Feasts and takeaway dishes for the High Holidays.
The Jewish High Holidays start when the sun sets on Sunday, September 9th. Restaurants in the DC area are serving menus with the symbolic foods of the New Year: apples, honey, and challah. Other traditional favorites like matzo ball soup and kasha varnishkes are also on the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur tables.
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 your mind is already on the impending Yom Kippur fast, start preparing at Joe’s Rosh Hashanah meal with ample sides in the form of potato pancakes, ginger glazed carrots, Israeli couscous, and kasha varnishkes. The multi-course meal, served on September 9th and 10th, costs $49.95 per person and $12.95 for kids 12 and under. Carryout and delivery options are available.
Mon Ami Gabi
7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
The French bistro is ringing in the Jewish new year with ambrosial apple and honey challah. It can be enjoyed alongside classics like gefilte fish and beef brisket on September 9th and 10th from 5 to 9 PM. Reservations are required for the meal ($41.95 per person and $16.95 for kids 12 and under).
Summer House Santa Monica
11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda
Vegetarians and carnivores can come together over the holiday table, where there’ll be regular and meatless versions chopped chicken liver. Also available: slow-braised beef short rib with an array of vegetables, wood-grilled chicken with garlicky kale, and a flourless chocolate cake. The Rosh Hashanah meal is on September 9th from 5 to 9 PM, and September 10th from 12 to 9 PM ($41.95 per person; $16.95 for kids 12 and under).