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Expanded Eating: The Best Winter Restaurant Week Deals

Several restaurants go beyond the basics with Winter Restaurant Week promotions

Beacon Bar & Grill Restaurant

Beacon Bar & Grill Restaurant

In case it slipped your notice, D.C.’s Winter Restaurant Week officially started this past Monday. If, like everyone else, you’ve been too preoccupied trying to survive Storm Jonas, we’ve compiled some of the best deals available from area restaurants.

An added bonus, due to the delayed start to the week, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington has officially extended the promotion to run until Wednesday, Feb. 3. So you’ve still got time — and more than 250 restaurants to choose from, offering at minimum three course meals for $22 over lunch or $35 over dinner.

In addition, this year’s program also introduces a partnership with the UberEats app, through which a handful of restaurants — among them DBGB, Rosa Mexicano and Riggsby — are offering an exclusive entree, priced between $12 and $15, to be delivered select weekdays over lunch.

A few establishments deserve special recognition this year. Foremost among these is the Beacon Bar & Grill near Scott Circle, which is working to ensure a festive environment by throwing in a glass of wine with lunch — or unlimited champagne by the glass with dinner. And they will also have half-priced bottles of wine, too.

Sushi Taro on 17th Street offers a $35 four-course dinner menu that on its own is enough — cold soba and sashimi to start, angus beef sukiyaki or grilled black cod as a warm second, and three sushi options for a main course, plus mochi ice cream. But for a few dollars more you can add grilled yellowtail or an additional sushi roll — and $52 total also grants you a three-drink sake/beer pairing.

On Capitol Hill, Cafe Berlin‘s lunch menu provides a choice between potato pancakes or Bavarian potato soup as a starter, braised brisket, a fish burger, or “Kalbsleber” (pan fried calves liver) for an entree and a house made cake or tart for dessert.

Finally, in addition to plenty of pasta and antipasti options at lunch and a hearty four-course dinner, Mike Isabella’s Graffiato across from the Verizon Center is the rare restaurant to offer a Restaurant Week Brunch menu, with three courses at $22. Pick from various egg and pasta dishes, a few salad and veggie antipasti, and “sweets,” including Nutella Waffle and French Toast.

Winter Restaurant Week runs through Wednesday, Feb. 3. For a full list and to book reservations — and chances to win getaway and restaurant prizes — visit

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