Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle

The Castle Café
Need a pick-me-up? The Castle Café serves up freshly brewed coffee and espresso plus beer and wine. An assortment of fresh baked goods, gelato and fresh fruit makes the Castle Café the perfect place for a quick snack. The café also offers a seasonal selection of sandwiches, salads and soups.

Dining Dollars Food Vouchers
Available in denominations of $15 or $20, Dining Dollars are good for face value and can be used towards the purchase of any food item and include a complimentary soft drink. 

Discount available for advanced sales only, not valid for same day purchases. Minimum order of 10, no complimentary vouchers issued. No reserved seating. Vouchers expire 9/29/19. 2019 vouchers can be exchanged for 2020 vouchers. To qualify for exchange, Smithsonian Group Sales & Reservations office must receive unused vouchers no later than 9/20/19.

Food-Allergic Individuals: Be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut, and tree nut products, and other potential allergens in the food production areas of our facility. Please direct questions to the restaurant manager.


For more information or to book a reservation, call Group Sales at 866.868.7774 or 202.633.IMAX. Our reservation lines are open Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST except on Federal holidays and December 25th.

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