Restaurant Weeks provide prix-fixe menus at reduced prices at fabulous restaurants across the country. They are becoming very popular and there are now several communities offering special promotions in the Washington DC Area. Here is a guide to the Restaurant Weeks in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Please note that details to each event will be announced as soon as available. The dates and participating restaurants are usually announced about a month in advance. (Listed in order by date)
January and August. Twice a year, more than 200 of the Washington, DC area's finest restaurants offer 3-course meals at reduced prices. Some restaurants in the suburbs of Maryland and Northern Virginia participate as well. Many of the restaurants extend their promotions an additional week.
January and August. More than 60 restaurants offer special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC.
January and July/August. For one week, twice a year, more than 30 of Bethesda, Maryland's finest restaurants offer lunches for $15 and dinners for $30 for this special event.
February and November. The week-long event in Annapolis, Maryland provides an opportunity for local residents and vacationers to treat themselves to great food at a reasonable price.
April. Sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy and Office of Agricultural Affairs, the event honors Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year. Throughout the week, diners in the Washington DC area will have an opportunity to taste distinctive dishes and receive discounts at participating restaurants.
July. In honor of Belgian National Day, local Belgian restaurants offer special menus featuring frîtes, mussels, beer and savory meals at reduced prices. The Mussel Throw Down is an annual competition among Belgian chefs.
August. The event features a variety of three-course meals and other discounts at several of the city’s restaurants. With its timing just before University of Maryland students go back to school, this is a great time to check out some of the area’s prime restaurants.