Winter Restaurant Week brings acclaimed flavors, tastes, bites to D.C.

D.C. Restaurant Week brings specially-priced, artisan-inspired food to diners

‘Twas the weeks after Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring—well, except for D.C.’s foodies, once again hitting their favorite Bib Gourmand, neighborhood-gem and RAMMYS-nominated restaurants all around the nation’s capital. But Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week is fast-approaching, giving everyone in the Metro-D.C. Region an opportunity for a taste of acclaimed and awarded restaurants. Guests can enjoy the special value-priced tasting menus during this special event, which runs from January 14-20, 2019.

Brunch and lunch will be priced for $22 per person and dinner is $35 per person. Dozens of D.C.-area restaurants are participating and all prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. The whole Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week affair is put together by the Restaurant Association of Metroplitan Washington, a restaurant advocacy group known more casually as “RAMW.”

Asian, American and Aussie tastes to try during Restaurant Week

For starters at TenPenh, in McLean, Va., Pork Belly Bao Buns with cucumber, cilantro, ginger hoisin, and the Chilled Edamame with Okinawa Sea Salt, honey powder and lemon oil, are options that will get diners yearning for more. Dinner choices on the Restaurant Week menu are just as delectable: Crispy Beef & Noodle Lo Mein with Bok Choy, tomatoes, black bean-garlic sauce, and the Filipino Chicken Adobo, with garlic fried rice and poached egg fire it up a notch.

Try other Asian and Asian-influenced dining choices during Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week, as well, including Doi Moi, Kyirisan, Raku and The Source by Wolfgang Puck, which, by the way, is having a New Year’s Eve bash to remember (New Year’s Eve at The Source).

The Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week lineup of eateries is numerous and restaurants serving Contemporary American choices are also standouts. The Bird, City Perch (North Bethesda) and Oz (Arlington, Va.) are just a few of these eateries that offer such tastes during Winter Restaurant Week while tapping global influence.

The City Perch Restaurant Week menu includes an Herb Roasted Chicken with charred cauliflower, arugula cilantro puree, and spiced citrus vinaigrette. One can also opt for the pan-seared Scallops, served with roasted brussel sprouts, cipollini onions, bacon lardons, and a thyme-infused veal juice. The Scallops are an $8 upgrade (supplement), a price bump that sounds worth the splurge, unless you’d rather spend it on one of City Perch’s creative cocktails, instead. Also, the Braised Short Ribs with creamed spinach is another tasty option “sans supplement.”

Straight out of an episode of Bravo’s “The Housewives of Potomac,” Oz taps Australian influence to get the menu a bit more down under. Its Restaurant Week dinner menu includes Rack of Lamb flavored with sesame and turmeric, and a Kangaroo Burger, served with avocado mousse, tomato relish, tomato, and sweet onion jam. For those with a more Westward penchant, try the Chicken Parma, topped with bacon, marinara sauce and mozzarella, or the Scallops with butternut squash.

List of Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week restaurants

Browse the list of participating restaurants below and check the Metropolitan Washngton Winter Restaurant Week website to view updates and download menus to start planning your restaurant week itineary. Also make your reservation directly on the website.

