Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week July 19, 2012
CONTACT: Claire Mouledoux, or 703-652-5367

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week
August 17-26, 2012

55 Restaurants Offer $35 Menus

For 10 days this summer, restaurants throughout Alexandria offer a $35 prix-fixe three-course dinner or $35 dinner for two. Foodies can savor the flavors of Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries, from fine dining to casual neighborhood gems. Alexandria is known for its independently owned and chef-driven restaurants.

WHAT:     Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

WHEN:     10 Days - August 17-26, 2012

WHERE:   Neighborhoods throughout Alexandria, VA, including Old Town, Del Ray, and the West End

HOW:      $35 prix-fixe three-course dinner
              $35 dinner for two

INFO:      Restaurants, menus, and online reservations at

Link to Alexandria Restaurant Week page:


Alexandria, VA - Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week is back, August 17-26, 2012. 55 restaurants throughout the city will feature a $35 prix-fixe three-course dinner or $35 dinner for two. For 10 days and two weekends, diners can treat themselves to the culinary creations of Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries, from fine dining to neighborhood gems.

Chef Cathal Armstrong's newest Alexandria venture, Society Fair, makes its Restaurant Week debut - joining two of his other establishments, The Majestic and Virtue Feed & Grain. Layla's Lebanese Restaurant is also new to the event. Diners can sample menus by the new executive chef at The Grille at Morrison House and Jackson 20, Brian McPherson.

Restaurant Week menus and online reservations are available on Foodies can peruse the list of participants, which includes Washingtonian's "100 Very Best Restaurants" pick The Majestic plus OpenTable Diners' Choice Winners La Bergerie, A la Lucia, Tempo, Geranio, and Monroe's - An American Trattoria. More notable favorites include Bastille, Cheesetique, Columbia Firehouse, Fontaine Caffe & Creperie, The Warehouse, and Delia's Mediterranean Grill.

Alexandria is known for its independently owned and chef-driven restaurants. This bi-annual event enables residents and visitors to experience Alexandria's diversity of restaurant choices and taste the culinary inventiveness of local chefs. The August 2012 event is the third time Alexandria Restaurant Week has been offered in the summer. Alexandria Restaurant Week was launched in 2009 and has been popular with patrons and restaurateurs ever since. The Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association coordinates and markets the event, which is free for participating restaurants. In addition to serving as an economic driver for Alexandria restaurants, Alexandria Restaurant Week builds the Alexandria brand as it helps the city to become known as a culinary destination.

More information is available at

Link to Alexandria Restaurant Week page:

Participating Restaurants

$35 Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner

A la Lucia
Bilbo Baggins
Carlyle Club
Chart House Alexandria
Columbia Firehouse
Delia's Mediterranean Grill
Dutch's Grill
Finn and Porter
Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant
The Grille at Morrison House
Il Porto
Jackson 20
Joe Theismann's Restaurant
La Bergerie
La Tasca
Laporta's Restaurant
Layla's Lebanese Restaurant
Light Horse
The Majestic
Medieval Madness
Mount Vernon Inn
Nina's Dandy
RT's Restaurant
Savio's Restaurant
Society Fair
Tempo Restaurant
Two Nineteen Restaurant
Warehouse Bar & Grill
The Wharf


$35 Dinner for Two

Alley Cat Restaurant
Bugsy's Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar
Chakra Cafe
Dishes of India
Faccia Luna
Fontaine Caffe & Creperie
Hard Times Cafe
King Street Blues
Monroe's - An American Trattoria
Murphy's Irish Pub
Pizzeria Paradiso
Ramparts Tavern & Grill
RedRocks Pizza Napoletana
Shooter McGees
Southside 815
T.J. Stone's
Thailand On Royal Street
Union Street Public House
Villa di Este
Virtue Feed & Grain