Food & Drink in Cleveland Park

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Mediterranean and Eastern European Cuisine at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Lillies Cafe

Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

$30 $15

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Beer Tower and Fried-Goal Sampler for Two at District 2 Bar & Grille or Jake's American Grille (Up to 35% Off)

Jakes American Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille

Multiple Locations

Neighborhood sports bars welcome guests with beer and appetizers on football game days

$60 $39

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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$36 for $60 Worth of Modern American Cuisine at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Glover Park

Perusing the menu of lesser-known, sustainably produced wines is half the fun—the other half is finding the perfect entree pairing

$60 $36

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Indian Dinner with Appetizers and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (42% Off)

Heritage India

Multiple Locations

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$101.80 $59

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$59 for 12 Bottles of Tempranillo Blends at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe ($120 Value)

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

One dozen bottles of tempranillo blends come imported from Spain

$120 $59

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Cuban Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Habana Village (50% Off)

Habana Village

Adams Morgan

Classic Cuban meals include croquetas stuffed with chicken, garlic, and cream, or warm roasted pork sandwiches with pickles and Swiss cheese

$40 $20

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$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$15 $9

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

$40 $22

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Diners dig into authentic Mexican eats, such as quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, and ceviche

$40 $22

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$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$82 $45

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$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Sandwiches at Wingo’s

Wingo's

Georgetown

Spicy wings and an eclectic bar menu that ranges from burgers to ice cream served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner

$20 $10

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

$30 $15

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$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso's tofu

$17 $10

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Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

$40 $22

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8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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Mixed Case of Sicilian and Spanish Red and White Wine at Potomac Wines and Spirits (49% Off)

Potomac Wines and Spirits

Georgetown

Mixed case includes reds that pair with pastas and grilled meats, and crisp, dry whites with flavors that complement chicken and seafood

$107.88 $55

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Punch Card for Three or Five Build-Your-Own Healthy Greek-Inspired Meals at Yamas (44% Off)

Yamas

Washington, D.C.

Build the perfect meal by choosing everything from the meat or vegetarian filling to whether it’s wrapped in a pita or piled atop salad

$26.85 $15

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30% Off Your Entire Bill at Café Dupont. Groupon Reservation Required.

Café Dupont

Dupont Circle

Swiss-born chef puts a creative, seasonal twist on French fare, decorating scallops with nettle foam and soup with fiddlehead ferns

$10 $10

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Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$20 $12

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Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

$70 $35

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$8 for $16 Worth of Spices and Teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

$16 $8

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Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl for Two, Four, or Ten from HalloweenEvents.com (Up to 54% Off)

HalloweenEvents.com

Multiple Locations

Gear up for, celebrate, and recover from Halloween, all with the same three-day pub crawl pass to bars like Buffalo Billiards and Dirty Bar

$30 $15

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic Diner Food at American City Diner ($36 Value)

American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

$12 $6

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$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

$30 $17

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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Steak and Seafood Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gryphon (Up to 41% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

The Gryphon

Washington

Restaurant borrows elements of different dining venues to create a social-house experience, wherein groups chat and pass shareable plates

$100 $59

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four, Lunch for Two, or Lunch or Dinner Takeout at Ristorante i Ricchi (Up to 60% Off)

Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

Diners choose from the full menu, including the risotto of the day, grilled lamb chops, jumbo lump crab cakes, calamari, and tiramisu

$169 $69

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Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$30 $15

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Cocktail Mixer and Glass of Wine for Two or Four, or Bottle Service for Four at MIA Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

MIA Lounge

Dupont Circle

Stylish nightclub hosts weekly cocktail mixers or treats VIP tables to bottle service with mixers & spirits like Absolut vodka or Malibu rum

$10 $5

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$11 for a Large Specialty Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza ($22.75 Total Value)

Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

$22.75 $11

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Burger Meals or Brunch for Two at Desperados Burgers & Bar (Up to 31% Off)

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

$56.45 $39

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Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

$24 $13

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VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$30 $15

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$22 for $40 Worth of Bistro Seafood for Dinner at Nage

Nage Restaurant

Dupont Circle

Cooks blend French and American culinary styles to produce hearty seafood dishes infused with bistro flair at casual, upscale eatery

