Adour will be extending its Restaurant Week deal until Jan. 23. (Allison Dinner)
Restaurant Week, the dining promotion Washington loves to hate and hates to love, returns Monday. Though many prime reservations have been snapped up, there are still a few tables left at hot restaurant on decent days and times, according to OpenTable. For example, as I type, some seats are available between 1 and 2 p.m. most of the week at J&G Steakhouse and between 8 and 9 p.m. most weekdays for newcomer Ris. If you're willing to move to a different time for lunch or dinner, the playing field expands dramatically.
Also worth noting: Alexandria Restaurant Week kicks off on Jan. 15. That special offers three-course dinners for $35 and, at some less expensive restaurants, dinners for two people for $35. Baltimore Restaurant Week spans both; it runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 7.