Hotel Near Dupont Circle Caters to Lunch and After-Work Crowds With New Menu

New 5-10-20 Menu Concept Draws Diners to the Washington Marriott


WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- Some days, a lunch hour is just that -- an hour -- while other days one would be lucky to get 10 minutes. For those with five minutes, 60 minutes, or somewhere in between for lunch, The Atrium at the Washington Marriott has a new menu concept that's sure to satisfy every appetite.

The casual Atrium restaurant in DC is a convenient lunch and after-work option for those near K Street, and the new menu concept tackles meals by the minute, with dishes that take five, 10 or 20 minutes to prepare.

Those looking for instant gratification when dining in DC's Dupont Circle area can opt for light, quick bites including hot soup with a crunchy baguette, hummus with grilled flatbread and crisp celery, a charcuterie and cheese platter, or tortillas served with guacamole and pico de gallo. With a little extra time, 10 minutes can get a fast, fresh meal of dishes including Thai chicken skewers with sweet chili dipping sauce, roasted turkey on toasted sourdough, salt-and-pepper shrimp and calamari with Asian ponzu sauce, spinach salad with smoked bacon, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette or a 7-ounce Angus burger; pair it with sea-salt fries and lemon-pepper mayonnaise.

This Dupont Circle hotel restaurant in Washington, DC can clearly do a lot with a little bit of time, so it should be no surprise that the 20-minute meals are enough to keep hunger at bay for the rest of the day. Fill up with a loaded steak salad, grilled fish with vegetables and whole-grain brown rice or a crab cake sandwich served on ciabatta with Old Bay tartar sauce and fries.

Those who can't get to this hotel near Dupont Circle until after work can still take advantage of the 5-10-20 menu, plus a full list of beer, wine, martinis and cocktails. The Bloody Mary gets a kick with Absolut Peppar, which adds a hint of jalapeño, while the Whiskey Clover sweetens things up with honey, Crown Royal and Hennessy VSOP. For dessert, a pomegranate ginger or spiced chocolate martini is a good option. For more traditional treats, The Atrium offers sweets including warm walnut-apple cobbler and an ice cream sundae.

About the Washington Marriott
The nation's capital attracts visitors from around the globe, from business travelers working with government agencies to parents hoping to expose their kids to the country's history. While people come here for different reasons, there's one place that caters to them all: the Washington Marriott. This Georgetown hotel, set on a tree-lined street in the West End business district, offers style, comfort and convenience just minutes from Dupont Circle and the Metro. Guest rooms and suites are outfitted with an LCD TV, coffee/tea service, high-speed wireless Internet access, in-room dining and luxurious beds dressed in Frette linens, down comforters and fluffy pillows. Just five miles from Reagan Airport (DCA), the Washington Marriott is the venue of choice for meetings and events, with more than 12,000 square feet of flexible function space. To gather friends, family or colleagues for a good meal, this hotel offers a contemporary setting, crafted American cuisine and impeccable service at The Atrium. For fast favorites, including cheeseburger sliders and buffalo chicken wings, and creative cocktails, The Court Lounge is the perfect after-hours spot for socializing and networking. Fitness-focused guests can stay on track at the fully equipped gym or indoor pool. For a scenic stroll, Georgetown, with its boutiques, restaurants and waterfront, is nearby. Staying at the Washington Marriott makes it easy to check off all the major sights on every visitor's must-see list including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian and White House.

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1221 22nd Street NW
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