Get out to downtown Ann Arbor to try new foods as a family, take advantage of special deals or have a date night at one of your favorite Tree Town eateries during the annual winter Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, running Jan. 12-17, 2020.
Some 50 local restaurants are participating in this year’s event, including Blue Nile, Jolly Pumpkin, Bigalora, The Chop House, Zola Bistro, Black Pearl and more.
The beauty of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week? The fixed prices! Lunch menus are $18, and three-course dinner menus are $28 or $38 – plus many of the participating restaurants are offering 2-for-1 deals, with vegetarian and vegan options available, too. Please note: These prices do NOT include beverages, tax or gratuity.
Whether your kids love the wood-fired pizza at Bigalora, the kids-menu steak or mac and cheese at Grizzly Peak or the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies on the kids’ dessert menu at Blue Tractor, there are plenty of kid-friendly places participating. Just be sure to check the menus in advance if you’ve got a picky eater.
Not only will your family have full bellies, but consciences can rest easy knowing select participating restaurants will donate a portion of their sales on select menu items to the nonprofit Food Gatherers, a Washtenaw County food bank and food rescue program. Look for the Food Gatherers logo on the event’s restaurant directory to find out if it’s donating.
Restaurant Week is not a ticketed event, so all you need to do is make reservations at the restaurant of your choice.
Reservations during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week aren’t required but it’s strongly encouraged, as this is a busy week! Times vary based on the participating restaurant. You can browse the specially selected menus online on Ann Arbor Restaurant Week’s website.
Can’t attend this month’s event? There’s another Ann Arbor Restaurant Week coming up in June.
This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.