Bar & Lounge
The bar & lounge offers approachable dining in a casual setting with a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu featuring Asian-inspired delights.
The Source at The Newseum is a unique location for both business and social events. With three distinct floors, The Source offers a myriad of private dining options. The private dining room, which can accommodate 45 guests for a seated event and 55 guests for a standing reception, is located on the subterranean level of the restaurant and is outfitted with complete AV capabilities and its own service station. The ground floor lounge is available for reception-style events and can accommodate 110 guests if the entire space is used and 40 guests if only the front area is needed. The upstairs main dining room can be divided or used in its entirety. The front section accommodates 52 guests for a seated event or 60 guests for a reception-style function. The main section of the dining room may only be used for seated functions and accommodates 50 guests. The back section of the dining room holds up to 60 guests for plated functions and 75 guests for receptions, while the semi-covered outdoor patio, which is available in temperate weather, can accommodate 18 guests for a seated dinner or 30 guests for a reception. The entire restaurant can hold up to 125 guests for a seated dinner and 300 guests for a reception function.
The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Chef Wolfgang Puck. Designed by EDG, the three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum. The Source offers two distinct dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level that seats up to 40 guests.
The ground floor bar and lounge where guests enter offers approachable dining in a casual setting with a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu. Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu with contemporary interpretations of Asian dishes. The modern aesthetic design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story glass wine wall that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection.
The Source is the recipient of many awards and accolades including #3 ranking on Washingtonian Magazine's "Top 100 Restaurants," three stars from the Washington Post, plus three awards from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington including "2011 Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year," "2010 Chef of the Year," and "2008 New Restaurant of the Year."
Hours / Details
Join us 4 pm - 6 pm, Monday - Saturday in our lounge and receive a selection of any three items on our Izakaya Menu for $22! Menu items include Sushi & Sashimi, Noodles & Dumplings and Asian-inspired Snacks.
Enjoy the ease and convenience of one collective gard with our Universal Gift Card good for food, beverage and merchandise purchases at any of our fine dining restaurants, catered events, Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar, Bistro and select Express locations.