Busboys and Poets - U Street

2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 8 AM to midnight, Friday 8 AM to 2 AM, Saturday 9 AM to 2 AM, and Sunday 9 AM to midnight.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Moroccan lentil soup; burger; grilled catfish.

Price Details:
Starters, $5.95 to $8.95; main courses, $6.95 to $20.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible

Neighborhood Eats: Busboys and Poets

Part Beat Generation coffeehouse, part 21st-century lounge, these neighborhoody places are forums for indie films, poetry readings, and open-mike nights. They’re also more about the scene than the food. Still, there are some reliable offerings: deftly spiced Moroccan lentil soup, a juicy, oversize burger, and grilled catfish.

-March, 2008