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Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden

$$ - $$$
Federal Triangle
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7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
+1 202-289-3360
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I had lunch here 3 times while in DC, and we had a very nice meal each time. They are are a bit tight on seating, but what do you want so close to the National Mall. A bit of a wait to order and get your food, but nothing long for either. Portions are very good... More 

Thank Esox67
Amersham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in this busy cafe was fresh and tasty with good sized portions. The service was efficient using a system similar to fast food outlets. That is order at one counter and pick up at another. The setting is pretty and you get a dose of modern sculpture culture at the same time. Not quite enough seating but it... More 

Thank fionahw
Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here to rest our feet after a lot of walking. Wife had an asparagus & artichoke pasta dish which she thoroughly enjoyed. Lovely setting to relax in, particularly on a warm day.

Thank Chapwee
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the weather permits, choose the outside seating and watch the D.C. activity. This cafe can become very busy, and you order inside at the counter where many of the luncheon choices are on display. I had a terrific southwest chopped salad, friends had roasted turkey and brie and lemon tarragon chicken salad sandwiches. My salad was superlative, the sandwichs... More 

Thank HMF58
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my colleague first came here in 2014 and enjoyed the salads on offer, as well as the nice surroundings. On our return this year we had 2 weekend in DC and ate at this cafe every day for lunch between exploring the musuems. The staff are very friendly, the food and coffee is great, the location is laid... More 

Thank Philpot400
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179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy to find this little gem. Excellent choice of sandwiches and other food. They really move the line fast through this place. Our food was very good and better than expected for a cafe type eatery. Only issue was finding a table but thats to be expected as this place is busy.

Thank Carl R
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide in one of the museums recommended this place for lunch. The museums were very busy with many young people, so the museum cafe would have been hectic and on the noisy side. The Pavilion Cafe offered a varied menu. I ordered a turkey sandwich with Brie cheese. It was nice but there wasn't any Brie! I loved... More 

Thank Travlebugforever
Litchfield, NH
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I ordered chicken and biscuits. Being a "northern boy" I assumed this would be something like fried chicken with biscuits. It was chicken stew with biscuits in it. At first I was taken back, but after I tried it, it was quite good. They have a wide dessert selection.

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a quick light meal here and found that there was lots of choice and the food was lovely and fresh. We were here in winter but in summer the location would be amazing. Would highly recommend.

Thank Karen F
Eugene, Oregon
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a little snack to keep up our energy while sightseeing. Cute exterior, good location. After a brief stand in line, we ordered a soda, an espresso, and a chocolate croissant that was at the counter display case. While it's hard to ruin a soda, when our order finally came up 15 minutes later, the espresso was... More 

Thank OregonTraveler193

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Federal Triangle
  • Neighbourhood: Federal Triangle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-289-3360

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