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Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar

3.8
3.8
6618 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

  • 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

    Foggy Bottom

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Prelude

  • Curried Sweet Potato Bisque$12.00

    toasted coconut, sunflower, basil

    • Chicken Posole$14.00

      radish, hominy, oregano, lime

      • Waldorf$14.00

        green apples, walnuts, celery, red grapes, yogurt, mint

        • Little Gem Lettuce$13.00

          pecorino, confit tomatoes, caesar dressing, pumpernickel, white anchovies

          • Cured Hamachi$18.00

            cucumber, citrus, smoked trout roe, squid ink tuile

            • Maine Lobster Tempura$22.00

              home-made sweet chili sauce, cilantro

              • Warm Bijou Crottin$16.00

                heirloom beets, marcona almonds, mache, yuzu

                Cheese & Charcuterie

                • Artisanal Cheese$30.00

                  Merry Goat Round MD, Marcmac Cheddar VA; Cabra La Mancha MD, Bay Blue MD; fig jam, dry fruits, nuts, country bread

                  • Artisanal Charcuterie$30.00

                    14 Month Aged Prosciutto VA, Sopressata VA; Toscano VA, Calabrese VA; grain mustard, charred shishito, crostini

                    Center Stage

                    • Orecchiette$26.00

                      Pennsylvania mushrooms, arugula, roasted garlic pesto

                      • Maine Diver Scallops$36.00

                        cardamom spiced spaghetti squash, red pearl onions, lemongrass-sesame sauce

                        • Black Angus Filet Mignon$40.00

                          fricassee of winter vegetables, truffle madeira sauce

                          • Australian Lamb Rack$38.00

                            mascarpone polenta, kohlrabi slaw, piquillo pepper sauce

                            • Long Island Duck$32.00

                              black lentils, baby kale, blood orange gastrique

                              • Wild Striped Bass$34.00

                                white bean sofrito, mirepoix, little neck clams

                                • Skuna Bay Salmon$32.00

                                  pickled shiitake, napa cabbage, red chili, crispy noodles

                                  Interlude

                                  • Fricassee of Winter Vegetables$9.00

                                    apple cider vinegar

                                    • Pickled Shiitake, Napa Cabbage$9.00

                                      red chili, crispy noodles

                                      • Truffle and Reggiano Fries$12.00

                                        pecorino, herbs, dijon aioli

                                        • White Cheddar Crab Mac and Cheese$16.00

                                          chesapeake crab, aged white cheddar

                                          Beers

                                          • Stella Artois; BE$8.00

                                            • Port City, Monumental IPA, VA$8.00

                                              • Samuel Adams Cold Snap$9.00

                                                • Michelob Ultra; Missouri, USA$8.00

                                                  • Hoegaarden Wheat, BE$8.00

                                                    • St. Pauli Non-Alcoholic$7.00

                                                      Champagne/Sparkling

                                                      • Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rose, Champagne, FR

                                                        • Gl$25.00
                                                        • Btl$125.00
                                                      • Dom Perignon, Brut, Champagne, FR

                                                        • Gl$55.00
                                                        • Btl$275.00
                                                      • Iron Horse, Brut, Sparkling Wine, Russian River Valley, CA

                                                        • Btl$95.00
                                                      • Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, Champagne, FR

                                                        • Btl$135.00
                                                      • Cortefresca Prosecco, Veneto, IT

                                                        • Gl$15.00
                                                        • Btl$70.00

                                                      Whites

                                                      • Cape Mentelle, Rose, Margaret River, AU 2018

                                                        • Gl$16.00
                                                        • Btl$75.00
                                                      • Duckhorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA 2016

                                                        • Gl$19.00
                                                        • Btl$95.00
                                                      • Hall, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA 2018

                                                        • Gl$15.00
                                                        • Btl$70.00
                                                      • Lagaria, Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, IT 2018

                                                        • Gl$17.00
                                                        • Btl$80.00
                                                      • Eric Louis, Sancerre, Loire Valley, FR 2018

                                                        • Gl$18.00
                                                        • Btl$85.00
                                                      • Twelfth Night, Riesling, Central Otago, NZ 2013

