Friday, July 24, 2015

Sizzling Summer Specials for DC Restaurant Week

From our friends at Linda Roth Associates...

Enjoy Special Lunch and Dinner Menus from Some of the District's Finest Restaurants

It’s that time of the year again! DC Restaurant Week Summer 2015 is back with numerous restaurants offering unbeatable lunch and dinner specials. LRA has a list of top picks for the perfect dining experiences from August 17th through August 23rd.

606 N Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Guests have plenty of great lunch and dinner options to choose from on Bastille’s prix fixe menus. The $22 prix fixe lunch menu includes beignet of shrimp with harissa aioli, slow-cooked Norwegian salmon filet, oven-roasted tomato & corn risotto, and basil coulis. For your midday lunchtime dessert, indulge in “Fruits rouges a la Crème” made with local berries, vanilla bean crème brûlée, raspberry coulis, Valrhona white chocolate, raspberry sorbet, and pistachio dacquoise. For just $35 dinner guests can enjoy an arugula and strawberry salad with almonds, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette followed by Shrimp & Grits a la Basquaise with Carolina shrimp on the plancha, white polenta, grilled scallions, and Basquaise sauce. No meal is complete without desserts, so finish off your meal with Campfire & Chocolate, prepared with Valrhona chocolate brownies, peanut butter marshmallow, candied peanuts and popcorn, popcorn ice cream, and Tainori chocolate cremeux. For reservations call (703) 519-3776 or visit OpenTable.

1201 N Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Lovers of French cuisine will have the chance to savor various lunch and dinner options from Bistrot Royal’s menu. For only $22 guests can choose one appetizer, an entrée, and dessert. Options include: Escargots au Pistou, sautéed snails in garlicky basil pistou, baguette croutons; Le Royal Burger with cheese, pommes frites and green, and vanilla bean crème brûlée. The $35 dinner prix fixe menu includes: Paté de Campagne, country pate, mustard, cornichons, pickled onions; Confit de Canard, sauce Pruneaux, Moullard duck leg confit, Brandy-prunes sauce, garlicky potatoes & vegetables; Tarte au citron vert et bleuets, lime curd tartlet and blueberries. Guests will be able to enjoy these special prix fixe menus through Sunday, September 6th. Bistrot Royal is closed on Mondays. For reservations call (703) 519-9110 or visit OpenTable.

950 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Diners will have the chance to indulge in some of the finest and freshest ingredients at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House during Restaurant Week. Guests can choose from entrees like filet medallions with bordelaise sauce, pan seared salmon with lemon butter sauce, or pan roasted chicken with roasted chicken jus. A visit to a steak house would not be complete without a wide range of steak options like prime strip steak, filet mignon, and prime rib eye. For dessert, choose from strawberry or butterscotch cheesecake, banana pudding with caramel sauce and fresh whipped cream, or chocolate mousse with chocolate shavings and raspberry sauce. For reservations call (202) 289-0201 or visit OpenTable.

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Guests will have lots of great lunch and dinner options to choose from at Café du Parc during Restaurant Week. Choose from appetizers like heirloom tomato salad, salmon gravlax with cantaloupe, and slow cooked pork belly, and entrees such as roasted skanu bay salmon, duck leg confit, and tagliatelle with beef short ribs. As no meal is complete without something sweet, dessert selections include oven roasted upside down pineapple cake and white chocolate and caramelized pistachio cremeux. For reservations call 202-942-7000 or visit OpenTable.

The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Guests can enjoy delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from Café Dupont’s special Restaurant Week menu. Indulge in watermelon with organic feta cheese, heirloom tomato, upland watercress, basil, and white balsamic or in a grilled head on shrimp with red pepper harissa and lime for a delicious appetizer. For the main entrée, guests can enjoy Rockfish served with quinoa, grilled baby fennel, scallions, and lemon dressing. Finish off your meal with one of Café Dupont’s selection of sweets, either roasted peaches with yogurt ice cream and a puff pastry or chocolate and coffee with chocolate and coffee dome with vanilla anglaise. For reservations call (202) 797-0169 or visit OpenTable.

2446 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Executive Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley has prepared a delicious Restaurant Week menu. For $35, diners can enjoy one appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert. Guests can choose from fried green tomatoes with parmesan and spicy aioli to a roasted cauliflower salad with mint, pine nuts, goat cheese, and pickled raisin as an appetizer. The entrée course will delight any meat lover with a sausage duo with chicken, mushrooms and Italian sausage with peppers and onions. No meal is complete without something sweet; dessert options include strawberry shortcake or an ice cream sundae with pretzel brittle. For reservations call (202) 232-7663 or visit OpenTable.