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DC Restaurant Week Returns

July 27, 2009

For Immediate Release:
July 27, 2009

Contact: Rebecca Pawlowski, Destination DC            
Tel: (202) 789-7099, Email:

Contact: Betsy Allman or Ishi Patterson, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington
Tel: (202) 331-5990, Email:      

                                   WASHINGTON, DC RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS
(Washington, DC). Today marks one of the most anticipated summer announcements in the DC Metropolitan Area’s dining scene among locals and visitors alike – the release date of the 2009 Summer Restaurant Week and listing of participating restaurants. Once the official Restaurant Week website goes live today at noon the business of the Washington area will come to a halt as Restaurant Week devotees jockey to get reservations.

With nearly 200 restaurants across the metropolitan area participating, the choices may seem vast but the interest is so intense that reservation books will fill up quickly for the 2009 Summer Restaurant Week dates of August 24th through 30th. 

“People look forward to Restaurant Week because it’s a chance to check out what’s new and exciting in the region’s restaurant scene or revisit a popular favorite,” said Lynne Breaux, president, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. “They can enjoy great meals, good company and an excellent value.” Dine Out…Dine Often…Dine Deliciously.®

“There’s no better time than Restaurant Week to see what the DC culinary scene has to offer, all at a great value,” added Elliott Ferguson, president & CEO, Destination DC. “And there’s a tremendous amount of excitement over DC’s restaurant scene right now since the Obamas have made themselves at home at city restaurants.”

Washington, DC Restaurant Week is co-produced by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and Destination DC. Visit for more information and to view a list of participating restaurants.


Destination DC
901 7th Street, NW   4th Floor - Washington, DC 20001
Phone (202) 789-7000 - Fax (202) 789-7037 -

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington
1200 17th Street, NW  Suite 110 - Washington, DC 20036
Phone (202) 331-5990 - Fax (202) 659-8701 -