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Seattle Restaurant Week returns for dinner, lunch deals
For the eighth straight year, many of Seattle’s finest restaurants and a number in the King County suburbs offer some delicious deals on special prix fixe dinners Monday through Thursday and then again April 17-21.
And nearly half of the 165 participating culinary destinations throughout the Puget Sound extend the prix fixe discounts to lunch, too.
A three-course dinner is $30. Those restaurants offering the two-course lunch option will charge just $15. Both prices make pairing a meal with a regional wine quite easy.
Geographically, those involved in Seattle Restaurant Week range from Salt & Iron in Edmonds to the north, Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie to the east and Salty’s at Redondo Beach to the south. Participating restaurants with a history of strong support for the Washington wine industry include:
- Anthony’s Pier 66 in Seattle and HomePort in Kirkland
- AQUA by El Gaucho in Seattle
- Barking Frog in Woodinville
- Dahlia Lounge in Seattle
- El Gaucho in Seattle
- Icon Grill in Seattle
- Purple Café & Wine Bar in Bellevue, Seattle and Woodinville
- Ray’s Boathouse in Ballard
- RN74 in Seattle,
- Salish Lodge overlooking Snoqualmie Falls
- Salty’s at Alki and Redondo beaches
- Steelhead Diner in Seattle
- Tilth in Wallingford
- The Commons in Woodinville
- Wild Ginger in both Seattle and The Bravern in Bellevue
There are 14 participating restaurants that offer vegan items.
Seattle Restaurant Week features prix fixe menus
Each day, visitors to the promotion’s website can enter for a shot at one of the $50 gift certificates given away daily that are good at one of the Seattle Restaurant Week participants. Follow the promotion on Twitter at @SeattleRW and Facebook.
Visit the SeattleRestaurantWeek site and click on each restaurant to see what the prix fixe options are. The popularity of this 10-day promotion should prompt patrons to seek reservations, and many are available via site’s link to OpenTable.com.
Seattle Restaurant Week was developed in 2009 by the Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, a nonprofit group founded by entrepreneurial chefs Maria Hines (Tilth and Golden Beetle), Ethan Stowell and Jason Wilson (formerly of acclaimed Crush and now at Miller’s Guild.) A year later, then-Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn issued an official proclamation of Seattle Restaurant Weeks.
The promotion, which spans most of the middle two weeks in April, is presented by The Seattle Times and Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card. Sponsors also include reservation service OpenTable, Visit Seattle, Charlie’s Produce, Pacific Seafood, restaurant supplier Bargreen Ellingson, iHeart radio’s 95.7 FM The Jet and Movin 92.5 FM.
If neither business nor pleasure don’t have you in King County during the next two weeks, Seattle Restaurant Week returns for another 10-day split engagement during the latter half of October.