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Jul 15, 2011

DC Restaurant Week Summer/August 2011

RAMW annouced yesterday that Summer DC Restaurant Week will be from August 15th through 21st. The complete list of restaurants is here.

Of course, some restaurants will have a special deal for the whole month. Stay tuned for us to post more details and menus here. In the mean time, for those of you that make reservations in advance, let the race begin!

You may want to check what restaurants have historically offered to patrons in our past DC Restaurant Week Menus to give you an idea of where you should try this year.

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Jan 05, 2011

DC Restaurant Week January 2011 Menus

Well, here we go again! It feels like Summer Restaurant Week just ended and here we are starting all over again with Winter Restaurant Week. As you're probably already well aware, January Restaurant Week in 2011 will be from January 17th through January 23rd. As usual, we at DCFoodies.com are contacting all of the restaurants gathering all of the restaurant's menus in a single place for your convenience. We will make this reference as conclusive as possible so our readers have all the details they need to make a decision about where to dine. As we receive more menus, we'll continue to update this throughout the month. 

If you are looking for advice about where to go, or are wondering "What the hell is this Restaurant Week that everyone's going so crazy over?" please refer to our guidelines on DC Restaurant Week.

Also soon to come is our list of restaurants that are extending DC Restaurant Week!

DC Restaurant Week Menus

1905 Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

15 Ria - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

2941 - Lunch Only
2941 will be offering the Restaurant Week price for a three-course lunch from January 10th to January 31st. There lunch menu is here.

701 Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Menus for Lunch and Dinner are posted on their web site at http://701restaurant.com/. Click on "Events" and then "Restaurant Week". Their lunch menu features a Chestnut and Mushroom Soup and Duck Confit. For Dinner you will find a Beef Cheek appetizer with Truffled Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Apple. Sounds yummy!

Acadiana - Lunch and Dinner
Acadiana's menus are on their Facebook page 

Adour at the St. Regis - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Againn DC - Lunch and Dinner
Againn is extending restaurant week from January 10th to the 30th. Here are their restaurant week menus

Agora - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Argia's Italian Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu     

Ardeo - Dinner Only
Ardeo is offering their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. You can choose one Item from their Vegetables, Small Bites, or Soup & Salad Selections; one Item from their Pasta, Meat or Seafood Selections; and one Dessert

Assaggi Osteria - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Bangkok Joes - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Barcode - Lunch and Dinner
Barcode is extending DC Restaurant Week for an additional week until January 30th. They're also mixing things up with the offer. For lunch you get 3 courses instead of the usual 2, with free coffee or tea.  For Dinner you get 4 courses instead of the usual 3. In addition, for dinner during the first week, you will get a free glass of any wine on the menu  up to $9. For dinner the second week, all bottles of wine are half off (Barcode usually offers this on Tuesday nights). 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Belga Cafe - Lunch and Dinner
Belga Cafe has a very limited menu for both Lunch and Dinner.

Bibiana - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Bistro Bis - Lunch and Dinner
Bistro Bis is offering their full menu with some up charges for a few items.  

Bistrot Lepic - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Blacksalt - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Bombay Club - Lunch and Dinner
Bombay Club's menu is on their web site now. After entering the site click on "events" and you will see the option for the Restaurant Week menu. 

Buddha-Bar - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Cafe Atlantico - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. There is no menu available yet, but we will post it as soon as it is available.

Cafe Berlin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Cafe Promenade - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu 

Casa Oaxaca - Dinner only
Extending Restaurant Week until January 30th.
Dinner Menu 

The Caucus Room - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site. 

Ceiba - Lunch and Dinner
Ceiba's menus are on their Facebook page

Charlie Palmer Steak - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Restaurant Week menus are here

Chef Geoffs - Lunch and Dinner
Chef Geoff's offers their whole menu during DC Restaurant Week. 

Co Co. Sala - Brunch and Dinner
Co Co. Sala is extending the DC Restaurant Week offer until the 29th.
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Columbia Firehouse - Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Extending until January 30, Columbia Firehouse is also offering Brunch on Sundays.
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner 

Cuba Libre - Brunch, Lunch
Brunch Menu
Lunch Menu 

Darlington House - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week an extra week until January 30th.
Lunch and Dinner Menu 

DC Coast - Lunch and Dinner
DC Coast's menus are on their Facebook page

Dino - Dinner Only
Dino is NOT participating in Restaurant Week for the entire month like they have in the past. They have extended it until January 31st though and they offer their full menu.  During Restaurant Week, they offer their "Wine Madness" program where you can get 33% of all wines over $50. This makes Dino an especially good deal during this time of the year if you appreciate fine wines. Also, on Sundays during Restaurant Week, they will be participating for Brunch as well.

District Chophouse - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Domaso Trattoria - Lunch and Dinner
Domaso is offering 4 courses for dinner instead of the usual 3 for DC Restaurant Week.
Lunch Menu (soon to come)
Dinner Menu

El Manantial - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus 

Eola - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Evening Star Cafe - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Extra Virgin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Farmers and Fishers - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th and starting every table with a complimentary three cheese pizza. They will also offer their Sunday brunch for the Restaurant Week lunch price of $20.11.
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Firefly - Lunch and Dinner
Firefly is offering a their full menu with a few upcharges. Below are their current menus.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Flemings Steakhouse - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Georgia Browns - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

The Grill at Morrison House - Dinner Only
The Grill is participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week (the week following DC Restaurant Week) with the same menu so technically, they are extending the offer. 
Dinner Menu

Harry's Tap Room - Lunch and Dinner
http://www.harrystaproom.com/dcrestaurantweek/ 

Hudson Restaurant - Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Hudson is extending until January 31. Here are their menus:
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

Indique - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Indique Heights - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Jackson 20 - Lunch and Dinner
Jackson 20 is participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week (the week following DC Restaurant Week) with the same menus so technically, they are extending the offer. Also, their beverage specials will be available during Restaurant Week including bottomless mimosas for brunch, Wine Down Mondays and their 20/20 wine list (20 wines for $20).   These are their current menus on their web site.

Jaleo - Lunch and Dinner
Jaleo is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. There is no menu available as of yet. We will post it as soon as it is available.

Juniper Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus 

Kellari Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week from January 10th through January 30th. From their web site, it looks like they're offering the same menu for both lunch and dinner.(http://kellaridc.com/special_menus.php).

Kinkead's - Lunch and Dinner
For lunch, Kinkead's is particpating in DC Restaurant for all weekdays during the month of January (starts January 3rd and ends January 28th.) For Dinner, Kinkead's is following the standard Restaurant Week days.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu (TBD)

Kushi Izakaya - Lunch and Dinner
This is the first time Kushi is participating in Restaurant Week, and they are extending it another week until January 30th. They will offer a four-course progression including the pork belly and duck sausage kushiyaki, wood-grilled maitake mushrooms, and sea-salt gelato.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

La Bergerie - Lunch and Dinner
La Bergerie has extended DC Restaurant Week until January 30th.
Lunch Menu (Their web site only has the dinner menu)
Dinner Menu 

Le Chat Noir - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

La Chaumiere - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

The Landmark at the Melrose Hotel - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Legal Seafoods DC - Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu
No lunch menu posted on their web site yet

The Liberty Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Liberty Tavern is offering their full menus for Lunch and Dinner

Lima - Dinner Only
Lima is extending until January 30th and the full menu is available. Guests can make their own 3 course menu! (Current dinner menu is at http://www.limarestaurant.com/storage/DinnerMenu.pdf)

M Street Bar and Grill - Lunch and Dinner
For both Lunch, M Street Bar and Grill is letting you choose any appetizer or entree from it's lunch menu. For Dinner, they are letting you choose three courses from their normal dinner menu.   

Masa 14 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Me Jana - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are posted on their web site.

Mie N Yu - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Morton's Arlington - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Morton's Reston - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Morton's Tyson's - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

The Monocle Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Mourayo - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu 

Nage Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Nage is extending DC Restaurant Week the ENTIRE MONTH! Some example dishes include Smoked Chesapeake Perch Salad, Ricotta Gnocchi with Buffalo Mozzarella, and rich Doubleshot Espresso Tiramisu. Here is their full dinner menu.

