Foodies rejoice! The district’s already energetic food scene is putting on a can't-miss event. From August 14-20, patrons can try out some of the best restaurants across the DMV area during Restaurant Week. Below, we list a few of our favorites.
Located in just a few blocks from the Verizon Center, District Chophouse is a classic steakhouse. The varietal dinner menu includes fan favorites such as grilled pork chops stuffed with fontina and sage, and the New York strip steak topped with succulent bourbon butter. Be sure to leave room for dessert because the chocolate mousse sponge cake is unbelievable. 509 7th Street NW, 202-347-3434
Don’t have time for an Italian getaway? Filomena will bring the trip to you. Featuring sizeable portions of authentic Italian classics, this quaint restaurant has everything from Mozzarella Di Caprese to Rigatoni Con Pollo Alla Vodka. To top it off, they bring everyone a complimentary after-dinner drink of Amaretto. 1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-338-8800
During restaurant week, this nautical-themed waterfront restaurant is offering a delectable three-course menu. Pair the heirloom tomato salad with the Branzino fillet made with mussels and red peppers, for a fresh and healthy lunch. The summer blueberry gelato is the perfect finale to a memorable meal. 3050 K Street NW, 202-628-0065
Chef José Andrés is always well-represented during restaurant week. At his modern Spanish restaurant, Jaleo, Andrés features everything from classic fried potato dishes to a juicy pork loin served with roasted onions and a Valdeon bleu cheese sauce. 480 7th Street NW, 202-628-7949
Chef Mike Isabella, another rockstar of the D.C. foodie world, is putting his Greek restaurant on display. Offering both brunch and dinner, Kapnos boasts an extensive five course menu. Starting with a refreshing summer salad of melons and feta, diners will continue with Spanakopita, marinated lamb, and charred octopus. Be sure to leave room for the Baklava. 2201 14th Street NW, 202-234-5000
This lux French bakery was newly welcomed to the D.C. food scene. Notably famous worldwide for its array of macaroons, Ladurée proves to offer more. With a brunch and lunch menu, patrons can indulge in scrambled eggs, finger sandwiches, Pizette Végétarienne and Croque Monsieur, a dedicate grilled cheese. Don’t leave until you’ve had your fair share of coffee and tea, and of course, macaroons. 3060 M Street NW, 202-737-0492