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Restaurant Week Summer 2010 Menus

cheflogoWelcome to Dining in DC’s dedicated page to DC’s 2010 Restaurant Week. Here you will find listings and descriptions of participating restaurants and their menus. They are posted when received by the restaurant representative. Restaurant Week prices for diners are as follows: Lunch (3 courses $20.10); Dinner (3 courses $35.10) and prices do not include tax or gratuity. For more information see my articles about how to get the most bang for your buck, RW Tips and of course, my Top Ten Restaurant Week picks. Click here for Winter 2010 Restaurant Week Menus and Extensions. Click here to see last year’s Summer 2009 DC Restaurant Week menus.

The following restaurants have extended their restaurant week promotions. See below for list of Summer 2010 RW Extensions:

    701: 1 week

    2941: (Offers RW Lunch Menu All Year)

    Adour at the St. Regis: 1 week thru Aug. 28

    Ardeo: 1 week

    Art and Soul: 1 week thru Sunday, August 29

    Asia Nine: Aug. 5-29

    Bastille: 1 week

    Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar: 1 week

    Bibiana: 1 week

    Bombay Club: 1 week thru Aug. 29

    Cafe Atlantico: 1 week thru Aug. 29

    Café Dupont: 1 week thru Aug 27th

    Café Saint Ex: 1 week thru Aug. 29

    Cedar: 1 week thru Aug. 28

    Circle Bistro: 1 week

    Co Co Sala: 1 week – Thru Aug. 26

    Dino: Entire month of August

    Dish+drinks: 1 week

    Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club: 1 week thru August 28

    Grillfish DC: Entire Month of August

    Jaleo (All locations): thru Aug. 29

    J&G Steakhouse DC – 1 week thru August 29

    La Bergerie: 1 week thru Aug. 29

    La Porta’s – 1 week thru August 29

    Lebanese Taverna: (Offers Kid’s RW All August. Kids Under 11 Pay Their Age)

    Logan Tavern – Entire month of August.

    Nage Bistro: Entire month of August

    Notti Bianche: 1 week

    Occidental Grill and Seafood: thru Aug. 26

    Oval Room: 1 week

    Oyamel: 1 week thru Aug. 29th

    Perry’s: thru Aug. 31st

    Redwood: Entire month of August

    Restaurant 3: 1 week from August 23rd – 29th

    Ristorante Piccolo:  thru August 29

    Sushi-Ko: thru Aug. 29

    Trummer’s on Main: 1 week thru Aug. 26th

    Tuscana West: 1 week thru Aug. 29

    Willow: thru Aug. 28

    Zaytinya: 1 week thru August 29th

    ZENTAN: 1 week from August 16th – 29th.

    ZOLA: 1 week thru Aug. 29th

Summer 2010 Restaurant Week Menus:

14K: (Lunch / Dinner)

15 Ria (Doubletree hotel Washington, DC): (Lunch / Dinner)

701: (Lunch / Dinner) 701 just announced a new Executive Chef, Ed Witt, formerly of Morso.

1789: (Dinner only) Interested in trying Rammy nominated Best Chef of the Year, Chef Daniel Guisti’s 3 course special restaurant week menu but you can’t get a reservation? Not to worry! Chef Giusti is offering diners a Summer Special: 3 courses for just $35. Guests may chose two items from the dinner menu and one dessert. Desserts are prepared by Rammy nominated Travis Olson, Drinks, taxes and gratuity are not included. Offer expires September 15, 2010. You must enter email address to receive printout. Includes complimentary valet parking.

2941: (Lunch only) Don’t worry about missing restaurant week at 2941. They offer a wonderful value by offering a 3 course restaurant week lunch menu all year round!

Acadiana: (Lunch / Dinner) As always, all Passion Food Group restaurants embrace Restaurant Week by allows diners the opportunity to experience their restaurants as if it were just any other week. At Acadiana and all of their other sister restaurants,Ceiba, DC Coast, PassionFish and TenPenh diners will enjoy a three-course meal of their choosing. Guests will have a variety of appetizers and desserts to choose from, and Acadiana is proud to continue their tradition of offering any entrée on their regular lunch or dinner menu as second course.

