Incredibly inventive would be the best way to describe the raw and vegan food at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, which you can sample either at dinner or at one of the restaurant's popular weekly happy hours.
Some recent dishes on the happy hour menu included crunchy grape leaves stuffed with walnuts and cashews, crispy raw taco shells filled to the brim with creamy avocado, portobello mushrooms, and fresh cabbage, “crab cakes” made of shredded hearts of palm, topped with a spicy and earthy vegan aioli, a flatbread topped with seasonal squash blossoms, fennel, preserved lemon, and sweet melon, and fried rice that is magically raw, made with pineapple, peas, and papaya, and manages to be both sweet and savory. Dining at Elizabeth’s Raw is an adventure for your taste buds, as the dishes are each an exploration of taste and texture. Ingredients are manipulated to maximize their potential flavor, and in some cases, are almost unrecognizable!
For $55.00 you can sample all 7 items on the happy hour menu, which includes 6 savory items and one sweet dish. The sampler is great for sharing with friends. Cocktails are delicious and inventive, and the wine list is well-thought out. Dinner is a six course menu for $75.00, with an optional $55.00 wine pairing. The venue is elegant and tasteful, perfect for a romantic date for two.
Happy hour is only on Thursdays, and dinner is only served on Fridays, so make your reservations in advance!
Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, 1341 L Street Northwest Washington D.C. 20005, 202-347-8349