Here’s What Our Top 50 Restaurants Have Planned for Winter Restaurant Week (Menus)

These top spots are offering deals starting January 19.
Here’s What Our Top 50 Restaurants Have Planned for Winter Restaurant Week (Menus)
Casa Luca is one of the many restaurants on our 100 Very Best list participating in Restaurant Week. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Washington’s annual Winter Restaurant Week is almost here. Hundreds of eateries in the metropolitan area serve $20.15 lunches and $35.15 dinners from Monday, January 19, through January 25 (and some even longer). Whether you consider RW a good deal or “free dessert week,” the variety is strong this season with 37 of our 100 Best Restaurants 2015 participating. Here’s what the eateries in our top 50 have planned.

Bistro Bis

Hotel George, 15 E St., NW

Guests can pick from a large number of options for each course at this creative Capitol Hill bistro, including some of our favorites: spiced carrot salad with cumin-yogurt vinaigrette, onion soup, and salmon with black rice and pumpkin seeds.

Lunch and dinner

Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave., NW

Several appetizer, entrée, and dessert options are offered for RW at this elegant Indian spot, and rice and fresh naan accompany each main dish.

Lunch and dinner

Casa Luca

1099 New York Ave., NW

Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, 2015’s Restaurateurs of the Year, offer Restaurant Week at all three of their eateries. While Luca is the most casual, the menu looks appealing, with options such as burrata antipasti and Adriatic seafood stew.

Lunch and dinner


1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Chef Michel Richard extends restaurant week, offering the special menus again from January 26 to 31. The lineup of classics includes the goat-cheese Caesar, delicious burger, fried chicken, and a chocolate dessert bar.

Lunch and dinner

Daikaya Izakaya

705 Sixth St., NW

We’re guessing one of the new, swanky whiskey lockers isn’t included in the Restaurant Week deal, but Daikaya is still worth checking out for the creative and delicious Japanese small plates.


Del Campo

777 I St., NW

Restaurant Week runs until January 31 at Victor Albisu‘s Latin American grill, meaning more time to try dishes like grilled scallop ceviche, a cheffy take on Peruvian chicken, and flan with toasted-coconut crema.

Lunch and dinner


601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Meat-eaters don’t always have the opportunity for their steak fix during Restaurant Week, but you’ll find a beef tenderloin with smoked potatoes and rosemary jus among the dinner options at this upscale Italian, as well as items for fish-lovers and vegetarians.

Lunch and dinner

Fiola Mare

3100 K St., NW

Restaurant Week gets a shorter run at this white-hot Italian on the Georgetown waterfront, served during lunch from January 20 to 23. The menu also includes lunchtime “mocktails” for $7 and hot drinks to fight off the cold.



707 Sixth St., NW

Chef Mike Isabella extends Restaurant Week, offering the menus January 19 to 23 and 26 to 30 (must be ordered by the whole table). A selection of small plates includes stellar dishes like roasted cauliflower with pecorino and mint, or pizzas such as the Goodfella topped with meatballs.

Lunch and dinner

Iron Gate

1734 N St., NW

This historic Dupont restaurant is one of the more atmospheric spots for Restaurant Week, especially if you snag a table by the fire. Chef Tony Chittum’s seasonal, Mediterranean menu changes frequently, but try the gyro with wood-roasted meat if it’s an option.



2201 14th St., NW

Look for double the Restaurant Week: January 19 to 25, and 26 through February 1. In addition to the regular RW menu, guests also have the option of five courses for $55.15 that covers a large portion of the regular offerings.


Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd., NW

Chef Cedric Maupillier’s three-course menu runs through February 1, and includes some of our favorites from the bistro, including the dish on our 100 Very Best Restaurants issue’s cover: the pasta Bolognese.


Osteria Morini

301 Water St., SE

Chef Michael White’s New York import has been making waves with its hearty, Tuscan-style pastas and wood-roasted meats since landing in DC. Order the lasagna verde if it’s an option.

Lunch and dinner

Rasika and Rasika West End

633 D St., NW/1190 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Take a leisurely lunch during Restaurant Week for chef Vikram Sunderam’s creative Indian dishes. While the menu includes several options for each course and an array of ingredients—gingered calamari, braised lamb—Rasika is always a great place to impress vegetarians, and RW should be no exception.


Sushi Taro

1503 17th St., NW

Reservations tend to fill up quickly for RW, so book early. The menu typically features a mix of sushi options, as well as small plates.

Lunch and dinner


903 N St., NW

Shaw’s svelte-casual European spot offers lunch and dinner for Restaurant Week. A seasonal menu could contain dishes like a grilled and roasted mushroom tart, or trout with winter radish salad.

Lunch and dinner


701 Ninth St., NW

The special menus at José Andrés’s Mediterranean are offered through February 1, and include a selection of Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese mezze.

Lunch and dinner

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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.