Againn Gastro Pub: (Lunch / Dinner)

A la Lucia: (Lunch /Dinner)

Ardeo: (Dinner only) On the menu is several light and refreshing choices such as Persian cucumber gazpacho or mixed heirloom tomato salad. Or try seafood specialties such as squid ink risotto or mussels. For main course, choose from Pineland farms natural beef short rib, smoked tea crusted Ahi tuna, roasted organic chicken, Scottish salmon, or pan roasted skate wing. Vegetarian option is slow roasted onion and ricotta ravioli. See the menu for sumptuous dessert options. Extending one week!

Argia’s (Falls Church, VA): (Lunch / Dinner) Argia’s is a quaint restaurant with a small-town feel tucked away in the heart of Falls Church. Great location for a rustic and hearty meal before a show at the State Theatre next door. The dining room is open and spacious, there is a lovely outdoor seating area, complete with its own herb garden and sip wine in their large bar and lounge area.  In addition to Restaurant Week, Argia’s offers 1/2 Price Wine on Monday nights and Tuesday is Kid’s Night where kids eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Art and Soul: (Lunch / Dinner) Executive Chef Travis Timberlake is offering many of his excellent dishes that are available on the regular lunch and dinner menu, including one of my favorites, the Country Cesar Salad for both lunch and dinner options. For lunch, they’re fryin’ up some fried chicken! This is an excellent way to sample his extraordinary cuisine at an exceptional value. In addition, Art and Soul is extending their promotion thru August 29.

Article One American Grill: (Lunch / Dinner) Article One American Grill is named for the corresponding article of the U.S. Constitution establishing the structure of Congress and is conveniently situated in the newly renovated atrium lobby of the Hyatt Regency Washington hotel on Capitol Hill. The restaurant offers a casual location for breakfast and lunch each day, while featuring upscale dining for dinner each evening. For restaurant week, choose from a selection of unique dishes blending local influences, organic products and grilled favorites with a creative twist. For lunch, enjoy a choice of a creative soup, salad, or sandwich. For starters try either the Buffalo Mozzarella, Roasted Tomato & Olive Salad with Balsamic Reduction or the Senate Bean & Smoked Ham Soup.  Main course offerings include the Tuna & Crab Salad or the Crispy Fried Halibut Sandwich. Dinner provides an upscale grill menu, featuring either a Braised Short Rib or Salmon Filet topped with Jumbo Lump Crab.

Asia Nine: (Lunch / Dinner) Lunch option is a 3-multi course meal in a Traditional Japanese Lunch Bento Box.

Bastille: ( Dinner) Available from Monday, August 16 th until Saturday, August 28th, 2010 (Not served on Sundays)
In addition to their special three-course Dinner prix fixe menu diners may choose optional wine pairings available $25 per person.

Beacon Bar & Grill: (Lunch / Dinner) Beacon is  offering their full dinner menu as well as a glass of house wine for dinner ($35.10).  As for lunch, again diners may choose from the whole menu as well. One of the summer’s seasonal attractions available at the Beacon Bar & Grill is it popular roof-top Beacon’s Sky Bar. This popular alfresco cocktail lounge features spectacular views of  Dupont Circle, Embassy Row, and expanses of the city skyline. Saturday brunch is just $16.95, enjoy half price burgers on Sunday and Monday nights, and many happy hour specials! Wow!

Bibiana Baccala Cod Fritters

'Baccala' - Cod Fritters

Bibiana Osteria &Enoteca: (Lunch / Dinner) For authentic northern Italian fare, pay a visit to the latest project of Ashok Bajaj, named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington” by GQ magazine. Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli offers a three-course pre-fixe menu for restaurant week. For lunch try starters such as Baccala with salted Cod, Onion, Garlic, Parsley, and Bread Tuile (see photo on right) or try Le Salumi with Soprasatta, Mortadella, ‘Testa’ and side of pickled Vegetables. A few choices for the second course includes Razza with Plancha Seared Atlantic Skate, Caponata, Orange or try the Maile Milanese with Breaded Pork Cutlet, Fennel, Tomato, Pickled Pepper Salad, or enjoy the L’angello with Grilled Lamb Sasauge, Peperonata, and Salsa Verde. Try Pastry Chef Douglas Hernandez’s classic Italian desserts with a modern spin including Zuppa Inglese with Peach Soaked Cake, Peach Pastry Cream, Macerated Fresh Peaches, or the Caramelized Meringue or ‘Ciocolate’ with Milk Chocolate Mousse, Gru Chocolate Tuile, and Hazelnut Sauce. Or opt for the Baba au Rhum with Baba Sponge Cake soaked in rum, with Confit Pineapple. Interested in the dinner offerings? Check the Dinner menu. Extending one week!

