Parents and brother were in town tonight and we ended up deciding on Old Ebbitt for dinner. I'd never been before, but had always heard good things, and since my fam was being touristy all day, they weren't exactly dressed and ready to go out somewhere too nice.
None of us are big oyster fans (creatans that we are) so we didn't partake in the raw bar that receives such raves. But everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals nonetheless.
We started with the crab and artichoke dip appetizer. It was a generous portion that 4 of us didn't end up finishing. It was good, but a bit too thick for my tastes. Almost like eating a block of cream cheese.
My brother had the fish and chips and although I didn't try any he said it was tasty. I did have a bite of my mom's french dip sub and she especially liked the horseradish sauce that accompanied it. She also raved about the bread it was served on. My dad had the much praised crab cakes and I must say those lived up to the hype. Tons of crab and little filler. And the saffron aioli it was served with made it that much better. If/when I go back I think I'd opt for this dish. Although mine was tasty as well. I had the seared halibut special served with asparagus, creminis, and gnocchi with a roasted tomato vinegrette. Absolutely nothing to complain about there!
Some of the desserts delivered to neighboring tables looked good, but we were stuffed, so we walked around the White House a bit before eventually heading over to Corduroy for a late dessert