Make reservations now, Winter Restaurant Week is just around the corner

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has announced the roster of restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week from Monday, Jan. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 22. The area’s signature winter dining promotion invites diners to enjoy specially priced lunch, brunch, and dinner options.

“Winter Restaurant Week was created as an economic driver, encouraging loyal diners, newcomers, and visitors to our area to support our restaurants during a slower time for the industry. It has since evolved into a turnkey promotion offering something for everyone with expanded offerings, different ways to dine out or stay in, and the addition of creative beverage pairings,” said Shawn Townsend, president and CEO of RAMW.

Participating restaurants offer multi-course brunch and lunch menus for $25 per person, and multi-course dinner menus for $40 or $55 per person for on-premises dining. Many restaurants are also offering RW-To-Go dinner meals and cocktail pairings, giving more variety to diners wanting to partake in the program. RW-To-Go dinner packages are available at two price points: $70 or $100 for two people and $140 or $200 for four people.

New DC restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week include Brickstones Kitchen and Bar, Ellington Park Bistro, EME Cafe & Bar, Fava Pot, JACKIE American Bistro, Le Clou, LIMA-Twist, Mi Vida 14th Street, Nama Ko, New Heights, Quattro Osteria, Rosemary Bistro Cafe, Surveyor, Takara 14, Tiki on 18th, Vagabond Kitchen and Bar, Wiseguy Pizza (Capitol Riverfront and Downtown), and Yardbird.

First-time Virginia participants include Bar Ivy (Arlington), Big Buns 50 (Fairfax) & Franklin Farm (Herndon), CIRCA at Boro (Tysons), North Italia Reston, and Wiseguy Pizza (Arlington).

Also, new this year, City Cruises will offer a Winter Restaurant Week menu on its sightseeing cruises. In addition, many participating restaurants will have extended brunch offerings on Monday, Jan, 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Rideshare service and official Winter Restaurant Week sponsor Alto is offering its members an extra incentive to participate by providing two $15 credits for its members who use promotional code RestaurantWeek23.

Diners can visit the Winter Restaurant Week website at to view participating restaurant menus and make reservations.

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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