When is Winter Restaurant Week 2019?
Bethesda Restaurant Week: January 11 to January 20. Most deals are 2 course lunch for $22 and 3 course dinner for $36.
Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week: January 14 to January 20. $22 brunch and lunch and $35 dinner.
Alexandria Restaurant Week: January 18 to January 27. $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two. Lunch options vary by restaurant.
How do you get the most out of Restaurant Week?
Find a full menu offer: Some restaurants will offer a limited menu as part of their restaurant week deal. Look for a spot that offers either the full menu or a large portion of the regular menu.
Be mindful of drinks: Most deals do not include drinks – both alcohol and non-alcoholic. Some restaurants may offer wine specials or brunch cocktail specials but keep in mind this will be an additional cost.
Make a reservation early: Try to make your Restaurant Week reservation at least a week in advance. If it’s typically a popular spot, reservations will go fast!
Explore a new spot off the beaten path: This won’t necessarily save you money but I personally like to use Restaurant Week and an excuse to explore a new neighborhood. For me, this means exploring an area that is not metro accessible or choosing a place that is normally a bit outside my
Go for lunch: The lunch option for restaurant week is less expensive but most places still offer a wide selection of their regular menu. A few years ago, my husband and I visited GrillFish for lunch. We were so full and happy by the end, we just needed a little snack for dinner. Stuck in a 9 to 5 during the week? Round up your co-workers for a special lunch date and check out a spot near your office. price range. It’s a good excuse to get a little outside my comfort zone.