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Busboys and Poets

1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
+1 202-789-2227
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this place! Great food, great people, great service, fantastic books! I love everything about this place!

Thank Triner86
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very efficient and friendly despite the crowded Sunday morning. Tasty omelette. Florentine was OK. Nice tea selection/presentation. I like the vibe of this place. Would return.

Thank SamOnLanier
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this gem of a restaurant searching for restaurants near me, we walked there from our hotel, loved the healthy options, gorgeous artwork, Pleasant waiters and waitresses, found a couple of books, while we waited for our meal. Loved it.

Thank Lila L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined at Busboys and Poets last week in their private room with a big group and was impressed with how helpful the staff was. I had the blackened salmon and my boyfriend had the shrimp and grits. Both were great and had a good...More

Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, eclectic place for weekend brunch. The menu has a great variety with some unique offerings mixed with the usual brunch staples. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere as it was like eating in a loud library. Very cool and fun space. I highly recommend for...More

Thank TravelGalUNC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening meal. The place is lively. I had a really good pizza..things dough...lovely toppling. All the food was well cooked and served by friendly staff. The price were fair I would thoughly recommend this restaurant... Enjoy!!

Thank Lionel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was Amazing. The food was right on target and not overly expensive. Service was great. Much choices but seems based in southern home cooking...

Thank Ken2fortax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our son said the Cubano was the best he ever had. We had vegan items that were fabulous too. This was the best restaurant we visited on our trip to DC.

Thank rawband
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lunch after the National Portrait and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Walked up town to this restaurant. Had to wait about 15 minutes but it was worth the wait. Gave us the opportunity to peruse the books and take some great pictures of the...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the time you walk in the door, you know you're about to have a great experience. The hostesses are very pleasant and the wait wasn't long on a Sunday evening. Has a very afro-centric vibe to it with great music. I had the pan-roasted...More

Thank Shameka K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-2227
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