11.15.2005

Open City Opens

Metrocurean commenters are reporting that Open City, the much-anticipated coffee/diner/bar/"third place", opens today.

Open City, reports On Tap, "will offer WiFi and feature a gourmet coffee bar, a full-service (cocktail) bar with beer on tap and some 12-or-so wines by-the-glass, and plenty of seats in the dining area to order upscale-ish diner food like Italian-style pizzas, eggs all day, sandwiches and salads." It's also a nonsmoking establishment.

Open City, the third spot from the owner of Tryst and The Diner, is located at 2331 Calvert St. NW

7 comments:

Tyler said...

The wifi won't be up for another week.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like busboys and poets.

Mr_T_in_DC said...

Which building in Woodley Park is this in? Is it the new-ish office building on the SE corner of Calvert & Connecticut? Looking forward to checking it out. Hopefully it will take some of the burden off Tryst and The Diner on weekend mornings.

Amanda said...

It's right beside New Heights.

Anonymous said...

is it definitely open now?

Anonymous said...

It is definitely open! I went last night for dinner...Food was pretty good, especially for the first night. Service a bit on the slow and disorganized side, but that is expected for the first day of business. Menu pretty similar to diner's, with the addition of pizzas.

Chris said...

I finally tested the joint out. I was underwhelmed. The wine portions are ridiculously small and the food was so-so. I'm willing to allow for a new restaurant's "growing pains" so I'm hopeful they'll tweak it a bit. The waiter acted as if the complaints about the wine were commonplace. He suggested it was b/c the Riedel "O" line creates an optical illusion. I'm not sold on it.