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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 good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (60 reviews)
“sandwiches” (42 reviews)
“side salad” (13 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
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 1 week ago

This café was nice and clean. There wasn’t a line when we arrived, which was around 3-4 after the lunch crowd. The food and service was very good and it was a nice atmosphere to relax and unwind. It was a great find and a...More

Thank ADDallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by for a sandwich and a beer one weekend lunchtime. The food came quickly and was a tasty change from the fast food serveries in the local museums and the "deathburger" vans that pepper the locality. I was also less frantic than either,...More

Thank MrWil_low
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the cafe. The line was so long to order your food. There was limited seating bc it was rainy outside so no one was using the outdoor seating. The food is good. I ordered the strawberry salad. I was...More

Thank asnow815
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sculpture Garden is quirky and cool to see, but that's another review... The cafe is in a somewhat busy spot, and the staff are just unable to handle the volume. We had to order THREE times just because the cashier couldn't ring it up...More

Thank Lovelaughtravellive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I arrived in DC and were looking for a place to eat when we stumbled upon this place. There's a fountain outside of the restaurant that creates a good atmosphere. The seating was comfortable, and all of the staff was VERY nice...More

Thank Jess M
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We needed a quick bit between museums, and it was a pleasant stop. But it was tough because we had limited time before our next tour, and it was a long line and getting the food was pretty slow. But very pretty location with a...More

Thank gidgetcindy
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Ordered the Mac and cheese, as let’s be honest, you can’t really mess that up. It was dreadful! It was literally pasta with sprinkled cheese on top and tasted like corn starch. My husbands roast beef sandwich was average but palatable. Spoke to the manager...More

2  Thank JenaGlass
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The Pavilion Cafe offers a fine respite from the rigors of DC heat and trying to see a multitude of free museums. They sell basic lunch items, salads, muffins and beverages. It is an air conditioned place to refuel.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a morning of museums and were so pleasantly surprised! Not only was the setting pleasant (right by the lovely fountain in the Sculpture Garden), but the food was fantastic! We all got salads: edamame bowl, sashimi tuna, Asian, and...More

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Very nice lunch! Good place to grab a bite to eat between museums! The menu is varied and specializes in pasta, sandwiches, and flat bread pizzas. It is something different than hamburgers and hotdogs. They also serve wine and beer. The prices were affordable. We...More

1  Thank AmyC201529
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
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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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