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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
3617 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since our early days as a tea room, we’ve been a respite for locals and visitors alike, offering a haven for conversation and memorable cuisine. The tradition continues as our culinary team has curated an inventive and elevated menu through New American cuisine while paying homage to the beloved dishes that have been served at the Tabard Inn for years.

Executive Chef Matthew Zafrir came to the Tabard in 2023, bringing with him experience from various fine dining restaurants around D.C. such as minibar by José Andrés, Cranes, Revelers Hour, as well as Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore, MD. He also shares the Tabard's longstanding commitment to sourcing ingredients locally.

Join us for a meal on our covered patio or one of our intimate dining rooms. Or enjoy drinks and light fare in our historic fireplace lounge, where you can enjoy our creative cocktails! 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 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 331-8528
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Matthew Zafrir
  • 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 and Monday night, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 3,617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

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3,617 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful Anniversary brunch. Staff extremely nice,caring and attentive. Shrimp and Grits very good. Will definitely go back.

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  2. JDavis

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat and the food was delicious. This is a nice cozy spot to enjoy the quintessential DC brunch experience.

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  3. Paige

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Really enjoyed the Caesar Salad and their wine selection. Great ambiance, a little oasis in DC.

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  4. JohnC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tabard Inn is a great business lunch go-to. Far enough off the DuPont Circle beaten track that it is rarely crowded, and interesting enough in terms of ambience and menu that it is never boring. A little pricey (the $16 mocktails and $42 crab cakes are a bit over the top) but not too bad for downtown.

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  5. audreys

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous experience. The staff is top-notch, the food divine and creative, and it's a rare DC restaurant where you can actually hear your table mates. The art is also a treat. I can't wait to get back. Just a perfect place.

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  6. RobertA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Memorable. The scene. The food. The service. The vibe. I instantly thought how can I do this again and when- before I even finished. I’m amazed how every change remains true to my OG memories of this place, going back now 30+ yrs. 🙏

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  7. ClaireS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere here is lovely on a summer evening in the courtyard. We had complete privacy in a serene setting. However, the food was not as good as we’d hoped (with the exception of the frisée salad, which is outstanding.) We still recommend it for date night because of the atmosphere, but think Tabard needs to rethink the menu, including the cocktails (which were neither bad nor good, would rate as standard).

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Dessert was great! Lovely back patio. Head waiter was friendly and knowledgeable but most of the rest of the staff seemed sad. Have always loved the Tabard Inn for the atmosphere and the food. This visit (Father’s Day 2024), atmosphere is unchanged. The food, however, was not so good. The mushroom beignets, Bibb salad and scallops were all mediocre. All of these dishes were bland, lacking in flavor and, in the case of the salad, the produce was not fresh. To be clear, the food wasn’t terrible. It’s just not as good as it used to be AND for the premium price, much tastier food is expected.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just OK and nothing special was done for Fathers Day. Service was good. Likely wouldn’t go back. Very Blah

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  10. Boomer

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for brunch on Father’s Day and the food was great! Enjoyed eating on the patio and their donuts continue to be my favorite in the entire city. It was perfect for a family of four and had great food.

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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 3617 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 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tabard Inn

1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    18th St
  • Neighbourhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Matthew Zafrir
  • Entertainment
    Every Sunday and Monday night, the Tabard is brightened by the sounds of jazz bassist Victor Dvoskin and other acclaimed local jazz musicians.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, 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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