Private Events

Old Ebbitt Grill offers a variety of private dining options for your next business or social event. Our event manager and our executive chef will be at your service to create a custom-designed menu for your special event with the freshest seasonal fare.

Using fresh ingredients and timeless recipes, Old Ebbitt Grill has become a private event favorite in the Washington area.

We buy our produce from local farms, and spring through fall we use only fresh, high-quality local fruits and vegetables. We source much of our meat, poultry and seafood direct from its native region.

rooms

  • Cabinet Room
    Maximum 50 seated guests, or 75 standing guests
    Cabinet Room

    Cabinet Room

    Located on the lower level, the Cabinet Room is beautifully paneled in mahogany with a beamed ceiling, brass fixtures, and a private bar.

    Room Capacity and Fees

    • Maximum of 50 guests seated, 75 guests for standing receptions
    • Daytime Food & Beverage minimums: Breakfast $350, Brunch/Lunch $750
    • Evening Food & Beverage minimums: Sunday - Thursday $2,000, Friday - Saturday $2,500, December $3000
    • $100 room rental fee
    • Cabinet Room is only accessible via stairs (no elevator access)
  • Oyster Bar
    Maximum 65 guests
    Oyster Bar

    Oyster Bar

    Around the corner from our main bar and adorned with gas lamps, the Oyster Bar’s windows look out to the Atrium on one end and our famed Raw Bar on the other. Guests can enjoy cocktails and a variety of oysters shucked at the bar, as well as passed hors-d'oeuvres and displayed food stations.

    Room Capacity and Fees

    • Maximum of 65 guests for standing receptions, two-hour minimum
    • $100 room rental fee
    • Food & Beverage minimum: 5 pm - 7 pm $2,500 (each additional hour is $1,250 minimum)
    • Available Monday - Friday only

    Events in the Oyster Bar must begin at or before 5 pm.

  • Full Atrium
    Maximum 400 seated guests, or 800 standing guests
    Full Atrium

    Atrium

    The Atrium offers versatility for every occasion with banquette seating, bronze sculptures beneath mahogany trellises, marble floors, and palm trees surrounding an ornate fountain. This room adds contemporary elegance to any affair, large or small.

    Room Capacity and Fees

    • Maximum of 400 guests seated, 800 guests for standing receptions
    • Daytime Food & Beverage minimum: $10,000
    • Evening Food & Beverage minimums: Sunday - Thursday $20,000, Friday - Saturday $30,000
    • January, February, July, August Evening Food & Beverage minimum: Friday - Saturday $25,000
    • $1,000 room rental fee with deposit of $5,000 daytime and $10,000 evening
    • Available Monday - Friday after 7 pm, Saturday - Sunday all day
    • Audio-visual equipment and amplified sound are permitted after 8 pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday - Sunday

    The entire Atrium must be reserved when using amplified sound and projection equipment.

  • Rooftop Terrace
    Maximum 250 guests
    Rooftop Terrace

    Rooftop Terrace

    The Rooftop Terrace, overlooking the Washington Monument, White House, and National Mall, may be available for cocktail receptions, weather and season permitting.

    • Atrium (partial or full) serves as weather backup location
    • Maximum of 250 guests for standing receptions
    • $1,000 room rental fee 
    • Food & Beverage minimum: $5,000
    • Available after 6 pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, ending by 10 pm
    • Audio-visual equipment and amplified sound are not permitted at any time
    • Security Guard fee of $220 and private entrance fee of $220
  • Partial Atrium
    Maximum 150 seated guests, or 200 standing guests
    Partial Atrium

    Partial Atrium (semi-private)

    Located to the rear of the restaurant, the partial Atrium offers soaring glass ceilings and a marble fountain. Partition screens and planters create a designated space for your event.

    Room Capacity and Fees

    • Maximum of 150 guests seated, 200 guests for standing receptions
    • Food & Beverage minimums: Sunday - Thursday $1,000, Friday - Saturday $1,500
    • $100 room rental fee
    • Available after 6 pm Monday - Friday; available all day Saturday - Sunday

    Audio-visual equipment & amplified sound are not permitted at any time. Security Guard fees may apply.

  • Corner Bar Alcove
    Maximum 25 guests
    Corner Bar Alcove

    Corner Bar Alcove

    Room Capacity and Fees

    • Maximum of 25 guests for standing receptions, two-hour minimum
    • Food & Beverage minimum: 5 pm - 7 pm $1,000 (each additional hour is $500 minimum)
    • No room rental fee   
    • Available Monday - Friday only
    • All Food & Beverage ordered through bartender on day of event
Cabinet Room

Cabinet Room

Located on the lower level, the Cabinet Room is beautifully paneled in mahogany with a beamed ceiling, brass fixtures, and a private bar.

Room Capacity and Fees

  • Maximum of 50 guests seated, 75 guests for standing receptions
  • Daytime Food & Beverage minimums: Breakfast $350, Brunch/Lunch $750
  • Evening Food & Beverage minimums: Sunday - Thursday $2,000, Friday - Saturday $2,500, December $3000
  • $100 room rental fee
  • Cabinet Room is only accessible via stairs (no elevator access)

DETAILS

Tax and Service Charge

All Food & Beverage charges are subject to a 20% service charge. All Food & Beverage charges, service charges, and rental fees are subject to a 10% DC Sales Tax.

Valet Parking

We offer valet parking after 6 pm Monday – Saturday and all day Sunday after 8:30 am. Valet currently costs $12 per car. For an additional fee, parking services may be arranged at other times.

Cutting and Corkage Fees

Outside food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of limited dessert items and wine. For outside dessert, the cutting fee is $3 per guest. For outside wine, the corkage fee is $25 per bottle.

Guarantee

An estimated guest count must be submitted when reserving the event. A guaranteed guest count is due by noon, two business days prior to the event date and is not subject to reduction.

Deposit, Payment and Cancellation Policies

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 50% of Food & Beverage minimum is required to reserve the event space. Payment is due at the conclusion of the event; billing is not available. Event cancellations two weeks prior to event date will be subject to 50% of the estimated cost (or $30 per guest, whichever amount is greater). Event cancellations one week prior to event date are subject to 100% of the estimated contract. Rooftop Terrace and Full Atrium event cancellations two calendar months prior to event date are subject to 50% of the estimated bill (or $75 per guest, whichever amount is greater). Cancellations one calendar month prior to event date are subject to 100% of the estimated contract (or $75 per guest, whichever amount is greater).