The Courtyard Café - Kogod Courtyard

This is an image of a turkey wrap with a salad from the Courtyard Cafe at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Hours and Location

The Courtyard Café is closing for renovations on February 10 for a fresh new look and updated menu. You can find a coffee and desert cart in the courtyard that will still be serving a limited food and beverage menu during the closure. The café is set to reopen on March 30, 2019, but please check the website for updates.

Location: Kogod Courtyard

Full menu is available 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. weekdays; 4:00 p.m. weekends; “Quick Pick” menu all day until 6:30 p.m.

The Courtyard Café at SAAM 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. Coffee, espresso, beer, and wine also may be enjoyed in the café anytime.

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

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.

If you are interested in hosting a private event, please see Information on Hosting an Event at the Museum.

For additional information about group dining options at the Smithsonian, call (866) 868-7774