It’s almost Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week! Winter Restaurant Week runs from January 16-22, 2023, giving diners the chance to explore new neighborhoods and cuisines with special fixed-price menus and deals. Find out which local eateries are participating on your Main Street below!
To make reservations at participating restaurants visit https://ramw.org/restaurantweek.
LOGAN CIRCLE MAIN STREET
Birch & Barley – $55 Dinner Menu, Cocktail/Wine Pairing
Upscale casual, American Dining room with a focus on farm fresh, nose to tail dining and a penchant for beer enthusiasm. With over 555 beers to choose from, there is something for everyone.
Cork Wine Bar – $40 Dinner Menu, Cocktail/Wine Pairing, Delivery & Takeout Available
Cork offers at least 50 wines by the glass and 250 bottles from small producers around the world. Cork is an affordable, casually elegant place that demystifies the world of wine by giving you real descriptions of what you are drinking, flights of wine so you can explore different regions and varietals, and suggestions for pairing our wines with our offerings of small plates and plates to share
Dolce Vita – $55 Dinner Menu, Cocktail/Wine Pairing
Dolce Vita at its core is an ode to owner Med Lahlou’s cultural heritage from the Mediterranean coast highlighting four countries: Italy, Morocco, Spain, and Greece. The fusion menu is Lahlou’s most ambitious concept yet, with dishes transporting guests to the coast through both the European restaurant decor and a signature menu.
Dovetail – $55 Dinner Menu, Cocktail/Wine Pairing, Delivery & Takeout Available
Welcome to Dovetail, a community gathering place that’s as spirited and creative as the surrounding neighborhood. Be welcomed as a local and bond over New American small plates — perfect for sharing and all locally sourced. Enjoy a meal with a craft brew, local spirit, or bespoke cocktail, indoors or outdoors. Follow the energy: The year-round patio is a scene unto itself. Located on the first floor of Viceroy Washington DC.
Gypsy Kitchen – $55 Dinner Menu
Gypsy Kitchen offers an eclectic bohemian escape & culinary adventure. The seductive dining room is filled with richly patterned woven rugs and tapestries, softly glittering lights and vibrant Moorish tiles, with cozy vignettes that foster intimate conversations. Gypsy Kitchen’s culinary team has gathered the most compelling flavors and techniques from Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Israel and beyond.
U STREET MAIN STREET
Mi Vida – $40 Dinner Menu, Delivery & Takeout Available
“Mi Vida” translates to “My Life.” However, in Mexico, “Mi Vida” means much more. “Mi Vida” is a term of endearment bestowed on close family and friends to signify love, care and importance. When one says, “Mi Vida,” they are telling someone special how much they mean to them. It is an expression of Mexican culture and cuisine as interpreted through the lens of Chef Roberto Santibañez. Their menu is rooted in the history and culinary tradition of Mexico while exploring the ever-changing boundaries of this vibrant and evolving cuisine.
Nama Ko – $55 Dinner Menu
Nama Ko is a Japanese-inspired restaurant and craft cocktail bar by James Beard award winning chef Michael Schlow and executive chef Derek Watson, where honored Japanese techniques and innovative twists live side by side in perfect harmony. Nama Ko also offers a full sushi menu – whether at the sushi bar or in the dining room. Finish your meal with Nama Ko’s soft serve ice cream & sorbet from pastry chef Alex Levin. While enjoying your meal, also check out Nama Ko’s collection of Japanese whiskeys and sakes, and craft cocktails. Experience the unexpected.
Taqueria Xochi – $40 Dinner Menu, Delivery & Takeout Available
Taqueria Xochi is the brainchild of Chef Teresa Padilla and Geraldine Mendoza, both veterans of José Andrés Group restaurants. Most recently at China Chilcano in Washington, DC. Teresa and Director of Operations, Geraldine Mendoza, are two of the many skilled restaurant workers displaced from their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair wanted to introduce Cemitas, Puebla-style Mexican sandwiches, and other authentic Mexican dishes to the DC area. With Geraldine’s help, Teresa use her furlough as an opportunity to open the fast-casual Mexican restaurant. Taqueria Xochi, is named after the ruins of Xochitecalt located in Tlaxcala in central Mexico. Through the menu, you can enjoy delicious and authentic dishes like Tlayudas, Cemitas, and Tacos.
CLEVELAND PARK MAIN STREET
Sababa – $40 Dinner Menu, Delivery & Takeout Available
Sababa is a Hebrew slang word meaning “great or cool” and can express enthusiasm and satisfaction. Sababa comes from the Arabic word tzababa, which means great or excellent in spoken Arabic. Like the name Sababa, Israel’s food has its roots in both Jewish and Arab cuisine. The cuisine of Sababa exemplifies the true melting pot that is Israel. Israeli food encompasses the traditions of over a hundred cultures that have been in Israel and in Palestine, or moved from the Diaspora to modern-day Israel. There are foods from Bulgaria, Romania, North Africa, Yemen, Ethiopia, Georgia, the Balkans, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, and Turkey — just to name a few.
LOWER GEORGIA AVENUE MAIN STREET
Tabla – $40 Dinner Menu, Delivery & Takeout Available
DC’s second Georgian restaurant, Tabla offers a laid-back casual approach to Georgian cuisine, offering traditional khachapuri (cheese breads) and khinkali (soup dumplings) along with some not-so-traditional twists! Gaumarjos!