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50+ Places to Avoid Restaurant Week Insanity in D.C.

The twice-yearly promotion is here. But this guide is for the people who hate it

Red Hen
Red Hen
R. Lopez

This week is Restaurant Week in D.C., which means tons of restaurants around town will be offering special prix fixe menus at a discounted price for diners to enjoy.

But what about diners who wish to avoid the promotion, whether they're ducking crowds, averse to prix fixe menus or have other concerns about the deal? Here's a list of more than 50 new, interesting or reliable places which are not participating in the official Restaurant Week (though some may have competing deals of their own), conveniently organized by neighborhood.

Whether you're team Restaurant Week or not, it's unarguably an economy booster, so all should think about supporting local restaurants this week.

Adams Morgan:

Meze Restaurant

Jack Rose

Jug & Table

Southern Hospitality

Tail Up Goat

Atlas District:

Boundary Road

DC Harvest

Ethiopic

Maketto

Sticky Rice

Toki Underground

Vendetta

Bloomingdale/Northeast:

Crisp Kitchen + Bar

El Camino

Nido

The Red Hen

Capitol Hill:

Béarnaise

Garrison

Rose's Luxury

Chevy Chase:

Terasol

Downtown/Foggy Bottom:

BLT Steak

Boqueria

Soi 38

Dupont:

DGS Delicatessen

The Gryphon

Hank's Oyster Bar

Mandu

Little Serow

Georgetown:

Bourbon Steak

Chaia

Chez BIlly Sud

Fiola Mare

Logan Circle/U Street:

B Too

Compass Rose

Doi Moi

Etto

Hawthorne

Izakaya Seki

Le Diplomate

Lupo Verde

Navy Yard:

Due South

Osteria Morini

Scarlet Oak

NoMa:

Masseria

Penn Quarter/Chinatown:

Minibar

Momofuku CCDC

The Partisan

Sixth Engine

The Source

Petworth/Columbia Heights

Bad Saint

Thip Khao

Shaw/Ledroit:

All Purpose

Kinship

The Dabney

The Royal

Woodley Park/Cleveland Park:

Duke's Counter

Ripple

Maryland:

AG Kitchen

Food & Wine Co.

Modern Market

Peter Chang Rockville

Silver

Succotash

Urban Butcher

Virginia:

Bayou Bakery

Brine

Clarity

Marble & Rye

Peter Chang Arlington

Takumi

Texas Jack's

Tupelo Honey Cafe

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