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.