Dining Options

The Folger is near several lively restaurant districts. A few blocks to the south, look in or near the 200 and 300 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, and on First Street, SE, across from the Capitol South Metro stop. There are also several restaurants to the north, in or near the 200 and 300 blocks of Massachusetts Avenue, NE. For still more choices, consider restaurants in the Eastern Market area along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, and Seventh and Eighth Streets, SE.

Some nearby restaurants provide special discounts through the Capitol Hill & Will discount card for Folger subscribers.

A listing on this page is not an endorsement by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Before an evening performance | Weekday lunch choices

Before an evening performance

Bistro Cacao (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
320 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Café Berlin (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
322 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Capitol Lounge 
229 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Cava Mezze
527 8th Street, SE

Good Stuff Eatery 
303 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Hawk 'n' Dove (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
329 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Joselito Casa de Comidas (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
10% discount

The Monocle 
107 D Street, NE

Montmartre
327 7th Street, SE

Nicoletta Pizzeria (Free arancini or wings when buying a pizza with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
The Boardwalk at The Navy Yard, Southeast

Osteria Morini DC (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
301 Water Street Southeast, Suite 109

Santa Rosa Taqueria
315 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar  (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Pre-theater menu available

Talay Thai
406 First Street, SE

Trattoria Alberto 
506 8th Street, SE

Tune Inn (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
331 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Tunnicliff’s Tavern
222 7th Street, SE

We, the Pizza 
305 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Weekday lunch choices

For a quick bite at lunchtime, there are many options along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, between Second and Fourth Streets, as well as a number of restaurants across from the Capitol South Metro stop. 

Le Bon Café
210 Second Street, SE

Burrito Brothers 
205 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Gandel's Liquors and Deli
211 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Good Stuff Eatery 
303 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Hunan Dynasty 
215 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

La Lomita Dos
308 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Pete's Diner and Carryout
212 Second Street, SE

Peregrine Espresso (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Pret a Manger 
301 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Roland's Of Capitol Hill
333 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Santa Rosa Taqueria
315 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Tortilla Coast 
400 First Street, SE

Tune Inn (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
331 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

We, the Pizza  
305 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE