Be a part of santa barbara
 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.

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

Benefits You'll Receive

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

  • Social media coverage of your restaurant on the SB Restaurant Week Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

  • A link to your restaurant’s website.

  • A link to your prix-fixe menu.

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

  • 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.

We Support Culinary Talent of the Future

This year, we are donating 50% of restaurant registration 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.

Requirements for SB Restaurant Week

To participate in SB Restaurant Week, the signup fee is $400, (register before November 19th and get $100 off your registration fee). If you would like to be a featured restaurant and be placed on our homepage, you are welcome to pay an additional $100 for that spot.

Once you have registered, you will be required to create a 2-course prix fixe lunch menu and or a 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu that you will serve throughout Restaurant Week Friday, February 22-Sunday, March 3, 2019. Your lunch menu must be priced at $25 and your dinner menu must be priced at $40 (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 January 15, 2019. 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 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

53% of diners participate more than once per event.