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Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th St., NW (Downtown)
(1) 202-347-4800 | www.ebbitt.com
CUISINEOyster Bar and Grill
HOURSRestaurant: Mon.-Fri.: 7:30am-1:00am; Sat.-Sun.: 8:30am-1:00am; Bars: Sun.-Thurs: until 2:00am; Fri.-Sat.: until 3:00am
BEST FORLunch; dinner
BARYes - four, including a long wooden bar in the front of the restaurant
PRICE (ENTREE)USD 15.95-20.95
FAMOUS PLATESOysters; crab cakes; Walter's Favorite sandwich
DRINKS AND WINEBeer; wine; cocktails
# OF SEATS500
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
METROMcPherson Sq; Metro Center
Clubby DC dining at its best. Just steps away from the White House, this historic Washington restaurant has been serving lobbyists, lawyers, and their staffs since 1865. Leather banquettes and dark wood furnishings set the scene, and American classics like crab cakes, Maine lobster salad, and strip steak fill the menu. Towards the end of the day, the bar scene starts buzzing with the after-work crowd who comes for the history, the location, and the boisterous happy hour.
Old-money politicians, Hill workers on their lunch breaks, and curious tourists.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
They say the dress code is “casual,” but we’d still go with something classic like black pants, flats, and a crisp top.
GO HERE WITH
Family; your parents; colleagues
WHY WE LIKE IT
All the sneaky nooks and crannies. There are four bars scattered throughout the restaurant where you can bring your party to imbibe before your meal. We also dig happy hour when everything from the raw bar is half off.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The menu could use some newer items, though the old standards are admittedly done pretty well.
GOOD TO KNOW
Clyde’s (Washington, DC)
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