What is Restaurant Week?

Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows for one incredibly low fixed price. $15 for lunch and $28 for a three course dinner with many restaurants offering 2 for 1 pricing!

Do I Need a Ticket?

Restaurant Week is not a ticketed event, you simply need to make reservations at the restaurants you would like to visit. Most restaurants do take reservations during Restaurant Week however there are some that do not, call ahead to check.

When is Restaurant Week?

Restaurant Week happens 2 times each year, January and June. The 2018 dates are January 14 – 19 and June 10 – 15.

Pricing Questions

How much did you say it will cost to dine out during Restaurant Week?

Lunch is a fixed $15 menu with many restaurants offering two for one pricing. Dinner is a $28 prix fare, three course menu, with many restaurants offering two for one pricing.

Are there any additional costs I should be aware of when dining out during Restaurant Week?

Please keep in mind that beverage, tax and gratuity are not included in the special pricing. There may be some restaurants that do offer a beverage, consult individual menus for specifics. Gratuity, however, is never included and the wait staff work very hard this week. Please tip generously, it’s good karma!

How do I know which restaurants will be offering two for one pricing?

Check the list of participating restaurants, and select the 2 for 1 filter. Menus on each restaurant page will also indicate the pricing.

Other Details

Why do restaurants participate in Restaurant Week?

Restaurant Week offers restaurants the opportunity to introduce the community and visitors to what they do best at a price that will encourage dining out. Restaurants will be showing you their best, they want you to come back!

Do I need to make reservations?

Strongly recommended. Tables fill up fast during this special week. Make reservations to avoid disappointment.

Where do I make reservations?

Reservations are made at each individual restaurant. Click on the restaurant listings on this site for a direct link to each participating restaurant.

What if only some in my party are interested in the special Restaurant Week menu?

All of the restaurants will also have their full menu available. Picky eaters not to worry!

Is the lunch menu available on Sunday at restaurants that offer dinner only on Sunday?

Restaurants serving dinner only on Sunday will have only the Restaurant Week dinner menu available on Sunday, lunch will not be served. Some restaurants have this noted on their menu page however it is advised to check the restaurant of your choice for specifics on Sunday service.

Are there any hotel specials in Ann Arbor during Restaurant Week?

Yes, we have two hotel specials:

The Kensington Hotel, 3500 S. State Street, is offering a special rate during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

Reservations

The Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, 925 Victors Way, is offering a Dinner on Us package.

Details and reservations

What does it mean when I see the Taste the Local Difference logo on a restaurant tile?

Restaurants featuring the Taste the Local Difference® logo worked to source locally grown Michigan produce and foods on their Restaurant Week menu. Chefs from these restaurants participated in a pop up farmers market and ordered a minimum of $500 in products from local farmers.

Taste the Local Difference® is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They are proponents of the Michigan Good Food Charter and are signatories to their resolution seeking to have 20% of all food sold in Michigan come from Michigan farms and food businesses by 2020.  TLD helps food businesses and the communities they serve benefit from the economic value of local food, while ensuring that fresh, healthy, local food is available to all consumers.

Taste the Local Difference is excited to partner with Ann Arbor Restaurant Week this year to add more local food to your menus. 

Did You Know?

Midwest Living Magazine ranked Ann Arbor one of the five best towns to eat in across the Midwest.