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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, 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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  • 29
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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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When in Washington you should not miss this experience. The book shop is excellent and you can spent hours in just looking through the large variety of titles on offer. The idea of combining this experience with a restaurant is great, especially when the food on offer is varied, of a high standard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Maidstone, Kent
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Maidstone, Kent
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110 reviews 110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

When in Washington you should not miss this experience. The book shop is excellent and you can spent hours in just looking through the large variety of titles on offer. The idea of combining this experience with a restaurant is great, especially when the food on offer is varied, of a high standard and well presented. The staff is friendly... More 

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Wrightstown, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, tight spaces. We were close enough to join in on the conversations next to us (not that we were invited to do so!) and close enough to need to say "sorry" when I had to get up. But the food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast at Kramerbooks Cafe on the weekend and the food was great. Service was average, and the tables were extremely cramped on the outside dining area.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We strolled out of the Du Pont Circle Hotel into a cool bookshop with a fabulous cafe: Kramerbooks & Afterwords cafe. Super and sincere service. Great food and portions you can actually finish, which is much better for the planet - and your waistline! I'll be back before I leave Washington D.C.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a find this was! My wife and I were in DC for a week and this was near our hotel in the DuPont Circle area. Lovely alfresco meal, great staff and then bookstore and live comedy night! What more could you ask!

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After being in museums all day it was refreshing to dine at Afterwords Cafe & Grill. We had to wait a little while for a table, but I really enjoyed browsing the Kramerbooks' book selection and found several books of interest, one of which I picked up to read on the plane. Once seated the service was prompt and friendly.... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a classic browsing bookshop and super coffee shop and lunch spot near Dupont Circle. Great when you get back from touring the city sights and want to relax before landing at your hotel.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This isn't Nobu nor does it pretend to be. Its fairly straight fare albeit with a some tempting dishes. We had breakfast here and it was simple and fresh, not least the fruit. Best part for us they server real cappucino, (v. the usual Dunkin/Green Mountain/ Folgers muck) so you can wake up quick. service was attentive and had good... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent bar with friendly local servers. I had beers and dinner with my son. The bartender knew everything and anything about the craft beers on tape and was more than happpy to give use a taste to help make the decision. The place is very local, young and hip, but even a guy like me (in my 50s) will feel... More 

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Los Altos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Came for breakfast after recommendations from hotel concierge. They must be in cahoots because there is nothing recommendable in this restaurant. I had pancakes that came with breakfast sausage and eggs. Pancakes were tough and oily and I didn't touch the sausage or eggs after giving them a small taste. My husbands and daughters meals were similar. Au Pain quotidian... 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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