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DC Restaurant Week Menus for Summer 2007

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Here's all the information that I could find on what everyone is offering during DC Restaurant Week. I'll be updating this as I get more information from restaurants. Let the games begin!

Update:
I thought it would be helpful for everyone if I gave a summary of who was extending the DC Restaurant Week deal to help with making reservations.

Full Month of August and More
Oya - August 1st through Sept 9th

Full Month of August
Ceviche
Dino
Petit Plats (Except no lunch Monday through Friday, the 13th through the 31st)
Pinzimini

Extra 3 Weeks
Farrah Olivia - August 1 through August 26th

Extra 2 Weeks
Butterfield 9 - July 30th through August 19th
Jaleo - August 6th through August 25th
Oyamel - August 6th through August 25th

Zaytinya - August 6th through August 25th

Extra Week
Grillfish - August 6th through August 19th
Il Mulino - August 6th through August 19th
Indebleu - August 6th through August 19th
Merkado - August 6th through August 19th
Mie n Yu - August 6th through August 19th
New Heights - August 6th through August 18th
Posh - August 6th through August 18th
PS 7's - August 6th through August 18th
Ristorante Piccolo - August 6th through the 18th
Tuscana West - August 6th through the 18th
Willow - August 6th through August 19th

DC Restaurant Week Menus

701 Restaurant
701's DC Restaurant Week menu is on their web site. Click on the events link to see the menu.

Acadiana, Ceiba, DC Coast, Ten Penh
The Passion Food restaurants usually offer a good portion of their menu for DC Restaurant Week and I always hear good stories from people that dine there this time of the year, although it's been a while since I've dined at any of them myself. Check their web sites for more detailed information about their menus and hours.

America Restaurant
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Ardeo, Bardeo
Ardeo and Bardeo will be offering their dinner full menu for DC Restaurant Week. See their web site for their current dinner menu and hours.

Aria Trattoria
Dinner menu is here.

Beacon Bar and Grill
Beacon Bar and Fill is offering their full lunch and dinner menus for DC Restaurant Week. Their latest menu's are on their web site.

Bistro 123
Bistro 123's DC Restaurant Week menu is available on their web site.

Bistro 525
DC Restaurant Week menus are available on Bistro 525's web site.

Bistro Bis and Vidialia
Bistro Bis' DC Restaurant Week menu
Vidalia's DC Restaurant Week menu

BLT Steak
Lunch and Dinner menu available here.

Bombay Club
Lunch and Dinner menus for Bombay Club's DC Restaurant Week offering are available on their web site if you can make it through the flash... Click "Enter" on the main screen, then click "Events".

Butterfield 9
Butterfield 9 is offering DC Restaurant Week from July 30th through August 19th!
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Ceviche (Silver Spring)
Ceviche is offering DC Restaurant Week through the entire month of August. Here is the menu they'll have.

Charlie Palmer Steak
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Chef Geoff's and Lia's
Chef Geoff's offers a very large menu for DC Restaurant Week. Here are the lunch and dinner DC Restaurant Week menus for their different locations.
Chef Geoff's Downtown
Chef Geoff's Upper NW

Lia's

Circle Bistro and Notti Bianche
Circle Bistro has always been on of my favorite restaurants in the city, and usually offers their full menu for DC Restaurant Week as is it's sister restaurant, Notti Bianche. The latest copy of their menus can be found on their web sites here and here.

Corduroy
Corduroy always offers their full menu (although I haven't received confirmation of this from anyone at the restaurant, so please call and check before making a reservation) for DC Restaurant Week with a couple up charges for the more expensive items. This is definitely a must for the first time DC Restaurant Week diner. I've always had good experiences at Corduroy during DC Restaurant Week.

Dino
Dino is offering their DC Restaurant Week menu for the full month of August. Yes. The full month! And, Dino's entire menu will be available. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this. If you go on Sunday, Monday or Wednesday, you can take advantage of Dino's Wine Madness which lets you take 1/3 off any wines over $50.

Equinox
Uhm...Equinox is participating in DC Restaurant Week?! This is out the ordinary to say the least. If there are still some available, make your reservation NOW! Menu available here.

Farrah Olivia
Farrah Olivia is offering DC Restaurant Week from August 1st through August 26th! Last DC Restaurant Week, Farrah Olivia offered their entire menu, with a few up charges for some of the more expensive items. Their current menus can be found on their web site.

Filomena
Filomena's DC Restaurant Week menu can be found on their web site.