Birch & Barley: (Dinner only) In addition to their Restaurant Week menu, Birch & Barley will also offer the option to add a beer pairing for all three courses for an additional $16 per person. The pairings will be 6oz pours to go with the full-sized plates. Since the restaurant is only open for dinner Tuesday – Sunday, this will only be offered during dinner hours.

Bistro Bis: (Brunch / Lunch / Dinner)

Bistro Bistro (Dupont Circle): (Lunch / Dinner)

Bistro Francais: (Lunch / Dinner)

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar: (Lunch / Dinner) You can’t go wrong with its charming, quaint, and romantic atmosphere.  Bistrot Lepic just celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary this year. Congratulations!

Blacksalt: (Lunch only)

Bombay Club: (Lunch / Dinner) <– menus available on their website under “events”.

Bourbon Steak DC: (Lunch only) Executive Chef Varley has indicated that he would be happy to substitute a delicious vegetarian option for such guests with fresh veggies and herbs from our their own garden upon request. This must be noted when calling to book a reservation (or via opentable).

B. Smith’s: (Lunch / Dinner)

Café Atlantico: (Lunch / Dinner) Chef José Andres’s Café Atlántico will offer special prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner and after the official “Restaurant Week” is over, they will extend the special menu for an additional week!

Café Berlin: (Lunch / Dinner) serving authentic German and traditional cuisine on Capitol Hill since 1985. It occupies the ground floor of three joined townhouses whose front yards serve as patio for outdoor dining in warm weather. The interior features a small bar and two cozy dining rooms. The restaurant is located at 322 Mass. Ave., NE and within a short walking distance of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol.

Café Dupont: (Dinner only)

Café Promenade at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel: (Lunch / Dinner) In honor of the hotel’s 85th anniversary, Executive Chef Abdellah Aguenaou and the hotel’s historian Keith McClinsey have crafted two special menus for Café Promenade comprised of the signature dishes that have kept the famous, the powerful and the famished returning for power lunches and dinners for almost nine decades.  The dishes on the Mayflower’s Summer Restaurant Week Menu tell the story fine American dining in the twentieth century, and the history of the hotel. Chef Aguenoau and Mr. McClinsey included Chicken Tetrazzini as a lunch entree in part because Nicholas Sabatini, the Mayflower’s first chef, is rumored to have invented it while employed in New York City. Check out the full menu and history of each dish.

Café  Milano: (Lunch / Dinner) <– see menu on the bottom right corner for menu

Capital Grille: (Tysons Corner, VA) (Lunch / Dinner)

Casa Oaxaca: (Dinner only)

Caucus Room (The): (Lunch / Dinner)

Ceiba: (Lunch / Dinner) As always, all Passion Food Group restaurants embrace Restaurant Week by allows diners the opportunity to experience their restaurants as if it were just any other week. At Ceiba, and all of their other sister restaurants, Acadiana, DC Coast, PassionFish and TenPenh diners will enjoy a three-course meal of their choosing. Guests will have a variety of appetizers and desserts to choose from, and Ceiba is proud to continue their tradition of offering any entrée on their regular lunch or dinner menu as second course.

Charlie Palmer Steak House: (Lunch / Dinner)  Charlie Palmer Steak DC is only participating in DC Restaurant Week the 17th through the 20th (not Saturday/Sunday).

Chef Geoff’s: (Downtown, Tysons Corner) (Lunch / Dinner) For DC Restaurant Week, Chef Geoff’s offers the WHOLE menu, with no upcharges. Guests may choose any soup salad or starter followed by any entree followed by any dessert.

Circle Bistro: (Lunch / Dinner)

Co Co Sala Bacon Mac & Cheese

Co Co Sala: (Dinner only) Cool off from the summer heat by starting with  frozen hot chocolate followed by three-courses priced at $35.10 per person.  In addition to Manchego & Baby Arugula or Tomato & Burrata Salad starter, guests are welcome to choose two signature Co Co. Bites such as Tandoori Chicken Slider, Bacon Mac & Cheese, or Crispy Creole Crabcake with a Chipotle Chocolate Tomato Glaze.  Try the sweet Peaches & Cream Dessert or our popular Chocolate Onyx Dessert  are the perfect ending for this sweet summer deal! People are going crazy about the Bacon Mac & Cheese with orechiette pasta , four cheeses and crispy applewood smoked bacon. DC 107.3’s Tommy McFly said he wants this dish to be his last meal! Not that’s a statement! You can try this dish on their Summer Restaurant Week Menu.  Please note they will only be offering the August 16 -August 26  beginning 5pm except Sunday. They are closed on Sunday evenings.

