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D.C.'s Newest Late-Night Dining Options

The city continues to get more late night eats

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| R. Lopez

Making a plan for sustenance is an important part of maintaining stamina for any late night excursion, regardless of whether or not lots of drinking is involved. D.C. has had a consistently good array of late night dining options for those who fin hunger striking at unexpected times, but it continues to broaden as restaurant options sprout all over the area.

The following is a list of newer restaurants that have either expanded their regular menu beyond the regular cutoff times of around 10 or 11 p.m.  Or they've introduced new limited late night menus with specific items from their regular menus.

Here, find an array of late night eats. Yes, there are of course new diners, burgers, and pizza on the list. There are also several options for gourmet tots. But also find Chinese dumplings, Vietnamese fried rice, several seafood dishes, along with arepas and buñuelos. Some of the restaurants even serve dessert.

Editor's note: Bonfire has been removed from this map because the kitchen closes at 11 p.m. on weekends and 10 p.m. on weekdays.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alta Strada

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465 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 629-4662
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Michael Schlow's new Italian restaurant now has a weekend late night menu available at the bar. Choose from a selection of antipasti and pizzas on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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2. Captain Cookie and the Milk Man (Store)

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2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 556-3396
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Looking for a sweet way to finish off the night? Captain Cookie & The Milkman stays open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 12 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. It started as a food truck but now has a storefront in Foggy Bottom. One of their most popular menu items is the chipwhich.

3. Compass Rose

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1346 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 506-4765
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On Friday and Saturday nights, Compass Rose has started serving bacon-wrapped LA danger dogs with avocado spread, mango, and house chili mustard. They’re also serving an Austrian pork schnitzel with potato salad and the ever-popular khachapuri cheese bread. These items are available until 2 a.m. on the aforementioned days only.

4. Copycat Co.

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1110 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 241-1952
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The late night dining options at one of D.C.’s trendiest cocktail bars take the form of skewers and dumplings filled with different types of meat. Choose from chicken, beef ribeye, lamb shoulder, or pork cheeks. There are also veggie options. Food is served until 3 a.m. on the weekends.

5. DC Diner

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802 13th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
One of D.C.’s newest diners, it's open 24 hours per day, so it’s never too late (or too early) to indulge in some of their chicken and waffles, French toast, cheeseburgers, or anything else from their extensive menu.

6. Duke's Grocery

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1513 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 733-5623
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On Wednesdays through Saturdays between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., Duke’s offers a limited menu for late diners, including a burger, Vietnamese fried rice, chicken liver pate, avocado toast, chickpea and green chili hummus, olive tapenade, and a pickle plate. Or get a slice of the pie of the day for something sweet.

7. Hank's Oyster Bar

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633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 733-1971
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HOB has been offering a late night menu for two years, but they just recently updated it. Now find oysters for $1.25, ceviche at half price and a few appetizers like fried calamari, shrimp po’ boys, lobster rolls, and desserts like key lime pie and chocolate mousse. These items are offered from 10 p.m. -12 a.m. every day of the week.

8. Samovar

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201 N Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850
On Fridays and Saturdays, this newly opened Russian restaurant in Rockville serves their full menu until 2 a.m. This includes a caviar bar with blintzes, borsch, salads, beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, and more.

9. Slim's Diner

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4200 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
The just-opened Slim's Diner in Petworth is now operating on their regular hours. That means blueberry pancakes, grilled cheese or a Petworth Special are available until 2 a.m. on the weekends and midnight during the week. The hype surrounding this place will almost guarantee a wait, so plan accordingly.

10. Surfside Taco Stand

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1800 N St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 466-1830
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Surfside has been one of the few 24-hour spots in Dupont Circle since they opened a little over a year ago. Not to be mistaken with the Glover Park location, this taco stand has a convenient quick-order option and offers tables and chairs for comfortable dining before 11 p.m. The tables are gone between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

11. The Riggsby

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1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 787-1500
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The Riggsby just debuted a “Nightcap” menu at their bar last month. It includes a few appetizers and entrees like chorizo-stuffed mushrooms, spaghetti, homemade potato chips, a burger, and jalapeño tater tots. The menu will be offered Sundays-Thursdays until 11:30 p.m. and Saturday nights until 12:30 a.m.

