Old Ebbitt Grill

  • 4.01
  • Superb!
  • Food:4.0
  • Decor:4.0
  • Service:4.3

675 15th St , NW Washington, DC 20005NW Washington  [ Map ]

b/t N G St & N F St

(202) 347-4800  [ Website ]

American (Traditional)

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Whole new meaning to  in : all around us conversations seemed to be about things that could impact t

Whole new meaning to in : all around us conversations seemed to be about things that could impact the future of the country, by people who have an actual hand in influencing them. Side note, because it's important to this foodie: awesome oysters (Caribou Island, Navy Point, Pemaquid, Salt Pond, Sunberry Point), lobstah and peanut butter pie. There is an Oyster Eater Bill of Rights on the back of the menu

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    • 3.5

Historical landmark barhopping. WhatToDoInDC oldebbitt

Historical landmark barhopping. WhatToDoInDC oldebbitt

Dozen o' these. jonahcrab oldebbitt

Dozen o' these. jonahcrab oldebbitt

Bar snacks for our drinks oldebbitt. Grilled Flatbread
spicy fennel sausage ragu, tomatoes, basil, R

Bar snacks for our drinks oldebbitt. Grilled Flatbread spicy fennel sausage ragu, tomatoes, basil, Ricotta cheese, Pecorino Romano. Surprisingly crispy for how much delicious meaty topping DCeats

Gooey and hot Crab and ArtichokeDip oldebbitt, perfect for this cold weather

Gooey and hot Crab and ArtichokeDip oldebbitt, perfect for this cold weather

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  • Bar snacks for our drinks oldebbitt. Grilled Flatbread
spicy fennel sausage ragu, tomatoes, basil, R 152036
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In DC/Baltimore area its all about crab cakes that have ONLY jumbo lumps of crab meat.  Good stuff

In DC/Baltimore area its all about crab cakes that have ONLY jumbo lumps of crab meat. Good stuff

Gotta love it when soft shell crabs are in season... Damn good

Gotta love it when soft shell crabs are in season... Damn good

  • In DC/Baltimore area its all about crab cakes that have ONLY jumbo lumps of crab meat.  Good stuff 211827
  • Gotta love it when soft shell crabs are in season... Damn good 211828

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Sampling the menu of oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C. - Barnstable (MA), Cavendish Cu

Sampling the menu of oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C. - Barnstable (MA), Cavendish Cup (PEI), Harpswell Flat (ME), Salt Pond (RI), and Wellfleet (MA). oldebbitt opentable

  • Sampling the menu of oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C. - Barnstable (MA), Cavendish Cu 377391

Old Ebbitt Grill

    • 5.0
  • Food: 4.5
  • Decor: 4.5
  • Service: 5.0

The last meal I’d like to write about from our trip to Washington, D.C. was at the Old Ebbitt Grill. This family friendly restaurant with upscale food is just steps from The White House. I made a reservation for our family of four on OpenTable for 5 P.M. and we were seated immediately upon our arrival.

 

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Inside

 

Inside Old Ebbitt Grill is a massive space full of rich mahogany and velvet covered booths. The decor is described as Beaux-Arts, meaning rich, lavish, and heavily ornamented. It is probably one of the fanciest places my young kids have ever stepped foot inside. Our service was excellent and the pace of the meal was perfect for our young family.

 

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Brick Chicken

 

For dinner I had the brick chicken, a semi boneless half chicken, served with smashed sweet potatoes, apple-cranberry relish, crispy Brussels sprouts, and chicken jus ($18.59). The chicken was juicy and cooked perfectly. The sauce was sweet and the vegetable base was filling. This is one of the better chicken dishes I’ve had.

 

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

 

My wife tried their signature jumbo lump crab cake served with roasted fingerling sweet potatoes, sautéed Swiss chard, and Cajun remoulade ($19.99). She was very impressed with this dish and having the option of a single crab cake is a nice option for those with smaller appetites.

 

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Grass-Fed Cheeseburger Sliders

 

As impressed as we were with our entrées, the children’s menu is equally as impressive. The list is lengthy and has something for all appetites. My son decided to enjoy the grass-fed cheeseburger sliders ($9). This was served with a choice of side which is nearly as lengthy as the entrée selections, fries, tater tots, fruit, salad, apple sauce, vegetable, etc. The serving size was very generous and he seemed to enjoy these. My three-year-old daughter loved the finger food platter with carrots, ants on a log, hummus, ranch, pita, and fruit ($9).

 

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Finger Food Platter

 

Our entire family loved dining at the Old Ebbitt Grill. I can only wish that our hometown of Cincinnati might one day have something comparable to this. An upscale eatery that also caters to those with kids. I would absolutely return without a question on a future visit to D.C.