Coeur de Lion: (Lunch / Dinner)

DC Coast: (Lunch / Dinner) As always, all Passion Food Group restaurants embrace Restaurant Week by allows diners the opportunity to experience their restaurants as if it were just any other week. At DC Coast and all of their other sister restaurants, Acadiana, Ceiba, PassionFish and TenPenh diners will enjoy a three-course meal of their choosing. Guests will have a variety of appetizers and desserts to choose from, and DC Coast a is proud to continue their tradition of offering any entrée on their regular lunch or dinner menu as second course.

Dino: (Brunch / Dinner)  Not many restaurants celebrate Restaurant Week like Dino does. Not only will they extend the promotion for the entire month of August, but Dino will offer their FULL menu for restaurant week and offer diners bonus courses! In addition, Dino will sweeten the deal, pardon the pun with a load of treats: to start your meal, enjoy 3 small bites including a cold soup shooter, Tuscan deviled egg & a crostino. Choose 3 courses from their entire menu {a few items may have an up-charge} and then finish your meal with complimentary house made truffles!

Dish + drinks:  (Lunch / Dinner) Dish + drinks offers a selection from the dinner menu and full lunch menu and is extending one week.

Domaso Trattoria Moderna: (Dinner only)

Eatonville: (Lunch / Dinner) Eatonville is offering their entire regular menu for restaurant week. Diners may choose any appetizer, and entrée on their regular lunch or dinner menu as second course, and a dessert.

Eola: (Dinner only)

Extra Virgin Modern Italian: (Shirlington, VA) (Lunch / Dinner) New Executive Chef Paul Anthony Fario. “Chefario”, as he likes to be called, recently joined Extra Virgin after four years as Chef and owner of Treviso’s Ristorante, a 50 seat family Italian restaurant in Ashburn, VA. He brings with him over 20 years of culinary experience. Chefario created menus and dishes for Clyde’s and Old Ebbitt Grill for over 12 years.  Chefario’s vision of Italian cuisine shines through in each signature dish and diversity of homemade pasta dishes at Extra Virgin. From the stuffed dates to the homemade Lasagna and authentic Tiramisu, Chefario’s own recreation of the classic dessert from his favorite restaurant in Treviso Italy, Le Beccherri.

Farmer & Fishers (Georgetown Waterfront): (Lunch / Dinner) Farmers & Fishers is offering a complimentary starter course for the table  – a three-cheese pizza.

Fire and Sage: (Lunch / Dinner)

Firefly: (Brunch / Lunch / Dinner) Chef Danny Bortnick is offering about 75% of his regular menu.  The restaurant recently began Saturday brunch service, so a special Restaurant Week brunch menu for $20.10 is also available on the weekend. Firefly has an amazing brunch and they are very family friendly. For Brunch try dishes like the sumptuous Pop pop’s french toast with orange & vanilla scented challah with apple-raisin compote or the “Snake eyes” with 2 soft-cooked eggs baked in a bread basket, country sausage, red eye gravy, home fries (see photo on right) or try Chef’s green eggs & ham with spinach, gruyere, & virginia ham quiche served with mixed greens.

Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club: (Lunch / Dinner) In addition to the RAMW Restaurant Week dates, they will be extending the special one week til Saturday, August 28.  Please make your reservations online via OpenTable.com, www.press.org/fourthestate, or call at 202-662-7638.

Georgia Brown’s: (Dinner only)

Greenhouse at the Jefferson: (Lunch only)

Grille at Morrison House: (Lunch / Dinner) Participating for dinner only, Chef Dennis Marron will offer a wide variety of options from his tasting menu, allowing guests to try some of the most popular dishes from this fine dining destination. With Alexandria Restaurant Week falling between the 20th and 29th of August, diners have two weeks to take advantage of Restaurant Week menus at the Grille.

Harry’s Tap Room (Clarendon, VA): (Lunch / Dinner): In appreciation of diners choice of Harry’s for Restaurant Week, Harry’s will donate $5 to DC Central Kitchen for every Restaurant Week dinner menu selected.

