This blog post has actually been upgraded for winter months 2023. 

Sure, it’s enjoyable to attempt a brand-new hotspot for Dining establishment Week—and also we have a lot of referrals.  However we additionally like eating at these timeless DC dining establishments, and also when it pertains to Dining Establishment Week (January 16-22), years of experience can be a large bonus offer. A number of these food selections don’t stint alternatives or high end active ingredients. These dining establishments have actually been around for a decade-plus, and also recognize what jobs (and also what doesn’t).

Restaurant Bis
15 E St., NW
Restaurateur Jeffrey Buben raised a generation of DC cooks at his long-closed Southern dining establishment, Vidalia. His timeless French method gets on display screen at his Capitol Hillside dining establishment, offering meals that surpass the common restaurant price. Believe salmon gravlax, coq au vin, choucroute garnie, and also Normandy apple croustade. Dining establishment Week food selections are big and also charitable—a great indicator. Lunch and also breakfast ($25) and also supper ($40).

The Bombay Club
815 Connecticut Ave., NW
Prior To the Rasika days, restaurateur Ashok Bajaj released his job with this polished Indian area near the White Residence. It still makes a grand perception over three decades later on. Cook Nilesh Singhvi offers plates like intense eco-friendly chili hen, tandoori salmon, and also great deals of vegan meals to the song of real-time piano songs. Supper ($55) just.

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Epic French cook Michel Richard, that made Washington his house and also cooking play ground for over twenty years, died in 2016. However his tradition survives on at Central many thanks to acolyte/chef David Deshaies (L’Ardente, Unconventional Restaurant), an overhauled room, and also brand-new group. The Dining establishment Week supper food selection consists of standards like the goat cheese Caesar and also lobster bisque, plus fascinating brand-new things such as a baked leg of swine and also coconut sundae. Supper ($40) just.

Central Michel Richard in midtown DC. Picture by Fredde Lieberman.

818 Connecticut Ave., NW
Cook Todd Gray opened up Equinox in 1999—lengthy prior to seasonal, Mid-Atlantic food was fashionable—yet that’s not to claim the kitchen area is embeded the past. Gray welcomes plant-based food, and also the Dining establishment Week food selection consists of seasonal vegan meals like luscious Virginia chestnut and also porcini soup together with omnivorous alternatives such as bacon-wrapped venison and also pan-roasted halibut filet with poached lobster.  Supper (3 programs for $40, 4 4 $55).

Filomena Ristorante
1063 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Georgetown’s precious Italian-American dining establishment has actually offered loading parmigiana plates and also homemade pastas for virtually 40 years—and also it can still be difficult to obtain a primetime table. Not a surprise, the Dining establishment Week food selection is charitable with passionate alternatives like homemade meatballs in Sunday sauce, agnolotti carbonara, veal marsala, and also turtle cheesecake. Lunch ($25) and also supper ($40 and also $55).

1602 17th St., NW
Take a sign from Madam Vice Head of state and also visit this 40-plus year-old Dupont Italian dining establishment. The Dining establishment Week food selection is charitable, and also consists of tried and true trademarks like pasta with beef, béchamel, and also homemade mozzarella; chili-crusted New york city strip; and also ahi tuna over romesco sauce. Supper just ($55) and also takeout.

Pan con tomate at Jaleo, a classic. Photograph by Scott Suchman
Frying pan disadvantage tomate at Jaleo, a timeless. Picture by Scott Suchman

480 Seventh St., NW; 2250 Crystal Dr., Arlington
The Penn Quarter tapas residence is José Andrés’s first-ever dining establishment, though absolutely nothing really feels dated after three decades. Obtain a preference of where ThinkFoodGroup started with your selection of 5 tapas and also treat from a charitable food selection, consisting of hen croquettes, garlicky shrimp, and also flan with Catalan lotion foam (food selections are offered right here). You’ll additionally locate mixed drink and also red wine specials, consisting of $30 containers of Cava. Lunch ($25) and also supper ($40). 

Kaz Sushi Restaurant
1915 I St., NW
Cook Kaz Okochi aided leader DC’s innovative sushi scene at his midtown Japanese dining establishment, which opened up in 1999. You’ll locate a variety of Kaz standards on the Dining establishment Week food selections—salmon nigiri with mango, tuna with olive, crispy shimp rolls, and also eco-friendly tea tiramisu. Supper ($40 and also $55) just.

La Chaumière
2813 M St., NW
The fire-lit Georgetown dining-room is transportive to a various time and also location—assume the French countryside circa 1976 (its opening year). It’s the same for the food selection, loaded with standards (some tough to locate nowadays) such as cassoulet, sautéed calf bone’s liver, dover single meunière, and also soufflés for treat. Supper ($40) just.

New Levels
2317 Calvert St., NW
Opened Up in 1986, the ventilated Woodley Park dining establishment is under brand-new instructions from Bolivian cook Jose Molina. Its Brand-new American food selection for Dining establishment Week flaunts some Latin impact—take the peanut soup, Molina’s childhood years fave—and also doesn’t appear to stint high quality active ingredients. Meals consist of filet mignon medallions, pan-seared branzino, and also lamb ribs—plus there’s a gratis glass of sparkling to begin. Supper ($55) just.

Sushi Taro. Picture by Scott Suchman

2275 L St., NW
Professional DC cook Ris Lacoste helms this delicately fine-tuned West End eating space. Anticipate New American layers with a touch of convenience, such as Champagne-oyster stew, the ever-famous scallop margarita, leek and also mustard-crusted salmon, and also hen Milanese. Supper ($55) just.

Sushi Taro
1503 17th St., NW
This long time Japanese fave in Dupont hasn’t launched its Dining establishment Week food selections yet, yet if our previous experience is true, it’s one of the very best Dining establishment Week bookings in the area. Normal offerings consist of excellent sushi or sashimi, soups, and also prepared meals from the kitchen area. Supper ($55) just.

The fireplace room at Georgetown classic 1789. Photograph courtesy of 1789.
The fire place space at Georgetown timeless 1789. Picture thanks to 1789.

Taberna del Alabardero
1776 I St., NW
You may consider José Andrés as the grandpa of Spanish food in DC, yet this majestic dining establishment near the White Residence pre-dates Jaleo by a couple of years and also was initial established in Madrid in 1974. The Vintage eating space offers timeless tapas, sangrias, and also paellas. Keep In Mind that Dining establishment Week specials, not yet launched, are offered to-go. Lunch ($25) and also supper ($40).

1226 36th St., NW
This Georgetown essential isn’t fairly as old as the name recommends, yet its house in a Federal-era condominium offers it a lot of traditional beauty (plus, it has been around for over 60 years). Cook Adam Howard provides a three-course, $55 Dining establishment Week food selection with great eating touches—assume bunny roulade, baked duck with balsamic and also black figs, and also lemon-raspberry bavarian. Supper ($55) just. 

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the eating and also alcohol consumption scene in her indigenous DC. Before signing up with Washingtonian in 2010, she participated in the French Culinary Institute and also Columbia College’s MFA program in New york city, and also held different food preparation and also composing settings in New York City and also in St. John, United States Virgin Islands.

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