Warrenton’s First Restaurant Week!

Hosted by Experience Old Town Warrenton

Bigger cities have Restaurant Weeks to highlight their food scene, why not Warrenton? There’s plenty of excellent food in Old Town to celebrate!

Whether you are familiar with Old Town Warrenton or not, this is a great way to check out all it has to offer. From August 6-12, you will have the opportunity to try some special creations at the best restaurants in Old Town who will be offering special fixed menus in addition to their regular menus and daily specials.

Jen Robinson of Denim & Pearls Restaurant said of the event, “Really it’s about bringing people to Old Town, helping them realize there are a lot of great businesses here, a lot of great restaurants, and it’s just about letting people know that Old Town Warrenton is here. There’s great places for people to eat, and to shop.”

She also added that if the week goes well, they are thinking about doing it twice a year, with the next Restaurant Week planned to be held in the early spring. They also are considering expanding to all of Warrenton or the entire county, if there is enough interest.

“I hope that this brings awareness to the great restaurants and merchants in the area. We hope it helps everyone in Old Town thrive. We’re hoping that we have a good turnout, and some new folks. This will be a great first restaurant week and we look forward to many more after that,” concluded Robinson.

Participating restaurants and menus:

Denim & Pearls
29 Main Street

$15 Menu, Lunch only, includes mixed green or side Caesar salad.

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich and Bistro Fries: Hand battered fried chicken, ham, provolone cheese, béchamel cheese sauce, brioche bun, pickle spear
  • Steak Sandwich and Bistro Fries: Sliced marinated steak, sautéed peppers and onions, provolone cheese, béchamel cheese sauce, hoagie roll, pickle spear
  • Cuban Sandwich and Bistro Fries: Ham, braised pork, dill pickle spears, Dijon mustard, Swiss cheese, Cuban bread

$25 Menu, includes mixed green or side Caesar salad and choice of entree.

  • Whiskey BBQ Baby Back Ribs: Slow braised coca cola infused baby back ribs, whiskey bbq sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, crispy onion straws, seasonal vegetable
  • Caprese Chicken: Grilled chicken breasts, topped with balsamic soaked tomatoes, basil, melted mozzarella cheese, drizzled with balsamic reduction, wild rice, seasonal vegetable

$35 Menu, includes mixed green or side Caesar salad, entree, and choice of dessert.

  • Crab Stuffed Salmon with Creole Sauce: Seared salmon stuffed with lump crab meat, compound garlic butter, wild rice, seasonal vegetable, drizzled with creole sauce
  • Raspberry Pork Loin with Crispy Onion Straws: Grilled pork loin, raspberry compote, garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, crispy onion straws

Claire’s at the Depot
65 South Third Street

Lunch Special ~ Tuesday – Saturday (August 7 – 11)

  • Cup of Day Soup
  • Half Sandwich
  • Side Green Salad
  • Brownie

Dinner Special ~ Tuesday – Saturday (August 7 – 11)

  • Summer Caprese Salad
  • Seafood Bowl ~ Shrimp, Crab, Clams, Mussels
  • Crème Brulee

Deja Brew Cafe
22 Main Street

Half sandwich, half soup and specialty dessert, $12
Half sandwich, half crab bisque, and specialty cocktail, $15

Black Bear Bistro
32 Main Street

Two-topping pizza with a glass of beer or wine, $10

Three course meal, $25
Includes garden salad or soup, choice of 3 entrees, and chocolate mousse or cheesecake

Entree options:

  • Hamburger steak with ale onions, mashed potatoes & vegetables
  • Grilled chicken marsala with mushrooms, mashed potatoes & vegetables;
  • Linguine with tomato alfredo and grilled zucchini

Divine Swine Deli and Kitchen
19 Culpeper Street

Chicken or pork BBQ slider duo with one side and beverage, $10

12 Culpeper Street

$15 Menu

  • Strawberry tomato soup (cold)
  • Lamb burger
  • Coffee or tea

$25 Menu

  • Cantaloupe soup with lime sorbet (cold)
  • Grilled chicken on foccacia with pancetta, arugula and aioli
  • Apple tart with cinnamon ice cream
  • Coffee or tea

$35 Menu

  • Sweet pea soup with mint granita (cold)
  • Spicy Italian sausage with lentils
  • Heirloom tomato Panzanella salad
  • Spumoni mousse with cherry compote and crushed pistachios
  • coffee or tea

Ciao Bella Celebrations
18 Ashby Street

$7.50, Pick one panini:

  • Pesto chicken melt
  • Ham and swiss
  • Three cheese and tomato
  • Roasted red pepper, asparagus, and havarti
  • Chicken bacon melt

Side salads offered, pastries and gelato, featuring desserts from Haute Cakes Pastry Shop

Haute Cakes Pastry Shop
7 North 5th Street

$15, Choose two:

  • Decadent chocolate brownie topped with nutella-infused mousse, chocolate ganache, a dark chocolate candy wafer, hazelnut buttercream, and candied hazelnut
  • Lemon blueberry cheesecake with a shortbread crust, lemon curd topping, white chocolate, and fresh blueberry garnish
  • Caramel apple tartlet with a sugar cookie crust, featuring cinnamon whipped cream and a fresh apple rosette dusted with vanilla cinnamon sugar
  • Pate a choux eclair with white chocolate pastry cream filling, fresh raspberries, white chocolate garnish, and a raspberry coulis
  • Miniature almond creme tart with pastry cream, fresh fruit, macarons, and a buttercream flower
  • Galaxy bombe blue velvet mirror cake with a cream cheese and whipped cream filling

The Natural Marketplace
5 Diagonal Street

$15 meal includes any large wrap off the menu, a 16 oz. medium soup, and a bag of chips

Molly’s Irish Pub
36 Main Street

$4, Molly’s Burger Slider

$15, Lunch for 2, start with greens or caesar salads or split pub chips, then pick one:

  • Veggie Hummus Sandwich
  • Grown-Up Grilled Cheese
  • Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwich

$25, Dinner for 2, start with greens or caesar salads or split pub chips, then pick two:

  • Spicy Salmon Cakes (Dijon Tartar, Mash, Green Beans)
  • Land & Sea (Fish & Chips and Irish Stew)
  • Bangers and Colcannon (House Sausages set over Mashed Potatoes Sautéed with Cabbage and Bacon)

Great Harvest Bread Company
108 Main Street


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