Learn where to eat, shop, and play during your visit to the museum.
Eat at America’s Table Cafe
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The main eatery for the National Museum of American History is Eat at America’s Table, serving a changing menu of American regional cuisine. Current selection includes burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, chili dogs, a variety of salads, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages. Self-serve by weight $16.95/lb.; cash and credit cards accepted.
American Table Station
French Braised Beef Chuck, Bacon, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Thyme, White Mushrooms, and Burgundy Wine
Braised Chicken in French Vermouth, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Leeks, and Cream Sauce
Fresh Whipped Eggs, Heavy Cream, Smoked Bacon, and Gruyere Cheese
Tomatoes A La Provençale
Fresh Ripe Tomatoes, Breadcrumbs, Shallots, Garlic, Basil, and Parsley
French Potato Salad
Red Potatoes, Capers, White Wine Vinegar, and Parsley
Boston Lettuce, Niçoise Olives, Hard Boiled Eggs, Fresh Green Beans, Anchovies, and White Wine Vinaigrette
French Lentil Salad
Green Lentil, Red Onions, Shaved Carrots, Shaved Celery, Toasted Almonds, Basil, Tarragon, Parsley, Radicchio, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice
Clafoutis Aux Cerise’s
French Custard Cake and Sweet Cherries
Latin Style Flatbreads
Enchilada Sauce, Slow Braised Chicken, Fire Roasted Jalapenos, Roma Tomatoes, Chihuahua Cheese, and Mole Drizzle
Enchilada Sauce, Slow Braised Pork Shoulder, Pickled Red Onions, Monterey Jack Cheese, and Salsa Verde Drizzle
Enchilada Sauce, Grilled Chorizo, Oaxaca Cheese, Spanish Onions, Cilantro, and Avocado Cream Drizzle
Enchilada Sauce, Chili Spiced Grilled Flank Steak, Monterey Jack Cheese, Queso Fresco, and Sofrito Salsa
White Cheese Sauce, Chihuahua Cheese, Oaxaca Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, and Cotija Cheese
Homemade Tres Leches
EAAT House Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwich and Onion Rings
BBQ sauce and bread & butter pickles
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich
DC’s iconic Mumbo Sauce, house made cajun chips
Plant Based Meatball Sandwich and Fries
House made marinara sauce and provolone cheese
LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A quick stop in the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe will leave you refilled and refreshed. Enjoy a specialty coffee, cold drink, light lunch, or delicious pastry. You’ll appreciate the wonderful music and photos from our collection, also!
The cafe menu features New Orleans jambalaya, a comfort Cajun grilled cheese sandwich and Creole tomato soup, New Orleans dog, and best of all, Chef Rochon’s homemade beignets with a chocolate sauce.
Main Museum Store
This vast 6,000-square-foot store is centrally located on the first floor. Visitors may browse through merchandise inspired by the museum’s collection, apparel, home accessories, ornaments, personalized leather bracelets, jewelry, books and the most incredible selection of socks!
Mall Museum Store
Located at the Mall entrance to the Museum, the Mall Store is the best place for museum souvenirs, a trendy accessory, fun jewelry and a snack to keep you fueled for your next museum visit. Be there or be square.
Entertainment Nation Pop-up Shop
Visit our new Entertainment Nation exhibit and then pop by the pop-up store. You can remember your visit and learn a lot more from our book Entertainment Nation: How Music, Television, Film, Sports and Theater Shaped the United States or pick up a tee, tote, mug, socks, or charm from your favorite movie, TV show, sport, or character. The shop is almost as much fun as the exhibit!
Shop online at SmithsonianStore.com.
Other Fun Things
Drop in the Ocean Virtual Reality Experience
Located on 2 East
Immerse yourself into the thrill of the Deep in stunning VR! Enjoy our new experience Drop in the Ocean where you can ride a jellyfish to the ocean's surface and interact with fascination sea creatures and microscopic wonders such as tiny plankton. Meet a leatherback turtle and come face-to-face with a whale shark. Explore the ocean in stunning virtual reality and learn about the urgent threats pollution bring to our planet's ecosystems.
Lower Level, 1 Center, 1 West, 2 Center
Create a terrific personalized souvenir of your visit to the Smithsonian. Collect all 16 pennies and 4 medallions of your favorite museum objects.