Old Ebbitt Grill

11 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
70% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
675 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Celiac

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Excellent food and great options for gluten free! My meal even came out with an Allergy marker.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic service even at the bar! Scott was our bartender and both husband and I are celiac. He got steak salad medium rare with bacon and blue cheese. I got steak and eggs with side of sautéed potato halves and it came with a side of dark brown gravy sauce. I have additional spice allergies (cumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon) so gave them my card for those and the meal was delicious! Also drank ciders from bottle they were good, and ordered espresso martinis for finish. Lovely experience, no one got sick yesterday or today. And menus is labeled with little GF signs next to each dish. My food came out with a little wooden stick labeled ‘allergy’ sticking out of my steak. Seperate chef or waiter brought my food out by hand to make sure the right food got to the right person and wasn’t misplaced in translation. I’d recommend when you order, if you are celiac, you just say you have a gluten allergy.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Best restaurant I have eaten at in DC. Must try!!!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Gluten free steak and eggs with potato wedge side and dark gravy, gf steak salad with bacon and blue cheese dressing! Ciders and espresso martinis
Delicious food and plenty of gluten free options!
Gluten-Free at Old Ebbitt Grill
Gluten-Free Pasta at Old Ebbitt Grill
Steak frites and a smiling Nima :)
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Celiac

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Really happy with this restaurant- ambience, service, menu. Was our favorite all around while in DC. They definitely knew cc and celiac. I didn’t know bread would come automatically so had to request some gf bread after the regular came and it took a bit so I’d recommend asking for that when you order drinks so it comes out at the right time. Dedicated fryer, my daughter had steak and fries and really enjoyed.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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this place was wonderful & our server was incredible. they answered any questions I had and brought me gluten free bread! I had the steak frites & peanut butter pie AND cheese with gf baguette.

definitely well worth the experience, good food & great service.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Recently came here for an anniversary dinner and we really loved it. Very cool historic atmosphere, even still use real gas lamps. I told our waiter about my allergy and he was very understanding, even ran back to the kitchen to ask the chef questions for me. They put a little allergy toothpick in your food too so you know they were aware of it in the kitchen. We got the Elote Loco corn dip as an appetizer and it was amazing. Got the salmon as an entree and it was okay flavor-wise but I didn’t get sick from anything! Would definitely come back, especially because it’s in a great location.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Celiac son had GF hamburger and fries with no reaction. He said it was great. The rest of us really enjoyed our meals as well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very busy restaurant. Staff seemed knowledgable. Manager took my order and delivered the food himself. I ordered hanger steak and steamed broccoli. I'd was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I was very impressed with the staff and their knowledge of allergies, but unfortunately found a full sized crouton hiding in my salad :(

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great bread!! Had a wonderful sandwich. Those are hard to find. The bread had body and texture but was soft to eat. Didn’t fall apart.

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Not celiac

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Celiac

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Excellent service and lots of menu choices. Really enjoyed my meal here.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our Server explained they care about allergies and ensured what I was eating was safe

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Fantastic service, great food. Make sure you make reservations because they are always packed! Very accommodating for Celiacs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Old school restaurant. Nothing marked GF but they accommodate accordingly. Was pretty good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF knowledgeable, separate toasters and options. Solid place for Celiacs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Lots of options marked “gluten friendly”. They stress they are not a gf facility so they cannot guarantee no cc but the staff was very knowledgeable and reassuring. Excellent desserts as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Got the salmon. Staff took care of me! I have celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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So great! The staff was knowledgeable and the safe menu was huge! We were even able to have a slice of Pb pie bc the crust was made out of crushed peanuts and chocolate chips!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their menu clearly points out the gluten free options available which are quite a few. The waiter was versed in the cross contamination issue and suggested a few options for my wife. She got a really good fish and was not sick at all afterwards. This a great place that is part of DC history and was glad to be able to enjoy it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My son loved the gf mac and cheese. Helpful staff with more knowledge than The Hamilton

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was okay. The server did check with the chef to see if the option I wanted could be made GF. The breakfast potatoes were amazing! But the ham was salty. Overall it was an okay breakfast. I would give it high makes for the ambiance but it was defiantly not GF friendly.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very difficult to order as they run off to the kitchen and ask if it can be done GF and then come out and tell you no it's not possible. This is especially distressing for celiac kids as you feel like you are an inconvenience. It would be far better to indicate which items could possibly be offered GF

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great experience! The waiter was knowledgeable and checked with the chef before placing my order. I ordered hanger steak, but got fries (dedicated fryer) instead of potato fritters. It was awesome! My nonGF husband loved the shrimp and grits (ranked in his top 3). Everything was awesome...not to mention this is a pretty historic place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Make reservations! popular place. Nothing marked gf, BUT they will customize anything for you. our server was fantastic. food was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I made a reservation online and under comments I stated one person in my party had celiac diease and could not eat gluten. when arriving to resturant the wait or was aware. He told us what menu items could and couldn't be made gluten free. when my son made up his mind he talked to the chief and clearly stated how they were modifying his dinner. His dinner came out separate. His dinner was wonderful. All of our dinners were wonderful. Will eat here again.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A DC classic. The waiter knew mostly what could be GF but verified with the chef. The manager delivered the food for the allergy. Said they had GF pasta but had the salmon. Make a reservation, it's popular. Awesome old time atmosphere at the bar and main dining.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable, but the greeters/hosts have serious "I am so beautiful" attitude. The food was good. I are the "Healthy Plate". It's now 5 hours later and I have a mild issue but that might be from a problem yesterday from elsewhere. I would try it again.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very limited gluten free items. No pancakes as mentioned on the find me gluten free. The meal I was limited to I could get for free at our hotel.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Not gluten friendly - very limited options for brunch

