Restaurants in Washington, D. C.

$10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

Gather family and friends for unique Italian-American dishes that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 $10

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Sunday Italian Brunch Buffet with Mimosas for Two or Lunch for Two at Filomena Ristorante (Up to 47% Off)

Filomena Ristorante

Georgetown

Italian brunch buffet with carving stations, breakfast items, and homemade pastas; lunch plates such as chicken marsala and meatball heros

$67 $45

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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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Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$20 $11

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$24.20 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Hashi Sushi Georgetown

Hashi Sushi Georgetown

Georgetown

Sushi including spicy tuna and salmon; Korean specialties of pork belly and bulgogi; fresh udon- and ramen-noodle soups

$40 $24.20

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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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$15 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks (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 $15

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11-Item Turkish Tasting Menu with Wine or Chef Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing for Two at Mezè (Up to 39% Off)

Mezè

Adams Morgan

Tasting menus give guests a complementary selection of Turkish delights, sweetened with a harvest of piquant wines

$122 $75

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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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$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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$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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$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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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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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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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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$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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$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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Kings Treat Meal for Two, or $15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Mehak

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

$30 $15

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Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

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

$30 $18

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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

601 F Street Northeast
Washington,
DC
US

A palate-friendly palace in gold and green, Heritage India is the latest outpost of owner Sanjeev Tuli?s globe-spanning career in the hospitality business. Past ornate artwork and an elegant dining room, head chef Dawa Tamang draws on the culinary styles of his birthplace. The influence shows in menus of flavorful fusion cuisine, including calamari saut?ed with curry leaves and coconut milk; hyderabadi murgh haleem, a dish of chicken, barley, lentils, and spices; and golgappas, a popular street food made of puffed wheat, potato, and chickpeas.

Key Ingredients on the Menu

  • Curry leaves : combined with coconut milk, lemon juice, and tomato sauce while the chefs saut? calamari appetizers * Dry mango powder : adds a hint of sweetness to seared okra with ginger
  • Cardamom : used with black pepper to flavor the tandoori-roasted chicken kebabs
  • Tamarind : flavors the chutney that accompanies freshly fried samosas
  • Kashmir red chilies : lend fiery spice to the servings of lamb vindaloo

Media Mentions

  • The Washington Post's editors picked Heritage India for its "rich meats, luscious veggies, creamy lentils and warm and wonderful breads."
  • The Washingtonian named the restaurant one of the city's 100 best in 2010, lauding its atmosphere. "With carved wooden screens, British Colonial furnishings, and vintage sepia photos of Indian princes, the main dining room channels the days of the Raj."
  • Fodor's praised the eatery for its authenticity. "There's incredible attention to detail in everything from the tapestried chairs to the paintings of India and the traditional tandoori and curry dishes."
1633 P St NW
Washington,
DC
US

To say Capital Teas? founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle?s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather?s tea. Manelle?s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store?s tasting stations to explain each flavor?s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples?which are brewed fresh daily?while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

1625 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

After strolling past clusters of Chinese eateries and shops, it might be a bit surprising to find an authentic Thai restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. The aroma wafting out of Kanlaya Thai Cuisine’s kitchen is unmistakably one of Thai cooking—a tangy mixture of basil, chili, black bean spice, and kaffir lime leaves. The fragrance only grows stronger and more enticing upon entering the bright, clean dining room and taking a seat at one of the glossy wood tabletops. Attentive servers bustle across the hardwood floors of the elegant space, taking orders, making suggestions, and noting diners’ spice preferences. Bartenders dart about behind a tiny corner bar, doling out imported beers and garnishing fruity cocktails with umbrellas and fresh fruit.

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, chefs are hard at work, folding natural ingredients into a sweeping array of aromatic traditional dishes. Using time-honored Thai cooking techniques, the chefs whip up fiery coconut curries, tangy fried rice, and noodle dishes with meat, seafood, and tofu. To craft their specialty pottery shrimp—a favorite of food critic Robert Shoffner of the Washingtonian—the chefs simmer shrimp, cellophane noodles, napa cabbage, and mushrooms in exotic spices. The chefs take great care in the presentation of their dishes, decorating meats with swirls of carrot flowers, serving rice in bowls made of pineapple halves, and dishing pad thai noodles onto plates made of Renaissance oil paintings.

740 6th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

819 7th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

A palate-friendly palace in gold and green, Heritage India is the latest outpost of owner?s globe-spanning career in the hospitality business. Past ornate artwork and an elegant dining room, the head chef draws on the culinary styles of his birthplace. The influence shows in menus of flavorful fusion cuisine, including calamari saut?ed with curry leaves and coconut milk; hyderabadi murgh haleem, a dish of chicken, barley, lentils, and spices; and golgappas, a popular street food made of puffed wheat, potato, and chickpeas.

Media Mentions

  • The Washington Post's editors picked Heritage India for its "rich meats, luscious veggies, creamy lentils and warm and wonderful breads."
  • The Washingtonian named the restaurant one of the city's 100 best in 2010, lauding its atmosphere. "With carved wooden screens, British Colonial furnishings, and vintage sepia photos of Indian princes, the main dining room channels the days of the Raj."
  • Fodor's praised the eatery for its authenticity. "There's incredible attention to detail in everything from the tapestried chairs to the paintings of India and the traditional tandoori and curry dishes."
1337 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US