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Shirlington Restaurant Week Starts Monday

by Katie Pyzyk — October 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm 4,022 14 Comments

(Updated at 7:35 p.m.) Right on the heels of tomorrow’s Capitol City Brewing Company 2011 Oktoberfest at Shirlington, another event in that neighborhood touts good eats and good prices.  The first annual Restaurant Week at The Village at Shirlington begins on Monday.

Prices are considerably lower than neighboring cities’ restaurant weeks. Lunch includes two courses for $15 and dinner includes three courses for $25.

The following restaurants have listed their menus for the event, which runs from Monday, October 10, through next Sunday, October 16:  Aladdin’s Eatery, Aroma Indian Cuisine, Bistro Bistro, Bonsai Grill, The Bungalow, Busboys & Poets, Capitol City Brewing Company, Dogma Bakery & Boutique, Extra Virgin Modern Italian Cuisine, Johnny Rockets, Luna Grill & Diner, PING and Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub.

To coincide with Restaurant Week, there will be an event on Thursday geared toward ladies. During Shirlie’s Girls Night Out many of the businesses will offer discounts and specials like cocktails while you shop.  The participating stores and eateries are: Ah Love Oil & Vinegar, CakeLove, Capitol City Brewing Company, Dogma Bakery & Boutique, Extra Virgin Modern Italian, Hardwood Artisans, Le Village Marche, Nirvana Reflexology, Periwinkle, Signature Theatre, Studio Salon & Spa and T.H.A.I. Shirlington.

Times for the specials vary by business, but most start at 5:00 p.m.

  • Dia

    Also, just a short distance away is the Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival 2011 at Cameron Station subdivision and adjoining Ben Brenman Park. Transportation will be provided from Van Dorn Metro and Macy’s Landmark Mall.

    I realize that this is ARLnow, and this venue centeres on Arlington, but some folks may want to venture to the West End of Alexandria for fun and drink.

  • What a rip

    OK, $15 for lunch? What a rip. Seriously, who gets an appetizer, main course, and dessert for lunch? For dinner, that would be a good deal, but not lunch. And $25 for dinner? Please. If that were per couple–OK! These aren’t super-high-end restaurants we’re talking about. I’d rather just pay $10-12 for the entree only.

    • LVGuy

      It’s actually a pretty good deal if you’re going to get all of those things. If not, then you don’t need to do restaurant week.

      • What a rip

        The one in DC is a good deal even at $30/pp for dinner ($20/pp for lunch) because the restaurants are very high-end–Kinkead’s, Equinox, etc.–ones that normally charge a lot more than the RW price. This is the opposite.

  • melissa

    I expected better. Saving one dollar on a fish and chips/soup lunch isn’t what I’d expect to see for a restaurant week.

    • charlie

      well a dollar is a great savings for me.
      percentage wise it is a good deal 8% is great.

  • Neighbor

    Then don’t go for the restaurant week special. These restaurants aren’t making anyone into millionaires. They’re making the offer for those who would like to use it. Period. We’re glad to have them in the community. Maybe you should go to DC to have your restaurant week expectations met. That’s ok.

    • Green Span

      So…. You are glad to have them in the community but you recommend we go to DC to meet our pricing expectations? How’s that for community support!

  • Cheryl

    Here’s a novel idea… if you don’t like it, don’t go. I think it’s a great idea and the menus look like there is something for everyone. I agree with Neighbor. If you want local businesses to do well you need to support them and quit complaining.

    • Whatever

      When nobody takes them up on their overpriced rest. week, it will help them to understand why.

      • Cheryl

        Hopefully they will see this post and know that you didn’t come b/c it was too expensive. Perhaps you should visit all of the restaurants personally and let them know how you feel. Actually, don’t. Shirlington is a happy place that doesn’t need your negativity.

  • Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Awesome! I’ve been wanting to eat at DOGMA BAKERY for so long!!!

  • Neighbor

    Perhaps I should have said that DC is a good place to go for restaurant week if you want a meal at an expensive restaurant that is popular with those with lavish expense accounts. No problem with that. But for the places where I go most often, I like to support the neighborhood restaurants that keep their prices reasonable all the time. I think Shirlington has a great array of places offering very good value. I’ll give them my business even without a restaurant week, and I hope for their great success. Many of them give back generously to the community in other more important ways.

  • Chris

    I demand more free stuff! Under no circumstances to should any of us ever be grateful that a small business, especially a sole proprietor, highlights their menu in any way other than a completely free lunch and\or dinner. After all, I am worth nothing less and expect the same standard from all of you. Shame on all of you who are content with 5, 10 or even 15 percent discount on a meal you probably wouldn’t have ordered this week anyway. You are worth the 100 percent discount and should demand nothing less.

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