$40 $22

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Indian Meal for Two or $13 for $20 Worth of Carryout at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (Up to 53% Off)

Rasoi indian Kitchen

Dupont Circle

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

$85 $40

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International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

Various dishes such as orange chicken, Vietnamese pho noodle soup, hot wings, salad bar, pasta, and hot and cold sandwiches

$10 $5

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$49 for Six Bottles of French Wine at MacArthur Beverages ($96 Value)

MacArthur Beverages

Foxhall - Palisades

Get 2 bottles of red bordeaux from Chateau Dallau & 2 from Chateau Merlet, as well as 2 bottles of white bordeaux from Chateau Haut Mirambet

$96 $49

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$89 for Six Bottles of Spanish Red Wine at Imperial Liquors ($180 Value)

Imperial Liquors

Dupont Circle

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

$180 $89

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Axum Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

$24 $12

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Happy-Hour or Football Package at Fast Eddie's Sports and Billiards (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Fast Eddie's Sports and Billards

Dupont Circle

Catch the game while snacking on nachos, wings, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or fries and sipping on beer

$21 $12

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$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$30 $16

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$50 for $100 Off Your Dinner Bill at Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Downtown

Famed steak house starts dinners with crab cakes and shrimp cocktails before weaving in porterhouses and filet mignon

$100 $50

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First-Class Admission to Drink the World International Beer Fest on November 14 or 15 (34% Off). Three Options.

Drink the World International Beer Fest

Washington

For four hours sample beers brewed in international countries from all corners of the world, more time compared to general admission tickets

$59 $39

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Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or for Takeout at Mayur Kabab House (Up to 56% Off)

Mayur Kabab House

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Indian and Pakistani dishes such as chicken karahi, chickpeas served with deep-fried puffed bread, and paneer-studded curries

$30 $17

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$249 for Japanese Dinner for a Party of 10 or More at Sushi Rock (Up to $420 Value)

Sushi Rock

Radnor - Arlington Courthouse Metro

Dinner includes 18 appetizers, 10 soups, 16 sushi rolls, and 10 desserts

$420 $249

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$11 for $20 Worth of Afghan Cuisine at Afghan Kabob House

Afghan Kabob House

Colonial Village

Charcoal-grilled kebabs with halal meats including marinated lamb, ground beef, and boneless chicken breast

$20 $11

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$27.50 for $50 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Asian Spice

Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

$50 $27.50

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$13 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks at White Apron Specialty Sandwiches (Up to $26.26 Value)

White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

$26.26 $13

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Indian Meal for Two, or $13 for $20 Worth of Takeout at Mehak (Up to 53% Off)

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Amid orange walls, Indian eatery’s cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

$85 $40

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Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$149 $39

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$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$20 $12

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$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$72 $29

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$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Zaika

Zaika

Zaika

Traditional and modern Indian menu includes tandoori-baked whole red snapper, tender marinated lamb, and crispy pakora veggies

$40 $22

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Indian and Nepalese Cuisine for Dine-in or Carryout at Shangri-La in Bethesda (Up to 42% Off)

Shangri-La

Bethesda

Indian and Nepalese cuisine prepared with fragrant spices, housemade marinades, and locally grown fruits and veggies

$24 $14

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$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

$40 $22

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Wings, Sandwiches, and Wraps at DC Wings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

DC Wings

Washington

Jumbo traditional wings and boneless wings served by the pound and coated in such sauces as hot garlic, citrus chipotle, and Mouth on Fire

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Clarendon - Courthouse

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Contemporary American Food and Drink for Two at Bracket Room

Bracket Room

Clarendon - Courthouse

Chefs serve up elevated American pub food inside a custom-designed sports lounge lined with 35 infinity-edge televisions

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of New York-Style Pizzas, Hoagies, and Pastas at Bronx Pizza & Subs

Bronx Pizza & Subs

Clarendon - Courthouse

Classic New York-style pizza by the slice or whole pie is served alongside giant calzones, hoagies, and fresh pasta dishes

$30 $15

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Portuguese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Tavira (Up to 53% Off)

