The Old Ebbitt first opened in 1856 as a boarding house, and over the years its more illustrious guests have included Presidents Grant, Johnson, Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt. Just a block from the White House, it’s a popular place for the power lunch (in the main dining room, that is, not in the atrium). The two bars—one at the back, one at the front—are always packed, usually with men who ensure that no nubile young thing has to pay for her own drinks.
|Venue name:||Old Ebbitt Grill||Contact:|
675 15th Street, NW
|Cross street:||between F & G Streets|
|Opening hours:||7.30am–2am Mon–Thur; 7.30am–3am Fri; 8.30am–3am Sat; 8.30am–2am Sun|
|Transport:||Metro Center Metro|
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It's a DC classic, so you might get dragged along by out of town guests. That's a perfectly fine thing—the seafood is fresh, happy hour deals are terrific, and you're a stone's throw from all the DC landmarks.
Been here twice now. First time I wasn't here for the happy hour special and didn't get any sea food entree. The crab artichoke dip was definitely my favorite starter. Second time I came here prepared to order the Orca Platter which is half off at 3PM (Look up their happy hour time!). The platter comes with 1 lobster, bunch of oysters, shrimps (around $126 regular menu price).
Major tip***: Make reservations online! This place is packed! You'll thank yourself when you walk in and see the crowd.
Interesting fact is that this restaurant ranked 3rd across the U.S. for most gross earning I think from a year or two ago. So it's busy!