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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
+1 202-347-4800
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In DC with three kids. Staying at Sofitel we were just a block away. Let me first say the service here was fantastic. Our waitress was amazing with the kids, getting them food ordered first, fast, drinks, kept them busy so my wife and I...More

Thank Anish G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately I have food allergies. The waiter asked and I made him aware. My food came and it had the food I am allergic to in it. The person who brought it food tried to tell me carrots (allergic) were not on my sandwich but...More

Thank MarieInSouthernAZ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great oysters, excellent wine to complement them. Great lobster frappuccino diavolo! Service was very good!

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a real jewel in DC! Packed crowded so reservations a must! Food delicious and very reasonably priced. There are 4 bars in the restaurant and the back bar called the Grant bar is something to see. Bartender has been there 26 years. We...More

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 2 days ago

You feel like you stepped back in time in the Old Ebbitt Grill. Great food, close to the Fords Theater.

1  Thank bradslovessherms
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed eating at Old Ebbitt Grill, the food and service was great. This is a really cool and enjoyable place to eat.

1  Thank Brandon H
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank 741donnat
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

1  Thank Lisa422
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Jennifer C
2 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".
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
8:30 AM - 3:00 AM
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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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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