Events DC Partners with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington for National Book Festival Caption Contest


From September 4-6, 2015, immerse yourself in the excitement of the National Book Festival at one of DC’s fabulous restaurants! When dining out in the nation’s capital, take a picture of your meal and post it on social media. Here’s the catch – the caption should use a literary reference, line from a book, or title of a book to describe your food, meal, or experience at the restaurant. The composer of the best caption will win a $100 gift card to a top DC restaurant.


  • Tag/mention the restaurant
  • Hashtag #NBFCaptionContest


  • Geotag the restaurant
  • Tag/mention the restaurant
  • Hashtag #libraryofcongress
  • Hashtag #NatBookFest15
  • Hashtag #NBFCaptionContest


  • Geotag/mention the restaurant
  • Hashtag #librarycongress
  • Hashtag #NatBookFest15
  • Hashtag #NBFCaptionContest

Be sure to stop by the following restaurants during National Book Festival:

Bar Civita
For Festival goers, they are offering Children 11 and under to eat from Bar Civita's kids menu for $5 per child which includes 2 scoops of "Dolci Gelati" Gelato for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner.

Martin's Tavern - serving our full Dinner Menu from 4pm to 12:30am every Friday and Saturday. From Prime Rib to Burgers, Crab Cake Platter to Fried Oysters Appetizer and everything in between.  Martin's Tavern has had the honor of serving every President from Harry S. Truman (Booth 6) to George W. Bush (Table 12).  Dine in the JFK/Jackie Proposal Booth, the Nixon Booth or the LBJ/Sam Rayburn Booth.

Policy Restaurant
Happy Hour specials for NBF Festival goers.