If You’re Traveling In The New Year (Or Not), Here’s The Ultimate “2019 Restaurant Week” Schedule

by SharonKurheg

Joe and I are foodies so it’s always exciting for us to try out different restaurants when we’re traveling. Through the years, we’ve had some good luck in finding delicious and/or interesting places in Atlanta, Sedona, LAX, the greater Austin area, New Orleans (yeah, we visited a lot of bars there, too), Washington D.C. (vegan BBQ!) and even right here at home at WDW (hello, Victoria & Albert’s!) and MCO. In fact we’ve even been known to travel to some places specifically for a meal.

We’ve found a great way to try out a “new to us” restaurant, either when we’re home or when we’re traveling, is during Restaurant Week. That’s a set time during the year when a variety of restaurants in a city offer special 2, 3, 4 or sometimes even 5 course prix-fixe menus for the asking, oftentimes at prices much better than if you purchased items a la carte.

Here’s the current 2019 schedule of Restaurant Weeks across the country. Are your favorite cities included?:

  • Albuquerque Restaurant Week is March 3-10, 2019 and it’s going to be their 10th annual event, with 15 restaurants represented.
  • Alexandria Restaurant Week  is January 18-27, 2019. Sixty-five Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week. More than 35 restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials. Brunch lovers will also be able to enjoy brunch menus for $15 or $22 per person at 14 restaurants.
  • Ann Arbor Restaurant Week  is January 13-18, 2019. Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows (there are over 50 to choose from!) for one incredibly low fixed price. $15 for lunch and $28 for a three course dinner with many restaurants offering 2 for 1 pricing.
  • Arizona Restaurant Week  has not yet been announced for 2019, but last year it had two events; the one in spring was May 18-27 and the fall event was September 21-30, 2018.
  • Atlantic City Restaurant Week  is March 3-8, 2019. This will be its 11th event and more than 70 restaurants are expected to participate with choices of a multi-course meal for the fixed price of $15.19 for lunch and $35.19 for dinner.
  • Baltimore Restaurant Week  is January 11-20, 2019.  They will offer 2-course lunch and brunch menus for under $20, and 3-course dinner menus for under $35 at over 100 Baltimore restaurants. Many restaurants also include special priced menus for wine and beer pairings.
  • Baton Rouge Restaurant Week  will be January 21-26, 2019, with nearly 40 restaurants participating this year.
  • Bethlehem, PA Restaurant Week  is January 27 – February 2, 2019. Stay tuned for a list of restaurants in Historic Downtown Bethlehem that will be participating this year.
  • Boston Restaurant Week is now more commonly known as Dine Out Boston, and has been held every March and August since 2001. The next event is March 3-8 and 10-15, 2019.   Typical prices are Lunch $15/$20/$25  and Dinner $28/$33/$38.  Prices vary by restaurant.
  • Buffalo, NY / Western NY Local Restaurant week  will be April 1-7, 2019. More info from their website should be out soon!
  • Charleston, SC Restaurant Week  will be held January 9-20, 2019 and has become one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as nearly 100 participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus.
  • Charlotte Restaurant Week  (Queen’s Feast) is January 18-27, 2019.  More than 125 of the best restaurants in 9 counties around the metro Charlotte, NC area offer 3 courses at dinner for only $30 or $35 per person. They hold a similar event in July, as well.
  • Chicago Restaurant Week will be January 25 – February 7, 2019. it’s the biggest restaurant of the year and is a culinary celebration featuring special prix fixe menus that typically start at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner.  More than 350 restaurants participate.
  • Cincinnati Downtown Restaurant Week is also known as Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week. It will be held April 8-14, 2019 and more info should be on their website soon!
  • Cleveland Restaurant Week, which is held in Downtown Cleveland, will be held March 1 — 10, 2019. Right now their website has a “save the date” notice and says a full list of participating restaurants is coming soon.
