Fine Dining on a Budget: Restaurant Weeks around Virginia

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The beginning of restaurant week season is here, and we can’t wait to try all the gourmet goodies that Virginia chefs are preparing for the occasion. Mark the dates for your region’s Restaurant Week and get ready to chow down on the finest Virginia food. Want to explore the cuisine scene in another part of Virginia? Make your trip a complete weekend getaway to get the full regional experience and try the tasty ingredients for which each Virginia district is famous.

Find out more about the participating restaurants, dates, and prices for the Restaurant Week in your area:


Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week – Friday, January 15th– Sunday, January 24th. Some notable participants this year are the Regency Room, Billy’s Restaurant, Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse, and Table 50. Lunch price options are either the Restaurant’s Choice Lunch for under $10 or a complete lunch with a side and a drink for $10. Three-course dinners are either $20 or $35, depending on the restaurant.

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Fredericksburg Restaurant Week — Friday, January 15th– Monday, January 25th. A few of the restaurants that are taking part in the 2016 Fredericksburg Restaurant Week are FoodE, La Petite Auberge, Kybecca, and Brock’s Riverside Grill. Two-course lunches are $10.16 and three-course dinners are $20.16.

FoodE's Chicken & Waffles with Maple Syrup

Joy Crump of FoodE in Fredericksburg with her Chicken & Waffles.

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Newport News Restaurant Week – Friday, January 15th– Saturday, February 6th. Some of the restaurants participating in the 2016 Newport News Restaurant Week are Second Street, Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar, and Fin Seafood. Two-course lunch prices are either $7.16 or $10.16, and three-course dinner prices are $20.16 or $30.16.

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Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week – Sunday, January 17th– Sunday, January 24th. 456 Fish, Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar, Gershwin’s, and the Monastery Restaurant are a few of the Downtown Norfolk restaurants that are included this year. Participating restaurants serve $12 lunch and/or a three-course dinner for $25, $30, or $40.

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Charlottesville Restaurant Week – Friday, January 22nd– Saturday, January 30th / Friday, July 15th– Saturday, July 23rd. A few of the participating restaurants are C&O Restaurant, Maya Restaurant, Aberdeen Barn, Ten, and the Old Mill Room at The Boar’s Head. Three-course menu prices are $19, $29, or $39.

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Alexandria Restaurant Week
– Friday, January 29th– Sunday, February 7th. Choose from more than 60 restaurants in the Alexandria area, like Mackie’s Bar & Grill, City Kitchen, and Bistrot Royal. Two dozen restaurants have lunch specials for $10, $15, or $20 per person as well as the $35 three-course meals or dinner for two options.

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Smithfield Restaurant Week – Friday, January 29th– Saturday, February 6th. The Smithfield Inn, Wharf Hill Brewing Co., and Smithfield Station are a few of the fine dining establishments that are participating in the 2016 Smithfield Restaurant Week. Prices have not been announced, but each meal includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

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Virginia Beach Restaurant Week – Monday, February 22nd– Sunday, February 28th. Features over 90 participants. Some of the restaurants include Lucky Oyster Seafood Co., Terrapin Restaurant, Tautog’s Restaurant, and Waterman’s Surfside Grille. A two-course lunch is $12 and a three-course dinner is $22.

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Williamsburg Restaurant Week – Sunday, January 24th- Sunday, January 31st. Eat at some of the finest restaurants in the Williamsburg area for a fraction of the cost. Participating restauraunts include Le YaCa, Second Street, Opus 9, and Fat Tuna Grill & Oyster House. Select restaurants will serve lunch for $10.16 and dinner for either $20.16 or $30.16.

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Winchester Restaurant Week – Monday, February 29th– Saturday, March 5th. Restaurants will serve a $25 lunch for two or a three-course dinner menu for $30 a person. Although the event has just been announced, Violino Ristorante Italiano and Village Square Restaurant have both signed on for the 2016 Winchester Restaurant Week.

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Northern Virginia Restaurant Week – Monday, March 7th– Monday, March 14th. No restaurants have been announced for the 2016 Restaurant Week yet. Last year’s prices ranged from $20.15-$35.15 for a three-course dinner.

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Historic Manassas Restaurant Week – Monday, March 7th– Monday, March 14th. Two-course meal for $25 or three-course meal for $35. Participating restaurants have not yet been announced.

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Suffolk Restaurant Week – Saturday, March 19th– Saturday, March 26th. No restaurants have been announced yet for the 2016 Suffolk Restaurant Week, but there will be two tiers for price points: Deluxe options are $10 lunch and $20 dinner, while Premier options are $15 lunch and $30 dinner.

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Lynchburg Restaurant Week – Saturday, June 18th– Saturday, June 25th. Participating restaurants and prices for 2016 not yet announced. Make it an Overnight Stay

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Culpeper Restaurant Week – Monday, October 10th– Sunday, October 16th. Restaurants have yet to be announced for the 2016 Culpeper Restaurant Week. Three-course dinner is $25 per person.

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Lexington Restaurant Week – Although the 2016 dates have not yet been announced, Lexington’s Restaurant week is typically held in late July, early August.

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Harrisonburg Restaurant Week – The 2016 Restaurant Week dates have not been finalized, but Harrisonburg’s Taste of Downtown festival is always held biannually in March and November. More than 30 restaurants participate, showcasing local flavors in unique, inspired dishes.

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Richmond Restaurant Week – The 2016 Richmond Restaurant Week has not yet been announced, but is traditionally held biannually in April and October.

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Blacksburg Restaurant Week – Typically held in June. Planning for 2016 is under way.

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Save the date for the 2016 Restaurant Week in your area to try some of the most delicious dishes and raved-about restaurants in Virginia.

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