                                                        • Gl$19.00
                                                        • Btl$95.00
                                                      • Newton Skyside, Chardonnay, North Coast, CA 2017

                                                        • Gl$18.00
                                                        • Btl$85.00
                                                      • The Snitch, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA 2017

                                                        • Gl$20.00
                                                        • Btl$100.00
                                                      • Jordan, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA 2016

                                                        • Gl$23.00
                                                        • Btl$105.00
                                                      • Cakebread Cellars, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA 2017

                                                        • Gl$27.00
                                                        • Btl$110.00
                                                      • Far Niente, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA 2017

                                                        • Btl$125.00

                                                      Reds

                                                      • Benton-Lane, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR 2014

                                                        • Gl$17.00
                                                        • Btl$80.00
                                                      • Flowers Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA 2016

                                                        • Btl$125.00
                                                      • Mer Soleil, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA 2017

                                                        • Gl$20.00
                                                        • Btl$100.00
                                                      • Cline, Zinfandel, Lodi, CA 2017

                                                        • Gl$17.00
                                                        • Btl$80.00
                                                      • Orin Swift, Abstract, Red Blend, CA 2017

                                                        • Btl$115.00
                                                      • Delas Freres, Cotes du Rhone, Red Blend, FR 2017

                                                        • Gl$14.00
                                                        • Btl$65.00
                                                      • Altos Del Plata, Malbec, Mendoza, AR 2017

                                                        • Gl$16.00
                                                        • Btl$75.00
                                                      • Decoy, Merlot, Sonoma County, CA 2017

                                                        • Gl$16.00
                                                        • Btl$75.00
                                                      • Jarvis, Merlot, Napa Valley, CA 2013

                                                        • Btl$120.00
                                                      • Bodegas Numanthia Termes, Red Blend, Tempranillo, ES 2015

                                                        • Gl$18.00
                                                        • Btl$85.00
                                                      • The Prisoner, Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2017

                                                        • Btl$105.00
                                                      • Predator, Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Lodi, CA 2015

                                                        • Gl$17.00
                                                        • Btl$80.00
                                                      • Newton Puzzle, Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2015

                                                        • Btl$165.00
                                                      • Jarvis Lake William, Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2012

                                                        • Btl$155.00
                                                      • Quintessa Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA, 2014

                                                        • 1/2 Btl$125.00
                                                      • Stags Leap, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2015

                                                        • Btl$135.00
                                                      • Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, CA 2015

                                                        • Gl$27.00
                                                        • Btl$120.00
                                                      • Stags Leap Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2016

                                                        • Btl$140.00
                                                      • Shafer One Point Five, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2015

                                                        • Btl$150.00
                                                      • Joseph Phelps Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2015

                                                        • Btl$170.00
                                                      • Caymus Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2017

                                                        • Btl$185.00
                                                      • Duckhorn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2016

                                                        • Btl$100.00

                                                      Seasonal Cocktails

                                                      • Godiva Chocolate Martini$15.00

                                                        • Winter Bourbon Smash$15.00

                                                          What 6,618 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          3.8
                                                          3.8 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 3.8Food
                                                          • 3.9Service
                                                          • 3.8Ambience
                                                          • 3.4Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                            Richmond

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          2. SB

                                                            StephenB

                                                            Richmond

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                            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?

                                                          3. D

                                                            Dick

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Salmon was superb. Server was attentive, conscientious and patient.

                                                          4. VL

                                                            VeeLee

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                            overall3food1service5ambience5

                                                            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 😒

                                                          5. B

                                                            Bish

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                            A fine evening of dinning. Wonderful setting and good service.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Richmond

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                            Wonderful option when attending event at The Kennedy Center. Long term service employees and very good food options.

                                                          7. E

                                                            Eggs

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 19, 2021

                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                            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.

                                                          8. LB

                                                            LloydBitt

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          9. MH

                                                            MertonH

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Went to theater

                                                          10. SH

                                                            SueH

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            52 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            52 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            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!

