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Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar, Washington, DC

Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar

3.8
3.8
6507 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequaled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations. Check out our menu: http://roofterracedc.com/

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Open before evening performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Opera House only. We do recommend to book your reservation 1.5 hours to 2 hours prior to the show. Dinner: Reservations from 5:00PM to last seating at 6:45PM, Bistro and Lounge section available with no reservations. Hours vary according to the shows. Sunday Brunch: Reservations from 11:00am to the last seating at 1:00pm (Hours for Special Events, such as Easter and Mother's Day may differ)
  • Phone number
    (202) 416-8555
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jaime Montes de Oca Jr.
  • Catering
    On performance nights, we can host a wonderful pre-show dining experience for up to 90 people in our Main Dining Room. On non-performance nights the entire dining room can captivate up to 250 for dinner with spectacular skyline views from Georgetown to the Monuments. Smaller parties can enjoy a more personal setting in the Private Dining Room, which can seat 30. We offer three and four-course dinner menus.
  • Private party facilities
    Smaller parties can enjoy a more personal setting in the Private Dining Room, which can seat 30 for dinner and up to 40 for a reception. The Private Dining Room features a warm palette with shimmering lighting on wood and mirrored walls just perfect for intimate, private dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Post: (202) 416-8022
  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Cross street
    Virginia Avenue NW
  • Parking details
    Three levels of garage parking are available under the Kennedy Center. Very limited street parking available in the surrounding area.
  • Public transit
    The Kennedy Center provides free shuttle service to/from Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines).
  • Entertainment
    Our Sunday Jazz Brunch features live Jazz nearly every Sunday from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Our New Year's Eve dining will feature live Jazz from 5:00PM until after midnight.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 1.3Value

NoiseModerate

6,507 Reviews
  1. Skip

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had Dinner before the play. We did request to be seated next to a window when we made the reservation, but had to re-state our request after being led to another table. Our waiter was attentive and polite.

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  2. StephenB

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting is gorgeous, food and service were great. The only hiccup was that they didn’t have the reservation made and confirmed through Open Table and told me that they now use a different system. To their credit, they sat us anyway but it does cause me to question how much I can rely on a reservation made through OpenTable?

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  3. Dick

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was superb. Server was attentive, conscientious and patient.

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  4. VeeLee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizer, drinks, meat was all tasty. The Brussel sprouts had not seasoning and the macaroni and cheese taste like pasta and paste. It spoiled my evening not to have the full experience at the restaurant 😒

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  5. Bish

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A fine evening of dinning. Wonderful setting and good service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful option when attending event at The Kennedy Center. Long term service employees and very good food options.

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  7. Eggs

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted to sit near a window, but were informed that this was not an option, though there was no mention of it in the reservation process. The service was good until the end of our meal, when the restaurant got busy, and our waiter disappeared. It took twenty minutes for him to process our payment, inexplicably. The food was good, though expensive; nothing special, I would say.

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  8. LloydBitt

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very disappointed when we arrived as they said we did not have a reservation. We got a table anyway, but this should not happen.

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  9. MertonH

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to theater

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  10. SueH

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so pleased that the Roof Terrace at Kennedy Center has reopened! The staff was very friendly and welcoming, and the service was attentive and professional. The menu is similar to the past version, with a few new additions. The lamb chops were excellent, perfectly prepared and arranged on a bed of sweet potato/brussels sprouts slaw. The filet was also very good. The wine list is varied and bar service is available as well. We also enjoyed the dessert menu, especially the citrus creme brulee. It was nice to see the place fill up with diners (with tables well-spaced). We had a lovely dinner!

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The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 20566

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Virginia Avenue NW
  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Hours of operation
    Open before evening performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Opera House only. We do recommend to book your reservation 1.5 hours to 2 hours prior to the show. Dinner: Reservations from 5:00PM to last seating at 6:45PM, Bistro and Lounge section available with no reservations. Hours vary according to the shows. Sunday Brunch: Reservations from 11:00am to the last seating at 1:00pm (Hours for Special Events, such as Easter and Mother's Day may differ)
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Three levels of garage parking are available under the Kennedy Center. Very limited street parking available in the surrounding area.
  • Public transit
    The Kennedy Center provides free shuttle service to/from Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines).
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jaime Montes de Oca Jr.
  • Entertainment
    Our Sunday Jazz Brunch features live Jazz nearly every Sunday from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Our New Year's Eve dining will feature live Jazz from 5:00PM until after midnight.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 416-8555
  • Catering
    On performance nights, we can host a wonderful pre-show dining experience for up to 90 people in our Main Dining Room. On non-performance nights the entire dining room can captivate up to 250 for dinner with spectacular skyline views from Georgetown to the Monuments. Smaller parties can enjoy a more personal setting in the Private Dining Room, which can seat 30. We offer three and four-course dinner menus.
  • Private party facilities
    Smaller parties can enjoy a more personal setting in the Private Dining Room, which can seat 30 for dinner and up to 40 for a reception. The Private Dining Room features a warm palette with shimmering lighting on wood and mirrored walls just perfect for intimate, private dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Post: (202) 416-8022
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