FOOD: Fine Dining for Less — D.C. Restaurant Week Is Here
BY JIMMY SCARANO
Falls Church Times Staff
January 11, 2010
Today marks the official start of Washington D.C.’s Winter Restaurant Week, a week-long culinary event in which over 180 of the area’s fine dining establishments offer special dining deals. This year, participating restaurants will feature a three course meal at lunch for $20.10 and a three course meal at dinner for $35.10. Technically the event runs through January 17, but many eateries extend the offer for longer and some have been offering the deals since the beginning of the month.
Restaurants differ in what they choose to include as part of the deal—some offer up their whole menu and some create a smaller, separate menu with a few choices per course. And some restaurants only offer the reduced-price meal for lunch or dinner, not both. To check out a list of all the participating places and their particular promotions click here.
Most people trek into the District to take advantage of the offer, but City of Falls Church residents have some local options as well. Though Argia’s is the lone participant within City limits, there are several Arlington destination spots –including Falls Church Farmers Market Chef Series participants Willow and Liberty Tavern—with Restaurant Week specials.
Falls Church’s 2941, which recently landed #6 on Washingtonian Magazine’s annual list of the “Very Best” restaurants in the region, has had a $20.10 three course lunch special on its menu for a week already and will run it through January. Check out the menu here.
By Jimmy Scarano
January 11, 2010