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Politico & People Spotting, Lunch: When Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Teddy Roosevelt were in need of libations, they came to here. Established in 1856 and boasting of being Washington, D.C.'s oldest saloon, the restaurant features Victorian-styled rooms perfect for tourists, locals and politicians. The upscale American lunch menu is sure to appease with great choices like the grilled swordfish, trout parmesan, chicken milanese and butternut squash agnolotti. Be sure to check out their menu devoted solely to oysters. The dress code is anything goes so it is perfect for Washington elite along with tourists stopping for a bite to eat just steps from The White House. METRO: Metro Center.

Late Night: When Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Teddy Roosevelt were in need of libations, they came to here. Established in 1856 and boasts of being Washington, D.C.'s oldest saloon, the restaurant today offers a large late night menu that is sure to appease. Choose meals to share like the meatball sliders or pork belly tacos. Take your choice of salads or try entrees such as the Maine lobster pot pie or jumbo lump crab cakes. Sandwiches are not to be missed including the Reuben and riot burger. METRO: Metro Center.

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Local Expert Gina Gallucci White Says:

Politico & People Spotting, Lunch, Late Night: "Check out the decor as many items are reproductions that could not be salvaged from previous locations."

Best for Politico & People Spotting Because: A Victorian era saloon, the Old Ebbitt Grill has been a presidential favorite for more than 150 years.

Best for Lunch, Late Night Because: Many of history's most famous faces have dined at this restaurant and the tradition continues today.

Breakfast /m-f

Traditional Breakfast
Breads & Muffins
Cereals
Beverages
Other Beverages

Brunch / Sat -sun

Main

Children's Menu

Entrees

Dessert

Desserts
Coffee
Dessert Wines
Porto
Ports
Sherry
Cognacs
Apple Brandy
Liquid Desserts

Dinner

House Made Pasta
Dinner Entrées

Lunch

Main

Entree Salads

Main

Starters

Starters

Oysters

Today's Oysters
Oyster Beverages
Oyster wines
Oyster Ales, Lagers & Stouts on Draught

Late Night

Starters
Entrées
Burgers & Sandwiches

Wine List

Sparkling Wines and Champagnes
Light-Bodied, and Crisp Whites
Medium-Bodied Whites
Full-Bodied, Lush Whites
White Half Bottles
Rosé
Light-Bodied, Soft Reds
Medium-Bodied, Rich Reds
Full-Bodied, Deep Reds
Red Half Bottles
Red Magnums

Cocktails

Cocktails
Classic Cocktails

Beer

Draught
Bottles
Cans

Reserve Wines

Reserve Wines

Nuggets From The Cellar

Nuggets from the Cellar

Wine By The Glass

Wine by the Glass

Whiskey List

BOURBON
CANADIAN WHISKY
IRISH WHISKY
RYE WHISKEY
SCOTCH WHISKY
AMERICAN WHISKEY

Burgers & Sandwiches

Burgers
Sandwiches

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