Restaurants and Retail
in the Tenley neighborhood

With one exception, all the following are on Wisconsin Avenue, within several blocks of the Tenleytown Metro Station (on the red line, ending at the Shady Grove Metro station) and the Tenley-Friendship Public Library (4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC).  Facing the library, the higher numbered street addresses are to your right. 

The shuttle bus to American University’s main campus (for Saturday afternoon events) stops at the Tenleytown Metro Station; on Saturdays, it runs every 15 minutes until 3:30 am Sunday morning.

Look for long white buses with AU markings and “Blue” on the marquee.

Disembark at the Ward Circle Building and walk to the School of International Services building, a block away, away from the direction you traveled on NebraskaAve.

  • Starbucks (4513 Wisconsin)
  • Whole Foods (4530 40th St, easily visible and steps from the Metro entrance and the Library)

Sort of Latin:



French Bistro:


Pizza, etc.:

  • Armands Pizza (4231 Wisconsin,
  • Boli’s Pizza (4903 Wisconsin,; pizza and wings, a crabmeat pizza, etc.)
  • Pete’s New Haven Style A Pizza (4940 Wisconsin at Fessenden St.)
  • Also, Dominos Pizza, Papa Johns (4656 Wisconsin), Pizza Autentica, Subway sandwiches, Mayflower Chinese takeout at 4427 Wisconsin, Popeyes, Ruby Tuesday, McDonalds, etc. 
  • BTW, nearby retail stores include Best Buy, Radio Shack, and The Container Store for any last minute needs.