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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” (101 reviews)
“hash browns” (66 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had lunch with mom during our trip to the inauguration. This place was right outside the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The menu is pretty broad and the place was packed when we walked in at noon. I had the Albemarle Turkey sandwich and my mom...More

Thank bambam0605
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read reviews before my trip to DC and this was #1 on my list. Very good burger, salad, milk shake. Excellent service. Wish I had been able to go twice during my trip. I will definitely return!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stay at a hotel across the road so Open City is very well located for a casual bite to eat in the evening. Staff are very friendly and the food is good value for money. I look forward to coming back early 2018.

Thank Dan5515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat. Lots of fresh, healthy, tasty food on their menu. The ambiance is casual and busy with lots of charming architectural character. We had to wait awhile before our order was taken, but our kind and friendly server said...More

Thank 22jayjay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was pouring rain and this restaurant was a quick trip from the Woodley Park/Zoo metro stop (which I really appreciated considering the weather). The way it's set up, we were still able to eat in the sun room and get a little fresh air...More

Thank JEVTodd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the menu isn't expansive, it is a great, hidden gem! Firstly, it stays open quite late so that is a good thing. The restaurant itself offers indoor and outdoor seating. The food tasted fresh and was quite good. The pricing was a tad expensive...More

Thank TravelFever734
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a pepperoni pizza which was mediocre at best. Soggy crust, tasteless cheese, doughy crust. Worse yet, when we asked for the usual parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes the waiter looked at us like "you want what??" Went off and brought back the...More

Thank LindaC2O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time to the Woodley Park location. On this visit we dined in the side enclosed greenhouse. The windows were open, so it did feel as you were dining on the front patio. There is also a main dining room inside. This...More

Thank summergirl48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been coming here for years, especially for breakfasts. Excellent food, friendly if occasionally chaotic service, good value -- a great neighborhood restaurant that seemed to appreciate its neighborhood clientele. Recent visits suggest that this is no longer the case. Menus have changed; fewer offerings,...More

Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not great choices for gluten-free. The servers change every day. Some are better than others, but in general, they are helpful. The steel-cut oats are good, and they do a good job with eggs. Their hash browns are formed into a block and deep fried....More

Thank randylee223
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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