  • Columbus Restaurant Week , a.k.a. (614) Restaurant Week, will be held January 21 — 26, 2019. Enjoy 3-course meals at 120+ of Columbus’ best restaurants.
  • Coral Gables Restaurant Week has not yet been announced for 2019 (it was June 4 – 24 in 2018), but I suspect their website will be updated soon.
  • Dallas Fort Worth  Restaurant Week in 2018 was held August 13 – 19, 2018. Hopefully, their website will reflect their 2019 event soon.
  • Denver Restaurant Week will be held Feb. 22 – March 3, 2019. Hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants offer multi-course dinners at three special prices of $25, $35 or $45.
  • Detroit Restaurant Week in 2018 was February 16 – 25. It’s billed as, ” a 10-evening celebration of fine dining in the city showcasing locally-sourced, specially-crafted three-course meals for $39 per person, and several others also offer exciting menu options for $29.” Many are anxious for their website to reflect the 2019 event.
  • Fort Lauderdale Dine Out Lauderdale  Restaurant Month is September 1 – 30, 2019. Enjoy specially-created three-course gourmet dinner menus for either $35 or $45 during Crave GFL Restaurant Month.
  • Grand Rapids  Restaurant Week was August 8 – 19, 2018. Their website does not yet reflect the 2019 event.
  • Hamptons East End  Restaurant Week is March 31 – April 7, 2019. From Sunday to Sunday, all participating restaurants offer a three course prix fixe for $298.95 all night (it may only be offered until 7 PM at some locations.)
  • Hilton Head  Restaurant Week (also called Chamber Restaurant Week) will be held February 4 – 10, 2019. Modeled after successful restaurant weeks in New York and other cities, the annual Chamber Restaurant Week features 70+ of the area’s top award-winning restaurants, all serving up value-priced, prix-fixe menus.
  • Houston Restaurant Week was August 1 – September 3, 2018. We expect their website to reflect the 2019 event soon.
  • Howard County, MD  Restaurant Week is January 21 – February 4, 2019.  Howard County Restaurant Weeks is a bi-annual, 15 day celebration of the local culinary scene in Howard County, Maryland that debuted in 2008.
  • Hudson Restaurant Week is March 11-24, 2019. Their website current sports a “Coming Soon..” banner.
  • Hudson Valley, NY  Restaurant Week  (HVRW) will be March 11 — 24, 2019. Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region.
  • Indianapolis  Restaurant Week  (a.k.a. Devour Indy Downtown) is January 21 – February 3, 2019.  More than 200 restaurants will be participating with value priced menus.
  • Jacksonville, FL   Restaurant Week  (Sip & Savor Jax) took a break in 2018 but is expected to return in 2019. Check out their website for updates.
  • Kansas City, KS  Restaurant Week will be January 11 – 20, 2019. You’ll be able to visit dozens upon dozens of restaurants and get multi-course lunch menus for $15 and dinner menus for $33.
  • Las Vegas Restaurant Week was last held June 18 – 29, 2018. Their website should reflect their 2019 season soon.
  • Long Island  Winter Restaurant Week is January 27 – February 3, 2019.   Participating restaurants offer a $29.95 three-course prix fixe every day during the event.
  • Los Angeles will offer their winter DineLA restaurant week on January 11 – 25, 2019.  Participating restaurants are offering a special menu for lunch and/or dinner guaranteeing a 20% minimum value.  Price ranges are: Lunch (2+ Courses): $15, $20, $25; Dinner (3+ Courses): $29, $39, $49, $95+ (dineL.A. Exclusive Series).  DineLA is usually held every January and July.
  • Madison Restaurant Week is January 20 – 25, 2019.  This semi-annual event is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to sample some of Madison’s finest local offerings. Starting at $25, participating restaurants offer a prix-fixe menu with 3 courses and 3 options of each course. Some restaurants offer a reduced menu for $15 for lunch.  This year, some restaurants are also offering $30 and $35 dinner options.
