Busboys is open

Busboys and Poets at 1025 5th St NW is now open. The MVSNA dropped by Busboys soft opening on Tuesday night. The official press release is now on the MVT CID website.


Busboys and Poets is known as a restaurant with broad appeal because of its modest prices, creative décor, diverse clientele, and wide variety of events. Entrees vary from meatloaf to crab cakes and range from $8 to $21. Events will include art openings, poetry readings, lectures, book signings, fundraisers, and receptions – serving as a gathering place for the area. The space will take on the unique character of the neighborhood that is Mount Vernon Triangle.

I’ll visit Busboys this weekend for pictures and to confirm the operating hours. The website is now under construction, but I lifted the hours for the other two locations from the website a couple weeks back – I’d imagine the 5th & K St hours will be similar.

14th & V Streets:
Sunday 9 AM – 12 Midnight
Monday – Thursday 8 AM – Midnight
Friday 8 AM – 2 AM
Saturday 9 AM – 2 AM

Sunday 9 AM – 11 PM
Monday – Thursday 9 AM – Midnight
Friday – Saturday 9 AM – 1 AM

Columbo from PQLiving also has a brief Busboys posting this morning.

UPDATE (9/27/2008 8:45 AM): After a brief chat with Shallal during our visit to Busboys last night I believe the hours will eventually be:

Sunday 9 AM – 12 Midnight
Monday – Thursday 7 AM – Midnight
Friday 7 AM – 2 AM
Saturday 9 AM – 2 AM

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    fourthandeye says

    A few of us went to Busboys last night for the debates. Owner Andy Shallal stopped by the table to chat. We learned that the hours will be 7am-midnight on weekdays and open until 2am on Fri/Sat. The 7am open time is earlier than either of his other two locations. He said he wanted to go head-to-head with Starbucks at CityVista and thinks his fair-trade coffee and breakfast offerings will compete well.