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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 good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reservation necessary. Probably best place to eat before a Kennedy Center performance. But food is exotic, portions are small, and it is expensive. Yet we keep going back. Incidentally, service is good and some tables have a good view.

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love the roof top terrace. It's elegant and convenient. My daughter and I like to eat here before concerts or the theatre. We both had steaks and they were impeccable! Melt in your mouth impeccable! Wait staff is attentive. Options for allergies or dietary...More

Thank NEVenturer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Roof Top Terrace experience was excellent! Oscar, our waiter made a point of finding out what time the show was and guided us through a delicious meal accordingly. We both enjoyed the tenderloin with whipped potatoes and spinach. What a tasty meal!

Thank Marcia1435
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently attended a performance at the Kennedy Center when I traveled to D.C. I booked the rooftop terrace restaurant in the center because it was convenient and thought it would be special because of the location. I was very disappointed! The restaurant was decorated...More

Thank lindawS3217HA
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

What a great place....high expectations! We, my husband and I, went there for dinner before an evening show. The service was fine, but the food was just OK. Nothing special for the price and small portions. The rolls were not even warmed up. Since we...More

Thank Maya D
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The Rooftop was a very nice restaurant to enjoy a meal prior to our theater play. We had tickets to the "The King and I" it was a marvelous production. The service was outstanding and the Todd was very good. Hats off to everyone involved,...More

Thank jagjim
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is my favorite place for dinner in DC. In the evening especially, when you want a relaxed, unhurried place kind of like a hide-a-way, this is it. The roof top panorama is not only priceless, but it is free. I had the prime rib...More

Thank carlflemons
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This restaurant has the advantage of its location in the JFK Center. This is a positive as the theater goers have no other choices, except their café, and the restaurant is most likely always full, but it's a negative as only well-to-do theater patrons are...More

Thank FrankieJames
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Both my fiancee and I became ill after eating at this restaurant. The entrees of salmon and lamb we ordered were both accompanied by dishes on the plate that we couldn't even tell what was contained in them and they tasted terrible. I attempted to...More

Thank cocoa120141094
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This used to be our regular prelude to evenings at the Kennedy Center. Not bad if you choose well, though a bit overpriced for what you get.

Thank FJGonzalezG
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Robert D
8 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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