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Prix Fixe Dining Guide

 

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dventurous omnivores know that full bellies don’t mean empty pockets.  Taking advantage of restaurant promotions allows you to try something new and expand your horizons.  Best of all, you don’t have to wait for Restaurant Week.

Here’s a list of prix fixe lunches and dinners, tasting menus as well as late night eats, found in the Washington, D.C. area. All sample menus are subject to change. Try an *Editor’s Choice restaurant chosen for its exceptional quality, service, ambiance and reputation to maximize your experience.

  • 2941 – Modern French American – 3-course prix fixe lunch $20.10; 4-course prix fixe dinner $58; 6-course tasting menu $110, $65 with wine pairings.  2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA.  (703) 270-1515 *Editor’s Choice
  • 701 – American – 3-course prix fixe menu nightly for $32.  701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (202) 393-0701 Close to National, Shakespeare and Woolly Mammoth Theatres.
  • Acadiana – Cajun, Creole, Southern – 3-course pre-theatre menu 5:30-6:30 pm for $35. 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 408-8848. Close to Ford, National, Studio, Keegan and Woolly Mammoth Theatres.
  • Ardeo+Bardeo – Modern American – 3-course prix fixe menu for $30 Sundays 5:00-10:30 pm. 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 202.244.6750.
  • Asia Nine – Pan-Asian – 3-course pre-theatre menu 4-7 pm for $39. 915 E Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 629-4355. Close to Ford and Shakespeare Theatres.
  • Azur – Seafood – 3-course pre-theatre for $35 available from 5-7 pm daily.  405 8th Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 347-7491.  Close to Ford and Shakespeare Theatres.
  • Bibiana – Italian – 3-course pre-fixe menu for $35 Monday-Saturday 5:30-6:30 pm. 1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (202) 216-9550 Close to Ford, Warner and National Theatres.
  • Bistro D’oc – French – 3-course pre-theatre menu plus wine 5:30-7:00 pm and 9:00-10:00 pm for $21.95. 518 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 393-5444
  • Bistro Francais – French – 3-course prix fixe menu 5-7 pm and 10:30 pm-1:00 am $24.95. 3128 M Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 338-3830 Close to Shakespeare and National Theatres.
  • Bistrot Lepic – French – Power Lunch with plat du jour and wine or coffee $17.95; 3-course prix-fixe lunch $24.95 Monday-Thursday; 3-course prix fixe dinner $34.95 Mondays. 1736 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (202) 333-0111. 202.333.0111
  • Black’s Bar & Kitchen – American Seafood – 3-course pre-theater menu from 5:30-6:30 pm for $35. 7750 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD. (301) 652-5525 Close to Strathmore Hall.
  • Café Saint Ex – American – 3-course prix fixe menu for $32 before 7 pm, $36 after. 1847 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 265-7839 Close to Studio and Keegan Theaters. *Editor’s Choice
  • Cedar – American – 3-course pre-theater menu available 5:30-7:00 pm Monday -Saturday for $35.  822 E Street NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 637-0012  Close to Ford, National and Warner Theatres.
  • Ceiba – Latin American – 3-course pre-theatre menu available Monday-Saturday, 5:30-6:30 pm for $29. 701 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 393-3983 Close to Ford, National and Warner Theatres.
  • Central Michel Richard – American, French – 3-course, prix-fixe dinner menu Monday-Saturday from 5:00-6:30 pm for $35. 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 626-0015 Close to Ford, National, Shakespeare and Warner Theatres.
  • Charlie Palmer Steak – Steakhouse – 3-course prix fixe lunch menu available Monday-Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for $25. 101 Constitution Avenue NW. 202.547.8100.
  • Circle Bistro – American – 3-course prix fixe menu for $38. 1 Washington Circle, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 293-5390 Close to The Kennedy Center.
  • CityZen – American – 3-course prix-fixe menu for $80. 1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC. (202) 787-6006. Close to Arena Stage.
  • Co Co. Sala – American – 4-course pre-theater Champagne dinner $55. 929 F Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 347-4265 Close to National, Warner and Ford Theatres.
