Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Winter 2019
My family loves Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. We take the opportunity to try new restaurants and return to some of our favorites. The Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Winter 2019 begins on Sunday, January 13 and runs through Friday, January 18.
Over the years, Restaurant Week has grown in popularity in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor Restaurant Week started with restaurants in the Main Street Area Association. After gaining popularity, it has expanded beyond the Main Street Area. Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Winter 2019 includes restaurants throughout Ann Arbor.
How Restaurant Week Works
During Restaurant Week participating restaurants offer $15 lunches and $28 dinners. Lunch is typically two courses while dinner is typically 3 courses. Some of the less expensive restaurants offer 2 for 1 pricing (i.e. 2/$15 at lunch and 2/$28 at dinner). If you have an odd number, some 2 for 1 restaurants will allow you to do lunch for $7.50 and $14. Others require an even number for participation. Of course this always causes issues for my family of 3 – especially now that my daughter has outgrown kids menus – by taste and at 13 by age.
The list of participating Restaurants is available online. The website includes menus for each restaurant. They also include hours and participating days. Some restaurants exclude Sunday lunch or are closed on Mondays. I suggest making reservations in advance when possible as Restaurant Week tends to be crowded. Some restaurants have expanded reservation options during Restaurant Week.
I do suggest checking the menus if you have food allergies. Not all restaurants will be able to accommodate them on the Restaurant Week menu. You will still be able to order from the regular menu, but won’t get the restaurant week pricing.
Upcoming Sponsored Events
New for Restaurant Week 2018
For Ann Arbor’s Winter 2019 Restaurant Week, there is an emphasis on local ingredients. Several restaurants will be featuring fresh produce and other ingredients from local farms. Yes, there is some fresh produce available in January. Restaurants featuring local ingredients are:
- Black Pearl
- Grange Kitchen & Bar
- Guy Hollerin’s
- Jolly Pumpkin
- Miss Kim
- Pacific Rim
- Real Seafood Company
- Sava’s Restaurant
- Silvio’s Organic Pizza
- The Standard Bistro and Larder
With a constantly evolving restaurant scene, there are several new restaurants participating in Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. New restaurants include dessous, Jim Brady’s, The Standard Bistro, and possibly more.
Past Restaurant Week Experiences
Over the years we have dined at many of the Restaurant Week restaurants – both for Restaurant Week and other times. Check out our reviews of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week:
Our Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Winter 2019 Plans
In the coming days we’ll be checking out menus and making plans. We usually try to find one new restaurant and one returning favorite. However, our schedule is pretty busy this year. I’m not sure we’ll be able to make 2 meals.