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Today the Victorian interior evokes Washington saloons at the turn of the century. The antique clock over the revolving door at the entrance is an heirloom from the previous location, and the marble staircase with an iron-spindled rail was salvaged from the old National Metropolitan Bank next door.The mahogany Main Bar is a copy of the bar at the F Street location, which had rotted beyond repair. In an alcove near the bar and foyer, paintings by Kamil Kubik show the Ebbitt at its prior F Street location. The three carved glass panels separating the Main Bar from the Main Dining Room were done by Charles B. Shefts, who carved the mirrors and windows as well. The panels depict the Trea-sury, the Capitol, and the White House.

Just behind the Main Dining Room is Grant’s Bar with its ceiling mural by New Jersey artist Carol Loeb and an artistic rendering by Peter Egeli of the famous Matthew Brady photograph of General Grant. An oil painting behind the bar of a nude reclining near a lily pond was painted about 1900 by Jean-Paul Gervais.

In 1994, Clyde’s Restaurant Group commissioned Nantucket artist James Harrington — a self-taught, impressionist painter — to capture unofficial Washington. The results of his sojourn in the capital may be seen in paintings throughout the restaurant.

No tour of the restaurant is complete without a glimpse into the handsome private dining room downstairs. The Cabinet Room features six paintings of game birds by Australian-born (and longtime Georgetown resident) Robin Hill, one of the world’s most distinguished bird painters and artists.

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Now Open UTC - 4
  • Monday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday 11:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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