The Jewish holiday of Passover is one of tradition and meals known as Seders. Don't want to cook at home? There are plenty of area restaurants where you can attend a Seder or at least partake in a Seder-inspired meal. Just keep in mind that restaurants aren't likely to be kosher, let alone kosher for Passover. If that's an issue, ask for details.
Here are a few of the most promising options:
BLT Steak: If you don't want the full commitment of a multicourse menu, this downtown spot has a la carte options to let you pick and choose. Dishes include pickled deviled eggs, matzoh ball soup and roasted leg of lamb with quinoa-mint tabbouleh. April 10-18. $12-$38. 1625 I St. NW.
DGS: The Dupont Circle restaurant has themed its menu as a way to "celebrate the exodus from winter." Each of the six courses is modeled after a different part of the Seder plate, so you get such dishes as lamb shank for the zeroa, or shank bone; steak with horseradish cream for the maror, or bitter herbs; and cheesecake with dates and hazelnuts for the haroset, or paste. April 10-16. $55. 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Dino's Grotto: Depending on the day, you can go family-style or a la carte at this Shaw dining room. The menu includes Italian and Sephardic Jewish dishes, plus some from chef-owner Dean Gold's family. Examples: duck schmaltz matzoh ball soup, fish in a spicy tomato sauce and chocolate-covered matzoh crunch. April 10-11, family-style for $59; April 12-17, a la carte. 1914 Ninth St. NW.
Equinox: The downtown restaurant from Todd Gray is billing its meal as "a (somewhat) traditional, sophisticated community style" Seder. Haggadahs, the book that lays out the ceremonial meal, will be provided. The four courses feature such fare as shakshuka with asparagus, a vegan truffled lentil cassoulet and flourless chocolate cake. An Israeli wine pairing is optional. April 10. $55; $80 with wine pairings. 818 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Fiola: The "Italian Passover" at Fabio and Mari Trabocchi's flagship is definitely your splurge option. Among the half-dozen dishes on the menu are haroset made with white figs, matzoh ball soup with truffles and rack of lamb. April 10-18. $95 (dishes available a la carte at lunch). 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.