Roof Terrace Restaurant The John F Kennedy Center Performing Arts JFK Joe Gurner

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As a destination restaurant for culture buffs, the Roof Terrace has no equal in DC.


Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Roof Terrace Restaurant, Washington, DC

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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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