Ladies and gentlemen, 5776 is upon us. This can only mean one thing: time to eat!

But Rosh-related rushing around and schlepping to the store while juggling family and davening options can be a major pain in the tuchus. Which is why we present these tasty, celebratory dining options all around DC for you to take the kids, the boyfriend and Great-Aunt Shirley (just hold the salt, per doctor’s orders).

Maryland and northern Virginia mainstay Mon Ami Gabi has a traditional prix-fixe menu this year, served September 13 and 14, with favorites like gefilte fish and matzah ball soup. Dessert’s a real treat: apple tarte Tatin with caramel sauce. Similar items will be served at its new outpost, Summer House Santa Monica. The executive chef there notes that the menu “balances traditional holiday fare with California-inspired style using our new wood-fired grill.” 5776 never looked so hot.

Star and Shamrock's Jameson-braised brisket

Star and Shamrock’s Jameson-braised brisket

DGS Delicatessen helps us recall that potatoes are also round in its dinner with lots of hints of the old country, served September 13 and 14. First-course potato soup comes with trout roe and honeycrisp apple, the halibut incorporates rye spaetzle and the luscious Roseda beef tenderloin has mashed potatoes with black truffle vinaigrette. Dessert swaps out the pomme de terre (potato) for pomme (apple) (in the form of a crumble). There are also set menus for the Yom Kippur break-fast on September 23, featuring selections of house-cured fish and, of course, bagels.

Speaking of potatoes, H Street’s Star and Shamrock is plating a (prix-fixe or a la carte) menu with a touch of Ire-love. You’ll start off with a beet and heirloom tomato salad before a rich Jameson-braised brisket over root veggies and end with cinnamon-mead honey cake. “Our menu is a little traditional, a little creative license and a whole lot O’tasty!” notes co-owner Mark Menard.

Over at Equinox, it’s all cozily seasonal for its prix-fixe meal. Each course focuses on fall bounty, from a curried butternut squash bisque starter to the Carolina snapper over smoked chanterelles and, finally, an apple tart with hazelnut streusel (pictured above) for dessert. Naturally, there’s a wine pairing, but that’s not all. True to Chef Todd Gray’s philosophy of sustainable agriculture and vegetarian fare, there’s an entire vegan menu for the night, too.

Fall is also on the table at Dino’s Grotto, with a prix-fixe meal on September 13 and 14. Owner and chef Dean Gold tells us that there are “lots of exotic spices and a number of vegetables associated with Rosh Hashanah with influence from the Venetian Jewish tradition.” The table comes decorated with apple slices, pickled apple and chicken-liver crostini to start. Following these appetite-whetters, there’s a seasonal assortment of grilled veggies, followed by house-made duck schmaltz matzah ball soup and either veal brisket or fish in heirloom tomato sauce. Dessert? Gluten-free, nondairy Sephardic almond cake. Dino’s will also host a Kol Nidrei dinner on September 22 and a break-fast menu on September 23, with an entirely dairy option.

Venetian Jewish risotto with giblets at Dino's Grotto

Venetian Jewish risotto with giblets at Dino’s Grotto

Our friends at EatWell DC are teaming up to take 5776 by the culinary storm. First up, Logan Tavern is hosting a prix-fixe Rosh Hashanah dinner (with an optional wine pairing, naturally) on September 13 and 14. It stars family-style appetizers for the whole table (chopped liver, house-smoked salmon crostini, leek fritters). Entrees include a classic beef brisket or farro salad, finishing with an optional dessert. Over at Commissary on the 23rd, there’s a prix-fixe break-fast of the all-star goodies: a spread that includes a trio of cream cheeses, deli-style salads, honey baklava and much more, all served with bagels from Bullfrog Bagels.

Carving Room slices and dices some hearty fare for the new year with its prix-fixe menu, only on September 13. Soup and salad come before a potato (sense a theme here?) pie stuffed with slow-roasted veggies and the shining butcher star: a ten-hour braised brisket. Finish up with sweet jam fritters.

Finally, we’ll head in a traditional, yet unique, direction at The Heights, with an entirely new Rosh Hashanah menu based on ancient Sephardic tradition. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews start their Rosh Hashanah meal with a series of symbolic foods, accompanied by appropriate blessings. The menu, prepared with the help of writer, caterer and restaurant consultant Vered Guttman, includes a wide variety of appetizers (tilapia and pomegranate ceviche, arugula salad with fresh yellow dates, swiss chard pie with sumac and lemon zest), a main course with choices including spicy Tunisian salmon and vegetarian Moroccan butternut stew, along with cocktail pairings.

Nothing’s as sweet as celebrating the holidays with dessert. At (the now-certified-kosher) Baked by Yael, there are two new highly appropriate seasonal flavors just for the high holidays: honey and apple. When the fast ends, Yael doesn’t stop with pops. Pick up the top-notch hand-rolled bagels, nut-free rugelach and the nostalgia-inducing black-and-white cookies. We won’t tell if you don’t want to share.

Hungry yet? Get out and enjoy, and say with us: L’chaim!

The Rosh Hashanah meals at Logan Tavern, The Heights and Equinox are all being co-presented with the Jewish Food Experience®. JFE® receives a portion of the proceeds from each of these meals.

Note: The restaurants mentioned are not kosher.