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Open City

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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
+1 202-332-2331
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (114 reviews)
“hash browns” (64 reviews)
“animal crackers” (30 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
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Reviewed yesterday

Wait staff were very helpful. Nice menu options - burger, pizza, fish, breakfast, etc. Outside patio available for dining outside. Food was good and plentiful.

Thank 04scooter285
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant for pleasing a variety of tastes. The menu has great breakfast options that are available all day. I was very impressed by the grain bowl. Salads, burgers, and pizza are also on the menu. My boyfriend and I were delightfully surprised by by...More

Thank BLocke03
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One word...Yuk! My dining partner and I are always in the hunt in the DMV area to satisfy of discriminating taste buds to match our hometown of Chicago! Yesterday's find was an Epic fail! She thought the ratings from her social media find would do...More

Thank Kemeko
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent morning at Zoo and had lunch at Open City. Great spot. Food and service were excellent! The pizza was one of the best ever. Wife had the grilled cheese and tomato bisque which were amazing.

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wish I’d had breakfast. The menu looked so good. Lunch was terrific as well. Many vegetarian options. Hummus was terrific. Neat open air setup.

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and service was good but kind of pricey for what you get. Great atmosphere though. I had the omelette which was perfectly prepared. Place was very busy and seemed like the kind of place the locals go.

Thank psianojr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Open City has fantastic meals to offer incl. vegetarian and vegan options. I enjoy coming here a lot!

Thank FranziRinDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open city has a great menu, a lot of delicious food, the coffee though... that was dissapointing, it was burned and bland.

Thank francesco d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes our memories are better than reality... and after a few years of remembering, when you finally get back to a place it can be disappointing. Open City was just as good as I remembered! The open air tables inside are my favorite spot to...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good breakfast . Open air , busy air weekends with locals . Service good and quick Royale breakfast very large

Thank 88beaumont
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September 17, 2016|
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Response from Grammyplamla | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know that.
Didi L
September 4, 2016|
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Response from carsonturkey | Reviewed this property |
A shot of espresso with micro foam over the top I think
Matthew T
April 9, 2016|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
A lot of people go there on Saturday morning but they can handle quite a few. My experience has been 30-40 minutes. If you can you can send somebody ahead to sign in so everybody doesn't have to wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 202-332-2331
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