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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 good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early for our reservation and the restaurant seated us right away. The food and service were both very good. They do not have a children's menu but can make buttered noodles or pasta with a tomato sauce on demand. The décor is a...More

1  Thank stowne1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is okay but you don't have a lot of options while at the KC. The place has lots of potential. Go for a drink and enjoy the view of the city and the river.

1  Thank wsherman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a musical production at the Kennedy Center - and decided to arrive early (and avoid parking garage panic) by having dinner at the Roof Terrace Restaurant - we have attended a number of productions through the years here and felt that the interior...More

2  Thank triciadc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Given the location and the view this restaurant could and should be exceptional, but it isn't. We visited for pre-theatre dinner on a Saturday evening in June. The restaurant is in a vast room that looks as if it may have been an old ballroom...More

1  Thank GBerserker
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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 6 June 2017

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 1 June 2017

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 28 May 2017

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

1  Thank Calypso007
Reviewed 19 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
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Robert D
7 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
Child-friendly, View, 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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