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Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Tabard Inn

4.6
4.6
2641 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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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 2,641 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. CR

    CRAIGJ

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a pleasant surprise! My wife and I were looking for a place for brunch, before the long day of playing tourist ahead of us. The food was exceptional - I had the corned beef hash Tabard Inn style and my carb loving wife got the chicken and waffles. Both were excellent (we are from New Orleans, so are genuine foodies). We ate in the outdoor garden, which was cozy and ambient noise was minimal. We are heading back for cocktails in their cozy bar room soon!

  2. CC

    CeeCee

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Tabard Inn is reliable for good food and good customer service.

  3. JC

    JulieC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, and the food was delicious with large portions.

  4. D

    Dpostrophe

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always such a great experience. The patio is so quaint…. And of course the bar / fireplace area is a favorite.

  5. AH

    AHD1

    Washington DC

    224 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    224 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The cocktails and first courses were very enjoyable but the meal went downhill from there. We ordered the seafood special of a soft shell crab on a bed of fettuccine and seafood. With those ingredients to work with it should have been a winner but it was not. The entrée was very overcooked. The crab was so overdone it was just a crispy mess. I won’t be back. The atmosphere was kind of blah and the A/C was not working very well.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    40 minutes before even receiving appetizer. Wrong wine brought out. Sent it back. Fish overcooked. Sent it back. Wrong desert brought. Sent it back. Seem to be short staffed. Lots of sitting and waiting. Disappointed. Not like it used to be.

  7. CB

    CB00

    Washington DC

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal in an enchanting setting. Service was superb.

  8. ML

    MariaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome. I love the restaurant, the food, the ambiance.

  9. M

    Mary

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Would return again. Lemon tart was delicious

  10. KC

    KatherineC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone went out of their way to make our 50th anniversary brunch wonderful.

  11. SP

    SavioP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, nice service, interesting decor, for an honest price.

  12. l

    lucretious

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was not my first visit to the Tabard Inn and I recalled the food being very good but it really was superb on this visit. Ambience was perfect for a date - very romantic. Pricey but that is how it goes. One minor complaint - chairs could be a bit more comfortable.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5

    Not ADA accessible

  14. GG

    GailG

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Tabard Inn was recommended to us by someone who lived in D.C. This was our second visit and our first choice for this visit based on how outstanding our first experience was. Everything was as wonderful as we remembered.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistent lovely DC staple.

  16. KG

    KathleenG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Tabard Inn was wonderfully familiar after a long time away during much of the pandemic. Three of us were there for brunch. I had steak and eggs, and the steak was perfectly rare, as requested, and delicious. We also had chicken and waffle, and the corned beef hash. Both were good. Staff were responsive, efficient and professional. It was so good to be back to Tabard Inn.

  17. TJ

    TaraJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great setting and delicious food. Wish we had been able to sit in the patio - will have to come back soon!

  18. D

    Deanme9

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, eclectic ambiance, bit expensive, I would go again.

  19. AO

    ArtO

    Jacksonville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was excellent

  20. S

    Sooz

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Best meal I have had in a long time

  21. H

    Happydiner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our evening at The Tabard Inn. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. If you can get a table outside, it's lovely - but the tables inside are wonderful too. We had lunch inside recently and the ambiance is cozy and fun.

  22. r

    rrobbi

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The duck confit salad was a big hit. The covered patio is much less noisy than the indoor dining room.

  23. CT

    CherylT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, have not been here in a few years. Happy I chose the Tabard Inn to celebrate a family members birthday. Great customer service, wait staff was attentive, timely, not pushy and had great attitude - pleasant person to work with. Will be back again and the price was comparable for the serving size. Plus we were surprised to have received a "Happy Birthday card, famous donuts and a birthday candle to celebrate. All little detailed things were greatly appreciated.

  24. E

    Elle

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very charming restaurant! We had brunch out on the porch which was lovely. Omelets, Corned beef hash and Pancakes were wonderful and the donuts were amazing! Great place, will go back next time we’re in DC.

  25. JV

    JessicaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Overall we loved Sunday brunch this past Sunday. We got to sit outside which was still enclosed but lovely. The photos was really good. I had the churro chicken and waffles and my husband had the corned beef hash. The brussels sprouts in the has threw us in the beginning but they were delightful addition. And with chunked corned beef used, you knew it didn't come from a can. The chicken and waffles had great flavor. They used chicken thighs instead of tenders or breast meat which was a fantastic change up. I only had two "complaints" of the experience. #1 service. It seemed in my opinion a bit slow. We were sitting for 5 minutes before the server came to greet us (since waiting table I tend to look at my watch for timing, old habits are hard to break). By then we knew what we wanted to drink and order for food, but our server seemed to only do one at a time. With a good amount of table in the outdoor section full, there didn't seem to be alot of urgency on the staff. And this brings me to #2 my food wasn't that hot. By the time the waffle got to the table it had begun to cool. So it wasn't as crispy as a waffle should have been and it started to get rubbery from cooling. The flavor was still there so i ate it!

