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Jul 24, 2008



Thanks for posting this. Though unfortunately, none of the restaurants I'm going to are listed. Any word on Redwood, Grapeseed (hoping for the full menu again), or Persimmon?

Mike Bober

Grapeseed has posted their RW menu on their site, and we've updated our list to include the link.

Check it out - it seems a bit complicated.


I just updated the list with a few menus, Grapeseed was one of them. Unfortunately, Persimmon hasn't given us much information except that "most" of their menu will be available and that the portions will be a little smaller than usual. We're also still waiting to hear back from Redwood.


It looks to me like Grapeseed is doing the same format as last time -- one entree plus two other non-entree courses, meaning you can skip dessert and have two apps. At least I'm hoping that's the case because that option makes it my favorite place to go for RW. Thanks again for all the info. Will check back for Redwood.


Thanks for posting! Do you happen to know about David Craig Bethesda's menus?


I had a great dinner at Redwood last night. They're still in soft opening mode so I don't think they have the entire menu yet, but it was a very extensive selection. Unfortunately, I didn't get a copy of the menu, but it looks very similar to the one that The Washingtonian posted a while back, plus or minus a couple items: http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/restaurants/bestbites/8589.html


I went to David Craig last night and it was great. We were there really early, and the restaurant was very quiet, but it had started to fill up by the time we left. The food was amazing, the service was good, and the portions were the perfect size.
This is what I remember of the menu; there might be a few dishes that I'm forgetting.

Soup of the day (which was a cold pea soup last night)
Mixed green salad
Caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes
Mussels with garlic and fresh basil

Pappardelle with sausage ragu
Spinach fettucine with wild mushrooms
Ricotta-stuffed ravioli in tomato-basil sauce
Grilled pork loin (sorry, I remember nothing else about this dish...)

For dessert, there was a choice between chocolate bread pudding (which was very un-bread pudding-y and was more like a brownie) topped with ice cream and caramel sauce, or a long list of ice creams (including cheesecake and sweet potato) and sorbets.


Thanks for the info Amanda. David Craig is always a good choice, RW or not.

Almost 30 in DC

I hit up Redwood for Restaurant Week on Wednesday and was less than thrilled. The food was just ok.


Keep in mind that this was opening week for them. Opening week combined with Restaurant Week is a combination that most restaurants would never attempt in a million years.


Grapeseed is having a 2nd RW until Aug 9th. Are any of the other Bethesda restaurants?

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