The Kennedy Center is a world-class venue for the arts, drawing crowds nightly to its many theaters inside. That leaves a lot of hungry patrons wandering the nearby streets for a satisfying meal before or after a show.
Diners looking for an upscale experience don’t have to look far, thanks to the building’s on-site Roof Terrace Restaurant. Across the street, Kingbird at the Watergate Hotel makes for another special occasion dinner spot, as does the nearby Marcel’s with one of the most robust Champagne selections in town. Come next month, the neighborhood will get a new wine-centric restaurant with the arrival of Notti 824 inside Arc the Hotel.
Anyone with a budget or time constraints can eat well, too. Grab a slice of New York-style pizza at Wiseguy, graze on a cheeseburger and fries at Burger, Tap and Shake, or swing by Bindaas for a spread of street-inspired Indian tapas.
Here are 15 spots to seek out for everything from a three-course supper to a quick bite.
Note: The featured restaurants are not ranked. The map is arranged geographically from north to south.Read More