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7 New Spots to Try for Restaurant Week

By Rina Rapuano
August 6, 2014

So many restaurants have opened since winter Restaurant Week in January that we thought it would be a good idea to fill you in on what some newcomers are offering during the summer deal, which runs from August 11-17. During that time, local kitchens will try to wow diners with three-course meals at lunch ($20.14) and dinner ($35.14) — and hopefully entice them to come back some other time. Below are a few details on what you can expect from these new restaurants next week. Read the fine print, though, since some places play fast and loose with the traditional deal, which can either make it less of a deal or an even greater deal. Also, we hope you like steak. 

  • Photo by: Greg Powers

    America Eats Tavern

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Mac 'n' cheese, chicken pot pie, carrot cake
    Good to Know: All other José Andrés restaurants are extending Restaurant Week through August 24 — but not this one.

    1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; 703-744-3999

  • Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Fluke ceviche, marinated skirt steak, blueberry pie with lemon streusel
    Good to Know: The culinary team decided to feature all new dishes for Restaurant Week, meaning none of the menu items are currently on the regular menu.

    750 15th St. NW; 202-489-0140

  • Photo by: Greg Powers

    Menu MBK

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Escargot, steak, pot de crème
    Good to Know: Dinner is the traditional three courses, but the lunch deal is good for only a first course and main course or a main course and a dessert.

    405 Eighth St. NW; 202-347-7491

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    Roofers Union

    When: Dinner only
    What to Try: Sriracha-honey wings, cauliflower, half smoked chicken
    Good to Know: Diners will receive four courses — the first three with four options to choose from, as well as two dessert choices. 

    2446 18th St. NW; 202-232-7663

  • Rural Society

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Roasted peppers with goat cheese, Argentine flatbread, Uruguayan rib-eye, flan
    Good to Know: The dinner menu is actually an amazing deal, with shareable portions of eight different dishes being sent out to the table for the Restaurant Week price of $34.14. The lunch menu offers the more traditional choices for three courses, and both menus highlight what has been most popular so far.

    1177 15th St. NW; 202-587-2629

  • Sona Creamery & Wine Bar

    When: Lunch only
    What to Try: Gazpacho, pulled pork, lemon curd
    Good to Know: Sona is offering three courses of mostly new dishes along with some regular lunch favorites. 

    660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-758-3556

  • Photo by: Christopher Anderson

    Toro Toro

    When: Lunch and dinner, extended through August 24
    What to Try: Bay scallop ceviche, grilled picanha steak, ancho chocolate brownie
    Good to Know: Lunch might be the best deal since they are offering the usual unlimited lunch buffet, which usually costs $28 per person, for the Restaurant Week price of $20.14. (Note that it must be ordered by the whole table.)  

    1300 I St. NW; 202-682-9500

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Places Mentioned

America Eats Tavern

American • Tysons Corner

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Seafood • White House/World Bank

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Menu/MBK

Bistro • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

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Roofers Union

Adams Morgan

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Rural Society

Argentinean • Downtown

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Toro Toro

Latin American • Downtown

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