A record 47 locally-owned restaurants will be participating in the 15th annual Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks, which gets underways Monday.
The two-week promotion organized by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse runs from Feb. 18 to Mar. 3 and will feature lunch and dinner options, including offerings from 12 new restaurants.
37 restaurants will serve three-course dinners for $30 or less, while 27 restaurants will serve three-course lunches for $10 or less. The $30 dinner price is $5 higher than in previous years.
There are 8 new options for lunch and 7 new locations for dinner.
For the full restaurant list and information about menu options click here.
Four downtown Syracuse hotels, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Jefferson Clinton, Courtyard by Marriott at Armory Square and the Residence Inn by Marriott at Armory Square are also offering a $25 discount off room rates when guests show a receipt from a participating restaurant.
The Food Bank of Central New York is also partnering with the Downtown Committee. Diners may ask for a gift envelope at their Dining Weeks restaurant(s) of choice, in which they may mail a donation to the Food Bank once they get home.
In addition, four downtown parking facilities will collect non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.
In return for their donations, patrons will be able to park at the Atrium Garage, Clinton Street Garage, the surface lot at Fayette and Walton Streets, and the surface lot at Fayette and Clinton Streets for $5 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays during Downtown Dining Weeks. Parking is normally $8-10 during this time.
Guests can win gift cards throughout Dining Weeks by participating in the “Spot the Chef’s Hat and Win!” contest. Chef’s hats will be placed in the dining areas of participating restaurants. Taking a photo and emailing where they found the hat to firstname.lastname@example.org can put guests in the running for drawings that will be happening throughout the week.