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Open today: 11:00 to 6:00

Garden Café

Food service is available at Cascade Café and the Espresso/Gelato Bar.

Monday–Saturday, 11:30–3:00
Sunday, 12:00–4:00

West Building

The Garden Café, located in the West Building, provides a serene spot for an inspired meal in an inviting setting. The Café's buffet offerings rotate on a bi-weekly basis with a selection of entrees, specialty greens, and antipasti.

For parties of four or more, please call (202) 712-7453 for reservations. Group dining options are available for parties of 12 or more, please email us for information on menus and reservation guidelines.

Garden Café Menu

To Share

Local Cheese Sampler $18.75
blue, goat, cow, seasonal chutney, flat bread crackers   
Charcuterie $18.50
jambon de bayonne, jambon de paris, pork rillettes, pickles maison, warm baguette   

Soup of the Day

Daily changing soup  $7.50

The Garden Table
6 seasonal chef-inspired salads, changed weekly

Small Plate (choose 3 items) $16.75
Large Plate (choose 4 items ) $19.95
NGA Chopped Salad  
heirloom carrots, romaine, radicchio, radish, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, garbanzos, sunflower seeds, lemon vinaigrette   
Tuscan Kale  
concord grapes, roasted walnuts, Washington aged cheddar, champagne Dijon vinaigrette   
Roasted Green Beans  
maitake mushrooms, hazelnuts, red wine vinaigrette  
roasted root vegetables, arugula, maple pommery mustard  
Roasted Butternut Squash  
dried ricotta, purple kale, pickled raisins  
Charred Baby Eggplant  
tzatziki, blistered pine nuts, parsley  

The Garden Table Entrées
served with a selection of 2 salads

Grilled Free-Range Brick Chicken $23.50
salsa verde   
Sustainable Grilled Salmon $23.50
watercress pesto, shaved radish   
Quiche Lorraine $23.50
house-cured bacon, mushrooms, Comté cheese   


Gateau Basque $7.50
Grand Marnier pastry cream   
Seasonal Fruit Clafoutis $7.50
chantilly cream   
Chocolate Marquis $7.50
flourless chocolate cake   

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