10 new restaurants to try for DC Summer Restaurant Week 2021

La Bise, a new French restaurant from Ashok Bajaj, recently opened by the White House. Photograph by Greg Powers

Summer restaurant week returns from Monday August 9 to Sunday August 15. The promotion, which includes more than 200 restaurants in the greater DC area, is moving away from its pandemic focus on takeout, though you still find a family style. take away meals and take away cocktails. Participating restaurants will offer dinner menus at $ 35 and / or $ 55 per person, as well as lunches and brunches at $ 22. Here are 10 new restaurants – and Restaurant Week newcomers – to try.

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1320 19th St., NO
Ala, the Turkish word for a mixture of colors, stays true to its name with a colorful mix of ingredients. The Levantine Restaurant will serve $ 35 and $ 55 menus during restaurant week, offering delivery, take out, indoor and outdoor dining. Brunch, dinner

1201 Half St., SE
This glam 1920s restaurant outside of the national park typically offers upscale riffs on classics like meatloaf and chicken pie, along with unique vegan options. For the restaurant week, they offer a fixed menu at $ 35 and the whole table must participate. Brunch, dinner

A range of Mediterranean tapas at Gypsy Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Gypsy Kitchen.

Gogi Yogi
1921 8th St., NO
Head to this table-top Korean barbecue in Shaw for all-you-can-eat dinner menus ($ 35 and $ 55), as well as entrees like bibimbap and japchae noodles for lunch. Specials, which include a wine or paired cocktail, are only available for dinner. Lunch dinner

Gypsy cuisine
1825 14th St., NO
This Mediterranean restaurant celebrates its first anniversary in August, but it’s all new to Restaurant Week. The restaurant’s menu at $ 55 includes various tapas and small plates with flavors from Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco and Israel, all accompanied by wine or a cocktail. Enjoy the meal indoors, on a huge rooftop terrace or at home with take out meals. Having dinner

800 Connecticut Ave., NW
Restorer Ashok Bajaj’s replacement for the Oval Room has just made his debut near the White House. Try the chic and modern French brasserie for dinner, where guests can choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert for a three-course meal ($ 55 per person). All starters, including dishes like seared duck breast or king salmon coulibiac, can be accompanied by wine or a cocktail. Take-out and alfresco dining will be available in addition to indoor meals. Having dinner

Mi Casa
1647 20th St., NO
This upscale Tex-Mex restaurant just made its Dupont Circle debut with fajitas, enchiladas and more. Try a selection from the $ 35 menu on the large patio, inside or take out. Brunch, dinner

Homemade noodles in Shibuya. Photograph courtesy of Shibuya Eatery

Shibuya Restaurant
2321 18th St., NO
Chef Darren Norris’ Japanese restaurant in Adams Morgan will feature a $ 22 lunch menu that includes a salmon and avocado roll to start, followed by bowls of house noodles and mochi ice cream. For dinner, they will offer $ 35 and $ 55 menus that include a sushi roll and a dish from their charcoal grill. Delivery, alfresco dining and take-out will be available. Accompany your meal with a wine or cocktail from the second-floor bar, Death Punch. Lunch dinner

Taqueria Xochi
924 U St., NO
Jump on the birria taco trend at this U Street taqueria, which has a menu of the week from Mexican street food restaurants for $ 35 and $ 55. Packages are only available for take out, and delivery will be available. Having dinner

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700 K. St., NO
This chic seafood chain restaurant’s $ 55 a week menu features options like Hawaiian Ahi Tuna and Lobster Bisque. The three-course meal is only available on site. Having dinner

4238, boulevard Wilson, 22203
Arlington’s new restaurant, wine bar and art gallery is equally eclectic in flavor. Customers can choose between a $ 35 menu for two, or an option of $ 55 per person. The plates include a selection of cold meats and cheeses as well as tapas and desserts. Highlights of the $ 55 menu include the scallop aguachile and premium beef sliders. Having dinner

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Anne Tate, from Annapolis, MD, joined Washingtonian in July 2021. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied journalism and psychology.

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