New Dining establishments to Try for DC Winter season Cafe Week 2021

Pamela G. Knowles

A Georgian unfold at Tabla in Park Check out. Photograph by Reema Desai

DC Wintertime Cafe 7 days returns on Monday, January 25—though issues search a good deal distinctive this calendar year. In addition to operating for an prolonged two months, dining places have a range of takeout and shipping solutions with to-go drink pairings. There is also extra adaptability in cost. Participating dining places will present multi-class dinner menus for $35 and/or $55 for every person and may perhaps also serve household-design offers for two ($60 to $100) or four ($130 to $210). Lunch and brunch menus could also be obtainable for $22 for each person.

Offered DC just lifted its indoor eating ban, you may perhaps be ready to eat within at eating places that had been previously stated as takeout or heated outdoor dining only. Virginia places to eat proceed to welcome diners indoors at a 50 percent, while Montgomery and Prince George’s counties remain shut for indoor dining.

Listed here are some new spots to try all over DC.

All Working day by Kramers
1517 Connecticut Ave., NW
The lately revamped cafe at longtime Dupont Circle bookstore Kramer’s is serving a 3-course lunch or supper to-go for $35. The menu (very same for the two meals) focuses on American consolation fare like creamy crab soup, veggie lasagna, and “goober pie.” Lunch and meal takeout only.

Baan Siam
425 I St., NW
The new Mt. Vernon Triangle cafe from the house owners of beloved Logan Circle Thai joint Baan Thai is featuring its fiery fare for evening meal to-go. The loved ones-model food, priced at $60 for two, features a decision of drinks (we have our eye on the frozen lychee cocktail), two appetizers, two entrees, and a dessert from the lengthy standard menu—always a good Cafe 7 days sign. Evening meal only takeout or shipping and delivery.

301 Drinking water St., SE Suite 115
Ex-Maydan cooks Chris Morgan and Invoice Addison opened their Jamaican restaurant in Navy Yard at the starting of the pandemic. They’re giving two meal menus for Cafe 7 days: a three-training course $35 possibility with dishes like conch fritters and jerk rooster, or a 4-class $55 menu with additions like goat curry. Dinner only takeout, shipping, and heated outside dining readily available.

El Cielo
1280 4th St., NE
Famed Colombian chef Juan Manuel Barrientos opened his avant garde cafe at Latin marketplace La Cosecha in September. Particulars on the $55 Cafe 7 days menu have not been posted nonetheless frequent menu dishes run whimsical like a yucca “tree of life” and tropical fruit seafood ceviche. Indoor eating for evening meal only. 

Glover Park Grill
2505 Wisconsin Ave., NW
The most recent restaurant from chef Michael Schlow (Tico, Alta Strada) usually takes above his previous Casolare house in Glover Park. The a few-training course supper menu boasts lots of hearty New American alternatives like pastrami-smoked salmon, whiskey-glazed pork rib chops, and heat caramelized apple crisp with homemade ice cream. Attendees can choose for to-go or out of doors dining on the heated wintertime terrace. Evening meal only takeout, delivery, and heated out of doors eating available.

Muchas Gracias
5029 Connecticut Ave., NW
Oyamel alum Christian Irabién has turned out some of our favorite new Mexican fare at his pandemic era pop-up turned brick-and-mortar restaurant. There are many Restaurant 7 days solutions right here: a $22 lunch or weekend brunch that incorporates a nonalcoholic consume, appetizer (get the queso!), option of burritos or tacos, and tres leches cake. At evening meal, menus array from a $35 taco feast for a person to a $55 family-style meal for three with margaritas and whole roasted hen al pastor, moreover an $130 possibility for four. Brunch, lunch, and meal takeout, delivery, and heated outdoor dining.

Officina Georgetown
1525 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Chef Nick Stefanelli’s industry and trattoria in the former Through Umbria room will offer you $35 and $55 meal menus and beverage pairings. Objects are not posted nonetheless regular choices incorporate antipasti, handmade pastas, and rustic entrees like braised brief ribs or entire fish. Meal only takeout and heated outside eating available.

919 5th St., NW
Channel your very best Bavarian vibes at Mt. Vernon Triangle’s new German and Austrian beer hall. The $35 Restaurant Week meal menu isn’t posted nonetheless, but there are strategies to contain alcoholic beverage pairings. Standard dishes operate the gamut from pretzels and sausages to schnitzel and spaetzle. Meal only takeout and heated outdoor dining available.

Criollo at Support Bar
926-928 U St., NW
No, this U Avenue cocktail bar is not new—but it does have a brand name new Peruvian foodstuff pop-up, Criollo, that is a prelude to its sister cafe opening in Shaw. The $35 menu is pretty equivalent to the common 1 (once more, a very good sign) with Peruvian comfort dishes like sopa criolla, seafood rice, and lomo saltado. Patrons can decide for a $19 Pisco punch and Pisco sour pairing. Supper only takeout and heated out of doors dining available.

3227 Georgia Ave., NW
If you have a consolation food stuff craving for the Caucuses, this Georgian fast-casual spinoff of Supra is your location. The $35 evening meal menu hits all the classics: dips with home made flatbread, many designs of khachapuri cheese bread, and khinkali soup dumplings. Patrons can also opt for a $25 bottle of wine. Evening meal only shipping and heated outside seating accessible.

Xiquet by Danny Lledo
2404 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Chef and paella learn Danny Lledo’s wood-fired Valencian restaurant opened just two months ahead of the pandemic hit. A $55 Restaurant Week evening meal menu showcases the Spanish fare which includes salt cod croquettes, wood-grilled hen or dorade with seasonal mushrooms, and chocolate praline cake. Takeout evening meal only.

Foods Editor

Anna Spiegel addresses the dining and consuming scene in her indigenous DC. Prior to becoming a member of Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA software in New York, and held various cooking and crafting positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

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