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The Atrium Cafe

750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-737-0327
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Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Fast food, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 19 November 2017

The service was good, food; good enough to stave off the 'hangries.' Convenient location. Best value was the chili @ $5.90; bottled water was $3.40.

Thank GailCooks
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We ate here because we were down on the mall sightseeing. The approach into the cafe was not terribly welcoming. In fact, at first we thought we were in the wrong place. There were a lot of people trying to funnel into a fairly narrow...More

Thank Elise K
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a typical museum eatery with preprepared food which sits around waiting for someone to take it. Apparently, that can be a long time. Prices are also unreasonably high for what you get. The only positive is convenience.

Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

How can you not love such a place than this cafe? Cheap but great food. You would be a fool not eating here.

Thank Critical-Duck
Reviewed 11 July 2017

While visiting the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History last week, we ate lunch at the Atrium Café. This cafeteria style restaurant is located downstairs, but has plenty of light because of the skylight. It is appropriately named because it has that atrium feel. This dining...More

5  Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Atrium Cafe in the basement of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History was very crowded and a little chaotic the day we were there, just before noon. Every food station had its own queue, and as space was tight, it was hard to know...More

Thank Ale C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Looks like the reviews are for a different place, we had our breakfast there and I had the best bacon egg and cheese on English muffin in my life... really good, prices are not high, I even made the comment to my wife that it...More

Thank sergebbc
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Stopped here for a quick sandwich. This location is on 9th street, not in a museum. It was convenient for where I was walking and appears to draw mostly people who live in the area. They offer a range of sandwiches in the $6-8 range....More

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Do not let the name fool you. It is in the basement. There are many food choices, but EXPENSIVE and edible is the best description. Best advice...go outside of the Natural History Museum and take the short walk to the Terrace Café next door. On...More

Thank CTinAR
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The convenience of having an eatery in the basement of the Museum of Natural History is outweighed by the oppressive prices of its menu. We ordered a blackened chicken sandwich (good taste, a little dry), chili cheese dog, an order of fries (the best part...More

Thank David L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Federal Triangle
  • Neighbourhood: Federal Triangle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-0327
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