Flurry of ‘winter restaurant weeks’ hit DC area

WASHINGTON Looking for a way to break up the gray days of winter? Restaurant Week can help with that.

The biannual promotion, offered at hundreds of restaurants in the D.C. area, allows diners the opportunity to indulge in three-course dinners at some of the city’s best eateries for $35 ($22 for lunch or brunch).

Highly acclaimed restaurants including Arroz, 2941, Del Mar, Hazel, Raskia and Sfoglina are included in this year’s list of participants.

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Winter Restaurant Week runs Jan. 22-28. Information on menus and reservations is available on the organization’s website.

Alexandria, Virginia is hosting its own Restaurant Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 4, with more than 60 participating restaurants; Fairfax City, Virginia, launches its Restaurant Week March 4-10.

Bethesda, Maryland’s Restaurant Week continues through Jan. 21.

Ambar is one of hundreds of area restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week. (Goran Kosanovic)
Ambar is one of hundreds of area restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week. Its Restaurant Week deal includes unlimited small plates for $35. (Goran Kosanovic) (Goran Kosanovic)
The French-American restaurant, Convivial, in Shaw, has lamb sausage and cassoulet on its Winter Restaurant Week menu. (Courtesy Convivial) (Courtesy Convivial )
Braised short ribs; sunchoke and Italian parsley salad; and brandy poached apples and squash are on the menu at Sally’s Middle Name. (Hannah Hudson Photography) (Hannah Hudson Photography)
The Grill Room at the Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown is also participating in Winter Restaurant Week. (Courtesy Rosewood Hotel) (The Rosewood Hotel)
Michael Schlow’s Alta Strada has antipasti, pizza, pasta and desserts on its Winter Restaurant Week menu. (Scott Suchman) (SCOTT SUCHMAN)
On Oct. 10, the chef and owner of D.C.'s famed Rasika will publish a cookbook containing some of the restaurants most famous dishes. (Courtesy Shimon And Tammar Photography)
Long hailed one of D.C.’s best restaurants, Raskia will participate in this year’s Winter Restaurant Week. (Shimon And Tammar Photography) (Courtesy Shimon And Tammar Photography)
Requin (Courtesy Greg Powers)
Requin, in Fairfax’s Mosaic District, is participating in Winter Restaurant Week. (Courtesy Greg Powers) (Greg Powers)
Fiola Mare is one of the 250 restaurants participating in this year's Summer Restaurant Week. (WTOP/Mike McMearty)
Waterfront seafood restaurant, Fiola Mare, has brunch and lunch specials for Winter Restaurant Week (no dinner). (WTOP/Mike McMearty) (WTOP/Mike McMearty)
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Ambar is one of hundreds of area restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week. (Goran Kosanovic)
On Oct. 10, the chef and owner of D.C.'s famed Rasika will publish a cookbook containing some of the restaurants most famous dishes. (Courtesy Shimon And Tammar Photography)
Requin (Courtesy Greg Powers)
Fiola Mare is one of the 250 restaurants participating in this year's Summer Restaurant Week. (WTOP/Mike McMearty)


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