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Old Ebbitt Grill

202-347-4800  •  $$$
ADDRESS: 675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

CUISINE: American Traditional, Breakfast, Brunch, Oysters, Late-Night Dining, Raw Bar, Sandwiches, Crab Cakes

FEATURES: Full Bar, Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly

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Dating to 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill remains one of D.C.’s most beloved, historic restaurants. This boardinghouse-turned-saloon was a known haunt of President Grant and, given its proximity to the White House, has hosted numerous other Capitol Hill elite since converting to a full-service restaurant in 1971. Many a political deal has occurred over gin and tonics at the mahogany bar, while hearty portions of frittatas and buttermilk pancakes have helped push political policy amid the polished leather banquettes. Creative American lunch, dinner and weekend brunch favorites offer much variety, while the oyster bar remains one of the area’s best and best known.

 

 

Kids' menu. Full bar. Serving breakfast and lunch Mon–Fri, dinner until late-night daily. Sat–Sun brunch 8:30 am–4 pm.

"Even before I've had a chance to read the menu, the bartender at Old Ebbitt Grill lets me know what I should order. "We serve the best oysters in town!" he calls out to me and to everyone else who takes a seat at the long wooden stretch in one of the oldest restaurant brands in the city. Sure enough, the chilled bivalves — neatly shucked and typically offered in six or so varieties — are superb. I can't say that about anything else I've tried in recent months on the wide-ranging menu, copies of which are invariably sticky from use."

— Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post, May 15, 2011  

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Dating to 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill remains one of D.C.’s most beloved, historic restaurants. This boardinghouse-turned-saloon was a known haunt of President Grant and, given its proximity to the White House, has hosted numerous other Capitol Hill elite since converting to a full-service restaurant in 1971. Many a political deal has occurred over gin and tonics at the mahogany bar, while hearty portions of frittatas and buttermilk pancakes have helped push political policy amid the polished leather banquettes. Creative American lunch, dinner and weekend brunch favorites offer much variety, while the oyster bar remains one of the area’s best and best known.

 


 


 

"Even before I've had a chance to read the menu, the bartender at Old Ebbitt Grill lets me know what I should order. "We serve the best oysters in town!" he calls out to me and to everyone else who takes a seat at the long wooden stretch in one of the oldest restaurant brands in the city. Sure enough, the chilled bivalves — neatly shucked and typically offered in six or so varieties — are superb. I can't say that about anything else I've tried in recent months on the wide-ranging menu, copies of which are invariably sticky from use."

— Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post, May 15, 2011  

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Kids' menu. Full bar. Serving breakfast and lunch Mon–Fri, dinner until late-night daily. Sat–Sun brunch 8:30 am–4 pm.

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