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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Dinner, Dessert, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I tried this restaurant cause we were staying at DuPont circle hotel. The place was packed, but the service was really fast. The food was great and prices are average.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I wish I could rate it lower than 1 star. We decided to drop by this place during a stroll around the city. After sitting down at a lopsided table, we ordered "jerk" chicken salad and tacos. The chicken was incredibly bland. There was nothing "jerk" about it. Also, chicken pieces were butchered incorrectly as I bit down on bone... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

sandwiches and tiramisu were good, everything I tried was great. Their hot entrees were steak and salmon dishes were very good.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I tried this restaurant cause we were staying at DuPont circle hotel. The place was packed, but the service was really fast. The food was great and prices are average.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went for a family dinner on the back of Trip Adviser reviews and was not let down. Busy restaurant and service wasn't anything special (server seemed confused most of the time) but the food was exceptional and reasonably priced for the quality. The relatively slow service compared to other places actually made it a much more enjoyable evening rather than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

ok so there were tons of RAVES about this place...so I entered thru hte book shop...loved that aspect and even bought a book:)..the actual bar wasnt open as it was too early ( I supposed ) I walked thru to the outdoor seating and was super excited as breakfast is on of my favs...ordered the 17$ crab omlet...it come out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We visited Kramerbooks for dinner. It was AWESOME! The desserts were exceptional! We absolutely loved the salted caramel cake and the homemade cinnamon ice cream. The crab was delightful as well. Everyone enjoyed the restaurant and the service was great! We will definitely come back when we return to D.C.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I think overall this place is too expensive for what you're getting. HOWEVER, there is one important exception -- the pies. For me, especially, the goober pie (peanut butter pie). I would pay any amount for that pie.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sat inside and waited so long for a waiter that we had to flag him down. He was unfriendly and never even met my eyes. $8 for a slice of uninspired cake? At a place that felt tired and had surely seen better times? And a place that sorely needed a deep cleaning? My view of the trash and bussed-plate... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The service has always been a little slow at Kramers, but the staff is so friendly and the food is beyond amazing, it totally makes up for it. Nothing like having brunch with a good book and great food.

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Tigard, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I will not get into the details but this place has everything! It is a bookstore, Bar and Cafe! Even has music on the weekends! It is located just above DuPont Circle in DC. I like it because I could spend all day in the bookstore itself just looking at the eclectic assortment of books that they sell. On top... More 

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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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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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