Summer Restaurant Week is Here
Here's what's cooking at Ambar, SER and more than 30 other local eateries, Aug. 14-20.
This French restaurant in East Falls Church has numerous offerings for brunch and lunch, including crepes, quiche Lorraine and salad Nicoise. Dinner choices include frog legs sautéed with garlic, escargots, onion soup, a cheese platter, bouillabaisse, rainbow trout, coq au vin and even a gluten-free chickpea crepe. Among the desserts are white and dark chocolate mousse and an apple tart.
Order any appetizer, entrée and dessert for the Restaurant Week price from the Clarendon tavern’s seasonal menu. That means starters like fried-green tomatoes or crispy lamb ribs; mains such as basil orechiette or roasted chicken; and fruit cobbler or a warm chocolate chip skillet cookie.
There’s no special Restaurant Week menu. Just a special Restaurant Week price. Choose three courses from the regular menu – perhaps tuna or steak tartare to start, followed by a pot of Basque-style mussels or a sausage platter. And for dessert? Coconut rum cake or bread pudding with sour cherries. The deals also extend to the weekend brunch menu.
For a taste of Morocco, try mussels tagine; phyllo dough stuffed with chicken and crushed almonds; lamb and couscous; chicken harissa; or braised beef tagine. And you can’t go wrong with baklava for dessert at this trendy Columbia Pike spot.
Seafood is the highlight at this Crystal City establishment, so try crispy coconut shrimp, Parmesan-crusted flounder, grilled Maryland rockfish or stuffed Atlantic salmon. Desserts are decadent – vanilla-bean crème brulee or a Heath-bar brownie.
If you’re in the mood for something substantial, this is your place. Choices include baked five-onion soup; a center-cut filet mignon or a double-cut pork shop; creamed spinach or mashed potatoes; and double chocolate mousse for dessert.
The locally owned Italian eatery iu Shirlington has several pasta options including ravioli stuffed with mozzarella and ricotta, spaghetti with clams, or spaghetti with meatballs. Starters include fried calamari, beef carpaccio, risotto rice balls and Brussels sprouts.