Combine a visit to the theatre with a pre or post-show dinner at one of our restaurants offering special theatre menus. Featuring a wide variety of cuisine types at restaurants, you can enjoy a delicious meal and still make it to the show on time.

100 Restaurants Book Pre & Post-Show Tables

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photo of medium rare - cleveland park restaurant
95% 95% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Steak Cleveland Park
You're in luck! We still have 4 timeslots left.
Enjoy A Great, Quick, Prix Fixe Steak And Fries Meal For 19.50 At Medium Rare Before Movie At Uptown

photo of dyllan's raw bar grill restaurant
88% 88% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Georgetown
Perfect for Pre-Theater. Close to Kennedy Center, Ford's and downtown. Georgetown GWU, GTU, AU

Special offer:

Dyllan's Happiness Hours!

photo of district commons restaurant
83% 83% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Foggy Bottom
Minutes from Foggy Bottom metro District Commons is a very tasty option for pre or post theater.
photo of nobu dc restaurant
72% 72% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Japanese Washington
Come join us for an early dinner at Nobu DC! Reservations for dinner begin at 5:00pm!
photo of et voila restaurant
98% 98% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Palisades Northwest
We open for dinner at 5PM! Get a early diner before going to the convention center!
photo of macon bistro & larder restaurant
88% 88% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Regional American (Southern) Chevy Chase
PRE THEATER...PRE HOMEWORK...PRIX FIXE

3 COURSES - $35
5-6:30p...every night!

Special offer:

Happy Hour Menu

photo of lyon hall restaurant
94% 94% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Arlington
Serving dinner before and after your show! Join is for a quick and delicious meal before a night out
photo of fiola mare restaurant
92% 92% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Seafood Georgetown
You're in luck! We still have 4 timeslots left.
We offer a 3-Course Pre=Theater Menu Tuesday-Saturday 5-6:30pm for $45 per person.
photo of la cote d'or restaurant
95% 95% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Arlington
Pre Theater Menu is offered Monday to Sunday from 5:00 till 6:30. A wonderful 3 course meal $32.95
photo of sequoia restaurant
86% 86% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Georgetown
Steps away from the Kennedy Center. 3 Course Prix Fixe menu $39.95/person Monday - Friday 5 - 6:30pm
photo of mele bistro (formerly village bistro) restaurant
£ £ £ £
Italian Arlington
The Mele Bistro & The Kennedy Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River with a unique menu
photo of taberna del alabardero restaurant
95% 95% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Traditional Spanish Downtown
Ask About Our Theatre Pre-Fixe! Have dinner in Spain before or after your show.
photo of old ebbitt grill restaurant
95% 95% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
You're in luck! We still have 3 timeslots left.
Just A Few Blocks From Most Theaters & We Are Open Late! Sushi Happy Hour 3-6 PM & 11-closing.
photo of joe's seafood, prime steak & stone crab - washington dc restaurant
Seafood Downtown
You're in luck! We still have 3 timeslots left.
Just three blocks from the National Theater, join us for lunch or dinner.
photo of ristorante piccolo restaurant
88% 88% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Georgetown
$25 Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner, 4:30-6:30. Great Choices.
photo of le desales restaurant
91% 91% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Downtown
The Bar Food menu offers delicious options like the Croque Monsieur, and a selection of Charcuterie
photo of the hamilton restaurant
92% 92% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
A block from the National Theatre, The Warner Theatre, and 6 blocks from Ford's Theater. Open late.

Special offer:

Half Price Sushi 3-6 PM & After 11 PM

photo of tony & joe's seafood place restaurant
87% 87% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Seafood Georgetown
Near Kennedy Center, Georgetown Riverfront Dining, Seafood, Patio Bar, Patio Dining
photo of mirabelle - washington, dc restaurant
88% 88% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French American Downtown
5:30-6:30pm nightly, we offer 3 courses for $60; no matter if you are going to the theater or not!
photo of marcel's by robert wiedmaier restaurant
97% 97% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Foggy Bottom
Complimentary Executive Car Service To & From Kennedy Center

photo of ristorante la perla of washington restaurant
£ £ £ £
Italian Georgetown
First choice for many that attend Kennedy Center events because of our location & fine dining attire
photo of agora restaurant
88% 88% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Mediterranean Dupont Circle
$28.99 pp Three-Course Pre-Fixe Mezze Menu available from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Daily!
photo of georgia brown's restaurant
81% 81% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Low Country Downtown
Let us know if you have theatre tickets and we will make sure you are on time!
photo of dish+drinks restaurant
93% 93% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Foggy Bottom
Join us at DISH +Drinks for our delicious 3 course pre-theater menu for just $40.00.
photo of nick's riverside grill restaurant
68% 68% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Georgetown
River walk, Georgetown, walk to Kennedy center, Dinner, Patio, Outdoor bar, American cuisine,

