Tabard Inn

Hotel, Restaurant
1739 N St NW (btwn 17th & 18th St NW)
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-1277



  • Tabard's simple yeast doughnuts are a must. Before the designer doughnut obsession took off, these guys held the title of best fried dough in the District. They're still amazing and freshly-fried.
  • If I had to chose between eating this French toast and having sex with Ryan Gosling I'd chose the French toast. Eat the fucking French toast.
  • The quaint Tabard Inn winds throughout an historic Dupont Circle building and serves up American fare and a killer brunch. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Order and eat the donuts. Served only during brunch. Do it. Just trust me
  • Opened in 1922 and named after a pilgrims place for respite in Chaucers The Canterbury Tales, The Tabard Inn remains the oldest continuously running lodge in D.C.
  • Softshell crab at first seemed too spicy but I came to adore it. Delicious and satisfying. Grilled calamari and octopus appetizer was also great!
  • Try brunch here and order their house-made doughnuts or go the oysters on the half shell route, They also make a killer a pic of your favorite.
  • Very nice place to sit and have a drink in the winter. They have a nice fireplace and a stately lounge.
  • Amazing ambiance and cuisine. Had the corned beef hash with a med scrambled egg. Tried the pancakes and the donut. All delish. They require 30 day notice to book a reservation though so be warned.
  • Some of the best cocktails in the city. So-so chips and guac. Brunch is by far the best time to get food.
  • One of my very favorites for brunch in DC. Be sure to order the homemade donuts!
  • Get there early on weeknights to snag a seat in the comfy bar.
  • The food here is great a I loved the atmosphere! Get the Tandoori Chicken if you aren't feeling "breakfast" for brunch. It was a delight, especially with a mimosa.
  • Never a bad meal at Tabard Inn...explore the ever changing menu and the impressive wine list - you will not be disappointed. Just make sure to save room for amazing dessert menu!
  • One of the best stocked bars in DC. Order the hard to find Amaro Nonino, barrel-aged Italian grappa infused with alpine herbs.
  • Really nice setting and decoration with a cute patio and many details.
  • The menu at the restaurant changes daily. The food is delicious.
  • Fabulous eggs
  • Want to sit on the patio? Made a reservation? They won't honour it. Patio is first come first serve despite what the online reservations say.
  • Gorge on the best brunch bread basket in town and then repair to one of the funky rooms in three converted townhouses right off Dupont Circle.

Nearby places

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW)
1 DuPont Cir NW (at Connecticut Ave NW)
1734 N St NW