Lunch Is Not Just For The Ladies


The days of the three-martini lunch are long over (womp-womp). Sure, it’s easy to pop into a fast-casual restaurant for lunch or order something via delivery but sometimes you want to sit down, with other people and have a proper lunch - with maybe a glass of wine (gasp!). Good news, lunch is coming back in fashion and area restaurants are opening their doors for those of us who like our mid-day meal with service:

Del Mar
Power up the day’s most important meal at Del Mar, with lunch available on Thursdays and Fridays. Enjoy the Tapas Express Menu, including your choice of appetizer (tapa), entree (racion), and dessert (postre) for $45 per person. The a la carte menu is also available, including signature paellas and arroces as well as Catalan-style grilled seafood and meat entrees. 12:00 to 2:45 p.m. 791 Wharf Street SW; 202.525.1402;

Dirty Habit
Executive Chef, Edgar Escalante, is excited to announce that Dirty Habit is now open for breakfast and lunch. Guests can now enjoy DH's new, seasonal menu al fresco on their expansive patio. New dishes include kampachi crudo, watermelon tartare, and chilled cauliflower soup with caviar and a crab churro. Guests can pair these dishes with a selection from the new, innovative, and extensive wine list curated by female Brazilian Bar Manager, Roberta Scampoli. 555 8th Street NW; 202.449.7095;

Four Seasons
The Four Seasons is open for lunch for the first time since March 2020. Executive Chef Oliver Beckert has prepared a menu full of Seasons favorites and some new, health-focused international dishes like the Revitalizer juice (freshly squeezed spinach, celery, and apple with a hint of lemon), avocado toast, and more.  2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.342.0444;

The 1920s themed american diner in Navy Yard is offering lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday with select menu items and new additions by Executive Chef Satinder Vij. Updated items include a new farro salad, three new blue plate specials, pei mussels, chicken curry, and braised short ribs. The new menu can be found here.

Juniper Restaurant 
Juniper is offering lunch, with menu highlights including Maryland blue crab cakes, sandwiches, and entrées including grilled shrimp, plant-based Bolognese, red snapper, and steak frites. Executive Pastry Chef A.J. Thalakkat is also offering desserts like Meyer lemon Juniper posset, Mara chocolate sphere, harlequin chocolate, and summer berry sundaes. 2401 M Street NW; 202.457.5020; 

Las Gemelas Cocina Mexicana
One of the best places to work remotely or take a lunch break, Las Gemelas Cocina is ramping up their lunchtime offering with new dishes like the ensalada de lentejas and lineup of fall tortas.

Mi Casa
Lunch will be offered at Mi Casa, in the heart of Dupont Circle, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday with select menu items and new tex mex additions. The new lunch menu can be found here.

This Valenican fine-dining restaurant is offering a Saturday lunch tasting menu. Enjoy elevated coastal fare such as coctel de polp sec (grilled octopus with grapes, orange pearls, and golden ostera caviar) or llengado de dover (dover sole with seasonal mushrooms, confit tomatoes, and lemon beurre blanc). Michelin Starred chef Danny Lledó's crowd-pleasing weekend lunch can't be missed. Between his tantalizing chef tasting menu paired with wines from their expert sommeliers, to rare products from the Iberian Coast, the Xiquet lunch experience is sure to please everyone in your party. Saturdays starting at noon. 2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202.913.4671;