Special offer:

Outside Bar Happy Hour Monday-Wednesday
Happy Hour on the River

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photo of commissary dc restaurant
82% 82% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Logan Circle
3 Courses: Starter, Entree & Dessert$24.95/Person daily, 5-7 Pm

photo of copperwood tavern restaurant
86% 86% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Arlington
Only a 1 minute walk to Signature Theater & AMC Loews Shirlington 7, date night perfection!
photo of darlington house restaurant
88% 88% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Dupont Circle
Many vegetarian options and the Chef is willing to accommodate all his guests!
photo of lafayette restaurant restaurant
96% 96% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
Great Pre-theatre dining centrally located near Washington's premier venues
photo of rasoi indian kitchen restaurant
80% 80% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Indian Downtown
Close to Kennedy Center. Parking {$5.00) til 11 PM Mon-Fri. 3-Course meals under $30, within 15 min.

Special offer:

Mango-Tini $5.95 til 7 PM

photo of cheesetique - shirlington restaurant
94% 94% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Arlington
Pop in for a cheese board or glass of wine before your movie or theatre show!

Special offer:

CHARCUTERIE FEST

photo of kramerbooks & afterwords cafe restaurant
£ £ £ £
American Dupont Circle
Join us Before &/or After the Show.
serving our Dinner Menu from at 3 PM - until close.
photo of p.j. clarke's dc restaurant
88% 88% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Downtown
We Are Open Post- Theater! We Offer Our Full Menu Until 12:00 A.M. Daily!

photo of b too restaurant
86% 86% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Belgian Logan Circle
We offer a Belgian vanilla waffle for the table when you present your Studio Theatre ticket.
photo of the occidental restaurant
81% 81% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
We Are In Walking Distance Of Both National And Warner Theaters, Valet Parking For Only $8.00

photo of cherry at w hotel dc restaurant
56% 56% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
3 course prix fixe menu for $35 from 5:30-7:30. Complementary valet parking until after the show.
photo of succotash - penn quarter dc restaurant
90% 90% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Penn Quarter
Going to the show? We can have you out quickly while allowing you to have Succotash experience!the
photo of the oval room restaurant
86% 86% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
The Oval Room offers a three course prix-fixe menu for $35 from 5:30-6:30pm for Pre-Theater diners.

photo of sette osteria - 14th st restaurant
100% 100% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Logan Circle
$25 per person 3 course pre-set menu available daily from 5pm-7pm. $20 selected wine bottles.
photo of lillies italian restaurant & bar restaurant
£ £ £ £
Italian Woodley Park
Take the guesswork out of experiencing a fantastic meal with you reserve a table at Lillies. Located in Washington D.C, this sophisticated and delicious restaurant offers an array of fresh choices for lunch, brunch and dinner. During your pre-fixe menu meal, savor some of their homemade pastas, seafood and perfectly seasoned veggies. Top it off with a signature cocktail and you’re in for a true culinary treat. soon and bring your friends for a delectable time!

Special offer:

Happy Hour Monday - Friday

photo of meze restaurant restaurant
92% 92% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Turkish Adams Morgan
Happy hour specials between 4:30PM to 7:00PM--Half Price Mojitos, $5 food menu, $4 beer, $5 drinks
photo of coppi's organic restaurant restaurant
92% 92% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Cleveland Park
Menu options for all! Traditional, vegan, and vegetarian! Located across the street from the Uptown!
photo of the grill from ipanema - dc restaurant
93% 93% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Brazilian Adams Morgan
Special 3 course Brunch ($18.95) or Dinner ($33.95)(choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and a drink

photo of russia house restaurant
94% 94% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Russian Dupont Circle
Join us for our $30 3-Course Pre-Theater Menu 5:00-6:15.PM
photo of jardenea restaurant
75% 75% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Foggy Bottom
Chef inspired 3 course pre-fix seasonal menu at 44++ within walking distance to the Kennedy Center!
photo of tico- dc restaurant
89% 89% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American U Street Corridor
Let us know if you are pre-theater, and we will get you in and out of the restaurant within an hour.

