Busboys & Poets

restaurants / American

Busboys & Poets information

Washington, DC , USA
2021 14th St NW
+1 202 387 7638
Getting there
Metro: U St
More information
mains $9-19
Opening hours
8am-midnight Sun-Thu, to 2am Fri & Sat
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Busboys (named for a Langston Hughes poem) has become as much a keystone of the U St scene as Ben’s Chili Bowl. It seems to capture that sense of what DC really is . So what is DC? Intellectual, multiracial, opinionated, creative, takes itself a little too seriously (just perhaps), supportive of its local community, but sometimes a bit too obsessed by its own laptop. Everything we’ve just described is pretty much the daily scene inside B&P, the sort of place where everyone gathers for coffee, wi-fi and a progressive vibe (and attached bookstore) that makes San Francisco feel conservative. The food is upscale diner: sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and the like, all quite tasty and reasonably priced. There are a couple of other B&P locations, but this one is the flagship.