Neyla - Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu 

Occidental Grill and Seafood - Lunch and Dinner
Occidental is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 31st.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Odeon Cafe - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Open Kitchen - Dinner Only
Restaurant Week menu will be posted here when it's available. 

Oval Room - Lunch and Dinner
Oval Room's menu is now on their web site. Click on "Event" and you will see a link to their Restaurant Week menus. 

Oyamel - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. 
Lunch Menu 
Dinner Menu

PassionFish - Lunch and Dinner
At PassionFish for DC Restaurant Week, you get your choice of appetizers listed on the menu below and any entree on the normal menu. Lunch and Dinner Menus are here: http://passionfishreston.com/pdf/pf_restaurant_week_menu.pdf

Perry's - Lunch and Dinner
Perry's is extending Restaurant Week until the 31st.
Dinner Menu 

Policy - Dinner Only
Policy's dinner menu

Rasika - Lunch and Dinner
Rasika has their Restaurant Week menus on their web site now. Click on "Events" to see them.

Restaurant 3 - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week an additional week until January 30th. Also offering a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer during dinner. For Lunch, choose from dishes such as Southern-style Savannah Wings or the Cuban Sandwich with Slow Roasted Pork, Tasso Ham and Fontina Cheese. Or for dinner, choose from dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese, Green Tomato Relish, and Creole Remoulade, 16 ounce Bone-In Rib Eye with Mashed Potatoes, and Chocolate Bread Pudding with warm white chocolate sauce. 

Ris - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Ristorante Piccolo - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus 

Rosa Mexicano - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Sette Osteria - Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu 

Smith Commons - Dinner Only
Smith Commons is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th and offering a complimentary draught beer to each RW guest, 21 and over.
Dinner Menu 

Smith & Wollensky - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Sushi Taro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu 

Taberna del Alaberdero - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Tagolio - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Tallula - Dinner Only
Tallula is offering their full menu. Check their web site for the most current menu.

Please note that Tallula always offers what they call the Neighborhood Nosh all night Sunday and Monday, and  Tuesday through Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30. From their web site, "Enjoy a Three Course Dinner for only $35. Our entire menu is available for you to sample and discover!"

TenPenh - Lunch and Dinner
TenPenh's complete Restaurant Week menu

Tosca - Dinner Only
Tosca is having a very large menu for DC Restaurant Week. They often fill up quickly because they are a popular option for Restaurant Week.  

Tuscana West - Lunch and Dinner
Tuscana West is extending an extra week until January 30th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Urbana - Lunch and Dinner
Urbana will be offering their full menu. Menus coming soon.

Vento - Dinner Only
For Restaurant Week, VENTO is offering four courses with your choice of Appetizer, Pasta, Entree, and Dessert.  Here is their full menu. 

Vermilion - Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Brunch Menu
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Vidalia - Lunch and Dinner
Vidalia is offering their full menu with some up charges for a few items.

Vinifera - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus 

Westend Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus

Wildfire - Lunch and Dinner
Wildfire's menus include your choice of soup or salad, a Wildfire signature main course with choice of a side, and dessert for $20.11 at lunch and $35.11 for dinner per person. 
Lunch Menu 
Dinner Menu 

Willow - Lunch and Dinner
Willow is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 29th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Zaytinya - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Zengo - Lunch and Dinner
For Lunch, Zengo is offering a selection of Bento Boxes and a Signature Dessert. For Dinner, choose from One Small Plate, One Large Plate, and One Signature Dessert from their dinner menu

Zentan - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Zest Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Starters:
Citrus Fennel Salad
Oyster Stew
Homemade Lamb Sausage with Tzatziki Sauce

Lunch Entrees:
Peking Duck Tostados with Cabbage and Plum Sauce
Tuna Nicoise Salad, Frisee, Olives, Green Beans, Cherry Tomato, topped with a Quail Egg
Tagliatelle Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms, Asparagus, Over Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, and Pine Nuts

Dinner Entrees:  
Pan Seared Scallops with a Bacon and Mushroom Risotoo and Tomato Cream Sauce
Veal Scallopini with Truffled Root Vegetables and Madiera Sauce
Tagliatelle Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms, Asparagus, Over Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, and Pine Nuts 

Desserts:
Upside-down cherry chocolate cake with hot fudge
Winter Fruit Crumble
Sage, white pepper crème brulee 

 

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Aug 09, 2010

2010 Summer DC Restaurant Week Menus

Every DC Restaurant Week, we at DC Foodies take on the grueling task of gathering up all the restaurants' menus and posting them here to save our readers time and heartache. To this list of menus is as comprehensive as we can make it. We search through web sites, contact PR people and restaurant managers, and even call the restaurants directly if we have to. For some restaurants, we don't ever get a response or call back, but I think that says a lot for how eager some restaurants are to participate in DC Restaurant Week. 

(This list is not yet complete, but I want to get it up regardless so you all can start to make plans.) Keep checking back. I'll leave comments and post on Twitter/Facebook as I make updates. So be sure the follow/friend me!)

Click here to see which restaurants are extending DC Restaurant Week for Summer 2010. 

15 Ria - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

1789 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu
Dessert Menu

1905 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

2941 - Lunch Only
2941 is offering their Restaurant Week 
Download 2941 Restaurant Week August 16-20 for the entire month of August. 

701 Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
701 Restaurant's menus for lunch and dinner are on their web site at 701Restaurant.com. Click on "Events" and "Restaurant Week".

Acadiana - Lunch and Dinner
Acadiana's lunch and dinner menu can be found here for DC Restaurant Week.

Againn DC - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus are 
here.

Ardeo - Dinner Only
Ardeo's dinner menu is available on their
web site
. Click on the Restaurant Week link on the home page to view it.

Argia's - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Art and Soul - Lunch and Dinner
Art and Soul is extending restaurant week until the August 29th! Their 
menus are available here

Asia Nine - Lunch and Dinner
Details about what Asia Nine is offering for DC Restaurant Week are
on their web site. Asia Nine has extended DC Restaurant Week the from August 5 through August 29.

B. Smiths - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Bangkok Joes - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Bastille - Dinner Only
Basille is extending DC Restaurant Week an additional week until the 28th! Here is their 
menu

Bibiana - Lunch and Dinner
Bibiana's menus are posted on their web site
here.

Birch and Barley - Dinner Only
Birch and Barley
offers diners the option of adding three 6oz beer pairings to match each course, for an additional $16 per personTheir dinner menu is here. 

Bistro Bis - Lunch and Dinner
Bistro Bis has their menus posted on their web site. Click on "Menus" and select "Other Menus".

Bistro Bistro DC - Lunch and Dinner
Their menu is posted on their web site.

Bistrot Lepic - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

BlackSalt - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Bombay Club - Lunch and Dinner
Menu coming soon at
www.bombayclubdc.com.

Bourbon Steak - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Cafe Atlantico - Lunch and Dinner
Cafe Atlantico is extending Restaurant Week an additional week.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Cafe Dupont - Lunch and Dinner
Cafe Dupont is extending their DC Restaurant Week offering until the 17th. Their menus are available 
here.

Cafe Du Parc - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
Tomato Gazpacho, Micro Celery and Croutons or House-made Country Pâté, Pickled vegetables, Mustard and Country Bread or Organic Mixed Green, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Fresh herbs

Roasted Organic Chicken, Mashed Potato, Chicken jus or Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon, Summer vegetables, Tomato Basil Broth

Chocolate Éclair or Strawberry Tart

Dinner
Tomato Gazpacho, Micro Celery and Croutons Or House-made Country Pâté, Pickled vegetables, Mustard and Country Bread Or Crisp Romaine hearts, Shaved Parmesan, Caesar dressing

Roasted Hanger steak, Hand cut French fries, Lemon Parsley butter Or Pan seared Scallops, Fresh Tagliatelles, Wild mushrooms sauce

Apple Tart Or Pistachio Crème Brulee

Cafe Berlin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are on their web site.

Cafe Milano - Lunch Only
Lunch menu is on their web site. Click on the menu link in the lower right side of the home page.

