Winter Restaurant Week has started

Ambar lunch sandwiches. Photo Credit: Goran Kosanovic

More than 250 restaurants are participating in this year’s Winter Restaurant Week, sponsored by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), that kicks-off today and continues through Sunday, Jan. 28.

Winter Restaurant Week is the perfect time to consider trying a new restaurant, or revisiting an old favorite, with affordable menus offered throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area including $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch. With freshly opened restaurants in the region participating alongside established dining destinations, diners can dig into some of the area’s best dishes at a great price and explore the award-winning culinary scene that metropolitan Washington offers.

Hot new restaurants participating in Restaurant Week include:

  • Del Mar
  • Kapnos Taverna College Park
  • Sfoglina

Over 40 restaurants will offer $22 brunch menus during Winter Restaurant Week on January 27 and 28, making it easier than ever for diners to get a great deal and indulge in the favorite weekend meal. Breakfast dishes inspired by cuisines spanning Creole, to Spanish, to Greek, will show off the different flavors and ways regional restaurants help Washingtonians wake up.

Winter Restaurant Week also sees several of the 2017 RAMMY Awards Finalist restaurants, recognized annually by RAMW for their excellence in service and dining, offering special menus. Among Winter Restaurant Week participants, 21 are 2017 RAMMY Finalists and include:

  • Bombay Club (Service Program of the Year)
  • Convivial (Upscale Brunch of the Year)
  • Charlie Palmer Steak (Wine Program of the Year)
  • Daikaya (Casual Restaurant of the Year)
  • District Commons (Beer Program of the Year)
  • Doi Moi (Wine Program of the Year, Rising Culinary Star of the Year)
  • Fiola (Wine Program of the Year)
  • Fiola Mare (Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year)
  • Haikan (Chef of the Year)
  • The Hamilton (Manager of the Year)
  • Indique (Cocktail Program of the Year, Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year)
  • Kapnos (Cocktail Program of the Year)
  • PassionFish Bethesda (Employee of the Year)
  • Pearl Dive (Favorite Gathering Place of the Year)
  • Requin (New Restaurant of the Year)
  • Roofers Union (Beer Program of the Year)
  • Sally’s Middle Name (Rising Culinary Star of the Year)
  • Sixth Engine (Casual Brunch of the Year)
  • Sushi Taro (Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year)
  • Sushiko (Rising Culinary Star of the Year)
  • Whaley’s (New Restaurant of the Year)

Guests enjoying Winter Restaurant Week are encouraged to sign up for RAMW’s Diner Rewards program, which automatically enters anyone who opts in through to receive exclusive deals on meals, delicious prizes such as tickets to local food-related events, cookbooks, gift certificates and more.

To share and explore Winter Restaurant Week meals and fun times, guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #RWDMV on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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