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Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden

7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
+1 202-289-3360
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (36 reviews)
“side salad” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having just walked round the museum of natural history next door we were ready for a sit down and some lunch. I had heard about the cafe here before so instead of heading to the one in the natural history museum we decided to stroll...More

Thank Jody S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A first class restaurant for lunch in Washington. The choice was excellent and reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and efficient and the place was spotlessly clean.

Thank m0ira04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having lunch at the food trucks for a few days we were ready to sit down and have something a little nicer. This place delivered. The pastries and sweets were amazing! Several of us had sandwiches and a salad and they were delicious. Another...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have always enjoyed an interesting lunch here when visiting the National Mall. Good choice of salads, pasta, and sandwiches. This time hubby and I indulged in the outdoor barbecue which included pulled porch sandwich, chicken shwarma on pita or Italian sausage at $8-9 each. It...More

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the summer, this cafe is open until 6 (eateries in the museums along the Mall close much earlier). So this was an excellent dinner option after spending the afternoon visiting museums. The cafe is located in the sculpture garden of the National Gallery of...More

Thank Rehoboth5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got 2 salads and a kids meal to go. The food was ok nothing special and the kids meal hot dog was below average with the water given to us in a cup. Extra chicken for salad is cold. Wouldn't dayit is a hidden gem...More

Thank bobbytre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a break from the museums and seek out this hidden gem, tucked away in the most beautiful setting. If you can take the sun then best to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful gardens, sculptures and water features. It's not the cheapest but it...More

Thank distinctlydiscerning
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Many years of going to the Smithsonian, but never knew about the Pavilion Cafe. Fresh, healthy lunches in a lovely setting surrounded by fountains, sculptures and right next to the museums. Many choices for vegetarians too!

Thank beacha
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was much better than eating inside somewhere. It was a wonderful day and we could sit outside with the fountain as a backdrop. It was lovely. You walk up and order and wait to pick up your food. The nice thing is they have...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Sculpture Garden, and the adjacent Art Museum are GREAT- and when one wants a refreshment or a meal.... this is THE PLACE TO BE!! The menu is interesting and one can eat inside or outdoors-- where the interesting, large fountain and pool as well...More

Thank smdoctoroff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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The Pavilion Cafe is found amidst the casual elegance of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. A Jazz Garden Restaurant Café in Washington DC in the summer, a winter wonderland of ice skating in the winter.
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