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Welcome to Classics Week, Eater's Tribute to Iconic Dishes and Restaurant Institutions

This week, the focus is places that have stood the test of time.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

As a restaurant news site, Eater D.C. often focuses on what's new and trendy in Washington, almost by necessity. But what about those places that aren't making news per se, but have stood the test to time for decades in Washington?

Welcome to Classics Week. This new theme week looks beyond Eater's Still Standing feature to spend even more time with these local landmarks. This week, we'll talk about restaurants that have lasted more than four decades (and in some cases more than a century) in Washington, sites of political scandal and intrigue, and long-lost lamented restaurants that D.C. residents still miss today. Additionally, we'll focus on iconic D.C. restaurant dishes and foods, from crab cakes to half-smokes.

As per Eater Theme Week tradition, we also have some restaurant specials for you. Visit 1789, Bombay Club, Quarry House and the Occidental this week to try dishes inspired by menu items from decades past. More about those to come.

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