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DC Restaurant Week - The Master List

For info about the most recent DC Restaurant Week go here.

If you don't know already, Restaurant Week is August 1st through the 7th. Lunch is $20.05 and Dinner is $30.05. Below is THE LIST of participating D.C. Restaurant Week restaurants and what they'll be offering on their menus that week. I'm calling around to each and every one of , and as I get information from them I'll fill in this list. Usually, I'm not done until the week before, because many restaurants don't finalize their menus until then.

I'm going to hold off on my recommendations until I know a little more about what each place is offering. But I can tell you that I will be leaning towards Corduroy and 1789 because they usually offer their full menu.

AS USUAL, MAKE SURE YOU CONFIRM WITH EACH RESTAURANT WHEN YOU MAKE THE RESERVATION THAT THEY ARE PARTICIPATING IN RESTAURANT WEEK. MAKE SURE YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS AS WELL BECAUSE THE RESTAURANTS THAT PARTICIPATE, ARE USUALLY PRETTY BUSY, EVEN DURING THE WEEK.

So here it is, THE LIST for Restaurant Week 2005.

A B C D F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V Z

14 K Restaurant & Lounge
Lunch and Dinner
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
14th & K Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 218-7533

1789
Dinner
I believe, like in past Restaurant Weeks, 1789 is offering their full menu. I still need to call to confirm this though. CONFIRMED. I plan to finally try out 1789 this Restaurant Week -- All I can say is it's about time! FYI. Jackets are required for men. No jumpsuits or jeans for ladies.
1226 36th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-1789

15 ria
Lunch and Dinner

Washington Terrace Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 742-0015

701 Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
First Course

  • Daily Soup
  • Roasted Eggplant -- with Capanota and Vidalia Onion Compote
  • Tomato Salad -- with Arugula, aged Goat Cheese and Asparagus Veloute
  • Diver Scallops -- with puree of Fava bean, Corn and smoked Bacon

Lunch Second Course

  • Grilled Shenandoah Trout -- with smoked Potato Salad and Baby Tomato Compote, Basil Oil
  • Pan Roasted Monkfish -- with Chowder Sauce, Baby Clam and Potato
  • Fusille Pasta -- with Chanterelles, English Peas and Sweet Garlic Bread Crumbs
  • Scaloppini of Veal -- Cauliflower, Golden Raisins, Hazelnuts, Capers and Veal Jus            

Desserts

  • Sorbet and Berries
  • Berry Tartlett with Creme Fraiche
  • Raspberry and Mango Mousse
  • Chocolate Banana Praline Crunch

Dinner
First Course

  • Artichoke Soup -- with Chive Oil
  • Organic Salad -- with Vanilla-Vidalia compote, Goat Cheese mousse and Peach vinaigrette
  • Asparagus and Tomato Salad -- with aged Goat Cheese and Asparagus veloute
  • Braised Octopus -- with grilled Tomato and Chorizo sausage

Second Course

  • Hawaiian Butterfish -- with ragout of young Garden Vegetables, grilled Polenta and Parsinp broth
  • Tempura of Soft Shell Crab -- with spiced Carrot-Ginger broth, Pea Shoots, Daikon and Enoki Salad
  • Guinea Hen -- with braised Savoy Cabbage, Red Onion marmalade and Pommery Mustard, Merlot essence
  • Roast Rack Pork Chop -- with Fig and Onion compote, Port reduction
  • Vegetarian Potato Gnocchi -- with French Green Beans, Red Pepper, Shallots, Spinach and Basil

Desserts

  • Sorbet and Berries
  • Raspberry and Mango Mousse
  • Chocolate Banana Praline Crunch
  • Cold Lemon Souffle with Guava

701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-0701

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Agua Ardiente
Lunch and Dinner
1250 24th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 833-8500

American "Sea" Grill
Lunch and Dinner
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 646-4433

Andale
Lunch and Dinner
401 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-3133

Ardeo/Bardeo
Dinner
No word from Ardeo yet. Ardeo and Bardeo will be offering their entire menu for Restaurant Week diners. They will also be extending the Restaurant Week deal through the 14th, so if you want to avoid the crowds, you can go the week after the official Restaurant Week is over. You can read about my trips to Bardeo back in Sept 2004.
3309-3311 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6750

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B. Smith's - Union Station
Lunch and Dinner
50 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 289-6188

Bangkok Joe's
Lunch and Dinner
3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4422

