Busboys & Poets

(202) 789-2227 | View Website

1025 5th St Nw, Washington, DC | Directions   20001

38.902795 -77.018709

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Neighborhoods: Northwest, Mount Vernon Square, Northwest Washington

Busboys & Poets
Busboys & Poets

From The Owners of Busboys & Poets

The third outpost of the burgeoning local Busboys and Poets chain looks set to be a neighborhood hangout.

Nachos, Vegan Nachos, Chicken Quesadilla, Vegan Quesadilla, Local Cheese Plate, Coconut Tofu Bites, Chicken Barley Soup, Harira Soup, Beef Chili, House Salad... more

Reviews for Busboys & Poets

over a year ago

Big restaurant, good atmosphere – 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.

over a year ago

A Fun, Vibrant Cafe – 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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