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Other Local Restaurants

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Situated at the confluence of the National Mall, Georgetown, and Foggy Bottom, the Kennedy Center is surrounded by a number of unique restaurants catering to every conceivable taste. From fine dining to familiar fare, patrons are surely in for a culinary treat at any one of the hundreds of dining establishments surrounding the Center.


On the following page, you'll find information on types of available cuisines in the District as well as a map of all the restaurant locations in relation to the Kennedy Center, all of it easily searchable.

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Roof Terrace Restaurant

Joe Gurner, Executive Chef

empty tables in the Roof Terrace Restaurant
Dinner:
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.
Bar:
Pre-performance cocktails and food in an intimate setting.
Hours:
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
Reservations:

Strongly recommended; call (202) 416-8555 or visit opentable.com.

enerence to KC CafeFor preferred reservation, become a Kennedy Center Circles member and enjoy an exclusive reservation phone line as one of the benefits of your membership.
Location:
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.

KC Café

people sitting and eating in the KC Cafe
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.
Hours:
Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location:
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.