BobS
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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    October 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 22, 2014
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BobS's Reviews
 
Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Roof Terrace continues to please
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This large space in the art deco style resembles the main dining room in a large cruise ship. The views over the Potomac are beautiful. The food has now returned to its former glory, and is a destination restaurant as well as a convenience for Kennedy Center attendees. We dined two consecutive nights because we had scheduled back-to-back performances; the NSO and The Little Dancer. On the first night my wife ordered the beet salad; a beautiful presentation of purple, red, and white beets, endive, and bleu cheese with a hint of vinaigrette dressing; I ordered the spicy tuna tartare, which I've had there before. She had the mussels with frites for her entree, I had the short ribs. We enjoyed all. The second night it was her turn for the tuna tartare; I had the pork cheeks with grits and collards; her entree was the tenderloin with frites, mine was the pan-seared jumbo shrimp. We loved every bite. Our server both nights was Michael; we will ask for him every time we visit."
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Roof Terrace has returned to its former glory!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The restaurant appeared to be fully booked Saturday night! For a long time people stayed away because of high prices for mediocre food. That has changed with the new chef and new menu. New to the menu was an appetizer of steak tartare; beautifully presented with slivers of gherkin, quail egg, baby squash slices, white anchovy, and a few other goodies I couldn't identify, it was nicely textured and delicious. My wife chose the mushroom risotto for her entree, and enjoyed it immensely. I had the beef tenderloin with frites; the beef was fork tender and cooked perfectly; the frites seasoned well and crispy. Excellent dinner. The rolls were warm, and, offered three times, and unfortunately, we accepted the refill offer. The only place they fail is with mixed drinks. Disappointed in the past with their Manhattans, we ordered old fashioneds. They too disappointed. We will return twice this coming week, as we scheduled two back to back performances; I have my eye on the spicy tuna tartare (have tried it several times) and the beef short rib. Stay tuned for my next reviews."
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2001
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Roof Terrace is convenient
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Roof Terrace is located on top of the Kennedy Center, and virtually all their customers are there for a pre-show dinner. It is convenient, and has improved over recent years. The room is beautiful, the service mostly attentive, and the food is pretty good. Saturday night I had the sweetbread appetizer, which was excellent; my wife had white asparagus soup, which she totally enjoyed. For an entree, she had the ricotta gnocchi with asparagus, and I had the rainbow trout on asparagus. Seems there was a sale on asparagus. Never mind - it was prepared perfectly. The trout was very good. We asked our waiter to delay putting in the entree order, as we were early for a show; he complied, and the timing was excellent. 10% discount for KC donors."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dining convenient to Kennedy Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2001
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Roof Terrace has always been a fairly good, but overpriced restaurant. Since it's so convenient when seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, it's always busy. In the past couple of years the food has improved almost to where it was around 15 years ago. The Tenderloin with frites is excellent, as is the rainbow trout. We love the spicy tuna tartare appetizer. The rolls are not as good as the nut rolls of years past, but they are excellent. Service is attentive, but I resent having the waiters pushing the entrees that management has told them to push. We overheard several waiters recommending the same entrees."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2001
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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