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Lindy's Bon Appetit

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2040 I St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
+1 202-452-0055
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Washington, DC
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very trans friendly. Somewhat sports oriented if you want to talk to people at the bar, so, ladies, read the Sports section before going. Handsome lawyer types at bar many nights. Policy wonky folks there, too, from GWU. Fab and Groovy to the max!

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Thank Stephany_10
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

OK. The Bon has been around FOREVER. In 1980, they knocked down everything else on Red Lion Row, except the Bon. It has great burgers and sandwiches. You never know who or what you will run into there. It's takeout only. But you can eat across the street in the park.

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Thank Alan Z
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I work in the area and my coworker convinced me to get breakfast from here despite two other people telling me not to. I had a sandwich from here but they went and picked it up so I hadn't seen the inside recently. I worked in the area 15+ years ago and LOVED the burgers and fries back then so... More 

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Pasadena, California
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388 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

The building is very quaint. Little else about this place deserves positivity. We ordered the chef salad and a meatball sandwich. The salad was topped with cold cuts. The meatballs were old and unsavory. As a bonus, the patrons drinking whiskey during lunch at the bar were talking about the price of escorts in town.

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Thank JackandResh
Miami, Florida
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

WOW! this buidling and the grounds evoke the splenfor of a nation's capital.Visible from all over the city as no building can be built taller than the dome,it truly is awe inspring and grand,yet dont stay outside,go see your congressmen and get access to the interior of the building so you ma view the chambers of the Senate and the... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

This place was recommended in our guidebook. We sat in a back patio where it was really grungy. My burger was decent. My kids got chicken tenders - they were awful. It was a pre-fab breaded chicken thing that had been cut up and refried. It looked like it had been cooked two or maybe three times. Absolutely awful. My... More 

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Thank Samantha74137
Key West, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

came across this little pub after walking the National Mall. Tired and really needing a cold beer that didn't require a white table cloth dining experience, we found this listed on trip advisor and couldn't have been happier! great food, good service and nice quiet stop away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

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Thank local385
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Ordered five different burgers, some fries, and a basket of excellent onion rings for a party of four. The burgers were great, but rather fatty and thus very filling. Putting these burgers on a freshly baked bun in stead of a factory baked spunge bun would do them more justice.

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Thank laurensbonnema
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

This is a small pub restaurant. The food is creative and very good. The service is excellent. My husbands only complaint was the diet cola didn't taste good. We all ordered burgers and enjoyed them very much.

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Thank clogtchr
Paris, France
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Lindy's--real name Lindy's Red Lion--located just four blocks up the street from the White House, was founded in 1974 and is a legendary Washington institution. My favorite is the "Au Poivre Double Burger," cooked rare. The meat is topped with bacon and ground black peper on a six-inch soft sub roll. Even if there's a six-month absence between my visits,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Delicatessen
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 I St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-452-0055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?