Hook (Georgetown): (Lunch / Dinner)

Hudson Restaurant & Lounge: (Brunch / Lunch / Dinner)

Ici Urban Bistro: (Lunch / Dinner) Ici Urban Bistro offers a fresh and contemporary twist on traditional French cuisine. Executive Chef, Olivier Perret, a native of Burgundy, France, has captivated DC diners with his innovative and contemporary approach to traditional French cooking. Chef Perret uses fresh and local ingredients while adhering to his classical training. On the Restaurant Week menu choices for dinner entrees include the Pan Seared Branzino with fresh Virginian peach, English peas, Little Neck clams, and Saffron broth.

Indigo Landing: (Lunch / Dinner)

Indique: (Dinner only)

Indique Heights: (Dinner only)

Jackie’s (Silver Spring, MD): ( Dinner only) If you haven’t been over to Jackie’s in Silver Spring to check out their latest addition, Chef Diana Davila-Boldin Restaurant Week is as good a time as any. Owner, Jackie Greenbaum indicated that Jackie’s will offer their entire menu for Restaurant Week diners.

Jackson 20 located in the Hotel Monaco in Old Town, Alexandria is offering the whole summer menu for lunch & brunch ($20.10 for three courses) and dinner ($35.10) as options for the three courses. There will be an additional $10 charge for the Rib-eye at dinner making the package $45. The restaurant will offer its entire menu (lunch and dinner) for both DC Restaurant Week and will also participate in Alexandria Restaurant Week, so guests also have two weeks to try out Chef Marron’s latest summer menus at a special price.

Juniper Restaurant at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. Hotel: (Lunch / Dinner ) Juniper at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. has added a modern twist to American comfort food by utilizing fresh, locally grown and sustainable ingredients in traditional favorites that guests identify with.  Executive Chef Jason Dalling offers comfort food trends while creating classic American menu offerings of delicious, old-time recipes with modern and artistic presentations.

Kellari Taverna (Downtown, DC): ( Dinner) Kellari offers a “Business Lunch” 3 courses for $24.95 all year round.

Kemble Park Tavern: (Dinner only)

Kinkead’s: (Dinner only) Mon-Sat 5:30-9:30; Aug. 16-21; Aug. 23-28

Kushi Izakaya & Sushi: (Lunch / Dinner) In addition to offering a 3 course Restaurant Week menu of innovative Japanese cuisine, Kushi Izakaya & Sushi will offer an expertly crafted sake pairing featuring three varieties of sake for $20. The sake pairing is available during lunch and dinner throughout Restaurant Week.

La Bergerie: (Lunch / Dinner) La Bergerie, located in Old Town, Alexandria is also participating in Alexandria’s Restaurant Week, the week following from August 20-29 with the same attached menus.

La Chaumiere: (Lunch / Dinner)

La Tasca: Unlimited tapas

Lebanese Taverna: (Lunch / Dinner)

Legal Sea Food (704 7th St., NW) : (Lunch / Dinner) Lunch goers can look forward to appetizer dishes like Soft Shell Crab Spring Rolls, Chilled Gazpacho made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers; and New England Clam Chowder.  Tempting entrées like Thai Spicy Tuna Salad, Grilled Mediterranean Salmon and Louisiana Catfish Matrimony. For dessert, a choice of Sweet Potato Tarts or Bon Bons await. For dinner, guests can choose the Maryland Cream of Crab Soup or a Wedge Salad. Choices for the main course include Charred Chili Glazed Wild Salmon, Legal’s Signature Crab Cake Combo consisting of jumbo lump crab, grilled shrimp and scallops, mustard sauce and seasonal salad (contains nuts); and Cioppino made with lobster, scallops, shrimp, calamari, littlenecks, mussels and scrod in a light tomato broth with a side of jasmine rice. To top it all off, guests can choose from a delectable Boston Crème Pie or a Mixed Berry Tart served with lemon curd and fresh whipped cream.  Both menus included suggested wine pairings to accompany each item. This Restaurant Week deal is only available at Legal Sea Foods’ Washington, DC location at 704 7th St., NW. The lunch pre-fixe menu is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. while the dinner pre-fixe menu will be available from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.  For more information or reservations, please call (202) 347-0007.

Liberty Tavern (The): (Lunch / Dinner) Liberty Tavern with Executive Chef Liam LaCivita at the helm prepares seasonal and regional American cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to try Rammy nominated Chef LaCivita’s delicious cuisine. The Liberty Tavern is offering their full menu with restaurant week prices. What a great value!

