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Three Ways to Make the Most of D.C. Restaurant Week

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Metropolitan Washington’s Summer Restaurant Week is almost here! From August 15th through the 21st, you can indulge in three-course meals at over 250 restaurants in Washington D.C. Prix-fixe options will run you $22 for lunch and $35 for dinner.

 

If you’ve ever made reservations during Restaurant Week before, you know you need to do your research and choose wisely. Here are three ways to save money and get the most out of D.C. Restaurant Week this summer:

 

Research the menus

Check out the Restaurant Week menu ahead of time and make sure it has something you want to order. You can find most menus on the Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week website. You can also look for it on the restaurant’s website or Yelp.

Don’t forget to compare the prix-fixe menu to the regular menu. That way, you can decide if a $22 lunch or $35 dinner is a good deal. If appetizers on the regular menu are around $10 and entrees are around $20, you’re really paying the regular price and getting a free dessert.

 

Take a long lunch

At $22, the prix-fixe lunch menu is pricier than your standard mid-day meal. But if you can squeeze in a long lunch away from the office, it can be a better way to experience Restaurant Week. You’ll keep the tab down if you skip cocktails and wine, and you may have an easier time finding a reservation. Not sure where to start? Here are some can’t-miss lunch deals.

 

Reserve parking in advance

Say you’ve already scoured the list of restaurants and nabbed a reservation or two. Don’t forget to reserve a parking spot, especially if you’re heading to a busy area in the evening. You’ll save time and score a great deal, just by booking in advance.

Here are our best rates for D.C. Restaurant Week parking near some of our favorite restaurants:

 

Gallery Place/Penn Quarter

701 Restaurant701 D St. NW | $11 (5pm-11pm)

BOE Kitchen: City Center | $9 (3 hours) | $10 (5pm-8am next day)

Cedar Restaurant505 9th St. NW | $11 (5pm-midnight)

CentrolinaCity Center | $9 (3 hours) | $10 (5pm-8am next day)

China Chilcano701 D St. NW | $11  (5pm-11pm)

Cuba LibreCity Center | $9 (3 hours) | $10 (5pm-8am next day)

Cure Bar and BistroCity Center | $9 (3 hours) | $10  (5pm-8am next day)

DBGBCity Center | $9 (3 hours) | $10  (5pm-8am next day)

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle: City Center | $9 (3 hours) | $10 (5pm-8am next day)

District Chophouse505 9th St. NW | $11 (5pm-midnight)

Fig & OliveCity Center | $9 (3 hours) | $10 (5pm-8am next day)

Hill Country BBQ701 D St. NW | $11 (5pm-11pm)

La Tasca – Penn Quarter701 8th St. NW | $10 (5pm-midnight)

Jaleo505 9th St. NW | $11 (5pm-midnight)

Oyamel701 D St. NW | $11 (5pm-11pm)

Proof701 8th St. NW | $10 (5pm-midnight)

Rasika701 D St. NW | $11 (5pm-11pm)

Rosa Mexicano505 9th St. NW | $11 (5pm-midnight)

SEI Restaurant and Lounge701 D St. NW |$11 (5pm-11pm)

Zaytinya701 8th St. NW | $10 (5pm-midnight)

 

Dupont Circle

Ankara1250 Connecticut Ave. NW | $10 (5pm-11pm)

Bistro Bistro2113 Leroy Pl. NW- Courtyard Marriott Dupont | $12 for any 4 hours – valet

Cafe Dupont11 Dupont Circle NW | $9 (5pm-11pm)

Circa at Dupont11 Dupont Circle NW$9 (5pm-11pm)

Daily Grill Dupont Circle1160 19th St. NW | $5 (5pm-9pm)

Darlington House: 11 Dupont Circle NW$9 (5pm-11pm)

Firefly1250 Connecticut Ave. NW | $10 (5pm-11pm)

i Ricchi1160 19th St. NW | $5 (5pm-9pm)

