6 DC Dining Rooms Offering Sunday SuppersBy Rina Rapuano
August 22, 2014
Depending on your family's cooking skills, you may or may not miss Sunday gatherings around the table. And busy Washingtonians likely have a tough time replicating them in this fast-paced world. Thankfully, a few places in the area offer comforting Sunday suppers, cooking up dishes just like Mama used to make — or the dishes you wish she'd made. We hear that when Urbana reopens, the Dupont Circle restaurant will also incorporate a Sunday Supper. Here are five places already doing it:
Where: Ardeo + Bardeo
The Gist: Each Sunday brings a new three-course meal of comfort foods with a glass of white or red wine included.
When: 5-10 PM
Cost: $40 per person
3311 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-244-6750
The Gist: This beloved French spot has several prix fixe menus available during the rest of the week but offers more choices for less money on Sundays — and an emphasis on classic French bistro cuisine, which is pretty much comfort food for just about everyone.
When: 4-8:30 PM
Cost: $39 for three courses; $49 for four courses
1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; 703-519-3776
Where: G by Mike Isabella
The Gist: The Sunday Gravy menu was inspired by the traditional Italian-American dishes chef-owner Mike Isabella grew up eating at his grandmother’s table. The roster usually includes a few starters, garlic bread, pastas and dessert.
When: 6-10 PM
2201 14th St. NW; 202-234-5015
Where: The Majestic
The Gist: Nana’s Sunday Dinner features a different theme each month and is served family style. In September, Italian inspiration brings lasagna bolognese, Caesar salad, rapini, focaccia and tiramisu.
When: 1-9 PM
Cost: $25 per person
911 King St., Alexandria; 703-837-9117
Where: The Queen Vic
The Gist: This Atlas District pub puts on a traditional British Sunday roast complete with a roasted beast, duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and gravy.
When: 11 AM-6 PM
Cost: Market price (usually around $20)
1206 H St. NE; 202-369-2001
Where: Quill at The Jefferson
The Gist: The kitchen offers three courses of old-fashioned classics for a reasonable price on Sundays, when the meal — which changes weekly — might include an heirloom tomato salad, grilled chicken over creamy linguine and peach cobbler. They throw in a glass of wine, too.
When: 5-10 PM
1200 16th St. NW; 202-448-2300