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The Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center Restaurant

Roof Terrace Restaurant

Joe Gurner, Executive Chef

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Innovative adaptations of classic dishes using seasonal ingredients that showcase global flavors and accentuate traditional French techniques on a three-course prix fixe menu or a la carte dining in the dramatic deco-inspired dining room.
Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch:
House specialties such as prime rib, raw seafood bar, seasonal gourmet salads, as well as traditional breakfast foods, including made-to-order omelets and homemade scones, muffins, and danishes, all served in the chef's impressive kitchen.
Pre-performance cocktails and food in an intimate setting.
Dinner 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. before Concert Hall and Opera House evening performances; Kitchen Buffet Brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most Sundays

Strongly recommended; call (202) 416-8555 or visit Circles members are advised to make their reservations by calling the Circles office phone: 202-416-8068.

enerence to KC Cafe For preferred reservation, become a Kennedy Center Circles member and enjoy an exclusive reservation phone line as one of the benefits of your membership.
The Roof Terrace Restaurant and KC Café are located at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566.
Learn More About the Roof Terrace Restaurant

KC Café

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Lunch and Dinner:
Casual dining spot ideal for a quick meal on the go or pre-performance. The extensive menu features gourmet sandwiches, a salad bar with a variety of fresh greens, vegetables, and antipasto dishes, and, depending on the performance schedule, a Chef's Table with daily specials of pasta, fish, and meats prepared to order.
Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Roof Terrace Restaurant and KC Café are located at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566.

Intermission Express Refreshment Service

Pre-order your drink or snack before a performance and avoid waiting in line during intermission.

Print out the Express Intermission Service form. Prior to the performance, give the completed form and your payment to a bartender at any intermission bar at the Kennedy Center. At intermission, return to the bartender with whom you placed your order and pick-up your drink/snack without waiting in line. You can also find forms in the lobby and at the intermission bars.

Express Intermission Service is available for all performances that have intermissions.


Other Local Restaurants

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The Kennedy Center is right next to Washington Harbor and only a ten-minute walk from Georgetown-both of which are filled with great restaurants. View our list of the top restaurants in the area and read their reviews or make a reservation online! Our local restaurants list has all the information you need including type of cuisine and style of dress, as well as a map of all the restaurant locations in relation to the Kennedy Center.