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Roof Terrace Restaurant

2700 F St. NW (Potomac Pkwy. NW) Send to Phone
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As a destination restaurant for culture buffs, the Roof Terrace has no equal in DC.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Roof Terrace Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Under the direction of executive chef Joe Gurner, the dinner menu has developed a certain cache, making this a fine setting for a pre-concert feast. Sitting down over cocktails or a glass of wine allows you ample time to chat and peruse the listings, which might include as appetizers a Caesar salad or a white asparagus soup, a delicate tribute to the vegetable. For entrées, the grilled branzino comes as a whole fish and will need some knife manipulation, but is a succulent treat. Other options might include a lobster-and-pea risotto and double lamb chops with fava beans. As for sweet endings, do not pass up a serving of the Côte d’Ivoire, a chocolate mousse with dark chocolate ganache and a crunchy chocolate biscuit. The Roof Terrace is also a popular Sunday buffet brunch destination. For culture buffs, this place has no equal in DC. Within moments, patrons can descend to a concert, a theater or an event in the Kennedy Center after dining.

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Roof Terrace Restaurant, Kennedy Center
by Karen2 on Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:04 am
 
With no "captive audience," it would be closed; it has become a disaster. The prix fixe menu is a pedestrian soup or salad, a choice of 3 uninspired main courses, and a beautiful but overly chocolatey dessert; the few a la carte choices were characterless. Nearly 2 hours prior to the show, the salad was served before the wine. Our orders were offered to the wrong people, difficult with 3 choices and a table for 2. The wait staff looks downtrodden and never bothered to ask if we wanted more wine or how the meal was (obviously bad). The dissapointment on diners' faces, especially prior to anticipating the festive Lion King, said it all. :cry: :cry: :cry:
 
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