Where to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah 2014 in Washington

Ring in 5775 with tasty eats, drinks, and a New Year's party.

Dino's may have moved, but it still celebrates the Jewish holidays with plenty of Italian dishes. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Celebrity Delly

7263 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church

This Falls Church institution, in business for 38 years, offers holiday catering platters. The Rosh Hashanah menu serves a minimum of ten people for $22.95 per person (smaller groups are $23.95). All orders of an appetizer, entrée, and two sides come with matzo-ball soup, tzimmes, and challah.

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Ave., NW

A fall harvest-themed menu from chef Brian Robinson starts with a loaf of fresh challah for the table, followed by four courses including squash kreplach and roasted duck with spaetzle and plum gastrique ($40; $58 with wine pairings). A High Holiday catering menu is also available through October 6.

When: Wednesday, September 24, through Friday, September 26.

Dino’s Grotto

1914 Ninth St., NW

Dino’s may have changed locations, but it’s still celebrating all the Jewish holidays with Italian and Gold-family dishes. A five-course menu features chopped-liver crostini, Tuscan spice-rubbed brisket, and more ($44; $19 for kids under 13).

When: Wednesday, September 24, at 4:30 through Friday, September 26.


818 Connecticut Ave., NW

The New Jewish Table cookbook authors Todd and Ellen Gray roll out a three-course menu ($48; $70 with wine pairings). Seasonal dishes include curried butternut squash soup and an apple tart with Manischewitz sorbet. 

When: Wednesday, September 24, at 4:30 through Friday, September 26.

Heckman’s Delicatessen

4914 Cordell Ave., Bethesda

Looking to throw a party at home without too much hassle? This Bethesda eatery offers catering platters with High Holiday discount pricing if ordered by September 25. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert are all covered.

Logan Tavern

1423 P St., NW

Sadly, this wallet-friendly option for dining pre-services on Wednesday is sold out, but you can still sign up for space on the waitlist. Should you get in, you’ll have an appetizer buffet starting at 6, followed by a seated dinner at 6:45 with dishes such as salmon with Israeli couscous or brisket ($36 per person; $50 with wine pairings). 

When: Wednesday, September 24, at 6. 

Sixth & I New Year’s Eve Party

801 K St., NW

Sixth & I hosts the week’s most rockin’ celebration, with a bash on Erev Rosh Hashanah at the Carnegie Library starting at 8. The party features live music from Black Masala, plus festive eats and drinks. Tickets are $36; the event is recommended for a crowd in their twenties and thirties.


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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.