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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 good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (99 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

While staying in the area we frequented this lovely cafe an had many afternoon coffee breaks here along with numerous night meals every time fantastic meals quick friendly service an great atmosphere a truly enjoyable place to be !

Thank 965Bruce62
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped for lunch; very good food, but the service was a little below average. I had the veggie sandwich and it was yummy. My finance had the chicken sandwich and he was disappointed because it was finely chopped chicken.

Thank sherray2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our destination after a 5K in Rock Creek Park on a Sunday morning. Though it was crowded, our party of 2 was seated immediately. We had excellent service, great food, and beer for breakfast (after 11 AM, I believe was the rule). Did...More

Thank Heady-By
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a mistake to eat there but it was a request from my cousin. The service is slow and they don't check on you. They do give free refills on soda. They leave there doors open so flies come in and out. I felt...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for an late evening meal outside. The food was average--salad and mushroom pizza. Neither was bad but neither was great. We sat at our table after being seated for 15min and had to ask if we'd been forgotten as no one came to...More

Thank WombatboyOR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, eclectic menu, friendly service, good prices, great location -- on the same block as the Woodley Park Metro station.

Thank TechPAO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A casual, good spot to relax. There is dining room (incl bar), outdoor and enclosed porch seating. Atmosphere is old time bar. A mushroom Rueben? How creative, and quite good. The Albemarle was turkey with brie and greens, delicious! Our server was very friendly and...More

Thank Lou832
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time today Open City for brunch on our way to the zoo. Reasonably priced delicious food that can't be beat! If you can, sit out on the patio and enjoy the gorgeous weather. We are so happy that we came!

1  Thank vicandkourt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us each had a different dinner. The breakfast pizza was very good. The grilled cheese was ok and the wrap was ok One drink was 11.00 and the sautéed sprouts were burnt .$ 9.00 This would have been fine but the bill was...More

Thank fglawihio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Open City Diner across the street from the OMNI Hotel on Calvert Street 'was' one of my favorite spots to stop off to get some work done, meet for business, meet for fun, and enjoy quality food in an indoor/outdoor open air atmosphere. Challenging...More

Thank Coachcline
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this venue wheelchair friendly, and does it have an accessible restroom?
17 September 2016|
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Response from Grammyplamla | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know that.
Didi L
What is 'flat white'?
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
What's a typical wait time for a Saturday morning for 3 people?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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