Bites Nearby

Are you looking to have a meal before or after your Cottage tour? On a nice day, pack a picnic and enjoy our picnic tables, located on the lawn behind the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center (we’re known as a top DC picnic spot).

IMG_1466-cropAnother option is to try a local restaurant – these great restaurants located nearby are open during the day.

Dining on Upshur Street:
The Hitching Post dishes up soul food favorites just outside the Cottage gates. 200 Upshur Street, NW.
Weekend brunch at Petworth Citizen is delicious. 829 Upshur Street, NW.

11th Street in nearby Columbia Heights has several great choices:
Try a Neapolitan pizza at Red Rocks. 1036 Park Road, NW.
The Coupe serves American classics 24 hours a day. 3415 11th Street, NW.

A number of restaurants are located along the 14th Street corridor between Park Rd NW and Columbia Rd NW, just 1.5 miles away: Potbelly, Chipotle, Cava Mezze Grill, Starbucks, Five Guys, IHOP, Pete’s New Haven Style APizza, and more.

Heading downtown? Lincoln Restaurant is located along Lincoln’s historic commute from the Cottage to the White House! With a completely Lincoln-themed interior design and a menu that pays a nod to Abe’s faves including oysters, gingerbread and chicken fricassee, Lincoln Restaurant is a can’t miss. 1110 Vermont Ave, NW.

Be sure to call the restaurants ahead of time or check their websites for their hours and the most up to date information.

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