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Washington, DC Restaurant Week 2009: When Cheap Eats Go Gourmet

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From August 24th to 30th, nearly two hundred gourmet eateries in the metro area will be opening their doors for the 15th Annual Washington, DC Restaurant Week. As usual, most participating establishments will be offering prix fixe, three-course menu options for both lunch ($20.09) and dinner ($35.09). And these ain’t no taco stands either.

From Dupont Circle to Arlington, Bethesda to Georgetown, some of the District’s most notable epicurean oases – like the Willard Intercontinental Hotel‘s Cafe du Parc (pictured) – will be making waistlines expand on the cheap. However, in the words of the festival’s organizers at Destination DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), “[The] choices may seem vast but the interest is so intense that reservation books will fill up quickly.”

A complete listing of participating establishments follows below; reservations for each and every one can be made here (via OpenTable.com). For more information, visit http://www.restaurantweekdc.org.

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Art and Soul (Capitol Hill)
B. Smith’s (Capitol Hill)
Bastille (Alexandria, VA; dinner only)
Beacon Bar and Grill (Dupont Circle)
Belga Cafe (Capitol Hill)
Bezu (Potomac, MD)
Bistro Bis (Capitol Hill)
Bistro Francais (Georgetown)
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar (Georgetown)
BlackSalt (Palisades; lunch only)
Blue Ridge Restaurant (Glover Park)
Bobby Van’s Grill (New York Ave.)
Bobby Van’s Steakhouse (Downtown)
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge (Georgetown)
Bombay Club (Downtown)
Cafe Bonaparte (Georgetown)
Cafe Du Parc (Downtown)
Cafe Dupont (Dupont Circle)
Cafe Promenade (Downtown)
Cafe Soleil (Downtown)
Capital Grille (Capitol Hill; lunch only)
Casa Oaxaca (Adams Morgan; dinner only)
The Caucus Room (Downtown)
Cedar Restaurant (Penn Quarter; dinner only)
Ceiba(Downtown)
Charlie Palmer Steak (Capitol Hill)
Chef Geoff’s (Georgetown)
Chef Geoff’s (Downtown)
Chef Geoff’s (Tysons Corner, VA)
Coeur de Lion (Downtown)
The Columbia Firehouse (Alexandria, VA)
Commonwealth Gastropub (Columbia Heights / Brightwood)
Cure Bar & Bistro (Penn Quarter; dinner only)
Darlington House (Dupont Circle)
DC Coast (Downtown)
Del Merei Grille (Alexandria, VA; dinner only)
Dino (Cleveland Park; dinner only)
District Chophouse (Downtown)
El Manantial (Reston)
Enology Wine Bar (Cleveland Park; dinner only)
Extra Virgin Modern Italian (Arlington, VA)
Filomena Ristorante (Georgetown)
Finemondo (Downtown)
Finn & Porter (Penn Quarter)
Fire & Sage (Downtown)
Firefly (Dupont Circle)
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club (Downtown)
Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (Arlington, VA)
Georgia Brown’s (Downtown; dinner only)
Geranio (Alexandria, VA)
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (Penn Quarter)
The Grill from Ipanema (Adams Morgan; dinner only)
Grille at the Morrison House (Alexandria, VA; dinner only)
Grillfish DC (Dupont Circle)
Harry’s Tap Room – Clarendon (Arlington, VA)
Harry’s Tap Room – Pentagon City (Arlington, VA)
The Heights (Columbia Heights / Brightwood)
Hook (Georgetown)
Hudson Restaurant & Lounge (West End)
i Ricchi (Downtown)
Ici Urban Bistro (Downtown)
Il Mulino (Dowtown)
Indebleu (Downtown; dinner only)
Indigo Landing (Alexandria, VA)
Indique (Cleveland Park; dinner only)
Indique (Friendship Heights; dinner only)
