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Sat, Jan 01 2005 at 11:32 PM

Restaurant Week - The Master List

Posted by Jason, Jan 01, 2005

Click for the most recent DC Restaurant Week Info

I've been doing some research to see what restaurants are doing for Restaurant Week (Jan. 10 - 16).  I'll be posting my picks for Restaurant Week here soon as well, once I am done calling all of the places. In the mean time, you can continue reading to see what I've gathered so far. Check back here for daily updates.

Update: It's Sunday, and most places I've called still don't know what they are doing for Restaurant Week. I updated the listings for Bombay Club, Clyde's, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Vidalia and the Federalist. A majority of places are saying they wont know until tomorrow, so expect to see a lot of updates then.

Update: I updated Ristorante Tosca, Ceiba, DC Coast, and TenPehn. All of them will be excellent deals with pretty much their full menus available. I'd go back to Ceiba alone for their black bean soup.  I also updated Yanyu, who is doing their usual special Restaurant Week tasting menu, as well as Sesto Senso. Taberna del Alabardero, Saveur, Sea Catch, Zola, Lavandou, Kaz, Heritage India, Caucus Room, and Primi Piatti also have updates.

Update: Well, It's Tuesday and I received a few updates from restaurants, but not many. I guess they don't want the free advertising ;). I've updated Sam and Harry's, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza, Georgia Brown's, FIN, Heritage India and Finemondo today. I don't know about you guys, but Colvin Run Tavern's menu sounds excellent to me. I also updated Pallete thanks to rbh at eGullet.

Update: OK . I'm ready to give my recs. I've received all the info I'm going to and I'm ready to move on to a new article. So here they are -- one for every day.

1) Ceiba - Last Restaurant Week, Amy and I had a great time at Ceiba. I think all of you will as well.  Make sure someone at your table orders the black bean soup!

2) Ristorante Tosca - I plan to go here myself. Their full menu is available and you can't get much better than that during Restaurant Week.

3) Saveur - Another place I plan to visit. Like Tosca, they will have their full menu available. Try some if these dishes on for size: Sauteed Scallops wrapped in Serano Ham, Mozzarella with Asian Pear, or Three Ducks (Roasted Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Duck Leg Confit and Duck Foie Gras). On Tuesday they have half-priced wine or you can bring your own bottle with no corkage fee.  After eating at Saveur tonight, I withdraw my rec. Saveur does not have it's full menu available. They have a different menu through this entire month. Some of the dishes are available, but it's not nearly as large as it usually is. There were only two desserts available (and they were out of one) and neither of them were terribly appetizing. I don't like being misled.

4) Spezie - Even though I didn't get a response from Enzo...I'm sure Spezie's offering will be excellent no matter what they have on the menu.

5) Colvin Run Tavern - I've never been to Colvin Run Tavern, and I don't know many people that have, but their menu looks just too good to pass up.

6) Corduroy - With their full menu available, I'm sure going to try to get a reservation. Hopefully there are still some available next week.

7) I Ricchi - I think it's about time I tried this place. Plus, anyone who serves a chocolate pear tarte is alright with me. I just hope they are serving it the day I go.

Make sure you call and make a reservation, as the more popular places will fill up fairly quick. Also, be sure to tell the restaurant that you are making a reservation for Restaurant Week as well. This not only helps the restaurant but it confirms for you that they are actually participating.

15 Ria
Lunch and Dinner
15Ria wont have their full menu available for Restaurant Week diners. Instead they are offering a 3 course meal with an appetizer, entree, and dessert course. You'll have a choice of 3 or 4 dishes in each course. The actual dishes were unknown at the time I called.

The Washington Terrace Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.742.0015

701 Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.0701

1789
Dinner only
1789's full menu will be available according to the host. (I'm going to call back to confirm this, because quite honestly, I just don't believe it.) Confirmed. Full menu is available.

1226 36th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.965.1789

Andale
Lunch and Dinner
401 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.783.3133

American Sea Grill
Lunch and Dinner
American Sea Grill will have their full menu available, with some limitations. Diners will have their choice of soup or salad, any entree under $20, and ice cream for dessert.

