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The Brown Bag

1099 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3419
+1 202-408-0777
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours
1099 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3419
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We had breakfast here 2 days in a row during our stay at the Hamilton hotel. What a great find! On both of our visits, I had the avocado toast and hubby had the breakfast burrito. Not only was the food delicious, it was very...More

Thank Daniela
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

After checking into The Hamilton Hotel next door, we were starving. We wanted something quick so we could begin our sightseeing. Headed to the counter to check out the menu which consists of subs, burritos, pasta etc. Write your order on the pads provided, or...More

Thank beachbronze
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This place was great for a grab and go breakfast. We got egg, cheese, and bacon on a croissant. The best one we had on the whole trip, and the service was so fast. But the coffee was not great.

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Had a great quick Rueben sandwich here. Lots of variety. Soups, salads and sandwiches. Fairly quick service... caters to the local business crowd.

Thank Will O
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I'd never heard of this chain, but it was right next to our hotel so we tried it for breakfast. I had the breakfast sandwich and coffee and was pleased with all aspects. Staff was efficient and we were in and out quickly.More

Thank Jen U
Erich F, Owner at The Brown Bag, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Hi Jen, We are so happy you were able to join us during your visit! It's wonderful to hear that you were pleased with your meal and we had your food ready in a quick and timely manner. We appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed February 25, 2017

Tired of pretentious, overpriced restaurants with bad food? We had been to a couple of restaurants in the area that fit that description and just wanted a good meal. We saw the Brown Bag and decided to give it a try for breakfast. What a...More

Thank Barbara S
Erich F, Owner at The Brown Bag, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2017

Hi Barbara, Wow, thank you! We were so thrilled to read your review. It's fantastic to hear that you and your group have had such wonderful experiences with us. We are so grateful to hear your feedback and know that you were all able to...More

Reviewed January 12, 2017

An interesting concept but works really well. I liked the way you select ingredients to eat. If your into wholesome food then give this ago

Thank Rob S
Erich F, Owner at The Brown Bag, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Hi Rob, Thank you! We appreciate your comments on both the food and the way we operate. It's certainly our goal to give our customers an experience they've never had before. We hope you'll join us again soon!

Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Food is just ok, the coffee is terrible and the service not friendly or helpful at all. Instead of guiding you by suggesting things, they rush you so that you can be out of there in no time! Totally avoidable.

Thank Marqmar
Reviewed November 20, 2016

I looked for a breakfast place that was not Starbuck's or my hotel just to have something different, and found this small chain restaurant not far from where I was staying. The prices were very cheap considering this is downtown D.C. They cooked to my...More

Thank Nadreck
Erich F, Owner at The Brown Bag, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Wow, thank you so much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We love that you took a chance on us and that we met your expectations. We would definitely love to have you back any time! Thanks...More

Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for brekkie and was super impressed. My eggs were made fresh to order with toast and a nice helping of fruit. My only critique is they do not open until 0700, I was staying next door for business, had they opened at 0630...More

Thank 574emilyk
Erich F, Owner at The Brown Bag, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Hi Emily, Thanks so much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. I wish we had been able to see more of you, but we really appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback for us. We will...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1099 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3419
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-408-0777
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