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Open City

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper Northwest
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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
+1 202-332-2331
06:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great lunch here on a recent trip to DC. Went in at about 2pm on a Saturday and were able to get a table right away. There is a ton of seating here but the tables are pretty close together. The food was fresh and simple. The coffee was fantastic. Service was fast and attentive. Prices were very... More 

Thank shannyquest
New York
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed across the street at the Omni Shoreham and basically took all of our meals here last weekend. Everything is great and moderately priced (for DC). There is a wide variety of menu items, and we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here. I know that sounds boring and touristy, but the two of us never repeated any items and... More 

Thank James1585
Red Bluff, California
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158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu was good - but after waiting more than 20 minutes for a cup of coffee, that arrived cold, and then breakfast (also cold) and incorrect. Many recommended this place, and I had been there once before (unremarkably) but after this - we won't be going back.

Thank kimnoreen
Macon, Georgia
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and dinner here and enjoyed both. The menu has something for everyone. The breakfast was our favorite meal.

Thank Karol D
New Jersey
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with a friend while staying at the Omni across the street. Every day, we passed the place near meal times... it was crowded. The menu was somewhat wide ranging and had some non-standard fare. Everything we ate was good.

Thank JerseyShoreTraveler
Downers Grove, Illinois
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174 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Across the street from Omni Shoreham and Marriott Wardman Park. Many breakfast varieties. Good food, good coffee, rather efficient service. Awesome ricotta cheesecake! If possible ask to be seated outside or in the indoor patio. The main dining room is very busy and loud – you can forget about having a conversation.

Thank Bookka
Dublin, Ireland
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459 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our many visits to Washington D.C. over the years, we've stayed at the Omni Shoreham, which is within close walking distance of "Open City" - we've generally enjoyed our many visits here, for Breakfast for Snacks, for an Evening Meal. This year, we again visited several times, and found the Food content continued to be very good, not to... More 

Thank Gooner10_8
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the neighborhood and took a look at the menu and decided why not. They offer a solid selection of sandwiches, salads, and for breakfast fans they offer that at night also. Desserts looked tempting but I left already full. You can tell someone put care into making each item on the menu its own taste. We had... More 

Thank folyom
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying close by at the Omni Shoreham and this is just across the road. It looked buzzing as we passed several times. The main restaurant nice but packed when we arrived so shown into conservatory type room that was very musty smelling. Hubby enjoyed omelet and I had a very nice granola.

Thank Heather G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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446 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met a friend for breakfast and were able to find a table in the smaller room. The main dining area was quite full and it was very noisy. The place attracts locals and out of town visitors. The food was decent but the hash browns left something to be desired. The service wasn't the fastest but we had left... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?