  • 1789 Restaurant, Georgetown, D.C.
  • 2941 Restaurant, Falls Church, Va.
  • 703 Bar + Kitchen Fairfax, Va.
  • A la Lucia, Alexandria, Va.
  • Acqua Al 2, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Alero, 14th Street, U Street Corridor, D.C.
  • The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy, Georgetown, D.C.
  • Alhambra at The St. Regis, Downtown, D.C.
  • All Set Restaurant & Bar, Silver Spring, Md.
  • All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront, D.C.
  • Alta Strada City Vista, Mount Vernon, D.C.
  • America Eats Tavern, Georgetown, D.C.
  • Ambar, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Ambar Clarendon, Arlington, Va.
  • American Prime, McLean, Va.
  • American Son, Downtown, D.C.
  • Aperto, Foggy Bottom, D.C.
  • B Too, 14th Street, D.C.
  • Baba Crystal City
  • Baba Clarendon, Arlington, Va.
  • Basttille, Alexandria. Va.
  • Bellissimo Restaurant, Fairfax. Va.
  • Bibiana, Washington, D.C.
  • Bindaas, Cleveland Park, D.C.
  • Bindaas Foggy Bottom, Downtown, D.C.
  • Birch & Barley 14th Street, D.C.
  • The Bird, Shaw, D.C.
  • Bistro Bis, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Bistro Cacao, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar, Cleveland Park, D.C.
  • Black Salt (Palisades), Northwest, D.C.
  • Bresca, 14th Street, Washington, D.C.
  • he Bombay Club, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Brasserie Beck (City Center), Mount Vernon, D.C.
  • Buena Vida, Silver Spring, Md.
  • Cafe 44, Old Town, Alexandria, Va.
  • The Capital Grille, Chevy Chase, D.C.
  • The Capital Grille D.C., Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Central Michel Richard City Center, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Charlie Palmer Steak, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Cheesetique Ballston, Arlington, Va.
  • Cheesetique Del Ray, Alexandria, Va.
  • Cheesestique Mosaic, Fairfax, Va.
  • Cheesetique Shirlington, Arlington, Va.
  • Chef Geoff’s, Tysons, Va.
  • Chef Geoff’s Uptown, Cathedral Heights, D.C.
  • China Chilcano, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • City Winery, Ivy City, D.C.
  • Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Clyde’s of Georgetown, Georgetown, D.C.
  • Convivial, Shaw, D.C.
  • Cuba Libre, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Darlington House, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • DBGB Kitchen + Bar, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • The Delegate, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.
  • Dino’s Grotto, U Street Corridor, D.C.
  • District Commons, Foggy Bottom, D.C.
  • District Winery, Capitol River Front, D.C.
  • Doi Moi, 14th Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Due South, Southwest Waterfront, D.C.
  • El Sapo Cuban Social Club, Silver Spring, Md.
  • Equinox Restaurant, Golden Triangle, D.C.
  • Espita Mescaleria, Shaw, D.C.
  • Evening Star Cafe, Alexandria, Va.
  • Fare Well, H Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Farmers & Distillers, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers, Georgetown, D.C.
  • Fig & Olive, Downtown, D.C.
  • Filomena Ristorante, Georgetown, D.C.
  • Fish byJosé Andrés, MGM National Harbor, Md.
  • Floriana, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Ford’s Fish Shack, Ashburn, Va.
  • Ford’s Fish Shack, Lansdowne, Va.
  • Ford’s Fish Shack of South Riding, Chantilly, Va.
  • Founding Farmers, Foggy Bottom, D.C.
  • Founding Farmers, Rockville, Md.
  • Founding Farmers, Tysons, Va.
  • Ghibellina, 14th Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Granville Moore’s, H Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Grillfish, West End, D.C.
  • The Hamilton, Downtown, D.C.
  • Hank’s Pasta Bar, Old Town Alexandria, Va.
  • I Ricchi, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Indique, Cleveland Park, D.C.
  • Iron Gate, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Indique, Cleveland Park, D.C.
  • Ivy City Smokehouse, D.C.
  • Jaleo by José Andrés, Crystal City, Va.
  • Jaleo by José Andrés, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Joselito, Capitol Hill, D..C.
  • Karma Modern Indian, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.
  • KAZ Sushi Bistro, Downtown, D.C.
  • Kellarri Taverna, Golden Triangle, D.C.
  • Kingbird, Foggy Bottom, D.C.
  • Kyirisan, Shaw, D.C.
  • La Chaumiere, Georgetown, D.C.
  • La Cote d’Or Cafe, Arlington, Va.
  • La Piquette, Cleveland Park, D.C.
  • La Puerta Verde, Ivy City, D.C.
