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25 New Restaurants for Summer Restaurant Week
Just-opened spots and first-timers offering discount meals. By Anna Spiegel
Frederik de Pue’s Azur is among the new spots participating in Restaurant Week. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Comments () | Published August 19, 2013

If you ever needed an excuse to check out one of Washington’s many new restaurants, Summer Restaurant Week could be it. The promotion of $20.13 lunches and $35.13 dinners runs Monday through Sunday (for most participants), so get out and start eating.

We’ve also included restaurants that are more than a year old but that are new to this warm-weather promotion—those are marked with an asterisk.

Ambar

Lunch and dinner

The Balkan-inspired Capitol Hill spot serves up a sandwich-focused menu for lunch, while evening brings a larger variety of plates.


Azur

Lunch and dinner

Frederik de Pue’s airy Penn Quarter seafood spot boasts one of our favorite new lobster rolls in town, and it’s featured on the Restaurant Week lunch menu—though it will cost you $5 extra.


B Too

Lunch and dinner

Get to know Belgian cuisine beyond moules frites with dishes such as chicken waterzooi and braised pork cheeks with polenta croquettes at this 14th Street eatery.


*Brio Tuscan Grill (Tysons Corner)

Lunch and dinner

Take a shopping break for a discount meal at this Italian spot located in the Tysons Corner mall.


*Capri Ristorante Italiano

Lunch and dinner

An old McLean neighborhood favorite joins summer Restaurant Week for the first time.


Crossroads

Lunch and dinner

The new globally inspired restaurant from the Heritage India and Malgudi team offers a range of Restaurant Week dishes, from papri chaat to steak frites.


Daikaya Izakaya

Dinner

Curious about that grilled avocado at this buzzy Penn Quarter izakaya? You’ll find it among the many small dishes on the Restaurant Week menu.


Del Campo

Lunch and dinner

Ceviche, empanadas, and smoky grilled fare are all part of chef Victor Albisu’s Restaurant Week lineup.


Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

Lunch

Drop in for an afternoon meal at Jeff Tunks’s Clarendon Mexican spot, which offers a range of choices on the Restaurant Week menu.


The Grill Room

Lunch and dinner

The adjoining Rye Bar’s barrel-aged Manhattan costs $22—nearly as much as RW lunch in this swanky Georgetown dining room in the Capella Hotel.


*Jackie’s

Dinner

The fun, funky Jackie’s isn’t a new face on the Silver Spring dining scene, but it’s opting into summer Restaurant Week for the first time.


Jardenea

Lunch and dinner

The newish Melrose Hotel restaurant gets into the Restaurant Week game with seasonal and locally sourced (when possible) dishes.


La Tagliatella

Lunch and dinner

The Poland-based Italian chain may have received one of the worst reviews in recent memory—the Post’s Tom Sietsema called it “a threat to our nation”—but hey, if you’re going to try it, might as well be at a discount!


*Legal Seafoods Tysons Galleria

Lunch and dinner

Take a break from designer shopping at Tysons Galleria for dishes like a wedge salad with shrimp or wood-grilled salmon at this Boston-based seafooder.


Malmaison

Dinner

The newest addition to the Georgetown waterfront dining scene aims for a taste of Paris without the high price tag.


MXDC

Lunch and dinner

Modern riffs on Mexican dishes include the likes of crab guacamole and roasted whole fish with chile aïoli at Todd English’s recently opened downtown cantina.


NoPa Kitchen and Bar

Lunch and dinner

Ashok Bajaj’s newest Penn Quarter eatery is running a variety of choices on its Restaurant Week menus.


Osteria Marzano

Dinner

The father-daughter team behind one of Alexandria’s latest openings offer a range of Italian dishes for Restaurant Week.


Range

Lunch and dinner

It’s worth checking out Bryan Voltaggio’s first Washington restaurant, which, true to its name, offers a variety of dishes, from pizzas to roasted meats.


*Russia House Lounge

Dinner

Take a break from sipping oversize vodka martinis at this moody Dupont spot to try its simple Russian fare.


*Shaw’s Tavern

Dinner

An outdoor patio lit with string lights sweetens the deal for balmy summer dining at this Shaw neighborhood spot.


*Sixth Engine

Dinner

Dine like a fireman (but probably better?) in this restored historic firehouse on Massachusetts Avenue.


Slate Wine Bar

Lunch and dinner

Glover Park-ians can get into the Restaurant Week spirit at this newish wine bar.


Woodward Table

Lunch and dinner

Vidalia, an old Restaurant Week favorite, gets a SRW sibling with Jeffrey Buben’s new downtown spot.


*Zaika

Dinner

You can spice up your Restaurant Week dining at this Clarendon Indian eatery.

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