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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

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1517 Connecticut Ave., N.W, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
(202) 387-3825
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7:30 am - 7:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Washington's only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with...
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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  • 216
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  • 243
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved The Bookstore....didnt try any food.

LOVED this adorable little book shop near Dupont Circle. A short 2-3 minute walk from the Dupont Metro station. The front is a book store, crammed to the brim with books in tons of genres. The store even wraps into the space next door. You will also find a tempting looking dessert case near the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Susie M
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Cypress, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cypress, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

LOVED this adorable little book shop near Dupont Circle. A short 2-3 minute walk from the Dupont Metro station. The front is a book store, crammed to the brim with books in tons of genres. The store even wraps into the space next door. You will also find a tempting looking dessert case near the middle/back of the store, and... More 

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94 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I went here with some business colleagues and we loved the food. There is a nice range of menu choices. I had a very good chicken pot pie and one of my friends had grits which he loved. The waitress was very attentive and we were able to get in and out withing an hour.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I went here with some friends and my first thought was it was a cafe within a bookstore. I was wrong! The meal was fantastic! Fresh seafood that was served in a relaxed manner. The staff was great and served with a smile. The Rockfish and lobster pasta was great! Try this place out if you get a chance! It... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

calm, relaxed, good food, great atmosphere! really enjoyable place with friendly staff. great lobster!

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Washington, DC
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239 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Hadn't been to Kramerbooks for year (for no reason), but tried it on a holiday Monday, when it was quite crowded at lunch. Everyone else had the same idea. We sat at the bar and ordered from the brunch menu. Two sandwiches were fine, carefully made and served with a good salad. Even the cherry tomatos (heirloom!) were good. Service... More 

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alicante, spain
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Three thongs that are close to my heart are beer, books and food. This does all three, and does all three well. The bookshop is nicely alternative (but not enough so to put off the casual browser). The bar has a great selection of local beers, well served, and with friendly staff. And the restaurant is great- seriously tasty meals,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visited Kramerbooks on a trip to DC. A lot of people recommended it highly. I was slightly disappointed. The bar lacked a lot of ambience and wasn't really keen on the selection of beverages and the cafe was just ok. Food wasn't really that tasty or exciting.

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Gainesville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There was 4 in our party. We were there at lunch and each of us ordered something different. None of us were impressed. The place was full and service was adequate. Prices were fair.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Good solid breakfast place with a large enough menu to offer options. Bookstore worth the look around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have been to Kramerbooks several times and have never been disappointed. Tucked in the back of a bookstore, this cafe consistently serves up delicious food. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave., N.W, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 387-3825

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

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.
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

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