Belga Cafe
Lunch and Dinner
Another restaurant I plan to try. I've read a lot of mixed things about Belga Cafe at eGullet and Donrockwell.com. I'm sure it'll be interesting. There's no word on what their menu will look like yet.
514 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-0100

Bistro Bis
Lunch and Dinner
Hotel George
Bisto Bis offers a very extensive menu for Restaurant Week. You can find the menus for lunch and dinner here.
15 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 661-2700

Bistro Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
4021 South 28th Street
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 379-0300
   

Bistro d'OC
Lunch and Dinner
518 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-5444

Blackie's
Lunch and Dinner
1217 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 333-1100

Bobby Van's Steak House
Lunch and Dinner
809 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 589-0060

The Bombay Club
Lunch and Dinner
This is one of the few Indian Restaurants in D.C. that I have yet to visit -- most probably because a jacket is required. There's no better time to try a restaurant for the first time than during Restaurant Week!
815 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 659-3727

Butterfield 9
Lunch and Dinner
600 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-8810
   

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Cabanas
Lunch and Dinner
3050 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-4242

Café 15 - Sofitel Lafayette Square
Lunch and Dinner
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 730-8800


Café Atlantico
Lunch and Dinner
405 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-0812


Café Bonaparte
Dinner
I walk past this place on the way to GTown all the time. Maybe it's time I try it...
1522 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-8830

Café Citron
Lunch and Dinner
1343 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-8844

Café Mozu
Lunch and Dinner
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 787-6868

Café Promenade
Dinner
Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-2233

Café Soleil
Lunch and Dinner
839 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 974-4260

The Capital Grille
Lunch
601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-6200

The Caucus Room
Lunch and Dinner
Appetizers

  • Cream of Cauliflower Soup with toasted pine nuts & Italian parsley
  • Marinated Mozzarella, Tomato & Arugula Salad with aged balsamic dressing

Entrees

  • Beef Tenderloin with asparagus & potato puree, red wine sauce with mushrooms
  • Asian Roasted Pork with Basmati rice & sauteed bok choy
  • Rainbow Trout with summer vegetable medley, Virginia ham & lemon verbena sauce

Desserts

  • Warm Pear Tart with creme anglaise
  • Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse with edible chocolate tulip

Wine
By the Glass $5.05
By the bottle $20.05

401 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-1300

Ceiba Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
Ceiba, TenPehn and DC Coast always offer a good majority of their menu during Restaurant Week. My first time eating at Ceiba was during Restaurant Week in August 2004 and my wife and I had a very good meal there. Ceiba is probably one of the better restaurants on the Restaurant Week line up this August -- I'd definitely recommend trying it. Ceiba's web site can be found here.
701 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-3983

Charlie Palmer Steak
Lunch
101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 547-8100

Chef Geoff's
Lunch and Dinner
Read about my experience at Chef Geoff's. Chef Geoff's, in the past, has offered their full menu. Check out their latest menu on their web site: www.chefgeoff.com.
3201 New Mexico Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 464-4461

Chef Geoff's Downtown
Lunch and Dinner
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 237-7800

Circle Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
One Washington Circle Hotel
One Washington Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 293-5390

Clyde's of Georgetown
Dinner
3236 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-9180

Coeur de Lion
Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
Appetizers

  • Salad of Virginia Baby Lettuces --Spring Leeks, Mushrooms, and Organic Grape Tomatoes, Three Vinegar’s and Three Oils
  • Onion Soup “Coeur de Lion Style” -- Caramelized Sweet Onions simmered in Red and White wines, finished with veal stock and topped with baguette and Raclet Cheese
  • Southern Fried Oysters -- Served with Warm Tomatoes, Watercress and Charred Onion Buerre blanc

Entrees

  • Classic Caesar Salad with Maryland Crabcake -- Organic Baby Romaine, White Anchovies, Ciabatta Croutons, Shaved Parmesan and Marinated Grape Tomatoes and Henley Park Caesar Dressing
  • Steak and Frits -- Iron Seared Orange and Truffle Marinated Chuck Steak and Fried Heirloom Potatoes
  • Grilled Organic farm Raised Salmon -- Shittake Rice, Wilted Greens and Madere’ Glaze

