2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Busboys and Poets

Neighborhoods: U Street Corridor
Cuisine: Private Parties, Lunch, Catering

Busboys and Poets is a Private Parties, Lunch, and Catering restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped more than 18%.

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 Anaheim, CA

Busboys and Poets-A favorite!

One of my favorite places in DC – good food, good music, great ambiance, great little bookstore, a bar, and even a stage for performances. It is… perfect!!


Try the catfish. So good. It comes on a...

Try the catfish. So good. It comes on a cornbread pancake. Also, a friend had the pb & banana panini which looked delicious. Yum.

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 Baltimore, MD

A left of left combo of food, drinks, and books!

This is one of the newer places in town near the soon-to-be revitalized U St. Corridor. Liberals will love it all from the socially concious philosophy to the uber-leftist books to the vegan options on food, but conservatives can also enjoy a good drink and food at this loungy, urban chic place without feeling too overwhelmed. Busboys and Poets is a Langston Hughes reference, and particularly appeals to the creative types with their open mic, poetry reading sessions. There are even celebrity sightings, the most recent of which include Omarosa from the Apprentice and Ralph Nadar.

This place is popular. Our wait was said to be 20, but I think it was less. There are plenty of cool books addressing veganism, racial disparities, anti-war, and environmental advice to keep you occupied. The service is friendly, even flirty. The crowd is late 20s on up. The lighting is dim and the seating is mixed with bar seating, regular tables, and couches to share. The food is usual bar food, but done well. The drinks are delicious. The prices are usual given the menu options.

Pulled pork sandwich

Great sauce and plenty of meat! The coleslaw was just red cabbage, but the side salad was a good complement to the sandwich.

Tomato Pizza

This chocolate-y goodness was delicious, but not as light as a mousse should be.


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