2331 Calvert St NW,
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Menu for Open City
9.50Hash Brown BowlTwo sunny-side eggs over hash browns with mushrooms, jalapeños, bacon and cheddar cheese. (G)Options:
13.50Flat Iron Steak SaladGrilled 7 oz. Flat iron steak on iceberg lettuce with bacon, candied pecans, corn and blue cheese dressing. (G)Options:
10.50Grilled Salmon SandwichWith lemon pepper mayo, curried carrot slaw and mixed greens on a potato roll. Served with french fries. (G-no roll)Options:
16.50Braised Short RibsDressed with spinach and glazed carrots, served over whipped potatoes and red wine jus. (G)Options:
Coffees and Hot Drinks
Tryst House Blend CoffeeOur signature blend combines the rich chocolate notes characteristic of darker roasted coffee, with the subtlety and complexityof lighter roasts. It's inherently sweet, with low-acidity, rich body, and compelling savory and fruit characteristics.
Red EyeCoffee spiked with a shot of espresso.
Café Au LaitSimply coffee and hot milk.
Espresso(Doppio ristretto - double short) this espresso is similar to a northern italian style referred to as "cafe dolce", which means sweet. Note the deep brown and red crema surface. Flavors of caramel, cinnamon, chocolate, and nuts abound.
AmericanoA double shot of espresso with hot water
CappuccinoA harmonious integration of espresso and equal parts silky froth and warm milk.
MacchiatoA double ristretto shot of espresso with just a dollop of frothed milk.
LatteA double shot of espresso with steamed milk.
MochaA latte with rich house made cocoa.
Cuban CoffeeIn traditional cuban coffee, sugar is incorporated with espresso to create a unique and delicious drink. We, however, whip the sugar with just a drop of frothed milk to dissolve it and create a sweet espresso flavored suspension on top. Voila!
CortadoInspired by the classic spanish café counter stand and sip drink, the cortado is a double shot of espresso with equal parts steamed milk; a delicious five-sip gem.
Chai LatteOne thing we hear again and again is that we have the best darn chai.Like traditional south asian chai, ours involves black tea, milk, sugar, and spices, but this is a slightly different beast extremely rich and sweet with a lot of vanilla. Hey, there are worse addictions
ChaippuccinoChai with a shot of espresso.
Hot ChocolateSteamed milk and super-rich house made cocoa. Topped with whipped cream.
Hot Fresh CiderHot mulled apple cider infused with a blend of spices including cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and ginger. We serve this winter classic in a teapot and seal the deal with a ginger snap.
Hot Mulled Orange JuiceFresh orange juice, heated and steeped with earl grey tea. The citrus notes of bergamot and organic black tea are surprisingly harmonious with the sweetness, acidity, and vivacity of OJ.
Top Shelf Teas
Taiwan/Oolong TeaLight color, sweet flavor, and a buttery profile with notes of pineapple. Not a black tea, not so much a green, oolongs retain a fresh and totally distinct palate. Watch the tight clusters expand into whole leaves as it steeps.
Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls
China/Scented Green TeaThe top two leaves and bud of this tea undergo the yin hao process of jasmine scenting, involving the addition and removal of jasmine petals from the tea 13 separate times. Individual leaves are hand-rolled into small pearls. Watch the pearls slowly unfurl, releasing a complex and supremely aromatic tea.
China/White TeaThis rare tea is picked on only two days of the year. It is light in color, sweet, and lightly fragranced with very subtle nuances.
Mango/Black Tea/Sri LankaNamed after the last queen of hawaii, combines lush tropical flavors of peach, mango, apple, orange and guava.
City Harvest Black
Orchid/Vanilla/Black TeaOrchid scenting and vanilla flavor, enhance chinese and vietnamese black teas. 20% of the proceeds from the sales of both city harvest teas go to the hunger relief agency based in new york city (www.Cityharvest.Org).
