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Open City

Certificate of Excellence
Upper Northwest
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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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Urbana, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good drip coffee. Many unique touches like the animal crackers that come with the coffee. I didn't care for my iced coffee or iced Americano though. Breakfast items were great! Skip the grilled chicken salad. The chicken was burnt. May have been a fluke...

Thank jmw121805
Toronto, Canada
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219 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is terrific, service was good and the ambience a touch funky but pleasant. What got to us was the nickel and diming. A stack of pancakes is already $10 (with no accompaniments -- but if you want blueberries, that's extra. A mug of coffee (it is a large one) is $2.50, but a refill costs another $1.50. And... More 

Thank buffytvs488
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Open City is good name for this restaurant- sidewalk seating, wonderful,service, varied menu. I ate breakfast and supper here- meals are generous in size and amazing in taste. Service was great, prices very reasonable.

Thank Kathy M
Long Grove, Illinois
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A mainstay for our April meetings, we're here as often as we can be. Clever menus and (bless them!) good, strong coffee. Love this place, but no matter how big it is, it tends to fill up fast. Worth going to, just plan to spend a little time.

Thank samanthaf1963
Riverdale, Utah
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate here for brunch and a dinner. Stopped by on the way to th Metro for a latte most mornings. Being a coffee snob, I'm particular. Brunch was excellent - many options on the menu. Servers were accommodating since we and needed separate totals.

Thank Nettters
Columbia, Missouri
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My group was to have dinner here. We called and were assured we could have separate checks. When our group of 15 showed up, we were told there would be no seperate checks. They asked what we wanted to do? Well we told them we would go elsewhere since they had lied. We gave them the names of the people... More 

Thank Nick P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here. Great ambience with sleek opus, reasonably priced food.Drinks were great. Highly recommend,

Thank pag1007
San Pablo, California
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was pretty busy but we didn't have to wait long to be seated. Nice green salad with chicken and lemon herb dressing. Would recommend if you want to eat something light.

Thank Eulal959
Princess Anne, Maryland
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flank steak was absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly. The hibiscus tea is great as well. It is a crowded place and quite noisy. Could barely even hear the waiter.

Thank Kellam21853
Franklin Square, New York
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a place to have a quick...quality...affordable meal...this was the perfect place. We had a combo breakfast and lunch....service was outstanding...food Came out quickly and accurately and tasted awesome. Finally price was very a reasonable...what else can you ask for?

Thank Ralph S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?