12. Toro Toro

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1300 I (Eye) Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 682-9500
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Available Sunday through Thursday, Toro Toro’s new late night menu is served from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. and from 12 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The menu options are described as “pan Latin small bites” and include xhoripán with Argentinean chorizo and a ciabatta roll, short rib arepas, and yuca buñuelos with jalapeño, Oaxaca cheese, and ají verde.

1. Alta Strada

465 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Michelle Goldchain
Michael Schlow's new Italian restaurant now has a weekend late night menu available at the bar. Choose from a selection of antipasti and pizzas on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
465 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Captain Cookie and the Milk Man (Store)

2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Looking for a sweet way to finish off the night? Captain Cookie & The Milkman stays open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 12 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. It started as a food truck but now has a storefront in Foggy Bottom. One of their most popular menu items is the chipwhich.
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

3. Compass Rose

1346 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
On Friday and Saturday nights, Compass Rose has started serving bacon-wrapped LA danger dogs with avocado spread, mango, and house chili mustard. They’re also serving an Austrian pork schnitzel with potato salad and the ever-popular khachapuri cheese bread. These items are available until 2 a.m. on the aforementioned days only.
1346 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Copycat Co.

1110 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
The late night dining options at one of D.C.’s trendiest cocktail bars take the form of skewers and dumplings filled with different types of meat. Choose from chicken, beef ribeye, lamb shoulder, or pork cheeks. There are also veggie options. Food is served until 3 a.m. on the weekends.
1110 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

5. DC Diner

802 13th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
One of D.C.’s newest diners, it's open 24 hours per day, so it’s never too late (or too early) to indulge in some of their chicken and waffles, French toast, cheeseburgers, or anything else from their extensive menu.
802 13th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Duke's Grocery

1513 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
On Wednesdays through Saturdays between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., Duke’s offers a limited menu for late diners, including a burger, Vietnamese fried rice, chicken liver pate, avocado toast, chickpea and green chili hummus, olive tapenade, and a pickle plate. Or get a slice of the pie of the day for something sweet.
1513 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

7. Hank's Oyster Bar

633 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
HOB has been offering a late night menu for two years, but they just recently updated it. Now find oysters for $1.25, ceviche at half price and a few appetizers like fried calamari, shrimp po’ boys, lobster rolls, and desserts like key lime pie and chocolate mousse. These items are offered from 10 p.m. -12 a.m. every day of the week.
633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

8. Samovar

201 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850
On Fridays and Saturdays, this newly opened Russian restaurant in Rockville serves their full menu until 2 a.m. This includes a caviar bar with blintzes, borsch, salads, beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, and more.
201 N Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850

9. Slim's Diner

4200 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20011
The just-opened Slim's Diner in Petworth is now operating on their regular hours. That means blueberry pancakes, grilled cheese or a Petworth Special are available until 2 a.m. on the weekends and midnight during the week. The hype surrounding this place will almost guarantee a wait, so plan accordingly.
4200 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

10. Surfside Taco Stand

1800 N St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Surfside has been one of the few 24-hour spots in Dupont Circle since they opened a little over a year ago. Not to be mistaken with the Glover Park location, this taco stand has a convenient quick-order option and offers tables and chairs for comfortable dining before 11 p.m. The tables are gone between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
1800 N St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

11. The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The Riggsby just debuted a “Nightcap” menu at their bar last month. It includes a few appetizers and entrees like chorizo-stuffed mushrooms, spaghetti, homemade potato chips, a burger, and jalapeño tater tots. The menu will be offered Sundays-Thursdays until 11:30 p.m. and Saturday nights until 12:30 a.m.
1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

12. Toro Toro

1300 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Available Sunday through Thursday, Toro Toro’s new late night menu is served from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. and from 12 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The menu options are described as “pan Latin small bites” and include xhoripán with Argentinean chorizo and a ciabatta roll, short rib arepas, and yuca buñuelos with jalapeño, Oaxaca cheese, and ají verde.
1300 I (Eye) Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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