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Affordable Fine Dining: Washington, DC Area Restaurant Weeks Summer 2010

The Star of Washington, DC Restaurant Week: Ristorante Tosca

The time has come for fine dining on a budget through Washington, DC Restaurant Week.  For three weeks during the summer, the Washington, DC metropolitan area turns into a festival of affordable fine dining through Washington, DC Restaurant Week, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week, and Alexandria Restaurant Week.  These Restaurant Weeks provide great opportunities to sample the area’s fine restaurants for dinner at $35.10 or less.  For details about each week, read further below.

As mentioned in my Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week article, it makes sense to maximize your bargain gourmet dining experience by looking for places that are pricey and highly-rated for their food as well as showcase their best during Restaurant Week.

The epitome of excellence during Restaurant Week has been Ristorante Tosca.  In Tim Carman’s article, Tosca’s Executive Chef Massimo Fabbri explains why Tosca puts forth their best efforts, offering their entire menu and executing with the same top-notch quality and consistency as with the rest of year.  FYI: Tosca is the first one to get booked, so hurry to reserve a table.

DC Restaurant Week
DC Restaurant Week, which includes some restaurants in nearby Maryland and Virginia, takes place August 16-22 with 3-course lunches for $20.10 and 3-course dinners for $35.10.  For a complete listing of participating restaurants for DC Restaurant Week, click here.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week takes place July 26-August 1 with prix-fixe lunches for $12 or $15 and 3-course dinners for $30.  For a complete list of participating restaurants, click here.

Alexandria Restaurant Week
Alexandria Restaurant Week takes place August 20-29 with 3-course dinners at $35, $35 dinner for two, and $3.50 sweet treats.  For the list of participating restaurants, click here.

Enjoy your fine dining experiences this summer!