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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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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
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Reviews (249)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers very fine dining. We went there before the show. Food is really tasty, view is excellent. Staff was nice.

Thank Renda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother, my 2 sisters and myself went for Sunday Brunch at this restaurant. The service was fantastic and the food delicious. I would highly recommend dining here. You can walk outside on a large terrace all the way around the Kennedy Center

Thank Jeanne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovey place to dine. Their menu has a decent selection and the wait staff is friendly, polite, and courteous. The food is good but the view is fantastic.

Thank williammZ222ZR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rooftop Terrace offers a really unique and memorable experience, though not so much for the food as for the location. We went for a birthday, and it felt suitably special. While the dining room could use a little refresh (it reminded me strongly of...More

Thank Calypso007
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We had dinner at the Rooftop terrace before the opera. The staff was very friendly and we didn't have to wait (we had reservations). The view off the Potomac and the mall makes the restaurant worth it by itself. I had the Roasted Organic Chicken...More

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The service and food were EXCELLENT! The room is just a bit large and wide open, but a private conversation is still possible at most tables. Bar selection is very good with quite an assortment of bourbons and scotches. The service was superb and very...More

Thank CapnSteve
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went to the restaurant for dinner prior to Symphony Orchestra. Didn't expect to be at a fast food restaurant. Our entrees arrived literally within minutes of ordering. Our appetizer came about 15 minutes after our entrees. Waiter seemed unconcerned and when we asked about...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went for Mother's Day brunch, 1130am seating. Tables were squished in side by side. You would have thought we were on a cruise ship. Buffett style had us lined up in the back in the actual kitchen. The most disappointing part of the experience...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The food was excellent and the surroundings were impeccable. It could not have been better. The service was great; since we were attaching a 7:00 pm performance of the NSO, we informed the waiter that we had to leave before 7:00 pm. It was not...More

Thank PeterEMc
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were a large group having dinner after a 5:00pm show. A limited set menu was offered and the food was very good as was the service.

Thank ForbesB
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Robert D
Are men required to wear jackets?
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
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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