Here are some of our favorite places to dine al fresco for Restaurant Week:
The best of al fresco dining with deals.
Dinner only ($45) Central 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW It feels very DC to post up on the brasserie’s Pennsylvania Avenue patio with views of the Capitol—even more so when a Michel Richard classic hits the table, such as the goat cheese Caesar or fried chicken with chicken-dijon jus.Strictly Necessary Cookies Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.Dinner only ($40) Dauphine’s 1100 15th St.The single cheeseburger is $11 and the double is $13., NW The atmospheric New Orleans-inspired dining room is matched with an equally pretty patio adjoining its outdoor bar (there’s also another outdoor area that’s not as fetching).This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.Brunch seems like a steal at $25 with crispy fish and grits and beignets; dinner has fun options, too, such as dressed oysters and roast suckling pig.“In the current restaurant climate with staffing constraints, we found it more challenging to make chefs leave their restaurants for such a long duration while also focusing on the best consumer engagement,” Friedman tells Eater of nixing the classes.
Brunch ($25) and dinner ($55) Dovetail’s courtyard patio.com.Photograph courtesy of Dovetail Dovetail 1430 Rhode Island Ave., NW This chic, indoor/outdoor Logan Circle spot—one of several new restaurants participating in RW—has a covered dining terrace and a patio lit with fire pits.Chef James Gee’s menu channels summer with lots of tomatoes, burrata, stone fruit, and more.m.Dinner only ($40 and $55 menus available) with optional cocktail/wine pairing.Dinner Events, Tuesday, September 13 Chef Mashup Dinner — $200 Talat Market, Summerhill, 5:30 p.
Evening Star Cafe 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria The charming backyard of this longtime Del Ray restaurant is set with Adirondack chairs, string lights, and shaded picnic tables.parkhyattaviara.It’s participating in both the RAMW and Alexandria restaurant weeks, and features summery menu options like panzanella, grilled swordfish, and pasta alla norma with confit eggplant.Dinner only ($40-$45).Gypsy Kitchen 1825 14th St.m.m.
, NW Head up to the rooftop of this globetrotting restaurant on 14th Street—it’s lit with lanterns and strewn with pillows for a transportive vibe.Patrons can pick five tapas-style plates from the menu—think tuna tartare, beef kefta kebabs, and jumbo shrimp with tomatoes and ouzo.Dinner only ($40) Hummingbird 220 S., Del Mar.Union St, Alexandria The pretty waterfront patio is the best place to explore chef Cathal Armstrong’s seafood-centric menus.Diners may find Chesapeake blue crab, Dublin Bay prawns, and warm-weather-friendly plates like ratatouille or citrus-marinated chicken.
Dinner only ($45) Iron Gate 1734 N St.)., NW The wisteria-canopied garden of this Mediterranean spot in Dupont Circle is one of the best places to dine outdoors in DC.Chef Anthony Chittum’s wood-fired Greek menu is also a big draw.Restaurant Week starts with a bounty of mezze like smoked deviled eggs, sweet corn arancini, salads, and homemade focaccia before moving onto such options as oak-grilled lamb kebabs or swordfish.The outdoor meal will include cocktails, wines and live music.Dinner only ($55) 801 Wharf St.
, SW Not only is Kevin Tien’s French-Vietnamese dining room at the Wharf one of the most enticing —the waterfront patio is great too.On the menu: shrimp toast on brioche, a riff on shaky beef, and brown-butter cake with miso buttercream.Saturday.Dinner only ($55) Osteria Morini 301 Water St., SE Tucked away from the Navy Yard bustle, this waterfront Italian restaurant boasts a roomy wraparound patio shaded by umbrellas.Wood-fired dishes and homemade pastas—such as grilled bread with whipped ricotta and charred peaches, or casarecce with sugo all’amatriciana and pork belly—are the way to go here.Craft House at Sky Deck marks its first birthday on Aug.
Dinner only ($40).Perry’s 1811 Columbia Rd., NW One of the prettiest rooftop destinations in DC can be found atop this Japanese spot in Adams Morgan (just don’t have too much sake before braving the stairs!).12 with a few specials.The Restaurant Week menu mixes cooked and raw plates, such as Japanese fried chicken, shrimp-stuffed shishito peppers, and sushi or sashimi platters.Dinner only ($40).
The Point 2100 Second St.Craft House has also recently launched a late night “reverse happy hour” from 10 p., SW It’s water, water everywhere at this seafood restaurant perched on the intersection of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers at Buzzard Point.A wraparound patio boasts its own bar and fire pits.We’d splurge on the $55 lobster dinner that comes with a steamed 1.Craft House is at Sky Deck, 12841 El Camino Real, Suite 202, San Diego.5-pound Maine lobster, Caesar salad, and dessert.
Dinner only ($40 and $55).The Salt Line Navy Yard 79 Potomac Ave.23., SE Sandwiched between Nationals Park and the Anacostia River, the popular New England-inspired spot draws a regular crowd at its wraparound patio and outdoor bar.We’d go for gazpacho and a New England smashburger for lunch, and a fried seafood platter or lobster roll come dinner.Lunch ($25) and dinner ($55) Zaytinya 701 Ninth St.6 p.
, NW Shade-giving trees and breezy white awnings help transport diners away from Penn Quarter at Jose Andres’s stalwart Mediterranean restaurant.Zaytinya’s been in the Restaurant Week game a long time, and there are plenty of options for lunch (a choice of three mezze and dessert) and dinner (a choice of four small plates and dessert)—plus discounted glasses of $9 wine, $7 beer, and $12 cocktails.Lunch ($25) and dinner ($55).23.More:.
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