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DC Restaurant Week - Jan 2007

Click here to see the most recent details on the current DC Restaurant Week.

Wow, did the year fly by. I feel like it was just yesterday that I did the post for the last D.C. Restaurant Week and here we are with the New Year right upon us.

D.C. Restaurant Week will be Monday January 8 through Sunday January 14. I confirmed with Washington.org today and their web site should be updated by next week with the full list of participating restaurants, so stay tuned for updates.

I'm hoping to find the time to do my usual recommendations post soon after that comes out, but if you want to make a reservation sooner rather than later, refer to my post from the last D.C. Restaurant Week. Just make sure you check that they are participating again.

Update: The Washington.org site has updated the list of participating restaurants, which is really no different than previous Restaurant Weeks. New restaurants on the list this year include Farrah Olivia, Indigo Landing, Lia's, and PS 7's so you'll probably want to book them first as most people want to try them. Now that the list is up, I'll be updating this post with as many menus as I can track down. Stay tuned...

Update: Below are the restaurants that have their menus posted online or have sent me their menus. As usual, Dino is first on the draw and has sent me their menu.

Dino
Extending Restaurant Week for the entire month of January!

Dinner Only
1st Course: Any antipasto or Small plate or a 3 cheese plate
2nd Course: Any dish
Dessert Course: Any dessert

14K Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
14K's Restaurant Week menu for Lunch and Dinner.

15Ria
Lunch and Dinner
15 Ria has their lunch and dinner menu on their web site.

701 Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner
701 usually posts their Restaurant Week menu on their web site in the events page.

Agua Ardiente
Lunch and Dinner
Restaurant Week menus available on their web site.

Aria Trattoria
Dinner Only
Aria Trattoria's Restaurant Week menu is available here.

Bistro Bis/Vidalia
Lunch and Dinner
Bistro Bis and Vidalia post sample menus here. Call the restaurant for their actual menu.

The Bombay Club
Lunch and Dinner
Bombay Club's web site has their menu posted. Click on events and then Restaurant Week.

Butterfield 9
Lunch and Dinner
Butterfield 9 has extended their Restaurant Week menu an extra week until the 21st. Lunch and Dinner menus are posted on their web site.

Cafe Saint Ex
Dinner Only
St. Ex has a similar deal to D.C. Restaurant Week daily at the restaurant. I imagine, they're just continuing this during Restaurant Week as well. For any three courses on the menu, $28 for before 7 PM, and $32 after. Go here for an example of their menu.

Ceiba. DC Coast, Acadiana, Ten Pehn
Lunch and Dinner
Ceiba, as well as the other restaurants that are part of the Passion Food restaurant group (Acadiana, DC Coast, Ten Pehn) always offer a good majority of their menu during restaurant week. A few things are held off, but the resulting menu usually gives a good feel for what the normal experience is at the restaurant.

Circle Bistro, Dish, Notti Bianche
Lunch and Dinner
Circle Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, and usually offers their full menu for DC Restaurant Week as do it's sister restaurants, Dish and Notti Bianche. The latest copy of their menus can be found here, here, and here.

Colvin Run Tavern
Lunch and Dinner
Colvin Run Tavern is offering the Restaurant Week special for the entire month of January. So if I were someone that wanted to try Colvin Run Tavern, I might skip Restaurant Week, and go later in the month...They usually offer a very significant portion of their regular menu.

Corduroy
Lunch and Dinner
Corduroy always offers their full menu for Restaurant Week with a couple upcharges for the more expensive items. This is definitely a must for the first time Restaurant Week diner. I've always had good experiences at Corduroy during restaurant week.

Farrah Olivia
Lunch and Dinner
Completely Booked on open table intil the 16th. This is where I (and everyone else) wanted to go, but OpenTable has them booked until Jan 16th...Perhaps try calling the restaurant to see if they have any cancellations.

Georgia Browns
Dinner Only
Georgia Browns always posts their Restaurant Week menu on their web site.

Inde Bleu
Lunch and Dinner
Inde Bleu's Restaurant Week menu can be found here.

Kaz Sushi Bistro
Lunch and Dinner
Their Restaurant Week menu is available on their site, fairly limited compared to their normal menu, but it might be worth a try?...

Mie n Yu
Lunch and Dinner
Mie n Yu has extended Restaurant Week until the 21st. Their menu is available here.

New Heights Restaurant
Dinner Only
New Heights has their menu posted on their web site.

Neyla
Dinner Only
Neyla's Restaurant Week Menu is available on their web site.

Obi Sushi
Dinner Only
Check out Obi Sushi's Restaurant Week menu on their web site.

Oya Restaurant & Lounge
Lunch and Dinner
Oya will be extending Restaurant Week throughout January but there's not info on their web site about what they're offering. My hope is it's their full menu because it looks and sounds soooo good.

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

PS 7
Lunch and Dinner
PS 7's lunch and dinner DC Restaurant Week menu.  Their dinner has a bunch of upcharges, but man does it sound yummy! Update: PS 7s has extended DC Restaurant Week the entire month of January.

Restaurant Kolumbia
Lunch and Dinner
Restaurant Kolumbia now has their web site updated with their Restaurant Week menu for lunch and dinner.