Cafe Promenade - Lunch and Dinner
Cafe Promenade has their menus posted on their web site, however, please notice that they're not validating parking during Restaurant Week and day parking is $25!

Cafe Soleil - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Caucus Room - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Ceiba - Lunch and Dinner
Ceiba's lunch and dinner menu can be found 
here for DC Restaurant Week. For those of your that don't know, my dogs name is Ceiba too. 

Chef Geoff's Downtown and New Mexico Ave Locations, Lias - Lunch and Dinner
Chef Geoff's and Lia's offer their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. Their latest menus can be found on their web sites. 

Charlie Palmer Steak  - Lunch and Dinner
Please note that Charlie Palmer Steak is only participating in DC Restaurant Week the 17th through the 20th. Their menu for Restaurant Week is on their web site here.

Co Co. Sala - Dinner Only
Their extending an additional week until the 26th. Their dinner menu during DC Restaurant Week is
here.

Coeur de Lion - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

DC Coast - Lunch and Dinner
Visit the
DCCoast.com web site to see their menu. It's under the "Upcoming Events" link, and scroll to see the menu.

Dino - Dinner Only
As usual, Dino is participating in DC Restaurant Week for the entire month! Plus, they also are offering their "Wine Madness" program all month, where you can take 33% off all wines over $50. Take advantage of this deal! 
Their DC Restaurant Week menu will also include a trio of treats to start: crostino, soup shooter and devilled egg, plus a chocolate truffle and house infused grappa to finish.

District Grill - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Darlington House - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Domaso Trattoria - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Eatonville - Lunch and Dinner
According to their twitter feed, Eatonville is offering their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. Check it out on there web site.

Eola - Dinner Only
Eola's dinner menu is available on their web site.

Extra Virgin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Fire and Sage - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Firefly - Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Fourth Estate at the National Press Club - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Georgia Brown's - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Geranio - Lunch and Dinner
Geranio is offering the same thing for Alexandia Restaurant Week (the following week) as it is for DC Restaurant Week.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Greenhouse at the Jefferson - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

The Grille at Morrison House - Dinner Only
Appetizer options include an 
heirloom tomato gazpacho with blue crab, watermelon, and cucumber, a salade du Marché with Path Valley greens, baby carrots, cucumber, radish, grilled asparagus, marinated grape tomatoes, brûleéd goat’s cheese, and herb vinaigrette and braised Kurobuta pork cheek, served with brown sugar bacon, charred frisée, and roasted shallots. Entrées feature bouillabaisse with cobia, clams, mussels, tomato-saffron water and saffron aioli, braised boneless beef short rib, with carrot purée, pea purée, braised Cipollini onion and carrots, braised veal breast with glazed root vegetables, pommes mousseline, and morel mushroom jus, steak frites with grilled flank steak, fries and Cashel blue cheese butter, and mussel frites with Maine blue mussels steamed in white wine with house cut fries. Dessert options feature a warm peach cake with crème fraîche, peach compote and caramel sauce, milk chocolate pot de crème, and summer squash made with grilled zucchini bread with sweet crème fraîche, mint purée, and strawberry compote. 

Grillfish DC - Lunch and Dinner
Grillfish is participating in DC Restaurant Week the entire month of August. The details of what they're offering is on their web site.

Harry's Tap Room - Lunch and Dinner
Harry's Tap Room in Clarendon is donating $5 for every dinner purchased during DC Restaurant Week to DC Central Kitchen.
Here is their menu.

Hook Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Hudson Restaurant - Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Ici Urban Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus

Indigo Landing - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Indique - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Indique Heights - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

J&G Steakhouses - Lunch and Dinner
J&G is extending restaurant week until the 29th! Their menu is not posted yet.

Jackson 20 - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their fill 
Lunch and Dinner Menu. They're participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week as well, which is the following week. 

J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks and Seafood - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Juniper Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
Juniper Salad - Baby Arugula, Proscuito, Local Figs, Organic Tomatoes, Sherry Vinaigrette
Courtyard Chopped Salad - Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Tarragon and Local Peach Dressing
Chesapeake Bay Crab Chowder - Yukon Gold Potatoes, Old Bay Cracker

Arugula, Vidalia Onion and Potato Quiche - Appalachian Cheese, Courtyard Chopped Salad
Grilled Organic Chicken Club Sandwich - Aged Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sun Dried Tomato Mayonnaise
Locally Caught Rockfish and Vegetable Ciopppino - Humingbird Farms Tomatoes, Taggliatelle Pasta, Fennel

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundae
Iced Raspberry Cheesecake
Apricot Crisp, Honey Praline Ice Cream

Dinner
Soup of the Day - Inspired by Neighborhood Farmer’s Market Offerings
Juniper Salad - Baby Arugula, Proscuito, Local Figs, Organic Tomatoes , Sherry Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella - Courtyard Basil, Fennel Seed Crisp, Grape Reduction

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes - Corn and Potato Succotash, Organic Mache, Mustard and Dill Aioli
Pancetta Wrapped Organic Chicken Breast - Iroquois Corn Cake, Charred Local Peppers and Sweet Corn
Pineland Farms Natural Beef Short Rib - New Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Courtyard Herb Pesto, Watercress Salad

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundae
Iced Raspberry Cheesecake
Apricot Crisp, Honey Praline Ice Cream

Kellari DC - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Kemble Park Tavern - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

La Bergerie - Lunch and Dinner
La Bergerie is also participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week, the week following DC Restaurant Weekwith the same menus.  
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

La Chaumiere - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

La Tasca - Lunch and Dinner
La Tasca does unlimited tapas during Restaurant Week. 

La Porta's - Lunch and Dinner
La Porta's is extending DC Restaurant Week until August 29th. No word yet on the menu they are offering to diners.

La Sandia - Lunch and Dinner
La Sandia is offering their full menu for lunch and dinner.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Lavandou - Lunch and Dinner
Lavandou is extending DC restaurant week until August 29th.  Their menus are on their web site now.

Lebanese Taverna DC and Tysons - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Liberty Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Liberty Tavern is offering their full menu. See their latest menus on their web site.

Lima - Dinner Only
Lima is offering their full menu for 

Logan Tavern - Dinner Only
Logan Tavern is participating the entire month of August. Details of what their offering for DC Restaurant week are here.

Masa 14 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Marrakesh Palace - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are on their web site

Me Jana - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Mie N Yu - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are available on their web site here.

Mio - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Monocle Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Morrison-Clark Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Mortons - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Nage - Lunch and Dinner
Nage is doing DC Restaurant Week the entire month of August. Details about what they're offering can be found on their web site.

New Heights Restaurant - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Neyla - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Occidental Grill - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu

Odeon Cafe - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site.

Open Kitchen - Dinner Only

Appetizers

Summer Vegetable Soup Refreshed with Pistou and Shaved Truffles or 

Herb and Garlic Mussels, or 

Tomato, Zucchini, Cheese and Herb Tart

Entrees

Bouillabaisse or 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic Jus and Ratatouille or 

Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, Leeks and Truffles or St

uffed Chicken Wallet 

Desserts

Cantaloupe Carpaccio, Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese and Port Syrup or 

Salt-Crusted Pineapple with Fresh Ginger Ice Cream and an Orange, Vanilla, Grand Marnier Syrup or 

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tart

Oval Room - Lunch and Dinner
Oval Room has their menu posted on their web site. Click on "Events" and then "Restaurant Week August 2010".

Oya - Lunch and Dinner
Oya's menu for DC Restaurant Week is on their web site here.

Oyamel - Lunch and Dinner
Oyamel is extending DC Restaurant Week an additional week until August 29th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Panache Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are posted on their web site.

PassionFish - Lunch and Dinner
PassionFish's lunch and dinner menu can be found 
here for DC Restaurant Week.

Perry's - Dinner Only
Perry's is extending DC Restaurant Week until August 31. Details about there menu can be found on their web site here.

