The Pavilion Cafe is found amidst the casual elegance of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. A Jazz Garden Restaurant Café in Washington DC in the summer, a winter wonderland of ice skating in the winter.

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Ice Skating at Sculpture Garden

"The ice skating rink at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is a wintertime must"

(Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
November 2017

In the winter, couples can make figure-eights on the ice amid sculptures by Joan Miró. In the summer, the setting is home to Jazz in the Garden, one of the most iconic D.C. date nights. The venerable museum offers its own charms, but in a city full of apartment dwellers, the outdoor space is a year-round lure.
700 Constitution Ave., N.W. 202-216-9397

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Cafe Hours of Operation

Labor Day to mid-November
Mon - Sat:  10 am - 4pm
Sun:            11 am - 5 pm

mid-November - mid-March
Mon - Thu:  10 am - 7pm
Fri - Sat:      10 am - 9pm
Sun:              11 am - 7 pm

mid-March - Memorial Day
Mon - Sat:  10 am - 4pm
Sun:            11 am - 5 pm

Memorial Day - Labor Day
Mon-Thu:  10 am - 6pm
Fri:             10 am - 8:30 pm
Sat:            10 am - 6 pm
Sun:            11 am - 6 pm

Ice Rink Hours of Operation


Pavilion Cafe Location

Constitution Avenue and
Madison Drive entrances
at 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202-289-3361, ext. 5