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7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the Natonal Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 289 3360
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Ranked #555 of 2,682 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The food here was very good. The pizza and the pastries were really good. It is bit expensive. The ambiance was good and the pool near by is a bonus.!!

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The location is just behind the ice skating rink and the aroma of soup and other delicatessens consistently drifted out across the rink which is why we opted to drop in. Excellent service and the food choices were gourmet. For kids there is PBJ and grilled cheese. Nice ambience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'm not sure how I had visited DC so many times and never known about this charming indoor/outdoor cafe. But I'm so glad we found it, because we really enjoyed our lunch outdoors on an abnormally warm day in November. The food was surpassingly good too! We split some sandwiches, and I can say that the apple/cheddar sandwich with apricot... More

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Ottawa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Set in a park filled with art sculptures, this cafeteria style restaurant offers a variety of sandwiches and salads that are ordered while standing in line. When ready, a hand gizmo buzzed to let you know to pick up. There are many sitting areas set up outside as well as numerous tables inside. We had the Montreal beef sandwich and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Pizza's, sandwiches and salads. Quick service and lovely location. So helpful to have a good restaurant on the Mall. Pool and fountain just outside. I had a spinach, kale salad with craisens and blueberries. Lovely.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After strolling through the Sculpture gardens we needed lunch. Decided to try the cafe. The queue was long but moved along. You had to wait a bit for food but I don't think it was that long a wait (this is not macdonalds). Our salad and sandwiches were a hearty portion and it was delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed... More

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We found this place after a visit to the Smithsonian art gallery, the location is a dream, the building is very nice with a layout inside and tables outside as well. The menu was ok with snack type food and a selction of drinks. We ordered a coffee, glass of sangria and a slice of cake. Extecting the girl who... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ate here for lunch while wandering between Smithsonian museums. We wanted something light and quick and this restaurat fit the bill. We got the reuban sandwich, chips and sodas. The food came out pretty quickly and the food was good. Overall, this is a nice place to stop for a quick bite.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great location along The Mall in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden. The visit was ruined by poor food, and indifferent service. Management could pick up some tips by visiting La Madeleine, for ideas on atmosphere, food presentation and service. Have had good past experiences here … but not this time!

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High Point, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A decent place to eat. The food was good but a little pricy and AGAIN, the employees acted as if we were "bothering" them. Hey guys, we PAY YOUR SALARY...WE'RE THE BOSS...WAKE UP.

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Address: 7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the Natonal Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
Phone Number: 202 289 3360
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown

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