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A Weeklong Dining Extravaganza – Aug 24 – 30

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week—a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city.  Select restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for $20 or $30, depending on the venue.  Savor the delectable dishes prepared by some of downtown Raleigh’s finest dining establishments from Monday, August 24-Sunday, August 30.

Indulge Your Palate

Indulge Your Palate

Featuring cuisines from around the world, you can sample Lebanese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and American dishes, just to name a few.  Whatever your preference, the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is sure to deliver multi-course meals that satisfy your cravings.  Cara Zalcberg, Managing Partner of The Mint and Restaurant Week participant, describes their cuisine as “contemporary southern with an international flair.”   Zalcberg says, “Restaurant Week is a fantastic way for us to share our new concept of affordable fine dining with local Raleigh residents.  We are able to showcase our incredible value to those that have never experienced our exceptional service and quality.”

Savory and sweet, the three-course dinners offer patrons the chance to indulge in an exceptionally fulfilling dining experience. President and CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, David Diaz, says, “We’re excited to bring the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week to residents, patrons, and visitors alike.  This promotion extends diners a unique opportunity to eat at some of downtown’s most reputable restaurants at very affordable prices.”

Restaurants will offer prix fixe specials the week of Monday, August 24-Sunday, August 30 during their normal dinner hours.  Although no tickets are required, reservations are strongly recommended (when applicable).  For your convenience, online reservations can be made at almost half of the venues through OpenTable. These reservation links are available on the Restaurant Week website, Menus will also be posted as they are submitted by participating venues.  It is important to note that menus are subject to change upon product availability.  Starting Monday, August 24, look for Restaurant Week flags at participating venues.  To access more information from your mobile device, visit

Due to the mass appeal, restaurant weeks have become a growing trend nationwide.  “Cities across the country have successfully launched similar promotions and we look forward to that same success,” says Diaz.  “This is an event where everyone wins, because restaurants see new business and consumers benefit from great deals.  Whether you’re visiting an old favorite or trying some place new—restaurant week is a time to celebrate the downtown Raleigh dining scene.”

Participating Restaurants (as of July 23, 2009):

  • 18 Seaboard ($20)
  • Globe ($30)
  • Second Empire ($30)
  • 42nd Street Oyster Bar ($30)
  • Humble Pie ($20 o$30)
  • Sitti ($30)
  • 518 West Italian Cafe ($20)
  • The Irregardless Cafe ($20)
  • Solas ($30)
  • The Big Easy ($20)
  • Jibarra ($20 or $30)
  • Sono ($30)
  • Bogart’s American Grill ($20)
  • The Mint ($30)
  • Sullivan’s (30)
  • Caffé Luna  ($20)
  • Mo’s Diner ($30)
  • Tasca Brava ($30)
  • Dos TaQuitos Centro ($30)
  • Poole’s Diner ($30)
  • Wild Ginger ($20)
  • The Duck and Dumpling ($30)
  • Posta Tuscan Grille ($30)
  • Zely and Ritz ($30)
  • Fins ($30)
  • Red Room ($20)

Special Thanks To:
Gold Level Sponsors – Pepsi,; Silver Sponsor –  United Restaurant Equipment Company; Media Sponsors – News 14 Carolina, Curtis Media Group, The Independent Weekly, The Raleigh Downtowner Magazine, News & Observer, OpenTable, ZSpotlight


About the Downtown Raleigh Alliance:
The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is the leader and champion for a dynamic and vibrant downtown. We are the guiding force in shaping a healthy center that anchors the city and region.  Through our dedicated Board of Directors and staff, we are responsible for providing the following core services: Advocacy and Membership Support; Clean & Safe Ambassador Services; Economic Development; Marketing and Events; and Public Space Management.  DRA is a private not for profit corporation.  For additional information about DRA, please visit

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