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Open City

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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
202-332-2331
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6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 82
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  • 20
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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
Fast service and value with large selection on menu.

Like: menu, service, location, hours, lots of desserts as well. Dislike: everything is a la carte even with a burger. Sometimes there is a waiting list but that's because it's popular with an excellent location on the corner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
DundasMusicMan
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Dundas, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Dundas, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Like: menu, service, location, hours, lots of desserts as well. Dislike: everything is a la carte even with a burger. Sometimes there is a waiting list but that's because it's popular with an excellent location on the corner.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Love the bloody marys, the food is delicious. Sometimes you have to wait alittle to get a table, but worth it

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

i had breakfast there one morning and dinner with friends another night. loved the atmosphere at breakfast but it was way too noisy at night.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Pretty fair - fair food - fair price Had some outside dinning Waiting a little over average for someone to take out order .

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great atmosphere! Really fun! Large portions. Superb food! Excellent waitstaff! Close to Metro and hotels.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good food, great bakery items, indoor and outdoor seating. We had breakfast, I had a veggie scramble that was wonderful and my husband had a typical ham steak and eggs that was also very good. There's always a waiting line to get in. Seating is a little tight inside, but it's a great place to eat!

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The menu gives a wide variety of selections. The restaurant is a little noisy so I would recommend sitting in the side area. The food was good and served in a timely manner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Their menu is huge! They accommodate all special diets and the food is good! We ate late at night and the sandwiches and fries were delicious. We shared a bottle of wine and the choices were as good as many of the better restaurants, at a better price. The waitress was attentive, but not overbearing. We will definitely go back!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stay at the Omni Shoreham on business twice a year and meetings and follow-up can run late into the evening. Open City is always a reliable standby for a quick, tasty and affordable meal. We generally have a burger or sandwich Never realized they have steamed mussels on the menu till last week. Nearly 2 pounds of mussels with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My second visit to Open City, I decided to take my boyfriend to try it out since my first time (from what I remember) was pretty good. It was a pretty day and I was itching to sit outside and enjoy. We waited just 5 minutes to be seated; not terrible at 230 on a Sunday. Then it started: 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: 202-332-2331

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?