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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

1517 Connecticut Ave., N.W, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
(202) 387-3825
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Ranked #103 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Washington's only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore, located at the Dupont Metro Q Street station, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; open early and late seven days a week, 24 hours Fridays and Saturdays, offering the full, widely varied dinner menu until closing time, as well as cocktails, coffee drinks and fabulous desserts.
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Lafayette, LA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Hilton Washington recommended Kramerbooks for a breakfast meal and I thought they were joking! Made the short walk and went into the bookstore and found the eatery on the backside. Nice place and probably great when the garage doors are open! Good food and hot coffee. The server was nice and helpful - never pushed us to move on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The food was tasty, but the portions were very moderate. The wait staff was very professional, the prices were understandable (it's in Dupont Circle, so it's a bit more than my usual range) but the atmosphere, location, and faire met my mark for quality. Will likely go again in the next year or so.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love the obama chili. It tastes good and is great politics, but the calories might require you to use some of the Affordable care when the heart disease kicks in.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our go to spot for big breakfast when we are in DC. The menu has great selections, the portions are generous, and the food is delicious. It's conveniently located just steps away from the Q St. exit of the Dupont Circle metro stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This Kramerbooks place have a cafe behind the bookstore. I was here for a lunch and very fond of this place. Many friends from DC told me to try the crab cake and I tried pasta with crab cake and I like it very much. According to some DC residents this place always crowded and we were lucky to find... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fun, unusual and a great menu. Something for everyone. Not the most beautiful restaurant in the world and it's a real schlep upstairs to the loo, but always a good time here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's a really cool area, the bookshop looks great. The food was okay, but not great, and way overpriced. Coffee was crap, Bloody Mary was below par. The staff were very friendly but tended to hover, we didn't go 1 minute without someone asking if we needed anything. Small complaint I know, but still

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great little bookstore with a large selection located on Connecticut Avenue near Q Street and the Dupont Circle Metro Station.

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fun little place in the back of a local bookstore. I had the crab cake sandwich very good with a nice blue cheese salad. One of my friends had the burger and it looked very good, she mentioned it was testy. All the plates are on the small, be aware not much food. The waitress was pleasant, not too attentive... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped in for brunch- had to wait 15 minutes to be seated, but enjoyed browsing through the wonderful book store adjoining the cafe. Kramer's gives you a little fruit and muffin when you sit down and has s full range of great brunch offerings. Try the granola, yogurt and quinoa it's fabulous.

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Additional Information about Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave., N.W, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone Number: (202) 387-3825
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 7:30 am
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:30 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American

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