Tuesday, February 17, 2009

First Stop For DC Restaurant Week

DC restaurant week kicked in yesterday, and tonight, we're dining at a place called Ceiba. This restaurant specializes in Contemporary Latin American cuisine, specifically Yucatan, Brazilian, Peruvian, and Cuban. I rarely dine out at these type of places, so restaurant week is such a great time to explore the different dining experiences DC can offer. My friend, B, will pick me up after work then we'll head to Ceiba. It's just 1 PM, and I can't stop fiddling on my chair. I'm very excited.

My first plan was to dine at five restaurants, but the possibility of that is now bleak. It's been tough getting reservations to the other places that we've planned to visit. For now, I only have two restaurants confirmed, and the other restaurants have odd open times for our schedules. As suspected, we might end up just trying two places this restaurant week. We'll see...maybe a better schedule will come up.

Here's a short profile of Ceiba:
  • Ceiba: Located at 14th & G Streets NW in the historic Colorado Building, is the latest creation of the team that brought DC Coast & TenPenh (these two are also participating in the DC restaurant week). The cuisine is contemporary Latin-American featuring Brazilian, Cuban, Jamaican & Mexican influences.
  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Contemporary American
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Cross Street: G Street
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Tunks
  • Dress Code: Business Casual


  1. what's a restaurant week? sorry but we don't have that here and i have no idea. do you pay just one time and can go to any? or do they have special prizes now? thanks. just curious

  2. Toni, DC restaurant week is when a number of normally expensive restaurants in the area lower their prices. For example, for a four course meal, they'd have a fix price of $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner. So this is a good time to get a reservation at the really expensive restaurants here. Choosing the places you can't usually afford is the best way to go.

  3. As if I'm joining you and your friend, I'm excited, too! Have fun, Kayni. =)

  4. that IS exciting! I await the next blog about this phenomenon. =)

  5. wow that's really a good deal, for that amount US$30, you would normally get a dish here and it's not even an expensive restaurant. have fun and hope you can try a lot of restauants :)