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very good food. Waitress knew what menu items had gluten and what didn't. Many GF options.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Not only is the food delicious, but they are also very accommodating. They offered to make variations even on non-gf, like roasted potatoes. They do not have a separate menu, but they were very knowledgable and careful.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Not many gluten friendly items on the lunch menu. I asked about the spare ribs and they could do gf without the polenta, but made no offer for substitution and charged same price. They were slow with service from the start but servers were pretty friendly. They were willing to accommodate but could have been taken to next level and they didn't.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating and pointed out many gluten-free choices. Our food was pretty good but not overwhelmingly good. We did enjoy it and would recommend it for lunch or dinner while out memorial-hopping.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very accommodating and knowledgeable. No separate gf menu, but on both our visits, the servers knew what could be made gf, and followed up with the chef.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very good.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful food. Chef brought my food out to me personally. Not a dedicated menu, but waitress said anything can be made gluten free. I felt very confident eating here. I had half chicken which didn't need to be modified.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent service, extremely knowledgeable staff, told me how they review all of their foods for food allergies with Doctors!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We have Sarge as our waiter. He was awesome! We went for lunch. It was quite busy! 30 minute wait! They take gluten free very seriously and our waiter was knowledgeable. Wonderful Gal-entine's Day lunch!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I had the best possible experience here. The place was packed so I sat at the bar. The bartender took my need for gluten-free food very seriously. When they served it (salmon salad) there was an obscure grain that he noticed. We looked it up on google and, according to the site we found, it contained gluten. The bartender instantly took it back to the kitchen and ordered a replacement meal without the grain and then refused to charge me for the meal (and offered desert). Best service ever. And the salmon salad was unbelievably great. If every restaurant and employee treated customers like this, we'd be set.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I didn't even order yet and I would give this place a zero if I could. I came here based on the reviews of how accommodating they are but I asked the server if he could help me with gluten free options and he said we don't have anything gluten free and when i further asked if they would be willing to change anything on the menu to make it Gf he just said "yea" and walked away! So now I am sitting here trying to find ANYTHING i can eat and very annoyed.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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OUTSTANDING... We had Rohit as our waiter. He was awesome and explained everything that was gluten free. I had a 1/2 roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans and peanut butter pie for desert. It was so good we went back the next night and are going for brunch tomorrow. Prices are reasonable and service was great. It is a very busy place so make a reservation if you can.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I found this while visiting the White House. The waitress was very accommodating and assured that the chef would be willing/able to alter the menu to be gluten free since there wasn't a separate gluten free menu as long as it is not anything fried (for obvious reasons.) I had the mussels with rice (instead of pasta) it was super tasty and a very big plate! They also have gluten free desserts. I didn't have a reaction after eating here, however I am just gluten intolerant not celiac & do not have a reaction as easily.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Explained I have a gluten allergy. Staff was very nice but not knowledgable. Ordered a salad with no dressing and olive oil on the side. Salad came with premade salad dressing. After assuring me it was made with a white vinegar that would not cause a reaction, I ate it. It was delicious. But twenty minutes into the meal I got a reaction. Should have followed my intuition and sent it back.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I found this as a traveler to DC on business and was downtown after 8:00 p.m. Many of the other GF restaurants that appeared on Find Me Gluten Free were closed, but this one stayed open until 2:00 a.m. I asked for a GF menu, but was told that my waitress would take care of me. The waitress didn't have a specific gluten free menu, but she was versed enough to be able to tell me which items on their regular menu were gluten free. I ordered the Wild Salmon. It was delivered to me separately so as to avoid contamination. The meal was GREAT as was the price (very reasonable for being a quarter mile or less from the Whitehouse!! Just missed out on enjoying their sourdough bread served with the meal. I highly recommend this place to other travelers or locals.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I will gladly eat here again tomorrow! We sat at the bar, discussed our GFCF requirements with the bartender and were pleasantly surprised with his knowledge of the menu items, their ingredients and his suggestions. We both had the BLT salad minus the Bread, with oil and vinegar as the standard dressing contains gluten. We felt safe and enjoyed every bite...all on a Sunday morning in the midst of brunch, packed with runners after a 10k race! Ate there again this morning, arrived 5 minutes before breakfast ended but they squeezed us in. I ordered The American - apple juice, 2 poached eggs, bacon, no toast and asked about the hash browns... They brought me a safe GFCF breakfast which included potatoes hot off the oiled grill. I love this place!!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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