DC: Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill is the sort of Washington establishment that you could imagine in movies. It’s steps from the White House, has been around for 150 years, was popular with presidents, and is still an active meeting spot in downtown DC. Sarah and I did our common appetizer, split entree, dessert routine and we were very pleased with the food. We started with the calamari which was great – Sarah made note that there were no tentacles – a part she particularly dislikes. For the main course we had whitefish in a parmasan cream sauce with asparagus – exceptional. For dessert we ordered Bourbon Walnut Pie.

The pie is something I’m hoping to recreate using pecans. It is a chocolate chip cookie batter crust filled with the bourbon walnut pie filling (fairly similar to pecan pie with chocolate) and topped with vanilla ice cream. Delicious.