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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
2889 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We're happy you're coming! Join us for a meal on our covered patio or one of our intimate dining rooms. Or enjoy drinks and light fare in our newly-refreshed fireplace lounge. Please enjoy our hand crafted cocktails!

With a commitment to sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, Chef Cliff Wharton creates a daily menu based on what is local, fresh, and seasonal to bring inspired dishes to your table in an eclectic and historical setting. A DC institution since 1922, we look forward to offering our guests all the comforts of a home away from home.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8528

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Cliff Wharton

  • Private party facilities

    Our charming venue is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable parties. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Bushey: (202) 463-7909

  • Neighbourhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross Street

    18th St

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    By Metro- Dupont Circle is the closet Metro stop. Exit to the south from the station and walk one block along 19th Street to N Street. Turn left on N Street, cross Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street, and continue on N Street. The Tabard Inn is located on the left mid-block between 18th and 17th Streets.

  • Entertainment

    Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,889 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1,000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. M

    Michael

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Tabard Inn never disappoints. Portions and quality have not so far suffered the recent inflationary mania. Highly recommended.
  2. 1

    1stdiner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was very tasty but portions are pretty small. The "sides" that accompanied the duck were more like garnishes. Be aware the heat was on full blast - dress accordingly!
  3. MD

    MaryD

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner after the host found us a great table on the warm patio. My cocktail was superb and everyone enjoyed their dinner.
  4. MM

    MattM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful cocktails!
  5. T

    Timothy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. Ribeye was spectacular. Wine list is excellent and the service was impeccable. We always eat a meal there when in town or when we stay there. First class servixe!
  6. GG

    GlennG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here for second year for Thanksgiving Prix Fixe dinner. Food, service, ambiance and everything was excellent for a special occasion. We've also, had breakfast/brunch and other dinners here and have never been disappointed. Great atmosphere and the bar is also a great place for a drink. Highly recommend both the restaurant and the hotel.
  7. N

    Nicole

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites for over 40 years. It was Thanksgiving and they were a little backed up but we sat at the bar and had such a good time with the staff that we hardly noticed the delay in seating us at a table. As usual, the food was outstanding. And the (real wood!) fireplace was working in the lounge. Another memorable holiday.
  8. RS

    RachelSitherwood

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  9. CL

    CharlesL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had the fixed menu. Our choices were the duck confit salad, herb crusted halibut and beef tenderloin. Everything was quite good and the service was first class. The duck confit salad was truly exceptional. The only real disappointment was the pumpkin pie dessert but the cranberry crisp dessert was very good.
  10. MU

    MarthaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoy the Tabard Inn. They have a great cozy indoor bar and typically you can enjoy cocktails in their wood paneled lounge. This day they had it set up for dining. It is very warm inside so leave the sweater at home during the winter. The food is very good and it's a nice atmosphere to visit with friends and family
  11. AW

    AnnW

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Thanksgiving dinner at the Tabard Inn was WAY overpriced. I could have cooked those dishes at home with hardly a sweat and for a fraction of the price. Yes, I know, we were paying for no having to cook + clean on a holiday, but sheesh, the meal felt like the chef decided he/she was going to make the minimum effort to put food on the table.
  12. FC

    FCROB

    Washington DC

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit for Thanksgiving dinner. The service and the food were excellent. The meal was perfect in everyday from the starter to the dessert. I will definitely return.
  13. HD

    2HappyDiners

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great service, food and ambiance. Great pricing.
  14. AC

    ArmandoC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice ambiance
  15. R

    Rena

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to bring visitor to DC. Lovely for a larger group to have a room for great conversation.
  16. DH

    DarleneH

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Tabard Inn. Food was delicious and the service was excellent!
  17. JT

    JudiT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Always such a great atmosphere, food and service
  18. C

    Cakeface

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always! Service and cozy environment are always wonderful as well. After having brunch, went into the lounge to have a drink by the fire and catch up with my friend. Relaxed and easy vibe. Have been to Tabard Inn many times over the years and have recommended it to friends who have also returned many times themselves.
  19. C

    Cpgranados

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Tabard Inn is a lovely place to dine; very vintage and eclectic. The decor is inviting and I appreciate the partitions between tables for distance. Service was slow. We waited for about 7 minutes before anyone finally noticed we were seated and she didn't apologize. She only came back once to check-in on us after we sent one of the plates back because it was over cooked. The food: We ordered the eggs benedict and they were served as hard eggs. It turns out they don't always get the dish right. I ordered the egg white and they served me someone else's egg dish. The only thing we liked tremendously was the berries and the homemade scone. Overall, its just okay, not as a great as I would have expected for the price.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My main complaint was the quality of the food. The Caesar salad was good, the roast chicken was under seasoned but good . The pork chop was practically inedible as it was as dry and hard as cardboard. Generally underwhelming.
  21. SG

