Giveaway: Win Brunch for 2 to Old Ebbitt Grill

What makes the District of Columbia stand out compared to other US cities when it comes to dining? The simple answer when you ask many native Washingtonians, is its historical significance! Our city has so much history in relation to our country. Think about places like The Old Ebbitt Grill.

The Old Ebbitt Grill, (675 15th St., NW), a DC institution since 1856 rich in history, 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. With 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. Evolving to a higher form, Old Ebbitt became Washington’s first known saloon. And as the years passed, it moved to a number of new locations.

In 1983, the Old Ebbitt Grill was uprooted one last time. The building was razed, and Old Ebbitt moved around the corner to its current location at 675 15th Street, N.W., to the Beaux-Arts building that was once the old B. F. Keith’s Theater. Bringing its rich history with it, the “new” Old Ebbitt remains a virtual saloon Smithsonian. Dining in DC isn’t quite an institution yet but … maybe we’ll get there.

To celebrate Dining in DC’s 5 year Blogiversary, The Old Ebbitt Grill has generously provided a Gift Certificate for Brunch for 2!

Comment below about your favorite brunch spot in the DC area for your chance to win! One Winner will be chosen Friday, June 29, 2012 at Noon.  Must be a Dining in DC Subscriber to be eligible to win.

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway as part of Dining in DC’s 5-YEAR Blogiversary celebration! There were 47  entries! Everyone must really love Old Ebbitt Grill! Out of the 47 entries, using random.org, Behrad B. was chosen at random.
Congratulations, Behrad!

Did you miss last week’s giveaways? Not to worry! There will be more to come! Stay tuned!

48 Responses to “Giveaway: Win Brunch for 2 to Old Ebbitt Grill”

  1. Lena

    Jun 25. 2012

    I love brunch at Kushi near Mount Vernon Square! Great atmosphere and tasty sushi and skewer plates! Plus, on Sundays, that have live music.

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  2. Marcus Coleman

    Jun 25. 2012

    My favorite brunch spot is B. Smiths in Union Station there Sunday brunches are delicious and the pianist is a joy to listen to! The all you can drink Champagne doesn’t hurt either.

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  3. Completely Yours Events loves brunch! A good brunch is not just a meal it is an event for sure! One of our many favorites is Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place which hosts a Sunday Jazz Brunch with unlimited mimosas…a variety of seafood and great music to accompany it all. Unfortunately right now they are closed for renovations due to a horrendous flood..*tear*. But we will try to stay strong and of course enjoy other fabulous brunches until then. (-:

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  4. Name (required)

    Jun 25. 2012

    I enjoy brunch at silverados. Simple, delicious, and close by.

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  5. Lorena S

    Jun 26. 2012

    I say– The Heights in Columbia Heights. Great food, ambiance, servers, the works. ..The best is their bloody mary combos. Veggies are fresh from their farm out in LaPlata, MD. Best “authentic” brunch place in DC.

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  6. carl

    Jun 26. 2012

    I would love to win this and take my girlfriend for brunch….I think Im more than due to take her on a date…oops! Please help me stay out of trouble and treat her. Our favorite brunch spot is Cafe Leopold’s.

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  7. Amber Wilkie

    Jun 26. 2012

    We brunch at Carlyle, in Shirlington. Tasty and it’s one block away :)

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  8. Anna Mahalak

    Jun 26. 2012

    I enjoy brunch at madhatter in dupont circle – can’t beat 10 dollar bottomless mimosas.

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  9. Terry

    Jun 26. 2012

    I enjoy Georgia Brown’s, Carlyle, and The Beacon. Brunch is an experience as you can see, I can’t name just one location :). Would love to add Old Ebbitt to the list.

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  10. Tara

    Jun 26. 2012

    I love brunch at Urbana – unlimited Bellinis? yes please!

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  11. Boris

    Jun 26. 2012

    Belga Cafe has a fantastic brunch.

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  12. Keonté

    Jun 26. 2012

    My family and I had the chance to experience Four Seasons in Georgetown for brunch. The price was a little steep, but it was great to experience. Mimosas, a dessert room, tacos, crab cakes!! C’mon, what’s not to love?!

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  13. John

    Jun 26. 2012

    I enjoy brunching at Scion in Dupont. The food is delicious and they do bottomless bloody marys.

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  14. CK

    Jun 26. 2012

    Brunch at The Getaway in CoHi is awesome. Good service, good food, and great drinks!

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  15. Adriana

    Jun 26. 2012

    I’ve been to Old Ebbitt for brunch two times already, and both times were a absolutely a nice time. Love the Oysters and the Bloody Mary’s there.

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  16. Sarah Vining

    Jun 26. 2012

    Some of my favorite brunch spots are places where I can catch-up with girlfriends and stay as long we’d like – the epitome of a Sunday. We love Firefly (biscuits and carafe of mimosas), EatBar (delicious lox), and Peacock Cafe (for the decor and music). All have great service and we’re a repeat offender at each! :)

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  17. Renee McHale

    Jun 26. 2012

    Favorite spot would be B Smiths, Georgia Brown’s or the Beacon. Going to try gospel brunch at the Hamilton soon!

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  18. Beth

    Jun 26. 2012

    My favorite brunch spot has to be Founding Farmers. Red velvet pancakes, anyone?

