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NY & DC Restaurant Week and More

This year summer restaurants are booking up August dates for the annual Restaurant Week tradition.  

On the East Coast you’ll find great options in NY, DC and surrounding communities. These great values are getting folks out of the heat and rain and into the restaurants for some delicious tastes.    

Here are a few to check out in date order:

Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week

Bethesda, Maryland

August 10 – 19

This annual event offers lots of great options including Jaleo by Jose Andres, Morton’s The Steakhouse, and True Food kitchen.  This year the mag is encouraging diners to jump on the social media game and snap a pict of your meal and share it on Instagram – include #BmagRW in the caption and tag @BethesdaMag.  Diners can win a gift card from one of the participating restaurants.  

Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week

Philadelphia, PA

August 12 – 17

This annual event brings out great options for the Chestnut Hill community. The Breakfast Boutique is offering a choice of Steak and Eggs or Chicken and Waffles with unlimited mimosas. Jansen Restaurant is starting diners off with a choice of Gazpacho or Boston Lettuce and Lola Rosa.  Yum!    

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week

Washington, DC

August 13 – 19

DC’s Restaurant Week extends to its neighboring suburbs so definitely check out the website and see who’s in. A few highlights include 1789 in Georgetown – a classic and 2941 in Falls Church offering two very different experiences from the traditional Federal period home of 1789 to the contemporary site of 2941 in an office complex in the suburbs. Matchbox, McCormick & Schmick’s, The Melting Pot, Morton’s The Steakhouse, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House across the region have joined Restaurant Week offering delightful options. Prices run as follows – Lunch $22, Brunch $22 and Dinner $35.   Follow and join in on social media with #RWDMV.  

Alexandria Restaurant Week

Alexandria, VA

August 17 – 26

The summer restaurant week is always one of my favorites. It provides those last tastes of summer before back to school and work starts back up. And I have to confess a few of my favorites are on the list.  Hummingbird in the Hotel Indigo has lit up the town since its May 2017 opening and offers lots of great options.  If I had to select something on the menu the Branzino is a favorite, as is rockfish, but I would probably pay the additional surcharge $12 and get the Crab Cakes or Jumbo Soft Shell if they’ve got them on their Dinner menu. Dessert is not an option and if you haven’t tried the Hummingbird Cake, now is the time to try it. However, there are lots of great options from Il Porto to Brabo to Del Ray Café.  The menus are fixed price and offer options for Lunch $15, Brunch $22, and Dinner $35.  

Restaurant Weeks are all over this summer – check your local area to find one near you.