Canopy Central Café & Bar

4.4
201 reviews
$30 and under
American
Home of our world famous crostini, Kennys fire ranch dressing, Nettas Crispy Salmon, and The Symbol. Come Try

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 201 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DCJay
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It would be helpful if mangement made it more clear on the process for reserving the igloos/bubbles.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful day! Between the direct sunshine and the ample heaters, the outdoor dining setup was perfect to keep us comfortable during our meal. I am from New Jersey and am use to good Italian food and I have to say the chicken parm sandwich was probably one of the best I’ve ever had. My husband had pizza which he said was the closest he’s had to a NY slice in DC. We will definitely be back !!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipVirgil
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice birthday dinner! Highly recommend this spot

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Service was a little slow but the food was good!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you so much for the feedback! While we always strive for 4 & 5 star reviews from our guests, we understand that sometimes we do not meet everyone’s expectations. We hope to have you join us again soon! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at Dagim.Mekonnen@concordhotels.comM

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FarahE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience! Everyone was extremely helpful

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4 of us enjoyed a delicious meal, outside due to Covid restrictions, but in a lighted igloo! The staff was excellent!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 9 January 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible outdoor igloos. Cozy with couches, a heater, and blankets for a true at-home feel. Go. Easily best place I’ve been in this year in DC.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Paria
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience2

We reserved the table at 8:30 pm., but our table be ready at 9:30pm and the kitchen closed at 10pm and restaurant closed at 10:30. So we didn’t have time to order and eat. Most of the food it is not available

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XiaoY
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The igloo is so pretty and dreamy.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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DaianaL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

Our table was a beautifully decorated tent. There were blankets for our use as it was a very cold night. The food and the services were great.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 30 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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KarlaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We requested indoor seating and were sat outdoor in a igloo type covering in 30degree weather we had to wear our coats and hats to stay warm. The bar was closed so we only were able to order mimosas. The menu was pizza or a Sub and The pizza tasted good but was overpriced. They had three igloos set up and the service was poor because it was a bad she likely didn’t want to keep coming outside- or that we could blame her for that. The experience wasn’t good and we will not return.

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vipLisa
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I went to the Canopy Central Cafe and Bar for Christmas lunch. The staff, in particular, Miss Deborah, was amazing! She went over and beyond to ensure the gift of hospitality with proactive service and a smile! We ate in the outside “igloos” adorned with white lights and furnished with comfy chairs, couches, warm blankets and a decorative rug. What a cool experience! There is also an old fashion space heater with decorative logs that lights up inside each igloo. And, if that wasn’t enough, we enjoyed the best veggies pizza, hot out of their pizza oven! Thank you Miss Deborah for making Christmas extra special for two women away from their families on Christmas Day!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 27 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipRadskis
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor igloos great for special occasions or even a date!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 27 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

GREAT PLACE TO EAT IN DC!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 19 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Mitch
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

This was probably one of my worst dining experiences. We arrived for our 2:15 at 2:13 and were taken to our table which was still dirty. We had to wait and stand in the middle of the restaurant for 10 minutes for someone to come wipe it off while we stood. No one came to speak to us take our orders until about 2:40 even though the kitchen “closed” at 3:00. then we started to receive drinks thereafter. The Drinks were good. Our server continued to quickly bring us refills which was nice. However to service from the manager was horrible. 5/6 of us ordered the same thing. My chicken came out pink while everyone else’s was fine. I sent it back and then received another piece that was still pink and even had a bloody spot. At this point I spoke with the manager and he asked if there was anything he could do for me. I told him I really was scared to eat anything else and I was not sure. He said they had wings which were smaller. And I said ok I do need to eat. So if you just change me for the wings I will take that. He agreed He brings the wings and soon after we ask for checks. Once the bills came (all separate), I was still charged the full amount for when I received raw chicken. When I addressed this with the manager, he said “well it’s a pandemic” I said “so you agree You game me raw food” he said yes. I said so it’s acceptable to serve me raw food and expect me to pay for it in a pandemic? He was quiet. Then he said “ok you can pay or you can leave Im not discussing this anymore” and sat the bill down. I proceeded to gather my things and just think of what I wanted to do. and then he threatened to call the police on me if I left - after he suggested that I leave. I am a young black woman and was surprised that this man would rather escalate the situation than accommodate a guest. Ive never been so disrespected or treated like this at any restaurant. I don’t even leave reviews when I get bad service. But this was appalling. I’ll never visit this restaurant again.

