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Old Ebbitt Grill
NOW OPEN: Sidewalk dining, Carryout - Delivery & Pickup
June 22: Indoor Dining Reopens - Reserve Now
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
house-cut french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon (also available as a sandwich)
roasted potatoes, sauted green beans, hollandaise
The service was incredibly slow, which is odd considering the restaurant was practically empty due to COVID. Our table often found itself without drinks and felt like we were overloading the server with requests every time she came by because we saw her so infrequently. The crab cake sandwich unfortunately had a lot of filler — the last one I had at Clyde's (owned by the same group) was much better. My friend said his steak frites was quite tasty.
Super great!!! I love old ebbitt!!
Great venue for a date night. Good food, reasonable price, and excellent customer service. Been here many times and will definitely return again.
Wonderful old DC experience, with very attentive staff.
This was a wonderful first experience in this pandemic era. The service, food, and ambience were excellent and made for a great date night for me and my husband. We definitely plan to return soon.
Great service, food for the family dinner.
COVID-19 precautions were in place. Despite the unusual circumstances, Old Ebbitt lived up to my expectations as a repeat customer. Alex was exceptional. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. Being a crab cake snob, I highly recommend them at Old Ebbitt.
Very clean, safe and delicious socially distant lunch with a friend visiting.
It was amazing as usual. Kitty is the best and the sweetest
It was an absolute pleasure to post-pandemic INSIDE dining at the Old Ebbitt Grill. The food was terrific - we both had the Steak Frites - and the service was, as usual, spectacular.
All of the social distancing rules were obeyed and masks were worn, except when eating or drinking. In short, exactly what I expected of one of my favorite restaurants.
Excellent food and service. Will definitely visit again. Have taken appropriate steps to ensure social distancing and a safe environment to enjoy.
Very great service, even with covid precautions!! Food was AMAZING
As always, excellent.
Loved it. Went back a second time while we were on vacation in DC.
Delicious food and fantastic service. Highly recommend!
My mom was on crutches and everyone was very accommodating in making sure she was always comfortable. In addition, we came during COVID and our server, JJ, was very kind and positive about the whole situation. She explained new protocols succinctly and she was always easy to understand.
Love it at OE!
Great food at a Washington icon. Crabcakes are delicious!
This place is usually a DC hotspot and always proves itself worthy. COVID-19 has let them working hard to make it to the other side. I highly recommend this place!!!
Iconic DC restaurant with delicious food an good value
I had a lovely meal on 4th of July with a good friend. Great service and food at fair prices. Nice environment. The burger and Buffalo chicken sandwich were great options.
The oysters were fantastic and the Shrimp Friablo could have been spicier bt was very good. The Old Style chicken salad was very delicious.
Our waiter was courteous and prompt! Very nice man.
The food was pretty good, service was great and the place was cute with a lot of character. However we were seated right at the entrance in a high traffic area which wasn’t very relaxing and not great for social distancing.
Not the same since COVID. Previously, always 5 stars, awesome in every category. Not now. Very disappointing. Bartender did not know how to make drinks. Lettuce was warm and limp in salad. Crab cakes tiny. Hardly any oysters. Because this is the first poor experience out of many, many years, will go back again hoping they recover.
Phenomenal meal, service and ambiance as always...so happy you're open again!!
It's really not much of a value and service wasn't that great
Everything was great
Our service was great and the food was delicious! Definitely a great stop in DC.
Outstanding service and great ambiance! Loved the raw oysters and calamari
The staff were very sanitary and courteous so major kudos for that.
Old Ebbits Grill has reopened in a safe and reasonable matter during the pandemic. The restaurant observed social distancing at all times. We felt safe dining inside.
Of course, the food was great as always. My nephew had crab cakes and I had a bacon cheeseburger. Great to be back in one of my favorite restaurants!
The only place I eat when I go out in DC. The absolute best!
Always a pleasure to have dinner at the Ebbitt! Always welcoming and feels like coming home. My family and I make it a priority to visit the Ebbitt several times a month 🥂.
The food and service were wonderful. I like that the restaurant took the extra measures to reduce exposure to COVID-19. They included barriers between tables and offered contactless menus and payment. I will definitely be dining there again soon.
Our experience was great! Although it wasn't the normal packed house it was full and the oyster Rockefeller was the best!
Great dining experience. Classic gem.
They have take significant steps to mitigate contact and improve cleanliness. Service was exemplary and Jessica was delightful. Did a wonderful job in the face of the adversity of covid and the new standards.
Gabby was the most amazing server!! It was great to get to dine inside. We have missed you!!!! Food was also amazing as always.
Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4801.
Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 23418 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.