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Cornerstone Cafe

1501 M St NW, Ste 1, Washington DC, DC 20005-1700
+1 202-463-3911
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good44%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
14 Apr 2017
“Great lunch place”
4 Jan 2017
“Cornerstone visit”
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
1501 M St NW, Ste 1, Washington DC, DC 20005-1700
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Freindly staff, well organized and presetned. A large variety of foods. Great strawberries on the salad bar and really good brownies. This is one of my regualr lunch places

Thank slynn421
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went here Thursday before New year's.....although we thought the value was pretty good, unfortunately the food was cold and it was a bit picked over. However next time we go up there we may try it again.

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was unfriendly but the buffet was worse, everything was cold, from the eggs to the sausage to the bacon, and horribly salty. Actually couldn't eat more than a couple of bites before becoming nauseated.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of varied and quick buffet line. You pay by pound. 4 adults with drinks total was around $40. The only problem I had was food was not hot. I had French toast and it was cold. The others had pancakes and the biscuit &...More

Thank katie b
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were staying at the Jefferson just one block from the Cornerstone and looking for breakfasts that were quick, easy and cheap. This fit the bill perfectly. We ate here all three mornings of our stay. The food is served buffet-style so we could choose...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The restaurant located across the street where Westin and Lowes Madison sat. Open from morning to afternoon, only served breakfast and lunch, in buffet type. Foods would be re-arranged/re-set after 1030AM from Breakfast to Luncheon menu, which would formally begin around 11AM. Cost of foods...More

1  Thank Chuang004
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great breakfast buffet. Cold and hot items as well as ready-made. Always clean neat with very friendly service!

Thank TampaTrips
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

It's close to our hotel so we stopped by for breakfast. The place is fine, clean, good for groups of people and fussy eaters. Food is good, basic (hot/cold breakfast foods. But to be honest with you, our eggs and French Toast was clearly cooked,...More

Thank Rstraubh
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Had to grab a quick breakfast for the family before a long day touring DC. The Cornerstone has two large buffets with a very large and delicious selection of items for a quick breakfast. Many of these are pricey since they charge by the pound,...More

1  Thank YtheLongFace
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Came expecting a breakfast diner with individually priced breakfast offerings as their internet page indicates. Wrong. Its buffet only charged by the pound. The food was mostly good (not great) but was disappointed that my expectations were not met. Suggested to management that they do...More

1  Thank Hugh T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 M St NW, Ste 1, Washington DC, DC 20005-1700
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-463-3911
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