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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #192 of 2,676 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I stopped in a couple times while staying at the hotel across the street. Once was a late night for a cup of tea(to-go); the second was mid-afternoon to dine-in while I worked on my laptop (free wifi if you ask for password) and had another cup of tea and a muffin. I love the City Black and the maple-almond... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here a few times- the food is great, the atmosphere is lovely, and the service is always fantastic. I'll be back!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I work in the neighborhood but rarely go to Open City simply because I usually go for takeout. I felt like a burger yesterday so went for a rare sit down lunch with some colleagues. My view of the food is that if you stick to staples, it's pretty good. I really enjoy their OC Burger with bacon. The meat... More

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Monette, AR
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was in town for the national high school journalism convention. I was traveling with five high school kids. We came for lunch as the restaurant was right across the street from our hotel. We knew it would be busy because of the 6,000 kids at the convention. However, we stood there for about 45 minutes waiting for a table... More

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Anchorage, AK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had brunch on a beautiful fall morning. The food was good, the menu varied, the service good, the atmosphere casually energetic without being overwhelming. It seems to have a good reputation locally because the wait was long. One draw-back, if you are driving, it that parking is at a premium in the neighborhood., so much so that it took... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited DC for 4 days. We stayed at the Omni Shoreham where the food prices were ridiculous. So we ventured across the street to the Open City Diner. We enjoyed it so much we ate all our meals there. I'm vegan, my daughter is vegetarian, my wife and son eat everything. The Open City accommodated all of us. The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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233 reviews 233 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

As regular visitors to Washington D.C., we long ago decided this was a place we loved visiting : every time we check-into the nearby Omni Shoreham Hotel, the first place we want to go to is "Open City". Why ? Well, first off, while the clientele is generally younger than we now are, we enjoy the "buzz" about this Diner... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very busy, we thought food was ok, but was very busy so it was obviously our view and not all the returning customers. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fun vibe, great food, great service. First visit was drinks and snacks with business colleagues for a reception. Returned a couple days later for lunch. Everything was wonderful!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm a breakfast person! Given the choice to dine at a James Beard winning restaurant for dinner or a great breakfast establishment, breakfast will always win! If that breakfast eatery is a diner then I'm in Heaven. During a recent visit to Washington, DC the hotel I was staying at highly recommended Open City. After a quick walk across the... 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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