6 DC Dining Rooms Offering Sunday Suppers

By Rina Rapuano  |  August 22, 2014
Credit: Greg Powers

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

Where: Bastille
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
Cost: $40
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
Cost: $35
1200 16th St. NW; 202-448-2300