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Open City

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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
+1 202-332-2331
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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Massapequa, New York
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying at the Omni Shoram so this place is right across the street. We waited 30 min for a table at 10:00an for breakfast. Worth the wait! It was a beautiful day so we sat outside in the cute sitting area they have. Wait was a non-issue. Food was delicious and wonderfully presented. Brioche French toast, open city... More 

Thank Katboy14
Portage, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a cappacino while we waited for a table - Sunday, New Year's Day - warm -- of course they were busy ;-) Everything was good. Since we are staying nearby we will be returning.

Thank Janet2700
Nolensville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first meal we ate in DC during our three day stay. We were hoping for a delicious and filling breakfast before lots of walking and sightseeing. The location was very close to our hotel, the Omni Shoreham, so we walked over with no problems. We were seated quickly and ordered coffee and two egg breakfast meals with... More 

1 Thank TNSuperteacher
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their coffee is delicious especially the Red Eye. You can taste the better quality. The breakfast sandwich is good. The staff are friendly, respectful and helpful.

Thank Charissa D
Chicago, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I stay at the Omni Shoreham for work I eat at this restaurant. The breakfast is amazing - get the Royals or something that comes with the hashbrowns. It's shaped like a deck of cards and is perfectly fried and buttery - it's what keeps me coming back. Since it's a popular spot, it can tend to be busy.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are feeling a tad suicidal then maybe this is the place for you, especially the four cheese pizza, which is drizzled with an oily pesto that make the worse car oils look goo. The cheeseburger is a piece of plastic slightly resembling a real burger, tasteless meat and stale fries. Our waiter as either deaf or an idiot,... More 

Thank petitprince2000
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere: This bistro/ bar is usually packed and can result in a wait over the peak periods. A laid-back, casual interior provides a cozy spot to have a meal. We were there in the winter and I believe they have a patio for the summer. Meal(s): Okay so we went back more than once (like 8 times over 5 days... More 

Thank Stacey D
Missoula, Montana
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970 reviews
693 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Open City has grand baked items and gourmet coffees, but don't stop there. Be sure to try their sandwiches, mashed potatoes, fresh bread, and speciality items. A happy, honey spot

Thank elaine s
Ashland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great bistro-bar, packed with locals but very friendly and welcoming. Very good service, great pizza, not too expensive. The room was alive with conversation but it didn't feel overly loud at all.

Thank William B
Cascade, Montana
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us went there for dinner after a conference. The food and service was really good. The prices were reasonable. It is very busy so get there early. The place is small so it is good for couples or small groups.

Thank Jack O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?