With over a year now of varying regulations for restaurant operations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, restaurants have endured extreme financial and emotional losses. The National Restaurant Association reports, nationwide 110,000 restaurants have closed during the pandemic—that is one out of every six restaurants. At the height of the pandemic’s impact on jobs last spring, California restaurants lost between 900,000 to 1 million jobs—that is out of a total of 1.4 million restaurant workers in the state. Once outdoor dining was permitted and restaurants reopened at limited indoor capacity, some of those jobs came back but the numbers went back down in December of 2020 when the stay-at-home order was reinstated and outdoor and indoor dining closed once again. In the month of January 2021, the hospitality industry lost another 70,000 jobs.

To support the San Diego restaurant industry as they make progress back towards a full reopening, the California Restaurant Association will host its first-ever April foodie adventure. San Diego Restaurant Week bundles the yields of Spring into an eight-day edible extravaganza designed to bring new life to the restaurant community from April 11–18 and features over 80 restaurants offering variations of prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at affordable prices.

This delicious week is the perfect opportunity to explore the trending food scene of the Spring 2021 season, the return to the thriving culinary scene of San Diego, and to show support for local restaurant owners who have traversed an exceptional year of challenges. Both veteran favorites and newly established eateries that have carved out their places in San Diego’s culinary bedrock will participate in this foodie favorited week operating under the most current guidelines from public officials.

San Diego Restaurant Week April 11–18, 2021
San Diego Restaurant Week April 11–18, 2021

San Diego Restaurant Week encourages “Restaurant Week Your Way” by creating dynamic meal options and flexibility for the diner. Create your perfect palate with personalized menu options from your favorite participating San Diego eateries. Choose between combinations of entrée, appetizer, drink, and dessert to create your own customized, one-of-a-kind SDRW experience.

Don’t just eat and drink like any other week—indulge until your blooming heart and appetite are content with everything San Diego has to offer. It’s YOUR time to dine!

Tickets are not necessary for this delectable week of discounted dining but reservations are recommended. Visit SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com for more information.

Secrets of SD Restaurant Week Revealed

Find New Places

There are many new restaurants joining San Diego Restaurant Week. Take a tour of the website and find a new place you’ll love! Be prepared and ready to go for your culinary excursion by looking at posted menus online and choosing what you’ll order ahead of time. Restaurants sprouting with innovation will showcase their menus through traditional in-house dining, expanded outdoor spaces as well as takeout accommodations.

Treat Yourself to a SDRW Lunch!

Many of our restaurants offer delicious lunch options that will take your day from ordinary to extraordinary. With prices ranging from $10, $15, $20, to $25 this is a can’t miss opportunity to try somewhere new and have some mid work day fun!

Dine During the Week

Beat the dinner wait and score a table early in the week. Restaurants are less crowded and you’re more likely to snag one of the better tables! With prices ranging from $20, $30, $40, $50, to $60 you’ll want to grab your seat fast!

Book Early!

Many restaurants reservations fill up fast! Don’t miss your chance to go the restaurant you’ve been eyeing. Guarantee you’ll get to dine where and when you want by booking in advance. Visit the website to make your reservation now.

Restaurant Week Your Way

San Diego Restaurant Week encourages “Restaurant Week Your Way” by creating dynamic meal options and flexibility for the diner! Create your perfect palate with personalized menu options from your favorite participating San Diego eateries! Choose between your combinations of Entrée, Appetizer, Drink, and/or Dessert to create your own customized, one-of-a-kind Restaurant Week experience.

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