Old Ebbitt Grill [DC]


For dinner last night, we went to Old Ebbitt Grill near the White House. It was founded in 1856 as Washington’s first saloon, and it remains as an iconic restaurant with a lot of history. Plenty of famous political figures have passed through the place, and so the classy restaurant is a popular tourist destination.


Ilana ordered the grilled flatbread, which came with ricotta cheese, roasted butternut squash, arugula, crispy prosciutto, and a balsamic reduction.


Elizabeth tried the Butternut Squash Agnolotti, which came with wild mushrooms, walnuts, sage, brown butter, and sherry cream atop the butternut squash pasta pockets. “The mushrooms made the dish,” Elizabeth explained.


I got the Duck Carbonara Fettucini, which was fettucini with duck, prociutto, butternut squash, black pepper, Grana Padano cheese, and a poached duck egg. The pasta was perfectly al dente, and the runny yolk coated the dish deliciously.


For dessert, we shared a Chocolate Layer Cake, and a Bourbon Walnut Pie. The pie was made with a chocolate chip, bourbon, walnut batter, and it was heavenly alongside the vanilla ice cream.