Clyde’s Restaurant Group, the owner of DC’s historic Old Ebbitt Grill, announced plans to establish an outpost of the restaurant in Reston Station. The move follows its decision to close Clyde’s of Reston last year.
The new restaurant, Ebbitt House, is expected to open in 2025 and will feature 300 indoor seats, two bars, and an oyster bar inside, as well as 125 outdoor seats and a patio bar.
As the first-ever expansion of the Old Ebbitt Grill, this new spot will take after the original restaurant in many ways.
“A sharp modern take on the polished dining saloon, Ebbitt House will be Old Ebbitt Grill’s stylish sister in the suburbs,” the restaurant group said in a statement. “With several bars, a cleverly curated menu, and a space designed to appeal to either the after-work cocktail crowd or serious dining, Ebbitt House will be the place to see and be seen in Reston.”
Old Ebbitt Grill is a long-standing DC institution, considered to be the oldest saloon in the district. The restaurant serves high-end American food and is well-known for its happy hours and raw bar.
The restaurant group owns 12 properties throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and held a presence in Reston for 31 years with Clyde’s of Reston, an American restaurant in Reston Town Center that closed in May 2022.
“Reston Station is shaping up to be the most prominent location along the Dulles corridor,” said Jeff Owens, CFO and head of corporate development at CRG. “CRG is thrilled to partner with Comstock to introduce a restaurant brand that is both new and iconic. We are delighted to be returning to the Reston community, where Clyde’s has been a presence for over thirty years.”
The space is part of an 80-acre mixed-use development of Reston Station, led by Comstock Holding Cos. The development is located near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station and is expected to bring a combination of residential buildings, office space, and retail and dining amenities.
“The addition of Ebbitt House to our already remarkable merchandising lineup further strengthens Reston Station as a ‘first thought’ dining and entertainment destination in Northern Virginia,” said Tim Steffan, the COO of Comstock.
Feature image courtesy Clyde’s Restaurant Group
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