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Experience the flavors of DC at Matera, our newly opened  modern Italian trattoria located on the lobby level of The River Inn. Blending contemporary design with authentic service touches, the restaurant offers a sophisticated, yet cozy atmosphere for dining.

Whether planning an indulgent breakfast meeting, a romantic date night dinner or pre-show drinks on your way to the Kennedy Center, Matera offers a variety of food and libations with a creative twist. Relax with views of tree-lined streets or sip a martini or glass of wine by the glow of our fireplace. Our cozy Foggy Bottom restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance and a residential neighborhood vibe that's perfect for every occasion.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday  |  7am to 10:30am
Saturday and Sunday |  8am to 11am
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday  |  5pm to 9:30pm
Bar: Tuesday to Saturday | 4pm to 10pm


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Restaurant Accessibility Features

Parking & Entrance

  • We have accessible parking spots
  • All accessible parking spaces are closest to the restaurant entrance
  • The entrance path to the restaurant is accessible without stairs
  • The entrance path to the restaurant is firm and slip-resistant
  • The entrance path is 55 inches wide
  • The entrance path is free of objects protruding into space
  • The restaurant has an accessible ramp for the entrance
  • The entrance ramp is non-slip
  • The ramps have sturdy railings
  • There is an accessible entrance without stairs
  • There is signage identifying the location of the accessible entrance
  • The entrance door is at least 32 inches wide
  • The entrance door has at least 18 inches of wall clearance on the pull side of the door
  • The entrance door has a threshold less than 3/4 of an inch high
  • The restaurant has carpet with a pile that is less than 1/2 inch high
  • The restaurant has carpet that is securely installed to minimize tripping hazards
  • The entrance door handle is no more than 48 inches high
  • The entrance door is operable with a closed fist
  • The entrance door can be operated with minimal force
  • The entrance door is automatic and takes at least 3 seconds to close

Dining Room & Restrooms

  • There are fire alarms for the audio & visually impaired
  • Service animals accepted
  • The restaurant has accessible public restrooms
  • The restroom entrance doorways are at least 32 inches wide
  • The restroom entrance doors operate with minimal force
  • The restrooms are wheelchair accessible with adequate maneuvering space
  • The restaurant has signage indicating the location of accessible restrooms
  • The restaurant uses pictograms/symbols and raised lettering on restroom doors
  • The restroom entrance doors have accessible handles no higher than 48 inches from the ground
  • The restroom stall doors are operable with a closed fist
  • The restroom has an accessible stall with grab bars near the toilet
  • The restroom has toilet seats that are 17 to 19 inches high
  • The restroom sink rim is equal to or less than 34 inches high
  • The restrooms have pathways of at least 36 inches to all fixtures
  • There is a restroom stall with adequate space for maneuvering a wheelchair
  • There is space of at least 30 inches wide x 48 inches deep in front of the restroom sink
  • The sink faucets, soap dispensers, and hand dryers can be operated with a closed fist
  • The restroom mirror has reflection surfaces at or below 48 inches from the ground
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