    SarajaneG

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is lovely. The staff is attentive, yet unobtrusive. We never feel as if we have to leave because they " need the table. " And oh my, the coffee is good, which is really important to me, as we go here for brunch. Just remember the Tables Inn is right in the middle of DC, so be prepared to deal with no parking lot and no valet parking. We live in a suburb so we Lyft in to the District.
  22. PK

    PaulK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The octopus appetizer was very creative and tasty even if a bit overcooked. Chicken with greens and potato was hearty and flavorful. The in house baked sourdough bread was superb and led us to get desserts which were merely OK. Attentive, warm service and we got to enjoy the jazz music being performed in the lounge.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch in the courtyard. It is somewhat enclosed and there are heaters. The service was exi and the food was wonderful.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Out of this world - the patio is a magical space set apart from noise and provided the perfect Sunday brunch experience. We loved everything. Would dine again!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food took forever and it was very bland. Both the halibut and orzo. Service was great, offered us free dessert, free wine.
  26. EJ

    EmJ802

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely evening! Our food was excellent and we didn't feel rushed at all. The food came out a slightly slower pace, but that didn't bother us at all since it allowed us to enjoy our food, drinks, and conversation. I highly recommend Tabard Inn for special occasions--they really treated us right for our anniversary!
  27. C

    Chaucer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Date night. Duck, Ribeye, and Chocolate Flourless Cake were excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Let’s just say our server was not present after taking our order. After our food came we never saw him again till after we finished. We needed more syrup for the waffles but was no where to be found. We also asked for more ice for the mimosas. And never got it He also wasn’t very engaging. Very little communication.
  29. T

    Tara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We went there for a brunch and in my view the quality if food is not nearly the same as pre pandemic. Their burger was excellent, eggs omelette and cuban sandwich just ok. Donuts still taste as good as I remembered them from before.
  30. AM

    AmericanMontrealer

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    It breaks my heart to write that our meals at the Tabard was surprisingly poor. In the past we’ve had such wonderful and delicious meals at the Tabard, but last night was an extraordinary letdown. There was no seasoning on my main (the grilled pork). The chop was tasteless and the small amount of bbq sauce spooned on top of the chop added nothing of significance; it seemed like an afterthought. My spouse liked how his halibut was cooked but the fish also lacked seasoning and the rice with bacon did not complement the fish. With gratuity, our check was nearly $200 and it was money poorly spent.
  31. SS

    SylviaS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Efficient friendly service. Food prepared as requested. Lovely decor.
  32. PB

    PBARCH

    Portland

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful unique gem. Sat on their amazing patio and had an awesome meal. Great quail app and great Arneis wine. Service was phenomenal and we will be back.
  33. m

    mjdc

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tabard Inn continues to provide excellent food and a warm friendly atmosphere and good service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I ordered the hash and would’ve loved if it had been more crispy. As I ordered it. The onions and peppers were still very crunchy from a raw stand point. And there were a TON of onions and very little corned beef in it for the price. And only one poached egg for the amount of hash also seemed a little imbalanced in my opinion. we were seated inside due to patio being 1st come 1st serve and a 40 min wait and while it’s a cute atmosphere it was very warm inside. It’s a good menu. Got the donuts as suggested by a friend and honestly I’ve had much better cake donuts at the local donut shop. For me the crunch of the outer layer wasn’t my favorite. IMO I like a more moist donut. it was certainly a place the pretty people go and I would certainly go back. I would just order differently. Decent service. Not super personable but efficient.
  35. KP

    KurtP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was slow and inattentive for a high end restaurant. Took 15 minutes to be greeted and then just menus. Another 10 for drink orders which came in 3 deliveries. Same with food, 4 entrees delivered then 2, then side one and THEN another later Very disjointed Have had great experience previously but this was not good. Then with tip already added at 20%, line left open for “Additional Tip”! What??
  36. d

    diane

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great.
  37. CB

    ChristineB

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to the Tabard for tea and a 2:30 business meeting. We had a pastry on the back patio, it was so bright and pleasant there. The meeting was a success, the staff provided excellent service and we enjoyed the ambiance.
  38. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely, charming atmosphere and the omelet was delicious.
  39. z

    zackattack

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our brunch on the secluded patio was lovely as always.
  40. MG

    MaryG

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 32nd birthday & I had a very beautiful time with my family! I loved the atmosphere & of course brunch was delicious. I absolutely loved the decor inside & out!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tabard Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tabard Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8528.

Tabard Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 2889 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today
Google Map for Tabard Inn

1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    18th St

  • Neighbourhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    By Metro- Dupont Circle is the closet Metro stop. Exit to the south from the station and walk one block along 19th Street to N Street. Turn left on N Street, cross Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street, and continue on N Street. The Tabard Inn is located on the left mid-block between 18th and 17th Streets.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Cliff Wharton

  • Entertainment

    Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8528

  • Private party facilities

    Our charming venue is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable parties. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Bushey: (202) 463-7909

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