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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 - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great food fast service

had breakfast and lunch here during my stay. Very convenient and the service was quick. Sit down or take out. I was there after the blizzard so the outdoor area was not open but would be a great place to relax and enjoy good food and a glass of wine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Luv2bhome
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

had breakfast and lunch here during my stay. Very convenient and the service was quick. Sit down or take out. I was there after the blizzard so the outdoor area was not open but would be a great place to relax and enjoy good food and a glass of wine!

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Thank Luv2bhome
Pittsburgh, PA
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Open City many times since it is conveniently located across the street from the Omni Shoreham, where we typically stay. I have gone because they have several vegan selections (marked vegan on the menu!!!!) However, the most recent time I was told that none of their bread is vegan. This means the vegan sandwich (again, MARKED... More 

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Thank natter1327
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here 2 mornings in a row on our recent weekend trip to DC. Stayed at the lovely hotel across the street. Service was good.....the place was very busy both mornings. Food was good BUT...one of the reasons we ate here was 2 people in our family are vegans. This place advertises vegan selections, but they are not... More 

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Thank Steuby
Monroe, North Carolina
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116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Skip the hotel and get over to Open City for breakfast. We enjoyed a great breakfast for the cost of one person at the hotel. The service was excellent and quick. While busy with a packed house, our food came in minutes. Highly recommended

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Thank UCanTrustMe1953
new hampshire
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had breakfast here early on a Saturday morning. There were few diners and the service was very quick and friendly. There was a wide selection of food and an unusually large variety of teas on offer. The price was very reasonable.

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Thank Steve S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed across the road and was at first put off by the line outside every breakfast and dinner-time. We finally started to go when the pull of yummy smelling coffee calls us inside from the cold. Breakfast was portioned heartily and options ranged from healthy to filling. I also loved the gluten free pizza I had once for dinner.... More 

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Thank lyana_witch
Mechanicsville, Maryland
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attending a conference just across the street and popped over for lunch. It was SUPER crowded, we had to shout just to converse at a small table. Our food was good, we had various sandwiches. It was a bit pricey for what we got, but all in all a good option. Lunch went faster than expected with the... More 

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Thank idiganthro
Janesville, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is unique & delicious. My husband enjoyed 3 cheese with bacon & pepper relish sandwich. I had a arugula beet salad with pistachio nuts & pomegranate, exquisite. It is a very popular place. Luckily we made it before the rush

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Thank Lyla F
Ocean City, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chicken and Waffles, bacon infused syrup, along with burboun infused syrup.......chocolate silk pie....nuff said

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Thank Jay K
texas
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast brunch with friends and family. Had the California Omelet. The avocado used in it was good. I would have enjoyed salsa with it instead of the standard pepper sauce but that is personal preference only. Others in our group said that the oatmeal was excellent and the pancakes were good. service was ok for our larger group. Would... 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>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
  • 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?