All Purpose Pizzeria Capital Riverfront

Photo by Erin Thibeau

DMV Winter Restaurant Week Extended Through January 27

January 9, 2019

By Erin Thibeau

For the very first time in its 18-year history, DMV Restaurant Week has been extended.

Winter Restaurant Week will now continue on Monday, January 21, through Sunday, January 27, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington announced. Almost 200 restaurants are signed on to continue offering specials.

“During the longest federal government shutdown in our nation’s history, restaurants want to continue providing an opportunity for their guests to save, but also to promote dining out,” RAMW President and CEO Kathy Hollinger says in a statement.

Foodies can score discounted special menus for brunch ($22), lunch ($22), and/or dinner ($35) at hundreds of participating area restaurants. Old standbys and new dining destinations join the fun in neighborhoods like Shaw, The Wharf, Arlington, Penn Quarter, Bethesda, Old Town and more.

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Keep in mind: while most places offer a three-course Restaurant Week menu (with a handful of options each for appetizer, entrée and dessert), many restaurants structure their offerings differently or allow diners to select from the regular menu. 

Here are four great restaurants to try during Restaurant Week. 

All-Purpose Pizzeria (Capitol Riverfront) – 79 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, D.C.

Beloved pizzeria All-Purpose is participating in Restaurant Week for the first time (only at its waterfront outpost). Stop by for brunch or dinner, and don't miss the tomato-braised meatballs and the Buona pizza (pictured above), which features pepperoni and a drizzle of chili honey.

Central Michel Richard – 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 

The popular French bistro still has reservations available for Restaurant Week brunch, lunch and dinner. Warm up with a French onion soup and sample Michel's fried chicken. 

Dirty Habit – 555 8th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Tucked into Hotel Monaco in Penn Quarter, Dirty Habit is the place to go for craft cocktails and dishes like the pork katsu sandwich or poke tuna. Special menus for brunch and dinner are offered every day of Restaurant Week.

Joselito – 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

Joselito Casa de Comidas is an authentic, intimate Spanish spot in Capitol Hill offering tapas and dessert for lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week. Try the grilled Iberian pork shoulder or the Wagyu bavette.

See the full list of participating restaurants, courtesy of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, here.

Happy eating!

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