  • Commissary – American (New, Traditional) – Add any appetizer and dessert to the price of any entrée for $10. 1443 P Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 299-0018 Close to Studio and Keegan Theaters.
  • DC Coast – American, Seafood – 3-course pre-event menu available nightly 5:30-6:30 pm for $35. 1401 K Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 216-5988 Close to National, Studio, and Keegan Theatres.
  • Dino – Italian – 3-course prix fixe menu available nightly for $38. 3435 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (202) 686-2966
  • Eola – American – 3-course prix fixe menu available Tuesdays-Thursdays through Summer 2013 for $55, optional beverage pairing $25. 2020 P Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 466-4441
  • Equinox – American – 3-course prix fixe menu 5:30-7:00 pm daily for $35, $47 with wine pairings.  818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 331-8118  Close to National, Warner and Ford Theatres.
  • Fiola – Italian – 3-course pre-theatre menu available Monday-Friday 5:30-6:30 pm for $35. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 628-2888 Close to Shakespeare, Woolly Mammoth and Riot Act Comedy Theatres. *Editor’s Choice
  • Fontaine Caffe & Crêperie – French – 2-course pre-theater menu Monday-Friday 5:30-7:00 pm for $17.95. 119 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA. (703) 535-8151
  • Fourth Estate at the National Press Club – American – 3-course prix fixe menu Thursday-Saturday for $30. Validated parking. 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 662-7638 Close to National, Warner and Ford Theatres.
  • Georgia Brown’s – Southern – 3-course prix fixe luncheon $24. 950 15th Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 393-4499 Close to National, Warner and Ford Theatres.
  • Jaleo – Tapas – 3-course pre-theatre menu Tuesday-Saturday 5-6:30 pm for $30, depending on location. 480 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 628-7949 Close to Shakespeare and Woolly Mammoth Theatres.
  • J&G Steakhouse at the W Hotel – Steakhouse - 3-course pre-theatre menu nightly 5:00-6:30pm for $35.  Close to National Theatre.
  • Johnny’s Half Shell – Seafood – 3-course pre-theatre menu nightly 5-6:30 pm for $35.  400 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 737-0400
  • Kellari Tavern – Greek -3-course pre-theater menu for $35, optional wine pairing $20, 4-8 pm daily. 1700 K Street NW, Washington DC.  (202) 535-5274
  • Kushi – Japanese – Omakase dinner + cocktail; $40 for 7 courses, $60 for 9 courses. Sake pairings for $20 and $30 respectively. 465 K Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 682-3123 *Editor’s Choice
  • Marcel’s – Belgian, French (New) - 3-course pre-theater menu for $52. Includes complimentary Kennedy Center car service. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC. (202) 296-1166 Close to the Kennedy Center. *Editor’s Choice
  • Marvin – Belgian, American – Belgian, American – 3-course prix-fixe menu for $30 5:30-7:00 pm. 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 797-7171
  • Masa 14 – Latin-Asian - 3-course pre-theater menu + wine Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:30 pm for $24.95. 1825 14th Street NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 328-1414 Close to Studio and Keegan Theaters.
  • Nage Bistro – American, Seafood – 3-course prix-fixe menu + wine Monday-Friday 5-7 pm for $35. 3-course prix-fixe menu + wine Monday-Friday 5-7 pm for $35. 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (202) 448-8005
  • Nora – American – 4-course tasting menu with vegetarian option $70-$75. 2132 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 462-5143 *Editor’s Choice
  • Notti-Bianche – Italian - 3-course pre-theater menu 5-7 pm nightly except Monday, for $32. 824 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 298-8085 Near the Kennedy Center.
  • Oval Room – American – 3-course pre-theater menu Monday-Saturday 5:30-6:30 pm for $35. Parking for $7. 800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (202) 463-8700. Close to National Theatre. *Editor’s Choice
  • Oya – Asian Fusion – 3-course prix fixe menu nightly for $29. 777 9th Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 393-1400. Close to Shakespeare, Woolly Mammoth and Riot Act Comedy Theaters.
  • Palena – American – 3-5 course prix fixe menus from $58-$76. 3529 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 537-9250 *Editor’s Choice