Special offer:

All Day Monday Happy Hour (drink specials from 3-11pm)

photo of malbec restaurant
94% 94% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Argentinian Dupont Circle
Tango & concert dinner. Friday December 8 after your dinner enjoy the Trifilo Tango Trio from Argent
photo of jaleo dc restaurant
97% 97% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Spanish Penn Quarter
Prix-fixe theater menu from 5-7pm Tuesday-Sunday, ($25).

photo of fogo de chao brazilian steakhouse - washington dc restaurant
Brazilian Steakhouse Downtown
$51.50 | Salad Bar Only - $24.50 Mon-Thur 5:00-10:00 Fri 5:00-10:30 Sat 4:30-10:30 Sun 4:00-9:30
photo of blt prime by david burke restaurant
91% 91% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Downtown
Enjoy our three-course prix fixe menu from before your next show!
photo of central michel richard restaurant
91% 91% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Penn Quarter
Pre Theater 3 Course menu $38.50 5-630 Close to Warner, Ford's, Verizon Center & National
photo of jaleo crystal city restaurant
96% 96% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Spanish Arlington
Pre-theater includes four tapas for $25 per person, excluding tax & gratuity. 5-7 PM, Tuesday-Sunday
photo of espita restaurant
87% 87% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Mexican Shaw
Join us for an early quick bite! Let us know when you sit and we'll make sure you're on time!

Special offer:

Mezcal Mondays!

photo of tosca ristorante restaurant
90% 90% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Downtown
After enjoying our three-course pre-theater menu ($45), it is only a short walk to many theaters.
photo of carmine's - washington dc restaurant
85% 85% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Penn Quarter
Happy hour specials daily at the bar from 3-7PM. Our family-style menu is perfect for large groups.
photo of mi vida restaurant
92% 92% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Mexican Southwest Waterfront
We can get you out as quickly as you'd like before the big show. Just let your server know!
photo of alta strada mosaic restaurant
80% 80% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Fairfax
Come check us out before or after your movie night at the Angelica theatre in walking distance.

Special offer:

Mosaic Mondays $12 Pastas

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photo of bistro cacao restaurant
94% 94% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Capitol Hill
Three Course Dinner $34.95 per person. Sunday - Thursday 5 pm - 6.30 pm.

photo of poca madre restaurant
95% 95% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Mexican Penn Quarter
Before the show or game, 3 courses for $40. Available weekdays 5:30-6:30 & weekends 5-6:30.
photo of clyde's of gallery place restaurant
93% 93% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
Next door to Capital One Arena and Harmon Center, and a few blocks from Ford's Theatre.
photo of silver restaurant
84% 84% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Bethesda / Chevy Chase
Enjoy a complimentary dessert with min. purchase of $10 when you bring your Bethesda movie tix stub
photo of toro toro restaurant
77% 77% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Tapas / Small Plates Downtown
Toro Toro is located near many major theaters in DC, perfect for a pre-show dinner!
photo of rosa mexicano - dc restaurant
83% 83% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Mexican Capitol Hill
Located close to the Shakespeare Theatre and Capital One Arena come join us for before the show.
photo of dirty habit restaurant
81% 81% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Global, International Penn Quarter
Available every day from 5:00-6:30 pm, try 3 courses for $39 before catching a show in Penn Quarter!
photo of station 4 restaurant
75% 75% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Waterfront
Join us before the curtain call for a 3 course pre-theatre menu - $35

Special offer:

Celebrate your special day with us!

photo of the fainting goat restaurant
63% 63% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American U Street Corridor
Located just a short distance from U Street Music, 9:30 Club, and The Lincoln Theater!
photo of rt's restaurant restaurant
93% 93% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Creole / Cajun / Southern Alexandria
Come join us for dinner before you go to a show at the Birchmere.
photo of proper 21 restaurant
83% 83% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Downtown
Bring in your theatre ticket after the show for a glass of wine or beer on us!

Special offer:

Margarita Monday

photo of muze restaurant
66% 66% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
Present your arena stage ticket and receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and an A-Muze!
photo of la tasca - penn quarter restaurant
77% 77% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Spanish Penn Quarter
Show your Bard Card on show nights and receive a free cava.

