Washington Restaurants near Library of Congress

Our list of the best food near Library of Congress. Our top pick: B Smith's.
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  • Library of Congress

    Library of Congress

    101 Independence Ave SE
    Originally founded by the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, this grand building, also called the Jefferson Library, has the largest collection of books in the world. The most popular points of interest are the massive main reading room and Great Hall. On the Winter and Summer solstices the Great Hall is filled with an odd silver glow that gives the impression you are surrounded by floating clouds, and this makes those days the most crowded. The main reading room is known as the Sacred Room, and is absolutely stunning. You must be 18 or older to use the reading rooms and have a user card, which can be obtained by presenting a driver's license or completing a self registration form. Guided tours will not bring you into the reading room, but will take you up in the dome, where you can see the room in its full glory. There are also a number of rotating exhibitions from the Library's vast collection on display at any one time, as is a Gutenberg Bible.
    Anacostia food nearby
  • B Smith's

    B Smith's

    50 Massachusetts Ave NE
    M-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su 11AM-9PM. $25-60. Some of D.C.'s best upscale soul food and Creole cuisine is served here, in a beautiful, dining room, which was once the presidential waiting room at the station. B. Smith's is rather famous with visiting celebrities, as well as national politicians. They'll probably get a private room, but you might nonetheless see some famous fellow diners. Best for brunch/lunch.
    Capitol Hill
  • Good Stuff Eatery

    Good Stuff Eatery

    303 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    Flagship location of the soon to be franchised burger joint. Renowned locally for its handmade burgers, handcut fries, handspun ice cream.
    Anacostia
  • Good Stuff Eatery

    Good Stuff Eatery

    303 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    Goodness Gracious.
    Anacostia
  • Art and Soul

    Art and Soul

    415 New Jersey Ave NW
    Art and Soul restaurant at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel, offers a modern regional cuisine with southern accents that are distinct amongst Washington DC area restaurants.
    Capitol Hill
  • Sonoma

    Sonoma

    223 Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse

    Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse

    101 Constitution Ave NW
    Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM; dinner: M-F 5:30PM-10PM, Sa 5PM-10:30PM. $35-85. Charlie Palmer is a national celebrity chef, and his steakhouse vies with two others for the title of the city's favorite steak (and those Republicans like their steak). On the scale of the three, it sits comfortably between trendy and traditional. And of course, it sits somewhere the other steakhouses do not—literally right across the street from the Capitol Building. The views are fantastic. Don't worry if you don't like steak, as this is an all-around outstanding restaurant, with a variety of excellent American dishes.
    Capitol Hill
  • Bistro Cacao

    Bistro Cacao

    320 Massachusetts ave NE
    In Bistro Cacao’s historic location we now invite you to enjoy our new concept of bistro-style French cuisine blending old France with modern creative touches.
    Capitol Hill
  • Pound the Hill

    Pound the Hill

    621 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
    Pound The Hill offers exceptional coffee and unique and delicious international cuisine.
    Anacostia
  • Dubliner Irish Pub

    Dubliner Irish Pub

    4 F St NW
    Serving Capitol Hill for 38 Years!
    Capitol Hill
  • Sonoma

    Sonoma

    223 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM; dinner: M-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-11PM, Su 5PM-9PM. $20-45. The current dining rage in the country is Italian-inspired cooking with the California philosophy of simplicity, fine (Californian) wines, and local ingredients. This restaurant has excelled in this category, and packs in serious foodies into a crowded, but very trendy space—reservations are a must every day of the week. The lounge upstairs is similarly beautiful and fashionable (and crowded), with a fireplace and big windows.
    Anacostia
  • Monocle

    Monocle

    107 D St NE
    A historic American steak and seafood restaurant on Capitol Hill since 1960. We've entered our 51st year on Capitol Hill in 2011!
    Capitol Hill
  • Bistro Bis

    Bistro Bis

    15 E St NW
  • Charlie Palmer Steak

    Charlie Palmer Steak

    101 Constitution Ave NW
  • Union Pub

    Union Pub

    201 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Literally the best bar in D.C.
    Capitol Hill
  • Johnny's Half Shell

    Johnny's Half Shell

    400 N Capitol St NW
  • The White Tiger

    The White Tiger

    301 Massachusetts Ave NE
  • Charlie Palmer Steak

    Charlie Palmer Steak

    101 Constitution Ave NW
  • Top of the Hill

    319 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    M-Th 5:30PM-2AM, F 5:30PM-3AM, Sa 7PM-3AM, Su Seasonal. Cozy bar with a fireplace and plush chairs. The slightly-classy sister bar of the Pour House, which sits below. Happy hour M-F 5:30PM-8PM
    Anacostia
  • Mr Henry's

    601 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    M-Sa 11:15AM-midnight, Su 10AM-midnight. Once the regular home to Roberta Flack, this place has seen some ridiculously famous clientele—Burt Bacharach, Carmen McRae, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Ramsey Lewis, and Johnny Mathis were all fans. The live music continues upstairs, but for the most part this is just a nice neighborhood style and mildly divey pub, particularly gay/lesbian-friendly, and a block off Eastern Market.
    Anacostia
  • Pour House

    319 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    M-Th 11AM-2AM, F 11AM-3AM, Sa 10AM-3AM, Su 10AM-2AM. Loud and rowdy sports bar with pub fare and some seafood. Saturday and Sunday brunch starting at 10AM. Happy hour M-Th 4PM-7PM, F until 9PM. Sits below its classy sister bar, Top of the Hill.
    Anacostia
  • Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar

    223 Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Neuhaus Chocolatier

    Neuhaus Chocolatier

    Union Station50 Massachusetts Ave NE
  • Johnny's Half Shell

    400 N Capitol St NW
    Breakfast: Tu-F 7AM-9:30AM; lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM, dinner: M-Sa 5PM-10PM. $35-65. Seafood restaurants are popular throughout D.C. and the whole of the Mid-Atlantic, but many of D.C.'s offerings are disappointing, and cater more to visitors and clueless politicians. Johnny's is a big exception, and some of the best entries on the menu are from outside the region (like the Maine lobster).
    Capitol Hill
  • Bistro Cacao

    Bistro Cacao

    320 Massachusetts Ave NE
  • Bistro Italiano

    320 D St NE
    M-F 11AM-2PM,5PM-10PM Sa 5PM-10PM. $8-15. If you come to this neighborhood restaurant, everyone will necessarily assume that you are a local. It's your traditional Italian-American checkerboard tablecloth restaurant, and only a little larger than a hole-in-the-wall. The food for the price in this neighborhood is exceptional.
    Capitol Hill
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