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Food & Drink

The National Gallery of Art offers a variety of dining options at five locations in our campus, all conveniently located on the National Mall. All of our cafés include free public Wi-Fi and mobile charging areas for your convenience. 

Learn about our group dining options and reservations for parties of 12 or more. 

Pavilion Café

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With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the Pavilion Café has outdoor dining areas. A limited menu of prepackaged food and drinks are available; credit cards only.

Hours:
Daily: 11:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

Telephone:
(202) 289-3360

Garden Café

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The Garden Café, located in the West Building, provides a serene spot for an inspired meal in an inviting setting. Offering a full-service experience, the Garden Café features a rotating selection of seasonal salads, house-roasted proteins, and European desserts. 

Hours:
The Garden Café is closed due to COVID-19 health reasons until the West Building reopens.

Telephone:
(202) 842-6716
Please call for reservations for parties of five or more.

View the Garden Café Menu

Terrace Café

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The Terrace Café, located in the East Building Upper Level Atrium, offers stunning views of the Mall and the Calder mobile and serves a selection of hot and cold beverages, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

Hours:
The Terrace Café will remain closed until the East Building reopens.

View the Terrace Café Menu

Cascade Café

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The Cascade Café, located in the East Building, serves an ever-changing selection of soups, salads, specialty entrées, burgers, signature sandwiches, and fresh pastries and desserts in a food-court environment.

Hours:
The Cascade Café will remain closed until the East Building reopens.

Telephone:
(202) 842-6716
Please call for reservations for parties of five or more.

View the Cascade Café Menu

Espresso & Gelato Bar

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Adjacent to the Cascade Café, the Espresso & Gelato Bar offers house-made gelato and a selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, and pastries for visitors who want to take a quick break to recharge.

Hours:
The Espresso & Gelato Bar will remain closed until the West Building reopens.

Telephone:
(202) 712-7453

View the Menu

Group Dining & Reservations

Learn about our variety of customizable dining options for groups of 12 or more at four of our restaurants, all conveniently located on the National Mall. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

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