Old Ebbitt Grill - Downtown DC
Old Ebbitt Grill writes: Established in 1856, it was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and theater-goers.
Its Beaux-Arts facade, mahogany and velvet booths and bars set in marble, brass and beveled glass are Washington at its finest, and The Oyster Bar at Old Ebbitt is D.C.'s most famous. Today it is complemented by the Ebbitt Express, a stylish carryout in the Atrium, popular with downtown workers.
Washington's most historic saloon, a favorite of Presidents and other Politicos. With the velvet booths and dark panelled interiors, a great place for Romantics to play footsie without being noticed.