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The Atrium Cafe

750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-737-0327
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Fast food, Cafe, Delicatessen
750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 17 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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

While touring the Smithsonian Museums, it is very difficult to find a place to eat that is not a part of them. However, if you think of it as a part of your price for admission (FREE), the cost won't bother you as much ($5.90...More

Thank Dakota P
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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 435lynw
Reviewed 14 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
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
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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