Dessert

  • Peggy’s Fresh White Peach Shortcakes -- Laced with Barbados Rum

Dinner
Appetizers

  • Oysters “Washington” -- Chesapeake Bay oysters stuffed with Blue Crab and English Cheddar
  • Salad of Virginia Baby Lettuces -- Spring Leeks, Mushrooms, and Organic Grape Tomatoes, Three Vinegar’s and Three Oils

Entrees

  • Maryland Crab Cakes -- Asparagus-Mushroom Hash, and Garlic Butter, New Potato Frits
  • Organic Farm Raised Salmon -- Citrus Marinated and Quick Roasted, Braised Pea Shoots and Wild Rice Pancake
  • Breast of Organic Pennsylvania Chicken -- Special Roast, with Cippolinni Onions, New Potatoes and Summer Vegetables, Natural Pan Gravy
  • Boneless Angus Short Rib -- Braised in Truffle and Orange, Heirloom Potatoes and Summer Greens

Dessert

  • Fresh Fruit in Meringue Shell -- Syrup of Viogner
  • Lemon Brulee -- Watermelon Spritzer

Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 414-0500

Colvin Run Tavern
Lunch and Dinner
I'll be posting the menu soon. Last restaurant week, Colvin Run Tavern had a very extensive menu.
8045 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 356-9500

Corduroy
Lunch and Dinner
Corduroy is always a great choice for Restaurant Week since they offer their full menu and their food is some of the best in D.C. Tom Power changes the menu quite often depending on what's fresh and in season, but my inside source gave me a few hints on what might the seasonal items might be on the menu that week:
Crispy Blue fish with Spicy Tomato Marmalade
Barnegeat Light Sea Scallop Tartare with Salmon Roe
Le Bocage Farm Tomato Salad
Charred Le Bocage Farm Tomato Soup
Crispy Black Grouper with Local Corn and Chantrelles

You can also expect a small surcharge for some of the more expensive items on the menu, like the Sunnyside Farms Strip Steak. You can read what I wrote about Corduroy In April. I also went to Corduroy last Restaurant Week in January, and now it's one of my favorite restaurants.
1201 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 589-0699

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David Greggory Restaurant/Lounge
Lunch and Dinner
2030 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-8700

DC Coast
Lunch and Dinner
DCCoast works very similar to Ceiba and Tenpehn. They all offer a very large subset of their menus. Check out their menu at DCCoast.com. If you can order the whole crispy striped bass, I'd recommend it. 1401 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 216-5988

Dino
Dinner
Dino's Web Site. Just look at that menu people! The full menu will be available and you can choose any three courses, but there are a few restrictions: only have
one secondo per person; only piccolo on the salumi plates; 3 selection Formaggi plate only. CORRECTION. Dean emailed me yesterday (7/31) and informed me that they were not going to be able to offer the full menu at Dino during Restaurant Week. They will have a pretty decent selection of their dishes, but the lasagnette and whole fish will be missing, as well as the octopus salad.
3435 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 686-2966
   

Dish
Lunch and Dinner
The River Inn
924 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 338-8707

District Chophouse & Brewery
Lunch and Dinner
509 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-3434

Dupont Grill
Lunch and Dinner
Jury's Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 939-9596

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Fahrenheit Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
3100 South Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 912-4110

Federalist
Lunch and Dinner
The Madison Hotel
1177 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 587-2641

Filomena Ristorante
Lunch and Dinner
1063 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-8800

Fin
Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
Appetizer

  • Seared Sesame Crusted Tuna Carpaccio -- Served rare and topped with a Jalapeno-Mango Relish, and drizzled with a zesty Ginger-Lime Creme Fraiche
  • Orange Marinated Feta Salad -- Orange-infused Feta Cheese perched atop Baby Field Greens tossed in a Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette, with Crisp Apple Wedges, Shaved Red Onion and Spiced Walnuts

Entree

  • Cornmeal Encrusted Soft Shell Crab -- Fried golden and served over savory Rice Pilaf, finished with a Sweet Pepper Chutney
  • Cumin Dusted Sauteed Bay Scallops -- Served over a pool of Patrone Anejo Spiked Gazpacho with Saffron Scented Rice and Lime Pickled Bell Pepper Slaw

Dessert

  • Flan with a delicate balance of Goat Cheese Crumbles, Cracked Black Pepper and Shaved Golden Pineapple


Dinner
Appetizer

  • Seared Sesame Crusted Tuna Carpaccio -- Served rare and topped with a Jalapeno-Mango Relish, and drizzled with a zesty Ginger-Lime Creme Fraiche
  • Orange Marinated Feta Salad -- Orange-infused Feta Cheese perched atop Baby Field Greens tossed in a Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette, with Crisp Apple Wedges, Shaved Red Onion and Spiced Walnuts