  • Poste – American – 3-course pre-theater menu nightly 5:00-6:30 pm for $35.10. 555 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 783-6060 Close to Shakespeare, Woolly Mammoth and Riot Act Comedy Theaters.
  • The Prime Rib – Steakhouse – 3-course pre-theater menu 5-6 pm nightly for $35. 2020 K Street NW. (202) 466-8811 Close to The Kennedy Center and National Theatre.
  • Proof – American – Prix fixe lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm for $12; 4-course tasting menu for $56, $91 with wine pairing. 775 G Street NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 73-PROOF *Editor’s Choice
  • Rasika – Indian - 3-course pre-theatre menu daily until 6:30 pm for $35. Tasting menus from $50-$75. 633 D Street NW, Washington, DC.  (202) 637-1222 Close to Shakespeare, Woolly Mammoth and Riot Act Comedy Theaters. *Editor’s Choice
  • Restaurant Eve – American – 5-9-course prix-fixe menus for $110-$150. 110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA. (703) 706-0450 *Editor’s Choice
  • Redwood – American – 3-course prix fixe menu for $35. Choose from entire menu. 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD. (301) 656-5515
  • Rogue 24 – American (New) – 4-course prix fixe dinner Tuesday-Thursday for $75. Presented in larger portions with optional wine pairings. 922 N Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 408-9724 Close to Studio, Warehouse, National and Shakespeare Theaters.
  • Roof Terrace at The Kennedy Center – American – 3-course English-inspired prix-fixe menu $49.95. 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 467-4600
  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck – Asian - 3-course prix fixe lunch for $30. 7-course chef’s tasting menu for $135, $200 with wine pairing. Vegetarian option $125, $185 with wine pairing. 575 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (202) 637-6100 *Editor’s Choice
  • SEI – Asian, Sushi – 3-course prix fixe dinner 5:00-6:30 pm daily for $35. 444 7th Street NW, Washington DC. (202) 783-7007 Close to National, Ford’s, Shakespeare and Woolly Mammoth Theatres.
  • Station 4 – Modern American, Mediterranean - 3-course pre-theater menu for $29. enjoying 2courses, then returning for dessert. 1101 4th Street SW, Washington, DC. (202) 488-0987 Valet parking $10. Close to Arena Stage.
  • Tosca – Northern Italian – 3-course pre-theater menu 5:30-7:00 pm nightly for $35. 1112 F Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 367-1990. Close to National and Warner Theatres.
  • Urbana – Continental – 3-course pre-theater menu 5:30-7:00 pm nightly for $32, $40 with wine pairing. 2121 P Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 956-6650 Close to Studio and Keegan Theaters.
  • Zaytinya – Mediterranean, Small Plates - Mediterranean, Small Plates – 4-course prix fixe lunch for $22. 701 9th Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 638-0800 Close to Woolly Mammoth Theatre. *Editor’s Choice
  • Zentan – Asian - 3-course pre-theater menu from 5:00-6:30 pm nightly for $39. Complimentary valet parking. 1155 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 379-4366 Close to Ford’s, National and Warner Theatres. *Editor’s Choice

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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  1. Laura 31 December, 2012 at 12:32 Reply

    Hi, this is a great list, Thank you! I want to point out that Brasserie Cognac on 55th and Broadway has a delicious prix fixe lunch menu. As well as Serafina on 77th street and Broadway. Thanks!

  2. Christina 7 May, 2013 at 11:11 Reply

    I am bringing a Boy Scout troop to DC in July and would like to find a few “Scout friendly” restaurants to take them to for dinner. We will be there for three nights. Can you reccommend any places that would have a simple Prix Fixe menu for a group of about 35 that I would not be worried taking a bunch of teenage boys to? I would like to keep the dinners to about $25 if at all possible.

    Thanks so much!

    • - Mary Kong-DeVito 7 May, 2013 at 14:01 Reply

      Try Carmine’s. They’re very equipped to handle large groups, families, kids, anyone who arrives on a charter bus. Plus, it’s affordable, kids love it, and it’s at the center of everything!

  3. Bethany 17 January, 2014 at 14:12 Reply

    The Sea Catch Restaurant is now offering Prix Fixe Menus: $18 three course for lunch and $35 4 course for dinner, Monday through Friday!

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