Lima: (Dinner only)

Logan Tavern: (Lunch / Dinner) Logan Tavern is participating the entire month of August and offering their entire menu. Diners choose any appetizer, entree, or dessert for their 3 courses.

Marrakesh Palace Pasha Lounge (Dupont Circle): (Lunch / Dinner)

Masa 14 Jicama Salad

Jicama Salad

Masa 14: (Dinner only) Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with Chef Kazuhiro “Kaz” Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us Masa 14 – their new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates. Masa 14 just opened less than a year ago in October 2009. I’ve tried many of their dishes. Click here for my full write-up. For Restaurant Week Masa 14 is opening the flood gates of opportunity by allowing diners to select one item from each section on the menu. I highly recommend the Hijiki seaweed–jicama salad with sesame / chayote / daikon sprouts and any of the innovative hand rolls.  The handrolls were much larger than traditional sushi rolls and are evidently are quite popular in Brazil. My favorite is the Crunchy shrimp / wasabi sauce / lettuce / crunchy rice. For dessert, Kaz makes a great Mango Panna Cotta.

Me Jana (Courthouse VA) (Lunch /Dinner): Check out my review from past Restaurant Week.

Mie N Yu: (Lunch /Dinner) Also try their Extended Restaurant Week Blind Tiger Menu – three courses for only $25 August 23rd through August 29th.

Mio Restaurant: (Lunch /Dinner) Located just south of Thomas Circle in downtown Washington, D.C., Proprietor Manuel Iguina returns to his Latin roots with a seasonal menu that showcases the creative urban Latin American cuisine  of large metropolises such as Lima, México City, San Juan, Buenos Aires and São Paulo. Always focusing on fresh, local products, Mio also features Modern American selections in a convivial atmosphere where customers are treated with genuine affection.

Monocle (The) Capitol Hill: (Lunch / Dinner) Menus are offered Aug. 16-20 only.

Morrison-Clark Restaurant: (Lunch / Dinner)

Morton's - Burger

Morton's Burger.

Morton’s Steakhouse: Downtown (Lunch / Dinner); Arlington and Georgetown (Dinner only)

Nage Restaurant: (Dinner only) will  offer their special Restaurant Week menus throughout the entire month of August. Try Chef Glenn Babcok’s delicious restaurant week offerings such as the very temping Halibut Ceviche with Avocado Puree, Mango Chutney, Soy, Lime, Sesame Lavash or the very fresh and seasonal Stuffed Squash Blossom Tempura with Pecorino Mousse, Pickled Okra Relish, and Guajillo Vinaigrette.

New Heights Restaurant: (Dinner only)

Neyla: (Dinner only)

Notti Bianche: (Lunch / Dinner)

Occidental Grill and Seafood: (Lunch / Dinner)

Oceanaire Seafood Room DC: (Lunch/ Dinner)

Odeon Cafe Italian Cuisine (Dupont Cirlce): (Lunch / Dinner)

Oval Room: (Lunch / Dinner) Located just steps away from the White House, The Oval Room, named Perennial Power Spot by Forbes magazine in 2009, offers a mouthwatering three-course prix fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Tony Conte. If you can’t get a reservation due to the increased publicity due to Sous Chef, Tamesha Warren competing on Top Chef don’t worry. The Oval Room offers a pre-theatre 3 course menu priced at just $35 per person from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. nightly.

Oya: (Dinner only) Did you know that Oya offers Bag lunches to go for only $10? Includes choice of: Sushi or Entrée Salad or Sandwich, Artsan Chips and Choice of Sweet.

Oyamel: (Lunch / Dinner): The menus are their website are tricky. Try using IE and not Firefox and/or Download the whole PDF here.

Palm DC (The): (Lunch / Dinner)

Panache Restaurant (Tysons Corner, VA): (Lunch / Dinner)

PassionFish: (Lunch / Dinner) As always, all Passion Food Group restaurants embrace Restaurant Week by allows diners the opportunity to experience their restaurants as if it were just any other week. At PassionFish located in Reston Town Center and all of their other sister restaurants including, Acadiana, Ceiba, DC Coast, and TenPenh diners will enjoy a three-course meal of their choosing. Guests will have a variety of appetizers and desserts to choose from, and PassionFish is proud to continue their tradition of offering any entrée on their regular lunch or dinner menu as second course.

