crispy skin salmon.jpg

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.

Ben’s Next Door has been named a 2019 Diners' Choice Award winner by! Click on the red badge to find a table and make your reservation today.

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



1211 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009


Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 11pm

Friday: 12pm - 3am

Saturday: 11am - 3am

Sunday: 11am - 11pm


Monday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm


Events + Specials


// Monthly ZOdiac Party

We’re celebrating our Libra Friends on Friday, September 27 with our monthly zodiac party! Show proof of Libra status to receive HALF OFF the entire cocktail menu.

// new happy hour specials!

Stop by Next Door Monday through Friday between 3pm and 7pm for the best happy hour on U Street! We’re serving half-price cocktails plus select $5 beer, wine, and tasty bites. Click here for our all-new Happy Hour Menu.

Weekly Specials

// Monday - INDUSTRY NIGHT 3pm - close

$5: Old Fashioneds, $5 for 5 Wings

// Friday - Brunch 12noon - 3:00pm + late night menu ‘til 2:00am

// Saturday - Brunch 11am - 3:00pm + late night menu ‘til 2:00am

// Sunday - Brunch 11am - 3:00pm

Bens Next Door burger + fries.png
olive green.jpg

Make a Reservation

Powered By OpenTable

For groups of 11 or more, please email us at least 48 hours in advance: