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Chinatown/Convention Center

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St. N.W.
Washington, DC, 20005, United States
TEL: (202) 347-4800

Former Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, and Theodore Roosevelt once frequented this iconic restaurant, established just half a block from the White House in 1856. Still popular with local politicians (and tourists hoping to spot them), the full-service restaurant is usually packed from morning until night. Behind the Beaux-Arts façade, multiple dining rooms are decorated with mahogany accents, green-velvet booths, antique glass lamps, and four marble bars serving traditional cocktails like the Dark & Stormy. The menu includes some of the best raw oysters in the city, along with classic American dishes like crab cakes with roasted pepper rémoulade.

Insider Tip:

Be sure to request a seat in one of the main dining rooms; the newer atrium area lacks the historic detail and bustling atmosphere of the other rooms.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Breakfast/Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Breakfast
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic/Legendary
  • Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Large Groups
  • Noisy
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Private Room Available
  • Parking Available
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: American Traditional


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