Eateries offer tasty selections for DC Summer Restaurant Week

A plethora of acclaimed restaurants to offer specially-priced menus during Summer Restaurant Week 2018

Summer Restaurant Week 2018 in Washington, D.C. is just around the corner. Sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, the event is being held August 13-19, 2018. Restaurant Week enables customers to sample dishes from restaurants they might not normally patronize to special pricing. Lunch will be served for $22 and dinner is being served for $35 at participating restaurants. When served, brunch will be priced at $22.

These are suggested price points for the menus and the offerings typically do not include drinks, taxes or gratuity.

At Chef Geoff’s in Tysons, Va., restaurant week brunch includes several choices with inspiration including the baja burrito, which include scrambled eggs, chorizo, black beans and avocado, jack cheese, pico de gallo, and the Parisian Eggs Benedict, served atop a crusty baguette, with smoked ham, garlic spinach, truffle hollandaise and pecorino. Both choices are served with crispy yukon potatoes.

The Unconventional Diner, located in the Shaw, will have American faves like the Chicken Parm and Double Cheeseburger as main dishes to choose from during Summer Restaurant Week dinner, and also something a bit more global, like the Miso Salmon with broccolini, okra and Gochujang sauce. Chocolate Fudge cake, carrot cake and Passion Mango Sorbet are listed as the dessert choices.

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Dessert at The Unconventional Diner. Photo via Unconventional Diner.

Ensalada de Verano will be one of the appetizer choices at SER: mango, avocado, tomato and micro cilantro salad. If chicken is your thing, for the main course, try the Braised Chicken, black garlic, piquillo, fried nduja-pickled onions. Dessert options include the Churros con Chocolate, which is traditional Spanish fried dough with chocolate mousse.

Over at City Perch & Kitchen at Pike & Rose, the Summer Restaurant Week lunch menu is a curated selection. The three appetizers that are being served are the Caesar Salad, Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice and Crispy Green Beans. The Spicy Tuna sounds like a winner. It’s served with pickled ginger, wasabi and tobiko. City Perch & Kitchen entrées will include a Grilled Atlantic Salmon, served with caramelized sweet corn with cherry tomato, fresh tarragon & herb oil. Another entree choice will be the Crispy Clucker, which is a house-spiced fried chicken that is served with red pepper aioli, wild arugula, heirloom tomatoes, pickles and onions. Dessert choices are the Chocolate S’mores Cake and the Raspberry Red Velvet Pavlova, a meringue with ice cream.

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Alta Strada’s lunch menu served in the Mosaic District has many options, and the meal includes an appetizer, entree/salad/sandwich and dessert. The restaurant’s appetizers include the Prosciutto di Parma with fig jam & crostini, the Arugula Salad with lemon, extra virgin olive oil, & shaved parm, and the Housemade Ricotta Crostini. Salad choices appear to be both tasty and healthy; for example, there’s the Quinoa & Kale Bowl Apples with butternut squash & pomegranate.

The Wild Mushroom Cheeseburger* Truffle Aioli and Turkey Sandwich Avocado with bacon & spicy Calabrian chiles are just two of the sandwich options. And there are a variety of pizza, pasta and entree choices to round out the plentiful menu.

Check out the full list for DC Summer Restaurant Week at RAMW, including special menus as they are uploaded, and strategize your reservations early as this tends to be a very popular summer food celebration in the District.

Here is a list of participating restaurants for DC Summer Restaurant Week, as of July 15:


