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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, 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
Food is good but dessert is the best

Cool bookstore with fantastic food and desserts. Great drinks too. Good for breakfast lunch and dinner!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Tricia L
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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Cool bookstore with fantastic food and desserts. Great drinks too. Good for breakfast lunch and dinner!

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I am writing this review remembering the very flavorful chicken wings I relished at this place. I would definitely go back for them - Thai water buffalo wings! We also had Mozzarella, Tomato, Olives & Capers - quite OK. Some shrimp tacos as well - which according to me must be removed from the menu because they have this distinct... More 

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Phoenix
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing selection of classic and off beat titles. Staff always eager to help, and know their stuff. I go here everytime and always walk out with 4-5 books.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend and I met up there to check out the books and enjoy breakfast. The food was very good and the service was as well. We ate inside but wished I would have sat outside to enjoy the day and the people walking by. The bookstore is a lot smaller than I expected, good selection of books and the... More 

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love this place. It has everything. You can pick up a new book or two, have a glass of wine in the bar while you read a book and have a wonderful meal outside while people watching. The food is delicious and so is the wine. This is one of my favorite places in DC.

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Lakewood
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We sat outside, which was great. Our poor waitress seemed to be a little overloaded with customers, so we had to flag her down to order and for follow-up, but once we did, she responded promptly. The food was good -- we each had a fish dish. And, the beer and wine was good, too.

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Springboro, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Unique setting, but food quality and service were mediocre. I chose not to go back during my stay and when I return to DC, will not return to Kramer's.

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Sacramento
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Yes. A bookstore with food. You can browse away to your heart's content either before or after a wonderful meal. Was only here for breakfast (twice!), but understand they are open for all meals and have entertainment in the bar some evenings. Yes, a bookstore with a bar, too!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A cousin who lives in DC recommended this place & when I first walked in I thought she must have lost her mind. First is the book store, but walk farther back and there is a down to earth, to die for delicious food, restaurant. You have to try the crab cake pasta. Liked this place so much, I went... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

read reviews so had to go we got there early and it was raining. The waitress was nice and let us in. Ordered ourselves a nice big latte and a good breakie. We both liked it. The atmosphere is fun as it is attached to a bookstore. We both really enjoyed it

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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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