Winter Restaurant Week 2016
Posted on January 12, 2016

Get ready for some delicious deals! Winter Restaurant Week begins this month and runs throughout the DMV until mid-March.

Our concierges have come together to share some of their favorite local restaurants and why you should give them a try!

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Fredericksburg rest week

January 15-25

No. of Participating Restaurants: 30+
Offering: Lunch and Dinner
Concierge Choice: The Bavarian Chef
“A family-owned establishment since 1974, The Bavarian Chef serves authentic and fresh German food in a historic train station. House specials include various types of schnitzel, Bavarian sausage and bratwurst platters, steak, and seafood.”
Tip: The Bavarian Chef Fredericksburg is actually the business’s second location – visit the original in Madison, VA, 18 miles north of Charlottesville!


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Baltimore County
January 15-31

*Extended though February 6*

No. of Participating Restaurants: 50+
Offering: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
Concierge ChoiceLib’s Grill
“Try Lib’s Grill in Baltimore County this Restaurant Week for a bustling atmosphere with great food!  Looking for delicious oysters or a perfectly cooked steak? Look no further!  However, with their wide variety of choices you can’t go wrong.  There is something for everyone – seafood entrees, empanada appetizers or pretzels and beer cheese fondue…just to name a few.  Plus, they usually have live entertainment in the evenings and the bar area has plenty of TVs to watch your favorite games.  Brunch specials are also available at Lib’s and that’s another awesome option for unique and yummy dishes like candied bacon and Nutella French toast.  Don’t worry lunch lovers, they did not forget you. Try their chicken sandwich with brie, apple, candied bacon, and honey mustard on ciabatta bread served with a pitcher of red or white sangria.  Whichever you decide…brunch, lunch or dinner, you will certainly enjoy your meal at Lib’s Grill!”


howard county rest weekHoward County
January 18-February 1

*Select restaurants will be extending their promotion past February 1*

No. of Participating Restaurants: 25+
Offering: Lunch and Dinner
Concierge Choice: The King’s Contrivance Restaurant
“It’s not just for special occasions…  The King’s Contrivance Restaurant has been a long time staple of fine dining in Howard County for many years.  It is a fabulous setting for an intimate dinner for 2 or a great spot to meet those friends you have been meaning to get together with.  Don’t let the quaint setting fool you, meals are not over priced and in fact are in line with those restaurants at the mall where you get a good meal but feel like others are staring at you waiting for your table.  Plenty of onsite parking but gentlemen drop the ladies off at the front door as the parking is on the grass.”
Tip: Warning to those that need to talk on the phone while dining, this is NOT your place.  As a matter of fact they will not seat you until you put your phone away and invite you to the bar should you need to make a call.

Concierge Choice: Baldwin’s Station
“Baldwin’s Station is housed in the town’s original railroad station built in 1883.  They are known for their Black Angus beef and freshwater fish selections. Baldwin’s Station also has wonderful options for gluten free and vegetarian diets. Parking is free and available in the lot in front of the restaurant. Overflow parking is available on the street.”
Bonus: Enjoy the local shops and Main Street of Sykesville before or after your dinner reservation.
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Baltimore City
January 22-31

*Extended through February 7 – over 65 restaurants participating in extension*

No. of Participating Restaurants: 100+
Offering: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
Concierge ChoiceLiv2Eat
“This cozy restaurant is located in Federal Hill but their private rooms and back patio are an escape from the busy city. The Risotto Fritters are a concierge favorite but you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.”
Tip: You can still enjoy great deals at Liv2Eat even when you’re dining outside of Restaurant Week. Present The CARD and receive free Risotto Fritters with any entree (exclusions apply).


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Montgomery County
January 22-31

*Extended until February 7*

No. of Participating Restaurants: 40+
Offering: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
Concierge ChoiceGringos & Mariachis
“Located in the heart of Downtown Bethesda, Gringos & Mariachis is a “Mexican-style restaurant, specializing in street tacos, tequila, mezcal and whiskies.” I fell in love with this restaurant about a year ago and make sure to visit every chance I get! With exposed brick walls, wall paintings and candle light lighting, Gringos & Mariachis is a wonderful spot for happy hour after the long work day. Outside of MoCo Restaurant Weekk, happy hour specials include $5 house margaritas, $5 red and white sangria and $2 ale draft beer. Select appetizers are also $5 during happy hour. While I would recommend a variety of menu items, including the guacamole, house made salsas and tacos, my absolute favorite menu item is the Queso Fundido with Chorizo!
Tip: Many of the menu items can be made with corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas, a wonderful option for those who have a gluten intolerance.


