Roof Terrace Restaurant and Bar

Jaime Montes de Oca, Executive Chef


Innovative adaptations of classic dishes using seasonal ingredients that showcase global flavors and accentuate traditional French techniques on 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 opentable.com. Circles members are advised to make their reservations by calling the Circles office phone: 202-416-8068.

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

Roof Terrace Restaurant's lamb, carrots and greens plate
Charcuterie being prepared at the Roof Terrace Restaurant
Roof Terrace Restaurant's beet and arepa plate

KC Café

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Designed in the style of a food hall, guests can choose from a curated menu at four distinctive stations with dishes focusing on local sourcing and regional inspirations, including:

Farm: Classic roasted and carved meats with hearty sides and traditional accompaniments

Sea: Regional and global seafood dishes with fresh sides and vibrant sauces

Field: Vegetable-forward menu with tossed-to-order pasta and an array of hot and cold vegetables

Bar: Wine on tap with a Coffee & Dessert Bar. Specialty cocktails also available.

Group sales are available. Contact Omayra Martinez at omartinez@Kennedy-Center.org or call 202-416-8571 to learn more.

Express Intermission

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.

Volunteer at a concession stand

Other Local Restaurants

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. Members, Circles Members, and Subscribers can also receive a discount from participating restaurants.