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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 good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (45 reviews)
“sandwiches” (33 reviews)
“side salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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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 3 days ago

We went at about 1pm on a Sunday. It took about 15 minutes to order at the counter. Note: a fountain soda is pre-poured in a plastic cup - you can't get a refill from the fountain. We both got the chicken salad sandwich with...More

Thank Bruce56k
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're hungry and happen to be in the area, I suggest you go by this place - it's clean, the sandwiches are not bad at all and their breafasts look quite tasty. My family and I all had the turkey and brie sandwich thats...More

Thank southtexastraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in around 4:00 on a hot Monday afternoon for a glass of wine and a beer (respectively). The cashier was tasked with taking money and filling many of the orders, and didn't seem very happy with her job. She wasn't...More

Thank Zaphod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to stop if you plan on sitting around the fountain at the Sculpture Gardens. The service is fairly quick. The food is tasty. And it is very convenient. The crowds seem to like getting a pitcher of wine and sitting...More

Thank Charmain D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at this café by chance after a long morning of walking around the city, and were very pleasantly surprised: the sculpture garden and fountain are beautiful, the café has indoor and outdoor sitting, and the food was served fast. It offers basic café fair,...More

Thank T R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your desperate to get a bite to eat, this place is okay. It's cafeteria style eating and very crowded. It is hard to find a table to eat at, especially with a party of 5. The sandwiches are expensive. I ordered a tomato, pesto...More

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This was by far the best of the cafes that we visited on The Mall in D.C. The food was appealing and delicious. The atmosphere relaxing and clean.

Thank CTinAR
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a great place to take a break and enjoy a meal. The cafe is located in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery. There is inside and outside seating, but outside is a great place to watch people and enjoy the garden. As...More

Thank DebraSanford
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We ate here before the Memorial Day and the Café was a welcome respite from the street scene. The line was crowded but the line moved very quickly and the order pick up area was well organized and also moved quickly. we found a table...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Our 2 year old granddaughter enjoyed both the ambiance and her grilled cheese sandwich and PopPop and Mimsy liked the salad choices. Fun to run around in the sculpture garden and take in the fountain where the water shoots high and then low!

Thank JudyTroy_NY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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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