Pesce - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Poste - Lunch and Dinner
Guests can choose from seasonal menu items like heirloom tomato gazpacho with dijon mustard ice cream, marcona almond and heirloom carrot salad with golden raisins and verjus, summer vegetable crepês with faro, corn, chanterelles, summer bean salad, goat cheese, and wood grilled capretto with Anson Mills polenta, sweet corn, and chanterelles. Dessert features a house-made market cobbler with choice of nectarine or blueberry and crème fraîche sorbet.

Primi Piatti - Lunch and Dinner
Primi Piatti tell me they're extending through the end of August. 
Lunch and Dinner Menus.

PS 7's - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Redwood - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Restaurant 3 - Lunch and Dinner
Restaurant 3 is offering their full menu for lunch and dinner and extending until August 29th.

Ris - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site here.

Ristorante Piccolo - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until August 29th. 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Rosa Mexicano - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Sam and Harry's - Lunch and Dinner
Sam and Harry's is participating in lunch and dinner. For Dinner, you have three choices ranging in cost from $35.10 to $55.10. Their menus are
here.

SEI Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Sonoma - Lunch and Dinner
Sonoma is offering their full menu with a few exclusions. Their menu can be found here. Sonoma is also extending DC Restaurant Week until August 26th.

Sou'Wester - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Stone's Throw Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Tagolio Pizzeria & Enoteca - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Tallula - Dinner Only
Tallula is offering their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. Guests can order anything from the "Firsts," "Salads," or appetizer portion of "Pasta" as their first course. For the second course, they can order any of the entrees or full portions of pasta, and any dessert for the third course. The only dishes excluded from the promotion are the cheeses, charcuteries and sides. See their current menu 
here and here.

Teatro Goldoni - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

TenPenh - Lunch and Dinner
TenPenh's lunch and dinner menu can be found
here for DC Restaurant Week.

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus

Tosca - Dinner Only
Tosca is always a good choice for Restaurant Week. They always offer their full menu and they're one of the better Italian restaurants in the city. Check out their menu here.

Trummers on Main - Dinner Only
Dinner menu is on their web site here. 

Tuscana West - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until August 29th. 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Urbana - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full lunch and dinner menus. Check their latest menus on their
web site.

Vermilion - Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Vidalia - Lunch and Dinner
Vidalia has their menus posted on their web site. Click on "Menus" and select "Other Menus".

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Vinoteca Wine Bar - Dinner Only
Vinoteca is also offering a wine pairing with their Restaurant Week menu for $25.
Dinner Menu

Wildfire Tysons - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Willow - Lunch and Dinner
Willow is extending Restaurant Week until August 28th. They're lunch and dinner menus are on their web site.

Zaytinya - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week an extra week until August 29th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Zengo - Lunch and Dinner
For lunch, Zengo is offering one of their Bento Boxes. See the list here.
For dinner, Zengo is offering their full regular menu. See their menu here.

Zentan - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Zest - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are here.

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Aug 07, 2010

Restaurants Extending DC Restaurant Week for Summer 2010

For those of you that waited too long to make your restaurant week reservations, you'll be happy to know that many restaurants extend DC Restaurant Week for an additional week or even participate the entire month! Here is the list of extensions that we have so far. We'll be updating this as more information comes in. Make sure you pay attention to this list when you're making reservations! We also post the menus of the restaurants that participate in DC Restaurant Week (Coming Soon!) so you don't run into any surprises when you arrive at the restaurant and find out they're only offering a small selection of their menu. To Happy dining everyone!! 

2941 - Offering their lunch menu the entire month of August.

Dino - Offering their full menu for Restaurant Week the entire month of August and "Wine Madness" where you can take 33% off any wine over $50. 

Adour at the St. Regis - August 17 to August 28

Art and Soul - August 16 through August 29

Asia Nine - August 5 through August 29

Bombay Club - August 16 through August 29

Cafe Atlantico - August 16 through August 29

Cafe Dupont - August 16 through August 27

Cafe Saint Ex - August 16 through August 29

Cedar Restaurant - August 16 through August 28

Co Co. Sala - August 16 through August 26

Grillfish DC - Entire month of August

J&G Steakhouses - August 16 through August 29

La Bergerie - August 16 through 29th

La Porta's - August 16 through August 29

Lavendou - August 16 through August 29

Lima - August 16 through August 29

Logan Tavern - Entire month of August.

Nage - Entire Month of August

Occidental Grill and Seafood - August 16 through 26

Oyamel - August 16 through 29

Perry's - August 16 through 31

Policy - August 16 to August 29

Primi Piatti - August 16 through August 31

Restaurant 3 - August 16 through August 29

Ristorante Piccolo - August 16 through August 29

Sonoma - August 16 through August 26

Sushi-Ko - August 16 through August 29 

Trummer's on Main - August 16 through 26

Tuscana West - August 16 through August 29

Willow - August 16th through August 28

Zaytinya - August 16 through August 29

Zola - August 16 through August 29

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Jul 20, 2010

Summer DC Restaurant Week - August 16th!

Restaurantweeklogo  This just in: The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington has just announced that DC Restaurant Week Summer 2010 is set for the week of August 16th to the 22nd!

In January, almost 180 eateries in the DC area took part in the year's first Restaurant Week, and this one looks to be the biggest yet, with just under 200 participants! Last season's terms will still apply: Participating restaurants will feature a prix-fixe, three-course meal (tax and tip excluded) for $20.10 at lunchtime, and $35.10 for dinner. 

With so many places to choose from, and only so many reservations to go around, picking RW dining destination can be a bit imposing, so we offer these bits of advice.

1) Avoid places that already offer special pre-theatre menus, and the like. You can experience these places on the cheap anytime, sometimes at a better price than the RW offering. Of course, a lot of these places have been known to throw a free glass of wine into the deal...

2) Go for the big and pricey! Hey, when is the next time you are gonna get a meal at Ruth's Chris for less than $40? Look for the $$$s and $$$$s on OpenTable and go for broke, though bear in mind, those ones book up fast.

3) Some restaurants put more into Restaurant Week than others. Some offer a bare-bones selection, hardly indicative of what they really can do. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a few offer the entire menu, giving diners the option of tasting everything the chef has to offer. Though one can never be sure ahead of time, take a look at last year's menus, as they should give you a good idea as to who goes all out for the occasion.

4) Many places extend the Restaurant Week pricing for additional month or two. If your time is short and you wanna cram a lot in, again, take a look at last year's menus and hold off booking those places that extended the deal, as they are more likely to do so this year as well.

5) Though it may be tempting to pick the trendy new spots on this year's list, consider giving it a pass. Restaurants have enough troubles within their first six months without taking Restaurant Week into consideration -- those that take it on too quick often prove unfit for the task, with lackluster service and questionable food being the end result. Give it some time, and stick to the tried and true -- if they are any good, the new guys will be around for this summer's Restaurant Week.

Of course, we will post menus as they come in -- so keep checking the site. In the meantime, take a look at our past DC Restaurant Week menu posts to get an idea of who you'll see, and who is bound to bring their "a-game."

Winter 2010

Summer 2009

Winter 2009

Summer 2008

Winter 2008

For a full list of participating restaurants, check out RAMW's homepage, and make your OpenTable reservations here. Good luck, stay smart out there, and happy eating!

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Jan 06, 2010

Restaurant Week January/Winter 2010 Menus

Better late than never...I guess.

For those of you that wait for us to post this every DC Restaurant Week, I'm sorry for getting this up so late. You'll find later that the full list, but first, here is a list of restaurants I think you should try for DC Restaurant Week if you have not already. 

  1. Dino - Dino is always a good choice for restaurant week. Especially if you can go on one of the wine madness days during Monday through Wednesday. They are offering the deal all month, so take your time.
  2. Willow - Willow really makes it worth the trip during DC Restaurant Week. They always have excellent service and the food is wonderful. There is still plenty of availability next week and the week after.
  3. Firefly - Firefly is offering a good portion of their menu and is another restaurant that makes it really worth the trip.
  4. Tallulah - I went to Tallulah and had a really nice meal. I think it's worth everyone checking it out.
  5. PassionFish - For those of you in Reston, I eat here for lunch pretty often and it's always very good.

Here are the Restaurants that are extending restaurant week.

