Summer Restaurant Week Begins Today


It’s August and that means it is time for the summer iteration of Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week!

Tenleytown’s local French bistro Le Chat Noir is once again participating this year, and will offer a special lunch and dinner menu starting Monday, August 17. Le Chat Noir will be joined by relative newcomer to the neighborhood Bread & Salt, which will also offer lunch and dinner specials during the week.

Just up the road in Friendship Heights, diners can enjoy restaurant week specials at Aggio DC, Capital Grille, LIA’s, Range, and Sushi Ko.

A full list of participating restaurants is available on the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington website. Just be careful as you search by neighborhood. RAMW plays a little fast and loose with its designations, for example placing Al Dente on New Mexico Avenue in Friendship Heights and its immediate neighbor Chef Geoff’s in Tenleytown. Neither is correct, but is still close enough that you might want to swing by.

Restaurant week begins August 17 and only runs through August 23, so make your reservations now. Lunch is offered at $22/person, while dinner is $35/person.

For tips on how to make the most of restaurant week, check out this handy guide from Washingtonian magazine.

Participating restaurants, and menus, in and around Tenleytown:


  • Glad to see you’re back, Everyone deserves some time off in the summer months. Went to dinner at the new Bread & Salt The food was excellent when we finally were served. We waited over one hour after our order was taken. The food was good when it did arrive. The wait staff was scattered and not well supervised, unfortunately, and one waiter, when we asked when we were going to get served, looked at our nearly empty water glasses–which we had to ask for–and replied, “You have been served.” The elderly gentleman from Egypt, the owner, was the only real person there. If we do go back, it will be for the food.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience at Bread & Salt. We’re glad to hear the food has improved, even if the service is still a work in progress. Let’s hope the front of the house makes some adjustments soon. We’d like to see the restaurant ultimately succeed.