Washington Restaurants near National Museum of American History

Our list of the best food near National Museum of American History. Our top pick: CityZen.
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  • National Museum of American History

    National Museum of American History

    National Mall1400 Constitution Ave NW
    10AM-5:30PM, summer 10AM-6:30PM. There is a lot here in one of the city's most informative museums, covering topics ranging from war to technology, social and political history. The biggest draw, though, is the Treasure Room (yes, the one of Stephen Colbert obsession), with an astonishing set of iconic Americana objects, ranging from the original Star-Spangled Banner and Abraham Lincoln's top hat, to Kermit the Frog and Dorothy's ruby slippers!
    food nearby
  • CityZen


    Mandarin Oriental1330 Maryland Ave SW
    Three-course: $80, Six-course: $110. Here is the Waterfront's one stand-out restaurant. The dining room is modern and attractive, and the international menu is world-class, one of the very best in the city, prepared by acclaimed chef Eric Ziebold. It's no surprise, really, that the Southwest's one great restaurant is located in the ritzy Mandarin Oriental hotel.
    South West
  • 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.
  • Co Co. Sala

    Co Co. Sala

    929 F St NW
    DC's premier chocolate lounge & boutique.
  • Old Ebbitt Grill

    Old Ebbitt Grill

    675 15th St NW
  • Lincoln's Waffle Shop

    Lincoln's Waffle Shop

    504 10th St NW
    M-F 5:30AM-7PM, Sa-Su 5:30AM-3PM. $4-12. An extraordinarily rare creature: a diner in downtown D.C. A dive that serves good waffles, assorted breakfast foods, coffee, and burgers. Skip this place if you've been committing crimes, though—it's packed with police.
  • The Hamilton

    The Hamilton

    600 14th St NW
    restaurant; live music venue / #EatDrinkListen
  • Chef Geoff's (Downtown)

    Chef Geoff's (Downtown)

    1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    5 Restaurants in Washington DC Area
  • CityZen


    1330 Maryland Ave SW
    Grand elegance within walking distance to the US capital's most important sights and Capitol Hill. At Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC we have created the height of luxury in the nation's capital.
    South West
  • Ceiba


    701 14th St NW
    For menus or reservations check out www.ceibarestaurant.com.
  • 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.
  • District of Pi

    910 F St NW
    M-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-midnight, Su 11AM-10PM. Pizzas: $12-25. A St. Louis import, this big pizzeria excels with the cornmeal crust deep dish pies as well as there rotating craft beer list. It's big enough where you can actually get a table after a game at the Verizon Center, although the service can be slow when they are busy.
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room

    Oceanaire Seafood Room

    1201 F St NW
  • Starbucks

    13037 Lee Jackson Meml Hwy
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
  • Sou'Wester


    1330 Maryland Ave SW
    Grand elegance within walking distance to the US capital's most important sights and Capitol Hill. At Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC we have created the height of luxury in the nation's capital.
    South West
  • Bistro D'Oc

    Bistro D'Oc

    518 10th St NW
    Languedoc Cuisine from the South of France, in Downtown Washington DC
  • Ristorante Tosca

    Ristorante Tosca

    1112 F St NW
  • Us Holocaust Museum Cafe

    Us Holocaust Museum Cafe

    100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy.
    South West
  • 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!
  • Ella's Wood Fired Pizza

    Ella's Wood Fired Pizza

    901 F St NW
    Ella's features traditional, Neapolitan-style, thin crust pizza baked in a blistering-hot, wood-fired pizza oven. The result is a lightly crisp, nicely chewy crust with a hint of smoke which allows the full flavor of the quality toppings to emerge!
  • American Grill

    American Grill

    480 L'Enfant Plaza SW
    Experience The Ideal Downtown Washington DC Hotel
  • J&G Steakhouse

    J&G Steakhouse

    515 15th St NW
    Rated as a top 100 Restaurant in Washington, D.C., J&G Steakhouse is a showcase of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's favorite dishes from his New York restaurants and an inspired selection of worldly steakhouse classics.
  • Occidental Grill & Seafood

    Occidental Grill & Seafood

    1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • Cafe du Parc

    Cafe du Parc

    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound (food truck)

    Red Hook Lobster Pound (food truck)

    Location varies
    11:30am-ish -1:30pm-ish LOBSTER ROLL $15 LOBSTER MEAL* $18 SHRIMP ROLL $8 SHRIMP MEAL* $11 WHOOPIE PIE $3.50 MAINE ROOT SODA $2 HOMEMADE LEMONADE $2 - 12 OZ / $3.50 - 20 OZ ICED TEA $2 CAPE COD CHIPS $2 *Meals Include Cape Cod Chips & Soda & Pickle Spear!
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