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Bard Card Restaurant Partners

Patrons who donate $75 or more to the Shakespeare Theatre Company to becomeShakespeare Stars or Artistic Circle members receive a Bard Card. This card provides special discounts and opportunities at area restaurants as well as a 15% discount on all purchases at the theatre shops. See below for a full listing of benefits.

For more information about Bard Card benefits or becoming a member, contact Donor Services at or 202.547.1122, option 7.

Bard Card Benefits

Asia Nine
915 E Street NW
Reserve Online
(202) 629-4355

Asia Nine’s Pan-Asian Cuisine and design draws inspiration from different Asian cultures. Jewel tones and rich woods envelop guests with a warm and exotic atmosphere.

15% off your order

Austin Grill
750 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

At Austin Grill, you’ll find the food that generations of Texans have come to expect – with an Austin twist; fresh, made-from-scratch Tex-Mex. For brunch, lunch or dinner, enjoy specialties like Chili-crusted Tuna, Carne Asada, or Austin Grill’s famous “Dry Rub” wings.

Buy one, get one half-off brunch;
Free appetizer (up to $7 value) with the purchase of an entrée

405 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Chef Frederik de Pue’s Azur is a classic European seafood restaurant in the heart of Washington, D.C. The menu is a reflection of De Pue’s experience in some of Europe’s best seafood kitchens, including the Michelin-starred Sea Grill restaurant in his native Belgium. Chef de Pue offers quality seafood from sustainable purveyors.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine when you show your Bard Card.

Cafe Camille
650 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 639-9727

Cafe Camille’s menu whets one's appetite for the star of the show--the food. Known for their gourmet wraps and sandwiches, Cafe Camille also offers fresh salads, fruit smoothies and Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, and a wide variety of desserts and baked goods, with a full coffee bar. Two of Cafe Camille's signature items are the Creamy Tuscan Tomato soup, served daily, and it's very own signature salsa.

10% off your order at Cafe Camille

822 E Street, NW
Reserve Online
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 637-0012

Contemporary American cuisine with natural clean flavors and vibrant presentations that highlight the seasons – now offering a $35 three-course pre-theatre menu from 5:30-7:30pm, as well as a not-to-be-missed brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Half-price wine pairings, signature cocktail or mocktail with purchase of pre-theatre menu, brunch or an entrée and validated garage parking only at the PMI Parking Garage located on D Street between 8th and 9th Street.

Chinatown Coffee Co.
475 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 559-7656

Chinatown Coffee Co. is the latest DC experience and Third Wave coffee experiment, located in the East End in Washington, DC. At Chinatown Coffee, it’s all about the quality of the coffee; the care and preparation by our first-rate baristas; and the minimalist but warm environment designed by award-winning architect Robert Gurney.

10% off your purchase at Chinatown Coffee

District Chophouse
509 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Once you visit, you’ll agree – DC stands for District Chophouse. Located near the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Chophouse serves steakhouse classics paired with handcrafted ales brewed on site. Join us for weekend brunch, our weeknight happy hour, or any day for lunch and dinner.

Enjoy a complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of any two entrees.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
900 F Street, NW
Reserve Online
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-5454

Fresh, hand crafted beer and premium made from scratch food…all served up in a friendly and fun atmosphere – that’s what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about.

Show your card to move to the top of the waitlist and receive 15% off your entire check at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

480 7th Street NW
Reserve Online
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-7949

Jaleo invites you to explore the spirit and cuisine of Spain. Under the direction of award-winning chef Jose Andres, the newly renovated Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangria and a fine selection of Spanish wines.

Enjoy a complimentary wine flight with dinner

401 7th Street NW
Reserve Online
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005

Drawing on pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern traditions, Oyamel’s menu reflects rich culinary heritage combined with current urban fare of Mexico City. The menu offers antojitos, traditional Mexican snacks or small plates, along with authentic tacos and ceviches. Superior margaritas headline an impressive cocktail menu.

Enjoy a complimentary classic margarita with dinner

Pitango Gelato
413 7th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 332-8877

Pitango Gelato sources the best possible ingredients, including organic grass-fed milk, free-range eggs, fresh local fruits, imported nuts and premium chocolates, to craft its authentic Italian gelati and sorbets. Pitango also takes an artisanal approach to its coffee service, with expertly trained baristas pouring the perfect espresso or cappuccino every time. During the cooler months, Pitango treats guests to hot Italian sipping chocolate. Pitango Penn Quarter is conveniently located next to Oyamel on Seventh Street, NW; the company has four other locations in DC, Baltimore and Reston, VA.

Buy two gelatos, receive a card for one free gelato for your next visit

Red Velvet Cupcakery
675 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-7895

Red Velvet is DC’s finest cupcake bakery. Our staff consists of trained pastry chefs who infuse their artistry to each cupcake. We use only the highest quality ingredients available on the world stage and believe in supporting the community that has supported us. We use local dairy and other ingredients that are harvested from local area farms as much as possible. We also minimize waste by donating our leftover cupcakes to area shelters and nonprofit organizations.

10% off your order at Red Velvet Cupcakery

Rosa Mexicano
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Upscale, modern and authentic Mexican cuisine dedicated to delivering the best service and service around the country.

A choice of dessert or glass of red or white sangria with the purchase of an entree

Social Reform Kitchen & Bar/ Private Caucus Rooms
401 9th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-1300

Conveniently just around the corner from the theatres of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Private Caucus Rooms/Social Reform Kitchen and Bar has been called a “monument to fine dining” and a veritable who’s who of politics, business and dining in D.C. Enjoy savory hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood flown in daily and a selection of fine wines. Six private dining rooms are available for meeting/events up to 300 people. Open M-F for lunch, M-Sat. for dinner.

10% off dinner bill only, starting at 5:00 PM and complimentary validated self-parking in the PMI garage located on D street (next to the restaurant’s front doors)

Tangy Sweet
675 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-7893

TangySweet introduces the citizens of the District to this delicious, healthful, calorie counters delight. The first DC tart frozen yogurt shop tantalizes customers with combinations of its classic, green tea, and pomegranate yogurt with the freshest fruit toppings. The shops stylish environmentally-friendly interior design adds to the experience.

10% off your order at Tangy Sweet

Taylor Gourmet
624 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Fast, casual, limited service restaurant serving gourmet sandwiches and salads.

Enjoy 10% off food and beverages at Taylor Gourmet’s E Street location.

400 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 638-6010

Featuring loose leaf tea from around the world, a selection of beer, wine, sake and cocktails as well as healthy, wholesome food, Teaism is a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner just blocks from Shakespeare Theatre Company, with additional locations throughout D.C. and now in Alexandria, VA!

10% off restaurant and shop purchases, including beer, wine, sake and cocktails.

701 9th Street NW
Reserve Online
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-0800

D.C.’s Hottest Bar Scene of 2007 (according to the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington) tops any list for the best downtown dining. Its fresh, open atmosphere paired with an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Lebanese and Greek cuisine is an unbeatable combination.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner

781 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Zengo is an artful blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef-owner Richard Sandoval spins regional ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing.

Enjoy 10% off food and beverage (tax and gratuity excluded)