Busboys and Poets

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 9 ratings

1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 789-2227
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    5 ratingMay 31, 2015

    Great food, GF options, terrific service.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2015

    So thankful for places like this where a Celiac can eat fried food safely. I had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes under delicious white gravy. Southern cooking without gluten, and it was only about $15. First time I'd had fried chicken at a restaurant since diagnosis. The gravy made it even better. As an appetizer, we had nachos. The toppings were great, though the chips left a bit to be desired.

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2015

    Very reliably delicious. Went for brunch and got Mekhleme, an Iraqi dish with eggs, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and spices. Delicious. This local chain clearly marks regular menu with GF symbol, though not brunch menu. They were happy to check with chef on dishes for me the first time I came, so I ordered the same thing this time around. Most brunch items come with toast, and as a non-celiac I didn't bother alerting them not to include it this time - I simply didn't eat it. It wasn't a problem on my first visit asking them to leave it out, and I'm pretty sure they let me sub for fruit. they're very knowledgeable and cater to special diets (vegan, etc.)

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2014

    The waiter let me know that vegan and gluten were their specialty, so they would make sure I was taken care of. I ordered an omelette, and asked for mixed greens instead of their other side options. It was great, I'd definitely go back!

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    1 ratingNovember 30, 2014

    I was looking at their menu to see what their gluten free options were. I noticed the Chicken Barley Soup was listed as one of their gluten free options!!!! I called the restaurant and was told there was not wheat in the soup and was therefore gluten free. I educated the manager and he said he would contact their department/person who handled the menu to have them change it. Based on this error, I did not feel comfortable going to this restaurant and I was not sure what other mistakes have been made in their labeling.

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    5 ratingApril 28, 2014

    Delicious! Loved the fried chicken. I would definitely return.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2013

    Honestly the best gluten free pizza I have had. I get it every time I'm on town and have never had a problem with cross contamination. Their menu is very clearly marked and the staff generally knowledge, with the widest variety of options I've found in the city so far. I never feel like I have to worry when I eat there.

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2013

    they had several GF items on the menu. my wife, the celiac, had GF rice and beans with chicken, I had the GF fried chicken and collard greens. both were quite tasty! great food, great service! loved it!

Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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