Union Station isn’t exactly the bustling center of activity that it typically is, now that the COVID-19 crisis has put such a damper on travel. But there are still people who have to patronize Amtrak for work and family reasons, and the neighborhood that houses the iconic train station hums on, especially given its proximity to the Capitol. Temporary closures within the station itself means dining options there are more limited than usual. This map primarily highlights options outside the building, from Lao appetizers to Irish pub fare, and even that landscape is looking a little different these days (with such institutions as Charlie Palmer and Art & Soul temporarily closed).
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More