Next Door, D.C.
This aptly named U-street restaurant is located right next door to the DC institution Ben's Chili Bowl, a greasy-spoon landmark that's been serving up cholesterol-heavy dishes for 53 years. Specializing in more upscale fare than the original restaurant, Ben's Next Door offers high-end soul food in a lounge-like setting featuring nine LCD flat-screen TVs and a 53-foot full bar. The popular shrimp and grits and brined fried chicken are menu stand-outs, along with Ben's famous “down-and-dirty 'half smoke' sausages.”
Insider Tip: Devotees of Ben's Chili Bowl can order anything off of Ben's original menu and have it delivered to their table at Next Door.
Devotees of Ben's Chili Bowl can order anything off of Ben's original menu and have it delivered to their table at Next Door.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Bar Dining
- Full Bar
- Handicapped Accessible
- Live Music
- Large Groups
- Late-Night Dining
- Private Dining/Party Space
Cuisine Type:: American Traditional