Loews L'Enfant Plaza
480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC
202.646.4433 
   

Aquarelle
Lunch and Dinner
The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.298.4455

Ardeo
Dinner only

3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.244.6750

Aria Trattoria
Lunch and Dinner
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.312.1250

Bangkok Joe's
Lunch and Dinner
3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.4422

Bistro Bis
Lunch and Dinner
Like it's sister restaurant, Vidalia, Bistro Bis also has a very extensive menu for Restaurant Week. See their menus below:
Dinner Menu
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu

Hotel George
15 E Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.661.2700

Bistro Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
Bistro Bistro will have a 3 course meal, with limited choices from the menu. They don't know yet what the actual dishes will be.

4021 28th Street
Arlington, VA
703.379.0300

Blackie's
Lunch and Dinner
For Restaurant Week, Blackie's will be having a limited selection from their regular menu. There are no specifics yet on what the choices will be.

4017 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.1100

The Bombay Club
Lunch and Dinner
Bombay Club will be having a special 3 course menu for Restaurant Week diners including and appetizer, entree, and dessert. A choice of 4 or 5 dishes will be available for each course.

815 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.659.3727   

Brasserie Les Halles
Lunch and Dinner
Offering a three-course limited selection off of the regular menu with an appetizer, main course and dessert. Appetizer selections will be cabbage soup w. mixed vegetables or chicken liver salad. For entrees you have a choice of stuffed chicken breast or salmon, and for dessert, a choice of rum baba (a mini pie which the host exclaimed was exceptional) with whipped cream or warm apple crisp.

1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.347.6848

Butterfield 9
Lunch and Dinner
600 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.289.8810

Café Atlantico
Lunch and Dinner
The hostess at Cafe Atlantico stated that they aren't actually participating in Restaurant Week despite being listed on the Restaurant Week web page. A contact at Cafe Atlantico emailed me today. It turnes out that they ARE actually participating in Restaurant Week. No menu yet.

405 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.0812

Café Mozu
Lunch and Dinner
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC
202.787.6868

Café Promenade
Dinner Only
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticuit Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.347.2233

The Capital Grille   
Lunch Only
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC   
202.737.6200
   

The Caucus Room
Lunch and Dinner, Dinner only on 15th, closed on 16th
The Caucus Room isn't giving Restaurant Week diners free reign of their menu, but there menu looks pretty damn interesting. Start with white sweet potato soup or Mediterranian chopped salad with romaine, feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomatoes and a lemon-herb vinaigrette. For your entree, you have a choice of beef medallions with potato puree and asparagus, Asian roasted pork with basmati rice and bok choy, or seared scallops with marinated tomatoes and arugula in a sweet corn sauce. For dessert you'll be able to order chocolate mouse or chestnut bread pudding. Mmmm...I love bread pudding! The Caucus Room will also have a special Manager's wine selection available for $5.05 a glass or $20.05 a bottle.

401 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.1300

Ceiba Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
Offering a limited appetizer choice, any entree on the menu with an upcharge on a few of the more expensive items, and a limited dessert choice. I went to Ceiba for the first time during the last Restaurant Week with Amy and now we have dog with the same name. Do you think we liked it??

701 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.3983

Charlie Palmer Steak
Lunch Only
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.547.8100
    

Chef Geoff's
Lunch and Dinner
Chef Geoff's full menu will be available for Restaurant Week diners. Choose from any soup or salad to start, then go for any entree, and finish with any decadent dessert. There is a $5 extra charge for the NY strip.

1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.464.4461   

3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.237.7800

Circle Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
One Washington Circle Hotel
One Washington Circle, NW
Washington, DC
202.293.5390

Clyde's of Georgetown
Dinner Only
Clyde's offering will consist of a house salad, ribeye steak, any dessert, and a glass of house wine.

3236 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.9180

Coeur de Lion
Lunch and Dinner
Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.414.0500
   

