DC Restaurant Week Starts Today

Drinks, gratuity and tax are not included, of course

By Asha Beh
|  Monday, Jan 11, 2010  |  Updated 10:52 AM EDT
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DC Restaurant Week Starts Today

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All tapped out from the holidays and/or tired of cooking for one or more? Then this is your week. 

The twice-annual D.C. Restaurant Week starts Monday at nearly 180 local restos, giving you the chance to sample some really sweet deals for $20.10 (lunch) or $35.10 (dinner) -- and leave the dishes and run.

Just remember that drinks, gratuity and tax are not included. 

A few sample menus (or links to) from some of the participating restaurants:

B. Smith's
50 Massachusetts Ave., N.E. (Union Station)
(202) 289-6188

Lunch Menu
Appetizer, Entree and Dessert - $20.10
Choose one of each -
Appetizer
Southern Caesar Salad
Garden District House Salad
Savory Black Eyed Pea Soup
Cajun Red Beans & Rice
Crescent City Gumbo
Entree
Asian Chicken Salad
Lemon Pepper Catfish
Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich
Smothered Chicken
Vegetarian Ribs
Dessert
Coconut Cake
Bourbon St. Bread Pudding
Cheesecake
Seasonal Sorbets

Dinner Menu
Appetizer, Entree and Dessert - $35.10
Choose one of each -
Appetizer
Southern Caesar Salad
Garden District House Salad
Savory Black Eyed Pea Soup
Cajun Red Beans & Rice
Crescent City Gumbo
Entree
Swamp Thang
Lemon Pepper Catfish
B. Smith's Meatloaf
Smothered Chicken
Vegetarian Ribs
Dessert
Coconut Cake
Bourbon St. Bread Pudding
Cheesecake
Seasonal Sorbets

Eatonville
2121 14th St. N.W.
(202) 332-9672

Lunch
Starters: Chipotle Sweet Potato Bisque or Smoked Trout and Blood Orange Salad with Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese and Citrus Vinaigrette

Entrée: Grilled Flat Iron Steak and Fried Oyster with Garlic Mash Potatoes, Broccolini and Smoked Tomato Aioli or Pan Seared Fresh Catch of the Day over Hop'in John Rice and Asparagus topped with a Crayfish Tarragon Butter Sauce

Dessert: Warm Chocolate Cake with Frangellico Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream or Rum Crème Brulee

Bangkok Joe's (extending Restaurant Week until Jan. 31st.)
 

Three-Course Lunch $20.10
First Course
Warrior Dumplings
Crispy dumplings stuffed with black forbidden rice, shrimp, chicken, ginger, scallions, and served with sweet-chili sauce.
(Shaped to resemble ancient gold ingots, these dumplings symbolize hope for a year of prosperity and good luck.)
or
Traditional Pork Bao
Cantonese BBQ pork bun steamed in a bamboo basket
Main Course
Emperor Chicken
Chicken breast stuffed with gingko nuts, Chinese sausage, shiitake mushrooms, sticky rice, and served with ginger-black bean sauce
or
Kang Pao Shrimp
Shrimp with chili paste, rice wine, cashew, snow pea, carrot and ginger,
served with jasmine rice
or
Beef Chow Fun
Beef stir-fried with fresh rice noodles, mushrooms, Chinese broccoli
Dessert
Sesame-Caramel toffee apple, finished tableside

Three-Course Dinner $35.10
First Course
Warrior Dumplings
Crispy dumplings stuffed with black forbidden rice, shrimp, chicken, ginger, scallions, and served with sweet-chili sauce
(Shaped to resemble ancient gold ingots, these dumplings symbolize hope for a year of prosperity and good luck.)
or
Traditional Pork Bao
Cantonese BBQ pork bun steamed in a bamboo basket
Main Course
Emperor Chicken
Chicken breast stuffed with gingko nuts, Chinese sausage, shiitake mushrooms, sticky rice, and served with ginger-black bean sauce
or
XO Scallops
Seared sea scallops with XO Cognac, crispy noodles and baby spinach
or
Xi’an Steamed Fish
Chilean sea bass steamed with ginger-ginseng broth, gingko nuts, box thorn berries, mushrooms, baby spinach and jasmine rice
Dessert
Sesame-Caramel toffee apple, finished tableside

BlackSalt Restaurant
4883 MacArthur Boulevard, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-9101

Zatinya
701 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-0800 

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