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Open City

2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622 (Upper Northwest)
202-332-2331
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Ranked #147 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We ate at Open City several times during our vacation. The food was always delicious and the service was excellent. The menu was filled with a variety of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was very convenient to our hotel and was consistently busy each time we visited but we never had to wait long to be seated. A... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

nice quick service, pizza was big with lots of topping, nice selection of beers too, and lots of yummy desserts, not expensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great menu, yummy food. Everyone at my table enjoyed their dinner. Nice outdoor seating, which surprisingly was just lovely one July evening.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Open City is close to the conference hotel we are staying at and we've been and then back again because the food is so good. We found ourselves at the bar on a busy Sunday morning for breakfast. Service was prompt and server friendly. Food was delicious and refills plentiful. We were back again for lunch and again service was... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We recently stayed at the Omni, opposite the diner, and visited Open City for breakfast and dinner during our stay. The food was excellent and really good value, and on both visits the service was fantastic. Good range of beers on tap and wines. Great option for a cheap meal

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Robbinsville, New Jersey, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Open air restaurant with an interesting menu and good drinks. The seating is a bit crowded so just be prepared for a noisy dining experience if it's busy. They did not have a few things we wanted (from the menu), which you would not expect early on a Saturday evening. I gave 4 stars because the food was incredibly delicious.... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

While walking around during a snow storm, enjoyed finding this place. Went back 4 more times. Handicapped access to bathroom downstairs via a lift...cozy and great meals.

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Walnut, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've never had better sweet potato fries. Very crispy. No pickles for my cheeseburger though. Great waitress!

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the open air feel of the indoor patio-esque area! The menu had quite a few interesting choices and I really enjoyed the omelette I settled on. They also serve animal crackers with their coffee drinks which was a really adorable touch.

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Albany, New York
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236 reviews 236 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch recently with a friend and while it was OK I guess my expectations were higher. It was a strange mixture of one thing being good while the other person's wasn't that good. The Bellini cocktail was excellent yet the Bloody Mary w/house mix was rather salty. My chopped salad was pretty good, but beware the beet salad... More

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