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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622 (Upper Northwest)
202-332-2331
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Ranked #187 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Lawrenceburg, Ky.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I had been to Open City earlier on our visit and had been completely satisfied with the brioche french toast, so we stopped in for a hearty breakfast on "getaway day." My wife enjoyed a California omelet that was an explosion of tastes (I love cilantro). My blueberry pancakes were cooked perfectly, so the blueberries were still firm. If you... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Long waiting lines, loud atmosphere, and not so very nice entry hostess. We came here after reading the good reviews and expecting it to be a busy place with a wait for a table. When we got there, I did not like how the hostess at the entry was like. I mean, I noticed her behavior even to the people... More 

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I will dream about the breakfast at this restaurant for a long time to come. Fun and lively menu to match the restaurant's fun and lively ambience. We had three different breakfast entrees at our table and each was awesome in its own way. The hashbrown bowl is a potato-lover's comfort food. Rich and tasty, in a way it reminded... More 

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Chicago
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant, kitty corner from the Shoreham Hotel, is very popular with the locals. We saw 8-10 people waiting outside on a cold day to go in for breakfast on a weekend. And for good reason--when we did go (on a weekday), we found a good choice of dishes, and fast and friendly service. The three seating areas--indoors, a glass... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was close to the hotel where I was attended a conference. Quaint atmosphere and great tasting food. Varying menu will satisfy just about anyone in your party

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were staying at The Omni-Shoreham just across the street and the queues out the door was one of the first things we noticed out the window. When we woke up on our first morning, the queues were still there but we decided to give it a go. On arrival, we were quickly served by the friendly staff and bought... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My favorite,from breakfast to late night dinner. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual, which I love. Generous portion, great service. They don't take reservation, so during weekends you have to either come very early to get seats or wait for about 1 hour willingly.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Coffee with animal crackers and the only bad thing is the waiting to get a table. We loved the pancakes and their hash browns are the bomb!!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

1 minute walk from Omni Shoreham hotel. Always very busy with locals, so a good sign, food was lovely typically American, club sandwiches, burgers etc. Good value for money

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The food here really is not very interesting and is definitely not worth the wait for a table on a busy Sunday afternoon. Service is okay, but I was not once asked if I wanted a refill or another drink. I had one of the daily specials - a sundried tomato and goat cheese frittata that was supposed to have... More 

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Additional Information about Open City

Address: 2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
Phone Number: 202-332-2331
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American

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