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Neighborhood Guide to Winter Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

Couple dining at Jose Andres' China Chilcano in Penn Quarter DC - Bib Gourmand restaurants in Washington, DC

Savor delicious deals throughout the District as part of Winter Restaurant Week, Jan. 13-19, 2020

DC was named "The Most Exciting Food City in America" by Bloomberg just before the new year. One great way to dig in to its dynamite restaurant scene is to book a table during Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs between Jan. 13-19, 2020. Reserve a table today at any of the 200+ participating restaurants across the DC area for the promotion's three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner, with brunch and lunch priced at $22 and dinner at $35. 

The Best Restaurants and Places to Eat in Washington, DC

With so many great Winter Restaurant Week participating restaurants to consider, we’ve broken down some popular options by neighborhood below.

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Adams Morgan

Mintwood Place in DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood - Where to eat in Washington, DC

While the neighborhood is known for its millennial-friendly scene featuring a diverse mix of bars and lounges and hip stores, a burgeoning restaurant scene adds another reason to visit this cultural hub. Check out Mintwood Place (dinner deal only), a French restaurant cooking up creative yet classic dishes, and the ever-welcoming Perry's for sushi and other Japanese cuisine in a timeless space that years ago served as the Biltmore Ballroom disco, DC's answer to Studio 54. 

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Capitol Hill

Couple dining at Art and Soul on Capitol Hill - Can't-fail first date idea in Washington, DC

Have you tried Balkan cuisine before? Ambar is the perfect place to dive in, with tasty breads to share and rakia (a Balkan fruit brandy) to sip. Elsewhere in the neighborhood, dive into Spanish fare at the intimate 70-seat Joselito Casa de Comidas or savor Southern cooking at Art and Soul.

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Capitol Riverfront

Dining Room at District Winery's Ana Restaurant - Where to Eat on the Capitol Riverfront in Washington, DC

Diners can also choose from upmarket Osteria Morini, which focuses on Northern Italian specialties in rustic-modern surrounds, to Arsenal at Bluejacket Brewery, which features a rotating selection of 20 beers and five cask ales along with an all-American food menu. All-Purpose Pizzeria's brunch and dinner menus are also a major draw (look for the mouthwateringly delicious eggplant parmesan)

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Downtown / Golden Triangle

@mnfotos - Roasted chicken from Cherry Open Fire Kitchen at the W Hotel in downtown Washington, DC

Politicos near the White House frequently dine at Old Ebbitt Grill, an historic DC restaurant that still packs plenty of modern flair and flavor on its menu. Diners also delight in the flavors of India at DC power-dining staple The Bombay Club, an Ashok Bajaj restaurant frequented by presidents and world leaders. Savor the wide-ranging, New American-style cuisine at The Hamilton for brunch, lunch or dinner. 

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Dupont Circle

@bannon89 - Evening at Iron Gate restaurant in Dupont Circle - Washington, DC's most romantic restaurants

Get cozy by the fireplace for brunch, lunch or dinner at Iron Gate, a timeless, romantic restaurant starring delicately cooked Mediterranean fare, or get cozy in a booth at The Riggsby, which oozes supper-club vibes and offers upscale American cuisine. 

You can also try a ceviche gastrobar when you stop in Pisco y Nazca, which serves up delicious Peruvian cuisine, or continue your culinary travels with Japanese cuisine inside the Michelin-starred Sushi Taro, which offers an authentic experience, from the service to the sake to the sushi.

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Foggy Bottom

@kingbird_restaurant - Dish at the Kingbird Restaurant in The Watergate Hotel - Where to eat in Washington, DC

The Watergate Hotel is home to Kingbird, a modern American restaurant with a French twist, and its unique dining room by famous designer Ron Arad. Rasika West End has been dazzling diners since 2005 – prepare your taste buds for award-winning, authentic Indian food in a gorgeous setting (we highly recommend the tandoori lamb chops). For a delicious steak, head to Prime Rib, which will remind you of a mid-century supper club, or taste world-renowned sushi in a sophisticated setting at Nobu, the Japanese-meets-Peruvian restaurant and lounge from famed chef and restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa.

