For foodies all over the region, this is one of the happiest times of the year. Dine out at your favorite restaurants for $22 or $35 per person!

You read that right—for the duration of Summer Restaurant Week, August 12–18, you can visit some of the best D.C.-area restaurants and have lunch or brunch for $22 and dinner for $35 per person.

steak, potatoes

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How It Works

Restaurants that participate create prix fixe menus just for this annual event. You walk in knowing exactly how much you'll pay, tax and gratuity aside. You can always order from the regular menu too, but isn't hunting down the bargains part of the fun?

Go to the official Summer Restaurant Week website to browse the participating restaurants in D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Make a reservation online and remember to request the Restaurant Week menu when you arrive. Spend a little extra and remember to leave a good tip—servers work extra hard during this busy time.

mushroom ravioli

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Some of the best deals out there are for high-end restaurants that are offering delicious, multi-course meals for just a little more than fast-casual prices. Here's where I would go:


This Georgetown institution is the perfect special occasion restaurant. I'd start with the Mushroom Raviolini, then try the Seafood Cassoulet, and finish with the Triple Chocolate Tower. (Address: 1226 36th Street NW | Washington, D.C.)

Maple Avenue Restaurant

The dinner menu at Maple Avenue Restaurant features contemporary American and European specialties. Here, I'd start with the Organic Fried Green Tomato. The Lamb Ragu looks amazing, then I'd finish with the Lithuanian Honey Cake. (Address: 147 Maple Avenue West | Vienna, VA)

french toast

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Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are a must. The popular restaurants fill up quickly, so get on it!
  • You may have a more relaxed experience if you dine a little on the early side. 
  • Remember to leave a great tip for good service. Servers are working extra hard during this busy week.

Are you excited for Summer Restaurant Week? Where are you trying to get your reservations this year? Drop us a line in the comments and let us know.