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Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden

7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
+1 202-289-3360
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (52 reviews)
“sandwiches” (39 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
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7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine and I went there the other day to grab something to eat. I'm a muslim so I only eat vegetarian food. I asked if the soup of the day was vegetarian and I was told that it was. I didn't even...More

Thank Fnu S
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Had lunch at the Pavilion Café after visiting the National History Museum. Ordering line was short compared to the museum cafeterias. Food was good and the service excellent. Asian Chicken Salad and Thai Chicken Flat Bread were well prepared and a good size portion;

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The pavilion cafe is in the national sculpture garden, next to the skating rink. They have a good selection of food, served cafeteria style. The food here was very good, very quick, you order and pick you food up when ready. You can eat inside...More

Thank MiloscS
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very nice and relaxing atmosphere in the Sculpture Garden. We were surprised by the quality of the food and and the reasonable prices. The menu is somewhat limited. We had no problem finding a table (sunny weekday in early November). After discovering this gem, we...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We went to see the Vermeer exhibit & wanted to have a sit down lunch. They were wonderful in reserving for us 3 when we got there, since online it says they only reserve for 4 or more.. food selection limited but delicious. Place was...More

Thank Hajdunanas
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden is conveniently located beside the Smithsonian Museum and serves up good coffee and deserts.

Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Nice looking building with mots of place to sit and enjoy your snacks. Still busy notwithstanding work being carried out in sculpture garden.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We love this place for lunch! Outdoor seating with table umbrellas to keep cool, surrounded by the sculpture garden art, and the food is so good - very unique twists on sandwiches and salads, definitely not your ordinary menu. Also beer and wine on the...More

Thank Jucasz
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The place was busy and appeared to be well organised, however, mistakes were made which thankfully the staff were quick to remedy. Indeed the staff were very good.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This place is very well located for having lunch during a day of visiting the Smithsonian museums. In between our visit we were getting hungry and decided to go to Pavilion. We ordered some sandwiches and salads. The service was very quick and there was...More

Thank Aniek G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Federal Triangle
  • Neighbourhood: Federal Triangle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-289-3360
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The Pavilion Cafe is found amidst the casual elegance of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. A Jazz Garden Restaurant Café in Washington DC in the summer, a winter wonderland of ice skating in the winter.
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