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Second Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week | Aug 23-29

Celebrate the Taste of Summer

Indulege Your Palete

Don’t miss out on the Second Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week brought to you by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.  Indulge your palate during this weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city.  Twenty-nine participating 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 23-Sunday, August 29.

Among the mix of participating restaurants you will find a sampling of cuisines from around the world—choose from Lebanese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, or 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 global.”   Zalcberg says, “The Mint is proud to be a part of downtown Raleigh’s growth and is looking forward to participating in Restaurant Week again this year to showcase our spectacular food, service, and ambiance.”

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 are excited to offer the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week for the second year in a row.  Last year’s event was a huge success.  The promotion encourages residents and visitors to sample the great variety of restaurants in downtown.”

Restaurants will offer prix fixe specials the week of Monday, August 23-Sunday, August 29 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 more than half of the venues through OpenTable. These reservation links are available on the Restaurant Week website, Menus will be posted as they are submitted by participating venues and are subject to change upon product availability. Starting Monday, August 23, 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.  “We knew that with the variety of restaurants in downtown that this would be a huge draw,” says Diaz.  “It’s a great event for everyone.  Restaurants benefit from an increase in customers and diners get to take advantage of these great deals.  The Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is a perfect opportunity to dine downtown and spend an evening in the center city.”  For more information, visit
Participating Restaurants, $20 or $30 per person depending on the venue (visit for prices)

  • 18 Seaboard
  • Globe
  • Red Room
  • 42nd Street Oyster Bar
  • Gravy
  • Second Empire
  • 518 West Italian Cafe
  • Humble Pie
  • Sitti
  • The Big Easy
  • The Irregardless Cafe
  • Solas
  • Bogart’s American Grill
  • Jibarra
  • Sono
  • buku
  • La Volta Italiano
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse
  • Caffé Luna
  • The Mint
  • Sushi Blues Cafe
  • Dos TaQuitos Centro
  • Mo’s Diner
  • Tasca Brava
  • The Duck and Dumpling
  • Poole’s Diner
  • Zely and Ritz
  • Five Star
  • Posta Tuscan Grille

Special Thanks To:

Gold Level Sponsor: Pepsi; Silver Sponsor:  United Restaurant Equipment Company; Media Sponsors:  Curtis Media Group, Downtowner Magazine, The Independent Weekly , News 14 Carolina, News & Observer, OpenTable, Triangle Arts and Entertainment, Yelp

About the Downtown Raleigh Alliance:

The Alliance is the official nonprofit organization designated to manage and promote downtown as a regional center of commerce, tourism, and livability. Through its dedicated Board of Directors and professional staff, the Alliance team provides a comprehensive array of programs designed to build on the strengths of the downtown business district. The programs are categorized into five main areas: Clean & Safe Ambassadors, Marketing & Events, Economic Development, City Plaza Management, and Advocacy. The Alliance was created in 1996 by a coalition of community advocates, corporate leaders, and government officials. Our website is

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