D.C. Restaurant Week is almost upon us and while many of you have been prepping for weeks, others of us may have procrastinated…just a little. Not to worry, here are some restaurants that still have openings so that you last minute planners won’t miss out on D.C.’s most delectable time of year.
- Meaning ‘octopus’ in Spanish, Pulpo, is a great Cleveland Park restaurant that’s new to Restaurant Week. The food there is inspired by Spanish tapas but has an American twist. The extensive wine list features vintages from Spain, Europe and South America or, if you prefer, four different Sangrias.
- Scoop up a reservation at Mintwood Place to try cuisine from award-winning chef Cedric Maupillier and sous chef Dawn Swaney. A Restaurant Week newbie as well, Mintwood is characterized by its mouthwateringly beautiful dishes that let you feast with your eyes before you eat. Also, seasonal items are flagged on the menu for those of you looking for a last taste of summer.
- Craving Italian? Make a reservation at DuPont stand-by Floriana. A converted row house, this restaurant is both cozy and upscale and boasts an outdoor patio if you want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the surrounding nightlife. The lasagna is to die for and, like most dishes there, will leave you enough for leftovers.
- For those of you who like beer with a little food on the side Birch & Barley is a good spot to check out. This Logan Circle establishment has over 500 beers and organizes them into categories like “malt” or “tart and funky.” Oh and I hear the food is good too…
While these four aren’t the only restaurants left with openings, reservations are going fast. Pick a place you’ve been meaning to try and go for it. With fixed prices from August 13th to the 19th there couldn’t be a more affordable time to explore the city.