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R. Lopez

Solid Bets for Monday Dining in D.C.

These places have great deals and specials.

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Jaleo Bethesda
| R. Lopez

In "Office Space," a case of the Mondays refers to the horrible reluctance to return to work after a great weekend. Finding a restaurant could bring on a very different case of the Mondays: the painful process of finding a decent restaurant actually open on Monday. Thankfully that's changing.

These eateries are not only open, but also boast special dishes or deals to entice customers on Mondays. Give them a try and start the week off with a bang — or a discounted plate of pasta, as the case may be.

Hungry for more burgers? Check out Eater's Monday Burger Deal Map.

— Updated by Meredith Bethune

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Charley

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1825 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 627-2183
If there’s ever a reason to rejoice for Monday, it’s when there’s all night happy hour to fill it. Bar Charley’s version means discounted food — like a Wagyu burger for $9.95— and cocktails for $7.95 such as a Suffering Bastard or Molokai Mule.

2. Bier Baron Tavern

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1523 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 293-1885
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The beer-tastic joint’s Monday night special naturally includes beer and also a burger for just $10.

3. Cleveland Park Bar & Grill

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3421 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 806-8940
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Along with watching sports one of the many TVs Monday brings the possibility of half-priced burgers and buffalo wings at this Cleveland Park mainstay. The special runs from 5 p.m. all the way up to midnight.

4. Dino's Grotto

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1914 9th ST NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 686-2966
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Dino's Grotto is one of several restaurants to offer free corkage on Monday nights. There's also happy hour at the bar from open until close with beer for $4, house wine and Negronis for $6, and a mussel pot for $10.

5. Granville Moore's

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1238 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 399-2546
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Granville Moore's is famous for its Mussel Mondays, where big bowls of mussels are priced at $12 each. The restaurant briefly had to replace the promotion with a burger deal when it was hit by a mussels shortage.

6. Green Pig Bistro

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1025 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 888-1920
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Another den to all things pigs, Green Pig in Arlington has a popular fried chicken plate of the day that’s exclusive to Mondays and priced at $21. Green Pig, instead of closing on Mondays, shuts its doors on Tuesdays.

7. Jaleo Bethesda

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7271 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 913-0003
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One thing the Bethesda Jaleo has over some of its sister stores? A Monday night unlimited paella offer. For $25 a person, diners can sink their forks into the Spanish rice delicacy as many times as they like, along with salad and flan to top things off. Add in sangria for $15 more.

8. Le Diplomate

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1601 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 332-3333
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The action never slows down at hotspot Le Diplomate — not even on Mondays. The special dish to begin the week is Dorade Royale en Papillote, a French preparation of fish in paper. It’s available for $31.

9. Open City

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2331 Calvert St NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 332-2331
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Woodley Park standby Open City lures in locals at the start of the week with its “perfect combo” of a burger and draft beer. Burger choices run the gamut from turkey to veggie to a standard beef patty topped with cheese. All for $12.

10. The Pinch

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3548 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 722-4440
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Mac and cheese can be pretty spectacular to begin with. Then, add duck bacon to it — oh my. That’s what The Pinch does on Mondays along with a side of sauteed string beans. The whole culinary affair is just $10.

11. The Wonderland Ballroom

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1101 Kenyon St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 232-5263
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Mondays are a bit of a double whammy at Wonderland. Trivia night takes place, and to go along with the question-and-answer fun, guests can get free beer, wine, or a cocktail when they choose a meatless food option like a spicy sweet potato-bean burrito.

12. Osteria Morini

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301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 484-0660
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Morini Mondays mean $10 pastas all night long until March 28.

13. Beuchert's Saloon

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623 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 733-1384
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Beuchert's offers an Old Fashioned and other select cocktails for $5 on Mondays.

14. Ankara

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1320 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 293-6301
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Ankara recently introduced a new wine list with grape varietals indigenous to Turkey. To encourage guests to explore it, all wines by the bottle are half price on Mondays.

15. Momofuku CCDC

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1090 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 602-1832
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The restaurant sells pupusa lunch sets to go with black beans, rice, and kimchi curtido for $12. Customers can also buy compost cookies and beverages. They're available only on Monday on a first come, first serve basis starting at 11 a.m.

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1. Bar Charley

1825 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
If there’s ever a reason to rejoice for Monday, it’s when there’s all night happy hour to fill it. Bar Charley’s version means discounted food — like a Wagyu burger for $9.95— and cocktails for $7.95 such as a Suffering Bastard or Molokai Mule.
1825 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

2. Bier Baron Tavern

1523 22nd St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
The beer-tastic joint’s Monday night special naturally includes beer and also a burger for just $10.
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

3. Cleveland Park Bar & Grill

3421 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Along with watching sports one of the many TVs Monday brings the possibility of half-priced burgers and buffalo wings at this Cleveland Park mainstay. The special runs from 5 p.m. all the way up to midnight.
3421 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

4. Dino's Grotto

1914 9th ST NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Dino's Grotto is one of several restaurants to offer free corkage on Monday nights. There's also happy hour at the bar from open until close with beer for $4, house wine and Negronis for $6, and a mussel pot for $10.
1914 9th ST NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. Granville Moore's

1238 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Granville Moore's is famous for its Mussel Mondays, where big bowls of mussels are priced at $12 each. The restaurant briefly had to replace the promotion with a burger deal when it was hit by a mussels shortage.
1238 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

6. Green Pig Bistro

1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201
Another den to all things pigs, Green Pig in Arlington has a popular fried chicken plate of the day that’s exclusive to Mondays and priced at $21. Green Pig, instead of closing on Mondays, shuts its doors on Tuesdays.
1025 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201

7. Jaleo Bethesda

7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
One thing the Bethesda Jaleo has over some of its sister stores? A Monday night unlimited paella offer. For $25 a person, diners can sink their forks into the Spanish rice delicacy as many times as they like, along with salad and flan to top things off. Add in sangria for $15 more.
7271 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

8. Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The action never slows down at hotspot Le Diplomate — not even on Mondays. The special dish to begin the week is Dorade Royale en Papillote, a French preparation of fish in paper. It’s available for $31.
1601 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. Open City

2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Woodley Park standby Open City lures in locals at the start of the week with its “perfect combo” of a burger and draft beer. Burger choices run the gamut from turkey to veggie to a standard beef patty topped with cheese. All for $12.
2331 Calvert St NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

10. The Pinch

3548 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Mac and cheese can be pretty spectacular to begin with. Then, add duck bacon to it — oh my. That’s what The Pinch does on Mondays along with a side of sauteed string beans. The whole culinary affair is just $10.
3548 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

11. The Wonderland Ballroom

1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Mondays are a bit of a double whammy at Wonderland. Trivia night takes place, and to go along with the question-and-answer fun, guests can get free beer, wine, or a cocktail when they choose a meatless food option like a spicy sweet potato-bean burrito.
1101 Kenyon St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

12. Osteria Morini

301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Morini Mondays mean $10 pastas all night long until March 28.
301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

13. Beuchert's Saloon

623 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Beuchert's offers an Old Fashioned and other select cocktails for $5 on Mondays.
623 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

14. Ankara

1320 19th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Ankara recently introduced a new wine list with grape varietals indigenous to Turkey. To encourage guests to explore it, all wines by the bottle are half price on Mondays.
1320 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

15. Momofuku CCDC

1090 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The restaurant sells pupusa lunch sets to go with black beans, rice, and kimchi curtido for $12. Customers can also buy compost cookies and beverages. They're available only on Monday on a first come, first serve basis starting at 11 a.m.
1090 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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