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Posted at 5:49 PM ET, 07/31/2008

The Week Goes On

By Julia Beizer

Tables for the twice-yearly Restaurant Week promotion have been booking up fast. Missed your favorite spot or going out of town August 11 through 17? We've got you covered. Here's a rundown of some area restaurants that will be extending the fixed-price menu offerings for additional days. I've added links to the menus when available online.

All of August
Oya actually has to raise prices for its three-course menu during Restaurant Week. Starting tomorrow (and continuing until the end of the year), the Penn Quarter hotspot will offer an $18 three-course lunch and a $28 three-course dinner. From Aug. 11 through Aug. 17, the price for this menu will be $20.08 and $35.08, keeping with the official Restaurant Week prices (as determined by the Restaurant Association). Not a big dessert fan? 1) I can't be friends with you. 2) The menu offers a chocolate ice wine in lieu of a more typical dessert.

Dino is also offering a fixed-price menu throughout August. Diners can choose from the restaurant's full menu, but the bistecca Fiorentina (a portion made for two) comes with a $12 upcharge. An added perk? The restaurant throws in a limoncello, grappa or dessert wine for free. Like Oya, Dino also has love for dessert-haters. The restaurant will allow your to substitute a small appetizer (under $8) for dessert. Dino regulars should take note: The restaurant will not honor the free corkage on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 11 through 17. It will still offer 33 percent off wines over $50 on Sundays and Mondays. (Menu)

Early Birds
D'Acqua and Grillfish both begin offering Restaurant Week menus on Aug. 4. The promotions continue until Aug. 17. (Grillfish menu -- PDF)

The After Party
This is when the party really gets started: Cafe Atlantico, Zaytinya, Oyamel, 701, The Oval Room, Ardeo, Bardeo, Bombay Club, Rasika and all three Jaleo restaurants will also be extending Restaurant Week prices until Aug. 24.

Menus: Cafe Atlantico lunch and dinner (both PDFs), Zaytinya lunch and dinner (both PDFs), Oyamel lunch and dinner (both PDFs), 701 (click on "Events"), Oval Room (click on "Menu"), Bombay Club (click on "Events"), Rasika (click on "Events").

Mie N Yu also offered Restaurant Week through Aug. 24, but the lunch/brunch dates are a bit tricky. The restaurant will be open for brunch August 13 through 17 and then Aug. 22-24. (Lunch/Brunch Menu, Dinner Menu -- both PDFs)

Executive Chef Christopher Willis tells me that Posh will be offering 90 percent of its menu for Restaurant Week, and continuing the deals through the 30th of August. The restaurant is not usually open on Tuesdays, but it will be open on Aug. 12 to kick off the biannual promotion. (Menu -- PDF)

Ballston's Willow will offer its Restaurant Week menu until Aug. 23. Here's the menu. Note that wine tastings are available for an additional $15. Cafe du Parc adds two more days of Restaurant Week, shutting down the specials after service on the 19th. The Prime Rib will have the discounted lunch and dinner options available until Aug. 29. (Menu -- PDF)

1789 has had a three-course, prix-fixe offer in place since June 1. The restaurant continues the $37 special until Sept. 17. Diners must bring in a coupon from the restaurant; find the details here.

DC Coast won't be extending Restaurant Week, but from Aug. 18-24, the restaurant will offer wine deals. During "Wine Week," diners can choose bottles from a list of five wines. The bottles will cost $20.08 during lunch and $35.08 during dinner. I'm told the savings will be in the neighborhood of $10 to $15 per bottle.

Remember to mention Restaurant Week when making a reservation. Tell us, readers: Where are you booking tables?

-- Julia

By Julia Beizer  | July 31, 2008; 5:49 PM ET
Categories:  Restaurants  
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