Dining out with San Francisco Restaurant Week. Photo via Facebook.
By Dana Eastland. San Francisco Restaurant Week returns this month from January 20th through the 31st. The Golden Gate Restaurant Association is once again running the show, with lots of partners like OpenTable and Lyft to help make your restaurant-going experience a smooth one. More than 120 restaurants from all over the city are participating, including Belga, Aatxe, Ichi Sushi, Zero Zero, and 1300 on Fillmore (and Les Clos is running a good offer for both lunch and dinner, with wine pairings!). Check out all the participating restaurants here.
How it works this year is that all of the restaurants will offer special prix-fixe meals, at two different price points for both lunch and dinner: lunch is two courses at either $15 or $25, dinner is three courses and either $45 or $60. You can also follow along on Facebook, and if you attend four or more meals and post a photo, you’ll even be entered in a drawing to win $1,200 in gift certificates! Locations, times, and meals served all vary; see website for additional details.
For those of you in the East Bay or looking to explore, Oakland Restaurant Week is happening January 14th through the 24th. There are more than 100 restaurants participating, with the option of prix-fixe lunch or dinner menus of $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person. Participating restaurants include Calavera, A16 Rockridge, Salsipuedes (which includes their drowned fried chicken torta!), Desco, and Juhu Beach Club. The whole list of participating restaurants is here, so you can start planning your visit now. Locations, prices, and hours vary per restaurants; see website for details.
Berkeley is also getting in on the action, with Berkeley Restaurant Week happening from January 21st through the 31st. There are over 20 restaurants participating, including Comal and Revival Bar + Kitchen, with options ranging from a $20 prix-fixe lunch to dinner for either $25 or $35. Here’s the full list of restaurants, along with menus and details. Locations, prices, and hours vary.