Special menus and catering platters with matzoh ball soup, latkes, brisket, and more.

The Jewish high holidays start when the sun sets on Monday, September 30th. In celebration of the new year, restaurants in the DC area are offering special meals and menus with symbolic ingredients (apples, honey) and Jewish classics like brisket and latkes.

Note that many restaurants require advance orders for catering, carryout, and delivery, so make sure to call ahead.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750 15th St., NW
If you’re looking for a traditional Rosh Hashanah meal, Joe’s multi-course menu includes all the classics like gefilte fish and braised beef brisket. Sides of potato pancakes, ginger glazed carrots, and Israeli couscous accompany the entrees. The meal is served on September 29th and 30th with carryout and delivery options available ($49.95 per person; $12.95 for kids 12 and under).

Mon Ami Gabi
7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
Ring in the new year family-style at the French bistro with Rosh Hashanah classics like apple-and-honey challah, matzoh ball soup, and braised beef brisket alongside French favorites. The menu is served September 29th and 30th from 5 to 9 PM. Reservations are recommended, and carryout orders are available ($44.95 per person and $17.95 for kids 12 and younger).

Summer House Santa Monica
11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda
Looking for a balance of traditional meat dishes and lighter veggie ones? Summer House serves chopped chicken liver (or a meatless version) as a starter, followed by entrees of beef short rib, chicken, or salmon–all paired with roasted vegetables as sides. The menu is available on September 29th and 30th from 5 to 9 PM. Reservations are recommended, and carryout orders are available ($44.95 per person and $16.95 for kids 12 and younger).