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1789 Restaurant - Historic Restaurants in Washington, DC

1789 Restaurant, one of the most historic and refined restaurants in the city, is ideal for a date night (jacket required, dinner only). Savor the atmosphere of a French country inn at La Chaumière, where a central stone fireplace makes it a must-visit for those who enjoy a rustic and romantic setting.

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H Street NE

Le Grenier Dinner during Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

Le Grenier is where H Street Corridor locals fill up on French favorites (think: mussels, steak frites, and coq au vin)​. The brick-lined space gives off an ideal atmosphere for a memorable date night, which is made even better thanks to a robust list of wines from France and bespoke cocktails.

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Ivy City

@citywinerydc - Hummus plate at City Winery in Ivy City - Restaurant and concert venue in Washington, DC

Head to the recently opened City Winery in this up-and-coming Northeast DC neighborhood for a guaranteed good time. You can sample locally sourced fare at this winery-full-service restaurant-concert venue hybrid for brunch and dinner during restaurant week. 

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Logan Circle

Dinner at Bresca on 14th Street - Hot restaurant in Washington, DC

On buzzworthy 14th Street, sample Michelin-starred fare at Chef Ryan Ratino's Bresca (dinner only), where an inventive menu melds tantalizing flavors. B Too is a must-try Belgian eatery from chef Bart Vandaele, complete with waffles and a beer list that goes beyond 180 selections. 

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Mount Vernon Square

Guests dining at RPM Italian - Where to eat and drink in DC's Mount Vernon Square neighborhood

For an authentic Italian dining experience, step inside RPM Italian's swanky, glass-enclosed building for a wide array of pastas made in-house. Nearby you'll find Farmers & Distillers, a distillery-restaurant that pays homage to George Washington, who was, as you may have guessed, both a farmer and a distiller.

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Penn Quarter & Chinatown

Momofuku at CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Downtown Washington, DC

Window shop through CityCenterDC before dining at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer a glimpse of the cozy concept from world-famous chef Daniel Boulud and Fig & Olive beckons crostini-lovers for brunch, lunch or dinner. There's also celebrity chef David Chang's Momofuku CCDC, where a lineup of dumplings and family-style dishes are the stars of the show. Try the Peruvian flavor at José Andrés' China Chilcano, where Restaurant Week offerings include dancing yucca, tam tam noodles and ceviche.

Taste Edward Lee's blend of Southern cooking and Asian flavors at Succotash, the former Top Chef contestant's stunning, multilevel restaurant situated in an historic bank from the early 1900s. Expect pastas made in-house daily and wood-fired meat and fish, or discover the flavors of the Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Italy and Greece at Olivia.

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@supradc - Georgian feast at Supra in Shaw - Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand restaurant in Washington, DC

DC diners revel in the Shaw food scene, one of the hottest dining neighborhoods in the District. Supra brings cuisine from the Republic of Georgia to the nation’s capital, so prepare yourself for a joyous celebration starring delightfully buttery housemade khachapuri, a multitude of meats, kebabs and Georgian wines that pair perfectly with what’s on your plate.

Located across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Espita Mezcaleria dishes out delightful southern Mexican cuisine for brunch and dinner, while French-American creations are sure to wow everyone in your party at Cedric Maupillier's Convivial

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Upper Northwest

@deblindsey - Charred eggplant at Sababa restaurant in Upper Northwest - Ashok Bajaj restaurant in Washington, DC

The tree-filled upper northwest neighborhoods of DC offer more than just historic homes and the National Cathedral – there are plenty of enticing Winter Restaurant Week dining options in the area as the city’s urban vibe turns suburban. Indian street food is the name of the game at Bindaas, where and diners rave about the avocado golgappa, a fried pastry stuffed with a delectable combination of avocado, tamarind chutney and sweet yogurt. Directly next door is Sababa, which means “cool” in Hebrew, and lives up to its name as it transports diners on a delicious culinary journey through the flavors of Israel. 

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Southwest Waterfront

Amity & Commerce

Within walking distance from The Wharf in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, Amity & Commerce, housed inside the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., offers sweeping views of the Washington Channel and modern American cuisine with a dash of international flair. The eatery is ringing in Restaurant Week with exclusive dinner offers.

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