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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bazin's on Church

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111 Church St NW
Vienna, Va 22180
(703) 255-7212
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This Vienna institution does not open on Mondays.

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2. Birch & Barley

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1337 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 567-2576
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Better pick another night to sample Kyle Bailey's cooking.

3. Béarnaise

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315 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Spike Mendelsohn's steak frites place closes on Mondays.

4. Cashion's Eat Place

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1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 797-1819
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Cashion's may be closed Monday, but sister restaurant Pop's Sea Bar is open.

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5. Chez Billy

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3815 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011

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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6. Church & State

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1236 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

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

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7. Cork

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1720 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-2675
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Cork Wine Bar goes dark in Logan Circle on Mondays.

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8. Ethiopic

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401 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 675-2066
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A few H Street places are closed Mondays, including this Ethiopian destination.

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9. Garrison

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524 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 506-2445
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Monday's a day off for this new Capitol Hill restaurant.

10. Le Grenier

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502 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 544-4999
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Le Grenier's French cooking can't be sampled on Mondays.

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11. Little Serow

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1511 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

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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12. Makoto Restaurant

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4822 Macarthur Blvd Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-6866
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Some sushi restaurants have traditionally closed on Mondays, including Makoto.

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13. Masseria

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1340 4th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 608-5959
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Nick Stefanelli's new NoMa restaurant shuts down on Mondays.

14. Pizzeria Orso

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400 South Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 226-3460
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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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15. Plume

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1200 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 448-2322
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Even hotel residents can't get a Monday table at Plume in the Jefferson.

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16. Sakuramen

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2441 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 656-5285
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Head elsewhere for ramen on Mondays; Sakuramen is closed.

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17. The Dabney

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122 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 450-1015
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Shaw's newest hotspot is closed Mondays.

18. The Pretzel Bakery

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340 15th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 450-6067
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Though they recently added Tuesday hours, this Capitol Hill breakfast favorite does not open on Monday

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19. Trummer's on Main

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7134 Main St.
Clifton, VA 20124
(703) 266-1623
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Those willing to make the trek out to Clifton, Virginia better check their calendars.

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1. Bazin's on Church

111 Church St NW, Vienna, Va 22180
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This Vienna institution does not open on Mondays.

111 Church St NW
Vienna, Va 22180

2. Birch & Barley

1337 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20003

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

1337 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20003

3. Béarnaise

315 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Spike Mendelsohn's steak frites place closes on Mondays.

315 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

4. Cashion's Eat Place

1819 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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Cashion's may be closed Monday, but sister restaurant Pop's Sea Bar is open.

1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

5. Chez Billy

3815 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
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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.

3815 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011

6. Church & State

1236 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
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This H Street bar is closed Mondays (though it now is open Tuesdays).

1236 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

7. Cork

1720 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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Cork Wine Bar goes dark in Logan Circle on Mondays.

1720 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Ethiopic

401 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Official

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

401 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

9. Garrison

524 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

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

524 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

10. Le Grenier

502 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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Le Grenier's French cooking can't be sampled on Mondays.

502 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

11. Little Serow

1511 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
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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.

1511 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

12. Makoto Restaurant

4822 Macarthur Blvd Nw, Washington, DC 20007
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Some sushi restaurants have traditionally closed on Mondays, including Makoto.

4822 Macarthur Blvd Nw
Washington, DC 20007

13. Masseria

1340 4th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

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

1340 4th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

14. Pizzeria Orso

400 South Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
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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.

400 South Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046

15. Plume

1200 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
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Even hotel residents can't get a Monday table at Plume in the Jefferson.

1200 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

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16. Sakuramen

2441 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Official

Head elsewhere for ramen on Mondays; Sakuramen is closed.

2441 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

17. The Dabney

122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, D.C.

Shaw's newest hotspot is closed Mondays.

122 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, D.C.

18. The Pretzel Bakery

340 15th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Official

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

340 15th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

19. Trummer's on Main

7134 Main St., Clifton, VA 20124
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Those willing to make the trek out to Clifton, Virginia better check their calendars.

7134 Main St.
Clifton, VA 20124

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