Winter-Restaurant-Week-2016Metropolitan Washington
January 25-31

*Extended through February 3 – Not all restaurants are participating in extension*

No. of Participating Restaurants: 200+
Offering: Lunch & Dinner
Concierge Choice (DC): Texas de Brazil
“I feel in love with Texas de Brazil years ago at a location in Aruba; and when I found out they were in the US my love grew into am obsession! This place is a meat-lovers heaven! It’s an all-you-can-eat Brazilian style steak house. Each guest receives a card with a red side and a green side. Flip to green to have the meat carvers come directly to your table with various cuts of seasoned pork, lamb, beef, chicken, and sausage. My favorites are the filet mignon wrapped in bacon, garlic picanha, and Parmesan crusted drummetts. When you need a break or are done, simply flip the card to red!”
Tip: Check out the “Salad Area Only” option for vegetarians in your party. Their expansive salad bar includes appetizers, gourmet vegetables, soups, and salads!

Concierge Choice (VA): La Tasca
“La Tasca offers delicious classic and modern Spanish-style tapas. They have a large menu of small bites; all of which are delicious! Not only is the food tasty, but the drinks are amazing as well. They have tons of specialty drinks and, of course, Sangria! The ambiance of the restaurant is prefect for an intimate date night; but also fun for a larger party!”

alexandria rest weekAlexandria
January 29-February 7

No. of Participating Restaurants: 60+
Offering: Lunch & Dinner
Concierge ChoicePizzeria Paradiso
“If you’re looking for a night out that consists of pizza and beer then Pizzeria Paradiso is just for you! Their draft list is always on point, their famous Neapolitan style pizza is legendary, and the ingredients are always fresh!  Check out our review for even more enticing details.”

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Calvert County
February 19-28

No. of Participating Restaurants: 25 & counting
Offering: Lunch & Dinner
Concierge Choice: Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant
Rod ‘N’ Reel offers great service as well as great views of the bay! We recommend checking out their brunch special on the weekends.

Annapolis rest week

February 22-28

No. of Participating Restaurants: 40+
Offering: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Concierge Choice: Carrol’s Creek Café
“This beautiful waterfront spot overlooks Spa Creek and is the perfect spot for a romantic date or a classy night out with friends.”


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Havre de Grace
February 22-28

No. of Participating Restaurants: 10+
Offering: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Concierge Choice: We had so many favorites that we couldn’t pick just one!
Tidewater Grille is located right off of the waterfront offering great scenery and atmosphere. They also have a gluten-free menu for those with dietary restrictions.

Lin’s Hibachi is good – their sushi is awesome! The Chesapeake roll is really good and is a MD favorite because it has Old Bay. Also, it is a great place to go for lunch, it is really clean and the service is good.

Laurrapin Grille is great. They have a really nice beer and wine list and also they are very big on using food that is grown locally!

The Bayou is kind of like a Havre de Grace staple restaurant! We recommend the loaded baked potato!


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February 29-March 5

No. of Participating Restaurants: 10+
Offering: Lunch & Dinner
Concierge Choice: Piccadilly’s
Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant is a Winchester staple located in the center of town. They regularly have live music on their expansive patio and a great night life atmosphere. They have a large menu that specializes in ‘Pub Fare’ with many tasty options.  This is a great place to go with friends and family to enjoy great food and live entertainment!


NOVA rrest weekNorthern VA
March 7-14

No. of Participating Restaurants: 15 & counting
Offering: Lunch & Dinner
Concierge Choice: Big Bowl Reston
Big and bold is the theme here! Enjoy one of the many authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine menu items or create your own stir fry at the stir fry bar with fresh ingredients and delicious sauces.
Tip: Dining deals at Big Bowl Reston are not limited to Restaurant Week! Show your WorkPerks card and receive 10% off lunch and dinner everyday.

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Contact your concierge for details and reservations!