Perry’s: (Dinner only): Extending thru August 31st

Poste Modern Brasserie: (Lunch / Brunch / Dinner) participating for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Rob Weland’s RW menus feature some of the restaurant’s summer favorites like heirloom tomato gazpacho and summer vegetable crepes.

Potenza: (Dinner only) The entire Potenza dinner menu (minus formaggi, salumi and frutti di mare) will be available during restaurant week.

PS 7’s: (Lunch / Dinner)

Rasika: (Lunch / Dinner) Restaurant Week menus are posted on the Rasika website under “events”. Flash menus cannot be downloaded. At one of Washington’s best Indian restaurants, Chef Vikram Sunderam’s offers deliciously authentic Indian cuisine. Rasika is ranked within the top 25 of Washingtonian’s Very Best list earning three stars out of four. Chef Sunderam’s restaurant week lunch menu is the most promising at such an excellent value and includes its much-praised palak chaat, all new main courses, and for dessert a signature dessert, carrot halwa with cinnamon sabayon. For dinner, enjoy some his best dishes, for starters, the palak chaat, main course black cod lightly sauced with star anise, honey, fresh dill, and red wine vinegar. Finally for dessert enjoy the carrot halwa with cinnamon sabayon or Lycee Rose Sorbet or Banana Black Pepper Ice Cream.  Naan, Basmati rice or Mint Paratha comes with each main course.

Redwood (Bethesda, MD): (Lunch/ Dinner)

Restaurant 3 (Clarendon, VA): (Lunch / Dinner) Executive Chef Brian Robinson will offer a special 3 course lunch and dinner menu of comfort food full of soulful Southern flavor. Restaurant 3 is extending the restaurant week promotion an extra week from August 23rd – 29th.

Ris: (Brunch / Lunch / Dinner) I enjoyed brunch at Ris during Winter’s Restaurant week. Ris is a restaurant week pro! I interviewed Chef Ris LaCoste about her restaurant week offerings for winter. Ris said that for the RW menu, “I chose items that were already big hits, that were smart, cost effective, and that were absolutely delicious. Being a new restaurant, we wanted to showcase what we were doing; we didn’t need to create anything. The lamb shank and the Gnudi were the two biggest sellers, additionally we offered the pasta for a vegetarian option, also the mussels were huge.”

Smith & Wollensky Restaurant: (Lunch / Dinner)

Sou’Wester: (Lunch / Dinner)

Sushi Taro: (Lunch / Dinner)

Taberna del Alabardero: (Lunch / Dinner)

Tagolio Pizzeria & Enoteca: (Lunch / Dinner)

Tallula: (Dinner only) –Tallula is offering their full menu for Restaurant Week! Diners may order anything from the “Firsts,” “Salads,” or appetizer portion of “Pasta” as their first course. For the second course, they can order any of the entrees or full portions of pasta, and any dessert for the third course. The only dishes excluded from the promotion are the cheese, charcuterie and sides. See menu attached.

Teatro Goldoni: (Lunch / Dinner)

TenPenh: (Lunch / Dinner) TenPenh is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in August! As always, all Passion Food Group restaurants embrace Restaurant Week by allows diners the opportunity to experience their restaurants as if it were just any other week. At TenPenh and all of their other sister restaurants including Acadiana, Ceiba, DC Coast, and PassionFish, diners will enjoy a three-course meal of their choosing. Guests will have a variety of appetizers and desserts to choose from, and TenPenh is proud to continue their tradition of offering any entrée on their regular lunch or dinner menu as second course.

Tony & Joes’ Seafood Restaurant (Georgetown Waterfront): (Lunch / Dinner)

Tosca: (Dinner only) Offering their full dinner menu to diners. What a great value! Tosca has amazing authentic Italian fare.

Trummer’s on Main: (Clifton, VA): (Dinner only) This is Trummer’s on Main’s Restaurant Week debut. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample the cuisine of Executive Chef Clayton Miller who was named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chef, of 2010.  Trummer’s on Main is also extending the promotion one week!

Urbana: Chef Alex Bollinger’s newest summer menu will be available in full (no limited selections), for both lunch and dinner.  Some of his newest dinner dishes include a chanterelle and spinach fettuccine and a Tuscan melon and prosecco soup.

Vermilion: (Brunch / Lunch / Dinner)

Vidalia: (Lunch / Dinner) On June 10, Chef R.J. Cooper announced his departure from Vidalia in pursuit of opening his own restaurant which he plans to name, “Pigtails“.  Recently Chef/Owner Jeffrey Buben announced that he has promoted two seasoned veterans of Vidalia’s kitchen. Hamilton Johnson and John Melfi have been promoted to Chef de Cuisine and Executive Sous Chef respectively. Congrats to the not-so-new Chefs in their new roles!

