Food & Beverage

Food Is Art on Every Sonesta Menu

At Royal Sonesta Washington DC, we are passionate about food. And we know that it contributes immeasurably to the success of your meeting or conference. We are dedicated to the most intricate of details, the finest ingredients, the freshest and most beautiful produce, and the most elegant of accessories. We value and encourage our culinary team's creativity and the results are striking and delicious.

Unique Themed Events

If you can dream it, we can host it. Our food and beverage department has a reputation for its outstanding service and attention to detail. All of our food and beverage is prepared on site, embracing the philosophy of using the freshest of ingredients from local sources. This ‘Food Is Art” philosophy allows us to create new seasonal menus, offering a unique culinary experience for each event.

Spectacular Social Events

To enhance your experience, we will customize any menu to your exact specifications. From custom parties to celebratory evening events, we can make your vision a reality. With advanced notification, we will accommodate all diet-related restrictions and requests, including any medical and/or religious considerations.

The heart of our culinary operation is Certo!, helmed by a talented Executive Chef with an eye for every occasion. 

Dining Options


Certo! brings flavorful Italian coastal cuisine to the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Treat your taste buds to house-made pizzas, pastas, and local meat and seafood dishes featuring fresh ingredients from our on-site rooftop garden. Italian liqueurs inspire the bar’s extensive craft cocktail menu. Enjoy al fresco dining on the spacious patio in the warmer months.

Delight your guests by hosting an event in Certo!

Private Dining Room

Certo's private dining room seats up to 12 guests at one communal table.

Main Bar

Our full-service main bar holds up to 75 guests for a cocktail reception. Added bonus: Our bar comes equipped to handle all of your audio and video needs.


Our sleek, modern bar and lounge spaces can also be reserved for birthday parties and business networking functions. Certo's lounge space accommodates parties of up to 60 guests.

Main Dining Room

A full buy-out of Certo! for seated dinners of up to 120 and cocktail receptions for 200 makes the perfect venue for sophisticated wedding receptions and holiday parties.


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