It's Rochester's First Restaurant Week, So Come Hungry

More than a dozen downtown restaurants feature prix fixe meals for Restaurant Week.

Whether you have a favorite downtown restaurant or are looking to try something new, Restaurant Week serves up the perfect opportunity for dining out.

Fifteen downtown restaurants are offering prix fixe — set meal— menus for the week, including lunch and dinner options. 

Prix fixe lunch menus include two courses and are $10 or less. For example, offers three choices, each for $10, including Two Halves and A Cup (half turkey sandwich, half salad and cup of soup), BLT with A Sweet Ending (BLT salad, roll and chocolate torte) or the I Want It All (spinach quiche, small salad and mini scone).

Another lunch option, , offers a 12-inch signature sub, small fries and beverage for $9.99, or the same meal with an eight-inch sub for $6.99.

Prix fixe dinner

The dinner menus offer three courses and are $20 or less. and allow diners to select a starter, entree and dessert from their set menus. Both restaurants are charging $20 for their prix fixe meals.

dinner is $15 and includes your choice of soup, an appetizer (crab rangoons or a spring roll) and your choice of a main dish (pineapple chicken, salmon curry, garlic chicken, beef or pork or pud thai.)

Giving it that Rochester flair

While lots of towns feature a Restaurant Week, leave it Rochester to turn it up a notch. Downtown shops will be staying open later for the week, at least until 8 p.m. today through Wednesday and 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Participating businesses include Dessert Oasis, , , , and .

"We've heard a lot of positive feedback from other communities that do Restaurant Week and they tell us that when people come to eat, they also come to shop," said Stacey Keast, DDA event coordinator.

In addition, restaurants are partnering with downtown businesses in unique ways for the week. 

"For example, Penny Black, which serves Fieldstone wine, is pairing wines with each of their prix fixe menu items," said Keast. 

Start planning your week here

To help with your planning efforts, here is a list of the participating restaurants:

Lunch only 

Lunch & Dinner

Dinner only

While this is the first year for Rochester to host Restaurant Week, hopefully it won't be the last. "It's a great opportunity to get out and try something new or support your favorite restaurant," Keast concluded.

Restaurant Week continues through Friday. For more information, including prix fixe menus, visit www.DowntownRochesterMI.com/restaurantweek.



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