1789 - January 11th through the 31st
2941 - January 11th through January 29th
Art and Soul - January 11th through January 24th
Bastille - January 11th through January 23rd
Bangkok Joe's - January 11th through January 31st

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - January 11th through January 21st
Circle Bistro - January 11th through January 24th
Co Co. Sala - January 11th through January 20th
Darlington HouseJanuary 11th through January 24th
Kinkead's - January 11th through January 22nd
Kora
- January 4th through January 31st
NageJanuary 11th through January 24th
Notti Bianche - January 11th through January 24th
Oyamel -January 11th through January 24th
PolicyJanuary 11th through January 24th
Jaleo - January 11th through January 24th

Cafe Atlantico - January 11th through January 24th
Perry's - January 11th through January 31st
RedwoodJanuary 11th through January 24th
Restaurant 3 - January 11th through January 24th
Spezie - January 11th through January 23rd
Tuscana West - January 11th 
Willow - January 11th through January 23rd
Zaytinya - January 11th through January 24th
ZengoJanuary 11th through January 24th
Zola - January 11th through January 24th

And finally, here is the fill list of DC Restaurant Week Menus

15 RIA - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

1789 Restaurant - Dinner Only
Extending their DC Restaurant Week offering until January 31. There are two menu options, one for $35 and one for $50, which kind of defeats the purpose of Restaurant Week, but I'll let you make the call on that.

2941 Restaurant - Lunch only
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 29th.
Apps
ENDIVE SALAD - Bartlett pear, Fourme d’ ambert blue cheese, truffle vinaigrette
or
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP - apple cider gelée, spiced apple compote
or
SALMON TARTAR - cucumber carpaccio, yuzu aioli, wonton cracker

Entrees
GRILLED ESCOLAR - pomme rosti, citrus beurre blanc, steelhead caviar
or
BURRATA CHEESE RAVIOLI - fricassée of mushroom
or
ROASTED DUCK BREAST - quinoa-farro risotto, Swiss chard, blood orange marmalade

Desserts
GUAYAQUIL CHOCOLATE CAKE - blood orange segments, crunchy praline rice, earl grey tea, ice cream
or
MEYER LEMON POUND CAKE - lavender syrup, ricotta cheese mousse, poppy seed shortbread

701 Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Check their web site under "Events" then click on "Restaurant Week".

Acadiana Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu

Adour at St. Regis Hotel - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Againn DC - Lunch and Dinner
LUNCH MENU
Apps
Curried Cauliflower Soup  
or  
Beetroot Salad

Entrees
House Made Corned Beef Sandwich 
Or 
Loch Duart Salmon with French green lentils, braised greens

Dessert 
Sticky Toffee Pudding  
or
Brown Bread Ice Cream 

DINNER MENU
Apps
Celery Root Soup  
or  
Beetroot Salad

Entrees
Loch Duart Salmon with French green lentils, braised greens 
Or 
Tamworth Pork Belly with Anson Mill’s white grits, mustard greens, smoked tomato broth

Desserts
Sticky Toffee Pudding  
or  
Brown Bread Ice Cream

Art and Soul - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week an extra week until January 24th.
Lunch and Dinner menus for DC Restaurant Week are here.

Bangkok Joe's - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week to January 31st.
 Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site.

Bibiana - Lunch and Dinner
Seems like their DC Restaurant Week menus will be here but are not posted yet.

Bistro Bis - Lunch and Dinner
Bistro Bis is offering their full menu for Restaurant Week. See their web site for their current menu.

Bistro Lepic - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Bombay Club - Lunch and Dinner
Menu is on their web site. Click on "events" and then "Restaurant Week".

Bourbon Steak - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

B. Smiths - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu

Café Atlantico - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Cafe Du Parc - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Café Promenade - Lunch and Dinner
Menus will be posted here.

Café Soleil - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

The Caucus Room - Lunch and Dinner
Menus will be posted on their web site. See if you can find it in the mess of flash...

Cedar Restaurant - Dinner Only
Their Restaurant Week menu will be found here when it is ready.

Ceiba - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Charlie Palmer Steak - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Chef Geoff's Downtown, New Mexico Ave, and Tysons Locations - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full menu according to their web site

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Lunch and Dinner
Offered their full salad bar and meat options until January 21st for DC Restaurant Week.

Circle Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week and additional week and offering their full regular menu.

Co Co. Sala - Lunch and Dinner
Co Co. Sala is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 20th.
Lunch and Dinner menus

Coeur de Lion - Lunch and Dinner
Menus should be available on their web site

Darlington House - Lunch and Dinner
Extending Restaurant Week until Jan 24th.
Lunch and Dinner menus.

DC Coast - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Dino - Dinner Only
Offering Restaurant Week the entire month of January!  Full menu will be available with some upcharges and includes a splash of moscato, grappa, limonsardo or house infused -cello 

They will also be offering Wine Madness as well so wines $50 and over are 33% off. During the official Restaurant Week, January 11 thru 17, they will not be offering free corkage (normally Monday through Wednesday) or Menu della Sera. For more details, look here.

Dish + Drinks - Lunch and Dinner
Dish is offering their full regular menu and is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 24th.

District Chophouse - Lunch and Dinner
Menus were posted to their web site last restaurant week. Keep an eye out. 

Farmers and Fishers - Lunch and Dinner
Guests that come to Farmers & Fishers for Restaurant Week in parties of 2 or more receive a free 3-cheese Farmhouse pizza on the house as a starter course in addition to the normal 2 or 3 courses for lunch and dinner.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Filomena - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Firefly - Lunch and Dinner
Menus for Lunch, Dinner, and Brunch are on their web site.

Fire and Sage - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Georgia Browns - Dinner Only
Menu for dinner is posted on their web site here.

Geranio - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Hook - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Hudson Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

I Ricchi - Lunch and Dinner
Details on their DC Restaurant Week offering are here.

Jackson 20 - Lunch and Dinner
Dinner menu

Jaleo - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

KAZ Sushi Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus are available here on their web site.

Kellari Taverna - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Kemble Park Tavern - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Kinkeads - Lunch Only
Extending through January 22nd
Lunch menu is on their web site under menus and "Promotional Menu"

Kora - Lunch and Dinner
Offering Restaurant Week the entire month of January. If your entire table orders off the Restaurant Week menu, all bottles of wine you order are half price.

La Chaumiere - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Le Chat Noir - Dinner Only
Offering their full menu. See their current dinner menu on their web site

Lia's - Lunch and Dinner
Lia's full menu will be available. For more details, click here.

Logan Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full menu for lunch and dinner for the entire month of January. Dinner includes a glass of wine. See full details on their web site.

Marrakesh Palace - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu.

Mie N Yu - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch/Brunch Menus
Dinner Menu

The Monocle on Capitol Hill - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Nage Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Extending Restaurant Week and additional week. Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site.

New Heights Restaurant - Dinner Only
Dinner menu is posted on their web site

Neyla - Dinner Only
Dinner menu is posted on their web site

Notti Bianche - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week through January 24th and offering their full menu.

The Oval Room - Lunch and Dinner
Menu is posted on their web site  - click "Events" and then "Restaurant Week Winter '10"

Oya - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Oyamel - Lunch and Dinner
Extending Restaurant Week until January 24th. 
Lunch Menu 
Dinner Menu

PassionFish - Lunch and Dinner
Menus are posted on their web site

Perrys Restaurant - Dinner Only
Extending Restaurant Week until January 31st - Menu is posted on their web site.

Petit Plats - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu are here.

Policy - Dinner Only
Policy is allowing guests to choose any 3 entrees from their regular menu as well as a dessert.
Their current menu is here.

Poste - Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Potenza - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full menu, check out their latest menu on their web site.

The Prime Rib - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are on their web site

Rasika - Lunch and Dinner
Menus are on their web site - go there at your own risk.

Restaurant 3 - Lunch and Dinner
Extending Restaurant Week until January 24th
Lunch Menu 
Dinner Menu 

Ris - Lunch and Dinner
Menus are now on their web site.

Sou'Wester - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Spezie - Lunch and Dinner
We have no details on the menus, but we know that Spezie is extending Restaurant Week until January 30th.