Entree

  • Cornmeal Encrusted Soft Shell Crab -- Fried golden and served over savory Rice Pilar, finished with a Sweet Pepper Chutney
  • Herb & Sea Salt Rubbed Prime Rib -- Accompanied by Crab Fritters, a trio of Cilantro Tossed Peruvian Purple, Red Bliss and Fingerling Potatoes, Oak Grilled Asparagus and a dollop of Wasabi-Horseradish Crema
  • Cumin Dusted Sauteed Bay Scallops -- Served over a pool of Patrone Anejo Spiked Gazpacho with Saffron Scented Rice and Lime Pickled Bell Pepper Slaw

Dessert

  • Flan with a delicate balance of Goat Cheese Crumbles, Cracked Black Pepper and Shaved Golden Pineapple

1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-4430

Finemondo Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
1319 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-3100

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Dinner
1960A Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 442-8384

Fourth Estate at the National Press Club
Lunch and Dinner
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
(202) 662-7638

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Galileo
Lunch and Dinner
Galileo's full menu is available and you'll be able to design a 3-course menu from it. Their menu changes quite frequently because Roberto Donna likes to use fresh ingredients in his dishes, so they wont have the exact menu until a week before. A few of the more expensive items might have a surcharge on them. Check out the Galileo web site at www.galileodc.com.
1110 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-7191

Garrett's Restaurant
Dinner
3003 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-1033

Georgia Brown's
Dinner
Appetizers

  • Country Greens Salad - with Chevre Medallions complemented by Marinated Red Onions, Vine-Ripened Tomato and Warm Apple Cider-Smoked Bacon Dressing
  • Fried Shrimp and "Mississippi Caviar" - Golden Lightly Battered Shrimp on a bed of Country Ham and Black-Eyed Pea Relish, Finished with a Zip Zap of Lemon-Cayenne Mayonnaise

Entrees

  • Redeye Rubbed Flat Iron Steak - Grilled to Your Liking and Smothered with Baked Vidalia Sweet Onions, accompanied by a Leek Woven Tumbleweed of Matchstick Potatoes, Creamed Spinach and Bourbon Enhanced Demi Glace
  • Creole Shellfish Skillet - Shrimp, Scallops and Crawfish Sauteed with Tasso Ham, Chilies and Ripe Tomato, served over Velvety English Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Dessert

  • Pecan Molasses Bundt Cake - with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Bourbon Glaze

950 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-4499

The Grill
Lunch and Dinner
Ritz-Carlton - Washington, DC
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-5556

The Grill
Lunch and Dinner
Ritz-Carlton - Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 412-2762

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H2O
Lunch and Dinner
800 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 484-6300
    

Harry's Tap Room
Lunch and Dinner
2800 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 778-7788

Heritage India Brasserie & Lounge
Lunch and Dinner
You can read about my trips to Heritage India here. Also, Heritage India's web site can be found at www.heritageindia.biz. It looks like the Conn. Ave location is the only location participating this August. Heritage India isn't offering their full menu. You get one choice from each section. I, personally would order the Pav Bhaji, Bhel Puri, Vindaloo, or Shahi Tukra. Here's what it looks like:

Starters

  • Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kebab and Pav Bhaji - Grilled cubes of chicken in yogurt and saffron, minced lamb rolls and chopped vegetables drowned in fresh herbs and butter served with a chuck of 'pav'
  • Golgappas/Aloo Tikki/Parmasan Nan with Black Bean Hummus - Puffed hollow crackers stuffed with potatoes and chick peas dunked in a tangy tamarind sauce/mashed potato cakes with chutney/Indian flatbread topped with parmesan cheese and served with hummus
  • Polenta Cake with Oriental Chicken/Bhel Puri/Samosa - Soft polenta cake served with oriental spicy chicken/puffed rice, potato, cilantro and chick peas served with a tangy sauce/patties stuffed with potatoes and peas

Entrees

  • Mixed Tandoori Grilled Platter served with Black Lentils - An assortment of grilled meats
  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Palak Makai - Charbroiled cubes of chicken in an onion tomato sauce flavored with fenugreek/creamy spinach and corn with fresh herbs
  • Lamb Vindaloo or Yakhani Gosht with Navrattan Korma - Spicy lamb curry with vinegar and hot peppers or Lamb in yogurt sauce with a mild mixed vegetable curry

