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. 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 Friday, Saturday or for Sunday brunch. So while Open Table will let you make a reservation during these times, you’ll only be 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?
FAQ for Restaurant
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.
Who can participate in Seattle Restaurant Week?
If you operate a local independent restaurant that prides itself on delivering quality crafted food and 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 (March 29-April 9, 2020) and fall (November 8-19, 2020) Seattle Restaurant Week events run for two weeks, Sunday through Thursday. 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?
Seattle Restaurant Week registration fees are subject to change for our upcoming promotions. Below is the pricing for Spring 2020.
- Spring SRW:
- Returning restaurant: $750 + 2 $50 gift cards
- New restaurant: $900 + 2 $50 gift cards
- Fall & Spring (receive a discount if you sign up for both 2020 SRW promotions by February 21):
- Returning restaurant: $1,400 + 4 $50 gift cards
- New restaurant: $1,600 + 4 $50 gift cards
What is EnviroStars?
EnviroStars is a one-stop shop for Washington businesses to access environmental assistance and gain recognition for being green. Through the program, businesses can receive free technical assistance, connect with rebates and resources, and follow a clear path to sustainability.
Do I need to sign up for an EnviroStars consultation?
This is an optional program, although we’d like you to consider taking advantage of this program. Seattle Restaurant Week aims to provide its participants with as many resources as possible to reduce their environmental impact in every affordable way, in any capacity. EnviroStars offers a simple path to going green in all aspects of your business. Recognized businesses are listed in our Green Business Directory and can gain additional recognition benefits including newsletter and social media highlights. Seattle Restaurant Week participants that get recognized through EnviroStars will also receive an EnviroStars badge on their profile, which will be used to promote your restaurant through EnviroStars AND Seattle Good Business Network social channels, reaching thousands of community members.
If I’d like to participate in EnviroStars, what are my next steps?
What is Eat Local First?
Utilize local products on your menu during Restaurant Week and be recognized! We are excited to be partnering with Tilth Alliance on the NEW Eat Local First campaign to help our community eat more local food, while supporting farmers, restaurants and food artisans.
Use the fork icon on your menu (like you would GF, V) to indicate menu items with 50% or more ingredients grown or made in Washington. Let us know if you will be participating – Tilth Alliance has offered to set up free consultations and will be giving extra promotional support to participating businesses as well.
Is my restaurant required to participate in all 10 days of restaurant week?
Yes. However, if your restaurant is regularly closed on a certain day of the week (e.g. Mondays), you can remain closed. Restaurants must be open for a minimum of 3 out of the 4 evenings for dinner to participate. To ensure the best dining experience possible for customers, it is imperative that you include any limited hours or closings on the signup form, as those details will be posted on your menu page.
Can the gift cards/certificates provided be excluded during Restaurant Week?
No. Gift cards are primarily used for consumer contests, social media staff and “secret” SRW diners, which helps us promote the wonderful offerings your restaurant prepares during restaurant week. We use a lot of the gift cards during the promotion to experience your restaurant and promote via our social channels. We also want to ensure any contest winners can use their gift cards/certificates any time they wish.
Who is my contact for menus and images for Seattle Restaurant Week?
Carly Metz: email@example.com.
Who is my contact for payment and gift cards for Seattle Restaurant Week?
Who is my contact for EnviroStars?