Georgia Brown's
The DC Restaurant Week menu for dinner at Georgia Brown's is on there web site.

Grillfish
Grillfish is extending DC Restaurant Week for an additional week, but I have not received the menu and I don't know if they're offering their whole menu.

Hook
Hook will be changing their menu almost daily, so don't bet on seeing their menu here. The word is you'll get a choice of 3 entrees, 3 desserts and your choice of any crudo or appetizer for the first course.

I Ricchi
I Ricchi is opening up their entire menu for DC Restaurant Week. I apologize to anyone I mislead about this one. I Ricchi is NOT offering their full menu, but they are offering a partial menu. Click here to see their DC Restaurant Week menu.

Il Mulino
Participating in DC Restaurant Week for the first time in DC, Il Mulino is extending the deal an extra week. Their lunch and dinner menu can be found here.

Indebleu
Extending DC Restaurant Week through August 19th. Their menu is here.

Indique and Indique Heights
Indique is only participating in DC Restaurant for dinner but Indique Heights is participating in Lunch and dinner. Their menu's are here, and here respectively.

Jaleo - Bethesda, Crystal City, Downtown
For DC Restaurant Week, Jaleo is giving you the choice of 1 cold tapa, 1 seasonal tapa, and 1 hot tapa, which isn't exactly the best deal, but their web site says they're extending their offering through the 25th of August.

Kaz Sushi Bistro
Kaz's DC Restaurant Week offering can be found here on their web site.

La Tasca
Every Wednesday, La Tasca offers an unlimited tapas menu. The select menu offers a variety of tapas including dessert and La Tasca is offering for the entire week of DC Restaurant Week. Unlimited sangria will also be available for $10 a person. Here's there menu for the week.

Lima
Lima's dinner menu for DC Restaurant Week can be found here.

Merkado
Merkado is extending DC Restaurant Week for an additional week, but I have not received the menu and I don't know if they're offering their whole menu.

Mie n Yu
DC Restaurant Week menus for Lunch and Dinner available on Mie n Yu's web site. They're also extending their offering through the 19th.

Mio Restaurant
Lunch and Dinner menus are here.

The Monocle Restaurant
Menu's for lunch and dinner are available here and here respectively.

New Heights
The New Heights is extending their Restaurant Week menu through August 18th. Their dinner menu for DC Restaurant Week can be found on their web site.

Oval Room
To find the Oval Room Restaurant Week menu, go to their home page, and click "Events" and then "Restaurant Week".

Oya Restaurant and Lounge
Oya is offering Restaurant Week for an unprecedented August 1st through September 9th. There menu is here.

Oyamel
Like it's sister restaurant, Jaleo, Oyamel is extending Restaurant Week until the 25th. Their menu is not on their web site though.

Perry's
Perry's is offering most of their normal menu with a few surcharges. Although, I went to Perry's last DC Restaurant Week, and I thought that they had cut back on the portion sizes. Hopefully they don't do the same thing this time.

Petit Plats
Petit Plats' lunch and dinner menu for DC Restaurant Week are the same and they're extending the offer through August 25th for the whole month of August. Petit Plats will be closed for lunch Monday through Friday, from the 13th through the 31st of August.

Pinzimini
Entending their DC Restaurant Week offering for lunch and dinner for the entire month of August. Their menu is here.

Posh
Posh has extended DC Restaurant Week through August 18th. They're offering a limited menu which can be found here. Make your reservation now, because they're already on a waiting list for the first week of DC Restaurant Week.

The Prime Rib
Lunch and dinner menus on their web site.

PS 7's
PS 7's is extending DC Restaurant Week through August 18th. They have a very extensive offering and it's worth the trip if you've never been there before. Their menu's are available on their web site here.

Rasika
Rasika's menu for DC Restaurant Week is available on their web site (if you can stomach it). Click on "Events".

Ristorante Piccolo
Also, extending DC Restaurant Week and additional week for lunch and dinner. Their DC Restaurant Week menu is located here.

Ristorante Tosca
In past DC Restaurant Weeks, Tosca has offered their full menu and is a very good deal when you consider their normal prices. I haven't received confirmation that they are doing the same thing this summer, so call and confirm before making your reservation.

Rosa Mexicano
Rosa Mexicano's lunch and dinner menu is available here.

Taberna del Alabardero
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Tuscana West
Tuscana West has extended DC Restaurant Week for an additional week. Here is their Restaurant Week Menu.

