Summer 2009 Restaurant Week (RW) has arrived! For those who are unaware, RW typically takes place twice a year–in January and August (usually coincides with Congressional Recess) and offers diners a 3 course prix fixe meal–$20.09 for lunch and $35.09 for dinner. Menus, and the value that comes along with them, vary widely. Some restaurants allow diners to choose any 3 course meal with minimal limitations and few up-charges, whereas others provide more limited menu options.
A copious number of restaurants are in walking distance to our neighborhood, with an overabundance in the Gallery Place/Penn Quarter area, including PS7, Rosa Mexicano, Zaytinya, Poste, and Zengo. The full listing of restaurants participating at available Washington.org while the Capital Spice blog has created a Google Maps Mashup.
There are many other posts out there tauting which restaurants to avoid and which are must-visits (as well as whether to take advantage at all!), so no need to rehash those conversations. Instead here are links to a few of them:
- DC Foodies listing of menus and any restaurants that are extending beyond the standard week.
- The Washingtonian’s RW Dining Guide plus critic Todd Kliman’s recommends.
- Chowhounders’ crowdsource their opinions
What are you waiting for? Make your RW reservations on Open Table now and bon appetite!