How to Do DC Restaurant Week Right

Washington, DC is known for its monuments and powerful figures who call the District home, but did you know that DC also has one of the hottest food scenes? Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is going strong, showcasing some of the best DMV cuisine — all at an affordable price! Restaurant Week, which runs this summer from Aug. 12-18, offers a chance to enjoy both new and tried and true dining spots with brunch and lunch priced at $22 and dinner at $35. Remember to make a reservation, since participating restaurants get especially busy this week. Here are our top picks for this summer edition of Restaurant Week.

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Impress a date

For just $35 for three to four dinner courses, now’s your chance to indulge at some of DC’s finest dining and favorite classics without any of the guilt.

  • Ambar (Capitol Hill and Clarendon locations)
  • Clyde’s (Gallery Place and Georgetown)
  • District Winery
  • Filomena
  • Farmers & Distillers
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers
  • Founding Farmers
  • Old Ebbitt Grille
  • Supra
  • Via Umbria
  • Whaley’s

Lunch just got more interesting

Take your team out for or indulge in a getaway from the usual lunch spot for just $22 for two or three courses. If we could hit up one Restaurant Week lunch per day, these are our priorities.

  • Agora (Dupont Circle and Golden Triangle locations)
  • Ankara
  • Chiko (Dupont)
  • Copa Kitchen & Bar
  • District Commons
  • Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
  • Zaytinya

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Brunch like a boss

Washingtonians know how to do brunch right. It’s basically its own culture here. These deals during DC Restaurant Week are the right move to end your weekend on a high note.

  • City Winery DC
  • Convivial
  • Logan Tavern
  • Momofuku
  • Tacos, Tortas & Tequila
  • Whaley’s (so good, we listed it twice)

Check out the full Restaurant Week list of participating eateries and menus.

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