Hot Summer In The City: Summer Restaurant Week 2020


One of the cooling comforts of summer is the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) annual Summer Restaurant Week. And, if you weren’t sure whether or not it was going to happen, you can breath a sigh of relief — not only is Summer Restaurant Week back — it is back for an extra week and with a variety of new offerings.  Beginning Monday, August 17 and running through Sunday, August 30, Summer Restaurant Week 2020  has expanded to include a to-go program with a variety of family-style offerings as well as cocktail and wine pairings, available over two full weeks to encourage support of hundreds of restaurants throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Participating restaurants will offer dinner menus at $35 or $55 per person. Similarly, many restaurants will also offer specially priced family-style to-go dinner meals, available at two price points intended to fit a range of budgets and tastes for curbside pickup. The to-go meals offer an even greater reason to take advantage of the promotion. Optional cocktail or wine pairings will be available a la carte for on-premise enjoyment, or take-out dining. Multi-course lunch and brunch menus will also be available for $22 per person. Restaurants throughout the region are participating, representing myriad cuisines from around the world. Understanding that many are struggling financially during these unprecedented times, RAMW’s incredible partners at Events DC and JBG SMITH are covering the cost of participation to ensure that area restaurants are able to partake without monetary burden. Both presenting sponsors are doing their part to help the region’s irreplaceable small and local businesses not only survive but thrive. Visit the Restaurant Week website at to view participating restaurant menus and to make reservations. Participating restaurants will continue to be added to the Restaurant Week website in the coming weeks.