WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington will host Summer Restaurant Week, August 13-19, inviting participating restaurants to offer three-course lunches for $20.12 and three-course dinners for $35.12.
The bi-annual event allows diners to experience Washington’s top restaurants at a very affordable price point.
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As an added bonus, restaurants such as 701 Restaurant, Agora, Ardeo+Bardeo, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and The Oval Room will be extending their offering through August 26th allowing more time to enjoy the summer savings.
Local Kicks chose a few places you might like to check out:
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at 801A 9th Street, NW (9th & H Streets), 20001, will offer a festive Cuban feast this Restaurant Week. During both lunch, dinner and brunch service, guests can select two piqueos, an entrée and dessert from Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s prix fixe menu. Dinner standouts include Frituras de Malanga: purple taro root fritters with garlic and cilantro, served with a Tamarindo ketchup; Chicharrones de la Casa: crisp marinated chicken, skirt steak, pork masitas, Cortez chorizo and plantain tostón with Mojo picante; Pescado de Oriente: citrus marinated fillet of red snapper a la plancha, “Chino-Cubano” fried rice, baby sprouts salad and a sweet chile-citrus and ajonjoli sauce; Lechón Asado: slow roasted marinated pulled pork, classic sour orange mojo with Amarillo chile smashed yucca, black bean broth and Vigorón slaw, as well as Vaca Frita: tender braised and crisped-shredded flank steak, roasted onions and citrus-garlic sauce served with white rice and Cuban black beans. For dessert, guests will enjoy the Tocino del Cielo: traditional Cuban flan with citrus salad and the Tres Leches de Caramelo: vanilla sponge cake soaked in three-dulce de leche flavored milks with mocha mousse. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will extend their Restaurant Week offering from August 13-26. The Restaurant Week menu must be ordered by the entire table. Cuba Libre is open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (202) 408-1600 or visit http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/.
Situated in the heart of Dupont Circle at 1527 17th Street, NW, 20036, Agora offers authentic Turkish and Greek cuisine for diners during Restaurant Week. Lunch begins with a sampler of Hummus, puree of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil; Htipiti, roasted peppers, feta, thyme and olive oil and Cacik, yogurt, cucumber, dill, vinegar, garlic and olive oil. For dinner, diners can order from a variety of dishes from a pre-selected five-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Ghassan Jarrouj. Menu highlights include Imam Bayildi, stuffed eggplant with onions, tomatoes, pine nuts and garlic; Bruksel Lahana, fried Brussels sprouts with Urfa pepper and crème fraiche; Adana Kebap, skewered ground lamb and beef with grilled tomatoes, sumac-onions and pita bread, as well as Kibbeh, ground beef and bulgur dumplings stuffed with ground beef, lamb, almonds and pine nuts over yoghurt sauce. Restaurant Week at Agora is available from August 13-26. Lunch is priced at $20.12, and dinner is priced at $35.12 and available for the entire table. Agora is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner Sunday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 5 p.m. until Midnight. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 332-6767 or visit their website at www.agoradc.net.
In Cleveland Park, Ardeo+Bardeo, located at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008, is offering Restaurant Week goers the best of modern America cuisine during dinner service. Guests can choose one dish form the vegetable, small bites or soup & salad section, one dish from the pasta, seafood or meats section and one dessert for $35.12. Standout dishes from Executive Chef Nate Garyantes’s seasonal menu include Chilled Beets with sour cherries, blue cheese and spiced walnuts; Watermelon Avocado Mousse with blue crab, sea beans and preserved lemon; Corn Carbonara with black pepper fettuccini, grilled corn, smoked ricotta, basil, parmesan and egg 63; Crispy Soft shells with green papaya, chayote squash, fin herbs, yogurt and cucumber jus; Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken Breast with quinoa, broccoli and cheddar fondue, as well as Barrel Cut Ribeye with yukon gold puree, roasted royal trumpet mushrooms and one-eyed Susan. For dessert, guests can choose from crowd favorites such as Angel Food Cake with crème fraiche sorbet, cherry compote and almonds; Banana-Cream Tart with coffee-hazelnut ice cream, banana caramel and ginger snap crust, as well as Melon and Cucumber Panna Cotta with cucumber/melon salsa and Greek yogurt sherbert. Ardeo+Bardeo will be extending their offering from August 13-26. Ardeo+Bardeo is open for dinner Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit http://www.ardeorestaurant.com.
At 701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 20004, 2012 RAMMY-award-winning Executive Chef Ed Witt will offer a special featured three-course menu. Lunch highlights include Melon and Cardamom Soup with Prosecco and basil; Albacore Tuna Tartar with tomato water ponzu, snap peas and radishes; House-Smoked Trout with summer bean and beet salad, horseradish and dill crème and Braised Duck with lavender spaetzle and blackberry. Dinner highlights are just as delicious and include Corn and Crab Risotto with lime, jalapeno and pimentón; Foie Gras Mousse with blueberry, ginger, Nasturtium, almond tuile and prosciutto; Snapper with squash, squash blossom, lavender crumble and flowers, as well as Pork Loin with eggplant, tamarind, ginger and peanuts. For a sweet ending, desserts include Sweet Potato pound Cake with crème fraiche sabayon and Cocoa nibs crumble and Peach Cobbler with vanilla cream and candied pistachios. 701 Restaurant will be extending their offering from August 13-26. 701 Restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information or reservations please call (202) 393-0701 or visit www.701restaurant.com.
