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Open City

2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
+1 202-332-2331
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (100 reviews)
“hash browns” (63 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a corner spot view of an interesting intersection. It has a very nice patio seating area, as well as an inside area. I ordered the vegetarian Reuben sandwich, which was extremely good. The server mixed up my order for brussels sprouts, but...More

Thank DZ7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food can be excellent, but you need to choose the right item. So, very good blueberry buttermilk pancakes. On the other hand, I much preferred the grits in the Sweet Home cafe of the African American Museum. Grits at Afro-Am is the way Grandma...More

Thank MJS1944
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around the hotel looking for breakfast. Found this little gem open and decided it was reasonable for DC. I got the breakfast bowl or something like that and it was off the chain. Hash browns, eggs, sausage, etc. I wasn't extremely hungry when I...More

Thank rickow1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I went to brunch last Sunday around noon. Open City is a very popular brunch location, so we ended up waiting for about 20-30 minutes before we could get a table (a group waiting nearby said they don't do reservations, but I...More

Thank boughsofholly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an attractive and popular place near the Woodley Park Metro. I went there for breakfast since it is close to the Omni Shoreham, where I was staying. My waiter seemed rather diffident; as a result, although I ordered eggs over medium with grits,...More

1  Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I went to Open City on Saturday 7/15 for breakfast. After a short wait, we were seated at an indoor table at our request and waited 15 minutes (!) before anyone came to bring water or ask for a drink order. After...More

Thank maxkol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the whole experience. It was busy on a Wednesday at 10:30am. We got seated right away, server showed up quickly, food came fast, and it tasted good. Recommend!

Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place; something for every occasion and even a seat/ stand/ barstool for every occasion without looking tacky they have managed to design a place that works as well for a meal with partner as it does a stop on the way...More

Thank Debsiebee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here today after a morning at the zoo. It was good, but not great. I'd recommend it for a lunch like this where you're super hungry and tired, but it's not on my "must go" list. My kids both ordered pizza bites which...More

Thank Tiffanycl
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here after a zoo visit. Even though it was super hot we sat outside because their AC was broken and the had all the windows open. It seemed like a long wait for our food which was very good but not stellar....More

Thank Michael R
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17 September 2016|
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Response from Grammyplamla | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know that.
Didi L
4 September 2016|
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Response from carsonturkey | Reviewed this property |
A shot of espresso with micro foam over the top I think
Matt T
9 April 2016|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
A lot of people go there on Saturday morning but they can handle quite a few. My experience has been 30-40 minutes. If you can you can send somebody ahead to sign in so everybody doesn't have to wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-2331
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