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  19. Chelsea

    Jun 26. 2012

    Boozy brunch on the Local 16 rooftop is inevitably where I always end up taking my friends from out of town :) Everyone is so friendly and I never have a problem getting a table, plenty of champagne, or accommodations to dietary restrictions!

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  20. adriane

    Jun 26. 2012

    marvin’s shrimp and grits is a perfect brunch offering.

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  21. Meg S

    Jun 26. 2012

    I just moved here a few weeks ago so no favorite brunch place yet. I can’t wait to find one though!

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  22. Amanda Jane

    Jun 26. 2012

    I love brunch just about everywhere in DC. My favorite upscale brunch place is definitely Masa 14. Bottomless drinks and tapas for $35… WELL worth it– it makes you feel like queen for an afternoon.

    For a low-key, dive bar brunch, I’m partial to the Red Derby. The staff is so friendly, the prices are insanely cheap ($2 bloody marys and mimosas), and you can pick from a wide variety of board games!

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  23. Rachel

    Jun 26. 2012

    I love Blue Duck Tavern! But I have so many brunch spots that I love that it’s tough to choose a favorite–

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  24. Danielle J

    Jun 26. 2012

    I love Scion in Dupont

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  25. Brooke Kaplan

    Jun 26. 2012

    Eggspectations in Silver Spring!

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  26. Dan B

    Jun 26. 2012

    I love brunch at Iota in Clarendon. Good sandwiches!

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  27. Jackie

    Jun 26. 2012

    The newest fancy brunch I’ve checked out was the bottomless brunch at El Centro D.F., $35. The agua fresca cocktails were refreshing & they bring you a little of everything on the menu until you say STOP, bring your appetite!

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  28. Deirdre

    Jun 26. 2012

    Ardeo+Bardeo is, to date, my favorite DC-area brunch spot. The food is really good, they have a bottomless-drinks option and, for all that, the price is perfectly fitting. It’s not bottomless food, too, like you get at Masa or Centro, but really, you don’t need it. You’ll be just fine with an appetizer and entree plus endless adult beverages!

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  29. Nycole

    Jun 26. 2012

    My favorite brunch spot is Mon Ami Gabi.

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  30. Brenna

    Jun 26. 2012

    My favorite place is Market Lunch on a sunny day. I’ve never had something bad there, and you can choose to sit inside and chat with those around you or sit outside and people watch. It’s no frills, well priced, good food and an experience you can enjoy during a morning of market shopping with friends.

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  31. Rachel Mastandrea

    Jun 26. 2012

    I LOVE Old Ebbitt Brunch! I also really like AGORA, Founding Farmers, and Co Co Sala!!

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  32. Jessie

    Jun 26. 2012

    I think I’d choose Bistro Cacao…but I have so many more to try. I’ve been wanting to go to Old Ebbitt Grill for a long time!

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  33. Marcia

    Jun 26. 2012

    My favorite place to brunch in D.C. is Founding Farmers–a environmentally, economically and emotionally sustainable place to meet friends.

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  34. Javier

    Jun 27. 2012

    Hard to beat the Pulled Pork Benedict at Commissary in Logan Circle!

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  35. Kaydee

    Jun 27. 2012

    I’m a big fan of the crepes at Eastern Market! Nothing starts the weekend better than a sunny day, a sweet crepe, and some food inspiration from the farmers market!

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  36. Janie

    Jun 27. 2012

    Old Ebbitt!

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  37. Kerri

    Jun 27. 2012

    Probably Beacon Bar & Grill. It’s a bit loud and out of control which makes it great for large group brunches. Haven’t tried Old Ebbitt yet.

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  38. John

    Jun 28. 2012

    I love Founding Farmers Brunch. Fresh Juice everyday~

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  39. BehradB

    Jun 28. 2012

    Masa14 brunch is amazing because you get to sample every delicious item on their menu while rotating between mimosas, bellinis and bloody marys!

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    • Lisa Shapiro

      Jun 29. 2012

      Hi Behrad! Congrats, you won! I have emailed you to confirm that you are subscribed. Thank you!

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  40. Rebecca

    Jun 29. 2012

    Agora! Bottomless, prix fixe, and delicious!

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  41. Mickey

    Jun 29. 2012

    The Grill from Ipanema’s weekend Champagne Brunch is a hearty, flavorful experience. Hope to try Old Ebbitt Grill. :)

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  42. Jessica

    Jun 29. 2012

    Medium Rare in Cleveland Park. Pre Fixe and bottomless for a great price. You are not overwhelmed by options, they make a handful of dishes, and they make them well. Plus, sometimes you just need some good steak after a long night of dancing and drinking…

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  43. Frank

    Jun 29. 2012

    My wife and I really like our brunch at “Bob and Edith’s” on Columbia Pike in Arlington.

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  44. James

    Jun 29. 2012

    I always enjoy brunch at Belga!

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  45. HautePJ

    Jun 29. 2012

    My fave DC brunch spot is Founding Farmers! Their chicken and waffles soothe the soul!

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  46. Stephanie

    Jun 29. 2012

    I love Old Ebbit express’ taco salad!

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  47. Frenchtwistdc

    Jun 29. 2012

    Oui oui!!

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