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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.

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.