SITC 2018: Restaurant Guide to Washington, D.C.

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer is making its way up the Potomac to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for its 33rd iteration.

We’ve been to a few events at this venue, which offers a mix of dining options within a few walking blocks of nearby hotels. Browse a list of some of the top-rated coffee shops and local restaurants so you can plan where to grab a quick bite or make reservations for a business meeting.

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Meet Us at SITC 2018

We will be at SITC November 8–10, 2018 at booth 15. Stop by to ask our scientists about your research roadblocks or immune cell product needs, and learn about our expanded capabilities for early-stage research following our recent merger with Key Biologics.

On Friday and Saturday we will be presenting our research poster, Comparison of Culture Media for In Vitro T Cell Assays and Expansion, in Hall E. The poster hall hours are Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday 8:00am – 8:30pm.

Exhibition Hall Hours

Thursday, November 8th, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Friday, November 9th, 8:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday, November 10th, 8:00am – 8:25pm

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Grab a Cup of Coffee

La Colombe Coffee Roasters: “Trendy cafe serving house-brand artisanal coffee, pastries & snacks in a sleek space.” There are two locations near the Convention Center.
Rating: 4.6
924 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm (Opens at 8:00am on weekends)

Rating: 4.4
900 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 6:30am – 7:00pm (Opens at 7:30am on weekends)

Chinatown Coffee Co.: “Local cafe in a sleek semi-industrial space serving coffee drinks, tea, light eats, absinthe & more.”
Rating: 4.4
475 H St. NW #1, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm (9:00am – 5:00pm on weekends)

Sip of Seattle: “This easygoing espresso bar supplies standard coffee drinks, smoothies & pastries.”
Rating: 4.3
1120 G St. NW #1, Washington, D.C. 20005
Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm (9:00am – 5:00pm on weekends)

Bakers & Baristas:Sleek, counter-serve outpost specializing in frozen yogurt & blended smoothies.”
Rating: 4.3
501 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm (Opens at 8:00am on weekends)

Enjoy a Quick Meal

Sweetgreen: “Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads, soup & bowls.”
Rating: 4.6
1065 5th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm

Five Guys: “Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.”
Rating: 4.2
808 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Shake Shack: Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.
Rating: 4.1
800 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Sit Down and Unwind

Zaytinya: Chef José Andrés’ light, airy mainstay offers Eastern Mediterranean small plates & regional wines.”
Rating: 4.4
701 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Acadiana Restaurant: “Sprawling & elegant eatery serving Cajun-Creole specialties plus fixed-price jazz brunch on Sunday.”
Rating: 4.4
901 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: Variable

Sfoglina Downtown:Stylish, airy Italian eatery with big windows, warm woods, red leather banquettes & wines on tap.”
Rating: 4.4
1099 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: Variable

Momiji Japanese Restaurant: 2-level spot with deck turning out hibachi dishes & creatively named rolls, plus handmade cocktails.”
Rating: 4.3
505 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Rasika: “Sophisticated restaurant & lounge serving modern Indian food, including the popular crispy spinach.”
Rating: 4.3
633 D St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (No lunch service Saturday; Closed Sunday)

Matchbox: Wood-fired pizza, New American eats & craft beers in a brick-walled setting with an outdoor patio.”
Rating: 4.3
713 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 11:00am – 10:30pm

Sixth Engine: “American grub & signature cocktails, plus brunch & late-night menus, served in a former firehouse.”
Rating: 4.2
438 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: 4:30pm – 10:30pm (Opens at midnight on weekends)

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