Tabard Inn
Lunch and Dinner
I like Tabard in a lot. Their menu is great for taking visiting relatives since it has a wide variety of food to please everyone and it's adventurous at the same time. Tabard Inn usually offers a good portion of their menu for Restaurant Week and I highly recommend it.

Taberna del Alabardero
Lunch and Dinner
Taberna's Restaurant week menu can be found here.

Tosca
Dinner Only
In past Restaurant Weeks, Tosca has always had their full menu available. My suspicion is that they will be doing the same thing this year, but you should call and check.

Viridian
Dinner Only

Viridian usually offers their full menu for Restaurant Week and it's a pretty good deal. Plus, they have a new chef and I'm sure they'll be trying to make a good impression on the new diners. I was pretty surprised at how good the service was at Viridian during the last Restaurant Week.

Wasabi
Lunch and Dinner
Wasabi is offering their full menu for both lunch and dinner. Lunch includes any 5 plates, and dinner includes any 7 plates plus a sake cocktail.

Willow
Lunch and Dinner
Willow is extending Restaurant Week and additional week and offers a wine pairing for $15 additional. There menus are below.

Dinner:
Appetizers

  • Butternut Squash Bisque with Toasted Pepita Seeds and Sage Oil (V)
  • Pear and Walnut Salad with Endive and Blue Cheese (V)
  • Soup Du Jour
  • Miniature Continental Flat Bread with Broccoli Rabe and Imported Salami
  • Potato and Caramelized Onion Ravioli with Seared Shrimp, Bacon and Tomato Broth

Wine Pairing

  • Vanti Bianco, Vino de Tavola, Italy, 2005

Entrees

  • *Herb Crusted Flounder Filet -- Mushroom Agnolotti, Creamy Cauliflower Purée and Warm Truffle Vinaigrette
  • Marinated and Fried Tofu (V) --Potato, olive and Caper Tart, Braised Fennel and a Tomato Basil Broth
  • Willow's Fried Chicken -- Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Swiss Chard and a Spicy Rosemary Dipping  Sauce
  • *Tournedos of Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon -- Potato Tart, Red Wine Mushrooms, Crispy Onion Rings and Beef Jus

Wine Pairing

  • Cahors, Cedre "Heritage", France, 2003

Desserts

  • Pear and Hazelnut Crumble with Danish Cream Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Mouse Pie with a Three Nut Crust
  • Layer Cake of the Day

Wine Pairing

  • Ceron, Chateau L'Oree dr Bel Air, France, 2004 or Jonesy Rare Aged "Port", Australia, NV

Lunch:
Appetizers

  • Butternut Squash Bisque with Toasted Pepita Seeds and Sage Oil (V)
  • Baby Butter Lettuce "Wedge" Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese, Red Onion and Bacon
  • Soup Du Jour
  • Steamed Mussels in a Tomato & Sherry Broth with Picholine Olives, Orzo and Fennel

Wine Pairing

  • Vanti Bianco, Vino de Tavola, Italy, 2005

Entrees

  • Crispy Duck Confit --French Green Lentils and a Wilted Spinach and Apple Wood Smoked Bacon Salad
  • Chicken Milanese with Dijon Crust -- Arugula, Red Onion, Caper Salad with Lemon
  • Beef "Pot Pie" -- Pearl Onions, Potatoes, and Red Wine Sauce in Savory Puff Pastry
  • Toasted Barley and Herb Risotto with Goat's Cheese "Beggar's Purse" (V) --Butter Poached Artichokes, Broccoli Rabe and Basil Oil

Wine Pairing

  • Cahors, Cedre "Heritage", France, 2003

Desserts

  • Pear and Hazelnut Crumble with Danish Cream Ice Cream
  • Lemon Cream Tart with Warm Blackberry Sauce
  • Layer Cake of the Day

Wine Pairing

  • Ceron, Chateau L'Oree dr Bel Air, France, 2004 or Jonesy Rare Aged "Port", Australia, NV

Zengo
Lunch and Dinner
Zengo's Restaurant Week menu is available on their web site.

Comments

Jennifer

Viridian: Blechhh... I was really looking forward to it based on past great RW reviews. Something has changed since then. The menu offerings were excellent, the execution was not. Tasteless risotto accompanying the fist; overcooked pork medallions; sloppy tartare; and what it the world is the tasteless green gunk they serve with their bread? They called it their watercress and something stew. I called it awful.

Maybe the kitchen was just off that night, but I'll be hard pressed to give it another try. Too many other places worth trying in the DC area.

mjsante

Did anyone try out Urbana? Or has anyone eaten there? They've extended their RW but they don't have any menus online.

BTW, Indebleu extended as well. I went last year and enjoyed. Menu: http://www.indebleu.net/WinterRestaurantWeekMenu.pdf

eg

I've eaten at Urbana and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The service was very friendly, not pretentious, and well versed on the food. Creative dishes, interesting decor, fun bar with good wine. I recommend it highly!

erma

Does anyone know of the dates for Restaurant Week this summer? Will it be around the time of past summer's?

Jason

Yes it will. It's always in August and the exact dates won't be announced until July most likely.

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