Gourmet yet Affordable: The 2018 Restaurant Weeks in Virginia

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Jan 12, 2017 | Updated: Jan 18, 2017

Comments: 6 Comments

Fine dining can get expensive, but with restaurant weeks popping up all around Virginia including lunches for $10 or less, you can get upscale meals without spending a fortune. Discover Virginia’s delicious foodie scene during Restaurant Week in the following cities for a fantastic, affordable meal that benefits nonprofits and local charities.

 

Williamsburg Restaurant Week—January 21 – 31

Details: Pre-fixe menus at select restaurants, serving breakfast and lunch start at $10.18, while dinner is $20.18 or $30.18.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Blue Talon Bistro, Seafare Restaurant, Riverwalk Restaurant, Craft 31, and Tuscany Ristorante Italiano. Follow www.WaraRest.com under “Events” for complete listings closer to the start date.

Blue Talon Bistro

Plan Your Williamsburg Vacation

Metropolication Washington Restaurant Week—January 22 – 28

Details: Many Fairfax County restaurants are part of the Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week. Three-course brunch or lunch for $22, three-course dinners for $35.

A Few Participating Restaurants: 2941 Restaurant, Founding Farmers Tysons, PassionFish, The Capital Grille, Trummer’s on Main, and TRIO Grill.

 

 

Alexandria Restaurant Week—January 26 – February 4

Details: Features restaurants in Old Town, Del Ray, and the West End of Alexandria. Cost varies from $10-$20 per person lunch to $35 three-course dinner menu.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Eve, Vermilion, Blackwall Hitch, Hen Quarter, Live Oak, and Vola’s Dockside Grill.

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Photo Credit: K. Summerer for Visit Alexandria

Plan Your Alexandria Vacation

 

Newport News Restaurant Week—January 20 – February 3

Details: Enjoy a two-course lunch for $10 or $15, or make reservations for dinner options that range from $20 to $40 for a three-course meal.  As restaurants sign up to participate, their menus and other information will be added to the official Newport News Restaurant Week website, so check back often for updates.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar, Fin Seafood Restaurant, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Al Fresco Italian Restaurant, Tradition Brewing Co., and Second Street Newport News.

Plan Your Newport News Vacation

 

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week—February 19 – 25

Details: Breakfasts starting at $5, two-course lunches start at $10 and three-course dinners from $20. Over 90 restaurants participate in the Virginia Beach area.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Catch 31, Surf Club Ocean Grill, Terrapin Restaurant, Waterman’s Surfside Grille, EAT—An American Bistro, and Tautog’s Restaurant.Catch 31

Plan Your Virginia Beach Vacation

 

Charlottesville Restaurant Week—January 19 – 28, July 13 – 22

Details: Prices at select restaurants are $25-$35 for a three-course dinner.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Bang!, Bizou, Heirloom at the Graduate, Commonwealth Restaurant & Sky Bar, Maya, Public Fish & Oyster, TEN, and C&O.

Plan Your Charlottesville Vacation

 

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week—January 12 – 21

Details: Two-course lunches for $10.18 at participating restaurants, or three-course dinners for either $20.18 or $30.18.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Eileen’s Bakery & Café, Bavarian Chef, FoodE, Kybecca, Mercantile, and La Petite Auberge.

Plan Your Fredericksburg Vacation

 

Smithfield Restaurant Week—January 26 – February 3

Details: $10 for a three-course lunch or $20-$30 for a three-course dinner.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Taste of Smithfield, Cure Coffeehouse, Smithfield Station, and QDaddy’s Pitmaster BBQ.Smithfield Station

Plan Your Smithfield Vacation

 

Roanoke Restaurant Week—January 19 – 28

Details: Roanoke Restaurant Week features “Choice Lunch” options for less than $10, lunch with a side and drink for $10, $20 three-course dinner options, and $35 three-course dinners at select restaurants. Check the website for pricing and menu options.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Billy’s, Blue 5 Restaurant, Leonore, Scrambled, The Regency Room, and Wall Street Tavern.

Plan Your Roanoke Vacation

 

Norfolk Restaurant Week—January 14 – 21

Details: $12 lunch and brunch options at select restaurants, and $25-$35 dinners at 17 restaurants in the Norfolk area.

A Few Participating Restaurants: The Regency Room, Scrambled, Tuco’s, Fortunato, Blue 5, and Billy’s.

Plan Your Norfolk Vacation

 

Harrisonburg Restaurant Week—March 5 – 11

Details: Restaurant week in Harrisonburg will feature the popular Taste of Downtown event, as well as collaborations between local restaurants, food tours, and more.

A Few Participating Restaurants: The list has not yet been announced, but will include 40+ restaurants all within 40 city blocks.Downtown Harrisonburg

Plan Your Harrisonburg Vacation

 

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week—March 19 – 26

Details: Participating restaurants will set their own prix fixe menus with discounted pricing.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Restaurants not yet announced. Check the website for further details.

Plan Your Northern Virginia Vacation

 

 

The following destinations have announced dates or are planning annual restaurant weeks, but have not yet released complete information:

 

The Richmond Black Restaurant Experience—March 4 – 11

Details: Pricing, restaurant participation, and menus to be announced. Check the website for further details.

Plan Your Richmond Vacation

 

Halifax County Restaurant Week—September 10 – 16

Details: Features $10 breakfast and lunch menus, as well as $20-$30 dinner menus.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Molasses Grill, Southern Plenty, Bistro 1888, Darby’s Tavern at Berry Hill Resort, and Oak Tree Tavern.

Plan Your Halifax Vacation

 

Suffolk Restaurant Week—March 17 – 24

Details: Three-course, prix fixe menus at three pricing levels: “Deluxe” is $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner, “Premiere” is $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner, and “Ultimate” is $20 for lunch and $40 for dinner.

A Few Participating Restaurants: Restaurant participation and menus to be announced.

Plan Your Suffolk Vacation

 

Blacksburg Restaurant Week—June 24 – 30

Details: Pricing, restaurant participation, and menus to be announced. Check the website for further details.

Plan Your Blacksburg Vacation

 

Culpeper Restaurant Week—March 5 – 11

Details: $25 per person for a three-course dinner. Restaurant participation and menus to be announced. Check the website for further details.

Plan Your Culpeper Vacation

 

Winchester Restaurant Week—February 19 – 24

Details: Pricing, restaurant participation, and menus to be announced. Check the website for further details.

Plan Your Winchester Vacation

 

Lexington Restaurant Week—July 2018

Details: Pricing, restaurant participation, and menus to be announced. Check the website for further details.

Plan Your Lexington Vacation

 

Lynchburg Restaurant Week—TBA

Details: Dates, pricing, restaurant participation, and menus to be announced. Check the website for further details.

Plan Your Lynchburg Vacation

 

 

Want to make sure you have a fantastic dining experience before you go? We have a few tips for getting the most out of restaurant week that will help you enjoy the delectable dishes without any headaches! Tell us, where is your favorite place to go for restaurant week in Virginia?

 

 

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6 Comments

i see the state of Va still ends at Roanoke ….how very nice you you to include the WHOLE state

Diana, These were all the restaurant weeks that we were aware of throughout the state. If you know of any in the southwest corner of the state, please let us know and we will add them!

Nicole D. says:

Or Woodbridge?

Richard Burkowicz says:

Nothing in Chesapeake?