By Kate Oczypok | January 22, 2018 | Food & Drink
Now through January 28, D.C. diners will be able to partake in the the city's annual Winter Restaurant Week. With hundreds of restaurants offering three-course brunches and lunches at $22 and dinners at $35, there are plenty of great meals to be had. Here are six of the top eateries to try this Winter Restaurant Week.
The popular Southern inspired restaurant near Union Station is offering a Saturday and Sunday brunch as well as lunch and dinner. Their dinner menu begins with a grilled pork and beef kielbasa with braised cabbage for the meat lover or a delicate “Earth n’ Eats,” with baby lettuce, fennel, spiced yogurt, pine nuts and a nice tart citrus vinaigrette. Main courses like shrimp and grits or fried Amish chicken thighs are just delightful. End your meal with a citrus pound cake or a decadent chocolate caramel tart. 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, 202-393-7777
Have a D.C. power lunch at this steakhouse, which is offering lunch and dinner specials throughout restaurant week. Begin with comfort food perfect for this bitterly cold winter like their organic meatballs, served with fresh hand-cut cavatelli pasta, roasted garlic marinara and basil. Main courses include beef short ribs, pork scallopini piccata and blackened catfish. For those who really want to treat themselves, for $15 extra the restaurant is offering their 18 oz. dry aged, bone-on 1855 New York strip. Served with olive oil crushed potatoes and fresh horseradish gremolata, it is well worth the splurge. Top off the meal with their dark chocolate mousse or cranberry walnut cake. 101 Constitution Ave. NW, 202-547-8100
Dinner will be offered at The Source and highlights include a hot Taiwanese beef noodle soup with shrimp wonton and pickled mustard greens. Adventurous eaters should try the hot and numbing catfish clay pot with Sichuan peppercorn and steamed jasmine rice. End the meal with a delectable 15-layer carrot cake or miso glazed doughnuts and vanilla ice cream. 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-637-6100
This Mexican restaurant is serving some incredible dishes for lunch and dinner. Offering just one set lunch and one set dinner menu, the restaurant takes reservations up to a month in advance. Enjoy lunch options including milanesa de pescado, with fried skate wing, pickled cucumber salsa tartara, or a dinner option such as tostada de camaron, made with fresh shrimp and served alongside black bean hummus, black garlic, salsa verde, and avocado. 1250 9th St. NW, 202-621-9695
Momofuku offers brunch, lunch and dinner but brunch is the true standout. Begin with your choice of a shrimp or shiitake bun or for the traditionalists, a buttermilk wedge salad. Main course must-tries include a savory smoked trout toast or a biscuit Benedict with Canadian bacon. Finish your meal with unique options such as bacon steak, maple Szechuan sausage or fingerling potatoes with salsa verde. Work off your meal with a walk around CityCenterDC afterwards. 1090 I St. NW, 202-602-1832
This cozy U Street restaurant, only offering dinner throughout D.C. restaurant week, starts its three-course supper with a tomato soup and grilled cheese. Try the lamb Bolognese next, served with pappardelle pasta and parmesan, or the light pan roasted salmon, drizzled with a champagne butter sauce. Dessert is a hard decision, with either a bread pudding made with crème anglaise or a key lime pie with whipped cream. Cocktails are extra, but worth it. “Winter is Coming,” made with Clyde Mays straight bourbon whiskey, tamarind simple syrup, and orange bitters is the perfect warm-up. 2001 14th St. NW, 202-618-8868