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Restaurants Celebrating Rosh Hashanah Around DC

Festive menus for the Jewish New Year.
DGS Delicatessen serves special menus for Rosh Hashanah. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Rosh Hashanah celebrations begin on Sunday, and many Washington restaurants serve special menus commemorating the Jewish New Year through Monday and Tuesday of next week. Here’s where to find all the matzo ball soup, brisket, and honeyed apples you can eat.

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Ave., NW; 2985 District Ave., Fairfax (Mosaic District)

Both the Dupont and new Fairfax location of DGS celebrate the holiday with a creative fall harvest menu from chef Brian Robinson, featuring dishes like halibut with rye spaetzle and beef tenderloin with black truffle vinaigrette ($45; $65 with wine pairings).

When: Sunday and Monday, 5 to close.

Dino’s Grotto

1914 Ninth St., NW

Chef Dean Gold’s Italian New Year’s menu is served family-style, and guests can always ask for seconds. The large feast includes duck schmaltz matzo ball soup, risotto with giblets, veal brisket, and much more ($44 for adults; $19 for kids).

When: Sunday beginning at 4; Monday and Tuesday starting at 5.

Equinox

818 Connecticut Ave., NW

Celebrate with chef Todd Gray’s three-course set menu, which includes vegetarian and vegan options for each course ($50 per person; $70 with wine pairings).

When: Sunday and Monday, 5:30 to 9.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th St., NW

Joe’s offers an elegant atmosphere and three-course menu of upscale classics like gefilte fish with beet horseradish, Alaskan halibut, and flourless chocolate cake ($45.95 per person; $19.95 kids 12 and under).

When: Sunday and Monday, 4 to 10.

The Heights

3115 14th St., NW

A Sephardic meal is led by guest Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Director of InterfaithFamily/DC. A variety of family-style appetizers are served, followed by a choice of entree such as roast chicken with pomegranate-date molasses and spicy Tunisian salmon ($42 per person; wine pairing is $14; dessert and coffee $8).

When: Sunday at 6:15.

Logan Tavern

An array of family-style appetizers are followed by a choice of entrees including brisket, salmon with Israeli couscous, and vegetarian farro salad ($40 per person; $55 with wine pairings). Reservations are required, and ten percent of proceeds benefit the Jewish Food Experience.

When: Sunday and Monday, seating at 6:15.

Summer House Santa Monica

This North Bethesda restaurant serves a prix-fixe menu from chef Martin Ticar, with options like slow-braised beef short ribs and wood-grilled salmon alongside family-style sides ($36.95 adults; $15.95 kids 12 and under).

When: Sunday and Monday from 5 to 9.

Teddy & the Bully Bar

1200 19th St., NW

Head to this presidentially-themed restaurant for a three-course menu with classic Jewish dishes like matzoh ball soup and brisket ($50 per person).

When: Sunday and Monday, 5 to 11.

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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.