Tavira

Chevy Chase

Fragrant stews, marinated steaks, and fresh seafood dishes introduce palates to the rich culinary history of Portugal

$15 $7

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All-Day Breakfast, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Original Pancake House (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Original Pancake House

Multiple Locations

Made-from-scratch specialties, such as dutch-baby and apple pancakes, served all day alongside lunches and fresh-squeezed orange juice

$18 $10

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$22 for $40 Worth of Pub Food at Union Jack's British Pub

Union Jack's British Pub

Bethesda

British and American classics such as burgers, fish 'n' chips, and bangers and mash, served in casual atmosphere

$40 $22

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Three-Course French Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Brasserie Monte Carlo (Up to 42% Off)

Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

$92 $54

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Deli Food or Catering at Heckman's Delicatessen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Heckman's Delicatessen

Bethesda

New York–style deli serves sandwiches including corned beef, reuben; turkey, pastrami and brisket

$30 $15

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Greek Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Yamas (Up to 43% Off

Yamas

Bethesda

Create your own dinner from a mezze such as hummus, an entree of fish or moussaka, and a glass of Greek wine

$75.70 $43

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Vegetarian or Messob Platter for Two at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (45% Off)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Silver Spring

Eatery serves classic vegetarian, lamb and beef dishes alongside injera bread in a community increasingly known for Ethiopian food

$30 $17

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Ethiopian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Addis Ababa Restaurant (Up to 47%Off)

Addis Ababa Restaurant

Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian restaurant serves a mix of traditional stews plated alongside injera flatbread, as well as fresh vegan and vegetarian options

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Silver Spring

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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West African Cuisine at Dinner at Roger Miller Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

West African dishes such as curry goat and traditional stews at a small eatery named for a beloved Cameroonian soccer star

$24 $12

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Indian and Nepalese Cuisine for Dine-in or Carryout at Ghar-E-Kabab (Up to 42% Off)

GhareKabab

Ghar-E-Kabab

Chefs roast marinated meats and organic veggies in a clay tandoor oven, simmer piquant Nepalese curries, and roll out fluffy loaves of naan

$24 $14

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$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

$30 $15

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American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Potomac Restaurant (Half Off)

Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

In a sophisticated setting with two plasma TVs, diners down flatbread sandwiches, brawny burgers, and omelets

$50 $25

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Raw-Food or Juice Cleanse, or Raw Food at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar. (Up to 60% Off) Five Options Available. 

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

H Street - NoMa

Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

$189 $79

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$24 for $40 Worth of Pizza — Citi Pizza

New Citipizza

Washington

Handmade pizzas, subs, and chicken wings

$40 $24

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Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Zen Bistro & Wine Bar

Pentagon Row

Sushi, tapas, and entrees inspired by the diverse cooking traditions of Asia

$30 $17

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$69 for Six Assorted Bottles of Wine at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill ($144.94 Value)

Schneider's of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

Six 750ml bottles of specially selected wines, including an unwooded Australian chardonnay and other wines from France, Spain, and Italy

$144.94 $69

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Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asia Bistro- Pentagon Row (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Asia Bistro

Pentagon Row

Pan-Asian spread includes fresh sushi, Chinese stir-fry, spicy Penang curry, and Korean bone-in ribs

$30 $17

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Vietnamese Food at Saigon Saigon (Up to 37% Off). Two Options Available.

Saigon Saigon

Pentagon Row

Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass-marinated chicken and hanoi beef noodle soup satiate diners nestled into comfy booths

$30 $19

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Those with a hankering for Thai food will find their appetites satisfied at Cleveland Park’s Siam House, one of this Washington DC neighborhood’s favorite spots for cheap eats. Though small in stature, with relatively sparse walls and a sometimes bustling interior, this tiny hole-in-the-wall is as popular as ever, serving up Thai-flavored meals with lots of flavor. Among the favorites are the Tom Yum soup, the drunken noodles and the mango curry, but the menu abounds with all manner of entrées suitable for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Inside seating is tight, but during warm weather, a small outdoor area makes for a delightful place to dine and people-watch.

