Thursday, January 12, 2017

San Jose Launches Restaurant Week: January 16-26

San Jose is participating in a statewide Restaurant Week that also includes various other cities in the Bay Area (SF, Berkeley, Oakland, etc.). The event features fixed-price dinners and other specials at participating eateries. The event launches next Monday and runs for a week and a half.

Below is a list of 25 San Jose restaurants that will be part of the event this year, an all-time high. All of the restaurants happen to be Downtown, which is very convenient if you want to go all out and do a food crawl.

  • 55 South
  • The Blue Chip - $10 cheesteak, chips, and soda combo
  • Cafe Stritch
  • Cafe Too!
  • Curry Pundits
  • Deluxe - 20% of all food items from Sunday to Thursday
  • Fountain - $40 three-course prix fixe lunch
  • The Farmers Union - $30 three-course prix fixe dinner
  • The Grill on the Alley - $45 prix fixe lunch, $70 prix fixe steak dinner
  • Habana Cuba - $35 tasting menu 
  • Hawaiian Poke Bowl - $30 dinner for two
  • Il Fornaio - $40 three-course prix fixe dinner
  • La Lune Sucree
  • La Pastaia
  • Loft Bar and Bistro - $30 three-course prix fixe dinner
  • Mezcal Restaurant - 15% off entire bill
  • Mosaic
  • Nomikai - 20% off pizzas (mention DTSJ Restaurant Week)
  • Olla Cocina - $30 three-course dinner, Tequila or Mezcal pairing for $20
  • Our House - $45 three-course prix fixe dinner
  • Pizza Bocca Lupo - 20% off when you mention Restaurant Week
  • Rookie's Sports Lodge
  • Scott's Seafood - $40 three-course prix fixe dinner
  • Takai - $23 two-course prix fixe menu
  • Treatbot - one free topping or waffle cone with purchase

For more info, head over here. Press release below.

Program Part of Statewide California Restaurant Month Promoting California’s Culinary Experiences

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2017) – More than 25 San Jose restaurants will celebrate San Jose Restaurant Week from Jan. 16 – 26, announced Karolyn Kirchgesler, Team San Jose CEO.

“San Jose’s Restaurant Week is a great opportunity for visitors to sample the 250 dining and night life options in San Jose,” Kirchgesler noted. “This years participating restaurants are an excellent representation of San Jose’s diverse culture and innovative approach to food.”

San Jose’s Restaurant Week is a mixture of Silicon Valley meets Valley of the Heart’s delight. Visitors will experience special deals and foods including: discounts, pre-fixed menus, chef’s tables, wine pairings and more. For more information and the complete list of participating restaurants, visit and follow Visit San Jose on social media.

San Jose Restaurant Week is part of California Restaurant Month, designated by Visit California. During its past 6 iterations, more than 50 destination partners have participated and contributed to its success. From the southernmost coastal beach towns to the High Sierras up north, dozens of destinations are hosting restaurant weeks and special events, shining a light on the many talented people and places in each region.

“This year, we’re broadening the program to promote all things culinary across the Golden State, from farmers’ markets and chef tastings to progressive dinners and winemaker specials. Our restaurants are the gateway to California’s abundance of culinary experiences -- now it’s time to peel back the layers to let our visitors experience the talent behind the scenes, from farmers and producers to chefs and winemakers,” said Caroline Beteta, Visit California President & CEO.

In 2015, travelers in California spent $32.3 billion on food and beverages, consisting of 29 percent of all visitor spending (Source: Dean Runyan Associates), Beteta said. Nearly 38 million domestic visitors participated in fine dining throughout the state. For more information about California Restaurant Month, visit

About Team San Jose
Team San Jose (TSJ) is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, arts, labor and venues to deliver an exceptional visitor experience. TSJ manages the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, California Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, City National Civic, Montgomery Theater, Parkside Hall and South Hall. For more information, visit

About Visit California
Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, travel and tourism expenditures totaled $117.5 billion in 2014 in California, supporting jobs for 1,013,000 Californians and generating $9.3 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor's Guide, go to
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