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Located just steps from the White House, The Oval Room, at 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20006, will offer a three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menu prepared by Executive Chef Tony Conte. Guests can anticipate a selection of modern American dishes made with fresh, seasonal produce. In addition, Oval Room will be extending their offering from August 13-26. The Oval Room is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Valet parking is available for $8 per car. For reservations, please call (202) 463-8700 or visit www.ovalroom.com.
Rasika Penn Quarter, located at 633 D Street, NW, 20004, with exotic and sophisticated décor offers diners a romantic ambience to enjoy Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam and Chef de Cuisine Neraj Govil’s specially crafted Restaurant Week menu. Standout lunch options include Lal Pyaaz Tikka: chicken, malt vinegar, onion and red beet; Shikampuri Kebab: lamb, lentils, garam masala and mint chutney; Papeta Gosht: lamb, potatoes and caramelized onions as well as Tandoori Salmon with black pepper, cinnamon and mint chutney. Dinner options include Karwari Scallops: bay scallops, semolina and tamarind; Palak Chaat: crispy baby spinach, sweet yogurt, tamarind and date chutney; Raaga Murgh: cashew nuts, cilantro, green pepper and green cardamom, as well as Black Cod with fennel seeds, star anise, dill and honey. Rasika is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Valet parking is available exclusively during dinner service for $8. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 637-1222 or visit http://www.rasikarestaurant.com/.
Ashok Bajaj’s sister restaurant, Rasika West End, located at 1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 20037, will also be participating in Restaurant Week. Guests can indulge in modern and authentic Indian fare created by Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam and Chef de Cuisine Manish Tyagi. Lunch highlights include Coorgi Murgh Tikka: chicken, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and cumin; Pao Bhaji: seasonal vegetables, pao bhaji masala and bread roll; Andhra Lamb Curry: curry leaves, red chili and black pepper. Dinner standouts include Sweet Potato and Sago Tikki: cumin, green chili, curry leaves and pineapple chutney; Chicken Green Masala: cilantro, green chili, green cardamom and cloves; Lamb Dhansak: lentils, dhansak masala, tamarind and dhansak rice; Malai Fish Curry: halibut, onion, bay leaf and coconut milk, as well as Tamarind Black Cod: star anise, stone flower, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Rasika West End is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Valet parking is available exclusively during dinner service for $8. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 466-2500 or visit www.RasikaRestaurant.com.
|Village Wharf Restaurant, Fort Hunt Road, |
Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca located at 1100 New York Ave, NW, 20005, (entrance on 12th and H Streets side) will be offering seasonal modern Italian fare for lunch and dinner this Restaurant Week. Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s three-course menu features a choice of antipasti, secondi and dolci. Lunch options include Polpette: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce with white polenta and gremolada; Funghi: roasted wild mushrooms, bread and mushroom crumble; Ravioli: Caciocavallo and marjoram filled ravioli with tomato and basil, as well as Semifreddo: peppermint semifreddo with flourless chocolate cake. Dinner options are just as scrumptious and include Calamari: calamari stuffed with potato and sopressata and squid ink vinaigrette; Razza: plancha seared Atlantic skate with Sicilian caponata; Risotto: carnaroli risotto with fresh herbs, Parmigiano Reggiano, filet bean and pine nuts; Maiale: slow roasted Pappa Weaver pork shoulder, peperonata and salsa verde, as well as watermelon granite with fresh melon. Bibiana will be extending their offering from August 13-26. Bibiana is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Valet parking is available for $8. For reservations please call (202) 216-9550 or visit http://www.bibianadc.com/.
Conveniently located across from the Verizon Center at 704 7th Street, NW, 20001, Legal Sea Foods offers up delicious fresh seafood options for Restaurant Week. Lunch highlights include Chilled Gazpacho with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers; Fried Fisherman’s Trio with shrimp, scallops and clams, French fries and cole slaw; Legal’s Signature Crab Cake with jumbo lump crab, mustard sauce, seasonal salad and the choice of one side, as well as Chopped Greek Salad with Grilled Shrimp with diced olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, chick peas and feta. Dinner highlights are just as delicious and include Maryland Cream of Crab Soup; Legal’s Signature Crab Cake Combo with jumbo lump crab, grilled shrimp and scallops, mustard sauce and seasonal salad, as well as the Nutty Atlantic Salmon with almond crust, sautéed in a lemon caper butter sauce, mushroom ravioli and spinach. For dessert, guests can choose between Key Lime Pie and Boston Cream Pie. Restaurant Week at Legal Sea Foods is available from August 13-19. Lunch is priced at $20.12, and dinner is priced at $35.12. Legal Sea Food is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information please call (202) 347-0007 or visit www.legalseafoods.com.
BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant, located at 4883 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, 20007, which captured the 2012 RAMMY Award for “Best Upscale Casual Restaurant,” is showcasing the season’s best catch during Restaurant Week. From August 13-19, BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant will offer a three-course lunch menu for $20.12. Guests can select mouthwatering dishes off Executive Chef Thomas Leonard’s seasonal menu, which include Rhode Island Calamari with chipotle remoulade; Tomato Gazpacho with parmesan croutons and basil oil; Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia Sandwich with toasted ciabatta, avocado relish and pickled red onions; Wood Grilled North Atlantic Swordfish with faro, cauliflower, arugula and puttanesca. For dessert, diners can choose between Chocolate Chambord Truffle Cake, Key Lime Pie or a selection of house-made ice cream and sorbet. BlackSalt is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information please call (202) 342-9101 or visit www.blacksaltrestaurant.com.