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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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
A gem of a restaurant

Who would have thought that the food at a bookstore would be so good? Well, it is...surprisingly good. Inventive, delicious dishes! You can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you want here. Prices are fair & drink specials for brunch are great. Was in DC for a week & ate here twice. Will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought that the food at a bookstore would be so good? Well, it is...surprisingly good. Inventive, delicious dishes! You can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you want here. Prices are fair & drink specials for brunch are great. Was in DC for a week & ate here twice. Will definitely be back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stayed in the Hotel Monaco so Kramerbooks was just a 2 minute walk so we decided to go for breakfast Monday morning,it was lovely spot we sat out on the patio it was busy enough but no wait..staff nice and friendly..just so you know we went around for brunch on the Sunday before and it was packed with a 40... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The meals were okay, but if you want to stay late or had a late night appetite, this is the place. Beer list is great. Visited this place several times in May and June. Its bookshop is a strategic meeting point. Crowd was nice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Every time we come into DC we always come here. Amazing butternut squash, crab cakes on pasta as well as super fresh salads. Great dining then browsing through a great bookstore. A must at least once

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good breakfast at a reasonable price. I had the "Southwest Scramble" (I think that was the name). Big, hearty portion and well-flavored.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dropped in to have a look at the bookstore, and stumbled on a book launch. Not my kind of book, but certainly the place was hoping and I felt that books are still alive in D.C. This is mostly a bookstore, with suits and heels in the back sipping wine and café an the rest. The book selection is heavily... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a great location, and what excellent brunch. This is a staple of any D.C. visit - they have an artichoke dish that is worth the trip alone.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I didn't even know this cafe was in the bookstore (which is excellent). The food was very good and the ambiance is comfortably busy. You could have a serious talk here. Nice draft beer.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in to browse the books (and for brunch) recently. We were seated right away and soon had our menus. When the food arrived I was quite surprised by just how much was on our plates! My thick banana french toast was accompanied by scrambled eggs and extra fruit (no meat please) - all of it very tasty. A... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for outdoor dining. Service was outstanding. The crab omelette was amazing!! The Jamaican jerk salad was fine but great. When I order jerk chicken I want some spice. This chicken had good flavor just no pop or zing. Time to turn it up and get some real jerk seasoning.

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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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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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