Open City

American in Upper Northwest DC

Open City is a bedrock breakfast and brunch spot in Woodley Park, drawing a mix of diners including young families and old-time regulars. You'll find the usual assortment of egg- and pancake-centric dishes, along with brick-oven pizzas, pot roast, sandwiches and other comfort fare. Bartenders whip up an excellent Bloody Mary. Breakfast is served all day.

Though fairly quiet during the week, you'll need to arrive early for weekend brunch to beat the huge crowds that begin forming by 11am.