Visit DC's newest restaurant, Ancora, by acclaimed Chef Bob Kinkead. Just steps from the Kennedy Center, Ancora offers regional Italian dishes specializing in House-made Pasta, Salumi, Seafood, Meat and Game.
"If you want to dine close to the Kennedy Center and park your car once, this is the best place to go. Sorry to say the restaurants in the Kennedy Center are not very good. While Ancora is not extraordinary, it is well located and the food ranges from average to good. The service is a bit on the slow side so be sure they know that you have theater tickets. They seem a bit disorganized. I made reservations on Open Table two weeks in advance and received the usual immediate confirmation. The day before I received an email reminder. The restaurant called me to confirm the reservation but when we arrived, they could not find our reservation. After a stern chat, we were seated."