Taberna del Alabardero - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu

Tallulah - Dinner Only
Tallulah is quite enjoyable since Barry Koslow took over the kitchen. They are offering their full menu for Restaurant Week. Click here for their current menus.

Teatro Goldoni - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

TenPenh - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are on their web site.

Tuscana West - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Vermilion - Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Brunch Menu

Vidalia - Lunch and Dinner
Unlike previous years,Vidalia is not offering their full menu according to their web site.

Vinifera - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Volt  - Bwah??
Good luck getting a reservation...there months from now, let alone next week.

Willow - Lunch and Dinner
Willow is extending Restaurant Week for an extra week until January 23rd. Their menu is on their web site. Willow is a personal favorite of mine.

Zaytinya - Lunch and Dinner
Extending until January 24th.
Lunch
Dinner

Zola - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full menu for DC Restaurant Week.

Zengo - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch - Offering the Zengo Bento Box plus dessert
Dinner - Guests will have a choice of 3 items off of our Latin-Asian dinner Menu: choice of any one Ceviche/Tiradito/Sushi Roll/Antojito & Dim Sum/Soup & Salad, choice of any one Large Plate, choice of any one Dessert

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Dec 23, 2009

Washington DC Restaurant Week, Winter 2010

Restaurant-week It's that time of year again, folks! DC Winter Restaurant Week has been announced for January 11th - 17th. Almost 200 area restaurants are participating this winter, offering a three-course dinner for $35.10, or a three-course lunch for just $20.10. RW offers a great opportunity for local residents to explore places they've never been, and to taste the best the city has to offer for a fraction of the price. As always, DCFoodies will be offering up this season's menus as we receive them -- but don't wait! A lot of restaurants play it close to the chest, not releasing their special menu until days before the event, when most of the better tables are already booked. Here's a few tips for booking early:

1) Avoid places that already offer special pre-theatre menus, and the like. You can experience these places on the cheap anytime, sometimes at a better price than the RW offering. Of course, a lot of these places have been known to throw a free glass of wine into the deal...

2) Go for the big and pricey! Hey, when is the next time you are gonna get a meal at Ruth's Chris for less than $40? Look for the $$$s and $$$$s on OpenTable and go for broke, though bear in mind, those ones book up fast.

3) Some restaurants put more into Restaurant Week than others. Some offer a bare-bones selection, hardly indicative of what they really can do. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a few offer the entire menu, giving diners the option of tasting everything the chef has to offer. Though one can never be sure ahead of time, take a look at last year's menus, as they should give you a good idea as to who goes all out for the occasion.

4) Many places extend the Restaurant Week pricing for additional month or two. If your time is short and you wanna cram a lot in, again, take a look at last year's menus, and hold off booking those places that extended the deal, as they are more likely to do so this year as well.

5) Though it may be tempting to pick the trendy new spots on this year's list, consider giving it a pass. Restaurants have enough troubles within their first six months without taking Restaurant Week into consideration -- those that take it on too quick often prove unfit for the task, with lackluster service and questionable food being the end result. Give it some time, and stick to the tried and true -- if they are any good, the new guys will be around for this summer's Restaurant Week.

For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit the official website here. Stay tuned, as we will be rolling out the menus as soon as they become available.

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Aug 04, 2009

DC Restaurant Week Summer 2009 Menus

As you know, we at DC Foodies work very hard every year to gather all the menus for our readers to peruse and make their decisions on where they want to dine during DC Restaurant Week. Each year, we call around to the all of the restaurants and beg for their menus -- some restaurants respond and some don't. I guess perhaps it just shows how serious some restaurants take Restaurant Week.

Mike already told you the guidelines you should use to decide where to dine during DC Restaurant Week, and here is the rest of the information you need to make your decision, the actual menus. We'll keep updating this every few days, so check back often to find updates.

Restaurants Extending Restaurant Week
Dino
- August 1 through September 13
Il Mulino - August 1 through August 31
Nage Bistro - August 17th to September 6th
Ici Urban Bistro - August 21 through September 1
2941 - August 3 through August 28
701 Restaurant - August 24 through September 6th
Art and Soul - August 24 through September 6th
Mio - Entire month of August
Occidental - August 24th through September 6th
Cafe Atlantico - August 24th through September 6th
Cedar Restaurant - August 24st through September 6th.
Co Co. Sala - August 24th through September 2nd
Darlington House - August 24th through September 6th
Grillfish DC - August 24th through September 13th
The Heights - August 24th through September 6th
Juniper Restaurant - August 24th through September 6th
Logan Tavern - August 24th through September 13th
Mie n Yu - August 24th through September 7th
PS 7's - August 24th through September 5th
SEI Restaurant - All of August

Summer 2009 Menus
Dino -
Reservations - Dinner Only
Offering 3 courses from their full menu August 1 through September 13 for $35.09 plus a free splash of house infused grappa or lemoncello & complementary crostini to start.  There will be a few upcharges on the menu.  Dino will also be offering Wine Madness: all wines $50+ are 33% off every night!  Free corkage on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. During the actual DC Restaurant Week, Dino will not be offering Menu della Sera, Free Corkage or the Happy Hour discount August 24 - September 6 but they will they will offer all their regular discounts for the rest of the promotion.

Il Mulino - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Offering a new menu each week the entire month of August.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Yaku - Reservations - Dinner Only
During the month of August enjoy a special four course summer menu (click for menu) at YAKU. Choose one item from each section and with the main course a glass of red or white wine. Available seven nights a week after 7pm beginning Monday, August 3rd.

Mortons - Dinner Only (Except for the Downtown DC location which is serving lunch)
Downtown - Reservations
Arlington - Reservations
Georgetown - Reservations
Tyson's Corner - Reservations
Lunch
First Course
Morton’s Salad or Caesar Salad

Second Course
Morton’s Prime Burger with choice of Swiss, Crumbled Blue or Cheddar; Crisp Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms or Onions

Third Course
Double Chocolate Mousse

Dinner
First Course
Morton’s Salad or Caesar Salad

Second Course
Single Cut Filet Mignon, Broiled Salmon Fillet, or Chicken Christopher

Third Course
Double Chocolate Mousse or Creme Brulee

Nage Bistro - ReservationsLunch and Dinner
Extending Restaurant Week from August 17th to September 6th.
Appetizers
chilled avocado-cucumber soup with lime supreme, soybean and cucumber salad
stuffed squash blossoms with pecorino cheese mousse, patty pan squash, pinenuts and orange vinegar
olive-oil poached head on shrimp with orange compote, celery, fennel and olives

Entrées
lobster mac n’ cheese
sweet pea dumplings with miso-carrot puree, almonds, snow peas and cilantro
summertime seafood a la Nage with half a lobster, littleneck clams, mussels, shrimp, chorizo, soybeans, potato, corn, tarragon and summer wheat beer.

Dessert
lemon goat cheesecake with a pecan crust and blueberry coulis
tangy frozen yogurt with heirloom cherry tomatoes, basil, balsamic and candied pine nuts. 

Restaurant 3 - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Ici Urban Bistro
- Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
Appetizers
Chilled English peas soup with wasabi caviar cream
Prosciutto and melon salad with port wine dressing

Entrées
Amish chicken breast with corn puree, tarragon and Kalamata olives jus
Shrimps and tomatoes penne pasta with lemon zest and cayenne pepper

Dessert
Duo of mini desserts

Dinner
Appetizers
Homemade bouillabaisse with saffron aioli and extra virgin oil
Beef tartar with truffle mayonnaise, capers and pommes allumettes

Entrée
Seared halibut with mango, wilted arugula and veal jus
Duck confit with garlic mashed potatoes and balsamic and star anise reduction

Dessert
Vanilla crème brulee
Duo of sorbet

2941 - Reservations - Lunch Only
Offering Restaurant Week 2 different menus for lunch only. The menu will change half way through the month.

August 3 through 14
August 17 through 28

Chef Geoff's, Chef Geoff's Downtown, Chef Geoff's Tysons, and Lia's - Lunch and Dinner
New Mexico Ave - Reservations
Downtown - Reservations
Lia's - Reservations
Tyson's - Reservations
The Chef Geoff's restaurants offer their full menu during DC Restaurant Week. See all of their menus at the Chef Geoff's web site.

