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Open City

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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Syracuse, New York
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in town for a conference we stopped here several times as it was in close proximity to our hotel. Had breakfast here twice, and dinner at least twice. Breakfast seems consistently good. Had an omelette one time, and a HUGE stack of pancakes the next. Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating, though I preferred the indoor as there were... More 

Thank Val M
United States
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348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy, vibrant place. Really enjoyed the kale Caesar salad at $12. Great smoothies, too! About $16 per person, no booze or dessert, before tip.

Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate dinner and breakfast here during my 5 day stay. Dinner with 6 people and everyone was happy with the food. Breakfast great food also, just 2 of us. Only one waitress and place filled up fast, so service was a little slow.

Thank Alice M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I sropped by this. café last year for breakfast and it was outstanding. Today I stopped off after work to have a glass of iced tea and a snack. The service was awful, the traffic was loud and they Falafel plate was average at best. The service staff seemed disorganized without any direction and a little overwhelmed by a fairly... More 

Thank Brent R
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous. Fast service, great food and friendly people. The place is buzzing. At term times you may need to book first.

Thank nosae17
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very close to Marriott Wardman Park, though! Good food and wine options, but kind of expensive - Carnivore pizza is a must!

Thank Bruno M
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Open City is across from the Omni Shoreham. Casual. Convenient and quality food. Generous portion that I took to go for another meal...sesame, ginger quinoa with tempeh, edamame and other yummy veggies.

Thank Gina B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice location I can recommend joining the whole day. Excellent breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Very tasty cake. Perfect beer and wine. Really kindly staff with a lot of fun and humor. Such a nice atmosphere. Try it!!

Thank alexanderstruss
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the neighborhood and joined the crush of diners on a Sunday morning. It is a popular spot and the wait was about a half hour. Loved the food. The wait staff seems very young and hip and was very attentive.

Thank KristianJL
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No question about it, you need to go here! The food is amazing, the staff is cool and very helpful, the coffee is the best I've ever had in America! Be there early, or late, on weekends.

Thank Saga B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
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

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