Check, Please! DC gives viewers an unfiltered look at the Greater Washington restaurant scene through a panel of citizen reviewers sharing their favorite eateries and dining experiences. In each episode, three guests each recommend one dining spot for review by the other two guests. After anonymously trying each restaurant recommendation, the guests join the show’s host in-studio to discuss their experiences together. Hosted by Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose restaurant in Washington, D.C.

Spanning the entire District-Maryland-Virginia area, Check, Please! DC covers a wide array of establishments and cuisines from the region’s diverse offerings. From special occasion destinations to strip mall gems, Season 1 takes viewers on a journey of culinary discovery, featuring everything from Laotian “jungle” cuisine to old-fashioned comfort food. 


Episode 1 – Wednesday, October 18 at 8pm on WETA TV 26

Get ready to get hungry as you plunge into three distinctly local dining highlights. Guest reviewer selections include authentic southern Mexican fare in Shaw, hearty Southern classics in the Atlas District, and a cuisine that may have you reaching for Wikipedia: Uyghur hand-pulled noodles, tucked away in Crystal City, VA.

Episode 2 – Wednesday, October 25 at 8pm on WETA TV 26

Explore the heart of each neighborhood by dining out in Palisades, Takoma Park and Petworth. Guest reviewers highlight a modern Belgian bistro, a Korean-American diner, and a Latin American wine bar.

Episode 3 – Monday, October 30 at 9pm on WETA TV 26

Within close proximity to farmland and sea, Greater Washington is a destination for cuisine featuring the freshest ingredients. Guest reviewer selections explore farm-to-table fare in the West End, classic Maryland crabs at the water’s edge, and a Burmese spice adventure in Sterling, VA.

Episode 4 – Monday, November 6 at 9pm on WETA TV 26

Dining gems come in all sizes and locations. Guest reviewer selections feature a French bistro on Capitol Hill, fast-casual Greek delights in Falls Church, VA, and a brewpub/kitchen in Shaw.

Episode 5 – Monday, November 13 at 9pm on WETA TV 26

An authentic taste adventure that takes your taste buds far, far away. Guest reviewer selections include a Laotian “jungle” menu in Columbia Heights, crispy Neapolitan pizza in Vienna, VA, and the essence of the Dominican Republic in Northwest.

Episode 6 – Monday, November 20 at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26

Discover a new favorite around the corner or as a destination drive. Guest reviewer selections highlight Hawaiian fare in Arlington, seasonal American cuisine in an Annapolis bungalow, and modern Indian in Penn Quarter. 


WETA continues to accept applications for guest reviewers on Check, Please! DC, which films at the WETA studios in Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit

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Press Contact

Olivia Wong, WETA Director of Public Relations, 703.998.2086,

Additional Documents

  • CheckPleaseDC_S1_Ep1-6_descriptions_updated.pdf