The 3rd annual Fairfax City Restaurant Week returns September 13 through September 20. As the week-long program moves forward this year its focus will be on the return, recovery, and support of the city’s independent dining establishments. Participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and $20 for lunch/brunch per person or couple for both dine-in and take-out with Restaurant Week to-go, RW2Go.
Participants include: Anita’s, Bellissimo, Bollywood Bistro, Capital Ale House, Captain Pell’s, Coyote Grille, Curry Mantra, Dolce Vita, Epicure Café, Havabite Eatery, Hamrock’s Restaurant, Kim’s Kitchen + Pho, Kiroran, Mama Chang, Ornery Beer Company, Patriot’s Pub and Grill, The Auld Shebeen, The Wine House, and more.
Many Fairfax City restaurants have opened their dining rooms to the public with additional precautions in place to ensure the health and safety of diners. With RW2Go, restaurants are also offering their creative gourmet experiences to include paired libations so that diners can experience their restaurant from the comfort of their own home. While supplies last, diners that choose the RW2Go option will receive their meal in a Fairfax City Restaurant Week reusable thermal tote.
Over the past serval months, restaurants have demonstrated support for their employees and our communities while facing operational and financial challenges. Lets take this week to give back to those establishments who are 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 also introduced two programs to support outdoor dining experiences with Fairfax City ReConnected Outdoors and City Square. Fairfax City ReConnected Outdoors provides new and/or expanded outdoor dining options on private and public property to include sidewalks and parking lots. While City Square consists of street-side dining in Old Town Fairfax along University Drive and Main Street. Dining areas at City Square include space allocated specifically for restaurants and common areas open for public use.
In addition to valuable three-course menus, restaurants support INOVA’s Emergency Preparedness Fund with 10% of gift card sales throughout the week benefiting the local organization.
Following the overwhelming success of the last two years’ Restaurant Week programs, the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce partnered to form the 2020 Restaurant Week Committee, a consortium working with consultants and the restaurant community to plan and carry out the event. The committee’s goals are to expose visitors and area residents to Fairfax City, increase the number of diners each restaurant welcomes during this week, and increase brand recognition for partnering restaurants.
Diners are encouraged to join the conversation about 2020 Fairfax City Restaurant Week on social media by using #FairfaxCityEats when posting about the event, tagging Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority on Facebook @FairfaxCityEDA, and on Twitter @fairfaxcity_eda.