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Creme Cafe and Lounge

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U Street Corridor
American, Bar, Pub
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2436 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4502
+1 202-601-7554
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18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Hoped for a good experience however watched a men in needed of a wheelchair ramp be told they could wheel him down stairs, go thru back kitchen entrance, or eat outside. Not acceptable. He ate outside. Not good. Food did not come out evenly. Ordered two chicken and waffles and one was acceptable other order of chicken was unacceptable and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Friends and I went to this location for brunch. We called ahead and were told that we did not need reservations. Upon arrival, the hostess appeared to be inconvenienced by our lack of reservations. After a 20 minute wait, we were seated and received less than ideal service. On a positive note, the crab cake was good. It had a... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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670 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

An excellent spot for brunch, where I'd recommend the signature waffles and chicken. Waffle is light and tasty, chicken perfectly fried (and choice of white or dark meat). Attentive service. Unlike many DC brunch places, not overly slammed during peak hours.

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Thank LMOverby
Brooklyn, New York
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I had Sunday brunch with 3 of my sorority sisters and discovered that the restaurant had moved 6 blocks from it's original destination. I called at 11am to see if we needed reservations and I was told that we did not. We arrived and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. There was a party of approximately 20 people... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Both the branch and the dinner are great. The enviromnement is nice and also staff is very pleasant. Great place if you want to relax after a work day.

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Thank Jacopo R
Stafford, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem on a busy street, you can't go wrong. A quaint restaurant with a menu that will knock your socks off. Try the shrimp and grits .. I swear you will be impressed. If it hadn't rained, we would have been sitting outside. Prices are very reasonable. I've added this to the top of my list when I... More 

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Thank eileen r
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

My friend had a silent soirée here. It was a nice cafe sized location. The bartenders were entertaining. The chicken and waffles were to die for. Seriously that chicken was seasoned to perfection. The shrimp and grits were decent. I think it would of been better if it wasn't cold. (Like I said it was a friend's party so the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We met some friends at Creme-La Bonne for dinner last week because we had heard the mussels were good. Well they weren't. There was so much sand and grit in them that several of us paused on our first or second bite to make sure we had not broken a tooth. They were pretty tasteless overall and the idea of... More 

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Thank ThysMan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

If you have a large party, don't come here!! Manager gets amnesia when it comes to getting your deposit back. Initially, our deposit was refundable then the day of the event she claims the $150 was a holding fee. Written contract states nothing of the deposit being non-refundable. The level of unprofessionalism is asinine! Food is mediocre by the way.... More 

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Thank kiya3_99
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Reserved a large party, in which the owner, Teggy, required a $150 towards food. She explicitly told me that she would return the deposit from paid bill. Not all the party arrived and I told the waitress to release the seats. Once the $400 bill came, the owner refused to return the $150 because the entire party did not show... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2436 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4502
  • Public Transportation: Closest Metro Station is U Street, Cardozo, (exit 13th street), easily accessible from the Green & Yellow lines
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-601-7554

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