ANN ARBOR, MI — If you are looking for a deal on your favorite cuisine, dining in Ann Arbor for Restaurant week is your chance.
More than 50 restaurants are offering deals from Sunday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 17, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Ann Arbor’s Main Street Association organizes Restaurant Week in January and June every year.
Restaurants offer $18 lunches with a menu featuring one to three courses. Many will also offer two-for-one deals.
Dinner will cost $28 for a three-course menu with some restaurants offering two-for-one deals, or $38 for a chef’s choice meal, which allows the chef freedom to make up a dish.
Organizers are also offering prizes for social posts. Post a photo of your restaurant week dish and tag #annarborrestaurantweek on Instagram or Facebook to be in a daily drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Two winners will be chosen per day.
How it works
First, choose a restaurant.
This is a popular time for customers to try different restaurants and seats fill up quickly. Be sure to call and reserve ahead of time. No tickets are needed.
The full list of participating restaurants with their menus, prices and contact information is available online at AnnArborRestaurantWeek.com.
Restaurant Week’s specials do not typically include beverages or gratuity, unless otherwise noted.
Restaurants will continue to offer their full menus during the week if you’re not interested in the specials.
Where to park
Many of the restaurants are in downtown Ann Arbor, where street parking is free after 6 p.m. and all public parking is free on Sundays. The Downtown Development Authority also provides a map of public parking locations and information on fees:
Where to eat
For a feel of what to expect, here’s a look at some of the dishes offered during last year’s January Restaurant Week. These same dishes may not be offered this year.
Discounts, freebies and more
Restaurant Week has grown to offer more than a discount on a meal. It means discounts and giveaways at nearby retail shops as well.
Mention “Restaurant Week” at the register and get up to 20% off your purchase at various stores, including Real Irish – Gifts & Travel, Roeda Studio, Ten Thousand Villages, Go Blow, Abracadabra, which will offer a giveaway, Blom Meadworks, The Bo Store, Underground Printing and Cherry Republic, which will have free wine tasting.
Beyond eating and shopping, take an architectural tour, watch a musical performance, check out galleries or get a taste of some of Ann Arbor’s favorite desserts. See the full list of activities here.
Source: Thanks https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/01/a-guide-to-ann-arbor-restaurant-week.html