FAQ

Restaurant FAQ

ABOUT SRW

Dine out for a deal during Seattle Restaurant Week, where more than 165 restaurants across greater Seattle area offer a special three-course dinner menu for $35, and many also offer two-course lunches for $20. Prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

To take advantage of these deals, be sure to make your plans Sundays through Thursdays. Seattle Restaurant Week menus are not available Fridays, Saturdays or for Sunday brunch.

Seattle Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to visit the award-winning restaurants you’ve always wanted to try, rediscover old favorites and celebrate the cuisine that makes our region a culinary hot spot.

 

When is Seattle Restaurant Week?

Seattle Restaurant Week takes place every fall and spring. Our 2019 spring promotion is scheduled to run April 7-18. Our 2019 fall promotion is scheduled to run October 27 – November 7.

 

Are Restaurant Week menus offered every day of the week?

No. Seattle Restaurant Week prices and menus are only available Sundays through Thursdays. If you plan to visit on Fridays, Saturdays or for Sunday brunch, you will not be able to order from the Seattle Restaurant Week menu.

 

What are restaurants offering during Restaurant Week?

Three-course dinner menus typically consist of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Lunch menus will usually offer either an appetizer and entrée, or entrée and dessert. However, restaurants aren’t required to stick to this format, so the specific courses may vary. Three-course dinners are offered at $35 and two-course lunches are offered at $20 (The slight price increase from 2018’s promotion is due to the increase in minimum wage and the rising restaurant operational costs). In addition, restaurants are required to provide prix fixe dinner options regularly valued at $42 or more, so you really will be getting a good deal. Menus typically feature three options per course.

 

Are reservations required?

No, but they are strongly encouraged. You can make your Seattle Restaurant Week reservations via Open Table, and remember that these menus are not available Fridays, Saturdays or for Sunday brunch. So while Open Table will let you make a reservation during these times, you’ll only able to enjoy Seattle Restaurant Week menus and pricing if you dine Sunday (after brunch) through Thursday.

If you’re aren’t sure whether a restaurant is serving their Seattle Restaurant Week menu when you plan on visiting, we recommend that you call them ahead of time.

 

Who do I contact with questions?

Seattle Restaurant Week inquiries: srw@seattletimes.com

Seasonal Events inquiries: andrea@seattlenetwork.org

 

RESTAURANT FAQ

Seattle Restaurant Week and Dine Around Seattle have combined forces! Historically, each organization has held a prix fixe promotion in the fall and spring for a total of four events. Since fall 2017, there have been only two prix fixe promotions: two weeks in the fall and in the spring, running under the name Seattle Restaurant Week.

We have also introduced a creative lineup of seasonal events showcasing what’s fresh and local throughout the year. Restaurants that register for Seattle Restaurant Week will be able to pre-register at the same time for these seasonal events, at a significant discount.

Who can participate in Seattle Restaurant Week?

If you operate a local independent restaurant that prides itself on delivering quality crafted food, are willing to provide a Seattle Restaurant Week “menu of value” valued at $42 or more along with a great customer experience, we invite you to participate.

What are the event dates, price points, and format?

The spring and fall Seattle Restaurant Week events run for two weeks, Sundays through Thursdays. Sunday brunch is excluded. Dinner menus consist of three courses for $35, with an optional two-course lunch menu for $20. Though most restaurants choose to follow the traditional appetizer-entrée-dessert format, you can offer any three courses so long as there is a minimum of nine menu items.

What is the cost to participate?

Though Seattle Restaurant Week registration fees are subject to change, this is what we are charging for the upcoming spring run:

  • Shellfish Showcase
    • Returning restaurant: $300
    • New restaurant: $350
  • Spring or Fall SRW
    • Returning restaurant: $750
    • New restaurant: $900
  • Spring or Fall SRW AND Shellfish Showcase
    • Returning restaurant: $1000
    • New restaurant: $1150
  • Spring AND Fall SRW
    • Returning restaurant: $1400
    • New restaurant: $1650
  • Spring AND Fall SRW AND Shellfish Showcase
    • Returning restaurant: $1550
    • New restaurant: $1800

 

Where can I find out more about seasonal events?

Our next seasonal event is Shellfish Showcase, happening January 6-17, 2019.  Our seasonal events do not have fixed price menus, rather restaurants will let menu selections guide their price points. Seasonal events feature a smaller group of restaurants, approximately 45 – 50, versus 150+ participation in Seattle Restaurant Week, this will allow more individualized coverage. You can learn more and register for our Shellfish Showcase, here.

Who is my contact?

Seattle Restaurant Week inquiries: Haley Lewis srw@seattletimes.com.
Seasonal Events inquiries: Andrea Porter andrea@seattlenetwork.org.

 

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    Seattle Restaurant Week invites people across King County to dine out for a deal. More than 165 restaurants in nearly every neighborhood in the Seattle area offer a special three-course dinner menu for $35, and many also offer two-course lunches for $20 (Sunday through Thursday only; excluding Friday, Saturday and Sunday brunch).
    Seattle Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to visit the award-winning restaurants you've always wanted to try and to rediscover old favorites. It’s a celebration of the cuisine that makes our region a culinary hot spot.
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