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Where NOT to Eat (or Drink) on a Monday Night in D.C.

These restaurants are closed Mondays.

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Whether a diner is trying to find a less crowded restaurant, has a friend in town or just doesn't feel like cooking, dining out on a Monday night can certainly be an appealing option. The problem — many restaurants decide to close that evening, whether because it's traditionally a slow night or because the staff just needs a night off. It's easy to head over to a restaurant on Monday only to be surprised by the "closed" sign on the door.

It always pays to call ahead, but Eater's taking a little guesswork out of the equation with this updated guide to some notable restaurants which are closed Mondays. Some restaurants pick Sunday or Tuesday to close instead, so diners should keep that in mind as well. But there's no reason to fret — so many more restaurants are open on Mondays. In fact, Eater just updated a guide to those which offer interesting specials on that day.

Know another restaurant that takes Monday off? Shoot a note to dc@eater.com.

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Bazin's on Church

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This Vienna institution does not open on Mondays.

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Birch & Barley

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Better pick another night to sample Kyle Bailey's cooking.

Béarnaise

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Spike Mendelsohn's steak frites place closes on Mondays.

Cashion's Eat Place

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Cashion's may be closed Monday, but sister restaurant Pop's Sea Bar is open.

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Chez Billy

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This neighborhood bistro does not have Monday hours, though its new sister restaurant Chez Billy Sud just added Monday dinner service.

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Church & State

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This H Street bar is closed Mondays (though it now is open Tuesdays).

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Cork Wine Bar goes dark in Logan Circle on Mondays.

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Ethiopic

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A few H Street places are closed Mondays, including this Ethiopian destination.

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Garrison

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Monday's a day off for this new Capitol Hill restaurant.

Le Grenier

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Le Grenier's French cooking can't be sampled on Mondays.

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Little Serow

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Would the lines be shorter at the popular Little Serow if it were open on Mondays? Probably not. They're also closed on Sundays.

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Makoto Restaurant

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Some sushi restaurants have traditionally closed on Mondays, including Makoto.

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Masseria

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Nick Stefanelli's new NoMa restaurant shuts down on Mondays.

Pizzeria Orso

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Falls Church residents will have to hit up Flippin Pizza or Mad Fox if they want to get their pizza fix on Mondays.

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Even hotel residents can't get a Monday table at Plume in the Jefferson.

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Sakuramen

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Head elsewhere for ramen on Mondays; Sakuramen is closed.

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The Dabney

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Shaw's newest hotspot is closed Mondays.

The Pretzel Bakery

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Though they recently added Tuesday hours, this Capitol Hill breakfast favorite does not open on Monday

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Trummer's on Main

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Those willing to make the trek out to Clifton, Virginia better check their calendars.

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Bazin's on Church

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This Vienna institution does not open on Mondays.

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Birch & Barley

Better pick another night to sample Kyle Bailey's cooking.

Béarnaise

Spike Mendelsohn's steak frites place closes on Mondays.

Cashion's Eat Place

Official

Cashion's may be closed Monday, but sister restaurant Pop's Sea Bar is open.

Official

Chez Billy

Official

This neighborhood bistro does not have Monday hours, though its new sister restaurant Chez Billy Sud just added Monday dinner service.

Official

Church & State

Official

This H Street bar is closed Mondays (though it now is open Tuesdays).

Official

Cork

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Cork Wine Bar goes dark in Logan Circle on Mondays.

Official

Ethiopic

Official

A few H Street places are closed Mondays, including this Ethiopian destination.

Official

Garrison

Monday's a day off for this new Capitol Hill restaurant.

Le Grenier

Official

Le Grenier's French cooking can't be sampled on Mondays.

Official

Little Serow