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Tabard Inn

4.6
1933 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
The Tabard Inn Family has taken the time that our beloved restaurant has been closed to focus on remodeling and providing a safe socially distanced space for you to enjoy with colleagues, friends and family.

With a commitment to sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, our kitchen 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. From the seats in our ivy-covered patio, and our Victorian and town home dining rooms, to our fireplace-lit lounge areas, there is a place for everyone all year round!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join us for the Tabard Inn's famous three-course Thanksgiving dinner for $82 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). You'll find traditional favorites alongside new ideas, so everyone is sure to find something they'll love.

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 1933 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfoodie513
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was wonderful. The space was clean. The server was lovely. Everyone practiced social distancing wore masks. Great service. Would love to return in the future!

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EmilyS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives. I would never have thought of cream cheese with eggs, but their dish was amazing! Great, attentive service working as a team (multiple people stopped by to check on me and all were truly pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch and sat in the patio. It was amazing! Def try and get a table on the patio space, it is worth the wait! Food was delicious and the staff was so accommodating. Must get the daily baked goods to taste & share!

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TriciaH
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat on the romantic back patio. Tables were spaced very far apart with attractive dividers. Food and drinks were delicious.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were both excellent.
We enjoyed the covered patio area.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Fine-- not memorable, but not terrible. Service was good--food was so-so.

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vipDanielB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of those hidden gems you'll be happy to discover. It's in a cute old Inn with a wonderful setting, great food, and friendly service. We had the nicest time and can't wait to return. The duck confit salad, scallops, halibut, and mixologist drinks were all wonderful.

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vipCLPARKDiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant and safe outdoor dining. Food and service were both outstanding.

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Diner25
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, cozy place. Good menu, great bar, lovely ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great set up outside!

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vipBandido
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Tabard Inn is an old school, boutique hotel and restaurant. The food is good and the table service, excellent, although the hostess seemed either tired or uninterested, when we arrived. Unfortunately, its ambience has suffered because of Covid restrictions.

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rjg2149
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Been here before years ago. Decided to come back when visiting DC. Food did not disappoint! Wonderful grits, but rats, and baked goods. Great patio that is very relaxing. Service was a bit haphazardous. Our waiter seemed to disappear after food was served and then random other people kept coming in to help.

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vipWillR
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Let’s see. Excellent food (halibut special, lobster ravioli, Caesar salad), terrific service, beautiful setting (the patio), and very comfortable table spacing and ventilation. Hmm. Yup, that deserves five stars in every respect.

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OkieKid
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My friend and I wanted a quiet dinner and were not disappointed. The restaurant is quaint with nice decor. It had ambience even though it was quiet during our stay. The food was well-prepared and delicious.

The menu is a bit limited due to the current situation but everything is made fresh that day, so definitely a worthwhile trade-off. I would recommend and will return.

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vipNoname
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing in every way. Meal is foodie-fantastic. Service is outstanding.

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Once again, a splendid meal and service at a unique outdoor and covered patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Luis was our server and he was charming and gracious. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. What was extra special was the setting. Upon entering the old hotel we had no idea a mystery garden with sculptures and ambient lighting awaited us. So beautiful. We will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great anniversary dinner!

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food at decent pricing. Beautiful . I ordered the fish of the day. It was generous portion sized and cooked very well so that it was moist and slightly crispy

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HollyH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

How can you not come to The Tabard Inn while in DC. Brunch for us is everything and there is no other spot to come. If we know we are going to be in DC for a weekend we make reservations. That is a must so you get a table. The food is amazing. For those that like a guilty pleasure, you must have a donut...or two...or three. Served fresh and warm with whipped cream. Heaven!

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Eboni
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice and cozy feel even while accommodating the restrictions due the pandemic. We are in the rooftop like courtyard area and the ambience was nice. The food was good, a little pricey but not too bad. The wait staff was amazing!

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LyndaB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Due to covid we were almost alone the the Resturant . We had hear great things about the Resturant we decided to give it a go. Food was good. The Burrata with green fried tomatoes was excellent as well as the steak as chicken dishes. Services was excellent,

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vipSarahmuseme
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The hostess was extremely rude and inconsiderate. Otherwise, the wait staff and food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food was outstanding, the hotel itself is incredible. Would absolutley go back.

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johnp
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Tabard Inn is a very quaint place whether you are staying in the hotel, drinking at the bar (non COVID) or having a meal.
My family had never been and/or eaten there before but I've stayed many times. Our brunch was terrific and everyone was impressed with the food quality and service. The décor is beautiful on the patio.
We would definitely brunch there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant covered all the bases and provided the experience you only hope to have when you go out to eat. Service was exceptional, the manager was polite and generous, the food was delicious. I hope the Tabard Inn survives the pandemic, it’s one restaurant that deserves to stay around.

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vipTheToothsomePalate
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Exceptionally loud in the covered courtyard so much so that you cannot have a conversation with your dining partner without talking loudly. This is because of all the hard surfaces in the space. The tables are Home Depot patio type metal with diamond mesh tops that rock back and forth on the floor. (Not sure how those types of table tops can be sufficiently cleaned because of the open mesh) The food is good but not as it use to be pre-COVID. The wine list is scant and not many interesting options. Not sure I’d return until a vaccine is available and dining can return to being inside and the food /wine comes back up to par.

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Lila
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I continue to dine here because of the delicious food, attentive staff and the overall quality of service. They have made a wonderful space for diners to eat safely and comfortably.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch daily! Who doesn’t love this! The food was excellent and was easily enough for more than one meal. The courtyard was charming at first glance, then, you notice the art. It is the season for ghouls yet my feeling is that this is the decor always. It tickled my quirky sensibilities yet it’s not for the squeamish among us.

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FrankJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time out on the patio. Gigi was a fantastic server. Looking forward to returning.

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johnJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

They did a great job of socially distancing us. Food was good, service excellent.

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JKKP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food; lovely and quiet ambience; careful attention to keeping diners appropriately distanced; attentive wait staff - the perfect place to have our first dinner out in 6 months.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Food is really not as good as it used to be - not worth the price anymore

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PaulM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very courteous staff

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TrevorW
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great to have a meal at a restaurant after far too long. They have done a great job of separating the tables throughout the restaurant and the atmosphere in the courtyard was very pleasant though I did get attacked by mosquitos.

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vipDaisuke
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Hope the staff was coming to us more regularly, but under the situation, it may have been difficult.

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RayvanaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

My friend and I really enjoyed the outside patio and ambience of this place. The food was also very good! Definitely worth a visit

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LeesaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful spot for our anniversary dinner. Very good food, excellent service and perfect atmosphere on the patio.

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent adaptation to CV-19 and food as good as always.

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vipMAKT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and space was great! I have to return as the kitchen did not have an oysters for a po boy. But I enjoyed my BLT and gazpacho.
Thank you for a lovely lunch!
Mimi

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Tabard Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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