Are you counting down the seconds until Fairfax City Restaurant Week? So is its website. And right now, there are less than 40 days until the city’s eats get their due. The third annual Fairfax City Restaurant Week takes place from Sunday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Restaurants taking part in the promotion will offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $35. Lunch and brunch specials will cost $20. As with both Metropolitan Summer Restaurant Week and Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, Fairfax City’s version will offer takeout options for those who want to support local restaurants without risking their good health.
“Over the past several months, restaurants have demonstrated support for their employees and our communities while facing operational and financial challenges. Let us take this week to give back to those establishments who are our family, friends and community members,” says city of Fairfax Mayor David Meyer. “I encourage residents and visitors to support and explore our city restaurants during Fairfax City Restaurant Week whether safely distanced inside, at one of the city’s many outdoor dining locations or in the comfort and safety of your own home.”
The city is actively seeking to help restaurants in other ways too. It has debuted two programs to support outdoor dining: Fairfax City ReConnected Outdoors and City Square. Fairfax City ReConnected Outdoors provides new or expanded outdoor seating options on private and public property, including sidewalks and parking lots. City Square offers street-side dining in Old Town Fairfax along University Drive and Main Street.
All this makes it easier to enjoy dinner out with minimized risk. The diverse restaurants taking part include Capital Ale House, Bellissimo, Dolce Vita, The Auld Shebeen, Mama Chang, Havabite Eatery, Kiroran, Kim’s Kitchen + Pho, Hamrock’s Restaurant, Epicure Cafe, Patriots Pub & Grill, Coyote Grille, Curry Mantra, Ornery Beer Company, The Wine House, Bollywood Bistro, Anita’s and Captain Pell’s. If you haven’t started your countdown yet, it’s time.
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