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The Atrium Cafe

750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-737-0327
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Fast food, Cafe, Delicatessen
750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a quick sandwich. This location is on 9th street, not in a museum. It was convenient for where I was walking and appears to draw mostly people who live in the area. They offer a range of sandwiches in the $6-8 range....More

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not let the name fool you. It is in the basement. There are many food choices, but EXPENSIVE and edible is the best description. Best advice...go outside of the Natural History Museum and take the short walk to the Terrace Café next door. On...More

Thank CTinAR
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The convenience of having an eatery in the basement of the Museum of Natural History is outweighed by the oppressive prices of its menu. We ordered a blackened chicken sandwich (good taste, a little dry), chili cheese dog, an order of fries (the best part...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 April 2017

While touring the Smithsonian Museums, it is very difficult to find a place to eat that is not a part of them. However, if you think of it as a part of your price for admission (FREE), the cost won't bother you as much ($5.90...More

Thank Dakota P
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent for an early morning visit before going off to do a tour of the Capitol Building. Good choices, roomy, clean and pleasant counter service.

Thank 435lynw
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a good meal at the Atrium Cafe, but $22.00 for two eggs, turkey sausage and toast seems a bit over the top. The service was excellent, and the wait people very accommodating.

Thank Maryfrances W
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Loud, too. Convenient if you're visiting the museum and don't mind the prices. Food was ok, nothing special.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Your family can it here, yes, not to starve, but be prepare to leave double or triple money of what you would spend in Cafe at Air and Space Museum, and not to complain about taste or lack of healthy choices.

Thank Bostonian2011
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located right on the mall, this is convenient with good food choices...worth a stop....good salads, sandwiches and drinks.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We ate here for lunch while visiting the museum. It was expensive (as we were expecting) $12 for bbq sandwich and fries. Food was subpar. Cost $126 for 7 people. Will not eat here again. We had a sunset picnic (in front on the Washington...More

Thank cainfamof5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Federal Triangle
  • Neighbourhood: Federal Triangle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-0327
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