Tabard Inn

4.7
2391 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 bring your own drinks.

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.
• As you likely know, all DC restaurants and banquet facilities must comply with Mayor Bowser’s vaccination mandate, effective January 15th. To enter the Tabard Inn's Dining Rooms, all persons must display proof of vaccination. We’re striving to make compliance as seamless as possible. Please allow time by having your vaccination card ready along with a Photo ID or a COVID-19 verification app (e.g., VaxYes, Clear, Excelsior, MyIR). Many Thanks!

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 5:30PM - 7:30PM

What 2391 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vippatricias
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Exquisite setting!

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vipRobert
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem

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DreamingofItaly07
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious brunch. Took a bit to get drinks etc but service was goo

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing menu that was executed beautifully. We really appreciated the precautions taken to make for a safe environment (call earlier in the day to remind about id and vaccination card) and then the request upon entry. Happy to support such a fine longstanding DC establishment.

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vipBethesdaBob
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very nice dinner, pleasant atmosphere, especially on a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, it’s been at least 20years since I’ve been here, and it’s still a great spot.

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vipLuv2travel
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They made celebrating our anniversary, very special. Thank you staff!

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JuliaW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is wonderful that the the Tabard In is still in operation when so many places have closed. The decor is so interesting, with many antiques and beautiful paintings, the food is delicious and the service can’t be matched. A folding screen around our table really helped to cut down on noise and to add to the privacy. Well worth a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was a wonderful cozy place for breakfast and brunch. This may have been when we visited (a Friday) but before 12p is very quiet (no white noise in the room), so quiet that you have to whisper and may feel uncomfortable conversing if you are on the shyer side since you can hear everyone and vice versa. There is outdoor seating but it’s too cold for that this time of year even with a heater. Once 11:30/12 hits the noise level increases or at least regular noise level may seem louder there because of the echo or lack of white noise. The food was tasty, we enjoyed the omelette and the home fries were wonderful. I loved the Gouda grits!! My partner has a much sweeter tooth than I did and got the Chicken Churro Waffles which was too sweet for me although the chicken was super yummy. The orange juice tasted fresh and the mimosa was perfect. Unfortunately they didn’t have any hot chocolate which was a bummer since I always get for this for breakfast. Overall it was a great experience, my partner though it was the best breakfast he had so I give 5 stars even though there were a few things I would’ve liked better. I still highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was lovely and our server was great and really let us take our time. Our drinks were delicious and so was dessert!! Seriously yummy cake. However we were seriously underwhelmed with of the food. The salads were on par with what I make at home (and I'm a 23 year old), the pork belly was just okay, the rockfish was overly-citrusy and the skin was not crispy. Overall I would not even pay half the price of the meal for its quality. Would definitely recommend Tabard Inn for drinks and dessert but I can't recommend the food.

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Chris
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A++++++++++. Every morsel of food was perfect as usual. If only all restaurants in DC were half as good we would be living in heaven.

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FridayPMD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

It wasn't clear to me why our table was put in a hallway rather than one of the dining rooms. The hotel is very charming and the food was delicious.

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vipRyan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Ive eaten here a few times but my dish

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bad2theboehm
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very charming spot with a fireplace for drinks on a cold evening

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vipNeilG
Baltimore
86 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Tabbard Inn in over 12 years. We lived it. Very intimate
Environment with a quiet calming ambiance. I had the veal chop and my wife the halibut; both outstanding. We shared the buratta which was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love dining in the back patio and appreciated how much space we had. Wonderful service and fantastic food! Will be in again, thank you.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Tabard Inn is exactly what it advertises itself as. An ambiance that makes you feel like you've stepped into a little bit of history. No TVs in the rooms. Great food and service in the restaurant. Friendly people. I could easily imagine artists staying their for months on end in the 1920s. I would recommend it to anyone.

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vipKathy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fantastic fancy but unfussy dinner

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valeska
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I was hosting a small group so I was happy to have a separate room where were could talk and hear each other, to say nothing if trying to avoid the latest covid wave! The food was uniformly good, nice portions and reasonably priced. The server was very attentive, and everything was served in a timely manner All around, it was a lively evening, and I’m glad I selected the Tabard Inn.

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Biffer16
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Vacationing from Nashville. The mimosas and the watercress salad were divine! The chicken and waffles were just spicy enough.
The service was spectacular!

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AnneS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Tabard never disappoints. Christmas Eve is a tradition for us; the food, service, and ambience are all five stars. I’m always impressed with their filet option, and I’ve never had a bad experience on my many visits over the years. Kudos Tabard on another enjoyable Christmas Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful evening with my daughters before going to the theater. Wonderful food, terrific cocktails, friendly staff, and an incredible atmosphere. I love love love the Tabard Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We liked it. The partitions we're very nice given the space to make for a more private or romantic dining experience

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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I had another enjoyable dinner at Tabard Inn. The ambience is truly quaint - an oasis in the heart of a bustling city. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended!

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vipCarol
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the tabard Inn. Always can count on good service, fresh food and a great atmosphere.

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lucilepvn
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely delightful brunch. This is such a cute and welcoming place. We are even considering a staycation as it seemed very nice! We had the egg and ham Benedict as well as the homemade donuts and it was very filling and delicious. 100% recommend

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vipVistor
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb spot for a quiet brunch on a Saturday morning.

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Roddy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A+ atmosphere, food and wine, always a great time!

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
173 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Another good lunch in Tabard's pretty setting. A true gem

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LawrenceP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service in one of Washington, DC historic hotel’s restaurant.

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vipNeighbor
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Very disappointed. I had the Asian pear and feta salad and it was all arugula and frisee. Good luck finding the promised feta and other ingredients. We were told the only tea available was green tea but after insisting that they check again, a bag of chamomile was offered.

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vipcarolgalaty
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a very special historic Inn Restaurant. Both the indoor and outdoor settings with their art work, the cozy fire inside and the 9/10 closed-in-garden are a romantic treat. Unfortunately, the heaters in the garden are not really adequate, even on a day that is only moderately cold, so we all had to wear our coats. The food ranges from gourmet outstanding to very good. But I would highly recommend the Tabard for any and all special occasions and/or a just a lovely way to have a great meal.

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JoAnnB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Although there were heaters over table we needed our coats
Our waitress was very nice but a bit befuddled..she seemed to be overwhelmed..

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome meal a little pricey. Enjoyed every moment and bite

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Cathy
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice for a cozy brunch. Not rushed by staff. Good food, good service! Will be going back.

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vipluv2eat
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Other than our table not being ready for over 30 minutes everything else was fabulous. Beautiful restaurant ! Food was great ! Service terrific.

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AnnC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a fabulous birthday lunch with a delicious shared cobbler for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Can’t been the ambiance and while the food was good, it is overpriced.

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Nantz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner in the lounge by the fire. The room was a little crowded for covid, but the seating was well spaced. The food was delicious (we split a steak and 3 vegetables), and the ambiance was gorgeous, warm and cozy. A unique historical place and wonderful experience.

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stevee
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite place for dinner or brunch in DC! One of a kind,

FAQs

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

Tabard Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2391 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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