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Mar 4, 2008 09:09 AM

Metro 29 or Bob and Edith's?

Have to decide on breakfast/brunch at either Metro 29 or Bob and Edith's. What is your pick?

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  1. I ate at Bob and Edith's last weekend after a long absence. The two offer very different experiences. Bob and Edith's is smaller, with a much smaller menu, which is perfectly fine if that fits your mood, eg if you just want an omelete, eggs and steak or pancakes, but not if you want Greek or french toast.

    Btw, has anyone tried the liver and onions at Bob and Edith's? I was tempted but played it safe with something else.

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    1. re: Minger

      I had really good French toast at Bob and Edith's...though it was the larger one, now closed.

    2. I prefer the larger Bob and Edith's just west of the original. Depending on when you go, the Metro can be pretty hectic.

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      1. re: monkeyrotica

        The larger Bob and Edith's closed a few weeks ago, as reported here.

      2. I love Metro 29 for lunch or dinner. Their crab cakes and ribeye steaks are really excellent and I don't mean "for a diner." One crab cake there and you will never order them at any white-tablecloth establishment in D.C. (Bobby Van's, are you reading this? McCormick & Schmick, capisce?)

        1. I love the atmosphere at Bob & Edith's but the lines can be unbearable since the space is so small. I usually choose to go to Metro 29, where the place is bigger and the waits are shorter and there are more brunch-y choices. The French toast is really good.

          1. Depends on what you want. Bob & Edith's is my favorite but it is small and crowded. Very mixed crowd; close to an authentic diner. Metro 29 is slick, clean, a family restaurant masquerading as a diner. More choices of food at Metro but it is all too commerical for me.