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100-Plus Places to Avoid Winter Restaurant Week Insanity

The twice-yearly promotion is here, but this guide is for the people who hate it

Joselito Casa de Comidas isn’t participating in the week-long promotion.
R. Lopez

It’s once again Winter Restaurant Week in D.C., which means over 250 restaurants around town are offering special prix fixe menus at the discounted price of $22 for lunch and $35 for dinner. And a $22 brunch option hatched for this first time this year.

But what about diners who wish to avoid the promotion (Jan. 30 through Feb. 5) — whether they're ducking crowds, averse to preprogrammed dining or have other concerns about the deal?

Here's a list of about 100 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. Note: Some brand new Restaurant Week participants include Fiola Mare in Georgetown and Maketto on H Street, as well as B Too and Doi Moi in Logan Circle and Osteria Morini in Navy Yard.

Adams Morgan:

Bourbon

Himalayan Restaurant

Jack Rose

Johnny’s Half Shell

Jug & Table

L’Enfant Cafe & Bar

Meze Restaurant

Southern Hospitality

Tail Up Goat

Atlas District:

Boundary Road

DC Harvest

Ethiopic

Granville Moore’s

Le Grenier

Mythology

Red Rocks

Sticky Rice

Toki Underground

Vendetta

Bloomingdale/Northeast:

Boundary Road

Crisp Kitchen + Bar

DCity Smokehouse

El Camino

Nido

The Red Hen

Capitol Hill:

Béarnaise

Cafe Berlin

Cava Mezze

Garrison

Harold Black

Joselito Casa de Comidas

Medium Rare

Rose's Luxury

Ted’s Bulletin

Chevy Chase:

Range

Terasol

Downtown/Foggy Bottom:

BLT Steak

Boqueria

Claudia’s Steakhouse

Corduroy

Decanter

Honeysuckle

Joe’s Seafood

Rural Society

Soi 38

Dupont:

DGS Delicatessen

The Gryphon

Hank's Oyster Bar

Little Serow

Mission

Palm Restaurant

Tabard Inn

Georgetown:

Bourbon Steak

Chaia

Chez BIlly Sud

Il Canale

Pizzeria Paradiso

The Grill Room

Logan Circle/U Street:

Compass Rose

Etto

Hawthorne

Izakaya Seki

Le Diplomate

Lupo Verde

The Fainting Goat

Navy Yard:

Due South

Scarlet Oak

NoMa/Union Market

Bidwell

Masseria

La Puerta Verde

Penn Quarter/Chinatown:

Minibar

Momofuku CCDC

The Partisan

Sixth Engine

The Source

Petworth/Columbia Heights

Bad Saint

Homestead

Room 11

Ten Tigers

Thip Khao

Ruta Del Vino

Shaw/Ledroit:

All Purpose

Kinship

The Dabney

The Royal

The Columbia Room

Woodley Park/Cleveland Park:

Duke's Counter

Ripple

Sfoglina

Maryland:

Hen Quarter

Modern Market

Peter Chang Rockville

Succotash

Urban Butcher

Virginia:

Bayou Bakery

Brine

Choolaah

Clarity

Marble & Rye

Peter Chang Arlington

Takumi

Texas Jack's

Tupelo Honey Cafe

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