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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
2797 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

10:30 PM


Booked 10 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 2,797 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. RP

    RashidaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal and wonderful service. Overall 10.
  2. TC

    TammC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delightful! I even got a dessert on the house for my birthday :-)
  3. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I usually love the Tabard Inn for it's cozy atmosphere and great food. This time, it was as lovely as ever, and my companion had a great meal. I was disappointed, however, that my butternut squash and orozo pasta was mostly pasta, with very little squash.
  4. CP

    CharlesP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Duck was undercooked and fatty. Otherwise food was excellent
  5. MJ

    MJFDC

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    world-class in every way, from the service to the wine choices to the food to the music! what a special place!!
  6. FD

    FanaD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. Our waitress Gigi was simply lovely and made our experience even better. Thank you for making my cousin birthday so special!
  7. KM

    KMM7720

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Lovely setting, outside in the garden area. Pricey food--Food was ok, not great.
  8. N

    Niko

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Twice in one week, got the same meal both times. It was that good!
  9. B

    Bklyneats

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A classic DC lunch place with a quirky ambience and wholly professional service. A retro pleasure to dine there, like being a member of a club.
  10. M

    Mags

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tab has wonderful lunch options but totally not suitable for a business meeting due to the noise level inside. What a shame!
  11. L

    Langacre

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice outside table. Asiv was a friendly and attentive server. Risotto was good but rather plain - I am glad I ordered the spinach to go with it.
  12. j

    judy

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice enough.
  13. L

    Localuser

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, loved the Tabard Inn!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty brunch options, lovely garden and music.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great, solid restaurant in good location for Dupont Circle and environs. Food is pretty bland. Service is excellent. We were greeted by 2 cheery hostesses and served with a gracious and efficient waitress. Will go again for location and reliable food, but not for a gastronomic experience.
  16. IK

    IsabelleK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a pretty environment for a great meal. The cream cheese scrambled eggs on the brunch menu defy superlatives to describe how yummy they were.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for brunch. Excellent staff!
  18. GN

    G8NightNot

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner. Tabard Inn never disappoints. It is a long time favorite
  19. B

    Brittkelley305

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This is always a favorite. A true class act restaurant in the District.
  20. VP

    VeraP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making my partners birthday so special! For the birthday card and the lemon tart! The food and service fantastic. The ambience wonderful
  21. G

    Greg

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space with great food and great service. Great date spot :)
  22. SD

    SuzanneinDC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to do something special for brunch. Get the donuts for the table.
  23. MF

    MannyF

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Attractive, cozy dining room in an old inn, with adjacent and popular patio. Friendly, service staff very familiar with their menu. Fun assortment of house cocktails, nice wine list. Menu stars include the duck confit salad, the seasonal risotto and the duck breast, all of which our party loved. The rhubarb pie with fresh raspberries was a perfect conclusion. We've dined there twice now and not been disappointed.
  24. SC

    SamanthaC

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love. Love. Love this place. One of best kept secrets in Washington, DC.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Shrimp and grits good but came out lukewarm. The chicken sandwich was good.
  26. a

    apennyforyourtummy

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I very much enjoy the delicious food and ambiance. The hostess is always kind and greets me warmly. Thank you
  27. FB

    FullBloom

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice neighborhood place to have a quiet, charming dinner. Suggest outside covered patio over inside seating.
  28. BH

    BurtH

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate on the covered patio. Great atmosphere and very tasty food!
  29. RD

    RuthD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is great. Tables are comfortable with a sufficient distance between each table. The service is friendly and helpful. The entire luncheon experience was great.
  30. KA

    KristenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good to be back at this Washington DC favorite. The service is still lovely, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere is great.
  31. e

    ebte

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I love Tabard Inn - after 40 years of brunches! Two minor disappointments this time: a/c or air circulation system in patio was not working; and service not at the usual excellent level. The patio (since renovation) is beautiful, with large, well-spaced tables. And the food is great- I had shrimp and grits, and my friends had the omelette and the eggs benedict - all perfectly prepared and presented. We also loved our doughnuts. A creme brulee was underwhelming (possibly a bit underdone). I still miss your basket of tea breads and mini-muffins, (complementary for many years, but discontinued years ago) - bring them back, at a price that works.
  32. m

    momof2boys

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    They seated us and did not show up for 30 minutes.. food was $45 for fish entrees with fried fish and basic frozen pre-cut simple vegetables carrots and broccoli-
  33. JH

    JefferyH

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Cute outside (covered) dining. Our server (Zai) was attentive, friendly, provided great suggestions and made our evening even better. The watermelon gazpacho was refreshing. The duck confit salad was large and very tasty. The pork chop was spicy, Kim-chi rice was delicious, a great entree. The homemade pasta with shrimp and scallops was filling and very much enjoyed. It could have been a little hotter and been just a little less dry, but otherwise very delicious. The desert was just amazing, a flat raspberry & rhubarb pie topped with a scoop of vanilla gelato. Do not miss it for desert.
  34. S

    Shaw

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    A huge disappointment for the price. The burrata appetizer and cocktails were nothing special. My wife paid $46 for bland, overcooked pasta with a few shrimp and scallops. She picked out the seafood and left the rest. My $45 rib-eye steak was supposed to be medium rare but was wildly overcooked. They had the chef make another one and gave us two glasses of wine and a dessert on the house to make up for it, but we still ended up spending nearly $200 on mediocre food. At least our waitress was nice and the courtyard was pleasant. Might be fun to go back for jazz and drinks sometime, but we'll never get dinner there again.
  35. BM

    BeaMarie

    Washington DC

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Although the shrimp appetizer was overcooked, the sauce, honey-togarashi, served with it was impressive. Everything else was satisfactory, including the server.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff, especially at such an early time. Coffee and food was also great. The interior is also very unique and they have a great outdoor seating area. Would definitely stop by again in the near future.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. This is the first time we dined outdoors. It was very nice!
  38. ML

    MLMVA

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a great evening out with friends at the Tabard Inn, on their lovely garden patio. Gorgeous sculptures, greenery, and lighting, set the mood. We LOVED the bartender (who we sat with first) and his drinks were all excellent (generous and priced very well vs other restaurants). Our server was efficient at the beginning, but by the end, we waited a long time for our check to be presented, rung up, brought back. Now to the food: the salads were some of the best composed salads we've ever had. Generous portions, perfectly dressed, very interesting ingredients. The entrees were all delicious (there were 6 of us) with the exception of the chicken which was pale as a ghost. Where the meal fell down was dessert: all of them were sub-par for a place like Tabard Inn. They were dry and tastless and we had all of them except the lemon tart. The peach pie wasn't dry, but hardly had any fruit. The German Choc. Brownie was really not good. At $9 a piece, we wanted to end our meals on a high note. I imagine that they do not have a pastry chef, but are really on others to bake. Hope they can fix this soon.
  39. H

    Hambolina

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was not as good as I have had previously.
  40. YD

    YumDC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for an impromptu brunch and loved everything! The donuts, scones, eggs Benedict and latte were delicious! 😋

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 2797 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Tabard Inn

1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th St

  • Neighborhood

    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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