The 18th Annual DC Restaurant Week – Summer 2011

cheflogoWelcome to Dining in DC’s dedicated page to DC’s Summer 2011 Restaurant Week, August 15-21, 2011. Listings of participating restaurants extensions, as well as, special notes and commentary about participating DC Restaurant Week menus will be posted below. Some of the hottest new restaurants are participating this summer. See the official DC Restaurant Week page to see participating restaurants, and to make reservations.

This year for the first time ever participating restaurants will have their DC Restaurant Week lunch and dinner menus available on the reservation page! What an improvement! I am so glad that the sponsors are finally getting on board with how important the menus are to diners! Now I can have a break and enjoy my summer! Hooray for progress!

In the event that various restaurants choose to participate in the promotion, but do not use Opentable.com, I will post their menus here.

Prices are as follows for 2011: Lunch (3 courses $20.11); Dinner (3 courses $35.11) both not including tip and gratuity. For more information: RW Tips and how to get the most bang for your buck and previous Top Ten Restaurant Week picks. Updated 2011 DC Restaurant Week Top Ten picks will be updated. Stay tuned!

The official RW is just 7 days but many DC restaurants extend their promotions an extra week or sometimes an entire month. Stay tuned for a listing of those extensions.

Remember: Restaurants that offer their full menu are considered the best deal. The restaurants that already offer prix fixe menus or pre-theatre menus all year-long, such as Oya or Cafe Atlantico, you can take advantage of anytime. In addition, restaurants that offers any small-plates/tapas/mezze, are all great, but already generally offer good deals year-round. Some restaurants offer only limited selections, or include various surcharges (sometimes called supplemental fees) for some of their better dishes – these should be avoided.

Click here to see DC Restaurant Week 2011 Winter Menus; Winter 2010 Menus; Summer 2010 menus or Summer 2009 menus.

DC Restaurant Week Extensions:

3 in Clarendon: One week and will offer guests a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer during dinner.

701: One week (Menus)

1905: Extending to August 28th (Dinner Menu)

Adour: Extending to August 27th

Ardeo+Bardeo: One week

Assaggi Osteria: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th

Bastille: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th

Bibiana: One week

Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th (Dinner only)

Bombay Club: One week

Casa Nonna: The entire month of August

CoCo. Sala and Lounge: Extended Brunch Saturdays & Sundays Aug 20, 21, 27, & 28; Dinner & Weekend Brunch extended until August 31st

Columbia Firehouse: Offering full regular menu and extending until August 28th

Cubra Libre: Also offering brunch Saturday and Sunday

Et Voila!: The entire month of August

Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th

Fourth Estate at the National Press Club: Prequel Restaurant Week from August 8-13

Grill From Ipanema: Extending thru Sept. 3rd!

J&G Steakhouse: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th

Kellari Taverna: Offering RW Dinner menu a week earlier (starting 8/8) & extending a week after (ending 8/28)! The RW lunch menu will only be offered during the actual restaurant week.

Kushi Izakaya: The entire month of August

Mio: The entire month of August

Oval Room: One week

Oyamel: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th

Perry’s Restaurant: thru August 31st

PS7′s Restaurant: extending thru August 27th. $ 25 bottle of white or red wine offered during the both the lunch and dinner service for both weeks

Ristorante Piccolo: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th

SAX is offering their Restaurant Week menu from August 1 through September 17. Add a bottle of sparkling wine for just $40.11.

Siroc Restaurant: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th

Smith Commons: Extending thru Sunday, August 28 and offering a beer or glass of wine with the menu.

Trummer’s on Main: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th (Dinner only)

Tuscana West: Extending thru Sunday, August 27th

Vento Restaurant: Extending thru Sunday, August 28th