                                                          11. C

                                                            Chefnot

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                            overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                            Service was nonexistant. We arrived 1 hour and a half hours before our show so we could enjoy a leisurely meal.The room was full. We ordered soon after we arrived. After 45 minutes without our entriees we started searching for our waiter. After getting his attention he told us it would arrive shortly . It did not. In fact by the time we began our meal the room was empty. In fact, the only way we ever received food was thru the intervention of the manager, who also comped our meal.

                                                          12. U

                                                            Upfromcolumbia

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            56 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            56 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Glad to enjoy a wonderful meal there again.

                                                          13. JL

                                                            JackL

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 14, 2021

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                            A lot of confusion over the checks by us and numerous other diners. The scriber benefit (10%) was not deducted from the bill and the staff was given the scriber benefits card. A tip of 15% was also added to the bill without any prior notification. We have been subscribers for over 25 years and almost always eat at the Roof Top Terrace before every show. This is the worst experience we have ever had.

                                                          14. D

                                                            Dpostrophe

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            34 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            34 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            So glad they are reopened! The renovation is gorgeous. Great ambiance and service. Everyone is trying so hard to get back in the swing of things!

                                                          15. HF

                                                            HeideF

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                            overall4food3service1ambience3

                                                            Terrible service. We were greeted and seated well but then left without attention and had a lot of trouble getting any. We waited more than 30 min between appetizer and main - no update, no bread, no explanation as to why. My lamb was terribly undercooked but considering how long we waited for it we had no time to return it given we were there for a show. Then it took nearly 15 min to alert the waiter that we wanted to pay and another 15 to actually pay. Everyone else way laying and leaving for the show and we were stuck. I thought this was a special treat prior to a show at the Kennedy Center but next time we will dine off site.

                                                          16. JJ

                                                            JustJeff

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 22, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            so ... we had a reservation, but did not go! why??? because we all be quarantined and the Kennedy Center is shut down! nonetheless, we are enjoying the Millennium Stage virtually with live streaming and are certain that the restaurant would have been excellent as usual if we had been able to go!!!

                                                          17. AS

                                                            AndrewS

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2020

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            We had the sweet potato bisque, scallops (a pricey $36 appetizer!), and crème brulee for dessert. We shared the scallops, which were very fresh and paired with spaghetti squash. The dessert was perfect but best of all was our server Theo, who ensured we were able to complete a leisurely meal and depart in time for the 7:30 curtain for Giovanni.

                                                          18. PK

                                                            PeterK

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            34 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            34 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            What an awesome experience! A wonderful place with fantastic views. The food was outstanding!!!!

                                                          19. GS

                                                            GaryS

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Food and view were great. The decor is blah.

                                                          20. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Birthdays!!!

                                                          21. CJ

                                                            ClaudiaJ

                                                            Portland

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Exceptional quality and quantity of food. Gorgeous fish, creative salads, generous display of great variety for brunch. Lovely music selection and stellar view.

                                                          22. RE

                                                            RachaelE

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                            overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                            There is absolutely no privacy . The seats were so close I can tell you the entire argument the couple seated next to us was having!

                                                          23. NP

                                                            NaimaP

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            wONDERFUL SERVICE AND FOOD wE WERE A PARTY OF FIVE AND ALL WAS REALLY GOOD..

                                                          24. RO

                                                            RobertO

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Attending a performance at the Kennedy Center and dinning at Roof Terrace Resturant is so convenient.

                                                          25. JM

                                                            JMike

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            43 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            43 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                            overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                            Fantastic dinner option for pre theater/opera performance. Food and menu options are above average. great view since the restaurant is on the "Roof" level of the Kennedy Center.

                                                          26. DS

                                                            DavidS

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            The roof terrace restaurant seems geared toward those attending a show at the Kennedy Center. The menu is focused but has a reasonable range of choices. The waitstaff and kitchen are experienced in getting dinners through their meal in time for the show without their feeling rushed. The food quality is excellent. We have had at least 6 meals at this restaurant over the past several years and all have been very nice. The bar is great. The cocktails are very professional. There is a reasonable wine by the glass list.