15 RIA - ReservationsLunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu

701 Restaurant - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week, however, offering a special menu in addition to their normal menus. Check their web site under "Events" then click on "Restaurant Week".

Art and Soul - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site. Also extending DC Restaurant Week through September 6th.

Sam and Harry's - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Menus for Sam and Harry's and Caucus Room's DC Restaurant Week offerings can be found on their web site.

Caucus Room - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Menus for Sam and Harry's and Caucus Room's DC Restaurant Week offerings can be found on their web site.

Bastille - Reservations - Dinner only
Restaurant Week menus are now on their web site.

Bistro Bis - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
As usual, Bistro Bis and Vidalia have their menu's posted on their web sites under "Other Menus". Vidalia is one of my favorites for Restaurant Week.

Vidalia - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
As usual, Bistro Bis and Vidalia have their menu's posted on their web sites under "Other Menus". Vidalia is one of my favorites for Restaurant Week.

BlackSalt - ReservationsLunch Only
Blacksalt is another one of my favorite places to eat. Even though they are only participating for lunch, it is worth a visit. Their DC Restaurant Week lunch menu is available on their web site.

Asia Nine - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Menu's are now availabile on their web site for DC Restaurant Week.

Bangkok Joe's - Lunch and Dinner
We've uploaded their menu to our own web site since it's not on their's. You can find it here.

Hook - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Hook is participating for both Lunch and Dinner unlike previous years. Their menus are on their web site.
Lunch
Dinner

Cafe Dupont - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
We've uploaded their menu because they don't have a web site. You can find it here.

Cafe Promenade - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
We've uploaded their menu because it's not on their web site. You can find it here.

D'Acqua - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus (and other specials)

Filomena- Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Their menus are on their web site.
Lunch
Dinner

Willow - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Willow's Restaurant Week menus are on their web site but hard to find and we can't link directly to them unfortunately. On the right bottom, click on "RESTAURANT WEEK SUMMER 2009 MENU & DATES".

Acadiana - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus are fairly hidden on their web site. Look here.

Mio - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Interestingly enough, Mio is not actually listed on the official DC Restaurant Week web site. However, their web site and emails say that they are offering a different menu every week for the entire month of August. Check out their web site under Menus for the latest week's menu.

Volt - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner Lunch Only
Another restaurant not on the official DC Restaurant Week web site. Volt is participating for Lunch and Dinnerlunch only. We have posted their menu here on DC Foodies.
Lunch
Dinner

Belga Cafe - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Belga Cafe now has their menus posted on their web site.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Occidental - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Occidental is extending Restaurant Week through the 5th of September. Their menus are not on their web site, so we have posted it to DC Foodies.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Cafe Soleil - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Cafe Soleil's menus are not on their web site, so we have posted it to DC Foodies.
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Cafe Atlantico - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week through September 6th. Offering special 3 course menus in addition to their normal menu. Check out their web site for more details.

Cedar Restaurant - Reservations - Dinner Only
Extending restaurant week from August 24 through September 6th. Check out their web site for more details.

Ceiba - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Ceiba now has their menus on their web site.

Co Co. Sala - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending the Restaurant Week deal through September 2nd.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

DC Coast - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Menus are now on DC Coast's web site.

Extra Virgin - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Menus are now on Extra Virgin's web site.

Georgia Brown's - Reservations - Dinner Only
Georgia Brown's menu is on their web site.

Hudson Restaurant and Lounge - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are now on their web site.

Indebleu - Reservations - Dinner Only
Extending DC Restaurant Week from August 24th to September 5th. Dinner menu is available on their web site.

Indigo Landing - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are now on their web site.

Vinifera - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Adour - Reservations - Dinner Only
We've uploaded their menu because it's not on their web site. You can find it here.

Circle Bistro - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full lunch, dinner, and dessert menus.
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Dinner Only
Including their complete salad bar, meat service, and also all the side dishes that servers bring to your table (mashed potatoes, cheese bread, fried bananas, fried polenta, and meat croquettes). Check out their menus on their web site.

City Club of Washington
Decided they are not participating DC Restaurant Week.

Coeur de Lion - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus on their web site.

CommonWealth - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
We emailed CommonWealth since it was not on their site. They sent us their menu and we posted it here.

Darlington House - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending the offering of the seasonal, limited Restaurant Week menu until September 6th.

Del Merie Grille - Reservations - Dinner Only
Their limited menu is posted on their web site.

Distict Chophouse - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Eatonville - Dinner Only
For lunch, you have a choice of the day's soup or salad for the appetizer, and the chef's entree of the day for the entree. For dinner,
you have a choice of the day's soup or salad for appetizer, the chef's entree of the day for your entree and your choice of dessert. As well, you get a glass of wine. Not a great offering if you think about it.

El Manatial - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus are on their web site. Scroll to the restaurant week menus. Looks like a faily limited selection from their normal menu.

Et Voila - Lunch Only
Their lunch menu is on their web site, a very limited selection from their normal menu.

Finemondo - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Finemondo is modifying the DC Restaurant Week offering and giving vegetarians a cheaper option for lunch. For lunch $20.09 gets you get any app., any pasta, any desert; $25.09 lets you add any meat or fish from their menu. For dinner, $35.09
you get any app., any pasta, any desert; $40.09 lets you add any meat or fish from their menu. So for dinner, you actually have to pay more than the standard offer if you like meat, however, you do get to choose from their entire menu.

Fire and Sage - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Firefly - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Brunch Menu
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse - Dinner Only
Offering a cheaper price for dinner, only $30.09 which gets you:
Choice of app. of the day, soup, or salad
Choice of entree: broiled filet mignon, baked chicken breast with white wine mushroom sauce, or fresh catch of the day (all entrees come with loaded mashed potatoes and chef's vegetable)
Choice of dessert: banana creme brulee, NY-style cheese cake, or chocolate walnut pie.

The Fourth Estate at the National Press Club - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Menu is on their web site.

Fyve - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus include:
First course: choice of a tomato salad with mozzarella, watermelon, basil and olive oil; field green salad with blue cheese, walnuts and grapes; or a summer gazpacho with beet ice
Second course: choice of grilled salmon with a fennel salad, roased tomatoes and a fresh herb pesto; hanger steak with grilled corn and tomatoes and an arugula herb butter; or grilled lemon chicken with summer squash, green beans and tomatoes, and mashed potatoes
(dinner only) Third course: a choice of lemon pie, peanuts crunchy cake, sorbet or ice cream.

Grill at the Morrison House - Reservations - Dinner Only
Dinner menu includes:
First Course: choice of heirloom tomato carpachio, mussel bisque, or escargot gratton
Entrees: choice of bouillabaisse with rockfish, braised boneless short ribs, or braised veal breast with morel muchroom jus
Dessert: choice of warm apple spice cake, milk chocolate pot de creme, or the chef's tres leches.

Grillfish DC - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending the DC Restaurant Week offer through September 13th. Their menus are here. They seem to be offering their full menu, but I'm not sure what a "small starter" is. There are also some pretty large surcharges for most of the good fish entrees.

Harry's Tap Room - Lunch and Dinner
Clarendon Reservations
Pentagon City Reservations
Menus for both locations can be found on this page of their web site.

The Heights - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
The Heights is extending DC Restaurant Week for an additional week until Sept 6th. Details about their offering can be found here.

I Ricchi - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
I Ricchi is offering a smaller menu than normal, but they are calling it their full menu. You decide.

Agraria - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Blue Ridge - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Blue Ridge is offering their full menu for lunch and dinner.

La Tasca - Lunch and Dinner
Alexandra Reservations
Arlington Reservations
DC Reservations
Rockville Reservations
La Tasca always offers an unlimited Tapas menu for DC Restaurant Week. This is the current menu.

Jackson 20 - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Jaleo - Lunch and Dinner
Reservations Bethesda
Reservations Crystal City
Reservations DC
Offering a limited menu unlike prior years and extending until September 6th.Their menu is available here:
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Jockey Club - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Johnny's Half Shell - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Kaz Sushi Bistro - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Laporta's Restaurant - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Laporta's is offering their full menu with regular portions. Their current lunch and dinner menus are on their web site.

