Restaurants Celebrating Passover Around DC

Restaurants Celebrating Passover Around DC
Matzo ball soup at DGS Delicatessen, one of many celebrating Passover around DC. Photograph by Andrew Propp

Passover begins on Monday, April 10, and a variety of restaurants around DC are celebrating with special dishes, tasting menus, and all the matzo ball soup you can eat.

Equinox Restaurant

818 Connecticut Ave., NW

Chef Todd and Ellen Gray, authors of The New Jewish Table, host a Passover celebration beginning at 6:30. Haggadahs are provided with the four-course meal, which  can be matched with Israeli wine pairings ($55 per person, or $80 with wine pairings).

When: April 10

BLT Steak 

1625 I St., NW

Celebrate Passover with a la carte specials at the downtown steakhouse. Holiday dishes include matzo ball soup, pickled deviled eggs with trout roe, and lamb shanks with quinoa-mint tabbouleh.

When: April 10 through April 18

Centrolina

974 Palmer Alley, NW

Chef/owner Amy Brandwein serves a nouveau Passover tasting menu, which includes dishes like Joan Nathan’s  salmon gefilte fish and matzo noodles with braised lamb. Dinner is $50 per person, or order items are available a la carte.

When: April 10-April 18

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Fiola

601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Chef Fabio Trabocchi offers an elegant Italian Passover menu. Dishes include white fig charoset and matzo balls in capon consommé with morels and truffles ($95 per person for the tasting, or a la carte).

When: April 10 through 18

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Ave., NW

Celebrate with a modern take on the Seder menu at this new-wave deli. Dishes range from matzo ball soup with ramp greens and herbs to ricotta blintzes with lamb shanks and tomato jus ($55 per person).

When: April 10 though 18

Teddy & The Bully Bar

1200 19th St., NW

Guests can pick multiple options from a three-course Passover menu ($45 per person). Dishes include classic matzo ball soup,  grilled honey-lavender wild salmon, and Shiraz-braised brisket.

When: April 10 toApril 11 

Dino’s Grotto

1914 9th St., NW

Chef Dean Gold offers an Italian-style Passover feast with duck schmaltz matzo ball soup, house-made gefilte fish, and Sephardic-style local fish in spicy tomato sauce. Guests can order the whole menu, or dishes a la carte.

When: April 10 to April 17

Kapnos and Kapnos Kouzina

2201 14th St., NW; 4900 Hampden Ln., Bethesda

Let the chefs at Mike Isabella’s Greek restaurants cater your Passover meal. A to-go menu includes a la carte dishes like spit-roasted lamb, grilled asparagus, challah bread, and chocolate macaroons. Dishes are available for pickup at either Kapnos in DC or Kapnos Kouzina in Bethesda.

When: April 10 to April 11

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th St., NW

This year, Joe’s is offering a three-course menu featuring traditional dishes like gefilte fish with red beet horseradish, matzo ball soup, and braised beef brisket ($45.95 per person).

When: April 10 to April 11

Mon Ami Gabi

7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda

Grab a traditional Passover dinner–and flourless chocolate cake for dessert–for $44.95 per person at this neighborhood bistro.

When: April 10 to April 11

Summer House Santa Monica

11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda

Summer House Santa Monica is serving a special holiday menu full of classics like chopped liver and slow-braised beef. Dinner is $39.95, and served family style.

When: April 10 to April 11


Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.