The Hot List: Where to Eat During Washington’s Restaurant Week 2019
Escape the summer heat and discover a new Washington hot spot during the city’s Restaurant Week summer 2019. Foodies are aware of the great deals offered August 12-18 including three-courses of prix-fixe meals every day for brunch, lunch and dinner all under $35, but only a true DC insider has the scoop on where to find the best deals in every neighborhood.
Luckily, we’ve searched the catalogue of choices and hand-picked the perfect spot for each night of the week. Grab your planners and write down where you’ll want to RSVP for each day during Summer Restaurant Week this year.
Monday, August 12
The Riggsby | 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some fine dining. Upscale and elegant is the only way to describe The Riggsby, an intimate neighborhood gathering spot quickly becoming a DC favorite. Sample the prix-fixe menu featuring American cuisine with a touch of European splendor.
Located within the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel in Dupont Circle, The Riggsby offers a daily cocktail party from 4 PM-7 PM, which is a great way to cap of the first night of Restaurant Week.
Tuesday, August 13
La Puerta Verde | 2001 Fenwick St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Upgrade your Taco Tuesday with dinner at La Puerta Verde. “The Green Door” restaurant combines authentic Mexican culture and cuisine to create a uniquely crafted 3 course Restaurant Week experience. This traditionally upscale menu curated by Chef Raymundo Oliva offers a taste of this restaurant’s finest cuisine.
Wednesday, August 14
Kingbird Restaurant | 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037
Set sail to the Mediterranean and the picturesque French Riviera without ever leaving DC. Steps away from historic Georgetown and tucked along the Potomac, Kingbird Restaurant located within The Watergate Hotel is featuring a three course lunch this Restaurant Week curated by Executive Chef Sébastien Giannini.
Kingbird Restaurant is the perfect spot to spend the entire day this Restaurant Week as the weekly Rosé Party Nights starts at 6 PM and offers bottomless Rosé and light bites until 8 PM.
Thursday, August 15
China Chilcano | 418 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
José Andrés brings the exotic flair of Peruvian cuisine at China Chilcano. Experience the culinary creations for Lunch and Dinner this Restaurant Week. The Pisco Hour from 4-6 PM offers speciality cocktails including the Pisco Sour and small bites to give you an opportunity to sample all this restaurant has to offer.
Friday, August 16
Ocean Prime | 1341 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
End the work week with an upscale Dinner at Ocean Prime. Before sitting down to dinner, enjoy the perks of a Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 PM featuring $1 oysters on Fridays. This impressive seafood and steak menu is an ideal Restaurant Week pick to sample to craftsmanship of Chef Leo Harvey in a historic building steps away from The White House.
Saturday, August 17
City Winery DC | 1350 Okie St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Weekends are for relaxing and there is no better way than Brunch. City Winery DC has paired the best wines with food influenced from regions throughout the Mediterranean including Italian, French, Spanish, and Middle-Eastern cultures. This $22 Brunch has two courses of culinary creations and can be paired with two 3 oz. wines for $12.
City Winery DC offers the same wine tasting for $12 during their Dinner, which includes 3 expertly crafted courses for $35. This late night hang can carry on into the night with a White Wine Drink & Learn event starting at 7:30 PM. Try 5 different types of white wine from all corners of the world.
Sunday, August 18
Succotash | 915 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
Celebrate Restaurant Week with a Sunday family style dinner in this Downtown destination that merges Chef Edward Lee’s Korean influences to a Southern fare menu. Choose from appetizers, mains, sides, and sweets to share with family and friends.
Southern hospitality wouldn’t be the same without am extensive selection of Bourbon Whiskey. Sample a small batch or try it in a Southern classic cocktail such as an Old Fashion, Mint Julep, or Manhattan.