Colvin Run Tavern
Lunch and Dinner
Bob Kinkead's Colvin Run Tavern is giving Restaurant Week diners a lot of options. Here is their menu for lunch and dinner.
Dinner:
First Course Options -- wild mushroom soup with parmesan crisp; soup of day; baby spinach salad with grilled onions, eggs, croutons and poultry liver mousse; cassoulet of venison; confit pork and wild boar sausage; madeira scented consomme with beef and parmesan filled raviolis; Maine sea scallops with clementines, preserved orange and rissole of sunchokes; salad of seckel pears, gorgonzola, walnuts and frisee; crispy Thai fried squid with green papaya salad
Main Courses Options -- barbecued brisket of beef with potato pierogis, horseradish cream and button mushrooms; roasted organic chicken with yogurt glaze, chick pea fries and preserved lemon sauce; cornmeal crusted flounder with tasso ham, artichokes, lemon and thyme; walnut crusted salmon with sherry beet sauce, cauliflower flan and parsnips; roasted pork loin with arepas, grilled tomatillo mole and poblano chile raellegno; roasted North Atlantic cod with cracker crust, lima
beans, haricot verts and sherry lobster butter
Desserts -- David's choice creme brulee; chocolate souffle cake with vanilla ice cream; housemade ice creams and sorbets; pecan tart with maple ice cream; pear crisp with caramel Ice cream; artisanal cheeses with walnut bread and quince paste
Lunch:
First Course Options -- Poached Red Wine Pear with Roquefort, Walnuts and Endive; Savory Chicken Ragout with Rosemary Biscuit; Mixed Green and Herb Salad; Seared Sea Scallops with Olives, Clementines and Basil infused Olive Oil or Another Prep; Grilled Portabella Mushroom with Polenta Cake, Cheese Fonduta, and Charred Tomato Sauce; Crispy Thai Style Squid with Green Papaya Salad
and Lime Dipping Sauce
Main Courses -- Grilled Chicken Salad with Spanish Lima Beans, Ricotta Salata, Grilled Onions,
Roasted Peppers and Pesto Sauce; Pepper and Maple cured Grilled Brisket of Beef with Potato Strudel and Green Peppercorn Sauce; Thai Green Curry and Coconut Milk Seafood Stew; Pistachio crusted Salmon with Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Clementine and Verjus Butter Sauce; Cornmeal crusted Flounder with Fried Potatoes, Sweet Garlic, Lemon and Mushrooms; Muscovy Duck Confit Salad with Braised Red Cabbage, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Beets and Apples
Desserts -- David's Choice Creme Brulee; Chocolate Souffle Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream; Housemade Ice Creams and Sorbets; Pear Crisp with Caramel Ice Cream; Warm Pecan Tart with Maple Ice Cream; Rum Raisin and Brioche Bread Pudding with Bourbon Anglaise

8045 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA
703.356.9500

Corduroy
Lunch and Dinner
Corduroy will have their whole menu available with sur-charges on certain items. I'm assuming it will be a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert.

1201 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.589.0699

David Greggory
Lunch and Dinner
2030 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.872.8700

DC Coast
Lunch and Dinner
Offering a limited appetizer choice, any entree on the menu with an upcharge on a few of the more expensive items, and a limited dessert choice.

1401 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.216.5988

Dish
Lunch and Dinner
The River Inn
974 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.338.8707

Ella's Wood Fired Pizza
Lunch and Dinner
Restaurant week at Ella's includes
Lunch for two for 20.05
Your choice of two of the following
Mixed Green Salad or Spinach and Escarole salad or Calamari
And any two pizzas

Dinner for two for 30.05
Your choice of two of the following
Mixed Green Salads or Spinach and Escarole salad or Calamari
And any two pizzas
And Tiramisu or House-made Ice Cream

901 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.638.3434 
   

Equinox
Dinner Only
According to Tom Sietsema's chat on Wednesday, Equinox might not be participating. Make sure to check when you make your reservation...
818 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.331.8118

Fahrenheit
Lunch and Dinner
Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
3100 South Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.912.4110

Federalist
Lunch and Dinner
The Federalist will be offering a 3 course menu for lunch and dinner. For lunch, they will be having crisp mixed green salad or the soup of the day for appetizers, roasted chicken breast or grilled salmon fillet with isreali couscous for entrees, and deep dish apple pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

For dinner, they will be serving a roma tomato and french green salad or soup for appetizers, beef tenderloin or sea bass for entrees, and deep dish applie pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

The Madison Hotel
1177 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.862.1600

Filomena Ristorante
Lunch and Dinner
1063 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.338.8800

FIN
Lunch and Dinner
To start with you'll have a choice of country greens salad with warm chevre medallions with warm apple cider-smoked bacon dressing or puff pastry wrapped Brie with razzmopolitan drizzles, dressed micro greens and balsmic soaked grapes. Entrees for lunch and dinenr aren't the same.For lunch you'll be able to order chicken cordon bleu made with proscuitto de parma and gruyere cheese or crunchy tenkasu crusted Lake Victoria perch. You dinner entrees include Hudson Valley duck and andouille sausage cassoulet or lemon-chive encrusted tilapia with lobster studded succotash. Dessert for both lunch and dinner will be warm oat crusted winter berry cobbler with Framboise Chantilly.  Their full restaurant week menu can be found here under their "events" section.