Desserts

  • Shahi Tukra - Rich Indian bread pudding
  • Kulfi - Indian ice cream
  • Gajjar Halva - Carrot Pudding

1337 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-1414

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i Ricchi
Lunch and Dinner
1220 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 835-2021

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J.R.'s Stockyards Inn
Lunch and Dinner
8130 Watson Street
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 893-3390

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Kaz Sushi Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
1915 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 530-5500

Kinkead's
Lunch
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 296-7700

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La Chaumiere
Lunch and Dinner
2813 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-1784

La Tasca
Lunch and Dinner
722 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-9190

The Landmark Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
2430 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 955-3863

Luigino
Lunch and Dinner
1100 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 371-0590

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M&S Grill
Dinner
600 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-1500

McCormick & Schmick's
Dinner
1652 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 861-2233

McCormick & Schmick's
Lunch and Dinner
901 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 639-9330

Melting Pot of DC
Dinner
1220 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 857-0777

Melting Pot of VA
Dinner
1110 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-4490

Mezza 9
Lunch and Dinner
Hyatt Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 276-8999

Mie N Yu
Dinner
Starters

  • Wild Mushroom & Crab Soup - cinnamon caps, hon shimeji, king oysters, shiitake, crab dumplings, shrimp broth
  • Seared Sea Scallops - ginger avocado relish, toasted coconut
  • Lacquered Duck Spring Rolls - micro cilantro, spring onions, hoisin sauce
  • Boston Baby Bibb - walnuts, oranges, Bayley Hazen blue, aged sherry vinaigrette
  • Green Mango Salad - haricot verts, caramelized onions, micro greens,soy ginger vinaigrette
  • Grilled Hearts of Romaine - sun-dried peppers, wonton crisps, fried egg, miso caesar dressing

Entrees

  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake -- seared, fresh horseradish sauce, roasted corn & tomato salad,Okinawan sweet potatoes
  • Barbecue Lamb Shank -- braised, lavender cardamom sauce, mint couscous
  • Red Curry Scallops -- seared, tomatoes, okra, rainbow Swiss chard
  • Honey Orange Glazed Duck Breast -- seared, ginger soba noodles, baby bok choy, stir fried vegetables, orange hoisin broth
  • Chef’s Special #9 -- vegetarian steamer basket, dim sum, tofu, teriyaki vegetable skewer, black sticky rice, dipping sauces
  • Five Spice Wild Salmon -- seared, Szechwan black bean sauce, daikon carrot salad, aged soy caramel

Additional Fees

  • Sake Veal Cheeks -- braised, edamame succotash, lemongrass broth
  • Miso Marinated Halibut -- seared, spinach, black sticky rice, carrot ginger sauce

Dessert

  • Choice of Sorbet or Ice Cream -- choose from the day's selection of refreshing sorbets and ice creams

Lunch
Starters

  • Venetian White Bean Soup -- roasted red pepper coulis
  • Peanut Crusted Shrimp -- with a green mango salad
  • Thai Pu Pu Grille -- Korean barbecued ribs, shrimp dumplings, beef satays, tempura vegetables, roasted pineapple sweet chili sauce
  • Banana Pesto Hummus -- with naan, papadam & fried plantains

Entrees

  • Grilled Calamari Salad -- grilled calamari, caramelized Vidalia onions, cured black olives, roasted peppers, arugula, spicy tomato vinaigrette
  • Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps -- tender shredded veal & vegetables served with sweet & spicy soy dipping sauce
  • Seared Wasabi Crusted Tuna -- wasabi vinaigrette, bell peppers, carrots, napa cabbage, wonton crisps
  • Cuban Pork Sandwich -- slow-roasted pork on grilled ciabatta bread with a citrus mojo, sour pickles and jalapenos served with potato fries
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake -- on sesame challah bread with remoulade sauce served with potato fries

Desserts

  • Coconut Crème Caramel
  • Mango Sticky Rice
  • Ice Cream or Sorbet

3125 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-6122

Mimi's American Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
2120 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 464-6464

Monocle on Capitol Hill
Dinner
107 D Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-4488

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New Heights
Lunch and Dinner
2317 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 234-4110

Neyla
Dinner
3206 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-6353

Nick's Riverside Grille
Lunch and Dinner
3050 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-3535

