Tabard Inn

4.7
2232 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
We're happy you're coming! Join us for a meal on our covered patio or one of our intimate dining rooms. Or enjoy drinks and light fare in our newly-refreshed fireplace lounge.

With a commitment to sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, Chef Cliff Wharton creates a daily menu based on what is local, fresh, and seasonal to bring inspired dishes to your table in an eclectic and historical setting. A DC institution since 1922, we look forward to offering our guests all the comforts of a home away from home.

Support Tabard Inn during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 2232 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RaoulT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our first time back in nearly 20 years and the Tabard Inn was just as charming as we remembered. The food was good and service was terrific. And we were pleasantly surprised to find multiple Jonathan Blum originals hanging on the wall. We are big Jonathan! Blum fans!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful treasure of a place. Decor and ambience win. Food is second, but not in a negative way. It's a truly wonderful place for a historic inn dining in 21st century DC.

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MollyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and great food with unique flavors. My dad is older and can't always hear well but the music was great and quiet enough not to impact conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place for brunch. Great ambiance, food and service. A hidden gem.

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MarkL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food, knowledgeable about food allergies at the table and worked with us to make sure our diners with celiac could eat safely.

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vipemc3e17
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Had a reservation for dinner in the dining room but due to private event taking more space than anticipated we were asked to sit in the bar/lounge area. It wasn’t necessarily a bad experience, just okay.

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The setting on the back patio was amazing! Great find

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a party of 9 that grew to a party of 14 for brunch and they handled it beautifully. Great food and service! Most excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We not only loved the breakfast we want to come back and stay there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service !!!

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JimC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite DC restaurants. Halibut was outstanding

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BillO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food. I have been going there for years.

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vipDinni
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service is delicious. I love that they have brunch everyday.

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Terry
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here just for brunch. An excellent brunch choice in DC. Had dinner there several years ago and we had our marriage reception there 20 years ago. Never disappoints. A quirky, unique, little retreat in downtown DC.

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VinitaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Patio was beautiful! I've been coming to Tabard Inn on and off for years and the food has been better in the past.

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TimmerG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Helpful friendly staff! Delicious brunch menu. Looking forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the veal and it was delicious!

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Foodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a vibe!

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bobeats
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

My wife & I ate on the outside patio, it’s a nice space with comfortable chairs. We started with the burrata in a red wine vinaigrette over vegetables, it was delicious. My wife had a peach Bellini that she enjoyed. I had beer & coffee. Their coffee is better than most restaurants. My wife had the shrimp & grits, she liked it although the Tasso ham was a little spicier than she prefers. I had the chicken an churro waffle, it was good but I think I’d go with something else when we go back. Prices are very reasonable & the food is good, all in all a great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The food is tasty and the atmosphere is perfect. The patio is spectacular and the people are friendly.

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KellyLingerUSA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous. Cool, quirky atmosphere. Would eat there again for sure.

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PriscillaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My groups and I had a wonderful dining experience. The manager and hostess went out of their way to accommodate us to sit outside.
Fantastic we will be back.

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DavidB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A classic! Never disappoints. This quaint and charming locale has been impressing me and my guests for years. The caesar salad with blackened shrimp was a perfect summer lunch, both flavorful and light yet very satisfying too. I loved the addition of the poached egg on top, and I even enjoyed the anchovies which I am not always a fan of-- but they had them laid on the side so you could take as much or as little as you liked... I ended up eating them all :)

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vipMorganG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Quaint spot, full of character, with a creative menu and well-prepared dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The veal entree is special! Hidden gem in dc

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Felix
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

three of us ate inside on a blistering hot evening. The service was efficient and friendly. Two of us had soft shell crabs, which was prepared perfectly and were delicious. One had scallops on a bed of noodles and vegetables. We had a quiet table, well distanced from other diners. Absolutely no complaints about anything. Food was delicious; service efficient and courteous.

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SuzanneR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The lowest level, that’s where I ate,
has no ambiance & desperately needs some sound absorption material.

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Ditty
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10. Would definitely recommend for Sunday brunch after a nice stroll. Looking forward to returning on my next trip to the Capitol.

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WightCrow
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, as always. I'd never been for brunch, but their doughnuts were delicious and the cream cheese scrambled eggs were light and flavorful. I was so happy to have the chance to introduce my friends to this local gem.

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Rena
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of six loved the outdoor space created in the back of the Inn and the space created between parties. The food was great and the service was excellent and not intrusive Thanks for a great evening.

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A new favorite of mine. Clever cocktails and an eclectic take on a classic setting.

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
165 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant return with the usual great greeters and service. DO wish the entree list could be expanded, and that each is not as pricey. But the outdoor terrace and guaranteed good service means I'll be back and back and back!

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vipGeraldF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tabard Inn is always good value and a pleasant venue for a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely and unique dining experience. The entrés were remarkably good and the dessert was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic place with a great service!

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Moonrocks
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tabard has retained its unique character and delicious food for many wonderful years. It’s always a pleasure.

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Debbie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Charming atmosphere and attentive staff. Food was very good. Was surprised by how small and weak the cocktails were. Maybe order beer or wine? But other than that, the evening was great, and I would recommend eating at Tabard Inn! You can tell they care about their patrons!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was prompt and very friendly. The food was superb and delicious! Especially the honey biscuit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The menu looked great along with the cocktail list. Unfortunately service took a long time. The cocktail I ordered definitely did not have one of the major ingredients in it (amaro Montenegro - a very distinct taste) and was pretty bad. I ordered a second drink, I was asked what kind of bourbon I would prefer, and asked if they had a list. I was given a list of after dinner spirits, none of which was any type of bourbon, and when that was pointed out it was not rectified and was given a shoulder shrug. Some of the food we ordered never came, and was never acknowledged until we inquired about it. The food was fair, and in all likelihood I would not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friday night dinner.

FAQs

Tabard Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tabard Inn also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8528.

Tabard Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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