Your Guide to Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week 2022
Urbano 116 is one of the restaurants participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week. Photograph courtesy of Urbano 116.
DC Summer Restaurant Week may end on Sunday, August 21, but don’t worry: Alexandria Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, August 19 and ends Sunday, August 28. On the menu ? Dinner deals from dozens of Alexandria food outlets. Here’s what you need to know:
What promotions are offered?
Participating restaurants will offer menus of $25, $35 or $45 in-person and take-out. They range from two to four courses.
Which restaurants are participating?
More than 60 restaurants offer specials for the occasion, from casual fast food to fine dining. Some examples:
Seafront views: Ada’s On The River, Chart House, Blackwall Hitch.
Italian holidays: Il Porto, Café Pizzaiolo, Italian cuisine by Aldo, Italian cuisine by Lena.
Premium comfort food: Evening Star, Cheesetique, the Majestic, RT.
Advertising rate: Union Street Public House, Murphy’s Irish Pub; O’Connell’s.
French cuisine: Cafe Del Ray, Bastille.
Style of kitchen: Pork Barrel BBQ, Rocklands Barbecue and Grilling Company, Sweet Fire Donna’s, Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbecue.
Here is the full list of participating restaurants and menus.
Hops N Shine offers a $25 three-course dinner with lots of comfort food. You can start with jalapeño poppers, fried pickles, or a Bavarian pretzel, then choose from four different types of grilled cheeses for your entrees – caprese, mushroom, pepperoni, and grilled steak cheeses. Add beer or tequila flights for $10 each. A pack of four takeout beers is $16. Mason Social’s menu also has many choices.
Crab cakes are always pricey, but Clyde’s offers one as part of its $35 three-course dinner. Whiskey & Oyster serves a platter of grilled, fried and raw oysters. Haute Dogs pairs lobster rolls with a serving of sparkling wine for $25 per person.
Most of the deals on offer don’t include drinks, so keep that in mind if you’re on a budget (drinks can really add up these days). If you want to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, Piece Out Del Ray includes a glass of red or white in its $35 dinner offer. Rus Uz also includes a glass of house wine or a Russian beer with its $45 three-course menu.