Special offer:

Unlimited Tapas

photo of cesco osteria restaurant
94% 94% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Bethesda / Chevy Chase
3-Courses/Inc Wine $39. Walk To From Roundhouse And Bethesda Theatres. Order By 6:30Pm, Parking.

photo of bastille restaurant
93% 93% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Alexandria
Grab a table before curtain call & enjoy Bastille's 3-course Bistro menu for $39 available nightly.
photo of cedar restaurant restaurant
82% 82% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Penn Quarter
3- Course Dinner $35
,Wine pairings $20
,Available M -S 5:30-7:00pm
,$5 Parking Validation PMI ONLY
photo of sonoma restaurant + wine bar restaurant
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Capitol Hill
Theater menu available daily from 5Pm-630PM, 2 course for $39 per person. Wine specials available.
photo of asia nine bar and lounge restaurant
69% 69% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Asian Penn Quarter
Choice Of 3 Course ($25) Menu Or 4 Course ($35) Menu That Includes Complimentary Wine.

photo of masala art - sw waterfront restaurant
84% 84% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary Indian Waterfront
Enjoy a 3-course meal for $35
Wine bottles at 1/2 price
photo of delia's mediterranean grill & brick oven pizza - arlington restaurant
Mediterranean Arlington
Going to Avant Bard or Signature Theater. Make your reservations today for before and after dining!

Special offer:

Buy 2 entrees and receive appetizer Free!

photo of tempo restaurant - alexandria restaurant
£ £ £ £
Seafood Alexandria
We are Partners with Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, offering 2nd.Entree Free up to $14 value.
photo of roof terrace restaurant & bar restaurant
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Foggy Bottom
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Enjoy our 3-course prix-fixe dinner ($39) or an a la carte menu in 4-courses before Kennedy Center major shows.

photo of kingbird at the watergate hotel restaurant
£ £ £ £
Mediterranean Foggy Bottom
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Monday - Sunday from 5pm-7pm; $56 per person. 2 min. walk to Kennedy Center and $12 Valet Parking.
photo of equinox - dc restaurant
85% 85% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Downtown
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Theater Menu: Three Courses for $35.00 5:30 - 6:00pm
photo of mari vanna dc restaurant
92% 92% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Eastern European Dupont Circle
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Hidden in the Heart of the Dupont Circle,Mari Vanna Restaurant is a perfect spot for all Pre-Shows!
photo of plume at the jefferson hotel restaurant
96% 96% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Downtown
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Pre theater dinner in downtown dc
photo of nazca mochica restaurant
93% 93% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Peruvian Dupont Circle
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Looking for something to hold you over for the show? Join us for a $35 pre-theater menu until 6:30!
photo of osteria da nino restaurant
93% 93% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Arlington
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Present your Theater ticket and receive 15 % off ,( food only ) No Alcohol.
photo of fourth estate restaurant at the national press club restaurant
American Downtown
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Less Than 4 Blocks From 3 Theaters! Free Parking after 5PM!

photo of the meatball shop - washington dc 14th st restaurant
£ £ £ £
American Logan Circle
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Our speedy service & accommodating staff make us the perfect pre or post theatre bite.
photo of the source by wolfgang puck restaurant
92% 92% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Asian Downtown
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Be pre-entertained by us! Walkable: Ford’s, National, Shakespeare, Warner & Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
photo of bar pilar restaurant
76% 76% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Logan Circle
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3 Courses for $30 per person (plus tax and gratuity) from 5-7pm Mon-Sat in our dining room.
photo of cork wine bar & market restaurant
66% 66% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Contemporary American Logan Circle
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14th Streets pre-theater dining destination. Best place for dining near Studio Theater!!
photo of montmartre restaurant
98% 98% Recommend
£ £ £ £
French Capitol Hill
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Happy Hour Tuesday to Thursday. 4:30 to 6:30 . Half price on the wine list and cocktails.
photo of tyber creek wine bar & kitchen restaurant
86% 86% Recommend
£ £ £ £
American Bloomingdale / Brookland
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Catching a show at Unified Scene, Landmark Theatres or Howard? We can get you in and out quickly!
photo of al crostino restaurant
91% 91% Recommend
£ £ £ £
Italian Shaw
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PRE-SHOW MENU
5:00PM-6:30PM
Dinner $30

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