Now Through Sunday: 'Dine Out, Eat Up' for Restaurant Week
Diners around the region gear up for a week of eating their way through Washington, as Winter Restaurant Week 2014 kicks off today with a record-breaking 250 participating restaurants. Continuing through Sunday, Jan. 19, area restaurants offer a three-course pre-fixe lunch for $20.14 and dinner for $35.14.
The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington represents members of the growing restaurant industry in the District, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland and showcases Restaurant Week bi-annually every summer and winter encouraging diners to “Dine Out. Eat Up.”
This year, 20 Georgetown restaurants are participating, including classics like Café Milano (3251 Prospect St., NW) and first time participators Luke’s Lobster (1211 Potomac St., NW). Most restaurants feature special menus for the seven days of foodie heaven, giving diners a unique chance to try an old favorite or explore something new.
“Restaurant week offers a great promotion for our regional diners to dine out and try many new and existing restaurants around town,” said RAMW president and CEO Kathy Hollinger.
New for Winter Restaurant Week 2014 is a guidebook full of reviews from Open Table on the participating restaurants. The book is available at a number of D.C. hotels and can help narrow down the overwhelming number of choices for the week.
If looking for something new, a few restaurants in the District are making their debut to Restaurant Week that includes Mike Isabella’s Kapnos and G (2201 14th St., NW), Alba Osteria (425 Eye St., NW), the Arsenal (300 Tingey St., SE) and Teddy & the Bully Bar (1200 19th St., NW).
Another addition is the “Try Something New in 2014” contest. Through Restaurant Week’s partner NBC4, diners who “Like” NBC4 on Facebook will be entered to win a prize package, including lunch for two at J&G Steakhouse and two “Blissage 75" massages at Bliss Spa, both located within the W Hotel on 15th Street, NW.
Sponsors of Restaurant Week include Meat and Livestock Australia, Cuisine Solutions, Open Table and American Express. Media partners include NBC4, 94.7 Fresh FM and D.C. Modern Luxury.