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The Atrium Cafe

Federal Triangle
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750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-737-0327
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent for an early morning visit before going off to do a tour of the Capitol Building. Good choices, roomy, clean and pleasant counter service.

Thank Lyn W
Independence, Missouri
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182 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a good meal at the Atrium Cafe, but $22.00 for two eggs, turkey sausage and toast seems a bit over the top. The service was excellent, and the wait people very accommodating.

Thank Maryfrances W
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Loud, too. Convenient if you're visiting the museum and don't mind the prices. Food was ok, nothing special.

Thank Kate R
Boston, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Your family can it here, yes, not to starve, but be prepare to leave double or triple money of what you would spend in Cafe at Air and Space Museum, and not to complain about taste or lack of healthy choices.

Thank Bostonian2011
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located right on the mall, this is convenient with good food choices...worth a stop....good salads, sandwiches and drinks.

Thank Jeff H
Ringgold, Georgia
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We ate here for lunch while visiting the museum. It was expensive (as we were expecting) $12 for bbq sandwich and fries. Food was subpar. Cost $126 for 7 people. Will not eat here again. We had a sunset picnic (in front on the Washington monument) from a Greek food truck for $40 and it was delicious!

Thank cainfamof5
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

While at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, we tried the Atrium for lunch. Don't bother. Cafeteria style with food on plates sitting under a heat lamp. Expensive and low quality. Only good thing was bottomless drinks. Will not go again.

Thank D Michael E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate here because we didn't want to leave the museum yet. And probably I would eat here again for the same reason, but I wouldn't be happy about it. It's a captive audience, so prices are high and food selection and quality is mediocre. It's crowded, so expect to walk around to find a seat. My son and I... More 

Thank JenCav_107
Seattle, Washington
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347 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Café is ideally located between two Galleries of Modern Art. The settings are fabulous and artistically designed. After a hard days visit to the museums we landed at this place on a sunny afternoon. It is a self service Café. But it had a quite a few vegetarian options and the preparations are good .But felt prices to be... More 

Thank KRAMA200
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had veggie burger, Mac and cheese, french fries and salad. They have cheese pizza. That's about the vegetarian choices you have. Really busy Saturday evening. The lines moved in really quickly though.

Thank Padma K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Cafe, Delicatessen
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?