9 New Spots to Try for Restaurant Week

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So many restaurants have opened since winter Restaurant Week in January that we need to fill you in on what some newcomers are offering during the summer deal, which runs from August 17–23. During that time, local kitchens will try to wow diners with three-course meals at lunch ($22) and dinner ($35) — and hopefully entice them to come back some other time. Here’s what you’ll find at DC’s newest spots during Restaurant Week, and don’t forget to make those reservations ASAP.

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    Texas de Brazil

    When: Dinner only
    What to Try: Anything that makes you salivate
    Good to Know: The all-you-can-eat meat extravaganza usually costs $46.99; drinks and desserts aren’t included in the Restaurant Week price.

    455 Massachusetts Ave. NW; 202-898-1413

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    All Set Restaurant & Bar

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Crab cocktail; lobster roll; Boston cream pie (from the dinner menu)
    Good to Know: The lunch and dinner menus offer very different choices, and both give diners three items to choose among on the appetizer, entree and dessert sections.

    8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring; 301-495-8800

     

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    Bistrot Royal

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Escargots au pistou; Le Royal burger; lime-curd tartlet with blueberries
    Good to Know: The restaurant is extending Restaurant Week through September 6, and it’s closed on Mondays.

    1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; 703-519-9110

     

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    Centrolina

    When: Dinner only
    What to Try: Carrot appetizer; octopus with potato confit; brined and wood-roasted beef short rib
    Good to Know: Arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to browse the market that’s adjacent to the dining room.

    974 Palmer Alley NW; 202-898-2426

     

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    Fig & Olive

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Truffle-mushroom croquette; paella del mar; rosemary lamb
    Good to Know: You can add a trio of the restaurant’s signature crostini for an extra $7.

    934 Palmer Alley NW; 202-559-5004

     

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    Kapnos Taverna

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Roasted beets; dolmades; spit-roasted lamb; swordfish kebab
    Good to Know: The dinner menu offers two options: a four-course tasting for $35 or a five-course menu for $55, and group participation is required.

    4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-243-4400

     

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    Mastro’s Steakhouse

    When: Dinner only
    What to Try: Iceberg wedge; six-ounce filet mignon; Mastro’s buttercake
    Good to Know: If you head here for dinner, you’ll be treated to live music.

    600 13th St. NW; 202-347-1500

     

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    SER Restaurant

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Serrano ham and honeydew with fig vinaigrette; paella; puff pastry with strawberries
    Good to Know: The lunch and dinner menus are the same, just with different prices.

    1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington; 703-746-9822

     

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    Stanton & Greene

    When: Lunch and dinner
    What to Try: Tomato salad; French dip; brownie bread pudding
    Good to Know: If you’re really, really hungry, it’s a good time to try the Green burger, one of the biggest in town and one of the priciest items on the Restaurant Week menu.

    319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-525-3325