(Update: There was another "restaurant weeks" scheduled for July 27 to August 9, 2009.)
Restaurants participate in Restaurant Week by setting prixe fix menus from $10.09 to $40.09. The week trends high-end, including Bistro Blanc, Jordan's, Greystone Grill, Ranazul and Elkridge Furnace Inn. But you can also get deals at weeknight places like Donna's, Diamondback Tavern and the Crab Shanty. A few highlights:
- AIDA Bistro will offer a three-course meal for $30.09 with an optional flight of three wines for $10 more.
- Victoria Gastropub will offer $15 lunches and $30 dinners -- two and three courses, respectively.
- Tersiguel's in Ellicott City will offer a three-course lunch for $20.09 (including soup or salad, two entrees and three desserts) or a four-course dinner for $40.09.
- The Melting Pot in Columbia will offer a four-course dinner for $35.09 -- any cheese fondue, a salad, an entree fondue with chicken, beef, shrimp and ravioli, and then chocolate fondue.
The Howard County government has a list of all the participating restaurants. They also have details of a "frequent diners" card where you can win a $100 gift certificate from the Restaurant Association of Maryland by visiting at least six restaurants and returning the card to the Ellicott City tourism center.
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