675 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005-5702
Old Ebbitt Grill is where J & A had their rehearsal dinner, and what a great choice. It's big inside, with a lot of happy groups of diners, and it's upscale enough to introduce two families to each other, without being stuffy. As soon as I saw lobster on the menu, I had to have it - and at $18.95 for the 1 1/4 pound lobster above, with coleslaw, fries and drawn butter, I thought it was fabulous value. I demolished the lobster, egged on by B across the table, who had many childhood summers in Maine. Apologies if the sight of me tearing into the head of the lobster was too graphic for a rehearsal dinner - it was so good I couldn't stop though. There was an amazing bowl of clam chowder to start as well, and everyone who had the crab cakes couldn't stop raving about how packed with crab meat they were. Thumbs up all around - which is good going when you're gathering about 20 people together for dinner.