3520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop?then called Pete's Subway?proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world?almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

3520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Old and new flavors mingle in the bustling kitchen at Indique. Amid cushy benches and satin pillows, diners discover a menu packed with Indian classics such as lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken, as well as modern interpretations including charcoal-grilled king shrimps or the Achari chicken taco?poultry pickled in traditional Indian spices and served in a corn tortilla. Indique has been called one of the area's 100 Very Best Restaurants for seven years running by the Washingtonian, whose reporters raved about the salmon sliders and the okra with dried mango powder.

3512 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Palena: A User's Guide

Former White House Chef | Upscale New American | Seasonal Ingredients | Onsite Coffee Shop | Acclaimed Desserts

Sample Menu

  • First course: arctic char with lentils, trumpet mushrooms, and smoky froth
  • Second course: cauliflower pot-au-feu with coddled egg and truffles
  • Third course: Angus beef cheeks with sweet potato and brussels sprouts
  • Fourth course: wood-grilled lamb with barley pilaf and olive jus

Who's in the Kitchen? Chef Frank A. Ruta has done it all. Just one year after graduating from culinary school, the White House hired him as an assistant chef. He moved up to executive sous chef, serving both the Reagan and Bush Sr. administrations. Since then, he's been wowing DC's less presidential residents at Palena, where he received a James Beard Award in 2007 and the title of Food and Wine magazine's Best Chef in 2001.



Inside Tips

  • If you want to try your hand at cooking up a gourmet meal at home, stop over at Palena Market to pick up artisanal ingredients, many of which are used in the chef’s own dishes.
  • Don’t dare walk out the door without ordering one of Pastry Chef Aggie Chin’s desserts. They’re so unique and flavorful that Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post proclaimed that “[they] should be mandatory for anyone trying to earn a foodie badge.”

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Stop into Palena’s onsite coffee shop to work out the kinks in your dinner-conversation game plan over a cup of joe.
After: Keep the good vibes going with a pitcher of beer and a game of pool at Atomic Billiards just down the street (3427 Connecticut Avenue NW).



If You Can't Make It, Try This: Chef Ruta's more casual sister restaurant, Palena Cafe, which whips up the same locally sourced, seasonal cuisine and is located right next door.

3529 Connecticut Ave
Washington,
DC
US

The sounds of clinking steins and lively conversations fill Tyber Bierhaus, which embraces the spirit of a Belgian-, German-, and Czech-inspired beer hall. This revelry-inducing eatery is the third restaurant for co-owners Mark Moore, Paul Uppole, and Dan McLaughlin, who also opened the similarly inspired St. Arnold's Mussel Bar. At Tyber Bierhaus, the bar features more than 20 beers that includes everything from relatively light Czech pilsners to rich Belgian tripels. The food menu is equally diverse?homemade goulash, pork schnitzel sandwiches, and the restaurant's signature mussels in an aromatic, beer-based broth with caramelized shallots, garlic, thyme, and duck fat all emerge from the kitchen. At the same time, chefs occasionally find inspiration in Mediterranean cuisine as they prepare dishes such as linguine shrimp scampi and olive and red pepper hummus with pita bread.

As further proof of the restaurant's commitment to creating a European-style beer hall in Bethesda, Tyber Bierhaus features communal picnic tables throughout its dining room. This communal setup encourages guests to chat with their neighbors or even lift their liter-sized glasses together for celebratory toasts. The relatively simple ambiance features mustard-yellow walls adorned with vintage advertisements for European beers and other details, such as the tin cans filled with sheaves of wheat that decorate a small ledge. By remaining open until as late as 2 a.m., Tyber Bierhaus provides guests with a place where they can settle in for the night and enjoy the lively, communal atmosphere even after their cars have turned back into pumpkins.

3433 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

As 20 high-definition televisions play the latest sports in Uptown Tap House?s dining room, the pub?s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food. They smother pumpkin ravioli in brown butter-cream sauce, pile hickory-smoked pulled pork and chipotle slaw onto sandwiches, and leave oysters and clams just as they are for raw bar orders. To complement each feast, bartenders decant predominantly local American brews from 22 taps. The full libation menu features more bottled beers, plus wine and spirits, all three of which Uptown showcases at its weekly tastings.

3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US