Cheesecake with cherry drizzle

Kramers Restaurant, All Day, Debuts Cherry Blossom Specials

From the street, Kramers looks like a cute little bookstore. And it is! This independent bookstore supports a wide variety of authors and keeps DC reading during the pandemic with book delivery. But tucked inside, you’ll find a full-service restaurant where you can enjoy a meal with a friend or your latest book purchase. 

The restaurant, All Day, offers great options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. All day, indeed! Plus, for spring, the restaurant offers a variety of cherry blossom specials. 

The menu provides a range of dishes including vegetarian options without being overwhelming. For starters, we tried the wings as recommended by our waiter. The wings had the perfect rub and went well with the house-made smokey buffalo sauce. It is a perfect kick to get you started. 

To cool things off, the eggplant dip gave us a lighter option that still packed a punch with flavor. We dipped a huge spread of veggies and bread. This is a great option if you want a healthy dish with a drink. 

Veggie lasagna with side salad

Entrees and Sweets at All Day by Kramers

Next up, we tried the salmon and veggie lasagna. The salmon sat on a bed of ancient grains, veggies, and avocado. It felt like a lighter dish but still filled me up.  I even had some leftovers to take home. My husband, a meat-lover, described the lasagna as “a veggie dish that doesn’t feel like a veggie dish.” That translates to it felt filling and had a nice variety of flavors so he didn’t miss the meat! The All Day menu also features sandwiches, Fettuccine New Orleans, and chicken and waffles.  

All Day offers several options for dessert but I had to go for the cherry blossom cheesecake to celebrate the season! This large slice is easy to share with a friend and the cherry drizzle sits on top. Topping drizzle instead of flavor baked into the cheesecake is my favorite way to eat cheesecake. Plus, be sure to appreciate the beautiful plating with eatable rose petals. 

Plus, no cherry blossom menu is complete without a few specialty cocktails. We tried Fuentes with tequila, blood orange aperitif, orange bitters, and soda water. For cherry blossom season, don’t miss the Murakami with cherry blossom aperitif, vodka, lime, and soda water. I love toasting a new season in DC with a bubbly, festive drink! 

All Day is located inside Kramers with both indoor and patio seating. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for both dine-in and take-out. Keep up with All Day and the bookstore on Instagram.  

I only write about places and brands I love but I was treated to dinner at All Day for 2 at no cost.

At a Glance

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1517 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Dinner for 2 is about $70 to $120
  • Closest metro: Dupont (red)

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