The JW Marriott is a proud partner of the National Theatre. Literally steps away from our entrance, JW Marriott is the perfect location to get a drink or bite to eat before attending a performance.
PREMIERE 2019-2020 RESTAURANT PARTNER:
1475 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm (happy hour 3-7pm); Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm; Brunch 11am-2:30pm Sat-Sun; Jan-Mar closed Sundays
The Occidental has long been a destination for presidents, residents, and visitors to enjoy refined American cuisine, cocktails, and history around the same table. Being one block from the theatre, valet parking is available for just $8.
Enjoy a three-course pre-theater menu for $55/per person, with the option of wine pairing for $25/per person, and 15% off at the bar for guests that bring their ticket stubs by for “A Nightcap after The National.”
Photo credit: Rey Lopez
PREFERRED 2019-2020 RESTAURANT PARTNERS:
BLT PRIME BY DAVID BURKE
1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Hours: Breakfast 6:30am-11am daily; lunch 11am-2pm Mon-Fri; brunch 11am-2pm Sat-Sun; late afternoon 2pm-5pm daily; dinner 5pm-10:30pm daily
BLT Prime by David Burke is a contemporary steakhouse in Washington D.C. that showcases classic steakhouse fare with inspiring ingredients, creative whimsy, and modern accents. In addition to the award-winning menu offering steaks, seafood, salads, and more, guests can enjoy the weekly-changing specials, highlighting seasonal ingredients, local vendors, and unique preparations as part of BLT Prime’s dedication to maintaining strong relationships with local purveyors in an effort to preserve both flavor and the environment. The menu pairs perfectly with a craft cocktail or a selection from our world-class wine list that features both Old and New World Wines.
Visit from 4:30-6:30pm daily for a three-course prix fixe pre-theatre menu for $65, featuring items such as caesar and crab cake croutons, crispy eggplant parmesan, seasonal crème brulee, and more.
1501 K St, NW
Hours: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri; happy hour 4pm-8pm daily; dinner 4:30pm-11pm Mon-Fri, 5:30pm-12am Sat, 5pm-10pm Sun
Claudia’s Steakhouse is your local hot spot for delish eats, great drinks, and amazing spaces for your private events, business happy hours, or group gatherings.
CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT & RUM BAR
801 9th St, NW
Hours: Lunch 11:30am-3pm Mon-Fri; dinner 4-10pm Mon-Wed, 4-11pm Thu, 4-10:30pm Fri-Sat, 4-9pm Sun; brunch 11:30am-3pm Sat-Sun; happy hour 4-7pm Sun-Fri; salsa dancing & late night 11pm-3am Fri-Sat
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is dedicated to celebrating Cuban heritage. The décor takes you back to 1950’s Old Havana. The menu contains a contemporary interpretation of traditional Cuban cuisine. Some menu items: pineapple guacamole cubano with crispy plantain chips, traditional Cuban black bean soup, coconut crab fritters, pulled pork with classic sour orange mojo, and smashed yucca. Or sample more familiar choices, such as Argentine-style steak. You’ll also find authentic Cuban cocktails, including a signature classic mojito, and a large variety of rums along with a full bar.
FIG & OLIVE
934 Palmer Aly, NW
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Escape the hustle of downtown Washington, D.C. and transport to the French Riviera at Fig & Olive D.C. in the newly renovated CityCenter. Experience the light and delicious cuisine driven by olive oil, and fresh herbs that encompass the south of France and embody what it means to vacation on the French Riviera. From a glass of rose, or a hand-crafted cocktail, to delicious composed crostini on house made rosemary focaccia bread. The bar and lounge areas are buzzing with happy hours and late-night DJs on the weekends, while the upstairs offers a more elegant and refined dining experience. Fig & Olive encompasses the perfect spot for an effortless get together before or after a show at the National Theatre.
Photo by Evan Sung Photography.
900 16th St, NW
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-9:30pm; Sat 5:30pm-10pm; closed Sun
At Mirabelle, guests can anticipate being treated to a whimsical approach to dining that is meant to convey stories and memories that allow them to transcend the boundaries of the dining room. Mirabelle offers a three-course pre-theatre menu with choices for National Theatre patrons for $60 per person.
Photo by Rey Lopez.
600 14th St, NW
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm; Fri 11:30am-12am; Sat 11am-12am; Sun 11am-3pm
Created by Todd English and Juan “JC” Pavlovich, MXDC’s menu includes small plates, entrees, and family-style dishes. The menu offers traditional foods from various regions throughout Mexico. Present your National Theatre ticket for exclusive access to our three-course pre- or post-theatre menu.
1319 F St, NW
Hours: Daily from 11:30am-11pm
Proper 21, a contemporary American restaurant and bar, is the perfect spot to meet before or after your theatre experience! Proper 21 prioritizes theatre guests to ensure guests arrive to their shows on time. Please let your server know that you are attending a show at National Theatre. Bring in your ticket after the show for a complimentary glass of house wine or beer. Come get happy! Happy hour Mon-Fri, 2:30pm-6:30pm.