Notti Bianche - GWU Inn
Lunch and Dinner
Notti Bianche is going to be offering their full menu with some upcharges for certain items. They will also be offering a discounted wine pairing menu.
824 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 298-8085

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Oakville Grille & Wine Bar
Lunch and Dinner
10257 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 897-8400

Occidental Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
1475 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-1475

Oceanaire Seafood Room
Dinner
1201 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-2277

Old Ebbitt Grill
Dinner
675 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-4800

Ortanique
Dinner
730 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-0975

The Oval Room
Lunch and Dinner
800 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 463-8700

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Palette Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
15th & M Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 587-2700

Perry's Restaurant
Dinner
1811 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6218

Pesce Trattoria
Lunch and Dinner
2016 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 466-3474

Petits Plats
Lunch and Dinner
Petits Plats will be extending their Restaurant Week offering through the 14th for another week.
2653 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 518-0018

Poste Brasserie
Lunch and Dinner
Hotel Monaco
555 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-6060

Potowmack Landing
Lunch and Dinner
One Marina Drive
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-0001

Primi Piatti
Lunch and Dinner
Starters (you get both)

  • Capellini with mixed vegetables and tomato sauce
  • Arugula salad with parmigiano and lemon dressing


Second Course (choice of)

  • Pan roasted salmon filet served over a bed of artichoke bottom, Jerusalem artichoke and spinach with warm vincotto vinaigrette
  • Grilled chicken breast with rosemary sauce and mixed vegetable
  • Pork tenderloin stuffed with sun-dried figs, gorgonzola cheese and fennel seeds, baked with white wine

Dolce (choice of)

  • Tiramisu
  • Sorbet

2013 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 223-3600

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Red Sage
Lunch and Dinner
Red Sage usually offers their full menu for Restaurant Week, and this August is no exception. I've only eaten at the Red Sage Cafe and not the much nicer full restaurant downstairs. (You can read what I've written about Red Sage Cafe or check out the Red Sage web site at www.redsage.com for the latest menus.)
605 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-4444

Restaurant Kolumbia
Lunch and Dinner
1801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-5551

The Rockfish
Lunch and Dinner
400 6th Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 267-1800

Rosa Mexicano
Lunch and Dinner
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-5522

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Sam & Harry's
Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
First Course

  • chilled, vine-ripened tomato soup with basil and parmesan croutons
  • asparagus, proscuitto, and roast red peppers with field greens and herb vinaigrette

Entree

  • grilled scallop nicoise salad
  • roasted breast of chicken with rosemary and garlic  potatoes
  • beef tenderloin medallions with arugula, grapes, red onion, and chianti compote

Dessert

  • passion fruit sorbet
  • butterscotch pecan pie

Dinner
First Course

  • A chilled soup of charred vine-ripened tomatoes, with basil and Parmesan croutons
  • Asparagus, prosciutto and roasted red peppers with mixed field greens & herbed vinaigrette

Entree Course

  • Grilled Salmon Filet with wilted spinach, cannolini beans & lemon butter sauce
  • Roasted Breast of Chicken with rosemary, garlic potatoes and chicken jus
  • Filet Mignon (8 oz.) with sauce bearnaise

Dessert Course

  • Passion Fruit Sorbet with fresh berry coulis
  • Butterscotch pecan pie with whipped cream

1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-4333

Sea Catch
Lunch and Dinner
1054 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-8855

Season's Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-0444

Sesto Senso Ristorante
Lunch and Dinner
1214 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-9525

Smith & Wollensky
Lunch and Dinner
1112 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-1100

Spezie Ristorante Italiano
Lunch and Dinner
I haven't been able to get in contact with Spezie yet, but you can read about my experiences there: 1, 2, 3. Spezie still remains my favorite Italian place in D.C.
1736 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-0777

St. Regis Restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel
Lunch
923 16th & K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 879-6900

Sushi Ko
Lunch and Dinner
2309 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4187

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The Tabard Inn
Lunch and Dinner
I visited Tabard Inn for the first time back at the last Restaurant Week in January.
1739 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-1277

Taberna del Alabardero
Lunch and Dinner
1776 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 429-2200

Teatro Goldoni
Lunch and Dinner
1909 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 955-9494

TenPenh Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-4500

Tivoli Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
1700 N. Moore Street
Rosslyn, VA 22209
(703) 524-8900

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place
Lunch and Dinner
3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-4545

