As D.C. continues to await widespread vaccination for COVID-19, special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations need to be celebrated with caution. But as long as people have a reason to toast, high-end restaurants across D.C. will pull out all the stops with with luxury items like foie gras or caviar and menu formats that that offer courses in the double digits (with three-figure price tags, to match). Here are 20 options for some of the District’s fanciest meals, including many with to-go packages and more budget-friendly items than usual.
D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More