DC Summer Restaurant Week restaurants A-M

  • 701 Restaurant, Penn Quarter
  • 1789 Restaurant, Georgetown
  • 2941 Restaurant, Falls Church (Va.)
  • Acadiana, Downtown
  • Acqua Al 2, Capitol Hill
  • Agora, Dupont Circle
  • Al Tiramisu, Dupont Circle
  • All Set Restaurant & Bar, Silver Spring (Md.)
  • Alta Strada City Vista
  • Alta Strada Mosaic, Merrifield (Va.)
  • Ambar Barrack’s Row
  • Ambar Clarendon
  • American Prime, Tysons (Va.)
  • Aperto, Foggy Bottom
  • Art and Soul, Capitol Hill
  • B Too, 14th Street
  • Ba Ba, Arlington (Va.)
  • Bastille, Alexandria (Va.)
  • Bibiana, Downtown
  • Bindaas, Woodley Park
  • The Bird, Shaw
  • Bistro Bis, Capitol Hill
  • Bistro Cacao, Capitol Hill
  • Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar, Georgetown
  • BlackSalt, Palisades Northwest
  • The Bombay Club, Downtown
  • Cafe Du Parc, Downtown
  • The Capital Grille Chevy Chase
  • The Capital Grille of Washington DC
  • Casolare, Glover Park
  • Central Michel Richard, City Center
  • Centrolina, City Center
  • Chart House Restaurant, Alexandria (Va.)
  • Chatter, Friendship Heights
  • Chef Geoff’s Uptown, Glover Park
  • Chef Geoff’s, Tysons (Va.)
  • Circa at Clarendon (Va.)
  • Circa at Chinatown
  • Circa at Foggy Bottom
  • City Winery, Ivy City
  • Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Penn Quarter
  • Convivial, Shaw
  • Cuba Libre, Penn Quarter
  • Darlington House, Dupont Circle
  • DBGB Kitchen and Bar, City Center
  • Declaration, Nats Park
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, Penn Quarter
  • Dino’s Grotto, Shaw
  • Dirty Habit, City Center
  • District Commons, Foggy Bottom
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Arlington (Va.)
  • Epic Smokehouse, Arlington (Va.)
  • Equinox Restaurant, Downtown
  • Espita Mezcaleria, Shaw
  • Farmers & Distillers, Mt. Vernon Square
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers, Georgetown
  • Fig & Olive, City Center
  • Filomena Ristorante, Georgetown
  • Firefly, Dupont Circle
  • Ford’s Fish Shack Ashburn (Va.)
  • Ford’s Fish Shack Lansdowne (Va.)
  • Ford’s Fish Shack Chantilly (Va.)
  • Founding Farmers Park Potomac
  • Founding Farmers Park Reston (Va.)
  • Founding Farmers Tysons (Va.)
  • Ghibellina, 14th Street
  • Granville Moore’s, H Street Corridor
  • Grillfish DC, West End
  • The Hamilton, Downtown
  • Hank’s Pasta Bar, Alexandria (Va.)
  • i Ricchi, Dupont Circle
  • Indique, Cleveland Park
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Indique in Cleveland Park is on the DC Summer Restaurant Week list. Photo via Indique.
  • Joselito, Capitol Hill
  • Kaz Sushi Bistro, Downtown
  • La Cote d’Or Cafe, Arlington (Va.)
  • La Piquette, Cleveland Park
  • La Puerta Verde, Ivy City
  • Laporta’s Restaurant, Alexandria (Va.)
  • Le Chat Noir, Friendship Heights
  • Le Grenier, H Street Corridor
  • Lincoln – DC, McPherson Square
  • Logan Tavern, Logan Circle
  • Masa 14, 14th Street
  • The Melting Pot Arlington (Va.)
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg (Md.)
  • The Melting Pot Reston (Va.)
  • Mi Vida, District Wharf
  • Momo Yakitori, Brookland
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse Chevy Chase
  • Muze at Mandarin Oriental – DC, Southwest Waterfront

DC Summer Restaurant Week restaurants N-Z

  • NazcaMochica, Dupont Circle
  • Nobu – D.C., West End
  • NoPa Kitchen + Bar, Penn Quarter
  • Occidental, Downtown
  • Ocean Prime, Downtown
  • Old Ebbitt Grill, Downtown
  • Opaline Bar & Brasserie, Downtown
  • Osteria da Nino, Arlington (Va.)
  • The Oval Room, Downtown
  • Oz Restaurant & Bar, Arlington (Va.)
  • The Park at Fourteenth, McPherson Square
  • PassionFish Reston (Va.)
  • PassionFish Bethesda (Md.)
  • Penn Commons, Penn Quarter
  • Pennsylvania 6, Downtown
  • Rasika Penn Quarter
  • Rasika West End
  • Restaurant at The Wink Hotel, Dupont Circle
  • RPM Italian, Mt. Vernon Square
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Fairfax (Va.)
  • Sababa, Cleveland Park
  • Sally’s Middle Name, H Street Corridor
  • Silver Bethesda (Md.)
  • Silver Cathedral Heights
  • Siren by RW, Logan Circle
  • Smith Commons, H Street Corridor
  • Succotash – F Street, Penn Quarter
  • Sushi Ko, Chevy Chase
  • Sushi Taro, Logan Circle
  • Taberna del Alabardero, Downtown
  • Teddy and the Bully Bar, Dupont Circle
  • TenPenh, Tysons (Va.)
  • Texas de Brazil, Mt. Vernon Square
  • Tico, U Street Corridor
  • Toro Toro, McPherson Square
  • TRIO Grill, Falls Church (Va.)
  • Unconventional Diner, Shaw
  • Vermilion, Alexandria (Va.)
  • Via Umbria, Georgetown
  • Vinoteca, U Street Corridor
  • Whaleys, Capitol Riverfront
  • Wine Kitchen on the Creek, Frederick (Md.)
  • Woodward Table, 14th Street

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