Tosca Ristorante
Lunch and Dinner
My recent trip to Tosca... I confirmed that Tosca will be offering their full menu with upcharges for certain items like the foie gras and veal. Update: Here is a link to their menu for Restaurant Week. Lisa from Tosca informed me today (July 29) that even though most of the Open Table reservations are taken, they still have some slots open for phone reservations.
1112 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 367-1990

Tuscana West
Lunch and Dinner
1350 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-7300

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Vidalia
Lunch and Dinner
Vidalia usually offers their full menu for Restaurant Week. Their menus can me found at their web site. I think it's about time that I try Vidalia. I think that every Restaurant Week, I try to go there, but I try to make reservations too late.
1990 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 659-1990

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Zola
Lunch and Dinner
Zola's whole menu will be available for lunch and dinner. For the latest menu, check out Zola's web site at www.zoladc.com.
800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 654-0999

Comments

Debbie

08/05/05-It's not a rumor-Corduroy is definitely extending restaurant week prices through next week. I really encourage people to go there since they will be closing for two weeks for vacation since buisness has been slow-due to their location, I think. They will be closed last week in August and first week in September, I think those were the two Pamela mentioned.

Cheryl T

Had a nice slow dinner at Caucus Room last night. We enjoyed the service given by George, who did a perfect job. We went a little early and had a drink at the bar (I was a little shocked - $9.50 for a bloody mary. Husband had a beer. Price $17 before tip (ouch!)). For dinner we ordered the calamari off the menu. Pleasant surprise - we received the order split on 2 separate plates (without even asking) with a roumalade sauce and lemon. The calamari was light and crisp, some of the best we've had. We asked George for a glass of of white - he came back with a very nice house Sauvignon Blanc. We also had a bread basket he keep full for us with a white baquette but also with this delicious fig and pine nut bread. For dinner I had the tomato/mozarella salad, and the beef tenderloin with potato puree and asparagus, cooked to order perfectly. Michael had the tomato salad and the Asian pork with basmati rice and bok choy. He said it was wonderful. George told us this entree is normally only offered at lunch time which is a shame because it was very tasty. We decided to go with the Managers Choice wine - they offered $20 bottles of wine as a RW special. We went with the red, a sangiovese and it wasn't too bad for the price (can't complain!). For dessert, Michael had the pear tart, which George suggested he accompany with a glass of port, which my husband enjoyed, and I had coffee and the chocolate mousse served in a chocolate tulip with raspberries and raspberry sauce. It was so good, but chocolate overload, I couldn't eat it all! The manager, Isabelle, is a sweetheart. She checked on us once or twice to see how we were enjoying our meal. We were very pleased with the meal and service and I couldn't believe our check only came out to $137. I feel we got a great bargain for RW. We look forward to coming back - Isabelle said if we wanted to, she could set up something fun for us to do for dinner next time. George did a great job of pacing the meal - as I've said in my other 2 reviews my husband and I love to eat slowly. We were there for 4 1/2 hours including our time at the bar. Excellent experience. Ask for Geprge, he'll take care of you.

holly

i just had to cancel my Teatro Goldoni reservation for tonight and when i did i noticed there was a new disclaimer on my OpenTable reservation saying that my reservation was not for RW. it was, and used to be, this claim was new as i had yet to see it. just a heads up!

RWrocks

Went to Sam and Harry's last night. The boyfriend and I rarely do "fancy" so we RW is great for us to try it out. The meal was absolutely incredible, except for my chilled tomato soup which tasted like cold but well spiced ragu. it was too thick and very filling. His filet mingon and my chicken were to die for though, as were the deserts of sorbet and pecan pie. Despite the price, our waiter was a delight and we would certainly go back for a special occasion!

Jean Williams

Re DIRONA

Just found out about it at my Bombay Club RW lunch. Called a couple of the places and they DO know about it now. The prices vary widely. Equinox - which is NOT doing RW this summer - is priced at $70 per person. The menu is up on their website. The Bombay Club and The Oval Room are closer in-line to RW prices - $32 and $36 respectively. They are consistently good - and since they are in my work neighborhood - are always on my RW lunch list. So now I can try them for dinner through DIRONA.

BTW Cafe Mozu at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is extending its RW through NEXT WEEK (Aug 8-12). You can still get a reservation and they will email you a menu.

Kristi

First, great site and comments. Too bad I didn't find it until Friday.