  • Maine  Restaurant Week will be held March 1 – 11, 2019. Restaurant sign ups have begun – so far 13 have signed up but the list will undoubtedly get much longer as the event gets closer.
  • Miami Restaurant Week  (a.k.a. Miami Spice) was August 1 – September 30, 2018.  Restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices, usually Lunch/Brunch $23 and Dinner $39. Hopefully they will announce their 2019 dates soon.
  • Milwaukee  Restaurant Week (Downtown Dining Week) in 2018 was May 31-June 7. “Get a flavor for downtown Milwaukee by sampling the city’s top steakhouses, bistros and ethnic eateries. For eight days, you’ll enjoy three-course meals at $12.50 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner.” They haven’t updated their website for 2019 yet but it should happen soon.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul  last held Restaurant Week on October 14-19, 2018. Their website says to watch for an announcement for their next event, coming in February 2019.
  • Nantucket  Restaurant Week happens every late spring and early fall. It’s described as, “a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket. Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket’s hospitality in many of the island’s acclaimed culinary establishments.  Each Spring and Fall participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three – five course dinners from $25 to $48.” Their website has not yet been updated to reflect 2019.
  • Nashville  Restaurant Week will be January 21-27, 2019. Participating restaurants are members of the Nashville Originals, the city’s not-for-profit independent restaurant association, ranging from casual eateries to acclaimed fine dining establishments. More info coming soon!
  • New York City Restaurant Week  will be January 21 – February 8, 2019.  NYC Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates fine dining at an affordable price. Participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced lunch and/or dinner.  You can expect to pay about $26 for a 2-course lunch and $42 for a 3-course dinner (reservations open January 9, 2019).
  • Newport, RI  Restaurant Week is April 5 – 14, 2019. Newport Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $20 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50.
  • Ocean City, MD  Restaurant Week will be April 28 – May 11, 2019.  You should be able to find fixed menu prices ranging from $10 to $40 from (so far) over 20 participating restaurants.
  • Omaha, Nebraska Restaurant Week will be held September 13 – 22, 2019.  Omaha’s top eateries offer mouthwatering three course dinners at a reduced price of $20 to $50 per person. A portion of Omaha Restaurant Week proceeds will go to Food Bank for the Heartland.
  • Orange County, CA   Restaurant Week is March 3 – 9, 2019. “So many restaurants, so little time.” 😉
  • Orlando has two dining weeks: Bite 30 is usually held in June and Magical Dining Month (which actually happens for 5 weeks – go figure) happens in late August and then through all of September. For both events, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course lunches or dinners at a set price. Both events need to update their websites to reflect 2019.
  • Outer Banks   Restaurant Week last occurred April 13 – 21, 2018 and October 19-27, 2018.  Get a 3-course lunch or dinner at participating restaurants at a fixed price of either $20 or $35.  Outer Banks Restaurant Week is usually held every April and October. Their website has not yet been updated for the 2019 events.
  • Palm Springs, CA  Restaurant Week was June 1 – 17, 2018.   All of the restaurants offer three-course dinners, which will include several menu options for each course. Their website should be updated to reflect 2019 soon,
  • Philadelphia Center City  Restaurant Week (Center City District Restaurant Week) will be held January 13–25, 2019.  Participating restaurants offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many offer a three-course lunch for $20.  Philadelphia Restaurant Week is usually held every January and September.
  • Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is January 14–20, 2019.  With nearly 50 participating restaurants, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is a twice yearly event that is usually held in January and August.
  • Portsmouth, NH  Restaurant Week will be held March 28 – April 6, 2019.  More than 40 restaurants around the Seacoast – in Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton, New Castle, Rye, Exeter, and Kittery, Maine –  offer meal values during lunch and dinner over these ten days.  Participating restaurants offer special three course prix fixe menus at two prices: $16.95 for lunch or $29.95 for dinner per person. Some restaurants extend the $16.95 value price to dinner as well.  Portsmouth Restaurant Week is a twice yearly event that is usually held in April and November.
