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529 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
+1 202-393-3864
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

There were so many dishes at the buffet to choose from. Both hot and cold, it was freshly made, very appealing and there is something for everyone. You pay by the weight which made for a very reasonable $11 lunch! Very good service, very clean and inviting.

Thank 4mukluks
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I like to dine here during my work week for lunch at times. It is a 2 1/2 block walk away. Dining inside option or outside. A variety of food options are available (American, Chinese, Grilled, Sushi). When I want something more to choose from and convent from work I go to SOHO.

Thank RVP_Coordinator
Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I stopped in for coffee and stayed for breakfast when I was in DC on business. First, the coffee was terrific and the selection was good. Second, and possibly the most important, the service was truly exceptional. During the 30 minutes I was there, the gentleman behind the counter recognized about half of the customers, knew what their preferences were... More 

1 Thank HolliFam
Stokesdale, NC
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

A wide variety of breakfast food available either buffet-style or cooked-to-order. Everything was fresh and hot....unless it needed to be cold....then it was fresh and cold !!

1 Thank tch469
Hamburg, Germany
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100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Staying at the Washington Hilton and not willing to pay 24 USD for the breakfast buffet, the nearby Soho Cafe & Market offered a convenient alternative to a quick breakfast. The breakfast buffet at Soho Cafe & Market has a great selection of breakfast standards (eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, etc...) as well as fresh fruits. Breakfast sandwiches/ burritos are... More 

Thank Deutschlandreform
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

I was just there for breakfast this morning, and a little old lady (apparently the owners mother) smacked one of the employees in the face for a slight slip of the hand with one of the salads. Totally unlawful and unacceptable. I will never eat there again.

Thank NikkiWJ
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

A variety of foods to try on the lunch buffet. Very good prices! With in walking distance of the Washington Hilton. Buffet is pay by the pound. Eat in or carry out option.

Thank Daphne S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and was surprised by the choices available. Really good salad bar along with a wide range of asian, seafood, american, bbq type dishes. You pay by weight and a decent meal for 2 costs about $30. If you fancy an interesting, fresh plate with a variety of flavours - this is the place. Its fast, basic... More 

Thank Mark S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Keith is incredible, the drinks are WONDERFUL, the mac & cheese is pure comfort food... If you like coffee... try a coffee shot or coffee martini. Late night dinner service and an outdoor patio for people watching makes this a must

Thank Basha P
New Mexico
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157 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I had lunch here today. I chose some salad items and some meats. The green leaves were saturated with water,I guess presumably to add to the weight. The blue cheese salad dressing was also watery and of poor quality in my opinion. Some of the meats were tasty, and some were tough. In short, there is no particular reason to... More 

Thank travelogue6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-3864

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?