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Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden

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7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, In the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, DC 20565
+1 202-289-3360
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High quality quick service

Perfect spot if you're looking for a quick meal but want more than a burger and fries. I had a roast beef with horseradish coleslaw and my husband got chicken salad with lemon tarragon on a croissant both came with a salad and were great. My only complaint would be that the kids pb&j was $6. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Stephanie S
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

For What I it is, this place was great. Fresh, tasty, interesting and varied menu. Beautiful setting. Fair prices. Friendly staff, even in the face of technical difficulties. This is a fast casual concept.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect spot if you're looking for a quick meal but want more than a burger and fries. I had a roast beef with horseradish coleslaw and my husband got chicken salad with lemon tarragon on a croissant both came with a salad and were great. My only complaint would be that the kids pb&j was $6. The location is beautiful... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely oasis of decent food, calm quiet spot, beautiful surrounds. Great choices, good prices, such a surprise to find.

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Boston, MA
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here because of the heat wave and we were super hungry. The prices are high and what you get is not quality. I went for a sandwich, drink and cookie and it was over $15. There are so many good places to eat, try other places if you can. That said it was lovely atmosphere and it was... More 

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Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your lunch at the Sculpture Garden. We try to always serve quality food and regret that your meal did not meet your expectations. We hope you will visit us again to try our rotating menu items. More 

somewhere
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great place in the mall. It was a little crowded, but not too bad. Nice atmosphere and view of the fountain. Sandwiches were good. I did have to go back to the counter twice for items they forgot. But the staff was very nice.

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Los Angeles
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Location is great while visiting. Outside looks so inviting. But the inside is basically a cafeteria with expensive cafeteria food. Kids rather wanted to eat at a fast food. Eat here to give back for the amazing free museums.

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Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden, responded to this review

We are sorry that the Pavilion Café does not offer the fast food that your children wanted. Our menu is designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes and we make sure that healthy options are available. Our hot and cold sandwiches and pasta entrées come with small side salads and we are careful to always have vegetarian options.... More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Looks very exclusive.....but prices are good, we stopped for breakfast, lovely atmosphere and beautiful view of the gardens and fountains.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Don't expect anything notable here. The service wasn't great - no wait staff. You order at the counter and the person is a cashier, not someone who relies on tips or even cares if they get your order right. I had the Mediterranean Salad for $9.50. It was large (more than I could eat) and the lettuce was fresh (I... More 

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Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Pavilion Café. We are sorry that the service did not meet your expectations. As you know, we are located in a very popular tourist area. We do get busy at meal times during the summer vacation season and holidays. The café system of ordering at the counter has been designed to accommodate the large number... More 

West Hartford CT
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201 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My daughter , 17 years old, and I had a chance to eat at the Pavilion recently and it was quite a nice experience. Line to order was long, but not insufferable. Wait staff were all very friendly and the prices were totally reasonable, not cheap, but reasonable. We found seats outside and enjoyed or salads very much. About 1/2... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

1 star is generous. We ordered a hot dog, a fruit cup, a piece of cake and two beers. It took 15 min standing in line. The lady in front of us had to return her pie because there was a hair in it. We waited another 15 min to get our food. The cake was good. The beer was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-289-3360
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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