DC Restaurant Week Summer 2012 brings affordable fine dining for locals to staycation or visitors to savor the flavors of our nation's capital from August 13-19, 2012 while Alexandria Restaurant Week Summer 2012 continues the action August 17-26, 2012.

Do the waves of record high temperatures and surprise power-outages of a derecho got your summers down for the 3-count?  Treat yourself to fine dining on a budget with the Summer 2012 editions of Washington, DC Restaurant Week and Alexandria, VA Restaurant Week.

The best way to maximize your experience during Restaurant Weeks is to find restaurants that are normally expensive, highly-regarded for their food, and provide their best efforts to highlight their excellent food and service during Restaurant Week.

Participating restaurants that have truly stood out for their extraordinary food include RW standard-bearer Tosca (offers their ENTIRE menu for dinner during Restaurant Week), Fiola (dinner), Vidalia (lunch and dinner), Indique (dinner), and J&G Steakhouse (lunch and dinner during weekday).  Check back for updates as the entire list of participating restaurants is announced.

DC Restaurant Week
DC Restaurant Week, which includes some restaurants in nearby Maryland and Virginia, takes place August 13-19, 2012 with 3-course lunches for $20.12 and 3-course dinners for $35.12.  For a complete list of restaurants, check back here.

Alexandria Restaurant Week
Alexandria Restaurant Week takes place August 17-26, 2012 with 3-course dinners at $35 and $35 dinners for two.  For the list of participating restaurants, click here.

Take a culinary vacation on a budget without leaving the city through Summer Washington, DC Restaurant Week 2012!

Home Food Affordable Fine Dining: Washington, DC Restaurant Week Summer 2012