DC Restaurant Week Dates Just Announced!!

DC’s Restaurant Week is back!! That’s right … haven’t you heard? Yes, well maybe you haven’t because the RW dates for this summer were just released. This summer expect restaurants to be HOT! Washington’s twice-a-year Restaurant Week, always creates quite a stir for DC Area diners. It’s the time of year that normal folks (those without a hefty expense account) can actually afford to dine in Washington’s best restaurants.
Restaurant Week is intended to create business for area restaurants that would normally be in a downward slump due to so many people vacationing over the summer months.The upcoming Restaurant week officially begins Monday, August 11, 2008 and ends Sunday, August 17, 2008, but some establishments will be observing early and expanding their participation to all month.
Participating Restaurant Week restaurants offer a gourmet 3-course prix fixe menu, $20.08 Lunches and $30.08 Dinners. Some of the regular participating restaurants include Corduroy, Bistro Bis, Butterfield 9, and Vidalia. Some newcomers include Restaurant K by Alison Swope and Rasika. I wonder when restaurants like Komi, Restaurant Eve, CityZen, or even Citronelle might open their doors to Restaurant Week.
Last RW in January, rustic Italian Dino offered its full menu, with a few upcharges and lasted the entire month. Romantic Butterfield 9 last time started the promotion a week early and extended the entire month, as well.
All of José Andrés’s area restaurants—Spanish tapas flagship Jaleo, Mediterranean-flavored Zaytinya, Modern Mexican Oyamel, and Latin-themed Café Atlántico have offered Restaurant Week for an extra week in the past. We can only hope that they will continue. The same goes for two places owned by restaurateur Ashok Bajaj—Cleveland Park’s neighborly Ardeo and its wine-bar sibling, Bardeo.

I already have reservations at Foodie Favorite, Corduroy for Dinner. Make sure you return to see my reviews!

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