I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love trying out new restaurants. I have a hard time telling someone a favorite restaurant I have in DC because I never go to the same place more than once…there are just too make great places to try!!!!
I love trying out places during restaurant week, but the one thing to remember is DO YOUR RESEARCH. Some places are definitely NOT worth going to for restaurant week. I recommend you compare the restaurant week with the list of Washingtonians Top 100 restaurants. This is a great way to make sure you are going somewhere you would typically spend over $35 for a three course meal. The other thing I recommend is to check out the menus. For someone like myself who has some very specific dislikes, I want to make sure the place has good options for me.
This week, I tried three places…
1. Urbana- 2121 P Street, NW
This place had a 4 course menu and I loved it! Lots of great options for me and the Penguin. The scallops were cooked to perfection with a great cauliflower puree and a little heat from so sauteed scallops. And they had a cheese plate for dessert which is right up my alley since I don’t like sweet things!
2. District Commons- 2200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
We happened upon this by accident. Our recognition lunch was here for participating on the Worklife Enhancement Committee. This was also a great option with lots of choices. You could get any entrees off of their main menu which range from $14 salads to $20 steak! I had the appetizer du jour which was cheesy risotto balls…delish! And the crab cake sandwich with sweet potato fries which were both really tasty. This place also has a pretzel loaf for their bread option prior to your meal which is super tasty as well.
3. Charlie Palmer- 101 Constitution Ave, NW
My mom and I tried Charlie Palmer’s out for lunch which was a great deal because the menu was almost identical to their dinner restaurant week menu. We really enjoyed the two appetizers we got- braised pork shoulder with cavatelli and the roasted beet salad with crisp goat cheese.
I definitely think all three places are worth it for the meals we went to during restaurant week. I hope you had some good experiences. Let me know where you tried and if you recommend me going there next RW!