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro (Reston, VA): (Lunch / Dinner)

Vinoteca Wine Bar: (Dinner only) Vinoteca is also offering wine pairings with their Restaurant Week menu for an additional $25.

Wildfire: (Tysons Corner, VA) (Lunch / Dinner) The Wildfire menus include your choice of soup or salad, a Wildfire Signature main course with a choice of a side, and dessert for $20.10* at lunch and $35.10* for dinner per person.

Willow: (Ballston) (Lunch / Dinner) Enjoy Your Meal with an Expertly Paired Wine Tasting for an Additional $15.00. Extending 1 week.

Zaytinya: (Lunch / Dinner) Enjoy their Mediterranean small plates for restaurant week an extra week thru August 29th.

Zengo: (Lunch / Dinner) For lunch, Zengo is offering one of their Bento Boxes. See the list here. For dinner, Zengo is offering their full regular menu. See their menu here.

ZENTAN Salt & Pepper Calamari

ZENTAN Salt & Pepper Calamari

ZENTAN at the Donovan House Hotel: (Dinner only) Some of the dishes on ZENTAN’s Restaurant Week 3 course dinner menu are very familiar to me. I went to ZENTAN for Winter’s Restaurant week with a group of food bloggers. I have tried 3 of the dishes on the Summer Restaurant Week menu. The Salt and Pepper Calamari with chili smoked mayo is not new on the menu — it’s offered on the regular dinner menu. The calamari is crispy on the outside and soft but not chewy on the inside. The Cantonese Skirt Steak with chili ponzu, hazelnuts, and wasabi mashed potato is one of Chef Susur Lee’s signature dishes. It is a tender and flavorful steak but the RW portion isn’t as large as you would expect for a main course. For dessert the Almond Panna Cotta with pineapple raspberry ravioli and passion fruit sauce. I have also had this dish before at Sushi Concierge, Trevor Corson’s special sushi dinner. As always, I recommend going with more than one person and each person ordering a different dish and sharing to have the opportunity to try all of the dishes. ZENTAN is extending their restaurant week promotion from August 16th – 29th.

Zest Bistro: (Lunch / Dinner) Zest Bistro located near Barracks Row, SE and Eastern Market is the creation of Capitol Hill resident Amanda Briggs. Amanda and her husband had long dreamed of creating a hip, warm and welcoming space in the neighborhood that caters to the diversity of Hill professionals while remaining friendly and accessible to families. Add great food and exceptional service to the equation and Zest Bistro fills a niche for creative American food on the Hill.

Zola: (Lunch / Dinner) The entire Zola lunch and dinner menus will be available to diners for Restaurant Week. See attached menus.

** Click here to see the Summer 2009 DC Restaurant Week menus.

1 week thru Aug. 29

14 Responses

  1. […] HERE for the Winter 2010 DC Restaurant Week […]

  2. Glad to say Adour is also extending into the following week!

  3. […] Week is January 11-17, and Dining in DC has been working round the clock to collect all the available menus. (Way to go Lisa!) Also check […]

  4. Cheers.. Still an additional quality posting, that’s why my partner and I arrive to the website generally..

  5. […] don’t forget that restaurant week menus will be posted here, as usual. Restaurant Week Summer 2009 menus. Check back for an updated list of […]

  6. Any word on Corduroy? The usually participate in RW.

  7. Nage is offering both lunch and dinner.

  8. Note: Charlie Palmer is not participating the full week. They are only participating during the week. Too bad they haven’t fully embraced the spirit of Restaurant Week.

  9. […] $35.10 (prices do not include tax or gratuity.) Some restaurants offer their entire menu while some extend the promotion up to an entire month. So is DC Restaurant Week really a deal? You tell […]

  10. […] in DC blog. Check out Lisa Shapiro’s Dining In DC blog (she’s a local food writer) for her take on menus—and the places worth checking out. […]

  11. […] in DC blog. Check out Lisa Shapiro’s Dining In DC blog (she’s a local food writer) for her take on menus—and the places worth checking out. […]

  12. […] $35.10 (prices do not include tax or gratuity.) Some restaurants offer their entire menu while some extend the promotion up to an entire month. So is DC Restaurant Week really a deal? You tell […]

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