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2008 Restaurant Week MENUS

Elyssa Jan 3, 2008 09:19 AM

Since DCFoodies.com haven't put up their list of RW menus yet I thought I would start a thread for Chowhound.

Some restaurants still haven’t posted their menus but this should serve as a start. If you see menu’s posted please add to this thread.

For the complete list of restaurants participating go to: http://www.washington.org/restaurantwk/

And now for the menus:

15ria- http://www.15ria.com/menu/menu.cfm

Ardeo- Offering entire menu http://www.ardeorestaurant.com/

Belga Cafe- Lunch: http://www.belgacafe.com/pdf/Restaurant_week_lunch_menu_Jan_2008.pdf
Dinner: http://www.belgacafe.com/pdf/Restaurant_week_dinner_menu_Jan_2008.pdf

Bistro Bis-

Caucus Room (also Sam and Harry's)- http://www.thecaucusroom.com/JanuaryRestaurantWeekMenu.pdf

Ceiba- http://ceibarestaurant.com/news.html


Georgia Browns- http://www.gbrowns.com/dir/restweek.aspx

Hook- http://www.hookdc.com/restaurant-week.php

Mie N Yu-http://www.mienyu.com/story.shtml#nye

The Monocle- http://www.themonocle.com/RestWeek_Jan08.htm

Notti Bianche- Lunch: http://www.gwuinn.com/pdf/rest-lunch-menu.pdf
Dinner: http://www.gwuinn.com/pdf/rest-dinner-menu.pdf

Prime Rib-http://www.theprimerib.com/restweek-dc.shtml

I Ricchi- http://www.iricchi.net/restaurant_week_JAN.html

Ristorante Piccolo- http://www.piccolodc.com/index2.htm

Tabaq- http://www.tabaqdc.com/files/restweekjan08.pdf
Tuscana West- http://www.tuscanawest.net/index2.htm


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    coweepooh Jan 12, 2008 07:20 AM

    has anyone ever tried posh for RW?

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      Jeserf Jan 9, 2008 04:02 AM



      Looks like they're expanding it a week as well. I was surprised at how limited the menu was. I have plans to go next Sunday - hopefully I can get brunch if this is the menu!

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      1. re: Jeserf
        hungeegirl Jan 9, 2008 05:01 AM

        haha, i was just about to post the same exact thing. why is the menu so limited? only 3 (semi boring) options for the dinner entree? :( i really wanted to go here too.

        1. re: hungeegirl
          Jeserf Jan 9, 2008 06:03 AM

          you don't have to order off that menu.

          i'm going to a group brunch/lunch next sunday, and i fully intend on ordering from the brunch menu. i can easily do that for under $20.

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        UStifosi Jan 7, 2008 04:45 PM

        Does anyone have a list of the restaurants that will be participating beyond 1/20? Typically, roughly a dozen or extend beyond one week. I Farrah Olivia has extended.


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        1. re: UStifosi
          hungeegirl Jan 8, 2008 05:59 AM

          according to dcfoodies.com:

          Restaurants Extending DC Restaurant Week
          Whole Month of January
          Il Mulino
          Tabaq Bistro

          2 weeks
          Farrah Olivia - Jan. 31
          Posh - Feb. 2

          1 week
          Corduroy - Jan. 26
          Georgia Browns - Jan. 25
          IndeBleu - Jan. 27
          Jaleo - Jan. 27
          Oyamel - Jan. 28
          Teatro Goldoni - Jan. 27
          Willow - Jan. 27

          1. re: hungeegirl
            Elyssa Jan 8, 2008 07:49 AM

            And here's a link to their menu list and RW info site: http://www.dcfoodies.com/

            If you can't find it above, chances are its on that site.