1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.530.4430

Finemondo Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
Finemondo's lunch and dinner menus are different. For dinner, you'll begin with Octopus served with fava bean salad, flavored with a light, spicy red wine-anchovy-black olive vinaigrette, a half order of pasta stuffed with sausage served over a butter and sage sauce, or eggplant slices stuffed with mozzarella cheese and baked with tomato sauce. For your entrees, choose between pillow shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach in a cream sauce, filet of salmon marinated with a black olive puree over basil sauce, roasted peppers, or spit roasted beef tenderloin served on a bed of wild mushrooms in a brandy cream and essence of white truffle sauce. Desserts will include mixed berries with balsamic vinegar and vanilla ice cream or tiramisu.

Lunch isn't quite as impressive but still sounds very good. You'll have a choice of minestrone soup and a wild mixed green salad. Your second course will give you the option of ravioli stuffed with butternut squash, amaretto cookies, served with a butter-marjoram sauce, pan roasted filet of salmon served over a roasted pepper sauce, or roasted leg of lamb served over a bed of mushrooms flavored with
prosciutto. Desserts will include hazelnut chocolate cake or Mixed berries with balsamic vinegar and vanilla ice cream.

1319 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.737.3100

Finn & Porter
Lunch and Dinner
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd.
Alexandria, VA
703.379.2346

Georgia Brown's
Dinner Only
As if Monday, Georgia Brown's does not know what the menu will be for Restaurant Week. They will know Wednesday. My contact at Georgia Brown's notified me that the menu on their web site is updated. For appetizers you'll have a tough choice between Jerked Chicken Salad of Garden Greens or Ms. Brown's Soul Rolls. Options for entrees include Apple Cider & Bourbon Cured Pork Tenderloin
and Coconut Rum Shrimp. Desserts sound pretty good with a choice of Grandma's Bread Pudding or
Banana Cream Pie. For more details, look at their online menu.

950 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.4499

The Grill
Lunch and Dinner
Ritz.Carlton, DC
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.835.0500

H20 Restaurant & Lounge
Lunch and Dinner
800 Water Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.484.6300

Harry's Tap Room
Lunch and Dinner
2800 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA
703.778.7788

Heritage India Brasserie & Lounge
Lunch and Dinner
At their Connecticut Ave. location, Heritage India will be offering a three course menu starting with three choices for an appetizer, 3 choices for an entree (most likely curry, vegetarian, and tandoori dish) with rice and bread, and finishing with dessert. OK, I received a response from Heritage via email and it's slightly more complicated than that. Here it goes...
Starters/Appetizers
Opt One
Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kebab and Pav Bhaji
Opt Two
Golgappas/Aloo Tikki/Parmesan Nan with Black Bean Hummus
Opt Three
Polenta Cake with Oriental Chicken/Bhel Puri/Samosa

Main Courses/Entree
Opt One
Mixed Tandoori Grilled Platter served with Black Lentils
Opt Two
Chicken Tikka Masala with Palak Makai and Fresh Vegetable of the day.
Opt Three
Lamb Vindaloo or Yakhani Gosht with Navrattan Korma and Fresh Vegetables of the day
ALL MAIN COURSES /ENTREES ARE SERVED WITH PILLAU RICE AND ASSORTED INDIAN BREADS

Desserts
Shahi Tukra or Kulfi or Gajjar Halva
(Rich Indian bread pudding or Indian Ice Cream or Carrot Pudding)

If I hadn't already been to Heritage India 3 times in the last month, I'd probably be going during this Restaurant Week.

1337 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.331.1414

i Ricchi
Lunch and Dinner
From Chris Ricchi, "
We will be featuring an authentic Tuscan menu that will change daily. Each day there will be 3 Primo Piatti (Appetizers), 3 Secondo Piatti (Entrees) and 3 Dolci (Desserts) to choose from. Here are just some examples of what will be available:"