  26. J

    Jimbo

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    My wife and I went to celebrate an anniversary. Our experience was mostly positive, but did not meet the expectations I associate with a good restaurant with these prices. Service after were seated was prompt and good. After drinks we had the duck breast salad and quail appetizers, both excellent. My wife had the market fish (grouper) served on rice and vegetables, also very good. I ordered the risotto with vegetables. I expected creamy and tasty. It was under cooked and lacked flavor. Then we waited. Eventually I flagged down a waiter, not ours, to ask for a check. Our waitress arrived a few minutes later with complementary prosecco. The yes/no recommendation does not work this time. The answer is maybe. Great location, good ambiance, mostly good food. The place could be very good.

  27. k

    ksc3

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, Delicious and memorable. Very pleased, indeed.

  28. CH

    ChristinaH

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Saturday brunch at the Tabard Inn is a delight. The food is delicious and the ambiance so lively. Note that you have to know your dining party as the noise level is higher in the small dining room than in the first level main indoor room. We had to be moved from the former section to the latter and it made our brunch perfect. Many thanks to the hosts who made that happen. Our last time at the Tabard Inn, we ate in the outdoor section which is wonderful. After eating in the first level main indoor room, I can add that it is equally wonderful. There are decorated sectional room dividers that are positioned between tables to give more privacy and the keeps the conversation to your own party. Make sure you try the daily scone and the donut - your dining party will thank you. Also - a recommendation for the Corned Beef Hash. It was moist and flavorful!

  29. BD

    BillD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Very good burger, fries were okay - need to be crispier, perhaps double-fried. The outside cortyard is a nice respite in the neighborhood and is shaded for those bright summer days. Attentive but discrete staff. Payment was handled effortlessly.

  30. CC

    CandiceC

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our Anniversary and they treated us like Royalty!! Lovely card and champagne! The service & food were exquisite! Fabulous experience!

  31. FE

    FredE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Without reading in-depth the google, Tripadvisor, or open table reviews, we embarked on the Tabard Inn restaurant because it was highly rated (4.7) and it was only 1.7 miles away from our hotel. We were in Washington D.C. for the first time. After attending the restaurant, I understand better the phrase "Ambiance is quirky and special, The service understated and thorough". When we walked in, the decor threw us for a loop. I was not expecting to be thrown back in time. The atmosphere was dark and kind of foreboding. The overall ambiance was one of a period piece so if you have a liking for 1300 century England, you would love the ambiance of this restaurant. Also, we were in the main dining where it was extremely quiet and partitioned, thereby adding a romantic touch to the evening. But, given all that I just said, please do not remove this restaurant from your list of possibilities. This restaurant is a keeper. The most important questions is, What about the food? The food was unbelievable! And, I would go again. Of the ten restaurants we had dinner at during our trip (Washington D.C., Richmond, VA, New York City, Ithaca , NY, Washington D.C.), this restaurant was the best. If you go, I hope your experience matches ours.

  32. a

    ariell

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was not as good as it used to be. And service was also somewhat below par. The place still has its unique charm, but...

  33. C

    Cloudsinthsilverlining

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a lovely spot, charmingly quirky, with truly delicious food.

  34. W

    Westy

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    3 out of four dishes were superb. The 4th was very average. I’m sure we can find a 4th on that menu to make the whole experience great. Wine has a huge markup, decent selection tho

  35. A

    Antiquerain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Tabard Inn is an old faithful and favorite spot. The ambiance is quirky and special. The service understated and thorough. The cuisine interesting with special seasonal adjustments. I loved this visit, adding another layer to my enjoyment of this delightful gem.

  36. q

    quartet

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I rarely think about the tabard Inn for a business lunch but I am glad I did. we ate outside . it was perfect . everyone was happy and we could hear ourselves talk

  37. r

    richardw

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent, service attentive and no unbearable noise.

  38. BS

    BarbaraS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Requested an outdoor table (which was unavailable upon arrival) and both hostess and restaurant manager went out of their way to make our wait comfortable. Great food, service and ambiance. Will definitely return.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The cream cheese and chive scrambled eggs were melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

  40. PE

    PETE

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. The waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. I had the veal chop entree and I would recommend it to anybody who likes veal. It was thick, tender, and perfectly grilled.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 2641 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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