Busboys & Poets

★★★★☆
The third outpost of the burgeoning local Busboys and Poets chain looks set to be a neighborhood hangout.
  • 1025 5th St Nw

    Washington, DC 20001

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  • 202-789-2227

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Sun 9am-12am, Mon-Wed 8am-12am, Sat 8am-12am, Thu-Fri 8am-1am

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The downtown iteration of the classic U St. landmark bookstore-restaurant-fair trade market-hangout does not have the same community-oriented vibe, bur provides much-appreciated breathing room. Spreading out over a roomy bi-level space and several dining areas, Busboys does a good job of integrating its original character in a different location. The large outdoor patio is a great addition. Busboys always seems to be busy, so there??s often a wait and the staff comes off a bit distant and harried. The atmosphere is laid-back, though it can get loud when crowded. Reasonably priced with mainstream American fare, Busboys is worth a dinner, especially if you can snag a low-slung couch on the patio and people-watch outside munching on a burger in a pita.

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★★★★☆

The downtown iteration of the classic U St. landmark bookstore-restaurant-fair trade market-hangout does not have the same community-oriented vibe, bur provides much-appreciated breathing room. Spreading out over a roomy bi-level space and several dining areas, Busboys does a good job of integrating its original character in a different location. The large outdoor patio is a great addition. Busboys always seems to be busy, so there??s often a wait and the staff comes off a bit distant and harried. The atmosphere is laid-back, though it can get loud when crowded. Reasonably priced with mainstream American fare, Busboys is worth a dinner, especially if you can snag a low-slung couch on the patio and people-watch outside munching on a burger in a pita.

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Busboys and Poets is always packed, and I pass by this place almost daily. If not for the tasty dishes, go here to just hang out with friends over a drink or some coffee - it's got that great coffeehouse vibe complete with unique artwork and the occasional poetry slam or jazz band playing. This location boasts a nice outdoor seating area, where you can either sit at tables or lounge on patio couches. The food here is pretty solid - they offer mostly American dishes like burgers and sandwiches, and even have some good vegan or vegetarian options. Desserts here are noteworthy as well; try their bread pudding, but not after a big dinner. It's dense, sweet and totally worth it.

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★★★★☆

Busboys and Poets is always packed, and I pass by this place almost daily. If not for the tasty dishes, go here to just hang out with friends over a drink or some coffee - it's got that great coffeehouse vibe complete with unique artwork and the occasional poetry slam or jazz band playing. This location boasts a nice outdoor seating area, where you can either sit at tables or lounge on patio couches. The food here is pretty solid - they offer mostly American dishes like burgers and sandwiches, and even have some good vegan or vegetarian options. Desserts here are noteworthy as well; try their bread pudding, but not after a big dinner. It's dense, sweet and totally worth it.

Pros: good food, cool setup and decor, hosts events

Cons: gets crowded, long waits, loud

Message from Busboys & Poets

Plan your private event with us! Call our events team at 202-332-6432 to make a reservation

More about Busboys & Poets

Free wi-fi spot, restaurant, bar, bookstore, fair trade market and live performance space. visit our website for a schedule of events: www.busboysandpoets.com

 

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