RIBOLLITA - Thick Tuscan vegetable bread soup.
ZUPPA DI FAGIOLI - White bean soup with homemade pasta ribbons
INSALATA DI RADICCHIO ARROSTITO - Grilled radicchio salad with pecorino shavings
PENNE AL COCCIO - Pasta quills with mushrooms, white truffles, peas and cream
RISOTTO ALLA GENOVESE - Risotto with artichokes, sausage and mozzarella
ARISTA AL FORNO - Tuscan loin of pork, roasted in Chianti and fresh herbs
SPEZZATINO ALLA FIORENTINA - Florentine Veal stew
SALSICCIE E FAGIOLI - Grilled homemade sausages with baked cannellini beans
SPIEDINO DI MARE - Grilled skewer of marinated shrimp and tri-colored peppers
CROSTATA DI CIOCCOLATO E PERE - Chocolate pear tart
BAVARESE AL CITRONE - Citrus molded cream
COPPA DI GELATO - i Ricchi's homemade gelatos

1220 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.835.0459

JR's Stockyards Inn
Lunch and Dinner
8130 Watson Street Tysons Corner
McLean, VA
703.893.3390

Kaz Sushi Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
Restaurant week diners will be limited on what they can order for lunch. You will receive miso soup and a green salad to start with. For an entry, you have the option of vegetarian or non-vegitarian sushi sampler. You will also get dessert

For dinner, you have a few more options. First you can choose any appetizer on the menu for your first course. For your entree, you can choose any sushi roll or nigeri. Also, for dessert you will have your choice of dessert.

1915 I Eye.Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.530.5500

Kinkead's
Lunch Only
2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.296.7700

La Chaumiere
Lunch Only
2813 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.338.1784

Lavandou
Lunch and Dinner
When I called Lavandou, they said they would not be deciding what the menu would be until at least Friday. (Humph) The person on the phone did say that for past Restaurant Weeks, they've had their normal menu available to Restaurant Week diners, but she was unsure if that was what they were doing this time around.

3321 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.966.3002

Luigino
Lunch and Dinner
1100 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.371.0595


M&S Grill

Dinner Only
600 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.347.1500
   

McCormick & Schmick's
Dinner Only
1652 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.861.2233
901 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.639.9330

Melrose
Dinner Only
Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.419.6755

Mendocino Grill & Wine Bar
Lunch and Dinner
2917 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.2912

The Melting Pot
Dinner Only
1220 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.857.0777

1110 North Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA
703.243.4490
 

Mezza 9
Lunch and Dinner
Hyatt Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA
703.276.8999

Mie N Yu
Lunch and Dinner
3125 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.6122

Monocle on Capitol Hill
Lunch and Dinner
107 D Street, NE
Washington, DC
202.546.4488

Morrison-Clark Inn
Dinner Only
Restaurant Week menu can be found here.

1015 L Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.898.1200

New Heights
Dinner Only
2317 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.234.4110

Neyla
Dinner Only
3206 N Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.6353

Occidental Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
1475 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.783.1475

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Dinner Only
Oceanaire Seafood Room will be offering a limited selection from their regular menu. More details to come on the specific dishes that they'll have available.

1201 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.347.2277
    

Old Ebbitt Grill
Dinner Only
675 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.347.4801
   

Ortanique
Dinner Only
730 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.0775 
   

The Oval Room
Lunch and Dinner
800 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.463.8700

Palette
Lunch and Dinner
Lunch:
Course One -- Tossed Field Greens Roasted Olives with Oven Cured Tomatoes and a Basil Vinaigrette; Carolina Crab Cake Cream Corn Puree with Pepper Relish; Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque with Grated Nutmeg Cream
Course Two -- Wild Mushroom Wrap Camembert Cheese with Crispy Sweet Onions, Herb Mayonette, and Eight Vegetable Slaw; Barbequed Chicken Salad with Roasted Corn, Carrots, Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions, and Cole Slaw Dressing; Seared Grouper with Baked Onion, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta
Dessert -- Roasted Pear Tart Cinnamon Ice Cream & Bourbon Carmel Sauce; Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Cake with Raspberry Lambic Anglaise and Oatmeal Snap
Dinner
Course One -- Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque with Grated Nutmeg Cream; Lump Crab Cakes with Roasted Corn Puree, Pepper Relish; Field Greens and Grilled Mushroom Salad with Truffle Honey Vinaigrette
Course Two -- Red Wine Glazed Free Range Chicken with Baked Spaghetti Squash and Roasted Fennel; Grilled Hereford Beef Flat Iron with Potato Parsnip Cake and Horseradish Butter; Seared Grouper Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta with Baked Onion
Dessert -- Roasted Pear Tart Cinnamon Ice Cream & Bourbon Carmel Sauce; Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Cake with Raspberry Lambic Anglaise and Oatmeal Snap

