Newly appointed Executive Chef Ed Witt of 701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW is pleased to announce new autumn-inspired lunch and dinner specials available exclusively in the restaurant’s sleek 50-seat lounge.
Guests can enjoy a gourmet lunch for an unbeatable $15 or a two-course dinner accompanied by two wine pairings for $35. Additionally, the popular pre-theater three-course dinner is also available for $29.95.
During lunch service, patrons dining at Bar 7 in 701 and in the adjoining lounge will have the opportunity to choose an entrée and glass of wine from the featured specials for $15 (tax and gratuity not included). This well-priced offering is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Standout dishes sure to add zest to any afternoon include Orecchiette with Acorn Squash, Walnuts, Ricotta Salata and Sage Brown Butter; Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fennel Slaw, Sweet Potato Wedges and Onion Brioche, or Steak and Arugula Salad with Cheddar ‘Croutons,’ Fennel and Red Pepper Vinaigrette. Then, for the perfect pairing, guests can choose a glass from a selection of wines that include Parados Chardonnay from Argentina; Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc from Washington and Froncois Labet Pinot Noir from France.
“As seasons change so do the ingredients available, for the fall squash & root vegetables come around leading to heartier preparations which fits with the chill in the air. The normal fall spices (cinnamon, clove nutmeg & allspice) as well as cumin & thai long peppercorn work well with the ingredients available,” Witt told The Examiner
When asked what he does with seafood dishes, he said “preparations on fish transition them to fall such as poaching in olive oil or other fats as well as richer garnish.”
701 Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Dinner: Monday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
(September through June)
Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM