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Kennedy Center Rooftop Terrace Restaurant

2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
+1 202-416-8555
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“smoked fish” (3 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at this restaurant because we wanted to see the Kennedy Centre, not because we were going to the theatre. It is very much set up as a pretheatre venue, we Sat down at 6.45 pm and by the time we were finishing at...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brunch buffet has shrimp, oysters, crab legs, and sardines. That's more than enough for me but there is also an omelette station, bacon, sausages, and so much cheese. The dessert table has tiny portions so you can try several things and not feel disgusting....More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Terrace restaurant offers a great view of DC and Potomac, convenience before a concert, and very good food and service. The greeting (hostess) was subpar, however, the waiter made up for it. He was attentive - yet not intrusive. Food is American, and good...More

Thank tamoshanter1106
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice dinner before a concert of the National Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The food was excellent, we had salad, scalops, creme brulee, and Sancerre wine. The service was prompt.

Thank dcm_boticelli
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Had reservations, which are recommended, however the restaurant certainly was not crowded at 5 pm when they opened. Wanted to attend the free concert at 6 pm and the waiter hustled to get us there. Our friends are vegetarian and had what looked to be...More

Thank Dottie R
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We went to Mother's Day brunch here, and I'd say that brunch is the best meal this restaurant serves. You can start with champagne or mimosas or orange juice. Then there are a lot of different offerings, starting with sticky buns, biscuits and croissants and...More

1  Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

First, this place is so convenient if you are going to a show. In most case you’re a 1-2 minute walk to the theater. Also, the veranda outside has incredible views and that’s worth a visit on its own. With that said, I gave the...More

1  Thank Foodiein757
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I couldn't get a reservation but I was able to get a seat in the bar area next to two well-dressed young ladies who were going to the ballet. Their friendliness was good, given the closeness of our tables. My server was attentive even though...More

1  Thank Locemup
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is the reservation only restaurant with dinner before the shows. It's a nice venue but the meal is mediocre and way too high in price for limited menu. My service was also not pleasant. They used to have a pre-fixed three course dinner which...More

Thank Drew L
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Reservations were unavailable on a recent early Saturday evening, but walk-in was accepted and we were so grateful (snow, hail, sleet). Perfect place to go between a matinee and an evening performance. Surprised if other diners didn’t have some tickets for something, but despite a...More

Thank Julia O
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Robert D
8 October 2015|
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Response from Nurse_Joanie | Reviewed this property |
No. We were there for dinner and jackets were generally not worn by the younger men in attendance, while older ones did. No requirement!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
    (Virginia Avenue NW)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro on the Orange & Blue Lines. Kennedy Center provides free shuttle to/from Foggy Bottom Metro.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
  • Neighbourhood: National Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 202-416-8555
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