Monocle Offers Weekend Deals

Posted January 30, 2008 at 4:33pm

With restaurant week behind us, dining out has once again become expensive. Or has it?

The Monocle (107 D St. SE) has introduced a new small-plate tasting menu that offers three courses for a bargain price.

“We are very excited to extend this fresh, unique menu on Friday and Saturday nights to our new and loyal customers alike,” owner John Valanos said in a press release.

A steak at the restaurant normally costs upward of $19, but this menu features an appetizer, entree and dessert trio for $16.95.

The new menu lets patrons choose one of two combinations. The offerings will change each week, but past selections have included arugula with shaved parmesan and pears, sliced tenderloin of beef with cremini mushrooms, peppers and onions in a red wine reduction and Meyer cheesecake with rum-roasted pineapple.

The restaurant also has catered to seafood fans by serving grilled shrimp over pesto beans, oven-dried tomatoes, farm-raised salmon with roasted fennel, leeks and kalamata olives and lemon curd pie with pomegranate seeds and berries.

Reservations for The Monocle can be made at or by calling 202-546-4488.

— Alison McSherry