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Busboys and Poets

1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
+1 202-789-2227
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast. Lots of choices, including gluten free and vegetarian. Happy hostess and servers. Breakfast had big portions and were all delicious. Left happy. Kind of an eclectic atmosphere. Informal, relaxed, creative, and warm. Worth a visit. Outdoor seating with some shaded cover is...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved everything about this restaurant from the people that worked here to the decor and food was delicious. I came here with a friend to meet someone else and if was amazing place. We ordered the pear salad I got salmon which was fresh...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here 2 times and both were great experiences. Food, service, no long wait, and the selection of books in the store all were great. Would highly recommend!

Thank I3183MEmariannem
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So good! Had the poached pear salad with goat cheese. I added a scoop of chicken salad on top too! My hubby had the same only added a crab cake. We both would come back again!

Thank Abbydalem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The host who greeted us was phenomenal, friendly and accommodating. It took a while to get a salad and the lettuce literally taste like they pulled the weeds from the backyard washed them and serviced them with some vinaigrette but, the food was great! There...More

Thank Resa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and a great ambiance. I was in D.C. five days and ate here three nights. Their pecan pie is to die for. Their entrees are huge. If you are not to hungry stick to the appetizers...More

Thank Richard R R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived for dinner at 9:30 PM, and we were seated in about 15 min. This gave us time to browse in the book store which is part of the atmosphere. We enjoyed the food which was well prepared. My criticism is...More

Thank 193barryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit was our family of six. We went for dinner and most of us had sandwiches. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere. The problem was the service. Our waitress spent much of her time...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So delicious! We went here our first night in DC and we went right back to another Busboys and Poets the next night! It was THAT good. We were with vegan friends, so I eat vegan out of respect for their choices. I had the...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish we had one near where I live because I would eat there constantly. So many amazing options that anyone can find something to eat and enjoy there. Great portion sizes too!

Thank Brandy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-2227
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