Frequently Asked Questions about Restaurant Weeks
Q. What is a Restaurant Week?
A. Restaurant Week is the most delicious time of the year, giving local, regional and national food lovers the opportunity to enjoy prix-fixe menus at some of the best restaurants in the nation. During restaurant week, participating restaurants offer specially priced multi-course menus. Those menus typically feature two or three-course lunches and dinners (e.g. appetizer, entreé and dessert). The first restaurant week concept originated in New York City in the early nineties and has since gained popularity throughout the nation. Restaurant Weeks give local food aficionados and visitors a great opportunity to discover and enjoy restaurants at a fixed price.
Q. What is FindRestaurantWeeks.com?
A. FindRestaurantWeeks.com is your single source for details on every restaurant week happening across the U.S. From Maine to Washington, from Texas to Hawaii, nowhere else can you find menus and reservation information for every restaurant week across the nation, year-round, in one place. Our goal is to highlight restaurant week events happening throughout America. Whether you’re looking for a local restaurant week, looking for something fun to do while traveling or planning a culinary road trip, we help give you all the details on every restaurant week occurring in the U.S.
Q. How do I take part and dine out during a Restaurant Week?
A. There are no passes, tickets or coupons required. Instead, diners simply visit participating restaurants throughout the event to enjoy the special prix fixe menus. It is highly recommended that diners make reservations in advance as restaurants fill up quickly. To make a reservation, diners may contact restaurants directly or by the OpenTable.com links on our website.
Q. When are the Restaurant Weeks?
A. Restaurant Weeks take places throughout the year and sometimes twice a year. Find your state to see the schedule.
Q. When should I make my reservations?
A. Since these are highly anticipated events, it is best to make a reservation as soon as possible as restaurant weeks are among the most popular dining events across the country. Reservations can be made in one of two ways: through the restaurants’ OpenTable links on our website or calling the participating restaurant directly. Confirming a reservation is always appreciated.
Q. What’s OpenTable?
A. OpenTable (OpenTable.com) is a major restaurant reservation website. Find a restaurant, make a reservation. It’s free and easy!
Q. How do I know what each restaurant is serving for their prix-fixe menu?
A. As the restaurants submit their menus to us, we’ll post them on the site for your convenience. Our lists of participating restaurants will continue to grow with daily additions so check back often to find out who is participating and what’s on their menu.
Q. Do the prices include taxes and tip?
A. Beverages, taxes, corkage fees and tips are not included. Please remember to tip well!
Q. Do you have to order off the special prix fixe during Restaurant Week?
A. No. Most of the participating restaurants will be offering their standard menus as well. Diners may order á la carte from the standard menu, but to enjoy the Restaurant Week pricing you must order from the special prix-fixe menu.
Q. Do all of the restaurants in a city/town/state participate?
A. No, although,the restaurants are welcome to join in the celebration.
Q. Will the menus be different at each restaurant?
A. Yes. The idea of Restaurant Week is to preview all of the menus and figure out the restaurants that you would like to try.
Q. How can I help spread the word to make Restaurant Weeks a fantastic success?
A. Share links to your restaurant week, favorite menu, or just our website on Facebook and Twitter (there are links on the left side). The more we can help promote these events the more popular they’ll become. Support your local restaurants!