New This Week: Lunch at Joe’s Stone Crab and Hank’s Oyster Bar, Twice the Happy Hour at Range

Fresh options for dining and drinking.
You can now swing by Joe’s Stone Crab for lunch, including seafood salads, sandwiches, and light mains such as this peppered salmon. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Lunch at Joe’s Stone Crab

750 15th St., NW; 202-489-0140

One of Washington’s hottest new restaurants is now offering lunch, with a variety of menu options for both the power set and casual diners. You’ll find prix-fixe combinations such as the “Joe’s classic lunch,” with Florida stone-crab claws, hashbrowns, slaw, and Key lime pie ($32.95), as well as entrée salads like a decadent seafood chop with lobster, king crab, and shrimp; sandwiches and burgers; and half-portions of the sizable entrées.

Afternoon hours at Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont

1624 Q St., NW; 202-462-4265

Hank’s is a longtime fixture in the neighborhood, but starting April 1, chef/owner Jamie Leeds will offer daily lunch for the first time. The menu includes classics—a lobster roll, fried oysters—as well as new items such as a sandwich with grilled goat and cheddar cheeses, a grilled fish sandwich, and several burgers. Lunch runs Monday through Friday 11:30 to 3.

Happy hour (and late-night happy hour) at Range

5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-803-8020

Chef Bryan Voltaggio knows the restaurant industry well, so he’s launched both a regular happy hour (4 to 6) and a late-night option from 9 to close Monday through Friday. Look for half-price pizzas, $1 oysters, $5 Flying Dog brews, and $7 specialty cocktails. A plus for the night owls: half-price shellfish platters.

Free drinks with brunch at Et Voila

5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW; 202-237-2300

This Belgian Palisades spot received Rammy nominations this year for Best Upscale Brunch and Best Upscale Casual Restaurant. In celebration, you’ll find new brunch dishes that arrive with a free pairing, such as salmon eggs Benedict with a Stella beer, buckwheat crepes with ham and eggs served alongside a signature cocktail, and chocolate crepes matched with a cappuccino. The deal runs this Saturday and Sunday through June 22.

Brunch at Satellite Room

2047 Ninth St., NW

We know this spot behind the 9:30 Club for late-night eats, but it’s launching brunch starting on Saturday, April 5. The menu includes classics like steak and eggs and omelets, as well as more unusual dishes—a peanut-butter-and-bacon sandwich with marshmallow fluff, anyone? Drinks are also unique; think a jerky Bloody Mary and a Wu-Tangmosa (which we’re guessing involves Tang).

Doggie happy hour at Jackson 20

480 King St., Alexandria; 703-842-2790

Humans and their four-legged companions are welcome at this Alexandria spot for the return of doggie happy hour. Each Thursday from 5 to 8 you can bring your pet to the outdoor courtyard for some mutt mingling as you sip discounted drinks and $5 bites such as fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, and barbecue pork sliders.

Discount wine at Eno

2810 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-2995-2826

Yes, a wine bar attached to the Four Seasons Georgetown can be swanky. Still, deal-seekers can find discounts starting on April 1 with a happy hour featuring $5 wines on tap, available from 5 to 7 Sunday through Thursday.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.