Iron Gate1250 Connecticut Ave. NW | $10 (5pm-11pm)

Russia House2113 Leroy Pl. NW- Courtyard Marriott Dupont | $12 for any 4 hours – valet

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse2113 Leroy Pl. NW- Courtyard Marriott Dupont | $12 for any 4 hours – valet

STK1250 Connecticut Ave. NW: $10 (5pm-11pm) | 1160 19th St NW: $5 (5pm-9pm)

Tabard Inn Restaurant1250 Connecticut Ave. NW | $10 (5pm-11pm)

Teddy and the Bully Bar1160 19th St. NW | $5 (5pm-9pm)

Vidalia1160 19th St. NW | $5 (5pm-9pm)

 

Downtown

Bibiana1201 New York Ave. NW | $7 (4pm-10pm)

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse1425 New York Ave. NW | $8 (5pm-11pm)

Claudias Steakhouse1667 K St. NW$9 (4pm-10pm) | 1501 K St. NW: $8 (5pm-9pm)

Georgia Brown’s1667 K St. NW$9 (4pm-10pm) | 1501 K St. NW: $8 (5pm-9pm)

Ici Urban Bistro1425 New York Ave. NW | $8 (5pm-11pm)

Lincoln – DC1501 K St. NW: $8 (5pm-9pm) | 1120 Vermont Ave. NW$6 (5pm-11pm)

Mastro’s Steakhouse: 1325 G St. NW | $9 (5pm-4am next day)

McCormick and Schmicks1667 K St. NW | $9 (4pm-10pm)

Oceanaire1325 G St. NW | $9 (5pm-4am next day)

Old Ebbitt Grill1425 New York Ave. NW | $8 (5pm-11pm)

P.J. Clarke’s1667 K St. NW | $9(4pm-10pm)

Pennsylvania 61201 New York Ave. NW | $7 (4pm-10pm)

Rural Society1120 Vermont Ave. NW |$6 (5pm-11pm)

Siroc1501 K St. NW | $8 (5pm-9pm)

Toro Toro1201 New York Ave. NW | $7 (4pm-10pm)

Tosca1325 G St. NW | $9 (5pm-4am next day)

Woodward Table1425 New York Ave. NW | $8 (5pm-11pm)

Zentan1120 Vermont Ave. NW |$6 (5pm-11pm)

 

Georgetown

El Centro D.F. – Georgetown3307 M St. NW: $5 (5pm-10pm) | 3251 Prospect St. NW: $15 (5pm-4am next day)

Morton’s Steakhouse Georgetown3307 M St. NW: $5 (5pm-10pm) | 3251 Prospect St. NW: $15 (5pm-4am next day)

The Sovereign3307 M St. NW: $5 (5pm-10pm) | 3251 Prospect St. NW: $15 (5pm-4am next day)

 

Alexandria

Brabo Tasting Room1800 Diagonal Rd. | $8 (5pm-midnight)

Geranio418 Cameron St. | $5 (5pm-9pm)

Jackson 20418 Cameron St. | $5 (5pm-9pm)

Laporta’s Restaurant1800 Diagonal Rd. | $8 (5pm-midnight)

La Tasca Alexandria418 Cameron St. | $5 (5pm-9pm)

Restaurant Eve418 Cameron St. | $5 (5pm-9pm)

 

Clarendon/Arlington

Circa at Clarendon3101 Wilson Blvd. | $5 (3 hours) | $4 (5pm-midnight)

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria3101 Wilson Blvd. | $5 (3 hours) | $4 (5pm-midnight)

La Tasca Arlington3101 Wilson Blvd. | $5 (3 hours) | $4 (5pm-midnight)

Liberty Tavern3101 Wilson Blvd. | $5 (3 hours) | $4 (5pm-midnight)

Lyon Hall3101 Wilson Blvd. | $5 (3 hours) | $4 (5pm-midnight)

 

Where are you headed for Restaurant Week? Let us know in the comments!