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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Upper Northwest)
202-387-7638
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Ranked #58 of 2,646 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant for "just lunch" and ended up staying for a few hours! First of all, the food was TERRIFIC!! Service was great. We really enjoyed the atmosphere, which is a cross between a comfortable bookstore, a coffee-pub hangout place, and a casual place to sit and eat. We were quite comfortable just sitting, eating, chatting, and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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412 reviews 412 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I always love breakfast here, not because the food is the best, but the atmosphere is better. I always find the Turkey Sausage a bit dry here. I had the breakfast for 9 bucks ( two eyes any style, turkey sausage and fruit, plus toast) a soya mocha. Something about the buzz in this place that makes it a great... More

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Genoa, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have been for a dinner. We have just waited for 15 minutes but we spent this time looking for a book and drinking beer! Food and price were good! Nice!

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Washington DC
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you like to work on your computer at restaurants, this is one of the better places to do so in DC. With a full menu and bar, you really can fall into a project for hours. And as such, they are accepting of computer-toting guests, and there are plenty of seats throughout (be warned though, it's usually hard to... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stumbled into this place quite by accident. We needed a place to eat dinner, and asked my GPS to list the nearby restaurants. The name of this place caught our attention. The decor is old-fashioned beatnik. Many of the tables are furnished with sofas and lounging benches rather than chairs. There are some with chairs, but we had to... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Because of the positive reviews plus the recommendation of a friend, I stopped by for an early dinner. Service was great plus there were so many items I wanted to try. I ended up with the Mediterranean burger with sweet potato fries. I loved that my fries were crispy. Often times when I order sweet potato fries, they are soggy,... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We ate here twice on our August trip to Washington dc. Had done a lot of research on eating out so you had a lot to live up too Bus Boys !!! Did you do that ?? I would say !!! From the first moment we walked through the door it was like we were returning home ! And you... More

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Bloomfield, CT
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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

First time here: fantastic! We had brunch and could barely budge to leave (plenty, plenty to eat per serving). A beautiful environment to have brunch; professional and friendly server, lovely displayed meal and scrumptious food. Free wifi, too. The performance space in back is beautiful, too. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the food at this restaurant, I just wish that the noise level was a bit lower so that a dinner table conversation didn't mean shouting.

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Prague
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Atmosphere is ok - nothing special. Somewhat like a busy Barnes and Nobles BUT LOUD! AND NOISY!!! If you want a quit meal - which I wanted, go to another place. My food was fine but I can get the same quality at another place. Oh, no biggie but I'm picky about it - our waiter was wearing a cap!!

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