It is usually done twice a year early autumn and spring. This year is the 30th anniversary of the restaurant week festival having started in 1992. This is done at a time where when business is slow and there are a small number of customers buying food, which was used as a marketing strategy to increase the number of customers coming in.

Restaurant week to the world

Thirty years ago it all started with one restaurant as just a strategy to increase customers then it grew one year after another as an annual event that customers looked forward to with anticipation. As it grew in popularity more restaurants got involved and it got bigger, transforming from being a local event to becoming a global festival.

When is the Restaurant Week? 

The restaurant week festival is hosted twice a year in New York City, there is a winter and summer edition of the festival. The winter edition of restaurant week was held from the 18th of January till the 13th of February in New York City and the summer restaurant week will run from the 18th of July till the 21st of august.

In Chicago restaurant week ran from the 25th of March to the 10th of April, it ran for 17 days. Though in Chicago it is held once a year so if you couldn’t make it this year ask sure you make your reservation early for the 2023 edition of the event.

Another city that has restaurant week is Las Vegas running from the 6th of June 2022 the end date varies for different restaurants, with most ending it on the 17th of June and others opting to extend it till the 24th of June. In the Los Angeles County, it ran from the 1st of April till the 15th of April and again on the 19th to the 28th of August 2022. 

  Top restaurants to look for

Here are the best restaurant to look for while you are in New York for the summer edition of the restaurant week and a winter deals to give you an idea of what to expect in terms of prices and meals.

· The Bar Room is a restaurant at the modern that served steak and crispy potatoes or roasted chicken, and cabbage for lunch for $39. For dinner, they served oysters and the duck with radicchio for dinner which includes dessert for $59.

· Tsion cafe is an African restaurant with mainly Ethiopian dishes that cater to everyone, having vegan dishes, vegetarian, and people who enjoy meat. It caters to everyone, good for people who have diverse beliefs about food. Their dinner was $59 for chicken sambusa, doro tips with jollof rice, and dessert was halva

· The Fulton, serves sea food here is their winter restaurant week meal for $39 for lunch and $59 for the dinner. For lunch, they served the long island fluke and fish tacos and dinner was crispy calamari herb salad, roasted hake with cauliflower puree and broccoli, and Fulton cookie for dessert 

These are a few of many to look out for in New York City, they are a variety of options in New York City for restaurant week 2022 for $100 you can get yourself both lunch and dinner including dessert at one of these restaurants.

Other restaurants to check out in America

Another seafood restaurant is sugar fish based in Los Angeles California with an affordable lunch and dinner for $35 with a three-course meal of:

·         Salmon sashimi as a starter 

·         Albacore, salmon, yellowtail scallop sushi for the main course

·          Crap hand oil for the finish

In Las Vegas Nevada there is a restaurant called Ferraros, it costs $80 for one person to serve a three-course meal, and it’s only for dinner but it will be worth the price. In Illinois Chicago there are several restaurants to experience for 55 dollars per person:

·         Boka at Lincoln Park 

·         Aba at the west loop

·         BLVD Steakhouse at Fulton market

·         Selpia at Fulton market


For thirty years New York City was the home of restaurant week and its popularity spread throughout the whole country with 51 states hosting the event every twice a week proves how successful this tradition has been it has been. If you missed the first event of the year make sure you attend the second one you will not regret it.