Washington Restaurants near National Air and Space Museum

Our list of the best food near National Air and Space Museum. Our top pick: Jaleo.
Visiting Washington? Check out our recommended food near The White House, Library of Congress, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • National Air and Space Museum

    National Air and Space Museum

    Independence Ave and 6th St SW
    The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in 161,145 square feet of exhibition floor space. It was established in 1946, as the National Air Museum, and opened its main building in 1976. Located in Washington, D.C., United States, it is a center for research into the history and science of aviation and spaceflight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics. Almost all space and aircraft on display are originals or backups to the originals. It operates an annex, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, at Dulles International Airport. The museum currently conducts restoration of its collection at the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland.
    Anacostia food nearby
  • Jaleo


    480 7th St NW
    Su-M 11:30AM-10PM, Tu-Th 11:30AM-11PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-midnight; brunch Sa-Su until 3PM. $20-40. Many credit this loud, happy restaurant in the Penn Quarter for the current boom in Spanish tapas bars. Serves tasty tapas and wonderful sangria, as well as a fantastic selection of ports and sherry. This is Jose Andrés' first restaurant, and one of the best options in the area. Expect to wait on a crowded F-Sa night.
  • Fogo de Chao

    Fogo de Chao

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM; dinner: M-Th 5PM-10PM, F 5PM-10:30PM, Sa 4:30PM-10:30PM, Su 4PM-9:30PM. Lunch: $32.50; dinner:49.50. This national (not international) chain has spread to most major U.S. cities, and is a big downtown hit everywhere it is. Brazilian cuisine can actually be a bit of a let down, with one exception—meat. This is basically an all-you-can-eat meat experience, and the meats are good (there are sides too, of course). Flip your green card up, and the chefs come with meat; flip it to red, and the chefs let you eat. Recognizing a certain weakness in the model, the restaurant also has a really nice salad bar, for a considerably lower price than the meat menu.
  • Fogo de Chão

    Fogo de Chão

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    The gaucho way of preparing meat.
  • Oyamel


    401 7th St NW
    Authentic Mexican ingredients and techniques taken to a level of creativity that you won't expect.Chef/Owner: José Andrés Head Chef:Omar Rodriguez GM: Michael Iglesias
  • Carmine's


    425 7th Street NW
    From our family to yours, thank you for making Carmine's your favorite Family Style Italian for the past 20 years! Grazie <3CarminesNYC on Twitter
  • Luke's Lobster

    Luke's Lobster

    624 E Street NW
    Luke Holden and his team are serving delicious and affordable lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, crab claws, chowders and beers -\-\ all fresh from Maine!
  • Rasika


    633 D St NW
  • Central Michel Richard

    Central Michel Richard

    1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Official site of Central Michel Richard. As one of the most talked-about new restaurants in Washington DC, Central reinvents classic American cuisine with a whimsical French twist. Become enraptured by the unique spirit of this Washington DC restaurant, where every meal is a lesson in joie de vivre.
  • 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
  • The Capital Grille

    The Capital Grille

    601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • America Eats Tavern

    America Eats Tavern

    405 8th St NW
    Thank you to our supporters for an amazing year! Our year-long American culinary experience has concluded!
  • Charlie Palmer Steak

    Charlie Palmer Steak

    101 Constitution Ave NW
  • Hill Country Barbecue Market

    Hill Country Barbecue Market

    410 Seventh Street NW
    Honoring the barbecue and Live Music Capital of Texas
  • Elephant & Castle

    Elephant & Castle

    1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Elephant&Castle™ is an authentic English pub concept that combines British Classics with North American favorites founded in 1977. Today, E&C operates over twenty establishments and it continues to expand rapidly across the United States and Canada!
  • Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

    Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

    639 Indiana Ave NW
    Penn Quarter is a neighborhood in the East End of Downtown Washington, D.C. north of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Its boundaries are not well established, but they appear to extend along F Street NW from 5th to 10th Streets, and approximately H Street on the north where Penn Quarter abuts or partially overlaps with Chinatown. Penn Quarter is southeast of the Metro Center shopping district. Penn Quarter has been rejuvenated over the past several decades, stimulated first by the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation and later, following the recession in the 1990s, by the Verizon Center, a sports, concert and event arena that opened nearby at 7th and F streets in 1997 as the MCI Center. Penn Quarter now boasts a variety of entertainment and commercial establishments including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and contemporary art galleries. The area is also home to a popular farmers market and several food, wine, art, and culture focused festivals.
  • Cedar Restaurant

    Cedar Restaurant

    822 E Street NW
  • American Grill

    American Grill

    480 L'Enfant Plaza SW
    Experience The Ideal Downtown Washington DC Hotel
  • Fiola


    601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • 701 Restaurant

    701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • Social Reform Kitchen & Bar (Formally known as The Caucus Room)

    Social Reform Kitchen & Bar (Formally known as The Caucus Room)

    401 9th St NW
  • SEI


    444 7th Street NW
    Nestled by the Penn Quarter's Shakespeare Theatre, SEI, a high-glam jewel box from the talents behind nearby Oya, serves modern Asian small plates and sushi accompanied by some 50 sakes. - Tom Sietsema
  • Starbucks

    550 C St SW
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
  • PAUL Bakery Cafe

    PAUL Bakery Cafe

    801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    French Family Bakery & Patisserie since 1889. Follow us on Twitter: @PAUL_USA
  • Minibar By Jose Andres

    Minibar By Jose Andres

    405 8th St NW
  • Merzi


    415 7th Street NW
    It's your choice-\-\it's your Merzi. www.merzi.com
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