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7 Places to Try in D.C. During Winter Restaurant Week

By Kate Oczypok | January 16, 2019 | Food & Drink

Every winter and summer, D.C. hosts its special Restaurant Week, where some of the city's best eateries offer deals for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Take advantage of $22 lunches and $35 dinners starting January 14 through January 20. Here are seven places—grouped by neighborhood—to try during this year’s Winter Restaurant Week.

Georgetown: Filomena


Serving upscale Italian in conversation starter surroundings, Filomena is offering a lunch and dinner menu for restaurant week. Both lunch and dinner include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Standouts include a delicious lasagna alla bolognese and triple chocolate mousse cake made on the premises in Filomena’s on-site bakery. 1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-338-8800

West End: Rasika

The swanky West End neighborhood is home to the sleek and modern Indian restaurant Rasika. Rasika is serving a lunch menu only. There are lots of options for appetizers and entrées, including a mouthwatering palak chaat with crispy baby spinach, sweet yogurt, and tamarind-date chutney. 1190 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-466-2500

Dupont Circle: Agora

The trendy Turkish restaurant in Dupont Circle is planning on a lunch and dinner menu for 2019 Winter Restaurant Week. Classic hummus, falafel, and baklava are on the menu, as are salmon served over tabbouleh and saffron yogurt and a flavorful chicken kebap served over garlic pita bread. 1527 17th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-332-6767

CityCenterDC: Momofuku CCDC


The less than five-year-old D.C. version of chef David Chang’s popular Asian restaurant, Momofuku CCDC, is serving a lunch and dinner menu as well as a weekend brunch menu throughout Winter Restaurant Week. The brunch menu includes a red lentil hummus bing with marinated radishes and a fun take on typical breakfast food with a French toast bread pudding with poached pear, walnuts, and créme fraiche. Lunch and dinner include a rotisserie chicken with cilantro yogurt, harissa hot sauce, and curried chicken fat rice or a tzatziki bing with smoked olive relish. 1090 I St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-602-1832

Downtown: Old Ebbitt Grill

If you haven’t eaten at Old Ebbitt Grill, it’s a must-try for anyone who calls themselves a Washingtonian. The traditional American restaurant is serving brunch, lunch and dinner for Restaurant Week. While menus are not yet posted for the restaurant, expect to see items like a savory crab and artichoke dip, roast chicken, or a classic bacon cheeseburger. Old Ebbitt was established in 1856 and due to its close proximity to the White House, it was once frequented by presidents like Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt. 675 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-347-4800

SW Waterfront: Mi Vida

Brunch, lunch, and dinner will be offered at this upscale Mexican restaurant in the SW Waterfront neighborhood. Food is served family style and includes tacos de carne with a marinated skirt steak and for dessert, churros with chocolate dusted with cinnamon sugar. 98 District Square SW, Washington, D.C., 202-516-4656

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