THE RITZ-CARLTON, WASHINGTON D.C.

1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20037 United States
Phone:  +1 (202) 835-0500   •  Map & Directions
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Calendar of Events



A host of experiences await at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

Anticipate the possibilities that each new day brings. Fill your days and nights with excursions, themed events, fine dining and more. Indulge in as much or as little as you please. The choice is yours. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. presents special events to enliven the senses and create memorable experiences.



Cherry Blossom-Inspired Experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.


In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. invites you to enjoy the most beautiful season in the Nation’s Capital with cherry-themed cuisine, cocktails, special amenities, and more.

The Hotel’s Custom, Cherry Blossom-Inspired Signature Scent: Sakura
Custom made for The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.; the hotel’s signature scent Sakura, meaning cherry blossom in Japanese, is inspired by the ambiance of the hotel and the historic cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C. Built on fresh notes of bergamot and black currant, Sakura’s lush floral notes of cherry blossom, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley are complemented with soft vanilla and white musk. The scent can be found throughout the hotel in the form of candles, oil diffusers, and room sprays and is available for purchase upon request.

Sakura Tea in The Lobby Lounge
Enjoy a unique and luxurious tea experience in the elegant setting of the hotel’s Lobby Lounge. Served in traditional Japanese tetsubin (cast iron) teapots and teacups, guests can take part in the timeless tradition of afternoon tea with the hotel’s Sakura tea, a custom tea blend inspired by D.C.’s iconic cherry blossom trees and made exclusively for The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Created with only the finest teas, the Sakura tea blend is built on fresh notes of bergamot and black currant, lush floral notes of cherry blossom, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley and complemented by soft vanilla and white musk.

Cherry Blossom-Inspired Cuisine at Westend Bistro
Indulge in Executive Pastry Chef John Quinn’s cherry blossom inspired, Sweet Sakura dessert featuring a sweet marriage of tart cherry mousse with yuzu and pandan leaf sorbet, tiny spheres of sake “caviar” and orange blossom meringue. Playing homage to the thousands of cherry trees that were brought over to Washington in 1912 as a sign of friendship from Japan, Chef Quinn was inspired by the history and tradition of the National Cherry Blossom Festival when creating the dessert.

Cherry Blossom "Sakura" Cocktail
Toast to the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival with Westend Bistro's cherry blossom-inspired 'Sakura' cocktail. The cocktail is a twist on the D.C. original cocktail, The Rickey, which was created in the 1880’s for D.C. lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey at Shoomaker’s Bar. Westend Bistro’s refreshing twist on this classic cocktail features a house-made Sakura tea infused with G’Vine Gin, fresh lime juice, club soda and Sakura simple syrup.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

  
Mother's Day Brunch at Westend Bistro
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mother's Day is just around the corner and this year, we invite you to indulge in a very special day honoring Mom with a gourmet, a la carte Mother's Day Brunch in Westend Bistro. Treat her to our mouth-watering brunch menu which includes breakfast and Westend Bistro favorites such as bottomless Mimosas and hand-crafted Bloody Marys, Chesapeake-style Eggs Benedict, decadent French Toast, Pork Belly ‘BLT,’ our famous Fish Burger and more.

All mothers will receive a special fond farewell gift from the Westend Bistro team with a jar of Chef Adam’s homemade Blueberry Tarragon Compote. For reservations, please call (202) 974-5566. Reservations are required.
Memorial Day
May 23-25, 2015


Celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. with a myriad of special events including wreath laying ceremonies at several monuments and memorials throughout the city, the annual motorcycle rally Rolling Thunder, the National Symphony Orchestra’s complimentary concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol, and a Memorial Day parade along Independence Avenue.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

  
Preserving Our Monuments, Memorials and Parks
June 20, 2015 - Lincoln Memorial
Our Nation’s Capital is a historic city of imposing monuments, inspirational memorials and beautiful expanses of parkland. The National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these treasures so they may be enjoyed by all who visit this world class city. Ideal for the entire family, you will be met by a NPS representative who will talk about the history of Washington, DC and the location where you will volunteer. Your hands-on experience varies with the season and the need, and can include weeding, trimming overgrown shrubs and plants, painting park benches, or planting native foliage or annuals in famed circles and squares. Events are subject to weather conditions) 

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
No cost to participate

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Independence Day
July 4, 2015


Celebrate July 4th in the Nation’s Capital with a morning parade, concerts on the National Mall and the West Lawn of the Capitol, and a huge fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

  
Preserving Our Monuments, Memorials and Parks
July 19, 2015 - National Park Service
Our Nation’s Capital is a historic city of imposing monuments, inspirational memorials and beautiful expanses of parkland. The National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these treasures so they may be enjoyed by all who visit this world class city. Ideal for the entire family, you will be met by a NPS representative who will talk about the history of Washington, DC and the location where you will volunteer. Your hands-on experience varies with the season and the need, and can include weeding, trimming overgrown shrubs and plants, painting park benches, or planting native foliage or annuals in famed circles and squares. Events are subject to weather conditions)

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
No cost to participate

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

  
Preserving Our Monuments, Memorials and Parks
August 16, 2015 - Martin Luther King Memorial
Our Nation’s Capital is a historic city of imposing monuments, inspirational memorials and beautiful expanses of parkland. The National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these treasures so they may be enjoyed by all who visit this world class city. Ideal for the entire family, you will be met by a NPS representative who will talk about the history of Washington, DC and the location where you will volunteer. Your hands-on experience varies with the season and the need, and can include weeding, trimming overgrown shrubs and plants, painting park benches, or planting native foliage or annuals in famed circles and squares. Events are subject to weather conditions)

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
No cost to participate

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

  
Preserving Our Monuments, Memorials and Parks
September 19, 2015 - Lincoln Memorial
Our Nation’s Capital is a historic city of imposing monuments, inspirational memorials and beautiful expanses of parkland. The National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these treasures so they may be enjoyed by all who visit this world class city. Ideal for the entire family, you will be met by a NPS representative who will talk about the history of Washington, DC and the location where you will volunteer. Your hands-on experience varies with the season and the need, and can include weeding, trimming overgrown shrubs and plants, painting park benches, or planting native foliage or annuals in famed circles and squares. Events are subject to weather conditions)

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
No cost to participate

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Off the Hill Happy Hour at Westend Bistro
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Re-cap your day in our stylish and energetic bar with our food and beverage specials. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, select wines by the glass for $6, and draft beer for $3. Seating is first come, first serve in the bar.

Pre-Theater Dining at Westend Bistro
Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Westend Bistro is the perfect place for an unforgettable meal before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Enjoy a three-course dinner from a select for $40 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.