Washington, D.C. Middle East/African Restaurants
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Naan & Beyond
Naan & Beyond
Washington, D.C.Bread up with your dining rut? Taste something different at this Indian shop, which serves herb- and yogurt-marinated tandoori chicken; naan sandwiches filled with shrimp, lamb, beef, or veggie tikka with mango, mint, or spicy sauce; or get a personal pizza with naan crust. When it comes to breaking bread, this spot is second to naan.
$20 to Spend on Food and Drink
Olé (/ōˈlā/): A cry of approval or joy when sinking one's teeth into today's deal. Pay $10 and tuck into $20 worth of food and drink at Café Olé in Tenleytown. A Wisconsin Avenue staple for nearly 14 years, this Mediterranean-accented eatery dishes out a veritable buffet of Spanish, Moroccan, Italian, and French dishes. Start things off by dipping into the Tel Aviv Nachos with smoked salmon, labneh, and capers alongside a Toscana salad with lemon aioli. Then, steer your appetite toward a tapas-style hot mezze of wild mushroom-topped risotto with truffle oil, marinated lamb shawarma, or macaroni au gratin. Swing by on Friday and Saturday nights to pair a drink or three with the restaurant's live music and you might find yourself shouting for joy as you catch the Tenleytown Metro home.
$30 to Spend on Food and Drink
Bringing Indian and Pakistani cuisine to H Street, Cusbah South Asian Spice Bar offers a distinctly American twist on the experience, pairing classic South Asian dishes with a full array of beer, wine, and cocktails:
• $15 for $30 to spend on food and drink
• Drinks showcase the cultural blending; try the spiked mango lahssi
A Delicious Fusion
Settle into a brick-walled dining room lined with jars of spices, and order up the chicken kathi rolls -- naan stuffed with chicken tikka accented by mint chutney and tamarind sauce. Kebabs, a host of veggie options, and fiery Ghost Vindaloo round out the menu. Try them with traditional beverages like Indian-style hot tea made with cardamom, cinnamon, and milk; or, explore the list of signature cocktails such as the Mumbai Cosmo that offers tastes of ginger, cranberry, and lime.
The Park at Fourteenth
$50 to Spend on Food and Drink
This sleek resto-bar's wood-paneled walls and sparkling chandeliers set the scene for upscale contemporary dining. Bite into jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent filet mignon, blackened salmon, or another offering from a vast array of tantalizing dishes:
• $25 for $50 to spend on food and drink
• $45 ($90 value) for a three-course prix fixe dinner for two with wine
• Prix fixe dinner includes appetizer, entrée, dessert & glass of wine for each person
Wine and Dine in Elite Surroundings
Grab a seat near the showcase open kitchen on the first floor, which lets you watch as chefs prepare dishes inspired by classic Americana. Or, sashay up to the bar where mixologists create specialty cocktails like Park Punch and Park Lemonade, pop bottles of wine, and wait on VIP partiers with high-end bottle service. With a rotating list of freshly spun music each week and some of the hottest clientele this side of the Potomac, you and your crew might just want to stick around past the check.
Zen Bistro Wine Bar
$30 to Spend on Sushi, Asian Tapas, and More...
Arlington / Alexandria
Centered around a sleek black bar contrasted with splashes of red throughout the restaurant and complete with a spacious outdoor patio, this spot has a modern, laid back vibe and a fun menu of Asian small plates like tempura asparagus rolls stuffed with cheese and XO sauce:
• $15 for $30 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks at dinner
• $10 for $20 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks at lunch
• Menu features sushi, Asian tapas, and full-size dishes like five-spice duck
Unwind with Friends
This spot offers tastes of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai fare, served in a relaxed lounge setting where you might catch a live jazz or blues act. Sample sharing-friendly dishes like the Hanoi Roll -- grilled Hanoi lemongrass pork wrapped in rice-paper with mint leaves and served with kimchi and sweet chili sauce. Or, try the chef's special Anaconda Roll, a crunchy sushi concoction showcasing fresh eel and avocado.
Zen Bistro Wine Bar's Website
Moby Dick House of Kabob - Arlingt...
$20 to Spend on Kabobs and More
Arlington / Alexandria
Clarendon residents flock to this spot for juicy, flavorful kabobs and Washingtonian-praised rice and bread. Taste Moby's take on Persian street food and see why it's such a hit:
• $10 for $20 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks
• Choose from kabob platters with ground sirloin, lamb, boneless chicken & more
• Plus sides like must-o kheyar: yogurt with chopped cucumber and fresh herbs
"I would order my last meal from Moby's. The hummus is wonderful and decidedly unique with it's distinct flavors of garlic and lemon." - Happy UrbanSpooner
Moby Dick House of Kabob - Arlington's Website