News and Events

Kingbird is a place to celebrate exquisite food in a mid-century modern and elegant environment. We invite you to join us for Washington, DC events that celebrate the flavors and ingredients of our distinguished chef and regional vendors.

Special Chef Tribute Dinner

Join us at Kingbird for a once-in-a-lifetime culinary event hosted by The Watergate Hotel and Kingbird Executive Chef, Michael Santoro

50th Anniversary Tribute Dinner commemorating the opening of The Watergate Hotel and honoring the hotel's former chef Jean-Louis Palladin

5 Courses from 5 Renowned DC and NYC Chefs:
Tuesday, JULY 25th - reservations begin at 6PM

More about the Chefs and Menu

  • Chef Michael Santoro (DC)
  • Chef Paul Liebrandt  (NYC)
  • Chef Michael Laiskonis (NYC)
  • Chef Robert Wiedmaier (DC)
  • Chef Brian McBride (DC)

​Each course will include curated wine pairings

Purchase events tickets to reserve a seating time. Limited seats 
available. See event ticket page for more details.

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Extraordinary Milkshakes

Now available at Kingbird! Indulgent, Extraordinary Milkshakes

Beat the heat of the D.C. summer with signature milkshakes by The Watergate Hotel’s pastry chef Kieu-Linh Nguyen. Available boozy or virgin.

3 creations so indulgent, so over-the-top, that these candy-cake-ice-cream towers will satisty any sweet tooth.

Stay Cool, Stay Sweet! 

Milkshake Menu


coconut & pineapple sorbet roasted banana paris brest, coconut macaroons, chocolate dipped banana & caramel sauce..................12

with Myers Rum............18


vanilla & coffee gelato and peanut butter vanilla marshmallows, waffle cone, hazelnut pirouette & praline truffle.............12

with frangelico liqueur..............18


chocolate & vanilla gelato, crushed cherries, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, rice crispy treat & cookie sandwich..............12

with crème de cacao & stolichnaya vanilla...........18 

Happy Hour at Kingbird

Relax and unwind with the new Happy Hour at Kingbird Bar, Monday - Friday, 4:00 - 6:30pm. Enjoy drink specials with a unique selection of Chef Santoro's favorite snacks from our kitchen.

Ladies Night

Ladies! Join us each Friday from 4:30 - 7:30pm for a complimentary drink at Kingbird Bar.

Express Lunch

Fly in, float out. The new "Break in, Break Out" express lunch will sweep you off your feet and get you back to work on time. Select your choice of salad and entree, available Monday - Friday from 11:30am - 2:00pm.

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Private Events

Host your special occasion at Kingbird. Contact for more information or call (202) 838 - 4471.

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Al Fresco Dining

The Watergate Hotel has been reimagined and with it came 10,000 square feet of outdoor space.  Enjoy sweeping views of the Potomac River on Kingbird’s terrace.

Coming Soon

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