  • La Tasca, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Le Chat Noir, Friendship Heights, D.C.
  • Le DeSales, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Le Grenier, H Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Lia’s, Bethesda, Md.
  • Lobby Bar, MGM National Harbor, Md.
  • Lola’s, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Lincoln, Downtown, D.C.
  • Logan Tavern, Logan Circle, D.C.
  • Lost Society, 14th Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Maple Ave Restaurant, Tysons, Va.
  • Martin’s Tavern, Georgetown, D.C.
  • Matchbox, 14th Street, D.C.
  • Matchbox, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Matchbox, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Matchbox, Pentagon City, Va.
  • The Melting Pot, Arlington, Va.
  • The Melting Pot, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • The Melting Pot, Reston, Va.
  • Mi Vida, District Wharf, D.C.
  • Millie’s, Cathedral Heights, D.C.
  • Mintwood Place, Adams Morgan, D.C.
  • Momofuku, City Center, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Monocle on Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • The Morton’s Steakhouse, Bethesda, MD
  • Muze at Mandarin Oriental, Southwest Waterfront, D.C.
  • Napoli Pasta Bar, Columbia Heights, Md.
  • Nazca Mochica, Dupont Circle, D.C. (Golden Triangle)
  • Not Your Average Joe’s, Woodbridge, Va.
  • Ocean Prime, Downtown, D.C.
  • Officina, The Wharf, D.C.
  • Old Ebbitt Grill, Downtown, D.C.
  • Olivia, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Opaline Bar & Brasserie, Downtown, D.C.
  • Osteria Costa at MGM National Harbor, Md.
  • Osteria da Nino, Arlington, Va.
  • Osteria Marzano, Alexandria, Va.
  • Osteira Morini, Capital Riverfront, D.C.
  • Ottoman, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.
  • Out of the Blue, Gainsville, Va.
  • The Oval Room, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Oyamel, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Oz Restaurant & Bar, Clarendon, Arlington, Va.
  • The Park at 14th, McPherson Square, D.C.
  • The Partisan, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Passionfish, Bethesda, Md.
  • Passion Fish, Reston, Va.
  • Penn Commons, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Perry’s Restaurant, Adams Morgan, D.C.
  • The Pig, Logan Circle, D.C.
  • Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, D.C.
  • Prather’s on The Alley, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.
  • Proof Restaurant, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.
  • Raku, Cathedral Heights, D.C.
  • Rakuya, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • RARE Steakhouse, Downtown, D.C.
  • Rare Tavern, Downtown, D.C.
  • Rasika, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Rasika, West End, D.C.
  • Rí Rá Irish Restaurant & Pub, Georgetown, D.C.
  • The Riggsby, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • RIS, West End, D.C.
  • Roofer’s Union Restaurant & Bar
  • RPM Italian, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Fairfax, Va.
  • Sababa, Cleveland Park, D.C.
  • Sax Restaurant & Lounge, Downtown, D.C.
  • Scott’s DC, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • SER Restaurant, Arlington, Va.
  • Slate Wine Bar + Bistro (Glover Park), Georgetown, D.C.
  • The Smith, U Street Corridor, D.C.
  • The Smith, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar, Capitol Hill, D.C.
  • Stable, H St./Atlas District, D.C.
  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Stable H Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Succotash, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Supra Georgian Restaurant, Shaw, D.C.
  • Sushi Ko, Chevy Chase, D.C.
  • Sushi Taro, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Taberna del Alabardero, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • Teddy and the Bully Bar, Dupont Circle, D.C.
  • TenPenh, McLean, Va.
  • Texas de Brazil, Mt. Vernon Square, D.C.
  • Tico, 14th Street Corridor, D.C.
  • Tony and joe’s Seafood Place, Geogetown, D.C.
  • Tosca, Penn Quarter, D.C.
  • Trummer’s on Main, Clifton, Md.
  • Urban Butcher, Silver Spring, Md.
  • Via Umbria, Geogetown, D.C.
  • Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse, MGM National Harbor, Md.
  • Whaley’s, Capitol Riverfront, D.C.
  • Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, McLean, Va.
  • Wine Kitchen on the Creek, Frederick, Md.
  • Woodward Table, McPherson, Square, D.C.
  • Zatinya, Penn Quarter, D.C.

Photo credit: Samuel Foster (featured in graphic), Kyirisan (inline)


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