Local Restaurants Honor Vets

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Our gratitude from Edible DC to those who serve and have served

To salute men and women in uniform and veterans, DC + VA restaurants are offering veterans and current members of the military complimentary dishes, discounts and perks this Veteran’s Day.

BLT Steak

BLT Steak


BLT Steak DC is offering 50% off the total check for parties of two or less and 25% off the total check for parties of three or more with valid military ID, not inclusive of beverages. Diners can begin their meal with their signature savory popovers stuffed with gruyere and moved on to any of their exquisite cuts of meat including a 28-day dry aged New York stripCowboy bone-in ribeye, or guests can choose from four varieties of impossibly tender A5 Wagyu, a new addition to Chef Michael Bonk’s menu. BLT Steak is located at 1625 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. https://bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/washington-d-c/

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Brabo Brasserie is offering complimentary hors d'oeuvre such as Duck Cigars (Duck confit, caramelized fig, phyllo) and creamy Goat Cheese Croquettes (Goat and parmesan cheeses, risotto, lemon aioli)  are among the bites being offered in celebration of Veteran’s Day at Brabo Brasserie. The French brasserie in Old Town Alexandria will be honoring American heroes with a complimentary hors d'oeuvre on both Sunday, 11/11 (Veterans Day) and Monday, 11/12.

Guests with a military ID may choose from any item in Brabo Brasserie’s ‘Bar Snack” menu. braborestaurant.com/brasserie-menu Brabo Brasserie is located at 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, please visit https://braborestaurant.com/brasserie


In honor of the brave men and women of the US armed forces, Osteria Morini will be celebrating Veterans Day with a special Morini Monday pop-up, open to all guests. On Monday, November 12th from 4pm-9pm, fill-up on handmade pastas such as Spallina, a double filled ravioli, butternut squash, taleggio and cippolini onion for $15 (standard prices range from $17-$32). Osteria Morini will donate $2 from every Morini Monday pasta sold to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a charity that provides support to severely wounded, injured or ill American service members, their caregivers, and families during lengthy medical recovery and reintegration into civilian life.

Osteria Morini is located at 301 Water Street Southeast, Washington, DC, 20003. For more information, please visit osteriamorini.com/washington-dc/ or call (202) 484-0660.



DC’s 14th Street NW brasserie, Le Diplomate, is thanking our heroic military men and women with a complimentary Burger Americain to patrons with a valid military ID. (Additionally, Le Diplomate is donating proceeds from all Burger Americain sales on Veteran’s Day to the Wounded Warrior Project.) Voted one of the “30 Best Burgers in America” by Zagat, the Burger Americain boasts two juicy beef patties, crunchy pickle chips and onions, an addictive special sauce on a housemade sesame seed brioche bun ($18). While traditionally topped with both an American flag toothpick and a French flag toothpick, on Veteran’s Day, the loved burger will go all-American, topped with two American flags.  

Le Diplomate is located at 1601 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Additional information is available online at https://lediplomatedc.com/



The Loudoun Wine Trail’s largest farm vineyard, a 500 acre estate winery, is a family-run vineyard that has been celebrated in both statewide and national wine competitions, earning six medals in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, six medals in the Virginia Governor’s Cup and six medals in the 2018 Loudoun Wine Awards - all in 2018 alone. This Veteran’s Day, Doukenie Winery owners Dr. George and Nicki Bazaco will pay for veterans’ tasting fees, offering American veterans and members of the military complimentary tastings of their wines. The Doukenie Winery tasting experience features samples of two white wines, four red wines and the winery's dessert wine served by a wine educator shares background on grape variety, terroir and the winemaking process.

Doukenie winery is located at 14727 Mountain Rd, Hillsboro, VA 20132. Additional information is available online at https://www.doukeniewinery.com/

Local and national chains have offers too:

Free meals and discounts on Sunday, Nov. 11

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill Vets get a free meal from a special menu Sunday.

Bar Louie Free burger or flatbread on Sunday.

Bertucci's A free small cheese pizza Sunday and Monday.

Bob Evans Free meal from a special menu available all day Sunday at all locations.

California Pizza Kitchen Free meal from special menu Sunday. Get a buy-one-get-one free card to use Nov. 12-18.

Chevys Free three-item combo 3 p.m. to close Sunday.

Chipotle Buy-one-get-one free deal Sunday.

Dunkin' Free doughnut Sunday. No purchase required.

Fogo de Chão 50 percent off meal Veterans’ Day weekend Friday through Sunday and 10 percent off for up to three guests’ meals.

Krispy Kreme One free doughnut and a small cup of coffee Sunday. No ID is required.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Free six ounces of frozen yogurt Sunday.

Mission BBQ Free sandwich and cake Sunday.

MOD Pizza Free MOD-size pizza or salad Sunday.

Peet’s Coffee Free small cup of coffee or tea Sunday.

Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries (location in Bethesda) Vets eat free Saturday through Monday. Plus, the brewery will be brewing a limited-edition Veterans Day IPA and Saturday through Nov. 12 and 25 cents from every pint will go to a local Veterans charity.

Shake Shack: Free scoop of Shake Shack Custard at all locations Sunday.Shake Shack is offering free custard on Sunday, November 11.

Starbucks: Free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse Sunday.

Zoës Kitchen is offering a free meal Sunday and Monday with a valid military ID.