New Additions to 2014 Summer Restaurant Week

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is pleased to announce the addition of over 25 new restaurants to 2014 Summer Restaurant Week. The semi-annual event, which began after the September 11th tragedy, attracts the best restaurants in the region, encouraging locals and visitors alike to dine out, eat up, and support local businesses.

Starting on Monday, August 11, through Sunday, August 17, over 200 restaurants in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will offer prix-fixe lunches for $20.14 and dinners for $35.14. The complete list of participating restaurants, including new restaurants and popular neighborhood hangouts, is posted online at www.ramw.org/restaurantweek. Guests can view menus, book reservations, and search restaurant week locations by restaurant name, type of cuisine and neighborhood.

The selection of restaurants represents the global cuisines that have become standard in the region, ranging from outstanding Thai to classic American, with something to please every appetite. First time participant Menu/MBK is an upscale French bistro from Chef Frederik de Pue where guests may order from a menu that will include escargot, steak frites, caramelized scallops, and beignets. In downtown D.C. Another new option is Rural Society, from popular Philadelphia import Chef Jose Garces. The exciting Argentine steakhouse brings the energy and sophistication of Buenos Aires to downtown Washington, and will serve specialties like house made sausages and wood grilled meats.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, just steps from the White House is a destination for visitors to the National Mall and area businessmen and women.  Come for the fluke ceviche and pan seared royal sea bass, all available on the restaurants Restaurant Week menu. I-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Georgetown is sure to satisfy Asian cravings with offerings as varied as miso soup, Bangkok fried rice, 7-piece sushi and California roll, and mango sticky rice.

In Middleburg, Virginia, GoldCup Wine Bar at the Salamander Resort & Spa will offer small plates of Piedmont inspired cuisine and will feature outstanding Virginia wines as well as international selections. For contemporary American with a Southern accent, diners at Chef Brian Voltaggio’s Family Meal in Frederick, Maryland may order the smoked bbq sandwich, friend catfish, and peach cobbler with smoked pecan ice cream.  In all, Summer Restaurant Week offers the season’s best meals, and a fantastic value, $20.14 at lunch and $35.14 at dinner.  Summer Restaurant Week is sponsored by OpenTable, American Express, DC Modern Luxury, 94.7 Fresh FM, and Uber, which is offering new and existing users promo codes to win deals for free rides to their favorite restaurants. To share and explore Summer Restaurant Week meals and fun times, guests can use the hashtag #DMVRW on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 


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