Jackson 20 (Alexandria, VA)
Jaleo (Bethesda, MD)
Jaleo (Arlington, VA)
Jaleo (Penn Quarter)
The Jockey Club – The Fairfax at Embassy Row (Downtown)
Johnny’s Half Shell (Capitol Hill)
Juniper at the Fairmont (Georgetown)
Kaz Sushi Bistro (Downtown)
Kinkead’s, An American Brasserie (Foggy Bottom; lunch only)
La Bergerie (Alexandria)
La Chaumiere (Georgetown)
La Sandia (Tysons Corner, VA)
La Tasca (Alexandria, VA)
La Tasca (Arlington, VA)La Tasca (Downtown)
La Tasca (Rockville, MD)
Laporta’s Restaurant (Alexandria, VA)
Lavandou Restaurant (Cleveland Park)
Le Chat Noir (Friendship Heights; dinner only)
Legal Sea Foods (Downtown)
LIA’S (Friendship Heights)
The Liberty Tavern (Arlington, VA)
LIMA (Downtown; dinner only)
M Street Bar & Grill (Dupont Circle)
Marrakesh Palace Pasha Lounge (Dupont Circle)
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood (Arlington, VA)
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood (F Street)
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood (K Street; dinner only)
Me Jana (Arlington, VA)
The Melting Pot (Arlington, VA; dinner only)
The Melting Pot (Dupont Circle; dinner only)
The Melting Pot (Gaithersburg, MD; dinner only)
The Melting Pot (Reston, VA; dinner only)
Mie N Yu (Georgetown)
Mio Restaurant (Downtown)
Morrison-Clark Restaurant (Downtown)
Morton’s The Steakhouse (Arlington, VA; dinner only)
Morton’s The Steakhouse (Downtown; dinner only)
Morton’s The Steakhouse (Georgetown; dinner only)
Morton’s The Steakhouse (Tysons Corner, VA; dinner only)
Nage Restaurant (Dupont Circle)
Napoleon Bistro (Adams Morgan; dinner only)
New Heights (Woodley Park; dinner only)
Neyla (Georgetown; dinner only)
Notti Bianche (Foggy Bottom)
Occidental Grill and Seafood (Downtown)
Oceanaire Seafood Room (Downtown)
The Oval Room (Downtown)
Oya Restaurant & Lounge (Downtown)
Oyamel (Penn Quarter)
The Palm (Tysons Corner, VA)
The Palm (Dupont Circle)
PassionFish (Reston, VA)
Perrys (Adams Morgan; dinner only)
Petits Plats (Woodley Park; dinner only)
Pinzimini at The Westin Arlington Gateway (Arington, VA)
Policy (U Street Corridor; dinner only)
Posh Restaurant & Supper Club(Penn Quarter; dinner only)
Poste (Penn Quarter)
Potenza (Downtown)
The Prime Rib (Downtown)
Primi Piatti (Foggy Bottom)
PS 7’s (Penn Quarter)
Rasika (Penn Quarter)
Redwood (Bethesda / Chevy Chase)
Restaurant 3 (Arlington, VA)
Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham (Woodley Park)
Rosa Mexicano (Penn Quarter)
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Dupont Circle; dinner only)
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Downtown; dinner only)
Sake Club (Woodley Park)
Sam & Harry’s (Dupont Circle)
Sea Catch (Georgetown)
SEI restaurant & lounge (Penn Quarter)
Sequoia (Georgetown)
Siroc Restaurant (Downtown)
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse (Downtown)
Spezie (Downtown)
Sushi Ko (Georgetown)
Sushi Ko (Chevy Chase)
Tabaq Bistro (U Street Corridor; dinner only)
Taberna del Alabardero (Downtown)
Tallula (Arlington, VA; dinner only)
Teatro Goldoni (Downtown)
TenPenh (Downtown)
Tosca Ristorante (Downtown; dinner only)
Tuscana West (Downtown)
Ulah Bistro (U Street Corridor)
Urbana Restaurant (Dupont Circle)
Vermilion (Alexandria, VA)
Vidalia (Downtown)
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro (Reston, VA)
Vinoteca (U Street Corridor; dinner only)
VOLT (Frederick)
Westend Bistro (West End; lunch only)
Wildfire (Tysons Corner, VA)
Willow Restaurant (Arlington, VA)
Zaytinya (Penn Quarter)
Zengo (Downtown)
Zola (Penn Quarter)