Fantastic eating Indian restaurant Rania held its first ever Restaurant Week. picture by Greg Powers

DC Summer time Restaurant Week is making its comeback Monday, August fifteenth by Sunday, August twenty first, with tons of of DC-area eating places becoming a member of the roster—together with some enjoyable newcomers. Collaborating eateries may also provide prix-fixe dinner menus ($40 to $55), in addition to $25 brunch and lunch choices. Opposite to this winter’s promotion, many spots have moved away from providing takeout and supply – although you will nonetheless discover loads of locations with out of doors seating.

dolce vita
1610 14th St, NW
Restaurant proprietor Made Lalu’s Mediterranean-fusion restaurant took over the previous Ghibellina location in Logan Circle late final yr. Diners can get a style of the coast with small plates and entrees with gazpacho, crab-stuffed piquillo peppers, and lamb potatoes and charred eggplant. RW Particulars: Brunch ($25) and dinner ($40 and $55 menus out there) for dine-in or out of doors seating, plus optionally available cocktail/wine pairings.

donahue
1338 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Georgetown’s luxurious speakeasy bar and lounge opened within the storied Smith Level area in April final yr, however it’s model new for Restaurant Week. For dinner, the upscale lounge presents choices equivalent to steamed mussels and pan-seared ribeye. RW Particulars: Dinner-only ($55) with in- or out of doors seating, plus optionally available cocktail/wine pairings.

element
1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
This charming, indoor/out of doors newcomer at Logan Circle’s Viceroy Lodge, each by way of elements (tomatoes and burrata) and menu description (i.e. “Everyone Should Get Stoned,” an appetizer of fancy toast with charred stone fruit), is a summer time Kicking off the vibes of mascarpone, and pancetta jam). Chef James G (previously I am Eddie Cano) blends flavors from Italy, Spain, the American South and past. RW Particulars: Dinner solely ($40 and $55 menus out there) for dine-in, out of doors seating, takeout, and optionally available cocktail/wine pairings.

J. Hollinger’s Waterman’s Chophouse
8606 Colesville Street, Silver Spring
Maryland restaurateur and chef Jerry Hollinger not too long ago opened this farm-to-table chophouse in Silver Spring. Particulars on the lunch and dinner Restaurant Week menu haven’t but been posted, however you possibly can count on a mixture of chophouse classics and seafood choices. RW Particulars: Lunch ($25) and Dinner ($55) with dine-in, takeout, and optionally available cocktail/wine pairings.

la colina
747 C St., SE
Restaurateur Hollis Silverman’s neighborhood Italian spot on Capitol Hill presents loads of antipasti choices, home made pasta, and shareable entrees. This summer time’s specials embody salmon crudo, gemelli and pork ragu, and rotisserie hen piccata. RW Particulars: Dinner-only ($40) for dine-in or out of doors seating, takeout, and supply.

Makers Union
1811 Library St., Reston
For its first restaurant week, the stylish gastropub is serving up hearty consolation fare like crunchy Brussels sprouts, hen Alfredo pasta with garlic bread, and Moroccan-style “Unattainable” kebabs. RW Particulars: Lunch ($25) and dinner ($40) for dine-in or out of doors seating, takeout, and supply.

Michele, a French-American brasserie from Gravitas chef Matt Baker. Picture by LeadingDC

Michelle’s
1201 Ok St, NW
Michelin-starred chef Matt Baker’s French-American brasserie at D.C.’s Eaton Lodge factors to its roots in Texas and New Orleans. The three-course brunch and dinner menus provide American consolation fare equivalent to fried hen biscuits, crawfish linguine, and peach cobbler with pear pineapple jam and pineapple chips. rw Particulars: Brunch ($25) and dinner ($55) for dine-in and takeout, plus optionally available cocktail/wine pairings.

Rania
427 eleventh St, NW
Dinner at this ultra-luxe Indian restaurant (previously the luxurious Punjab Grill) normally begins at $75 for 3 programs, so stopping by throughout restaurant week is a foodie cut price. The lineup contains home made paneer, lamb saag and hen kofta. RW Particulars: Lunch ($25) and Dinner ($55) for dine-in, plus optionally available cocktail/wine pairings.

the freshman
2011 Crystal Dr., Arlington
Restaurant proprietor Nick Freshman and consulting chef Tim Ma’s all-day cafe and restaurant in Arlington serves informal dishes and bistro classics equivalent to BLTs, steak frites, and brown sugar-bread pudding. RW Particulars: Lunch ($25) and dinner ($40) for dine-in or out of doors seating, takeout, and supply.

The rotisserie is the focus of Henry’s eating room. Picture by Pleasure Asiko / Asiko Picture.

henry
1301 Pennsylvania Ave.
Chef Frederic de Puy returned to the DC restaurant scene in February with this fashionable French-Belgian bistro. Company can begin with dishes equivalent to tomato carpaccio earlier than shifting on to entrées equivalent to merguez sausage and pan-seared purple snapper. RW Particulars: Lunch ($25) and Dinner ($55) for dine-in solely.

Zoca Mexican Restaurant
319 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
This model new fashionable Mexican spot has lunch and dinner restaurant week menus crammed with zesty dishes like barbacoa pork chimichangas, huevos rancheros, and tres leche desserts for dessert. rw The Particulars: Lunch ($25) and dinner ($40) with dine-in or out of doors seating, take-out, supply, and optionally available cocktail or wine pairings.

Damare Baker

analysis editor

Previous to turning into analysis editor, Damare Baker was Washington Editorial Fellow and Assistant Editor. She has beforehand written for Voice of America and The Hill. He’s a graduate of Georgetown College, the place he studied Worldwide Relations, Korean and Journalism.



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