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Open City

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Upper Northwest
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2331 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2622
+1 202-332-2331
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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Powhatan, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I town for conference, wife and I checked out reviews and went for a weekend dinner. Busy, but we were seated right away. Got an appetizer (crispy Brussel sprouts) and split the buffalo chicken pizza. Both were hot, fresh, and quick to the table. Pizza is more of a NY thin, crust was very good. Breakfast (all day) menu looked... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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308 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place for a drink and/or dinner. Had the best pizza here...ever. The Carnivore. Nice atmosphere.

Thank David B
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice whilst attending a conference at the nearby Marriott Wardman Park. Nice selection of burgers, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items. Very friendly staff and a nice vibe. Definitely a good place to go for a relaxed bite.

Thank Back_to_Sandringham
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was very good. We loved their take on hash browns, french toast and huevos rancheros. There were many other things on the menu that we didn't try. The only challenge was that this is an incredibly popular spot which made for a bit of a wait but once we received the food we were glad we stuck it... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at this nice spot for breakfast. The food was good, friendly service, and we got our food fast. I also like the variety on the menu.

Thank DDukes_13
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Burned my main dish and overcharged for a lousy, lukewarm chai latte. Windows were wide open on a very cold night. Really??

Thank changhs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Went with colleague, they were out of several items even early in the evening. The chicken and waffles were pretty good BUT my friend's Salmon was awful. Overcooked, overspiced and just almost inedible.

Thank Tom P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The night we got to DC we headed over to Open City to have a couple of drinks. The restaurant is on the small side and with a group of 6 they put us on their enclosed patio. My only complaint is the lighting in there wasn't very good and I had specifically gone there for the gluten free option,... More 

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United States
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We ate here all the time we were in DC. Breakfast was great-love the hashbrowns. The people were great, very friendly, went the extra mile to please. Lunch- Soups were very good, interesting sandwiches. Desserts were homemade, Cheesecake was my favorite-so rich. They have an extensive tea selection.

Thank Matt H
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were seated right away. Great service and different menu made lunch very interesting. Seating kinda tight but now comfortable.

Thank CherieB2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?