The Columbia Firehouse - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menu

Finn and Porter - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
First course: Choice of pear and walnut salad, or crab and corn bisque
Second course: Choice of seared crab cake, seared salmon salad, or bistro steak
Third course: Choice of berry shortbread, or gluten-free lime curd.

Dinner
First course: Choice of pear and walnut salad, or crab and corn bisque
Second course: Choice of seared rockfish, New York strip, or roasted chicken breast.
Third course: Choice of berry shortbread, or gluten-free lime curd.

Fontaine Caffe and Creperie - Lunch and Dinner
Menu is now on their web site

Geranio - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
First course: Choice of potato leak soup, Cesar salad, or field green salad
Second course: Choice of linguini with mushrooms and veal; warm mushroom risotto with English peas, Parmesan cheese and truffle oil; or roasted pork chop with polenta and spinach
Third course: tiramisu, tartan, and a selection of ice creams and sorbets.

Dinner
First course: Choice of same items as lunch, plusyellow tomato with goat cheese and arugula, or fried calamari
Second course: Choice of panacotta with tuna, fettucini with smoked chicken, linguini with mushrooms and veal; or warm mushroom risotto with English peas, Parmesan cheese and truffle oil;
Third course: Choice of roasted pork chop with polenta and spinach; Atlantic salmon with mashed potatoes; Baked confit of duck; or roasted chicken with risotto and mushrooms
Fourth course: Choice of tiramisu, tartan, and a selection of ice creams and sorbets.

The Grill from Ipanema - Reservations - Dinner Only
Dinner menu is posted on their web site

JR's Stockyards Inn - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu

Juniper Restaurant - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week from August 24th through September 6th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Liberty Tavern - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
For lunch and dinner, Liberty Tavern is offering any 3 courses from their full menu. For dinner you also get a $5 coupon towards your next visit.

Lima Restaurant - Reservations - Dinner Only
Dinner menu

Logan Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Extending Restaurant Week an extra 2 weeks until Sept 13. See their menus here.

M Street Bar and Grill - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch menu
Dinner menu

Marrakesh Palace - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Lunch and Dinner
Crystal City Reservations
F Street Reservations
K Street Reservations
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Mie n Yu - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Morrison-Clark Restaurant - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Napa 1015 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

New Heights - Reservations - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Neyla - Reservations - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Nick's Riverside Grill - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu
1st Course: cup of gazpacho or summer berry salad
2nd Course: grilled salmon, rack of ribs, sauteed shrimp over angel hair or flank steak
3rd Course: chocolate cake or strawberry shortcake

Notti Bianche - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

PassionFish - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Policy - Reservations - Dinner Only
Dinner menus are on their web site.

Poste Brasserie - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Brunch Menu

PS 7's - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending Restaurant Week until Sept 5th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Redwood Restaurant - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Brunch Menu

SEI Restaurant - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Extending restaurant week the entire month of August

Spezie - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Tosca - Reservations - Dinner Only
Tosca offers their full menu for Restaurant Week.

Vermilion - Reservations - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch menu
Dinner menu

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Jul 29, 2009

DC Restaurant Week Summer/August 2009

Restaurant Week The wait is over.  After what seemed like a longer delay than usual, DC Restaurant Week finally announced the dates and participants for their summer installment on Monday.  This time around, we'll be celebrating Restaurant Week from Monday, August 24th through Sunday, August 30th. 

Even in these tough economic times, the list seems to have grown again, even longer than it was for February's winter version.  We count almost 180 participating restaurants, and it's impressive to see that there are some newer restaurants that are already participating (Columbia Firehouse in Old Town won't even be open a month when Restaurant Week comes along).

For those of you new to the D.C. Metro area who are unfamiliar with what DC Restaurant Week is, here's a brief summary. DC Restaurant Week occurs twice a year during the slow restaurant season in the winter (usually January, though this year it was pushed back because of the Presidential inauguration) and the late summer (usually August). During this time, participating restaurants will offer three-course lunches for $20.09 and/or three-course dinners for $35.09. Some restaurants will offer their full menu while others will have a special Restaurant Week menu.

Choosing restaurants to visit can be a difficult decision - where are you going to get the most bang for your buck? 

Certainly there are some restaurants that do Restaurant Week very well and there are others that just plain disappoint. I strongly encourage people to do a search for past DC Restaurant Week posts on this web site (and others, though DC Foodies has been doing this longer than most others) where people have written comments about their experiences at different restaurants when deciding on where to dine. Here are some brief pointers to use when choosing restaurants:

  1. Avoid "special" menus unless you know exactly what the restaurant is offering and it actually sounds interesting to you. Restaurants offering most - or ideally all - of their normal menu are the restaurants to go to, as these are the best deals.
  2. Confirm with the restaurant when making a reservation that they are in fact participating in D.C. Restaurant Week.
  3. When choosing a restaurant, consider whether or not they always have a deal similar to the Restaurant Week offer. For instance, Cafe Atlantico always has a pre-theater prix-fixe menu.  Make sure a $35.09 three-course menu represents real value with respect to the restaurant's usual prices. 
  4. Some restaurants (as you can see in our previous menu lists below) participate in D.C. Restaurant Week for extended periods - sometimes as long as the entire month!  You might want to consider booking reservations at those restaurants outside the main Restaurant Week period. For most participating restaurants, D.C. Restaurant Weeks are the busiest times of the year, so they are likely to be crowded.

To simplify the process for people every six months, the D.C. Foodies writers compile a list of Restaurant Week menus for all of the participating restaurants...we'll be doing it again this time around, though most restaurants don't advertise (or even set) their menus until the week or so before.

For a comprehensive map of the roughly 180 restaurants taking part this time around, check out my post at Capital Spice yesterday.  It might help you find some participants in some of your favorite parts of town (or in places you've been meaning to explore).

Take a look back at some of our previous posts while we start collecting menus from the participating restaurants.  This year we'll be posting updates every few days as we get closer, so keep checking in to see if your restaurants have revealed their plans!

Past Restaurant Weeks:

Winter 2009 Menus
Summer 2008 Menus

January 2008 Menus
August 2007 Menus

January 2007 Menus
August 2006 Menus
January 2006 Menus
August 2005 Menus
January 2005 Menus

If you have any additional questions about Restaurant Week or participating restaurants, don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below or email us at your convenience.

Enjoy!

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Feb 22, 2009

Restaurant Week - Wait, There's More!

Restaurant Week Phew!

Another Restaurant Week has come and gone.  As always, there were winners - restaurants that really took the opportunity to show off what they have to offer all year round - and losers - those whose treated it as more of a burden or, worse, barely gave it a thought.

If you were out of town, busy, or just forgot, you may be thinking that you missed your chance to take advantage of those great Restaurant Week deals - $35.09 dinners and $20.09 lunches.  But we wanted to remind you that you've still got more than 30 options this week, if you want to make up for lost time (or a bad experience last week).

For reminders of what these restaurants are offering, check back at our original post.  And for reservations (much more readily available than they were last week) through OpenTable, click on the restaurant names.  No link means no OpenTable participation.

Enjoy this chance to end February on a culinary high note!

Restaurants Offering Extended Restaurant Week deals:
1789
701
Adour
Agraria
Ardeo
BlackSalt
Bombay Club
Cafe Atlantico
Cafe Bonaparte (extending to March 8)
Circle Bistro
Dino
Domaso
Farrah Olivia
Georgia Brown's
Grillfish
Hook (only available at lunch per JR)
Il Mulino
IndeBleu - (their extension dinner menu is $29.09, even cheaper than during Restaurant Week!)
Jackson 20
Jaleo - Bethesda, Crystal City, Downtown
La Tomate
Nage (Extending until March 1st)
New Heights (2 weeks)
Oval Room
Overwood
Oyamel
Perry's
Petit Plats
Prime Rib
PS7's
Rasika
Urbana
Vermillion
Willow
Zaytinya
Zola

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