The Madison Hotel
15th & M Streets, NW
Washington, DC
202.587.2700

Petits Plats
Lunch and Dinner
2653 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202.518.0018

Potowmack Landing
Lunch and Dinner
One Marina Drive
Alexandria, VA
703.548.0001

The Prime Rib Restaurant
Lunch Only
2020 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.466.8811

Primi Piatti
Lunch and Dinner
Offering a four course meal featuring spaghettini with fava beans, oven dried tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil for the first course, arugula salad for the second, a choice of roasted filet of salmon with sautéed fennel and fresh orange juice sauce, grilled chicken breast with rosemary sauce and mixed vegetable, or pork scaloppini with smoked mozzarella and tomato sauce for the entree and tiramisu or peach sorbet for dessert.

2013 I Eye.Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.223.3600

Red Sage
Lunch and Dinner
For Dinner, Red Sage's full menu will be available. Choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert. For lunch, you'll have a limited three course menu.

605 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.638.4444

Restaurant Kolumbia
Lunch and Dinner
1801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.331.5551

Ristorante Tosca
Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full menu as usual to restaurant week diners. It sounds like this will be quite a deal people. I'm going to have a hard time passing this one up.

1112 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.367.1990

Rosa Mexicano
Lunch and Dinner
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.783.5522

Sam & Harry's
Lunch Only
For lunch, Sam & Harry's will be having a set 3 course meal. You'll start with a choice between shrimp and corn chowder or a marinated fennel, watercress and Bermuda onion salad. For the entree, you'll be able to choose from medallions of beef tenderloin with oyster mushrooms, prosciutto and tomatoes topped with reggiano parmesan, braised lamb shanks with sweet potato mashed and a sage Madeira glaze, or a filet of salmon with grilled radicchio, tomato and oregano salad with a black olive vinaigrette. Finally for dessert, you have an option of mango sorbet or key lime pie. 

1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.296.4333

Saveur
Lunch and Dinner
Everything that is on the Saveur's menu is open to Restaurant Week diners. You'll be able to order an appetizer, entree and a dessert. I walk past Saveur all the time on the way to GTown, stop, tell Amy how we need to try it, and then keep walking. Maybe it's about time I did.

2218 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.5885

Sea Catch & Raw Bar
Lunch and Dinner
The host told me that Sea Catch doesn't offer their full menu and will be having a set three-course menu. They didn't know the specifics about what dishes they would be offering.

1054 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.337.8855

Season's Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.944.2000

Sesto Senso
Lunch and Dinner
Their lunch and dinner menus are the same. Appetizers will include Pasta e Fagioli (canneloni bean and penne soup) or fried calamari. For your entree, you have a choice of three dishes: homemade potato gnocchi with plum tomatoes, asparagus, basil and olive oil; seared tilapia in a pinot grigio sauce with sauteed haricot vert; sauteed pork loin scaloppini in a mushroom sauce with crispy mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. Dessert will be a choice between tiramisu and lemon sorbetto with raspberries.

1214 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.785.9525

Signatures Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.628.5900

Smith & Wollensky
Lunch and Dinner
1112 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.466.1100
   

Spezie Ristorante Italiano
Lunch and Dinner
1736 L Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.467.0777

St. Regis Restaurant
Lunch Only
St. Regis Washington
923 16th & K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.879.6900

Sushi Ko
Lunch and Dinner
2309 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.333.4187

Tabard Inn
Lunch and Dinner
1739 N Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.785.1277

Taberna del Alabardero
Lunch and Dinner
For lunch and dinner Taberna will be having a four-course meal available. A vegetarian menu will also be available.
Lunch:
1st course -- spanish chorizo; 2nd Course -- soup of the day or house salad; 3rd Course -- grilled salmon with sautéed vegetables and cantabric sauce or sautéed garlic chicken with rosemary potatoes; 4th Course -- rice pudding with cinnamon or chocolate mousse with bitter sweet orange.
Dinner:
1st Course -- chilled tomato soup; 2nd Course -- field green salad with tomatoes and creamy truffle vinaigrette or cream of smoked mushroom soup with morels; 3rd Course -- mahi-mahi with sautéed vegetables and a garlic, parsley refrito or flank steak with piquillo peppers and potato-herb puree; 4th Course -- rice pudding with cinnamon or chocolate mousse with bitter sweet orange.
Vegetarian lunch and dinner is the same as their regular dinner option except:
2nd Course -- cream of smoked mushroom soup with morels or house salad; 3rd Course -- european eggplant with vegetable ragout, manchego cheese and pepper coulis or sautéed cauliflower, with garlic, turnips and green beans.

