Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week
8/17 – 8/30: Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week
Annual promotion born from crisis in 2001 returns to support current restaurant recovery efforts
WHAT: Summer Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), returns as the region’s biannual celebration of outstanding restaurants that contribute so much to our region. New this year, Restaurant Week has expanded to include a to-go program with a variety of family-style offerings as well as cocktail and wine pairings, available over two full weeks to encourage support of hundreds of restaurants throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
Participating restaurants will offer dinner menus at $35 or $55 per person. Similarly, many restaurants will also offer specially priced family-style to-go dinner meals, available at two price points intended to fit a range of budgets and tastes for curbside pickup. The to-go meals offer an even greater reason to take advantage of the promotion.
Optional cocktail or wine pairings will be available a la carte for on-premise enjoyment, or take-out dining. Multi-course lunch and brunch menus will also be available for $22 per person.
Restaurants throughout the region are participating, representing myriad cuisines from around the world. Understanding that many are struggling financially during these unprecedented times, RAMW’s incredible partners at Events DC and JBG SMITH, are covering the cost of participating to ensure that area restaurants are able to participate without monetary burden. Both presenting sponsors are doing their part to help the region’s irreplaceable small and local businesses not only survive, but thrive.
The expanded format was adapted to provide new ways to support the talented hospitality professionals and irrepressibly strong, community-minded industry. With an entire week added to the promotion, diners now have two full weeks to support their favorite neighborhood restaurants or explore new communities for on-premise and takeaway dining.
“There is something for everyone and this cycle of Restaurant Week is designed to allow the fullest flexibility and options for diners and restaurants as they have to be able to operate in a dial back or dial up fashion,” says Kathy E. Hollinger, President and CEO of RAMW. “Our restaurant operators have been so incredibly creative during this unexpected time, and they continue to be every day. This promotion, and its new options, really shines a light on that creativity.”
Diners can visit the Restaurant Week website at www.rwdmv.com to view participating restaurant menus and to make reservations. Participating restaurants will continue to be updated to the Restaurant Week website in the coming weeks.
WHEN: Monday, August 17 – Sunday, August 30
Visit www.rwdmv.com for links to participating restaurants, special menus, contact information, and hours of operations.
For more information on Summer Restaurant Week and the expanded offerings, please contact Avery Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional Restaurant Week sponsors include Streetsense, NBC4, and OpenTable. Follow RAMW’s industry blog for regular updates and resources for the region’s restaurant and foodservice community.
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.