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Busboys and Poets

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U Street Corridor
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2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
+1 202-387-7638
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08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 08:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Groton, Massachusetts
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406 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place was buzzing - nice open decor - political art on the walls. Food was good as was the service - really nice place for brunch on a sunday.

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Thank Alan P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish I had taken pictures but I was having such a good time I forgot.. The food and drinks we're awesome... The service unbelievable and Interactive... it had that feeling like you were right in the middle of New York City... The crowd was of all ages... the diversity matched up with what America has become at the time... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here four times in the past couple of weeks. The ambiance is great. Real hipster vibe. Bookstore. Couches. It's cool. However the food is below average and the service is even worse then that. I asked a small short haired girl to wrap my food she responded "me"? I guess server etiquette is not a part of their... More 

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a hipster and not a foodie you will enjoy this busy spot. Me not so much. The food was bland, it was loud and crowded.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When traveling, I always look for places that boast great vegan options but still serve meat-based dishes, since I travel with family members who are not vegans. I have tried almost everything on the menu, but my favorites are the vegan chicken stir-fry and the vegan nachos. This is a great place to go whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or... More 

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Thank Hawks321
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yugely bigly. People have said (I don't know, I just hear it) that busboys is a terrific establishment, probably the best restaurant in DC. Truly amazing.

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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88 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting bookstore/restaurant combo place. I apparently came in at the wrong time though, because all the items I really wanted off the menu were dinner only and I was 30-40 minutes too early for that. What I did end up ordering was still very good though. They've got a nice selection of special cocktails there. I tried a couple... More 

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maryland
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dropped in for lunch and had a very enjoyable visit. There wasn't a wait for a table and the atmosphere was very pleasing. I had an angel hair pasta/asparagus entrée that was delish. The server was very engaging. This location is a short walk from the U Street Metro.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are glad we dined at Busboys and Poets. The food great, nice atmosphere and excellent service. We went for Happy Hour and selected entrees off the main and HH menus. My husband stayed the cocktails were great. Busboys was one of the tastiest dining options during our whole trip. We enjoyed the: excellent lamb sliders (HH 1/2 off), sweet... More 

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Thank TXLady10
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to go to this place as it is very close to our hotel ...it's basically a American Bar with good options of cocktails.we had a great time ...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?