It's D.C. Restaurant Week. If you're looking for a traditional 8 p.m. dinner reservation, here are three places to dine for $35.14 tonight.
Thally: For a Restaurant Week seeker who appreciates options, chef Ron Tanaka's Shaw bistro offers plenty of them. Not to be missed is a truffle risotto with velvety castelmagno cheese and brandied apples. Other availability: Before and after 8 p.m.
The Oval Room: Fresh off a $1 million revamp, the Oval Room offers both seasonality and originality on its Restaurant Week menu. Start with a refreshing chilled corn soup, followed by charred jalapeno spaghetti with heirloom tomatoes. An "I want the fanciest thing on this set menu" approach would take the burrata followed by the grilled flat-iron steak. Dessert leans toward summer citrus, with a lemon sponge cake and key lime cheesecake parfait joined by an espresso chocolate brownie. Other availability: Before 7 p.m. and after 8 p.m.
Casa Luca: Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola is among Restaurant Week's toughest tables to book. The chef's more casual osteria, located near Mount Vernon Square, is a better bet for a taste of Italy: Casa Luca's set menu is on the smaller side, but a prosciutto and melon starter seems like the perfect segue to a plate of cacio e pepe, with a seasonal panna cotta for dessert. Other availability: Before and after 8 p.m.