2016 D.C. Restaurant Week Highlights

Restaurant Week is quickly approaching, so get ready Washingtonians! Every summer, D.C. hosts its Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs this year from August 15th to the 21st this year.

Over 250 restaurants across the D.C. area will offer three-course meals for lunch priced at $22 per person and dinner is $35 per person for the week. This year, it’s all about lamb as Restaurant Week is promoting a chance to win a Summer Lamb Pack, which includes loin chops, racks and more. Here are just a few restaurants serving some amazing lamb dishes for Restaurant Week:

Fogo de Chão

This Brazilian steakhouse is praised for its succulent lamb chops or legs. Regular customers claim that they are perfect for curious eaters and lamb lovers. They are only serving dinner, so make sure you’re stomach is ready to be filled by dinnertime! Don’t forget to mention Restaurant Week when making your reservation.


Have lunch at this rustic yet contemporary restaurant located in Penn Quarter. Try their grilled lamb chops served with pistachios, dried apricots and whipped yogurt, as well as their sheep and other meat and cheese platters with their wide selection of wines.


Whether you visit the Rasika at West End or Penn Quarter, Rasika is a modern Indian restaurant and lounge and a must-try for lunch during Restaurant Week. They serve exquisite lamb dishes such as the Tandoori lamb chops, lamb served with lentils, dhansak masala and dhansak rice, and a lamb shank dish served with mace and saffron. If you’ve never tried Indian food, make a lunch reservation for Rasika. According to their customers, you won’t be disappointed!


Let your taste buds take a trip around the world as Ankara aims to pay homage to the varied tastes of Turkey. For lunch, they serve lamb kebabs from the grill and a spicy grilled minced beef and lamb dish served with rice or French fries. If you want to have a nice dinner with your family and friends, make a reservation and try their grilled lamb chops or their grilled minced and spiced lamb and beef topped with yogurt and tomatoes sauce served with pride.

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is a celebration of the wonderful cuisine that D.C. has to offer. Whether you’re participating in the contest to win some tender lamb or just want to enjoy a three-course meal at one of the restaurants you’ve been dying to try, Restaurant Week is something for everyone to enjoy.

To learn more about the Summer Lamb Pack contest or to see what other restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, visit their website!

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