Second, I wanted to comment on questions about tips during restaurant week. I generally tip based on the service. If it's "RW" service (treat you like a 2nd rate customer -- not very attentive, they make comments about ordering off the RW menu, etc.), I give 15-20% on the RW total. If I get the type of service I would expect during would non-RW times, I give about 15-20%+ of the non-RW total (which way I lean depends on how much alcohol was included in the total). I don't want servers to take a hit during RW, but I also want to be treated with some respect. A minimum of $40+ per person (dinner + 1 beverage) is still a bit to spend on a meal (at least for someone in my income bracket) and I want to be treated accordingly. Let me really "experience" a restaurant and I'm more likely to come back again (as I have with Vidalia & Oceanaire).

Third, past & present RW experiences:

2003
Vidalia (dinner) - very good/excellent -- limited menu but with enough options to satifsy almost everyone, great service, etc.

2004
Galielo (dinner) - okay -- sure they give you the "full menu" but with incredibly small portions and only okay flavor, and service was horrible (classic 2nd class citizen style).
701 (lunch) - okay -- limited menu, service & food were fine but I don't know who would pay their full prices
Ten Penh (lunch) - excellent -- nice options and wonderful flavors and service/timing (didn't rush us but also didn't force us to have a 2+ hour lunch because they were running behind)

2005
Oceanaire (dinner) - very good -- wonderful service, limited menu but a number of options w/great appetizers and desserts, do expect to pay significantly more than $30 as all sides for entrees are regular price a la carte and you'll want to get some raw oysters (not an appetizer option)
David Gregory (dinner) - very good/excellent -- full menu (upcharge for a few entrees) and full size (almost too big) portions, mushroom croquettes, truffle essence pizza, pork chop, and venison were all excellent, service was good but not great (I think it was more that our waitress was a bit ditzy than a RW-related thing...although all tap beers were not working - ugh!)
Bistro Bis (lunch) - okay/poor -- most limited menu imaginable (2 options for each course and NO vegetarian entree option), fairly unimaginative and unfavorful offerings, plus service was horrible (treated like 2nd rate citizen, plus server had 9 tables in his station, so it felt just like service at a Denny's) -- I now work just a few blocks from here and I won't be heading there for any business lunches.

Let's hope Corduroy lives up to the hype....

mary

Went to Oya last night and I was very happily surprised. Our RW dinner lasted 3 1/2 hours and our waiter was great. I recommend the tuna app, the steak dinner, and the bread pudding. The drinks are EXPENSIVE, but are worth the splurge.

Michael

Went to IndeBleu last week and was unpleasantly surprised to find only one option on the menu for each course. This forced my wife off the regular menu to get a true sampling of their cuisine, which was quite good. Unless you are fond of chicken-in-a-pot or watermelon salad, I would steer clear of IndeBleu during Restaurant Week. It was kind of pathetic to look around the restaurant and see everyone eating the same thing. I felt bad for people who were paying to order the same thing and were unable to sample other choices off the menu. I also thought it was kind of rude for IndeBleu to dictate the food choice. Perhaps next time IndeBleu should not participate in Resturant Week in the future if this is all they have to offer. Where's the spirit?

sarah

Went to 21P tonight since they extended the RW. Great great restaurant. Not only do we have all the menu choices (except rack of lamb and cheeses for dessert), we also had exceptional and very special dishes. The appetizers were spectacular. We got tuna tartare, curry scallops and veal cheeks. All very great!! The entrees were quite good as well; the striploin is so-so, the seabass has a very distinct flavor and the duck was just great, except my friends thought it was hard to chew, but I loved it nevertheless. For desserts, we got the pot de creme with white chocolate mouse, creme brulee, and chocolate flourless cake. They were all good, but of course, like their dishes, they could be more unoriginal. However, overall, it's great. I personally think it's better than Corduroy and I highly recommend it.

Cory

Whats 21P restaurant?

M

Went to Corduroy Sat for the extended RW and was very happy. Dining companion and I had Vidalia Onion Soubise (aka soup) and Tomato Salad apps both v. good; lamb with goat cheese ravioli and scallops for entrees, both vv good; and the kit kat and choc souffle for dessert, killed us to try and finish it but was too good not to. Recommend for a nice dinner despite odd location in Sheraton hotel.

sarah

21P is a new contemporary american cuisine on 21 and P street (dupont circle).
www.21prestaurant.com

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