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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
+1 202-387-7638
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (82 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service was great from hostess and waitress. Menu had some unique choices. Our party of 5 all loved their meal and apps. Reasonably priced for DC. Definitely a ‘recommend’!

Thank MisterDT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a cool place. I loved the decor and the underlying meaning of the restaurant. Food is outrageously good. I had the Brussels sprouts and sea bass sandwich with sweet potato fries. Really good! Service was excellent. I will definitely be back.

Thank vwlangley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual dining inddor or outdoor. Fast service and good pricing. Good selection of drinks. Large portions with fresh vegetables. Nice waiter who helped us make a good choise.

Thank Lovisa72
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Went there with my partner. The waitress was lovely and really open to give us advice (it was our 1st time there). Dessert was amazing and decor and ambiance fantastic. Highly recommended it.

Thank steph_on_the_road1
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit here and the first time I had to send a dish back. I ordered the Sweet Potato Hash which consisted of brown rice, kale, diced sweet potatoes, a poached eggs and seasonings After a taking a small fork full, the...More

1  Thank Jo-Ann K B
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I stopped into Busboys and Poets for a quick breakfast at the bar. The bartender was friendly and attentive. My eggs, home fries, and toast breakfast was yummy. I paired that with fresh-squeezed OJ.

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

what an amazing place, great food, very casual and fun. Service is amazing, there's just something about that place that makes wanna go there from the atmosphere, to the food, just amazing. Highly recommended as well for brunch

Thank saziz90
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We actually ate at 2 different locations in 24 hours---dinner and then brunch the next day. Neither place disappointed. The chicken salad sandwich with the sweet potato fries was great and the sweet potato pancakes were delicious. The others enjoyed their meals too.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have never being able to walk and sit (without reservations) at a restaurant in DC. This happened on a Sunday brunch at this restaurant. Great selection of food and delicious as well. Vegetarians and non vegans would enjoy delicious foods. Drinks, especially the Bloody...More

Thank Misspty1
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Very casual and fun environment. My daughter and I's go to is the french toast, it's the best brunch in DC.

Thank haholtzhauer
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Response from OhOneMoreThing | Reviewed this property |
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20 May 2016|
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Response from sworrels | Reviewed this property |
Grits may be but not sure about shrimp as they are served with a sauce that may contain flour. However they do have other GF choices.
20 May 2016|
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Response from ags3391 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely call, but so many gluten free choices No on the reservations but wait was not horrible at 8:30 on a Friday night. Maybe 20 minutes. And you can get a drink at the bar or browser the books.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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: 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-7638
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