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Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in D.C.

Need dining inspiration this weekend? Here are some favorites from Eater editors: new restaurants, old favorites, and restaurants that pair well with fun weekend activities

Friday Night Dinner: The Red Hen

The bar at the Red Hen Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The Red Hen [Photo: R. Lopez]

The Red Hen (an Eater 38 stalwart) is always a fabulous place to grab dinner, but their anniversary this weekend also means special champagne selections. Odds are you aren't getting a reservation at this point, but The Red Hen always keeps a substantial number of tables open for walk-ins, and the bar is a great place to experience the restaurant, too.

Saturday brunch: Whitlow's on Wilson

Whitlow's on Wilson [Photo: Facebook]

Whitlow's on Wilson [Photo: Facebook]

Crab legs were on the city's mind these past few days — Eater's roundup of all-you-can-eat snow crab specials was the top story for the week. Sample one such special at Whitlow's on Wilson: their weekend brunch buffet includes crab legs, among other dishes. A rooftop tiki drink after doesn't sound like a bad idea, either.

Saturday Day-Drinking: Bluejacket

Bluejacket [Photo: Eater.com]

Bluejacket [Photo: Eater.com]

Headed to Navy Yard for the Sakura Matsuri festival? Cap the festivities off with a beer from this ambitious brewery. Just take the metro or cab/Uber it — with the festival, parking is going to be a nightmare.

Sunday Vegan Brunch: Equinox

Equinox [Photo: R. Lopez]

Equinox [Photo: R. Lopez]

See what all the buzz is about by sampling the vegan brunch at Equinox this weekend — now that spring produce is finally appearing, a vegetable-centric meal is a lot more appealing.

Sunday Evening Patio Time: The Dabney

The Dabney patio [Photo: Official]

The Dabney patio [Photo: Official]

The Dabney's patio just opened up a few days ago (one of many new additions to the scene this year), which sounds like the perfect setting to sample the seasonal cocktails and hyper-local menu at this restaurant.

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