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The Atrium Cafe

Federal Triangle
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750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-737-0327
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your family can it here, yes, not to starve, but be prepare to leave double or triple money of what you would spend in Cafe at Air and Space Museum, and not to complain about taste or lack of healthy choices.

Thank Bostonian2011
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right on the mall, this is convenient with good food choices...worth a stop....good salads, sandwiches and drinks.

Thank Jeff H
Ringgold, Georgia
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We ate here for lunch while visiting the museum. It was expensive (as we were expecting) $12 for bbq sandwich and fries. Food was subpar. Cost $126 for 7 people. Will not eat here again. We had a sunset picnic (in front on the Washington monument) from a Greek food truck for $40 and it was delicious!

Thank cainfamof5
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

While at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, we tried the Atrium for lunch. Don't bother. Cafeteria style with food on plates sitting under a heat lamp. Expensive and low quality. Only good thing was bottomless drinks. Will not go again.

Thank D Michael E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate here because we didn't want to leave the museum yet. And probably I would eat here again for the same reason, but I wouldn't be happy about it. It's a captive audience, so prices are high and food selection and quality is mediocre. It's crowded, so expect to walk around to find a seat. My son and I... More 

Thank JenCav_107
Seattle, Washington
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301 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Café is ideally located between two Galleries of Modern Art. The settings are fabulous and artistically designed. After a hard days visit to the museums we landed at this place on a sunny afternoon. It is a self service Café. But it had a quite a few vegetarian options and the preparations are good .But felt prices to be... More 

Thank KRAMA200
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had veggie burger, Mac and cheese, french fries and salad. They have cheese pizza. That's about the vegetarian choices you have. Really busy Saturday evening. The lines moved in really quickly though.

Thank Padma K
Tauranga, New Zealand
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166 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We were given a waxed cup for our coffee without realising it. Filled it with coffee and it began to melt, then bits of wax started floating in it. Returned to service counter to be told " I gave you a cup" and we said it melted. She very begrudgingly gave us another and we did get a slightly better... More 

Thank Lyn W
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very practical, situated in between two wings of the National Galleries of Arts, it is a very pleasant place, with a well diseigned and decorated area. Very artistical. The restaurant is on a self service basis. The food is OK, the price slightly above the offered quality. But the place can compensate the over-ranked food.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

AVOID AT ALL COST! Went in for breakfast with my husband while on holiday in Washington, was recommended it by the check in clerk at desk. When we got there it was only 10:30am so to me still breakfast time. They still had breakfast food available in the serving tray. I asked for bagel and cream cheese for the guy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?