DC Restaurant Week Starts Today

Drinks, gratuity and tax are not included, of course

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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