  • Providence Restaurant Week  is January 13-26, 2019.  Enjoy three-course lunches at $16.95 and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials.
  • Raleigh, NC Restaurant Week  was August 13 – 19, 2018. Participating restaurants offer delectable, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $21 or $31 per person, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). As a special amenity to downtown employees and other daytime downtown visitors, some restaurants offer $5 and $10 lunch specials during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week only. Their 2019 dates have not yet been announced.
  • Richmond  Restaurant Week is usually held in April and October. Their last event, held October 22 – 28, 2018, included over 35 participating restaurants. Their website should soon reflect their April 2019 event.
  • Sacramento   Restaurant Week (Dine Downtown) will be January 11 – 21, 2019.  For 11 days, more than 30 of Downtown’s finest restaurants offer special 3-course dining experiences for $35.
  • San Antonio Restaurant Week (Dine Out and Dig In) will take place January 21 — February 2, 2019.  San Antonio Restaurants are on display, along with restaurants in Boerne and New Braunfels. Restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner throughout the city.  Menu Offerings: $25 Breakfast/Brunch, $15 Lunch, $35 Dinner, and $45 Dinner
  • San Diego Restaurant Week  will be held January 20 – 27, 2019.  More than 180 participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person.  The participating restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the north.
  • San Francisco Restaurant Week (Dine About Town) is January  23 – 31, 2019.  More than 100 of San Francisco’s best restaurants will offer specially priced, multi-course lunch menus at $15 or $25, and dinner menus at $40 or $65.
  • Santa Fe‘s 10th annual Restaurant Week will happen February 22 – March 3, 2019 with (so far) 55 participating restaurants.
  • Sarasota  Restaurant Week (Savor Sarasota) last occurred June 1 – 14, 2018, with  3-course meals for just $16 per person for lunch and $32 per person for dinner. We look forward to their updating their website to reflect 2019.
  • Savannah  Restaurant Week is January 25 – February 5, 2019. “Three courses. Twelve Days. Foodie paradise.” 20 restaurants are listed so far!
  • Seattle  Restaurant Week (Dine Around) will be April 7-18, 2019.  Over 165 restaurants throughout the local area will take part, giving diners a unique chance to sample their menus at an unbeatable price.
  • South Carolina Restaurant Week is January 10 – 20, 2019. Hundreds of restaurants from throughout the state are participating.
  • Stockton, CA  Restaurant Week is January 18 – 27, 2019.   Enjoy food from Stockton’s best eateries at a price that won’t break the budget. This will. be Stockton’s 10th annual event!
  • St. Louis Restaurant Week was August 20 – 26, 2018, where you could select from a special 3-course dinner menu for $25 per person, plus tip, plus tax. Their website does not yet reflect 2019.
  • Taos Restaurant Week is March 10 – 17, 2019.  Restaurants offer prix-fixe dinners for $15, $25, $35, or $45 per person, depending upon the restaurant. Many offer value-priced lunches as well.
  • Triangle Area, NC (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill)  Restaurant Week is January 21-27, 2019. Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. During TRW, participating restaurants offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing.  Typical pricing for the event is $15 for a 3-course lunch, and $20,$25, $30 or $35 for a 3-course dinner.  Triangle Restaurant Week is a twice yearly event that is usually held in January and June
  • Tulsa  Restaurant Week was last done September 7 – 16, 2018. Their website has not yet been updated to reflect their 2019 event.
  • Virginia Beach  Restaurant Week will occur February 18–24, 2019. Following a successful inaugural event in 2018, it has now become an annual occasion! Nearly 30 restaurants are signed up for this year, so far.
  • Washington, DC  Restaurant Week is happening January 14-20, 2019.  Get lunch for $22, brunch for $22, or dinner for $35.

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