City Harvest Green
Jasmine/Apple/Green TeaApple and jasmine scenting bring a sweet floral bouquet to the grassy freshness of this chinese and indian green tea blend.
Sri Lanka/Black TeaThis flavorful and mildly astringent vithanakande ceylon is grown by small land holders in the ratnapura district on the border of the sinharaja forest.
India/Black Tea/OrganicGrown high in the foothills of the himalayas on the amazing maikabarai estate whose "bio-diverse" conditions are integrated into a 6-tiered sub-tropical rainforest (see http://www.Makaibari.Com/). This autumnal harvest has a nutty note and pronounced greenness.
Sri Lanka/ Scented Black Tea/OrganicConsistently our best selling tea, our earl grey is all organic, even the bergamot oil. This is a redolent classic.
Japan/Green TeaFresh, sweet, and cooling, with grassy vegetable notes.
Gen Mai Cha
Japan/GreenOriginated during wwii when tea was scarce, roasted corn and popcorn was mixed into the tea. Japanese bancha green tea is the base of this distinct tea with a rich and delicious grain-like character.
TisanesTisanes (herbal "teas") are a blend of flowers, herbs, spices and/or fruits. All of our tisanes are caffeine free.
Chamomile/LavenderWhole egyptian chamomile flowers and pure french lavender.
Mint LeafClassic mint leaves. Pure and unadulterated.
Eve's TemptationDried apples and mangos.
Lemon MyrtleOrganic from australia.
Chaucer's CupApple, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, mango, and ginger.
RooibosRooibos is afrikaans for "red bush. " Rich in micro nutrients.
Frozen CappuccinoOur espresso, milk and ice is whipped into an amazing frozen concoction!
Frozen MochaOur blended cappuccino, plus a shot of rich chocolate sauce.
Frozen ChaiWe whip chai drinking fanatics into an icy frenzy!
Frozen ChaipuccinoA blended chai with a shot of our espresso.
The Washington CarverA tryst original and staff favorite. Chocolate sauce and real peanut butter will send you through the roof. Add a shot shot of espresso for kick.
"La Creme"Fresh mango, peaches and yogurt smoothie.
"El Freeze"Fresh blueberry and banana smoothie.
Banana SplitBanana, strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
All Day Breakfast
Two Eggs Any Style
Eggs and Breakfast Potatoes or GritsTwo eggs any style with your choice of side and toast
Eggs and MeatTwo eggs any style with your choice of bacon, sausage, ham or chicken sausage
Steak and Eggs7 oz. Tenderloin steak with two eggs, choice of side, and toast
Eggs Kalorama2 poached eggs on english muffin with smoked salmon and guacamole
Egg and CheeseChoice of american, swiss, provolone, or aged white cheddar blue, gruyere, or feta cheese
Egg, Meat and CheeseChoice of american, swiss, provolone, or aged white cheddar choice of bacon, sausage, ham or chicken sausage
The Ten Thirty-Five4 oz. Burger on english muffin with ham, american cheese and a fried egg
Omelets & Scrambles
Bacon and CheddarYummy applewood smoked bacon and aged white cheddar
Chorizo and ScallionScallions, tomato, cilantro and aged white cheddar
WesternDiced ham, sautéed onion, green peppers and aged white cheddar cheese
Smoked SalmonNorweigan smoked salmon with diced tomatoes, chives and cream cheese
VegetableMushrooms, broccoli, tomato and boursin cheese
BlancoEgg whites with diced tomatoes and spinach served with mixed greens
Bacon and BlueApplewood smoked bacon and blue cheese
Tofu ScrambleBroccoli, chickpeas, scallions, lemon and tahini (no eggs)
Open City OmeletFilled with breakfast potatoes, applewood-smoked bacon and aged white cheddar cheese. *Served with a fresh fruit cup
Two Eggs Any Style
Bacon, Ham, Sausage, or Chicken Sausage
Multigrain Pancakes, Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes or Brioche French Toast