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12 Greatest Common DC Eating places for Wintertime Restaurant Week 2021

This previous year has introduced new restaurant openings, pandemic-era pop-ups, and ghost kitchens. But quite a few classic DC dining establishments are however likely robust, and could use their faithful customer help more than at any time (specially the ones in really hard-hit downtown places). We have liked eating at these time-analyzed dining establishments, and when it comes to Restaurant 7 days, (now by way of Feb 7) quite a few, a lot of several years of encounter can be a bonus.

Bistro Bis
15 E St., NW
Restaurateur Jeffrey Buben brought up a era of DC chefs at his very long-shut Southern restaurant, Vidalia. His typical French system is on show at his Capitol Hill restaurant with dishes that go outside of the typical bistro fare. Think salmon gravlax, coq au vin, choucroute garnie, and Normandy apple croustade. Lunch and supper indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

The Bombay Club
815 Connecticut Ave., NW
Before the Rasika times, restaurateur Ashok Bajaj launched his vocation with this refined Indian location. It nonetheless makes a grand perception 23 several years later on. Selection-packed menus are provided at lunch ($22) and dinner ($35 and $55) with plates like mango shrimp, fiery inexperienced chili rooster, and loads of vegetarian dishes. Lunch and dinner indoor eating, heated outdoor eating, takeout, and supply. 

Equinox
818 Connecticut Ave., NW
Chef Todd Grey opened Equinox in 1999—long right before seasonal, Mid-Atlantic delicacies was trendy—but that’s not to say the kitchen is caught in the past. Gray embraces plant-based delicacies, and the 3 ($35) or five-system ($55) Restaurant 7 days menus incorporate inventive vegan dishes like navy bean cassoulet together with omnivorous possibilities these types of as barbecue shrimp and grits. Evening meal only indoor and heated outdoor eating, takeout, shipping and delivery. 

Floriana
1602 17th St., NW
Get a cue from Kamala and halt by this 42 12 months-outdated Dupont Italian restaurant for takeout. Like Madam Vice President, who visited earlier this month, you can seize an purchase of the signature lasagna with beef, bechamel, and selfmade mozzarella—or any of the several dishes from the normal menu, offered for Cafe 7 days.  Lunch and dinner Indoor and heated outdoor eating, takeout, and delivery. 

Jaleo’s pan con tomate. Photograph by Scott Suchman

I Ricchi
1220 19th St., NW
Ahead of the “casual-chic” craze there was Christianne Ricchi’s upscale-rustic Italian restaurant in Dupont Circle. The $35 Restaurant Week menu appears comforting and filling—think Tuscan ribollita soup, eggplant parmesan, and tiramisu. Lunch and evening meal indoor dining, heated out of doors dining, and takeout. 

Jaleo
480 Seventh St., NW 2250 Crystal Dr., Arlington
This Penn Quarter tapas residence is José Andrés’s very first-ever cafe, though nothing feels dated soon after 26 years. Get a taste of where the ThinkFoodGroup began with your selection of 5 tapas, which includes chicken croquettes, garlicky shrimp, and flan with Catalan cream foam (menus are offered in this article). Wine flights are an additional $25. Its Crystal Town sibling is offering the exact specials. Lunch and evening meal indoor, heated outside eating, and takeout. 

Kaz Sushi Bistro
1915 I St., NW
Chef Kaz Okochi pioneered DC’s sushi scene at his downtown Japanese cafe, which opened in 1999. You will locate a number of Kaz classics on the generous Restaurant Week menus for one ($35) or two ($60)—salmon nigiri with mango, tuna with olive, and inexperienced tea tiramisu. Dinner takeout and delivery only.

Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th St., NW
Established in 1856, the Ebbitt is technically Washington’s oldest restaurant (though its transformed locations various situations). As element of the Clyde’s Team, count on group-satisfying American fare. For Cafe 7 days, that means possibilities like clam chowder, crabcakes, meatloaf, and bread pudding. The $35 menu also includes a gratis wine or beer. Dinner only indoor eating and shipping and delivery.

Best Pizza DC Virginia Maryland Pizzeria Paradiso
A pie at Pizzeria Paradiso. Photograph by Juliana Molina, courtesy of the restaurant.

Pizzeria Paradiso
Places in Dupont Circle, Spring Valley, Georgetown, and Hyattsville
Prior to the pandemic pizza boom—and the last 10 decades of stylish Neapolitan spots—there was Ruth Gresser’s wood-fired pizza cafe, which debuted in 1991. The Cafe Week menu appears like a very good deal: a two-man or woman food ($35) that consists of a choice of two appetizers or salads and two pizzas, or a scaled-up 4-human being possibility ($55). We’re usually enthusiasts of the spicy Atomica with salami and olives, or the vegetarian Bosco. Lunch and evening meal indoor and patio dining (differs by spot), takeout, and supply.

Ris
2275 L St., NW
Veteran DC chef Ris Lacoste celebrates “We, the persons: the diversity of the American table” for Cafe 7 days at her West Conclusion spot. That signifies alternatives like Thai brussels sprouts, tandoori rooster, chile relleno and eggplant-parmesan meatballs—plus some of her consolation classics like a cheeseburger with fries. Lunch and evening meal indoor eating, heated out of doors eating, supply, and takeout.  

Rocklands
Locations in Glover Park, Arlington, and Alexandria
John Snedden’s wooden-smoked barbecue joint launched in DC in 1990 and has been serving up delicious meats and gratifying sides at any time because (we appreciate the pea-studded slaw, cucumbers, and mac n’ cheese). For DC’s Cafe Week, the $35 menu consists of a rack of ribs and two pints of sides. For the Alexandria Cafe Week promo, it’s a rack of ribs, two sides, two slices of pie, and two fountain drinks ($49). Meal only heated outdoor eating, takeout, and shipping and delivery.

1789
1226 36th St., NW
This Georgetown mainstay isn’t fairly as old as the title indicates, but its home in a Federal-era townhouse gives it lots of old-college appeal (in addition, it has been close to for more than 60 several years). New chef Kyoo Eom (formerly of 2941 and the late Poste) serves a $55 Restaurant 7 days menu which is much more high-quality-eating than your typical offer. Think pheasant ballontine, brioche-crusted halibut, and apple Paris-brest with buttermilk ice cream. Dinner indoor eating, takeout, and supply.

Foodstuff Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and consuming scene in her indigenous DC. Prior to becoming a member of Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held numerous cooking and producing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.