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Eater's Guide to Veterans Day Food Events

Specials and events for both civilians and service members.

Jack Rose
Jack Rose

Here in the Capital city, government offices are closed and many have the day off. Some restaurants are offering special weekday brunch and lunch hours today, and there  are plenty of deals for veterans, active service members and even the general public.

Bar Pilar

The bar will open an hour early at 4 p.m. Those with a valid military ID are also entitled to 20 percent off their bill.

BLT Steak

Veterans or members of active military will get a 50 percent discount for parties of two or less or a 25 percent discount for parties of three or more.

Cafe Saint-Ex

The 14th St. restaurant and bar is changing its regular weekday hours to open for lunch today.

Del Frisco’s Grille

Veterans and active military with ID get a free appetizer.

El Camino

Veterans and active service members can enjoy drink specials all night long. They include $5 margaritas, $5 Negra Modelos on draught, $5 red or white wine by the glass, $5 rail drinks and $3 Tecate tall boys.

Founding Farmers

This local favorite is serving brunch today during their usual weekend brunch hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserve a table here.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

The whiskey bar and restaurant is hosting a special fundraiser with rare whiskey and a wine-paired dinner. Tickets ($214.99-$314.99) are available here, and 80 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.

McClellan’s Retreat

Veterans and military personnel get 25 percent off all drinks with their military ID.

Osteria Morini

This Italian restaurant is doing Happy Hour all day at the bar with 20 percent off drinks at the bar and snacks available all day. They're also offering 10 percent off for veterans and active members of the armed services.

Restaurant Eve

The Old Town Alexandria restaurant offers 25 percent off lunch in the bistro to veterans and armed service members.

Also offering military discounts: &pizza, Lebanese Taverna, Virtue Feed & Grain, DC Brau, Smokehouse Live, Cork Wine Bar and Union Street Public House. Check with the restaurants for specifics.