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Everything you need to know about Denver Restaurant Week

More than 200 participating restaurants have specially priced, multi-course menus this week.

DENVER — Denver Restaurant Week is back for a 19th year with more than 200 participating restaurants.

The popular event – which runs from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 20 – aims to celebrate the Mile High City’s restaurant scene while encouraging the community to continue to support the hospitality industry.

Denver Restaurant Week features specially priced menus from restaurants across the Denver metro area. Participating restaurants will create a multi-course dinner based on one of the three available price points – $25, $35 or $45.

More than 200 restaurants have registered to participate in Denver Restaurant Week – including some that are participating for the very first time.

“Restaurants are a cornerstone of Denver’s hospitality and tourism industry and a vital part of our community,” said Visit Denver President and CEO Richard Scharf. “Denver Restaurant Week was originally designed to showcase Denver’s culinary offerings and award-winning restaurant scene; and since the onset of the pandemic, we have and will continue to use it as a platform to support these businesses through the challenges they are facing and ensure they are here well into the future.”

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Visit Denver said that this year, Denver Restaurant Week will focus on celebrating the local food scene while emphasizing advocacy for the industry by highlighting new data released by the Colorado Restaurant Association that indicates nearly half of Denver’s restaurants may need to consider closing within the next year due to lingering pandemic impacts.

Denver Restaurant Week shifted to a fall iteration in 2020 before moving back to the spring in 2021.

“Denver Restaurant Week is a longstanding celebration of our city’s fantastic dining scene and we’re thrilled that it’s coming back after a long, hard winter for our local restaurant industry,” said Sonia Riggs, president and CEO of Colorado Restaurant Association.

“Omicron caused so many of our favorite spots to close, even if just temporarily, and, with a lack of federal funding so far this year, restaurants need all the help they can get to survive until the start of patio season. Please take advantage of Denver Restaurant Week in whatever way you can – by dining out or taking out – and help do your part to keep this industry alive and well.”

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Credit: VISIT DENVER/Brent Andeck

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