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Open City

2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
+1 202-332-2331
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (113 reviews)
“hash browns” (63 reviews)
“animal crackers” (29 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
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11 - 20 of 1,215 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attentive server. Pizza, burger, salmon dish and vegan tofu dish were all good. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank jmgsmggun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best option for the first night as we arrive late and nothing else was open at that time. Good food options that don’t take too long to prepare. Good ambience. Fare prices.

Thank Alvaro D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to wait 45 minutes for a table on a Sunday. Service was good, fast and cheerful. However, I was disappointed with my breakfast combination. The french toast was dry, the pork sausage as very dry, the sour dough bread was tough. The hast...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Run by very nice people. Quick and special service. Waitress recommended the burger and beer special for $12. Awesome deal. Great burger on an excellent bun. Great beers on tap served very cold. The menu is a little limited on dinner, but Open City does...More

Thank JamesA1987
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch during a break from a conference at a nearby hotel. Ordered the veggie burger and fries, which was delicious! The food was great, though the service was a bit off. Miscommunication among servers, but overall a good experience.

Thank Emily Y
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I went there during a lunch break from a conference at the close Marriott. Everything was perfect. Good beer; equilibrate service; juicy burger. Highly recommended.

Thank Cosimo U
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Food and atmosphere were great, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wait staff caring and appreciative. An alternative to fast food.

Thank akrumbein
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Went for Saturday brunch and Monday breakfast. Lots of choices on menu, reasonable prices and good food. Servers are young and friendly. Loved the animal cookies that came with my coffee. This is a casual, neighborhood place.

Thank Katryna
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I went here if accordance to reviews from TA. it is really popular this place & i managed to get a seat at the bar. I order the BBQ Pizza, which was really nice, very fulling, but that's american food for you. The service was...More

1  Thank sariej848
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I am so happy we discovered this place. My husband ordered a breakfast that wasn't to his liking so ordered plain eggs, explaining that he would pay for both. However, when the bill came they had taken off for his first order. We returned several...More

Thank denisec905
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18 September 2016|
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Response from Grammyplamla | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know that.
Didi L
5 September 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
10 April 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-2331
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