Participate in restaurant week

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Why should you participate in restaurant week?

Beyond the fact that Santa Barbara is home to 450 restaurants and growing, it's a no brainer that this city is a place 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.

SBRW gives back to restaurants after the thomas fire

After experiencing these devastating fires, Santa Barbara Restaurant Week would like to give back to the community. We've decided to partner with California Restaurant Association Foundation, who has created a program Restaurants Care a generous opportunity for all restaurants, who have been affected by the Thomas Fire to apply for a grant ranging from $200-$1,000. For all restaurants that register by February 6, 2018, 50% of proceeds will be given to Restaurants Care™.

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

Benefits You'll Receive

When you decide to participate in the first ever SB Restaurant Week, you'll receive the following benefits.

  1. Social media coverage of your restaurant on the SB Restaurant Week Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
  2. A placement of your restaurant's logo, restaurant name, address and contact information on the Participating Restaurants Directory on our website.
  3. A link to your prix-fixe menu.
  4. A link for customers to be able to make reservations at your restaurant during SB Restaurant Week.
  5. Save-the-Date cards at your restaurant to promote SB Restaurant Week.
91% of diners are likely to recommend their last Restaurant Week restaurant to a friend or family member

Requirements for SB Restaurant Week

To participate in SB Restaurant Week, the signup fee is $300 before November 1, 2017. After November 1, the registration fee will increase to $400.

If you would like to be a featured restaurant and be placed at the top of our Participating Restaurants Directory, you are welcome to pay an additional $100 for that spot.

Once you have registered, you will be required to create a 3-course prix-fixe menu that you will serve throughout Restaurant Week (Friday, February 22-Sunday, March 3, 2019. Your prix-fixe menu can be priced at $25, $35 or $45 to the customer (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 by February 10, 2018. 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

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

We believe 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 current 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

53% of diners participate more than once per event

For more information on terms and conditions for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week, please click here.