Participate in Restaurant Week

Why Should You Participate in Restaurant Week?

Santa Barbara is an ever-changing destination for culinary tourism. It’s also a city where foodies reside. Restaurant Week is not only a great opportunity to show off your delicious food, but also a time to put your best customer service foot forward.

Now, you may be wondering, "Should I participate in SB Restaurant Week?" Or "Will this event make me money?" 

We understand participating in new restaurant endeavors is a big decision, which is why we want to show you why you should participate in restaurant week.

Stats presented below are from Visit California and Santa Barbara Uncorked, LLC.

Santa Barbara Restaurant Week generated over $100k in revenue last year from restaurant and hotel bookings.

Benefits You'll Receive

When you participate in Santa Restaurant Week, you'll receive the following benefits.

  • Social media coverage of your restaurant, hotel and or tasting room on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Company recognition, location and contact information on our website.

  • A link to your prix-fixe menu, tasting menu or booking page.

  • An OpenTable button for customers to be able to make reservations at your restaurant during SB Restaurant Week.

  • Save-the-Date cards to promote SB Restaurant Week.

89% of diners are likely to return to their last Restaurant Week Restaurant.

We Support Culinary Talent of the Future

This year, we are donating a portion of our proceeds to ProStart® run by the Californian Restaurant Association Foundation. ProStart® is a two-year culinary arts and hospitality management program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Over 127 public high schools in California use this curriculum reaching 9,000 students. 

CRAF enriches ProStart® programs by connecting schools with industry. They do this through field trips, guest speakers, mentoring, grants, competitions and scholarships. Many of the schools CRAF serves are under-resourced and are in disadvantaged communities.

75% of diners participate in order to try a new restaurant.

Terms & Conditions: Restaurants

To participate in SB Restaurant Week, the signup fee is $400, (register by November 30th and get $100 off your registration fee).

Once you have registered, you will be required to create a 3-course prix fixe dinner menu that you will serve throughout Restaurant Week Friday, February 21-Friday, March 6, 2020. Your dinner menu must be priced at $25, $35 or $45 (this does not include alcohol, tax or tip). You must complete your prix-fixe menu and send it to Emily Solomon, our Marketing Manager, at emily@sbrestaurantweeks.com by January 15, 2020. Menus must be in a PDF format.

Businesses with more than one restaurant (restaurant groups) will receive a $100 discount per registration fee. For information on the promo code, please contact leslee@sbrestaurantweeks.com.

91% of diners are likely to recommend their last Restaurant Week restaurant to a friend or family member.

This is a prime opportunity to increase your sales during the off season for restaurants, and potentially increase your customer loyalty by providing a new dining experience to loyal and new diners. We do not offer refunds to registered restaurants. For questions or concerns about SBRW, please don't hesitate to reach out to Leslee Garafalo at leslee@sbrestaurantweeks.com.

Terms & Conditions: Hotels

To participate in Santa Barbara Restaurant Week, the signup fee is $100.

Once you have registered, you will be required to establish a special room rate for out of town guests coming to Santa Barbara for Restaurant Week. The promotion will be available throughout Restaurant Week Friday, February 21-Friday, March 6, 2020. Please send your promotion and terms & conditions to Emily Solomon, our Marketing Manager, at emily@sbrestaurantweeks.com by January 15, 2020.

Terms & Conditions: Tasting Rooms

To participate in Santa Barbara Restaurant Week, the signup fee is $100.

Once you have registered, you will be required to create a special tasting menu that you will serve throughout Restaurant Week Friday, February 21-Friday, March 6, 2020. You must complete your menu and send it to Emily Solomon, our Marketing Manager, at emily@sbrestaurantweeks.com by January 15, 2020. Menus must be in a PDF format.