                                                          27. CB

                                                            CarlaB

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                            overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                            Although this place was nice with a nice view, I am thoroughly upset that the food is so expensive, that they pulled my meal out of a microwave. I ordered then not even 5 minutes go by and my food is ready. I ordered Australian Lamb Rack. It was luke warm. The best thing I received was the French martini. Compliments to the bartender. The waiter was excellent. I want a refund that’s how bad it was. I am assuming they do not have a real functioning kitchen. They should. My food was $38. You are only paying for the view. I could have just went up there without dinner and on to the rooftop. I am utterly disappointed.

                                                          28. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                            overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                            Poor atmosphere, too pricey for pre-plated lukewarm food

                                                          29. LL

                                                            LinL

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                            Pleasant ambiance with extraordinary convenience. Service was professional and knowledgeable. Food decent but not extraordinary.

                                                          30. l

                                                            luvnyc

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            63 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            63 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                            overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                            I requested a window table - fairly certain I requested it when I reserved. I asked the maitre'd who did not make eye contact with me. The woman who brought us to a table in the middle of the room was unfriendly. We asked again to be seated at the window - there were many available tables without reserved signs on the table. We did not get a window table - we were seated one row back. Menu is not designed for those can't digest spicy foods. Very little choice for us. The small dessert menu offered the strangest unappealing combos. The Harney tea selection offered just 4 different teas - so disappointing as Harney has a wide variety of delicious teas. I ordered a side of roasted vegetables which was not served with the entree. I had to ask the server. The server was a bit brusque. Bottom line, wouldn't go back: the menu, the service and the unfriendliness of the maitre'd left much to be desired.

                                                          31. BB

                                                            BBK2020MD

                                                            Key West

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                            overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                            A lovely experience to be had. The view makes it worthwhile. I am critical about food and service - so that being said, it's average but I didn't come here for the food, I came for the experience and that did not disappoint.

                                                          32. f

                                                            formerteacher

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Absolutely. It was an outstanding meal. Scrumptious cocktails. Interesting and delicious food. And so convenient to the opera.

                                                          33. J

                                                            Jacques

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                            What about a restaurant where the main course arrives 2 minutes after the appetizer, while you’re busy eating what just came in? And the server just drops the plates somewhere on your table and disappears, leaving them to cool at room temperature. And the main course (striped bass) didn’t need to be rushed in: it was bland to the point of being taste free. I tried hard to find some flavor, to no avail. Also, a glass of Sancerre will set you back $19.00, which is the price of a nice bottle of the same wine. At 4.5 glasses per bottle, that’s a 450% mark up. Had been there before and had the charcuterie, better stick to that: there’s no cooking involved so hard to mess it up. Also, it’s at room temperature so doesn’t really matter when they bring it. Foolproof choice.

                                                          34. a

                                                            annie

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                            overall2food1service1ambience3

                                                            While the menu is tempting, the food quality is uniformly poor.

                                                          35. A

                                                            Alison

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Good food served very well. We got to our opera on time

                                                          36. OL

                                                            OperaLover

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Beautiful pre-opera experience. Menu has nice options, Duck was great!

                                                          37. JG

                                                            JohnG

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Delicious food with great choices- special mention to the varied and imaginative vegetables and -as always- the omlett station.

                                                          38. l

                                                            localeater

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was excellent. We enjoyed the scallops and the duck, and dessert. Wait staff were friendly and very attentive. Very nice atmosphere.

                                                          39. AM

                                                            AlexandriaM

                                                            Richmond

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                            overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                            I came here for my fiance's birthday. Staff was very friendly and prompt. I will say that the food was just ok for the price point. It is also not an "intimate" ambiance since tables are close together and go toward the middle of the dining room. I wish the seating arrangements were a little more private and intimate.

                                                          40. RA

                                                            RAYMONDL

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            My friend and I were attending a performance at the Eisenhower Theater. The food was excellent, the service was prompt and courteous and we were right on time for the performance. The experience was perfect.

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                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Virginia Avenue NW

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Foggy Bottom

                                                          • 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)

                                                          • 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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