Kennedy Center offers two dining options. The elegant Roof Terrace Restaurant or the casual KC Cafe.
I've come to learn that the restaurants within an entertainment venue tends to become very crowded as show time approaches so I headed to the center before 6:00pm. The KC Cafe was not busy at all but as the hour progressed towards 7:00pm, most tables were occupied.
My entree choice this evening was a penne pasta dish with a side caesar salad ($14.95) which I have no complaints about and a bottle of San Pellegrino ($2.99). The mini pecan pie ($5.95) with whipped cream and Starbucks coffee ($2.50) ended the meal on a satisfied note. If I'm ever at the center for another performance, I'll make it a point to dine here again for both the food and convenience.
More info at kennedy-center.org. Hours: Daily 11:30am-8pm. Click here for a virtual tour of the cafe. Online menu is unavailable. A online menu is available for the Roof Terrace Restaurant.