Time to Reserve a Table for Summer Restaurant Week, Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

Have you reserved a table yet? 

Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week kicks off around town Monday August 28, running through Sunday, September 3. Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) – sponsors of the local culinary Rammy Awards – this biannual celebration of the region’s “spirited restaurant industry” invites “everyone to close out summer with the return of one of the area’s most anticipated food-related celebrations, leading into exciting happenings like DC Jazz Fest and Labor Day Weekend.” 

Over 150 participating restaurants will be offering multi-course brunch and lunch menus for $25 per person, and multi-course dinner menus for $40 or $55 per person for on-premises dining, with take-out and delivery options. Many restaurants will also offer cocktail, wine, and non-alcoholic pairings with their pre-fixe entrées. 

“Dine Out. Take Out. Eat Up.” – the Summer Restaurant Week website offers. Browsers can choose from affordable pre-fixe lunch/brunch and dinner options and customize their reservation searches by selecting “restaurant name,” type of cuisine, and choice of neighborhood. Diners can also select restaurants based on outdoor dining, delivery, and “cocktail/wine pairing” options. A Diner’s Reward Program is also featured on the site. 

Grilled swordfish with spinach and basil sauce. Courtesy Bistro Lepic.

This summer, several 2023 RAMMY Awards winners and honorees are participating in the promotional dining week including Circa at Foggy Bottom (Manager of the Year), Causa/Amazonia (New Restaurant of the Year), L’Ardente (Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year), Pennyroyal Station (Casual Restaurant of the Year), Tiki on 18th/The Game Sports Pub (Favorite Gathering Place), Urban Roast (Best Brunch), Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award Winner RIS, and Honorary Milestone Award Winners Cafe Milano, Filomena Ristorante, Jaleo, and The Grill From Ipanema

In Georgetown, several notable restaurants are offering special deals and menus for Summer Restaurant Week. Georgetown Main Street highlighted these attractive possibilities on Instagram:

  • Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar @BistrotLepic – $40 three course dinner.
  • The Sovereign @TheSovereignDC – $40 three course dinner.
  • Martin’s Tavern @MartinsTavern – $35 three course brunch or lunch with a $6 Stella Artois pint.
  • Brasserie Liberté @LiberteDC – $25 three course brunch; $40 three course lunch; $40 three course dinner with wine specials of $30 per bottle.
  • Donahue @Donahue_Lounge – $25 unlimited brunch; $55 dinner including four tapas and dessert.
  • Filemena @FilomenaRistorante – $25 three course lunch; $40 and $55 three course dinners.
  • Cafe Milano @CafeMilanoDC – $25 three course lunch
  • Susheria @SusheriaDC; $55 three course dinner.

“Take your tastebuds for a spin around the world during Restaurant Week,” wrote Washington.org. “Savor Spanish tapas at Boqueria, inventive Mexican dishes at Mi Vida and a twist on Peruvian classics at Pisco y Nazca. Transport yourself to Havana at Cuba Libre or the sidewalks of Belgium at Brasserie Beck. Filomena Ristorante, La Collina and RPM Italian serve up Italian favorites, while Zaytinya and Ambar offer a taste of the Mediterranean.” 

“During Restaurant Week, enjoy $25 brunch menus from select restaurants,” the site advises. “Enhance your standard brunch experience with European flair from Brasserie Liberté, L’Ardente, Officina and Supra, while GATSBY, Succotash and The Grill offer elevated American options. There’s also Martin’s Tavern (which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year), where you can enjoy fried green tomatoes, savory short ribs, gazpacho, peach cobbler and a special anniversary edition cocktail.”

Courtesy Martin’s Tavern.

Heading into this hot Labor Day weekend in the Washington area, you should have no reservations about pairing your meals with the perfect wines – or this Summer’s Restaurant Week with the cool tunes of the DC Jazz Festival. Just be sure to make your dining bookings today!

More information on the Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week and dining reservation options can be found here



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