What's restaurant week?

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It All Started in New York Back in 1992....

The brainchild of Restaurant Week was first started by Tim Zagat and Joe Baum in NYC. Initially, they were only offering it as a lunch option during the National Democratic Convention. It was such a success in the first year that it became a 4-week foodie phenomenon. Today, there are Restaurant Weeks all around the world. Having over 450 restaurants in Santa Barbara, we found no other reason not to bring this opportunity to our beautiful city. 

How does Restaurant Week Work?

Restaurant Week usually lasts a week, where restaurants offer a prix-fixe menu at a reduced price for lunch and dinner. Restaurants in Santa Barbara will offer a 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner menu that you will be able to enjoy for less than their usual price per plate. You'll get to feast at restaurants you have been dreaming of eating at, but haven't had the chance to due to time, finances or because you've secretly wanted an excuse to eat like a king all week long. Restaurant menus will be priced at $25 for lunch and $40 for dinner, making SB Restaurant Week accessible to all that desire a foodie experience like no other.

Restaurant Week will run Friday, February 22 -  Sunday, March 3, 2019. If you want your restaurant to be a part of this exciting food event, please click here. 

If you want to plan your week of dining and you're curious to see what other restaurants will be offering, check out their prix-fixe menus starting in January on this page. Drink sales, tax and tip are not included in Restaurant Week deals. 

Go Wine Tasting

A great meal is nothing without an exceptional wine pairing. If you're coming to Santa Barbara for the first time or returning for SB Restaurant Week, you can also taste wine to your heart's desire. During Restaurant Week, tasting rooms will be offering special tasting experiences. Plan your trip to wine country and see what each tasting room will be offering by clicking here.

Stay in Santa Barbara

In conjunction with SB Restaurant Week, hotels will be offering hard to beat prices on room rates, so you can enjoy Restaurant Week to its fullest whether you're visiting or you're looking for a staycation. Start planning your ultimate vacation to Santa Barbara here.