambience is classic and it's a...big menu and try the peanut butter pieMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service. We ate from the Sunday brunch menu. For DC the prices were very reasonable. The food came quickly and it had a great atmosphere

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited an hour for a table for 2, reviewed seemed good so we thought it would be worth the wait and a cool DC experience (It was not). We were eventually seated in the lobby of the building that the restaurant is located in...- ZERO ambiance. We considered leaving but has already waited so long. I had the Cauliflower steak - It was bad. My husband had the Salmon, it was OK but was served rice that was burnt. The next night we went to Panera and it was actually a better meal for a quarter of the price. Server was good but host staff didn't seem to be that friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant with very attentive and solid staff. It comes off as a very high-end restaurant which it is to a degree but there was a wide range of customers. The staff was very professional and very attentive to the needs...of guests. The menu is very diverse and reasonable and the atmosphere is very clean and Victorian in nature. This is a very nice restaurant in the food was deliciousMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meatballs, Meatloaf, crab cakes, & cocktails. So good. I wish I could have ate it all. I thought the price was excellent for the location and quality. I would definitely eat here again. Okay, maybe tomorrow…

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really excited to eat here on our last night in D.C. after reading the positive reviews about the ambiance and interesting decor. Made reservations in advance. Was sat in what they call the "Atrium" which is basically an attached but totally separate lobby area...for a corporate office? Was so disappointed as the Atrium has all the ambiance of the lobby of an Embassy Suites. Food was fine, but wouldn't eat here again if Atrium is only seating available.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Ebbit Grille is a classic DC restaurant. Great menu and fun place. Went for dinner and brunch on our trip. Conveniently located!

Date of visit: June 2022
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7 June 2022|
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Response from X7856YOangelas | Reviewed this property |
I think it was from 3pm-6pm.
Asma K
4 June 2022|
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Response from annesG3169DS | Reviewed this property |
do not know. call them and they will let you know
27 April 2022|
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Response from camronshelton | Reviewed this property |
Business casual but I saw a lot of people in there wearing jeans and T shirt too.
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Old Ebbitt Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5