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takadi Aug 17, 2010 07:40 PM

Anybody know of any good veggie options for restaurant week?

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    Jeserf Aug 18, 2010 04:17 AM

    in my 5+ years of living here, I've never been pleased by the vegetarian options on restaurant week menus. That said, you can do much better at lunch at many places as a vegetarian. I've eaten vegetarian for RW at PS7, CoCo Sala, Dino, and Ardeo. I'm probably missing some. Not worth going to Dino for RW because they have deals all week outside of RW.

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    PS7 Restaurant
    777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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      SimonF Aug 18, 2010 07:25 AM

      I went to Ardeo last night. Vegan would be tough, but I had cucumber gazpacho, ravioli, and a creme brulee for dessert. I highly recommend it - delicious and special. I also recommend Rasika, which is probably closer to vegan friendly.

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      Rasika Restaurant
      633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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      katecm Aug 18, 2010 10:05 AM

      Both Cafe Atlantico and 701 had several appetizers that are vegetarian, and both of their vegetarian entrees look interesting: not just pasta with summer veggies on top. Also, Bombay Club had a lot of options.

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      Cafe Atlantico
      405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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        Elyssa Aug 18, 2010 03:03 PM

        I don't know about vegan but vegetarians might have some success at Rasika, Bibianna, Siroc, or Dino. I also know a vegetarian that went to Ardeo for Restaurant Week and enjoyed it.

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        Rasika Restaurant
        633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

        Siroc Restaurant
        915 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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          odkaty Aug 18, 2010 04:40 PM

          Already went to Zaytinya next up Cafe Atlantico and Art & Soul (more for carnivorous husband, but looked decent for me too). I called Rasika, but they didn't have any times that would work for us. You should try Jaleo and Oyamel too. I've eaten at both outside RW and enjoyed many options. Indique had a nice selection too.

          There are several others I was interested in, but don't recall right now. Have you checked the RW menus posted on DCist?

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            Jeserf Aug 18, 2010 06:06 PM

            I would look at their regular menus and see if the $35 is worth it. For example, we go to Rasika fairly regularly and definitely spend less than $35 per person on food. Same with Dino.

            PS7 was a good deal for dinner, I think...but again, it would depend on the offering as I really dislike the standard risotto offering many places stick with since it's cheap for them and easy to please vegetarians with it.

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            PS7 Restaurant
            777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

            Rasika Restaurant
            633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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              SimonF Aug 20, 2010 06:34 AM

              On that note - I just realized that Ardeo has a fixed price memo, including all of the veggie stuff, that is only $28 bucks available Sundays and early during the week. I overpaid with my RW meal, basically. D'ooh!

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                Jeserf Aug 20, 2010 09:02 AM

                yes many places are like that (Bibiana, Zola, Rasika) w/ pre-theater dinners.

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                Rasika Restaurant
                633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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