This winter Bethesda Restaurant Week will be from July 28th through August 3rd. For those of you new to the D.C. Metro area who are unfamiliar with what Bethesda Restaurant Week is, here's a brief summary. Bethesda Restaurant Week occurs twice a year during the slow restaurant season, usually in January and August. During this time, participating restaurants (this is key because not ALL restaurants participate in the program) will offer lunch for $12 or dinner for $30. Some restaurants will offer their full menu during this time, and others will have a special Restaurant Week menu.
Choosing restaurants to visit can be a complex decision as some restaurants do Restaurant Week very well and others just phone it in. Here are some brief pointers to use when choosing restaurants:
- Avoid "special" menus unless you know exactly what the restaurant is offering and it actually sounds interesting to you. Restaurant's offering most, if not all, of their normal menu are the restaurants to go to as these are the best deals.
- Confirm with the restaurant when making a reservation that they are in fact participating in Bethesda Restaurant Week.
- When choosing a restaurant, consider whether or not they always have a deal similar to the Restaurant Week offer. For instance, some restaurants always has a pre-theater menu for around $30.
Bethesda Restaurant Week Menus for Summer 2008
Bethesda Restaurant Week Menus for Winter 2008