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Courtyard Cafe

Photo Credit: Foster + Partners, Nigel Young

The Courtyard Café offers casual dining with a seasonal menu of American-inspired dishes, using local, organic or sustainable ingredients when possible. The menu includes soups, create-your-own salad entrees, and sandwiches. "Quick Pick" express offerings include pre-made sandwiches and salads. Coffee, espresso, beer and red and white wines also may be enjoyed in the cafĂ© anytime.

Group Dining

Are you planning a group visit to the museum? The Courtyard Café offers pre-arranged boxed lunches for small groups. Visitors to the museum may not hold personal events in the Kogod Courtyard, such as birthday parties or retirement events with presentations, music, or amplified sound. For additional information about group dining options at the Smithsonian or to schedule your visit, go online, or call (866) 868-7774.

If you are interested in hosting a private event, please contact our event coordinators at (202) 633-6333 or ReynoldsCenterEvents[@]


11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily
Full Menu 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays; 4:00 p.m. weekends
Quick Pick 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Courtyard Café occasionally will close early due to a special event; please call (202) 633-5465 for more information. It is closed on December 25.


The entrance to the Courtyard Café is located off the G street lobby.