1776 I Eye.Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.429.2200

TenPenh Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
Offering a limited appetizer choice, any entree on the menu with an upcharge on a few of the more expensive items, and a limited dessert choice.

1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.393.4500

Tivoli Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
1700 N. Moore St.
Rosslyn, VA
703.524.8900

Tony & Joes Seafood Place
Lunch and Dinner
3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.944.4545

Vidalia
Lunch and Dinner
Vidalia will have a limited selection from their menu as well as some new creations by the chef. More details to come later in the week. It looks like Vidalia will have a pretty extensive offering for Restaurant Week. Check out their menus below:
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
I've read reports of past "snooty" service from Vidalia during Restaurant Week - I'd like to check it out for myself.

1990 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.659.1990

Yanyu Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
For lunch, Yanyu will be offering a first course of Tropical salad, vegetable dumpling, or crab wonton for appetizers, hot and sour soup or aparagus soup for the second course, and a choice of three entrees for the third course. For dinner, you'll have a choice of the same three appetizers as lunch. For the second course, you'll only be able to get the "big duck" (which you'd be stupid not to order anyway). The third course is a choice between three entrees. As usual, Yanyu's regular tasting menus will be available as well. I've been to Yanyu for past Restaurant Weeks and enjoyed it. The service is always good and the food even better.

3433 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202.686.6968

Zola
Lunch and Dinner
For Restaurant Week diners, Zola will have their full menu available, with a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert off the menu. (As of now. Talking with a representative from Zola, there is a slight chance they will limit the selection on the menu like past years)

800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.654.0999

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Sue

Hi,
Just wanted to thank your for your website. My son lives in DC and we live in Wisconsin. We visit 2-3 times a year and use your input for picking restaurants. I even got him a gift certificate for Christmas from Spezie's because of your article.

Sue

Jason

You're welcome Sue. I'm glad I could help!

Megan

Should I assume the restaurants with menu details lists are among your top picks or highly recommended? Or was it just luck of the draw as to if anyone answered the phone/had information to give you?

Jason

Patience Megan. :) I am still contacting restaurants. Many of them just decided today what they're doing. Some wont know till tomorrow. So far I think I am going to the following places, assuming I can still get a reservation (I've been spending all my time on this post):
Mon - Lavandou if they're still having free corkage on Mondays. I still need to call them to see what they are offering.
Tue - Corduroy if I'm lucky enough to be able to get a reservation
Wed - Cafe Atlantico
Thu - Oceanaire or Sea Catch (depending on their final offerings)
Fri - DC Coast or TenPehn
Sat - Vidalia or Tosca

CPAgirl

I highly recommend La Chaumeire as a great deal for restaurant week. The full menu was available last time and it was FABULOUS. Try the pike dumpling in lobster sauce as an appetizer and the grand marnier soufle for dessert.

Jason

Thanks for the tip CPAGirl! Anyone working in Georgetown should stop in for lunch next week. Maybe I can arrange to spend a day next at my company's Georgetown office. Oh well, I really wish I worked in the city instead of Largo. Anyone have a job opening for an IT Manager...or better yet...a food/entertainment writer? :)

Michelle

Monday Dinner: Teatro Goldoni
Wednesday Dinner: David Greggory
Saturday Dinner: Colvin Run Tavern

Still trying to schedule: Corduroy (just waiting to get my dining partner to get his stuff together).

Stephanie

Let me just put a plug in for Tosca, especially during Restaurant Week. The food is wonderful, probably the best Italian I've had in DC (I also love Spezie) and they really do give you the run of the menu during Restaurant Week, for all three courses, so it turns out to be a great deal.

And just wanted to say I love your blog, Jason! I've just started visiting and am sure I'll be a frequent guest!

CPAgirl

Colvin Run Tavern was very good. I've been there once and had a delicious fish dish and yummy desert. (it was almost 2 years ago so which fish and desert?????)

Maria

If you want to experience a DC institution for practically nothing, lunch at the Prime Rib during RW is a must...my Dh and I make it a traditon every RW. Go with the house salad, Prime Rib (with 2 side included--we always get the creamed spinach and mashed potatos) and creme brulee. The only downside is that it gets crowded and they only offer RW lunch.

