Where to Eat During Summer Restaurant Week 2023 on Your Main Street
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Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is August 28-September 3, 2023! Check out which restaurants on your Main Street are participating and what special deals they’re offering:
CHEVY CHASE MAIN STREET
Opal (5534 Connecticut Ave NW ): $55 Menu, RW menu available for delivery – A welcoming neighborhood restaurant in Chevy Chase DC, Opal offers a unique coastal American menu which focuses on ingredients grown in and around the American coastline.Emphasizing on seasonal vegetable-forward dishes and a focused selection of sustainable fish and meat. The Opal team is passionate about sourcing the best products while maintaining the natural flavors of the ingredients by keeping the preparation simple, so the vibrant flavors can shine through.
CLEVELAND PARK MAIN STREET
Sababa (3311 Connecticut Avenue NW): $40 Menu, Paired Wine/Cocktail, RW menu available for delivery – 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. Sababa’s menu offers a small plates and large plates menu to encourage guests to sample the large variety of cultural influences on the cuisine of Israel as well as a full wine bar that offers wines from around the world including Israel, Lebanon, the Mediterranean.
LOGAN CIRCLE MAIN STREET
Cork Wine Bar (1805 14th Street NW): $40 Menu – Cork Wine Bar is the creation of Logan Circle residents Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts. Their dream in creating Cork was to open a welcoming space in their neighborhood for people to come with their friends and family to try outstanding wines, often from unexplored regions of the world, paired with good, simple, local food. Cork offers at least 50 wines by the glass and 250 bottles from small producers around the world.
Dolce Vita (1610 14th street NW): $55 Dinner Menu, $40 Lunch Menu – 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 (1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW): $55 Menu, RW menu available for delivery – Dovetail is a community gathering place that’s as spirited and creative as the surrounding neighborhood. Be welcomed as a local and bond over New American sharing plates — thoughtfully and 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 D.C.
Gypsy Kitchen (1825 14th Street NW): $55 Menu, Paired Wine/Cocktail – Walk through the door at Gypsy Kitchen, on Washington, D.C.’s bustling 14th Street, and you’ll know you’re about to experience something special—an eclectic bohemian escape & culinary adventure. Their team has gathered the most compelling flavors and techniques from Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Israel and beyond.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace (1612 14th Street NW): $55 Menu – Popular spot for seafood dishes with boardwalk decor & a lively upstairs bar & bocce court.
Figleaf Bar & Lounge (1155 14th St NW): $40 Menu, Paired Wine/Cocktail – Figleaf is a place to savor global Mediterranean cuisine with a Latin influence. Its menu is like a passport, well stamped. Wind your way from Barcelona to Miami, Lima to Istanbul, Dubai to Rio de Janerio — all while knowing: Everything is there to honor culture and inspire exploration. Figleaf’s setting matches its boundary-breaking spirit: The lounge-style space features a bold array of international artworks, as bold as the cocktails mixed and dishes served.
Birch & Barley (1337 14th St NW): $40 Menu – Upscale Casual, American Dining room with a focus on Farm fresh, Noses to tail dining and a penchant for Beer enthusiasm. With over 555 beers to choose from, there is something for everyone.
Takara 14 (1326 14th St NW): $55 Menu, Paired Wine/Cocktail – Located on 14st placed on the second floor, Takara 14 Japanese cuisine offers wild and agriculture ingredients to create the perfect bite. The vibe is relaxed, colorful and is matched with high quality sushi.
LOWER GEORGIA AVENUE MAIN STREET
Tabla (3227 Georgia Ave NW): $40 Menu – 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!
U STREET MAIN STREET
Bresca (1906 14th Street NW): $55 Menu – Bresca is a contemporary Parisian bistro showcasing techniques rooted in France but influenced by our regionality, carefully sourcing only the best ingredients from both the mid atlantic & abroad. Building off the vibrant food scene of Paris’s Neo-bistro movement, Bresca displays an inspiring take on French cuisine in a relaxing environment.
El Secreto de Rosita (1624 U Street NW): $55 Menu – Inspired by an eclectic hacienda atmosphere in Latin America, it combines fresh, upscale street food with a tropical vibe in a relaxed environment. Specialty cocktails crafted with fresh-squeezed juices and a tropical variety of pisco drinks.
Mi Vida 14th Street (1901 14th St NW): $40 Menu, RW menu available for delivery – “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. MI VIDA describes how we feel about our team and our guests. It is our expression of Mexican culture and cuisine as interpreted through the lens of Chef Roberto Santibañez. Our 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 (1926 14th St NW): $55 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.
Taqueria Xochi (924 U St NW): $40 Menu, RW menu available for delivery – 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. After a successful pre-launch out of a ghost kitchen, Taqueria Xochi opened its full-time location on U st NW.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. After a successful pre-launch out of a ghost kitchen, Taqueria Xochi opened its full-time location on U st NW.