370 The National Theatre Tips
- Casual 4
- Formal 1
- Dressy 1
- Take public transit 3
- Splurge for valet 1
- Shuttle to/from lot 1
- Dine before you go 4
We ate at The Hamilton about two blocks away on 14th street. The food was wonderful and they validate your parking at the PMI garage another block up for up to $10. It's a comfortable walking distance from the theatre and a good special occasion place.
Very close to metro center...and lots of places to eat...we ended up at Hotel W rooftop lounge...the view is fabulous...very chic too!
There's a Pret a Manger restaurant on the corner of 13th street - handy for a hot soup on a cold afternoon. Taking the Metro to Metro Center was extremely convenient, a very short walk.
If you are planning to order a 2nd drink/snack during intermission, pre-order them the first time so you can skip the long lines.
We paid for advance parking through Panda Parking website. We just drove in the selected garage around the corner - no discussion on where to park- it was all set up for us.
Ate at Hill country BBQ. Recommend reservations- but inexpensive and fun atmosphere. Lean brisket was excellent. Great staff- a lot of fun and great food!
If you want to eat before the show, we highly recommend Boss Shepherd's across the street. They have a pre- or post-theatre menu, very reasonably priced, and the food is delicious.
Parking is difficult but Metro is fine 40minutes on Red line Shady Grove to Metro Center 4 block walk
The weather was Mild temps, dressy grown folks! Be ready for security wands and bag checks.
I wore Jeans. Kind of wished I'd gotten more dresses up. Oh well - next time!.
I live in Arlington, so I parked at the all-night Ballston Mall Arlington lot for $6.00 and rode the metro to Metro Center. National Theatre is just a few blocks away, so everything was easy. I stopped at the 23-hour Harris Teeters in Arlington for a fresh salad on my way home. Fun night!
Lisa Maurer Neurohr
Boss Shepards was a perfect spot to eat. Great fried chicken and tasty sides!
Motown the Musical
Book and pay parking ahead at the spot on 13th closest to the National
District Taco is right around the corner and delicious!