U Street’s best eats

Hot spot | Chill vibe


Established in 2008, Ben's Next Door is a warm and inviting locally owned restaurant and bar for everyone.

We pride ourselves on delicious food at a fair price, unique specialty cocktails, and a great beer and wine list.  We are known for our upscale Southern Cuisine, including our signature Chicken & Waffle, Shrimp and White Cheese Grits, Crispy Skin Salmon, and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. With a 53-foot bar, 9 flat-screens, and great service, it's hard not to fall in love with Next Door.

We’re also available to host your next special event or cater your next party! Contact us at hello@bensnextdoor.com to discuss the details.




1211 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009


Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 11pm

Friday + Saturday: 11am - 3am

Sunday: 11am - 11pm


Monday: 3pm - close

Tuesday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm


Events + Specials

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// Cherry Blossom Season is here!

We’re toasting DC’s signature spring blossoms with our Cherries in Bloom

Enjoy this refreshing craft cocktail with Beefeater Strawberry Gin, Lemon Juice, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liquor, Cherry Bitters, Sparkling Wine - $12

Cherries in Bloom is available for a limited time only, so stop by and see us soon!

Weekly Specials

// Monday - Happy Hour 3pm - close

// Wednesday - Wine Wednesday + Chefs Surf n Turf

// Friday - Brunch 11am - 3:30pm + late night menu ‘til 2:45am

// Saturday - Brunch 11am - 3:30pm + late night menu ‘til 2:45am

// Sunday - Brunch 11am - 3:30pm + Big Beer n Burger Night

**All Draft Beers Upgraded to 22oz for the same price + 1/2 Priced Burgers**

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For groups of 11 or more, please email us at least 48 hours in advance: hello@bensnextdoor.com