What is Downtown Springfield Restaurant Week?
Get ready for 8 days of dining delight in Downtown Springfield! Thirteen establishments will offer prix fixe meals during lunch and dinner. Lunch offers are priced at $10 and dinners are $20 or $35 (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).
It’s a great time to grab your friends and family and check out a new spot, or perhaps tantalize your taste buds with something new from an old favorite.
Restaurant Week Code of Conduct
1. Reservations are Highly Recommended
Restaurants will be busy during Downtown Restaurant Week, so we recommend making reservations, especially for dinner. Please cheerfully endure any wait times you might experience at lunch, as the wait staff will do their best to serve you in a timely fashion and your stomach will ultimately be very satisfied! Restaurant Week is dine-in only and prices do not include tax or gratuity.
2. Please Tip and Give Thanks
Menus for Restaurant Week are at an affordable fixed price of $10 for lunch and either $20 or $35 for a three, four or in one case, a six course dinner. Diners will receive high end meal courses at a fraction of the cost. Please keep this in mind and tip your servers at least 20%. Remember these are our friends and neighbors so please be kind to them.
3. Buy a Cocktail, a Beer or Even a bottle of Wine
While it is not a requirement to purchase additional items, adding onto an already affordable meal is highly appreciated by the restaurants who are going above and beyond to create a special menu specifically for Restaurant Week. Buy a bottle of wine to pair with your meal, add a dessert cocktail to cap off your night and don’t forget to invite your friends to enjoy Restaurant Week with you.
4. Check Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Just like January’s Burger Week, February’s Downtown Restaurant Week is going to blow up social media in Springfield! Be a part of it by checking Instagram, Facebook and Twitter #217foodweek. Don’t forget to tag #217foodweek and #CUDWNTN on your posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be a part of the event. For links to restaurants’ social media, go to the “restaurants” page and click on each restaurant photo.
5. Travel with Your 217foodweek Passport and Win!
Turn Restaurant Week into a culinary tour for your taste buds. Eat at three or more participating restaurants, get your passport stamped and turn it in for your chance to win our Restaurant Week Grand Prize Package. Submit your passport to any participating restaurant or Illinois Times by 5pm on Monday, March 6th.
*Must be 18 to participate. Winner chosen at random. Our prize patrol is busy gathering goodies so you can #WinStuff. Check back later for more details.