For many years as part of Ebbitt House, the bar/restaurant had no stand-alone name or identity.It began using the name "New Ebbitt Café" in November 1910.Limoges porcelain china, silver-handled knives and forks manufactured by Reed & Barton, and Bohemian glassware.Cut-glass flower vases, finger bowls, and water bottles were used for serving. At breakfast, the waiters wore brown cutaway jackets, vests, and pants with a gold stripe, while in the evening they changed into black tuxedos.Shutt said it was his intention to move all the stores occupying the 14th Street side of the building to the south side, and to add a large café in its place.
In 1827 the Hotel was razed and rebuilt in the same location.
The restaurant, called "cheerful and sunny" by the Washington Post, fronted onto 14th Street NW, was lit with crystal chandeliers, and could seat up to 225 people.
It was completely remodeled by Burch and Gibbs: guests dined at tables set with tablecloths imported from Scotland, using Haviland & Co.
He decided to devote the whole 14th Street side to the restaurant, as well as renovate the kitchen.
A new head chef and assistant chefs had already been hired.
He conducted extensive renovations to the exterior of the hotel in 1895.