We also enjoyed Sea Catch during August's RW, and took advantage of the excellent $12 3-course wine supplement then, but when I called up today, they said sadly that they didn't think they were doing the supplement this RW. They also validate.

Christine

Blackies Menu: http://www.blackiesdc.com/Whats_Happening/index.cfm

Lo

Just wanted to give my RW experience. I went to Spezie for lunch yesterday. The RW menu was very limited--soup or salad for appetizer, chicken breast, ravioli, or fish for entree, and a small square of chocolate or coconut cake. The portions were stingy and the food mediocre. The waiter was inattentive and brought out dessert while I was still eating my entree. I left the restaurant very displeased and was still a little hungry.

john

Lunch at Corduroy was excellent. Service was a bit slow, probably from the crowd. Full menu available with only a few items with added charges, ranging from $3-5. We were impressed with the very large portion sizes, especially for lunch. The two spring rolls were huge, as was the creme brule. High marks.

Jason

I'm hittin' Corduroy tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.

Kelly G.

DC RW 2005 Aquarelle. I was disappointed in their dinner offerings. They had choice of appetizer: 2 diver scallops with vinegar slaw or soup of the day. They had choice of 2 entrees: soy sauce poached sea bass or lamb osso buco. For dessert, they had some chocolate dacquoise type thing with double cream yogurt.

The scallops were basically sea scallops, not the larger, rarer diver scallops. They were served cold. Basically, they tasted as if they'd been sitting on a plate in the refrigerator. The soup (lobster bisque with a tomato essence) was not much better. The first thing that came to mind when I tasted it was classico tomato alfredo pasta sauce. I did not get a sense of the lobster either.

Entrees. The sea bass was a nice sized portion of my favorite fish. The preparation and presentation was simply average. This beautiful delicious fish was served in a bowl of soy sauce atop 1/2 a bok choy. No food olympics here.

The dessert oh please. I have had better pastries out of my 6 year old cousin's easy bake oven. And the frozen yogurt? Let TCBY handle that next time.

The best thing about DC RW 2005 at Aquarelle? Sitting at table 8 and enjoying the wonderful view. The other diners I had dinner with want to give it another try, go back, and eat from the main menu. I am not so sure I'm willing to give it another try.

Frank

With Ceiba, I now have a restaurant to brag about, and best of all it's in DC.

I had been left underwhelmed with eating out since I dropped over a hundred dollars on myself at Emeril's after Thanksgiving, only to have a mediocre experience (it was only slightly better than the food at the Cheescake Factory).

After a miss at Andale on Tuesday night, Ceiba was an out of the park grand slam. Every bite was an experience. The complex flavoring and tempering of spice was absolutely perfect.

I almost skipped dessert, because I ordered outside of the RW appetizer selection (I had to have the tuna ceviche, and chose the steak as an entree) and I usually just have a bite of somebody else's anyways. Luckily my date was too full to finish halfway through the chocolate cake. After the first bite, my stomach made room for the impeccable dessert.

Restaurant Week or no Restaurant Week, I'll be back here again!

Jason

I'm glad you had a good time at Ceiba Frank. I love that place.

I had a great time at Corduroy on Wed. night. All of the food was wonderful. I'll write more about it, but I can say that their sea scallop dish was outstanding. Our service was impeccable, despite how busy they were. Our waiter was especially knowledgible of the menu. I asked him to recommend his favorites and they were all hits. I'll be returning to Corduroy soon.

Tonight, I'm going to TenPenh. I can't wait!

Ed

Thanks for all the recommendations. I just got back from lunch at Ceiba. I had lobster bisque as an appetizer, mussels for an entree and banana foster bread pudding for dessert. It was pretty good. Luckily my friend couldn't finish his chipotle pork so I got to try it. It was fabulous.

I'm disappointed to hear about your experience at Saveur as I have reservations for tomorrow night. The menu on their website certainly seems to imply that everything is available for RW. I'm hoping I'll still be able to find something I like.

Jason

I'm glad you enjoyed Ceiba. Too bad about Saveur. Maybe your experience will be better than mine. I'm doubtful though. If you go,
and they are serving the kangaroo appetizer, order it. It was actually pretty good. My wife had the scallop taco salad and didn't care much
for it. I'd say get something else. Stay away from the tenderloin as well. It was a pretty bad cut of meat - very fatty for a tenderloin. The Lamb Shank was decent. A little bland, but very tender. Desserts weren't even worth it. There were only two and they were out of one.

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