We planned a trip to DC and in typical UFL fashion we decided to visit 4 restaurants and the National Zoo in only 8 hours. Old Ebbitt Grill was our third stop in DC and we had never been so thankful to have reservations in our life. The line for Old Ebbitt Grill was out the door and thanks to our OpenTable reservations we only waited 10 min. After already hitting up ShopHouse and GBD Fried Chicken & Doughnuts we had to dig deep down into our hunger reserves to clear space for an amazing dinner.
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Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest restaurant in DC and one of the Oldest Restaurants in America. With its legendary history and diverse menu it was an easy pick for ending our day in DC…. well almost, we hit up Baked & Wired right after but that was just for a quick sweet tooth fix before leaving DC for good.
Ella got the Pumpkin Ravioli with sherried onions, roasted butternut squash, wilted Swiss Chard, and cranberry-sage butter. She really liked how sweet the pumpkin was and how it blended well with the tartness of the cranberry-sage butter.
Anyone that knows me knows I DONT EAT SEAFOOD… but for some reason I was feeling extra adventurous tonight and couldn’t stop eyeing the Grilled Atlantic Swordfish with tomato confit, sautéed spinach, potato croquette, and arugula pesto. It may be the biggest cliché in the world but for my first experience with Swordfish it taste just like chicken. The taste, texture, aroma, it was all chicken and I loved every single last bite of it. The best thing on the plate wasn’t the Swordfish though… it was the tomoto confit with the potato croquette. Those two flavors swimming around in my mouth were the best in DC and the only thing I’ve ever eaten that came close was dinner night at our friends house :)
Old Ebbitt Grill has been around for over 100 years and won’t likely be going anywhere in the next 100 years. The menu is diverse, the flavors are delicious, and the service was top notch.