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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #185 of 2,710 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I was looking forward to a good diner experience as the description said diner food. Was sat at a table given a glass of water and left there waiting. After 20 minutes a server saw that I was getting up. Only then did anyone even pay attention. Will never step foot in there again.

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Durant, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We ate at this restaurant no less than 3 times in four days. That's how good the food was ! The only downside is it is very crowded in there. The service was excellent ! The menu is quite large for such a small spot. We would go back again

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Seattle, WA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I stay at the nearby Marriott annually for a conference, and Open City is my only choice for dining in the immediate neighborhood. It's a bustling place that manages to still be friendly and welcoming, serving a lot of hotel-dwellers (from the nearby Marriott and Omni) while keeping that neighborhood-joint feel. They have an expansive contemporary diner menu, with salads,... More 

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Sunfish Lake, MN
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Jammed for breakfast, good food, but somewhat too expensive. One should consider going the few steps to the nearby Marriott Wardman Hotel, where one can have a super buffet breakfast for about the same price.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stayed at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and this restaurant is across the street, I had Sunday breakfast there and had a difficult time making a choice. I ultimately decided to have the French toast with orange flavor-really excellent. (Can't remember the exact description but it was good!) Coffee is fresh and served in a very large cup. (There is a... More 

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I went to Open CIty for about the millionth time last week. I find the food good, not great, but a fine neighborhood place. Unfortunately, my friend got food poisoning from our last visit. By the end of the meal he was doubled over. He talked to the manager, who could not have been more disinterested. We thought he might... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We went to the Open City on 2 occasions for breakfast while we were staying in the Omni Shoreham hotel opposite. It was a great little diner always busy with helpful staff and the breakfast was really tasty! I love the scrambles with breakfast potatoes, would definitely recommend them! We also had dinner there one 1 occasion but unfortunately the... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was staying at the Wardman Park Marriott and wanted to combine a little walk with a nice breakfast before heading to airport. Open City Coffeehouse was perfect with a nice slection of omelettes and breakfast fare. This is definitely a local's favorite with a buzz that accompanies Sunday brunch. It was crowded so plan ahead but definitely a stop... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

There was a little bit of a wait on sat and sun when I went. Yes, I went both days it was so good. The food had a modern twist on comfort food and the service was amazing!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

When I first moved to D.C. Open City was right outside my apartment door, so I had the chance to frequent this place. And I have never been disappointed. Open City does equally well with its breakfast, lunch, AND dinner, which in my opinion is hard to do. I love how diverse the menu is, and there is truly something... 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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