70 Reasons to Love Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

With 70 participating restaurants—the most ever since Alexandria Restaurant Week was launched—you’ve got 70 reasons to savor some of the best cuisine in the region. Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week is happening February 17-26, 2017 throughout Alexandria, Virginia, located minutes outside of Washington, D.C. Occurring for 10 days and two weekends, you have plenty of chances to cozy up at that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try, indulge at one of our city’s fine-dining establishments or get a great deal on a dinner for two. Restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two. Plus, more than 35 restaurants are also offering lunch specials ranging from $10-$20. Browse the online menu book and make your reservations now.

Read on for even more reasons to love Alexandria Restaurant Week.

New Places to Nosh

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New to Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week are five new restaurants as well as three first-time participants. If you’re craving fresh seafood, head to Vola’s Dockside Grill in Old Town at the waterfront. For Southern cuisine, try Hen Quarter in Old Town or Live Oak in Del Ray. Also in Del Ray is the new Northside 10 restaurant, which serves up favorites like the jalapeno-honey pulled chicken sandwich and cider brined pork chop. BurgerFi in Old Town delights customers with delicious burgers, hotdogs and custard.

A Deal on Dinner for Two

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Alexandria Restaurant Week is the only Restaurant Week in the region that offers a $35 “dinner for two” option in addition to the three-course for one option. Diners have nearly 30 restaurants to choose from, including Rustico, which will offer dishes such as BBQ Pork Sliders and Chicken Meatball Pizza, and Cheesetique, where guests can select a “select three” board (cheese and artisan meats) plus a choice of two entrees and a chocolate mousse to share. King Street Blues offers diners a glass of house wine or a draft beer per person, choice of entrée per person and key lime pie for dessert, while Taverna Cretekou serves up Avgolemono Soup, choice of entrée per person and Galaktoboureko for dessert.

Tempting Lunch Specials

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From Virtue Feed & Grain to Mason Social to Vermilion, this year we have more restaurants also offering a lunch special than ever before. Impress that client or colleague by stepping out of the office and dining at one of more than 35 restaurants offering $10-$20 lunch specials. Have your pick of a two-course lunch for $20 per person at Blackwall Hitch. We suggest the Butternut Squash & Fennel Soup followed by the Chicken & Baked Brie Sandwich.

Seafood to Savor

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While there are plenty of options for everyone from meat lovers to vegetarians, Winter Restaurant Week menus are filled with delicious culinary creations where the seafood is the star. At BRABO enjoy Arctic Char Filet served with red quinoa, glazed root vegetables and horseradish emulsion as one of your main options. Carluccio’s offers a Branzino & Wild Fennel entrée of pan-seared sea bass fillets served with a wild fennel and tomatoes sauce from the market, arugula and potatoes. Head to Live Oak for Pan-Roasted Chesapeake Rockfish over Jefferson’s red rice, cauliflower, okra, brodetto and Rappahannock clams.

Mouthwatering Menus

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Get a head start on planning which restaurants you’ll dine at by browsing our online menu book to see the tempting offerings of Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week. There are hundreds of mouthwatering dishes, from Restaurant Eve’s Pan Seared Fillet of Daurade to Columbia Firehouse’s Duck Confit Waffles for brunch.

 

 

This semiannual event spans two weekends, making it the perfect time to make it a weekend getaway with special rates at luxurious hotels just steps from restaurants. Learn more, view menus and make reservations at www.AlexandriaRestaurantWeek.com.