 

 

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#Mernin #OldEbbitt #DC #CornedBeefHash #HomeMade #Eggs #OverMedium #Fries      pics stagram

#Mernin #OldEbbitt #DC #CornedBeefHash #HomeMade #Eggs #OverMedium #Fries pics stagram 24seven

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The Orca Platter

The Orca Platter

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Mimosa- drink muito famoso aqui em , champagne com suco de laranja. Fizemos um brunch no oldebbitt,

Mimosa- drink muito famoso aqui em , champagne com suco de laranja. Fizemos um brunch no oldebbitt, restaurante super charmoso e antigo, frequentado por ex presidentes, pertinho da casa branca! Vale muito a pena conhecer!

Egg benedict maravilhoso do oldebbitt com a gema escorrendo  Faz parte do cardpio do brunch.

Egg benedict maravilhoso do oldebbitt com a gema escorrendo Faz parte do cardpio do brunch.

  • Mimosa- drink muito famoso aqui em , champagne com suco de laranja. Fizemos um brunch no oldebbitt,  687126
  • Egg benedict maravilhoso do oldebbitt com a gema escorrendo  Faz parte do cardpio do brunch. 687127

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#DC #DClife

#DC #DClife

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"Peggy Guggenheim was like a slutty Gertrude Stein"      #DC

"Peggy Guggenheim was like a slutty Gertrude Stein" #DC

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Grilled chicken sandwich please

Grilled chicken sandwich please

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Happy Friday! 
#Trifecta #OldEbbittGrill 
#WashingtonDC #Friday

Happy Friday! #Trifecta #OldEbbittGrill #WashingtonDC #Friday

  • Happy Friday! 
#Trifecta #OldEbbittGrill 
#WashingtonDC #Friday 520861

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Life is uncertain

Life is uncertain

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Old Ebbitt Grill — Washington, DC

From http://entertainingviewsfromcinti.blogspot.in/2011/05/tradition-reigns-next-to-treasury-at.html

I was in Washington, DC around St. Patrick’s Day and had the chance to stop by Old Ebbitt Grill for brunch.  I spent several years in Washington, but I didn’t spend much time at Old Ebbitt Grill, although it’s considered a DC classic.  The brunch menu featured several specials for St. Patrick’s Day, which my friends and I tried out.

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We decided to split the grilled pizza to start.  If you think spinach, roasted fennel, portabello mushrooms, garlic cheese sauce, and mozzarella cheese can be a bit much… well, you’re right.  The garlic sauce was overdone, the mozzarella cheese was just overkill.  I will say that the crust was nice and crispy, just the way I like it, but the pizza was so heavy overall that it was really hard to enjoy.

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My main course was the Eggs Galway (without the fried oysters, natch).  This was creamy too, but the flavors were much more balanced.  The eggs and English muffin were a good base, and the “emerald sauce”, which was a sort of creamy pesto, went well with the eggs and spinach, and the cheesy grits were a good complement.  The creamy grits were a contrast to the crispy toasted muffin; the pesto and eggs went nicely with the muffin, too.  And some spinach made me feel like I was actually eating something healthy!

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For dessert, I had the butterscotch blondie sundae.  I’m not sure why I chose this; it sounded like it would be dense and heavy, and it didn’t disappoint.  The ice cream helped a bit, but only a bit.  This was a slice of blondie about the size of a piece of pie, but much denser.

Overall, the Old Ebbitt Grill was a bit of a disappointment at brunch.  Every course was heavy, and the starter and dessert were just too much (even too much to share).  In fairess, this may have just been a coincidence; the hummus probably would have been a lighter starter, for example, and I didn’t have to get the blondie sundae for dessert.  The main course did strike the right balance, though; perhaps it holds some promise.  The Old Ebbitt Grill is an institution, all right — but come for the history, location and people-watching, not the food.

The Old Ebbitt Grill’s St. Patrick’s Day brunch menu is below. (Return to the body of the post.)

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Old Ebbitt Grill(Picture at the top of this post from http://entertainingviewsfromcinti.blogspot.in/2011/05/tradition-reigns-next-to-treasury-at.html )

 

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What can be said that has not already been said. A wonderful restaurant and an institution in the Nation's capital. Some odd trivia--it is featured in "The Exorcist III". Larry King can even be seen eating in the background. I have attended events there as well and they went out of their way to accommodate my dietary restrictions/choices (I am vegan). Always a great place to eat or have a drink when in Washington D.C.

Try before you die - Old Ebbitt Grill

Service is outstanding!

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Just ate here... at the bar where Presidents like Grant, Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt are said to h

Just ate here... at the bar where Presidents like Grant, Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt are said to have as well! #OldEbbittGrill

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#WashingtonD.C. the White house and Dinner. ctandreoni serg1o_o daviparada

#WashingtonD.C. the White house and Dinner. ctandreoni serg1o_o daviparada

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Isn't it perty? Wish I could say I made it myself      #RDeats

Isn't it perty? Wish I could say I made it myself #RDeats

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Information of Old Ebbitt Grill

Location
675 15th St , NW Washington, DC 20005
Cross Street
b/t N G St & N F St
Phone Number
(202) 347-4800
Category
American (Traditional)
Website
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