2121 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009


Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw

Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM, Fridays 11 AM to midnight, Saturdays 9 AM to midnight, and Sunday 9 AM to 11 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Gumbo; crispy chicken breast; pecan-crusted trout; crab burger; jalapeño-cheddar grits; lemon pound cake; peach-and-blackberry cobbler.

Price Details:
Starters, $6 to $12; main courses and sandwiches, $9 to $18.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Scene: Food Specials, Outdoor Seating

Happy Hour Details:
4 PM to 7 PM every day at the bar.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Eatonville: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Named for the Florida hometown of author Zora Neale Hurston, this sprawling dining room with chandeliers and paddle fans is a lively spot for a Southern-style repast. That means fried chicken with jalapeño-sausage gravy (ask for a bone-in thigh instead of the boneless breast) and custardy mac and cheese or the odd-sounding but delicious fried poached eggs over bacon-studded potato hash. The frittata, with its woodsy shiitakes, feta, and arugula, is a departure from the Dixie theme, but it works. Flaky biscuits come with a few plates—if they don’t, order a round. And don’t overlook the marvelous lavender lemonade, served in a Mason jar. Saturday and Sunday 9 to 3.