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Anna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The view from the balcony is beautiful, and the heaters kept things cozy!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 8 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Thank you for being open during this time!! Great view, delicious pizza.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 8 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and accommodations. Will be back soon. Amazing manager as well!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 8 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipDHerr
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited for brunch and had the $40 bottomless option...and what a great choice it was! Food was amazing the steak tacos and pesto pasta were the best! Service was awesome and Thomas to great care of us :) we will be back!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 8 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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bkerr32
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The cheese plate was very good (more crackers please!) The whiskey pig and Stella were good. Waitress gave us extra Stella pour bc keg had to be tapped. Nice touch. But NYC bar type prices so be ready. $$$

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 8 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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SonyaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The good: beautiful restaurant, great outdoor seating options
The bad: Customer service was very slow although the restaurant was almost empty. The food was just ok and I had to send my cocktail back because it was poorly made. The cheese tray contained grapes that were turning brown and underwhelming choices of cheese.
Post Covid, I MAY return only for a drink and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I took my wife out for a birthday brunch. Food was great. Service was horrible. Tables and settings just ok.

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Guest
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Prices for the quality do not match. Drinks are high but the glasses are small.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience4

Really loved the view outside. I ordered the chicken sandwich and it was too dry and over fried. I had a hard time biting into it the sandwich and couldn’t enjoy it.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 25 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

The special occasion as my best friend’s birthday brunch. We arrived for our reservation and was quickly seated by the hostess. We were a group of 8 with two separate reservations and tables due to COVID. That was fine with us. My tables food took over an hour to come. We were told it was taking a while due to the French toast. When my French toast arrived it was COLD !! I requested to speak with the manager. The only thing he offered was to bring me another French toast. Mind the other part of our group received their food 20 minutes before my table. I asked how long would that take because the other table was half way die their meal. He couldn’t give me a solid time. I asked if I had to pay for the French toast if he sent out other one due to the inconvenience and food being cold and he said yes. I was applauded and told him to take everything back. Due to this I was unable to eat with my group. We had friends visiting from out of state with a packed schedule so could not wait for more food. I’m so disappointed. This was not my first time at the restaurant. It was one a my favorites but not anymore.

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vipKayGee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Shaky customer service. Food just ok.

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MekaLu
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Atmosphere was really nice. Waiter was likely new. He wasn't very attentive and forgetful of items I requested. Food was good. Will return.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 18 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Twddrrg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Very limited menu. Food was alright and over priced. If it wasn’t for the patio view, wouldn’t have even bothered going.

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vipDianaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely rooftop meal .

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The risotto Chef Netta, I think she is the chef, was amazing. Donte was great. Super chill atmosphere

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipGC25
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter and hostess went out of their way to make our experience more enjoyable. Friendly, attentive, prompt service. We will be back!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
418 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, service was on point. Gorgeous view!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipcoach
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

of 4 people 2 ordered a salmon dish. The waiter indicated that the salmon did not meet the standard of the restaurant. A substitute was ordered - disappointing but appreciated the decision made. Overall ambiance was excellent and the waiter was thoughtful and responsive..

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I was in town visiting over the weekend and was recommended by a friend to go to Canopy Central. Everything looked beautiful at first, but things got ugly very quickly. It got chilly the moment my girlfriend and I were seated, so we asked for a heater or a table with a heater. The waiter told us not to worry that we were going to be moved the moment a table with a heater becomes available. We placed an order for our food and 20 minutes pass, still no table. We asked our waiter and he said not to worry we were next. 30 minutes pass, someone else with the same issue gets moved. Still no table. After waiting 40 minutes, the restaurant manager comes up to us to ask if everything was ok. We expressed our concern and he immediately told us that was not going to happen due to “covid” and if we want to move he has to close us out. We got upset and told him our waiter basically lied to us. So after a few minutes back and forth he finally budged to move us close to the fire pit. Then, food came in for my girlfriend and the manager said enjoy. THEY FORGOT MY FOOD! He runs to the kitchen and brings my food COLD. This was the worst experience I had!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

They mistakenly brought out two of one person's appetizer and still charged us for it even though we didn't order it. They also forgot about our entrees but we couldn't ask about them because it was easily a half hour between every time we saw our server. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Tommy was delightful! He took special care of our family and really made us feel cared for. The ambience was lovely, a perfect outdoor setting during this crazy time in life.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and top notch service! Truly our favorite spot on the Wharf not only for the incredible views but also the delightful entrees!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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DWin
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor patio has been a great way to get out during the pandemic. But the food, bar, and the view are excellent

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipLadyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service and amazing COVID-19 protocol cleaning procedures. Manager was amazing and our server Prince was a sweetheart!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible service, drinks were terrible.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 25 October 2020

Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience here at Central Café & Bar. I apologize that you had a less than desirable experience with us. I would like to invite you back for dinner or brunch for two, so that we may regain your trust in providing an outstanding experience and incredible food. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

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You can order delivery directly from Canopy Central Café & Bar using the Order Online button. Canopy Central Café & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Canopy Central Café & Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 730-2399.

Canopy Central Café & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Canopy Central Café & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-charlie-gift-cards-tickets-100415798356.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.