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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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“brunch” (567 reviews)
“crab cakes” (1,149 reviews)
“raw oysters” (107 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 03:00 Hours
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 today via mobile

I did not like it at all. The only savory entree is the hummus. Otherwise...is a no for me. Only thing that the place has to offer is excelent customer service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maripositad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old Ebbit Grill is a must for tourists. The food is great along with the customer service. I like the variety of oysters they have that are very fresh

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sweetback44
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our hotel guest service manager recommended this place. We tried to book but couldn’t get a suitable time. We did a walk in about 6pm the place was busy. We where greeted and seated quickly. Our waiter was excellent, his knowledge and recommendations for us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 573darrend
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ebbits is the place to be in DC with 4 bars. Their oyster happy hours are from 3-5 pm and anytime after 11:00. The food and drinks are good. We always set at the bar and meet people from everywhere. Bartenders are the friendliest you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adventure415695
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant had a good lively atmosphere with the decor being traditional The service was very good but the food was nothing outstanding

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank annoflondon
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a recent trip to DC, my daughter and I decided to partake lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill. The atmosphere was more formal, but not stuffy. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer~there were delicious! I ordered the shrimp and grits~which were wonderful. My daughter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank deniserG5904RU
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Old Ebbitt Grill has been a favorite of mine since it was located in a narrow 3 story building around the corner on F Street. So, I took my wife and sister-in-law here on a recent trip to D.C. They absolutely loved it, even...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RodWJ007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a festive place to dine during the holidays Old Ebbitts never disappoints Dont go without a reservation and arrive early to have a drink in the back bar with its historical portraits and gas lit fixtures The menu has something for everyone But if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank terridelargy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Old Ebbitt is a DC institution in its own right. There is always a line out front on 15th street across from Treasury and the White House, so get reservations if you can or find a spot at one of the bars. Its a huge...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jrdc2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you haven’t, you must. Old Ebbitt is a classic. It's huge with 4 bar areas and restaurant dining space. We got there just past 07:00 p.m. and it was full house. Make reservations if you can. Beautiful interior, nice atmosphere, outstanding service and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank km_berkstresser
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31 October 2018|
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Response from DonnaZ597 | Reviewed this property |
I found the lighting to be great. Definitely not bright. Yes, there was valet parking and jeans were acceptable. We were there early evening on a Saturday.
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".
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 03:00
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
  • E-mail
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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