Because of elevator repair work, the Ford’s Theatre Museum will not have elevator access.

Preferred Restaurants

There are a number of wonderful restaurants and hotels near Ford’s Theatre to suit every taste and budget.

As a benefit of membership at Ford’s Theatre, you will receive discounts to many of the local restaurants listed on this page. Click here to learn more about membership at Ford’s Theatre.

Asia Nine

915 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 629-4355

Located just around the block from Ford’s Theatre, Asia Nine serves lunch and dinner, as well as a late-night brunch. This Nuevo Asian cuisine combines elements of traditional Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese, just to name a few. Enjoy our signature entrees or sit back and indulge in our extensive sake menu, sushi bar, bar and lounge. For an exclusive coupon for Ford’s Theatre patrons, click here

Accepts reservations; online at or

Accepts AMEX, MasterCard, VISA.


822 E Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20004    
(202) 637 - 0012

Twitter: @cedardc

Rustic, Refined – Specializing in Wild Game

Cedar recreates a fresh-air feeling from enjoying nature's wild beauty in a polished urban style. We use farm fresh and seasonal ingredients to serve a contemporary take on WILD GAME, sausages, salmon; and forest forage-berries, mushrooms, herbs, and greens to accommodate our vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diners. We Accept: Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express

$35 Three Course Pre-theater Menu: Monday-Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$5 parking after 5 p.m. (PMI Lot only)

HAPPY HOUR: Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
BRUNCH: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LUNCH: Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
DINNER: Monday-Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 
(202) 626-0015

Twitter: @centralmr
Facebook: Central Michel Richard

Central Michel Richard is a modern American bistro serving American cuisine, both modern and classic, with a French twist. We offer a great three course Pre Theater menu from 5-6:30 and a three course Post Theater menu from 9-close.  Ideally situated at the corner of 11th and Penn, NW, and named for its “central” downtown location, Central is just steps away from Ford’s Theatre. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover.

901 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 733-5333

City Tap House DC, located at 901 9th Street NW, in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood, boasts one of Washington DC's most extensive local, national, and international microbrew line ups. Complimented by our elevated regional American fare and a gourmet brick oven pizza menu, City Tap House DC offers guests a rustic, comfortable dining and bar setting adjacent to our spacious open kitchen.

Full service restaurant, bar, and seasonal patio service available seven days a week for brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night dining.  Multiple private areas and plenty of dining space can accommodate small and large groups alike, making City Tap House DC the perfect setting for any pre or post performance get together.  Please call 202.733.5333 or email for booking information. All major credit cards accepted.


Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 349-3700

Clyde's Restaurant serves upscale American saloon food with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients.

931 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 695-7660

@dbgbdc on Twitter and Instagram

DBGB is Chef Daniel Boulud’s casual French-American restaurant located in CityCenterDC. Best described as ‘a little bit brasserie, a little bit bistro, half French, half American,’ DBGB serves seasonal Lyonnais-inspired cooking, seven varieties of house-made sausages, two gourmet burgers, and more for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The large, buzzy bar features a robust craft beer program and creative cocktails, in addition to an impressive but approachable international wine list.

We accept all major credit cards.

900 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-5454

Fresh, handcrafted beer and premium made-from-scratch food, all served up in a friendly and fun atmosphere - that's what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about! We proudly serve a wide variety of American-style cuisine featuring bold, international flavors, our innovative menu has something for everyone. Our commitment to produce only the highest-quality and freshest products is also evident in the beer that we serve brewed on-premise. Conveniently located only 1 block from Ford's Theatre. Open daily 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and late night on weekends. All major credits cards accepted. Gordon Biersch offers great group dining options for a reduced cost. Click here to visit their group menu page.

Hard Rock Cafe

999 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-6583

Located in our nation’s capital, Hard Rock Cafe opened its doors on January 1, 1990, and has been creating raving fans ever since! Conveniently located next to Ford’s Theatre and the FBI building and just a short walk from Metro Center, The White House, Capitol Hill and the Smithsonian Museums, Hard Rock Cafe is a perfect stop on your sightseeing adventure. Complete your tour of the city with an authentic rock-n-roll dining experience. Visit the Rock Shop, where you'll find everything from edgy new rock-n-roll garb and hot accessories to traditional favorites. Hard Rock Café also offers great group menu's at terrific prices. Click here to visit their group menu page.

Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 386-9200

LINCOLN Restaurant opened in Washington, DC in April 2011 with the mission to pay tribute to one of our country’s greatest presidents. LINCOLN features a seasonal menu that showcases simplistic market fresh dishes by Chef Demetrio Zavala crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local farmers, daily seafood catches by local fisherman, and artisanal meat from ranchers around the region. LINCOLN also features one of the city’s most distinctive and fresh bar programs completely around the restaurants artistic concept.  LINCOLN Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Friday, Dinner on Saturday and Sunday Brunch.

Credit Cards Accepted
Mastercard, American Express, Visa, Discover, Diner’s Club


675 15th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

(202) 347-4800

Old Ebbitt Grill serves upscale American saloon food with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients.

910 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-5484

Pi offers award-winning thin crust and deep dish pi(zza), salads, apps, craft beer and cocktails, and vegan and gluten-free options, just around the corner at 910 F St. NW.

Are you a restaurant interested in partnering with Ford’s Theatre? Contact Sara Cohen at (202) 434-9459 or via email.