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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 - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 am
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bookstore and food to go with it

Dropped in to buy a couple of books (huge selection of books and probably the biggest selection I've seen of travel books), and then came back a few days later for some late night coffee and dessert. The dessert selection was pretty big and the cakes we chose were great. Love that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were making our way back to hotel to change etc for dinner when it came a downpour. We snagged a couple of umbrellas from a CVS then continued our journey when we decided to look for a place to step Inside grab a beer and let the storm pass. We ended up in the Bar area and enjoyed a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Kramerbooks is a fine bookstore for paperbacks especially. A nice selection. Go for the books--the staff seems to have a good time with each other-- but are unfriendly. The cashier(s) -- as I have been there several times--different ones-- must be trained to never smile, ask whether you found what you were searching for. Also, no place to sit while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So nice to be surrounded by a great assortment of books in this independent book store! Even better to have a taste of something while reading your latest purchase!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Dropped in to buy a couple of books (huge selection of books and probably the biggest selection I've seen of travel books), and then came back a few days later for some late night coffee and dessert. The dessert selection was pretty big and the cakes we chose were great. Love that the bookstore/Cafe are open 24 hours on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not great and a little spends ($16 for an omelet) but worth it for the $3 Mimosas! The eggs were well prepared , the omelet light and fluffy. The breakfast breads were, however, dry and over baked. Great little bookstore attached- appeared to be a neighborhood favorite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I confess: I really like Kramerbooks and make it a habit to stop in when I'm in DC. Generally, the drill is to find a good book, pay for it and then make my way to the bar for a drink and to spend some time reading. It's a busy store, but the bar area offers a welcome respite from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a great little gem! We ate at this little DuPont Circle spot last night. Very friendly staff. Food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Can't recommend this more highly. I had banana French toast with eggs, bacon, want syrup and potatoes. Completely divine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our favorite food in DC. You have to go there and try the Bison burger (grass fed) and could not have been cooked better! We ate there twice (wife, me, 15 and 13 year old). Our hotel was across the street (Dupont Circle hotel) and arriving in from the Metro tired and late we decided to have a quick ho... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Used to eat at Kramers most every weekend as I only live a block away. Good food and nice atmosphere. No longer. Went in this afternoon and was seated at an outside sidewalk table. Had my 3 pound dog with me, on leash, on the outside of the fence. Was told that they would not serve me and that I... More 

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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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