Even though the ever popular D.C. restaurant week is over, there are still some great deals to be had year round. Restaurants everywhere have lunch specials and Metromix has the inside scoop on some of the Metro area’s hottest spots that also sport quick and delicious daytime deals. Shell out a few more bucks beyond that $10 sandwich from the deli down the street and start eating expensive on the cheap!
Live it up for less
Eat expensive on the cheap
By Jason Adams and Paige MausnerMetromix
August 4, 2008
This sleek fusion restaurant/lounge adds value to the lineup with a daily $18 three-course prix fixe lunch (with a staggering number of options), as well as a Hako Executive sushi lunch for $20. That's a far cry from the dinner menu, where an entree and side alone can cost you $40.
Try the Political Power Lunch at this authentic downtown Italian restaurant; eat at the bar and get one of their popular meat or homemade pasta entrees for just $12. (Normally double that.)
In true Parisian fasion, this Georgetown bistro offers appetizer, entree, dessert and a glass of wine for a whopping $19.95, Monday through Saturday. And unlike the French, you don't have to make it a leisurely meal.
If you're in a rush to get back to the office, try Ici's guaranteed 30 Minute Lunch, where diners are treated to a four-dish platter of French favorites for a reasonable $29.
One of D.C.'s most famous steakhouses offers up a variety of great daytime deals on some of their signature dishes, ranging from $12.95 specials Tuesday and Thursday to a daily three-course meal for $24.95. That includes their titular signature dish, which typically runs over $40.
This hip Latin-Asian fusion eatery in Chinatown offers a popular "Build your own bento box" deal. Get your choice of sushi, an entree, fried rice and a variety of sides for only $20.
Hungry in Arlington? Try this high class Italian joint for a multi-course meal with your choice of any sandwich, pizza or pasta dish for only $14.95.
This contemporary Asian bistro on 14th St. has a selection of twelve of their most popular rice and noodle dishes at nearly half the price for only $9.
The $29 two-course and $36 three-course prix fixe menus may not seem like a steal, but considering that lunch entrees alone at this sophisticated and upscale Falls Church spot will run you up to $26 a pop, there's still some value to be had. And, hey, maybe slyly suggest it if someone else is paying.
Their Lickity Split Lunch menu gives locals a quick and cheap way to try one of Old Town Alexandria's best restaurants. Enjoy two courses from their options of upscale French-American cuisine, desserts and even wine for only $13.50. (Normal prices are three times that much.) Available Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
No longer will you have to forgo quality and taste in the name of cheap eats! Leave your stomach and wallet satisfied with these high-class lunch specials.