            1. re: hungeegirl
              monavano Jan 8, 2008 07:57 AM

              Willow is Jan. 20- 26, and Jan. 28-Feb.1.
              Farrah Olivia is Jan. 8-Jan. 31


          2. Cookingthebooks Jan 7, 2008 04:28 PM

            Taberna del Alabardero --

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              Elyssa Jan 7, 2008 11:33 AM

              Add this to the list:

              701- http://www.701restaurant.com/ (go to events)

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                elbows Jan 7, 2008 10:47 AM

                Thanks also for all the research. Also, I have never done the RW thing. I have always wanted to try Agraria and my bf has wanted to try some of the French restaurants on the list. However, given my BF's personality, if the waiter is condescending or you have to beg for the RW menu, it will be an extremely unpleasant evening, so I would appreciate restaurants to avoid on these grounds.

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                1. re: elbows
                  Elyssa Jan 7, 2008 10:53 AM

                  Go to Bistro Bis then...you won't have a snooty waiter, won't be looked down upon for ordering from the RW menu, and you will treated to a delicious, French meal. Plus the menu offers a lot of different dishes (albeit with a number of up-charges).

                  Usually when I go, I sit at the bar, I just tend to really like the bartenders there, they are very friendly. So if you are unable to get a regular reservation, you can always give the bar a shot.

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                  HilkaryIC Jan 7, 2008 07:38 AM

                  Oya's menus are now on their website

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                    hungeegirl Jan 7, 2008 06:27 AM

                    farrah olivia-
                    click on events, then on january 8 thru 31 restaurant week menu

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                      kallisti Jan 5, 2008 08:15 AM

                      Just as a note, I just spoke with Les Halles, and they are not serving Steak Frites as part of either their lunch or dinner RW menu. :(

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                        Jeserf Jan 4, 2008 08:51 AM

                        To add...PS7s...


                        At least, that's where the info should be when they post it! :)

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                        1. re: Jeserf
                          hungeegirl Jan 7, 2008 09:18 AM

                          the PS7 menu is now up at the link that jeserf provided

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                          polly parker Jan 4, 2008 08:22 AM

                          has anyone heard anything about mio during restaurant week? i don't see a menu but i'm intrigued.

                          1. ktmoomau Jan 4, 2008 07:16 AM

                            I wish Spezie would post a menu since their remodel I am sure the menu will be quite different. Anyone know what is typically on Oceanaire's Menu?

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                            1. re: ktmoomau
                              Mini Jan 4, 2008 07:30 AM

                              Here is what the Oceanaire in Baltimore will be serving for Restaurant Week. The DC location usually has a pretty similar Restaurant Week Menu.

                              Appetizer: House Salad, Caesar Salad, Cup of New England Clam Chowder, or Red Chili Calamari Asian slaw and Thai chili sauce

                              Entrée: Chesapeake Bay Style Lump meat Crab Cakes, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, Brandied apple and dried cherry compote, Grilled Costa Rican Mahi Mahi "Black & Blue", Stuffed Baffin Island Turbot Fillet, Baby Bay shrimp, brie cheese and blue crab, 16 oz. Pork Porterhouse, or 6 oz. Filet Mignon

                              Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies & Milk, Tin Roof Sundae, or Fresh Seasonal Sorbet

                              1. re: Mini
                                ktmoomau Jan 4, 2008 08:00 AM

                                Thank you!

                                1. re: ktmoomau
                                  julialimei Jan 7, 2008 06:51 PM

                                  I went to Oceanaire in DC a few years back during restaurant week, and was very disappointed. There were only three or four entrees available, and all were very basic things I could have cooked myself. I distinctly remember that the crabcakes were not on the menu. But from Mini's post, it sounds like it has gotten more interesting.

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                              juliedc Jan 3, 2008 09:12 PM

                              Thanks for all that research!

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                              1. re: juliedc
                                Elyssa Jan 4, 2008 05:58 AM

                                It's been a slow week at work...seems as if everyone is still on vacation, which means the Chow Hounds benefit! :)

                                1. re: Elyssa
                                  aselee Jan 4, 2008 07:14 AM

                                  The Chow's approve!

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