Vegetate
Dinner Appetizers
Spiced Mushroom Walnut Pate with braised and grilled cabage & truffle oil
Heirloom Tomato and Baby Fennel Ceviche with cumin roasted blue potatoes
Trio of Grilled Summer Melon with housemade green curry, basil & pepitas

Dinner Entrees
Roasted Corn, Avocado and Black Beans on a corn grit crust with herb salad & chipotle oil
Saute of Summer Squashes and Asian Greens in a cashew cream sauce with edamame & sage
Sesame Crusted Quinoa and Wild Rice Cakes with shiitake mushroom ragout & wilted greens

Dinner Desserts
Bergamot Basil Coconut Bars with sesame & gelato
Dark Chocolate Torte with ancho chiles, coriander oil & gingered peach sorbet
Blue Corn Biscuit and Seasonal Fruit with rosemary cardamom infused coconut milk

Willow
Willow is extending their DC Restaurant Week offer for another week plus they have a special wine tasting for an additiona $15. Here's the menu they'll be offering.

Zaytinya
Like Oyamel and Jaleo, Zaytinya is extending DC Restaurant Week through the 25th of August. Their menu can be found here.

Comments

Alison

Had lunch at Hook on Saturday and I thought it was great. They offered either two choices of flights of 3 crudo, or a salad for the appetizer, a number of entrees, but only two desserts.

I got one of the crudo plates to start and was impressed with how the accompaniments (like the "sexy salt") set off the taste of each fish. The bluefish entree the server recommended was delicious and very satisfying. The chocolate pudding dessert was alright but nothing special, although I don't think Hook is really a place that I would particularly expect amazing desserts from.

I would definitely go back there during normal business time. I want to try all the different kinds of crudo and the various types of abnormal fish, although next time I think I might skip dessert.

LooLoo

Thumbs up for PS7's Extended RW! I just had a delish lunch with heirloom tomatoes and mozarella, pan-seared trout (not a small serving by any means - a big cut, thick & moist) and yummy peach cobbler with ice cream. Good bread too.

Not faring as well was Mulino's Ext. RW the other day - mixed greens salad was OK, the pappardelle with lamb sausage was heavy but fine, and the highlight was the wonderful tiramisu with zabalgione and homemade whipped cream. I was bloated. But I was disappointed at not receiving the freebie "amuses" I had read about in reviews: cheese, salami, fried zucchini, bruschetta, etc. All I got was some sort of a ratatouile with onions and zucchini that I slathered on my bread. Maybe they didn't give such freebies to us lowly and lonely types eating from the RW menu at the bar...

Jen

Just wanted to report on my extended RW dinner at PS 7's last night. Overall the experience was a good one and I will return if the opportunity arises, but our server was pretty terrible. My suggestion if you go, get the hangar steak as your entree (best hangar steak I have ever had although the "gnocchi" side was a disappointement) with the South African cabernet they serve by the glass, along with the berries with Grand Marnier sabayon for dessert.

madame sosostris

We went to IndeBleu last night for RW. The concept is cool at first blush, the decor is aesthetically pleasing, and the service was very good. Unfortunately, the food does not work. Some of it, like the mushroom dosa with bleu cheese, *almost* works, even if it's not anything particularly exciting, and the black cod I had was cooked to perfection, but the attempt to fuse Indian and French/western elements just failed, pure and simple. The menu reads in an intriguing way, but the execution just doesn't pull together into a coherent, cohesive food experience. Ex. the pork was bad, the tuna was bad. My champagne cocktail was bad (no pear liquor, despite the promise of the menu description!). The four of us who went just couldn't understand all the hype. It's a shame, because I was intrigued by the fusion idea, but I would not go back there, RW or otherwise!

Skutchie

went to il mulino tonight. it is spectacular. just wanted you to know they extended again through the end of the month, so if you haven't been, you are missing a treat.

Tracey

I went to Equinox during restaurant week and was highly disappointed. The shrimp appetizer was the highlight of the meal. The salmon looked and tasted like it was grilled in a George Foreman grill. It barely showed char marks from a quick second grilling. Not sure what method was used but it produced a slimy textured fish. The corn served with it had a distinct taste and then it dawned on me. Canned corn! That's what it tasted like. Now don't get me wrong I've loved canned corn all of my life but I wouldn't expect it to be served at this sort of restaurant. The dessert was pleasant when blended together but underwhelming. I tried a friend's pasta and it too tasted of the canned variety. The only thing that tasted fresh were the peas which were an oddly placed in that particular dish. Can't say that I'd go back anytime soon.

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