Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant Week’

How Restaurant Week Really Works

All this week, Mintwood Place chef Cedric Maupillier will show up an hour earlier to work and leave an hour later. He’s also reinforced the troops: an additional cook, server, food runner, and busser. This is not a week for kitchen rookies. This is the week to bring in the people who’ve already proven themselves. […]

Where to Avoid Restaurant Week

While Restaurant Week inspires a frenzy of reservation snatching from delighted deal-seekers, there are also plenty of diners who would prefer to stay as far away as possible from the crowded dining rooms and limited menus. Fortunately, Restaurant Week can also be a quieter time to visit otherwise packed places that aren't participating in the promotion. Here are 15 Y&H-approved […]

Freak Out! Restaurant Week Is Here

It's that time of year when dining out instills either great glee or soul-sucking dread. You know it: Restaurant Week. Today through Aug. 17, more than 200 area restaurants are offering three-course lunches for $20.14 and dinner for $35.14. You can see who's participating and what's on their menus at ramw.org/restaurantweek. Chances are many of the best […]

Chef Geoff Tracy Defends Restaurant Week

Yesterday, Cashion's Eat Place general manager and co-owner Justin Abad shared his thoughts on the "excessive opportunism" of Restaurant Week and why his Adams Morgan restaurant refuses to participate. Today, we hand the mic over to Chef Geoff's and Lia's owner Geoff Tracy, whose five restaurants participate in the promotion, to explain why he embraces Restaurant Week. […]

A Restaurateur’s Perspective on the “Excessive Opportunism” of Restaurant Week

Ask just about anyone in the restaurant industry about Restaurant Week, and you're likely to hear a groan. The promotion often means kitchen and wait staff are stressed and frantic as their dining rooms become overcrowded. Meanwhile, some restaurant workers and owners refer to it as Amateur Week, because of the novice diners who come […]

Is Restaurant Week a Rip-Off? We Did the Math.

Savvy diners have long realized that Restaurant Week isn't a particularly stellar deal. Considering that booze, tax, and tip are not included in the fixed dinner price of $35.14, a night out during Restaurant Week doesn't differ much from a night out any other week in D.C., except you often have to order from a […]

Restaurant Week Begins Today

Restaurant Week is back. You know the drill: Three-course lunches go for $20.14 and dinner for $35.14 today through Jan. 19. More than 200 Washington-area restaurants are offering deals, including some newcomers like The Arsenal at Bluejacket, Daikaya's izakaya, Del Campo, Kapnos, and Thally. Check out the full list of participants, menus, and make reservations at […]

Restaurant Week Starts Now

It's the time of year again when diners hoard reservations, restaurants fill up at 6 p.m., and chefs down obscene quantities of Red Bull. Yup, Restaurant Week is here. Today through Aug. 25, more than 240 restaurants across the region will offer three-course lunches for $20.13 and dinner for $35.13. Don't forget that the Restaurant […]

Restaurant Week Dates Announced

Restaurant Week is coming back Feb. 4-10. You know the drill: three courses for $20.13 at lunch and $35.13 at dinner at more than 200 restaurants around the city. One improvement this year is a new website listing all of the participating restaurants. You can now browse by cuisine or neighborhood, look at menus, and […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Cuban Missile Crisis-Style Dining Edition

Restaurant Week isn't over. It just moved to Alexandria. [NBC Washington] D.C.'s new Fuel Pizza on K Street NW soft-opens on Monday with a 15-percent discount on the entire menu. [DCist] Glover Park's Town Hall has reopened just up the block in the former Blue Ridge space. [Prince of Petworth] Countdown to Valentine's Day: Nothing […]

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