From prix fixe menus to special mixology, restaurants, like Sloane's Corner, go all our for DFW Restaurant Week. Photo by Ryan McAdams / DFW Restaurant Week.
Savory or sweet, the choice is yours at Rise during DFW Restaurant Week. (Photo by Ryan McAdams / DFW Restaurant Week.)
Anticipation for the annual foodie feeding frenzy is officially heating up in North Texas. Reservations open for DFW Restaurant Week today (Monday, July 11) with the list of participating Dallas and Fort Worth restaurants revealed and the multi-course menus ready to peruse online.
Of course, this popular restaurant event is no longer one week only — even if it’s still called DFW Restaurant Week. It has expanded into a full month of dining and prix fixe menus, all in support of a good cause.
DFW Restaurant Week officially kicks off its 25th anniversary edition August 8 through 14, with most of the participating restaurants extending the dining deals all the way through September 4. Many restaurants also offer takeout options too. There is even a head start on the foodie fun with a DFW Restaurant Week Preview Weekend running August 4 through August 7.
Today is Reservation Day, when the full restaurant lineup is revealed so you can plot out your plan of attack.
The opportunities are endless, with anniversary prix-fixe menu options (three course dinners costing $39 or $49, or two-course lunches from $24) for restaurants in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties. There are much-anticipated new weekend brunch offerings (two course brunches for $29) and even a few Signature Experience dinners, new exclusive VIP dining events (which include signature cocktails, chef’s tables, or added courses for $99).
The full list of participating restaurants and their offerings can be found here.
The foodie event of the summer is celebrating a big anniversary milestone this year. With 25 years under its belt, benefitting its longtime charity partners ― North Texas Food Bank in Dallas and Lena Pope in Fort Worth.
Over the past 25 years, DFW Restaurant Week has raised nearly $11 million, including a record-breaking $1 million in 2019 alone. Approximately 20 percent of the cost of each meal will be donated to North Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area or Lena Pope in the Tarrant area.
“We are so thankful to have been the Tarrant County beneficiary of DFW Restaurant Week for 24 of the 25 years it has been held,” Lena Pope CEO Ashley Elgin says in a statement. “As one of our largest annual fundraisers, DFW Restaurant Week is extremely important to our organization.
“The more people dine out, the more funds are raised, and the more we can help local children struggling with mental health. We hope our Tarrant area residents recognize this huge impact, and dine out charitably throughout its run.”
Diners have enjoyed fabulous lunches and dinner for the past 25 years. In fact, DFW Restaurant Week is the nation’s second-longest-running restaurant week campaign.
“Over the past 25 years, DFW Restaurant Week has successfully raised nearly $11 million in charitable donations directly benefiting our community,” North Texas Food Bank president and CEO Trisha Cunningham says. “Diners can help celebrate this summer’s landmark anniversary knowing that each meal purchased in the greater Dallas area in turn helps NTFB to provide up to 147 meals for neighbors in need.”
DFW Restaurant Week dining reservations can be made via OpenTable or directly with the restaurants. Be sure to mention DFW Restaurant Week and request the campaign menu to ensure that the charities receive their special donation. You can find out more delicious 25th anniversary details at DFWRestaurantWeek.com.