DC’s Summer Restaurant Week is Here

Belga Cafe, a Restaurant Week Participant! Credit: By Rebecca Schley on flickr creative commons

Belga Cafe, a Restaurant Week Participant! Credit: By Rebecca Schley on flickr creative commons

 

August 15th to 21st is the Summer 2016 Restaurant Week in DC! Restaurant Week is a great time to explore and taste all the delicious food DC has to offer. You’ll be able to have a 3 course lunch for $22 or a 3 course dinner for $35 at any participating restaurant, of which there’s 250! Just make sure when you get to the restaurant you ask for the Restaurant Week menu.

 

Restaurant Week gets pretty popular so it’s a good idea to make reservations in advance. Plus, when you make a reservation via the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington website you’ll have the chance to win lots of prizes including a cruise for two on Celebrity Cruises, tickets to local food-related events, and restaurant gift cards. Just pick out the restaurant you want from the website homepage and follow the link to Open Table. Then make your reservation and be sure to opt-in to receive emails about exclusive deals, as that is what will officially enter you in the contest. For complete details go here.

 

Another contest you can participate in is the Fan of Lamb Promotion. If you enjoy a lamb dish during Restaurant Week at a participating restaurant simply take a picture of it and tweet it out with the hashtags #FANOFLAMB and #RWDMV. This will give you the chance to win the “Summer Lamb Pack” which is a treat for any lamb lover.

 

Delicious Spread

Credit: Gregory Bourolias on Unsplash

 

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Before you can make a reservation or enter any contests, though, you need to decide where to go! Here are some esteemed restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week:

 

Kapnos Kouzina

Kapnos Kouzina features home-style Greek cuisine and is run by celebrity chef Mike Isabella. Top Chef fans will remember him from season 6 and DC foodies know him for his numerous restaurants in the area, including G, Graffiato, and Pepita. The menu at Kapnos Kouzina includes traditional greek spreads served with flatbread, fresh seafood, lamb, and more.

 

Colorful Meal

Credit: By Greg Powers

 

Fiola

If you’re looking for a romantic night out then Fiola is a great option. This high-end Italian place is exceptionally affordable during Restaurant Week when you compare to their normal price of $74 for a three-course dinner! Plus, with all that money you’ll save, you can splurge on their diverse, award winning wines.

Gorgeous Dining Room at Fiola

Gorgeous Dining Room at Fiola

 

Rasika

Rasika has two locations, the original in Penn Quarter and a new one in West End, both of which serve delicious modern Indian food. In 2014, Rasika was named one of the 20 best restaurants in the entire country by Zagat, so this is not to be missed. Only the lunch option is available for Restaurant Week so enjoy a special lunch break from work one day. 

 

Dinner at Rasika. Credit: By Angela N. on flickr creative commons

Dinner at Rasika. Credit: By Angela N. on flickr creative commons

 

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Evening Star Cafe

This eclectic little restaurant in Alexandria is a real gem. It serves seasonal, American food with produce grown by local farmers and in their own rooftop garden. If you want tasty food in a comfy and casual environment then make your reservations today.

 

Love the lighting!

Evening Star Cafe Dining Room

 

 

Wherever you choose to go you’re sure to get delicious food at an incredible price during Restaurant Week so don’t miss out!

 

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